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Boo! A Headless Ghost

12 Oct

An Okefenokee area ghost tradition, this one dating to the 1930s, owes its existence to the railroad. A man fishing along the tracks at Henson Creek, near Manor, fell asleep one night with the rails as his pillow. A train appeared, sounding its whistle frantically, but there was no response. Steel wheels kept on rolling, and the fisher person was high landered.

Now for a twist. The legend is that the body can be seen walking the rails at night swinging a phantom lantern in search of its head. Kevin Dial claims that his grandfather went in search of the “shade” one night. Sure enough, it approached, solid white and six feet tall, walking directly toward Gramps, who fired a futile shot before fleeing.

 
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Posted by on 10/12/2017 in 31 Days of Spook

 

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6 responses to “Boo! A Headless Ghost

  1. Amy

    10/12/2017 at 12:37 pm

    Yep, that swamp will get you every time! You keep convincing me to stay away.

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2017 at 4:44 pm

      Amen to that my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. CarolMaeWY

    10/12/2017 at 1:19 pm

    Ouch! It must have hurt! 🍂🍁

     
    • Piglove

      10/12/2017 at 4:44 pm

      Just a tad… at first. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. speedyrabbit

    10/13/2017 at 12:36 am

    Ouch that smarts…..what a gruesome way to go!xx Speedy

     
    • Piglove

      10/13/2017 at 9:48 am

      And just think they’ll be looking for their head in the afterlife…. XOXO – Bacon

       

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