Post by stormblast on Mar 30, 2008 22:37:30 GMT -5
The Tunnelton Train Tunnel - A ghost of a man has been reported their many times. He was decapitated during construction and still searches for his head. Rumor - The tunnel also has a graveyard on top of it its been rumored that while building the tunnel caskets fell through. Also, you can hear the screams of a ghost family that was killed when their horse and buggy crashed into the river down the hill.
This location is about an hour south of Bloomington, Indiana, between Bedford and No-mans-land. This train tunnel extends almost a complete mile, and as you can see, cuddy holes were built into the side so that while the crew was working on the tunnel and a train came along, they would scurry into these holes and hold on. The train forces all of the air out and creates a vacum as the train finally passes. It is said that there was one worker who was sucked onto the track and was beheaded here. There is also a story of a worker who was beat to death by some gang members, and left for dead on the tracks.
Post by IN Ghostdude on Mar 31, 2008 10:07:53 GMT -5
Tunnelton The Tunnelton Train Tunnel -Don’t let this happen to you. The Tunnel Hill Tunnel saw its first train on October 6th, 1856. Equipped with a flat car carrying young women in fine white dresses the inaugural passage did not go off as planned. The train broke down in the middle and the ladies walked out of the tunnel covered with soot. There has been told, by many people, that there is the apparition of a man that wanders the tunnel holding a lantern in one hand and his head in the other. There are different theories as to why the tunnel is haunted. Rocks would occasionally fall onto the tracks and derailments were a concern. Men would have to walk the tracks to clear the rocks and for their safety there were chambers cut in the wall of the tunnel so that men could duck into them if a train ran through. One man did not make it to a chamber and was struck and killed. During WW1, guards would start at each end and make their way towards each other. In one case, a guard reached the middle and found nobody to meet. A search revealed nothing and what happened to the other soldier has never been explained. A man named Henry Dixon was murdered and the culprit put his body in the tunnel so that it would never be found. It is said that everybody knew who had killed Henry but since there was no evidence, there was no trial. Let you be warned that the tunnel is still operational. Even though the traffic is less frequent the speed of the trains are much faster. As evident by the extent of graffiti in the tunnel there are many people that go in. It is a wonder that there are not more deaths. One person with a group of friends who encountered the tunnel ghost, lantern in one hand, wielding the head above him with the other, exclaimed “That looks like Henry Dixon, but I don’t remember him being that tall”.
Moobeat, a couple of other friends and I went to try and check this place out tonight, but were unsuccessful due to all of the flooded roads. We could get approx within 2 miles of it on either side of Tunnel Hill Rd, before being faced with completely flooded sections of road. So I spent four hours trying to navigate my way back home with my friend's GPS, but it would throw me into flooded road after flooded, until I finally made my way back up to Interstate 50 and eventually to I-65. I have never been so happy to see a gas station in my entire life, after navigating poorly maintained gravel roads forever.
Nevertheless the frustration I endured leaves me with no desire to go back soon. The only way it could've been worse is if the car broke down.
Yeah I wouldn't doubt it, my Check Engine light is on now so apparently I did some kind of damage to it. Probably due to all of those gravel roads, I forget how bad it can get out in the rural areas in no mans land between Louisville and Indy.
I visited the tunnel a few years back with some local area researchers,we caught numerous EVP's and 1 photo of the lantern man.The cemetery has long since been relocated to Salem Ind.to a cemetery on the west side of town.There is many tales about the haunting of the place.In the 70's a mans body was found there,he had been murdered and his spirit is also believed to haunt the place.
October 3, 2016: I wasn't expecting that my buddy and I would experience any paranormal activity as we drove 2 hours south in the middle of a sunny October day (@ the tunnel from 12-1:30pm), and then, as we ran into a Tunnelton, Indian, paranormal investigator when we were seeking directions to the tunnel, with him saying that he'd been in the tunnel several times and never experienced any paranormal activity. So I'd say we had our guard down.
2 things happened on our visit: 1. We heard someone walking behind us at the east entrance and when we both turned around, expecting to see someone, there was no one! We went back the 100' we'd just walked in and there was NO ONE!! As those of you know that have been there, you're in the wilderness, and it's not easy to hike out of sight in a short matter because of the steep slopes surrounding the train tracks. We'd started at the west (Tunnelton) entrance, walking with light off of my smartphone face all the way through and then took in the sites of the east entrance, WILDERNESS...and it seems highly impossible that someone ran down as we ventured back into the tunnel, and to then vanish when we came back?! Highly doubtful. Also to note, is that my buddy is 'special needs' and is often slow to comprehend or even respond, turning around with the sound of hearing someone behind us as he did, was that we obviously heard SOMEONE! I just smiled and thought, 'Wow...that's cool! We witnessed what we'd been reading about!!'
2. In posting pictures taken on Facebook of the tunnel entrances from the outside and inside, and showing the darkness that exists as you find yourself in the middle of the tunnel, unable to see either tunnel entrance, a friend commented that she could see a silhouette of a person. I thought that maybe I'd captured my buddy in the picture, but it wasn't that at all, but an image of a girl with shoulder length hair, and then in looking further, a vilianous man seemed to be behind her with attire on of the 1800's/1900's. And there seemed to be other faces hidden and uncovered by the light entering the west entrance from the picture taken at about 200'? in.
October 10, 2016: My buddy and I returned a week later and at the same time (12pm). It was another sunny day, and though we did not hear any one walking behind us, a picture had more images!! Again, while standing 200'? in from the west entrance, and taking a picture back to the entrance, showing white light come through the tunnel opening, there was a ghostly blue image that had a face in it, and then there was a baby, maybe Henry Dixon's baby that was born prematurely and died, due to Dixon's wife giving birth early with the news of her husband's death (1908)?
It's interesting to say the least, and I'm looking forward to returning with my buddy, or others in the months/year to come!!