South Tunnel Train Tracks
I used to live in Tennessee before I joined the military. I had a ghostly experience in a remote cow pasture that was beside part of the South Tunnel train tracks between Portland and Gallatin. Being from Tennessee, you're probably somewhat familiar with South Tunnel's role in the Civil War and the legend of the Lady in White. I didn't see her, but I did have an unexplainable experience. It was 4 July 2003. I was camping and shooting fire works in a cow pasture with some friends. When we ran out of fireworks we sat around the camp fire making small talk. At approximately 3:00 a.m. we all heard the sound of a train coming down the South Tunnel track. It wasn't the rumble of a present day train, but rather the 'chugga' sound you might hear from an old coal burning train. Something like the trains you would see in old westerns. For a minute or two the sound got louder but we didn't see any signs of a train coming from either direction. After about 5 minutes the sound stopped abruptly and wasn't heard again for the rest of the night. I learned just today that during the Civil War the Confederate Army collapsed the old South Tunnel by running a train into a log barricade. This doesn't seem like just coincidence to me. What do you think?
I don't know, JB, but it sounds pretty creepy. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? (Comment away or e-mail me.)