Spirit travelers who are ghosts of humans and sometimes animals and who haunt particular roadways or modes of transportation. There have been reports of Phantom Travelers on roads, boats, planes, trains, and stations associated with all modes of transportation. Some Phantom Travelers even appear as hitchhikers on lonely back roads. Phantom travelers haunt specific locations and types of transportation due to a tragedy associated with those routes or vehicles. There have been reports of these travelers dating back to the 1600s in Europe and Russia, and they are still believed to exist today. All the reports about Phantom Travelers have one thing in common – the spirits appear from nowhere and can just as suddenly disappear.
Sam: There's a long history of spirits and death omens on planes and ships, like phantom travelers.
Sam: Or remember flight 401?
Dean: Right. The one that crashed, the airline salvaged some of its parts, put it in other planes, then the spirit of the pilot and copilot haunted those flights.