strange thread title i know... anyway, years and years ago i read a ghost story containing the above line - all standard stuff, nightime drive through North Wales, picks up a young hitchiker, weathers crap, hitchhikers tells him not to go onto his destination tonight - Bala - driver falls asleep at the wheel for a second or so, scares himself witless and lo! the hitchiker has disapeared. bloke has the collywobbles, stops at the next town (might have been Corwen..) and books himself into the hotel. the inevitable happens, he's chatting in the bar and mentions the hitchiker and the place goes quiet. turns out the hitchiker is the spitting image of a local boy who was killed in an RTA years ago - at which point someone walks in to say that the road to Bala has been closed by a massive landslide. dun dun deeeeerrrr... i've tried a search for the story (i'm adamant that that very line is used), but my googlefu is obviously a bit shit - does it ring any bells for anyone?