Have you ever been driving along and been convinced you saw something that wasn’t there? After long hours on the road, our eyes can start to play tricks on us, and we can experience what we believe to be mild hallucinations. In reality, our brains are simply tiring and struggling to process the information they are being given.
Strangely, this same principal has been applied to ghost sightings. When we have a limited amount of information our brains will fill in the gaps, as our brains would rather they scare us than we miss something. This was a major part of our survival in times gone by, but now it has simply left us making faces out of things that aren’t there and voices out of random noises.
On the road, when we are tired, this can be dangerous. When our brains are tired, and when light is limited, we are more likely to fill in these gaps more often, making us see things that are not there. It is therefore extremely important that you take regular breaks. Tiredness doesn’t kill, but swerving to avoid an imaginary rabbit playing basketball with a pack of fantasy wolves might.
Of course, for those unused to such driving it is likely to happen more. One way around such worries, is to simply avoid such journeys. For deliveries, use professional couriers and for long car trips with the family, ensure you take it in turns with driving if you can.
Some people avoid using courier services as they are worry such services will be extremely expensive. However, in reality, couriers can actually be cheaper than delivering items yourself. There are now sites where you can source courier services that are already heading to your intended location and can therefore take your items at a much reduced price. In turn, you can feel safer and imagine that basketball playing bunny from the comfort of your own bed.