Note: This unlikely yarn was originally created by Joseph Citro and Stephen Bissette as a bit of a joke and parody of all the “off the cuff” supposed Vermont “ghost stories” that were cropping up everywhere a few years ago. Although this sounds totally ludicrous (which is why we include it here – we love this stuff!) there are still some bogus stories out there that are total crap, such as the “haunted 3 fountains at a park in Newport, VT”, where there is not and never has been such a fountain. Enjoy, courtesy of Joe and Steve!
Between nearby Shoreham and Cornwall, VT, a certain angry bovine has haunted a patch of Rt. 74 since the mid-1950s. This ghostly cow is not to be easily dismissed as “udder” nonsense by non-believers. It is often said that animals have spirits and walk the earth even after death, as real as human ghosts.
As the story goes, a prized Holstein owned by the Farrington Family, broke through the fence and wandered out onto the pavement, where she was struck by a local bread delivery truck. Loaves of bread scattered across the road, and the poor cow was no more, or so the Farrington’s thought.
Although the farm is no longer operating, a mysterious, lonely cow is occasionally spotted near the same spot where old Farrington lost his wandering bovine. Numerous people driving by the area have seen the white splotches and glowing red eyes of the “Midnight Cow” peering at them in the dark. Some even believe that they have collided with the ghost cow, without any damage whatsoever to their vehicle.
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