Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ghost Train Or Clever Hoax?

This intriguing bit of YouTubery was found via naturalplane.blogspot (Phantoms and Monsters Blog). According to the background info, locals have heard the sounds of a phantom locomotive for years and while investigating a track abandoned for nearly a century, investigators unknowingly caught this on video:

5 comments:

Buck said...

It's an interesting clip but if it's a train it's one of those kiddie trains like at an amusement park. That light is at shoulder level and if it were an actual "train" it would be well above head height. I'm sure someone will propose the tracks "used to be" much lower than the ground now, but I doubt they're buried several feet down if the site is still identifiable.

Still, it's interesting. If it's a hoax it's a nice one and kudos. If it's not, certainly an interesting site to continue to watch.

OPD-1 said...

Plus, it appears to be nothing but the front lamp - there is nothing behind it....no engine, no cars, nothing..... Of course, it might be a fleeting glimpse into parallel universe of very thin people....

Cullan Hudson said...

Even at its slowest, it moves so fast. But it reminds me of an old Model T, not a train. I don't know what it is and YouTube posted video is never evidence but it does make me want to learn more.

dethmama said...

stop the film at 37 seconds... you will see two people to the right of the light. They look as if they could be pushing the "train". I'm calling shenanigans.

Ken said...

Unfortunately, you really can't make anything definitive out. It does look like the front running board toward the bottom, and resembles the roundness of the boiler in the middle, but I'm not sure.

As for what Buck said, I have two points: It would be entirely possible for tracks to change drastically in elevation over time and the "light" looked to be more of some type of refection off the bumper area. Of course, it would have to be a heck of a lot clearer of an image to distinguish the type of locomotive and see if it would coincide with the time frame of the tracks. not all locomotives were very large and the gauge of track comes into play...

Sorry. The train enthusiast in me comes out. LOL