Riderless ATV Looks Like It's Ridden by a Ghost + Video

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
ATV takes off on owners and makes a mess in Iowa

While Google is trying to make driverless cars a reality, we’re not sure the world is ready for a riderless ATV.

In the small town of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, a video has emerged of an ATV taking off without anybody onboard. Once underway, the ATV smashes against the wall of a building and start doing some expert-level donuts in the parking lot. It eventually straightened up and made a beeline towards a stack of milk crates, sending them flying in all directions before trying to ride up the wall of the building and flipping over.

Even with the machine on its side, the wheels are still spinning, causing sparks and sending more milk crates flying before somebody can shut it down.

While logic would dictate that the throttle somehow got jammed, we like to imagine it was a troublesome ghost like Peeves from Harry Potter behind the bars.

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Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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