There are persistent stories of a “phantom car” that drives erratically (and sometimes crashes) along the deserted highway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. No one seems to ever be more specific than that, but as a local, my best guess would be the stretch of I-4 that runs through Tiger Bay State Forest, northeast of Deland. (It’s the only major road that connects Orlando and Daytona Beach, and the only stretch of it that can be considered “remote.”)
Witnesses swear they see the car crash into the underbrush, and some even call the police to report it, though often there is never a wreck to be found.
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N of Deland, FL
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- 29.08617668762039, -81.1666488647461
- Volusia County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Samsula-Spruce Creek, FL (6.8 mi.)
Lake Helen, FL (8.3 mi.)
North DeLand, FL (8.3 mi.)
DeLand, FL (9.2 mi.)
De Land Southwest, FL (10.3 mi.)
Port Orange, FL (10.9 mi.)
West DeLand, FL (11.2 mi.)
South Daytona, FL (11.2 mi.)
De Leon Springs, FL (11.4 mi.)
Daytona Beach, FL (12.2 mi.)
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