Can a car like Stephen King’s Christine really exist? How would you feel if you bought a vehicle that you loved and found out it was actually a murderer?
One legend has it that a 1964 Dodge 330 Limited Edition, labeled the “Golden Eagle,” is the most evil car in America.
The Legend of the Golden Eagle
This spooky story begin when the vehicle was originally purchased to be used by local police in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. After three different officers who drove the Dodge mysteriously died in creepy murder-suicides, the police ditched the haunted vehicle.
However, instead of destroying the car from hell, they sold it to an elderly gentleman.
Over time, this “demon-possessed” piece of tin became the everyday transportation for its current owner, Wendy Allen, and her family. Wendy describes the car’s strange behavior, such as flinging open the doors while in route, but maintains that it has never harmed anyone in her family. She does claim that it’s responsible for the deaths of 14 people, although the number is reportedly higher according to locals.
Neighborhood rumor has it that in the 80’s and 90’s a variety of church groups tried to destroy the “demon on wheels.” However, the leaders who attempted this were all decapitated in gruesome car crashes involving 18-wheelers. All 32 other participants were also killed, either by lightning or various other strange circumstances.
The most recent story about the infamous vehicle occurred in 2008 when a child was dared to touch the “Golden Eagle.” A few weeks after he succumbed to the dare, he murdered his entire family including their dog and burned their home to the ground.
The church group previously mentioned labeled the car’s owner Wendy Allen as “The Sea Witch of Old Orchard Beach,” and they eventually stole her car and chopped it into pieces.
“It’s just a car that’s been passed down in my family for years,” Wendy says. “And people are reading too much into the things that have happened to people around the car, because: look at me, my family, my friends, we are fine, aren’t we? If the car was hell bent on killing everyone, well, why isn’t everyone dead?”
What are your thoughts? Is the car possessed, or are the unfortunate events simply a series of coincidences?
Here’s what we do know: If you stop by our new and used dealership, we’ll guarantee you a car that isn’t demon possessed. HAPPY HALLOWEEN from all of us at Platte City-Airport Chrysler!