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article imageMan killed while hunting for ghosts

By Kassandra Garcia     Aug 29, 2010 in Health
People gather every year at the Bostian Trustle Bridge in North Carolina to catch a glimpse of a ghost train. This year a man was killed by a real one.
On August 27, 1891, around 30 people died when a passenger train wrecked. Still to this day, people travel to the trestle bridge in Iredell County to see the legendary ghost train and hear the screams of the ones who lost their lives that day. Since 1892 there have been reports of paranormal activity each year on the anniversary of the wreck. Christopher Kaiser, a 29 year old amateur ghost hunter, and 11 others were attempting to see the event when a Norfolk Southern locomotive approached the trestle they were standing on.
The train rounded a turn just before the bridge, the 12 people did not hear it coming. Kaiser is said to have pushed a woman from the path of the train before being hit. The Charlotte Observer reported that the locomotives engineer was not required to sound the horn on the train because there were no railroad crossings near the trestle. It is speculated that it is the reason the ghost hunters didn't hear the train approaching.
Charges will likely not be filing against any of the other bystanders. They were trespassing on railroad property by being on the trestle, however and signs are posted to stay off the bridge.
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