Quiz - Past Simple vs Past Continuous

Question 1 of 2

A few days ago a strange thing [happened, happen, was happening] to us. We [were driving, drove, drived] home after visiting our parents. The road [was, was being, beed] clear.
Suddenly, a young girl [stepped, was stepping, step] out in front of the car. She [was wearing, wore, weared] a raincoat and carrying a bag. We [didn't manage to, were not managing, didn't managed to] stop the car in time. We [got, get, were getting] out of the car but, to our surprise, there [was, were, was being] nobody there. All of us [could, can, canned] feel a strange presence but nobody [was, is, were] there. I think we [saw, seen, were seeing] a ghost. It [was standing, stood, stand] there looking at us.