A CITY cab driver has spoken of a spooky journey after he picked up a ghost passenger.
Arju Miah, who works for Cosgrove-based Fab Cabs says the supernatural experience has left him baffled especially as the female spook paid him in crisp 20 notes.
He said: "I can't understand what happened. One minute she was there, the next she was gone. But the door never opened and I know she didn't get out.
"She literally just vanished."
The 52-year-old father-of-10 said he picked up his unusual fare as he waited outside The Sanctuary nightclub in Denbigh on New Year's Eve.
It was about 3.45am and the girl told him she wanted a lift to Great Barford near Bedford.
Due to the length of the journey, Arju said he asked for the money up front and called into a petrol station for more fuel.
"She was a nice girl. She had pink hair and was wearing a short black skirt and a white shirt. She was friendly and spoke to me quite a lot.
"She told me she had gone to the club with friends in a limousine, but had decided to go home alone because she was tired and her friends wanted to carry on partying."
Arju says he had just got to the outskirts of Bedford when he noticed the girl didn't appear to be sitting on the seat behind him.
He said he turned around, thinking perhaps she had fallen asleep and fallen into the footwell.
But amazingly she had just disappeared.
"I don't know who she was. She was nothing but a ghost. I can think of no other explanation.
"Now I think back her hand was very cold when she gave me the money. She told me it was because she had been waiting in the cold, but she hadn't been waiting that long.
"Other people in cabs saw her get in as well. There's just no explanation."
But after the ordeal Arju said he sought the opinion of his priest who gave him some unusual advice, telling him the incident was quite normal.