This is a common folktale found all throughout the world. The hitch-hiking ghost story comes in may different forms. The young child trying to get home, the prom date who is trying to go home, the abandoned bride, etc. The origins behind it have been lost in time, but it is one of the most common ghost stories told today.
Growing older is manditory
Growing up is however, optional
�In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.� -Michael Jackson