Sunday, August 29, 2010

'Ghost Train' Hunter Killed by Train in North Carolina


August 28, 2010 on CNN
The facts: On August 27, 1891, a passenger train jumped the tracks on a tall bridge near Statesville, North Carolina, sending seven rail cars below and about 30 people to their deaths.

The legend: On the wreck's anniversary, the sounds of screeching wheels, screaming passengers and a horrific crash might still be heard. You might also see a uniformed man with a gold watch.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, on the 119th anniversary of the Bostian Bridge train tragedy and at about the same time, between 10 and 12 ghost hunters were on that approximately 300-foot long span.

They were hoping to hear the sounds of the crash, and perhaps see something.

Instead, a real Norfolk-Southern train -- three engines and one car -- turned the corner as it headed east to Statesville, about 35 miles north of Charlotte, authorities said.
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(Thanks James)

7 comments:

  1. Predrag StojadinovicAugust 29, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    This is a Darwin Award for sure!

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  2. Should've stayed at home, 'oohhh'ing and 'ahhh'ing over pixelated videos.

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  3. Sorry the guy's dead, but you should know to stay off railway lines before you are 10, let alone an adult.

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  4. Oh great, now there are gonna be two ghost legends.

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  5. Believe in ghosts? What's the harm...

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  6. Note the ghost drawings in the CAPS sign.

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  7. Maybe it's just me or there's something I'm missing, but that video makes him sound suicidal.  How do you have enough time to kiss your girlfriend, tell her I love you and then push her off?  He could have taken the couple of extra seconds, pushed her off and then tried jumping himself.

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