Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Ghost Train
The Ghost Train in Saskatchewan is one of the most famous ghost stories in Canada. Saskatchewan is one of the warmer provinces of Canada. It receives more sunlight than any other province and its summer temperatures can be almost as high as the temperatures in the United States. This warmth doesn't stop St. Louis, Saskatchewan from being home to a famous ghost train, however. In 1929, a CNR engineer was checking the train tracks by St. Louis. He was taken by surprise and hit by a train. He was lost in the headlights of the train and his ghost is said to wander the tracks to this day.
A multitude of people have described seeing ghostly lights by this stretch of track for over 80 years. These lights are attributed to a phantom train that has been brought back by the dead engineer's ghost. Late at night, travellers and explorers who stand by the track can see lights coming down the tracks and then vanishing into the mist. These lights have been described by skeptics and believers and have even been caught on film. Nonbelievers look for some earthly cause to explain the lights, but many say this will never be found. The ghost train comes in the night and for many the only explanation imaginable is that this stretch of track is haunted.