abandoned rail line

People commonly think of ghosts and apparitions manifesting in human form. However, it seems there is also a global phenomenon of ghostly transportation. Ghostly horse riders, horse-drawn carriages, ships, road vehicles, aircraft and trains have been reported across the world.

  • The St. Louis Ghost Train, better known as the St. Louis Light, is visible at night along an old abandoned rail line in between Prince Albert and St. Louis, Saskatchewan. Two local students won an award for investigating and eventually duplicating the phenomenon, which they determined to be caused by the diffraction of distant vehicle lights.
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Named “Lebanon In The Fork”, it’s the site of the very first Presbyterian Church and burial grounds in all of Knox County, Tennessee.    The church was founded circa 1790, and this cemetery stretched around the church building.  Headstones there are dated as far back as the 1700′s.  

The last church building here was constructed in 1903, and it remained until it was destroyed by a fire on August 25, 1981.   The pavilion up the hill was built using the columns and bell from that 1903 church. 

To the side of the cemetery, a rock wall shored up the bed for the old, now abandoned rail line running past the church.    A newer set of tracks can be seen just beyond the old rails. 

The large marker at the foot of the hill commemorating the church was set in place by the Daughters Of The American Revolution in 1928.