High Beams

High Beams is a scary story about a young woman who goes out for drinks with her friends one night and decides to drive home on her own. A version of this story appeared in the book, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”.

High Beams

As the woman drove down a deserted highway, she noticed a lone pair of headlights quickly approaching her car from behind. When the car came closer she noticed that it was going to overtake her.

The car drew up beside her, but then the driver suddenly swerved back behind her car. She started getting nervous and kept an eye on the strange car in her rear view mirror.

He pulled up dangerously close to her rear bumper and began flashing his high beams at her. The headlights dimmed for a moment, but then the high beams flashed again and the car behind her surged forward. The car followed her, very closely, and on tight curves, or over hills, he would flash his high beams on and off.

The frightened woman struggled to keep her eyes on the road and fought the urge to keep looking at the car behind her. Finally, she approached her exit but the car continued to follow, flashing the high beams again and again.

The terrified woman took out her mobile phone and dialled 911. When the operator answered, the woman screamed into the phone “A car is following me! He keeps tailgating, and blinking his lights at me!”

The woman gave her address, and in a few minutes she saw the red and blue lights of a police car in the distance. She breathed a sigh of relief as she pulled into her driveway, but suddenly the strange car pulled into the driveway behind her and began blinking its lights on and off like a maniac.

The police car screeched to a halt on the woman’s front lawn, and two police officers jumped out with their guns drawn. They pulled the man out of the strange car and forced him to lie face down on the lawn. Then they handcuffed him as he screamed, “There’s someone in her car! There’s someone in her car!”

The two policemen suddenly pointed their guns in the woman’s direction and fired. The woman screamed, but when she turned around, she saw the bloody corpse of a murderer fall out of her back seat. There was a large butcher knife still clasped in his cold, dead hand. The police searched her back seat and found duct tape, a blindfold, and a pair of handcuffs lying there.

The woman realized that the man in the strange car had been trying to save her. When the police released him, he explained that, as he pulled up behind her car and his headlights lit up her back seat, he had seen a man with a butcher knife rising up behind her. Just as the madman was about to stab her, he flashed his high beams and the figure crouched back down.

“I flashed my high beams every time I saw him raise the knife!” he said.


  1. cainiskevin says

    why is the car doing this and she is not looking straight at the road? she might crash. / why would she not look at the road? she was supposed to and actually i heard she was looking at her phone and saw the person.

  2. unicornbaby28 says

    How lucky was she she could have died if it weren’t for that man behind her really good story I will definitely share this with my friends

  3. sharrron says

    Aww if only every person murdered by a psycho hidden in the back of their car was so lucky.

  4. DinoGurlGoneWrong says

    That is a great story I can’t believe how scary some of these stories are! I’m always gonna travel with my friends now O_O THEY HAVE TO SIT AT THE BACK.

  5. Allie Amadelphous says

    Read this in a book when I was younger. It was one of my favorites! :D

  6. I call myself demented says

    I read another story on here that is almost the same. Except that the guy following her didnt flash his highbeams.

  7. disturbed...o.O says

    i’ve heard the story before but this version was alot longer and way more detailed :D

  8. Britt-Bratt says

    Wow… I am So suprised.. That’s just creepy.. Thank Goodness that guy in the other car was Helping/saving her otherwise She’d Be dead.

  9. AngelDemon21 says

    I Like this story.. At first i thought That when she called the police.. The Car was still behind her in the driveway but when the cops came the car and man would disappear.. You know? Cause she’s Probably Drunk i thought.. Wow.. I was so wrong.. Lol.. :)

  10. DawnOfTheDead says

    omg the dude was soooooooo nice to help her not get killed TOO BAD PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD AREN’T THAT KIND!

  11. jettomatic says

    aww im glad the guy tried to save the woman! if it wasnt for him, she would have died! kind man:)

  12. TylersWife says

    Awhh! I would be scared, but I would hug the guy after I found out he was protecting me :)

  13. mickey says

    that is soooooooooooooo creepy i will never drive again by myself UGGHHH WHY DID I READ THIS?! ):

  14. Kiana says

    I read this in a scary story book a while ago, good story! There are a lot of different ways to tell it. Go the urban legends section and there it is. The moral is the same though… always check the back seat!

  15. pinkKaygana says

    the man in the other car was a very nice dude :) poor lady. if it wasnt for the nice dude, she would have been dead in 2 seconds— like, POOF, and she’s gone.

  16. crazy_person_132 says

    such a good story but no scare and ppl get on here to be scared out of their minds! not for some haha teehee funny story i give this a 1 out of 10

  17. laurapolet says

    WOW tht was so freakin scary thts y everytime i get in my car i check the backseat jus to make sure some maniac is back there trying or waiting to kill me and i always play chicken with cars in the road lol O.O

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