Wednesday, 7 March 2012

THE GHOST TRAIN OF NORTH CAROLINA


Some say a train wreck that occurred 118 years ago in Iredell County continues repeats itself as a ghost train.

However, the railway may have another ghost - that of a ghost hunter looking for the ghost train.
 From a news report dated Aug 28, 2010.

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a man who was waiting with several friends for a "ghost train" from a North Carolina legend was killed when a real train came down the tracks.
Iredell County Sheriff Phil Redmond says 29-year-old Christopher Kaiser of Charlotte was killed about 2:45 a.m. Friday as he waited with friends at a railroad trestle. Redmond says witnesses said about 12 people were on the trestle hoping to see a ghost train when the real train rounded a bend.
Everyone but Kaiser was able to clear the tracks at the end of the trestle. The train struck Kaiser, who was thrown into a ravine.
The legend developed from a train wreck on Aug. 27, 1891, that killed about two dozen people and injured many others. Folklore Web sites claim the accident can be heard on each anniversary.

                                      

  Below is a video from WRAL News covering the ghost train legend.



Source: WRAL.com
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