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phantom
June 9th, 2008, 04:07 PM
I was cleaning out my hard drive and I found this picture I took back in 2003 or so. Take a good look at the photo. Its not touched up or digitally altered in any way. Look between the locomotives on the back porch of the lead unit. You can make out 2 figures on the back porch. At first I thought this to be a trick of a shadow or something. When you zoom in on the photo the heads of the images look like the CSX letters on the back of the locomotive. But when you take a closer look youíll see that if the bodies of the figures where shadows then they could not be behind the hand railings. Shadows donít selectively pick surfaces to show up on. The figures are standing on the deck behind the hand rails as you can see the hand rails pass in front of them. The light source in this case is the sun and it is directly behind me when I took the photo. If you look at the grass, you will see it casts no shadows on the ground, and there are no other shadows around. Ghost real or not, youíll have to decide that for your self.

Any one else have any spooky photos ? Iíd like to see whatís out there.

BoxcabE50
June 9th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Hmmm. I could not get my photo editing software to help take a closer look.

I don't have any spooky photos. But during exploring of old RR places, buildings and more, I've sometimes felt as though I was not alone...

Boxcab E50

SteveM76
June 9th, 2008, 07:13 PM
I have spooky photos, but not with trains. Waverly Hills Sanatarium is one of the top 10 haunted spots in the world and it is right by my house!!! I have had some strange experiences while on trains though. If you believe in paranormal activity it is said that granite traps it and that is one reason why so many reports have been made on or around tracks.

NSFan14
June 10th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Waverly hills is AMAZING! I watched episodes of Ghost Hunters when they was there and wow. I personally dont have the guts to go in there! But id like to go to ETown to a cemetary they calls "Hells cemetary" or something like that.

NSFan14
June 10th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Also Pope Lick Trestle has a long "Ghostly" story about it. Pope Lick Trestle is located at Fisherville,KY

MRL
June 10th, 2008, 02:13 AM
Also Pope Lick Trestle has a long "Ghostly" story about it. Pope Lick Trestle is located at Fisherville,KY

Got some more on it Alex this is a neat topic!

Charlie
June 10th, 2008, 03:04 AM
looking at it for the first time, I didnt think it looked ghostly at all, more like a "doctored"
image. Upon looking at it closer it becomes quite evident to me that what appears to be
two torsos standing side by side is actually a shadow cast by the dynamic brake housing
of the trailing loco upon the rear of the lead loco. It is a very strong light coming in from
an oblique angle and almost directly overhead and behind the train. The yellow coloring of the left(as you look at it)"figure" is the actual yellow paint color on the lead loco.
What appears to be "heads" can be a number board or M.U.receptacles or headlight or back-up lights or some sort of hatch that has been covered over. The photo is not in complete focus and would appear that a lower speed film was used, causing the whiteness on the light colored paint. I am not really a photographer, but I do take photos
occasionally. I just dont believe in railfan "ghosts" joy-riding on freight trains. I also dont
know of any railroaders,dead or alive, who would want their ectoplasm to be "on the property" after their demise. I do know of a former BNSF yardmaster who had his ashes
scattered in front of the yard office where he spent most of his career. There have been
no sightings of his ghost however!

CT

SimRacin14
June 10th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Got some more on it Alex this is a neat topic!

Pope Lick Monster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Lick_Monster)

Tim Loutzenhiser
June 10th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Follow this link - hope it works...
Railroadfan.com :: View topic - Ghost on a train???? (http://railroadfan.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7172&highlight=ghost)

RRfan
June 10th, 2008, 07:37 PM
i saw a foggy figure in an empty box car once strooling by the train was going too fast to shoot a shot and there was a 5 sec chance to get a shot but i just stood there like what ??? it looked like a hobo and no one else was with me and camcorder can out of batteries and i just had the still and i shut it off after the locos it looked like a humans ghost it was probably just a risidual haunting of some swart because it was in a older southern box car that was like 1960s or 70s

hey i like GH too

brakie
June 10th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Since I am a paranormal investigator I can assure you what you are looking at is the shadow of the DBs..Good catch Charlie..

The paranormal group I am a member of plans on making a trip to Waverly hills..


I am told of a ghostly Lincoln funeral train that "floats" through Bucyrus every April on the old PRR's Ft.Wayne Line..I busted that myth..You see that train went from Cleveland to Columbus and the Ft.Wanye Line runs from Crestline to Chicago!! Still some hardy souls swear they have seen this "ghost".

NSFan14
June 10th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Since I am a paranormal investigator I can assure you what you are looking at is the shadow of the DBs..Good catch Charlie..

The paranormal group I am a member of plans on making a trip to Waverly hills..


I am told of a ghostly Lincoln funeral train that "floats" through Bucyrus every April on the old PRR's Ft.Wayne Line..I busted that myth..You see that train went from Cleveland to Columbus and the Ft.Wanye Line runs from Crestline to Chicago!! Still some hardy souls swear they have seen this "ghost".
Good luck to you and your group on going to Waverly hills. Id go if I was with a group that knows what they are doing(I wish I could go with T.A.P.S.).

Maybe this isnt the place to talk "Non topic" but ill go ahead and tell ya a story of a house I use to live in.

I lived in a house that was pretty haunted in my book. There was a few death at this house(I wont go into details cause its sad) but I rember seeing a boy walking down the hallway and I was screaming. If you had to go threw seeing something like that I think you would belive in paranormal stuff.

Kurt Moose
June 11th, 2008, 08:09 AM
I tell ya', the worst,(and yet the best), place to go railroad ghost hunting is up in Wellington, WA.!! That's where the avalanche at the turn of the century wiped out a couple GN passenger trains in the middle of the night and like, over a hundred people perished. When your up there all by yourself, and the wind picks up all of a sudden, you KNOW your not alone!!:omg: