Traveling at night, the Andersen’s find that they are lost. The visit with the Palmers was fine enough, but Jim grumbles about the matter of being lost. If only Jim can find that shortcut he was looking for. Through the dark, cold, rainy night, nerves jangle a little when Jim discovers he had driven in a circle, and is where he started 2 hours ago. What next… an empty gas tank?
Earlier tales of ghost stories begin to grow fear, first in the girls. Is there anything to spooky apparitions? Can Jim find a friendly farmer to wake up to help them? Should Jim admit to the family that they are stranded next to a cemetery? Just think of it as a monument instead of a tombstone.
Spooky sounds soon unnerve the ever patient Margret, and… where’s Bud… is he missing? Have the Andersen’s found a haunted house to take shelter in? Would they be better off to have stayed cozy and dry in the car? Owls, creaking sounds, wolf howls, cats screeching, and a chair that disappeared? Is there rational explanations to the spooky sounds that seem to multiply? How will this crazy night end? Will Kathy live to finish the 4th grade?