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Ghost Train Hunter Killed When Real Train Arrives

by | 28th, August 2010

GHOST train hunter Christopher Kaiser, 29, of Charlotte, was stood on the 300-ft long span of the Bostian Bridge, North Carolina, waiting for the phantom locomotive to arrive. He would soon be killed by a real train.

Kaiser and other hunters were on the bridge to mark the 119th anniversary of the August 27, 1891 tragedy when a passenger train jumped the tracks. The seven carriages plunged down. About 30 people died.

They say that every year you can see the ghost train coming. You can hear the scream of the breaks. You can see the ghosts.

What you might miss, though, is the Norfolk-Southern train – three engines and one car – reach the bridge. It is travelling at 30-40mph. You might not run away in time.

If you are unlucky, like Mr Kaiser – who witnesses say pushed a woman to safety – you don’t make it.

And thus a legend is made deeper…

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Posted: 28th, August 2010 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink