Texas Ghost Tracks
Do Spirits Haunt the Railroad Tracks in Texas?
||Texas Ghost Tracks - The Texas Ghost Tracks is a legend about children ghosts that push cars off the tracks to keep them safe from oncoming trains.
In Texas, Ben, Chi-Lan and Larry from Syfy's Fact or Faked get to the bottom of a legend wherein
the ghosts of children safeguard passing cars from being hit by a train.
According to the legend, these children, killed themselves by a freight
train, push cars up a hill and over train tracks to safety, leaving
their fingerprints on the trunk of the car.
One man, Capone de
Leon, has a video that the team decides to test for veracity. Using his
car, they clean the trunk of the car, put it in neutral, take the keys
out - and begin rolling uphill! As they reach the crest of the hill, a
Larry hits the brake in time, but they are
forced to recommence the experiment. Once again, they begin moving, and
clear the train tracks. When dusting for fingerprints, however, they
find no marks on the trunk of his car.
They test the legend
further by seeing if the same effect will be achieved with a school bus,
and once again, the vehicle rolls, in neutral, uphill and over the
tracks. After running tests to see if a magnetic field might be pulling
the vehicles along and finding nothing anomalous, they conduct a
geographical survey of the area, and make a surprising discovery.
appearance of the tracks being uphill is an optical illusion - cars
are, in fact, rolling downhill. With that scientific discovery, the team
closes the case as an entirely natural phenomenon.
The Texas Ghost Track Legend
The Texas Ghost Tracks are considered to be local legend back in the
1930s or 1940s of a school bus full of children that was making its way down
the road and toward the intersection when it stalled on the railroad
A speeding train smashed into the bus, killing 10 of the
children and the bus driver.
Since that dreadful accident many years
ago, any car stopped near the railroad tracks will be pushed by unseen
hands across the tracks to safety.
It is the spirits of the children,
they say, who
push the cars across the tracks to prevent a tragedy and
fate like their own.
The San Antonia Ghost Tracks
The Ghost Tracks on the South Side of San Antonio, located at Shane and
The Legend states that some kids died in a bus accident and are now said to push
your car up and over the train tracks there if you shut it off, put it
in neutral and take your foot off the brake.
They say that if you put
baby powder on the back on your car the kids hand-prints will appear.
Legend or are the spirits of these school children remaining behind to
help those in need who are stuck on the tracks in Texas?
Apparitions of children killed in a school bus that crashed with a train in San Antonio Texas...
an accident like this has never happened in this location but it did
happen in another location but the story began anyways.
The location of the tracks are considered to be an optical illusion. Basically what looks like uphill is not. It is actually downhill and this is why cars will roll off the tracks.
some people visiting the tracks have claimed to hear voices and
laughter of children in the area when there are none. It is said that
San Antonio is one of the most haunted locations in America.