Monday, August 30, 2010

Orbs Unmentioned

True horror!
On Aug. 27, 1891 a passenger train derailed off the trestle near Statesville, NC and sent 30 people to their deaths. Legend has it that every year on the crash's anniversary, the sounds of screaming passengers could be heard on the bridge.
Laugh, unbelievers, laugh:
Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher Kaiser and a dozen other amateur ghost hunters were on the [trestle] early Friday morning hoping to have ghostly sightings of a train that derailed at the site 119 years ago. Instead a real train with three engines and one car turned the corner towards them.

Everyone except Kaiser were able to run away unscathed, reports the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri. Before being hit and falling 30 metres off the trestle and into the ravine below, Kaiser pushed a woman away from the train.
Good for Christopher Kaiser, noble in sacrifice to humanity and tradition.

10 comments:

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Everyone except Kaiser were able to run away unscathed...Kaiser pushed a woman away from the train. She was airlifted to hospital but her condition is unknown.

JOURNAMALISM!!!

Brando said...

The silver lining: he's probably seeing plenty of ghosts now.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Unless he went straight to zombie.

Eww. A zombie who believes in ghosts.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Next year, the amateur ghost hunters will return to the spot to try to see his ectoplasmic form.

Another Kiwi said...

There will be seniority issues about WHO GOT RUN OVER FIRST???

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Because they cited my local newspaper, I was afraid these fucktards were from the same city I am. I don't think they are, but that doesn't really explain why the Tribune was used as a source...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Orbs are REAL!
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Smut Clyde said...

You may think "Darwin Award material". I could not possible comment.

Substance McGravitas said...

HA.

NutellaonToast said...

That night, for the first time, screams were actually recorded on that bridge...

Too soon?