Post if you've seen the "ghost light"....

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Local

Barbourville, KY

#1 Sep 20, 2008
Post your "light" experience and/or what you've heard the "real" story is behind the mystery of the Chapel Hill Ghost Light.(I know of about 4 different versions myself)
kyle

Chapel Hill, TN

#2 Mar 10, 2009
The story i have heard is about a man in the early 1900's who was gambling at some friends house. He won alot of money and on his way home was jumped and robbed of his money. They set his body on the railroad tracks. That is just one story i have heard.
Richard Fox

Evansville, IN

#3 Oct 20, 2009
Some of my family is from Chapel Hilland many storys have been told..I lived about 30 mins from there in Pulaski..One night myself and three friends visited there.This was when I was about 16.We did see the lights and we knew then about the story of the conductor who had got ran over by the train.It has been said you can see the lights from a distance how we seen them close up.If you p/o the ghost it will chase you like it did us. There is also a strange clicking sound coming from the tracks just before it appears.I am 58 years old now and I still believe there is something there. But for people to say its something new would be wrong unless new was 40 plus years ago..You must see it to believe it...rickfox47711@yahoo.com..
scopper

Parrottsville, TN

#4 Oct 23, 2009
A man named Skip Adjent was killed many years ago by the train. The light is allegedly his ghost. Another
version is that of a railroad worker killed while
carrying a lantern. There are other variations of
these stories. The Adjent account is actually true. If you wish to see it, the best place is
on Feed Mill Road.(I was told). The best viewing
spot is Depot St. but it's heavily watched and patrolled. It can be seen as far north as Flat
Creek Rd in Willimason county. I have seen it as
far south as the Ball cemetery near the hi 99
bridge. It never appears the same way twice.
Mike

United States

#5 Nov 30, 2009
Me and my friends went looking for it on halloween this year and came up empty.I returned last night with my mother who had seen it when she was a child.It turns out me and my friends went to the wrong spot because no sooner than me and my mother stepped out to the tracks on Feed Mill Rd it was there swaying left to right over the tracks getting closer and closer.Needless to say this is very real and I felt a chill go thru me as we stood for about 45 to 60 seconds and hauled ass out of there.
michael

Columbia, TN

#6 Dec 2, 2009
what will chaple hill do about it
TRUE

Jackson, MS

#7 Dec 16, 2009
michael wrote:
what will chaple hill do about it
??????????About what??????????
My Favorite

Plymouth, MN

#8 Dec 18, 2009
My favorite thing about the ghost light in high school was seeing a BMW pull into the Shell filled with hoity toity Franklin/Brentwood kids asking about the ghost light. Then telling them where it was and telling the Chapel Hill police there were kids going out there. And I only did this because everytime they would make snide-ass remarks about Chapel Hill and talk to me like I was slow. Serves those little rich bast***s right
Unbelievable

United States

#9 May 21, 2010
I live at the very end of Feedmill Rd and the tracks are directly behind my house within a stone's throw...I did not know of the "ghost light" when we moved in to our new house 3 years ago. We have witnessed a man carrying a lantern walking down the rr tracks. My mother in law was the first to see it. When she called to me to tell me, I thought my husband told her what we had heard, but he hadn't and there it was...a man with a full silhouette making his way down the tracks with a bright blue lantern. Sounds like Im crazy but I am definitely not :) One other night I witnessed a giant green fire ball fall from the sky behind the tree line. Crazy stuff can happen here but only those 2 things in my 3 years of living with the ghost light :)
kasey

Spring Hill, TN

#10 Sep 18, 2010
we went to feedmill last night and didnt see it. it was only the electrical box. where can we go to see it?
yikes

Spring Hill, TN

#11 Sep 18, 2010
i saw a civil war soldier at Henry Horton park hotel in chapel hill
Mike

Mount Pleasant, TN

#12 Nov 2, 2010
We went to West Depot St, Winn's Crossing Road, and Crutcher Road last night - no light. Brought a still photo camera and a video camera ... he must be camera shy.

I hear it could be the moon reflecting off a phosphorous release from the tracks. The moon was not out last night. As in literally seeing a man holding a lantern? A person that lives in Chapel Hill told me that a local guy will do that to mess with people.
scopper

Parrottsville, TN

#13 Feb 17, 2011
Yikes - you saw a Civil War soldier? The Horton mansion stood where the restaurant and motel now stand; but that is the first account I've heard of anyone seeing a ghost there.
Has anyone visited the haunted spring at the park? Strange things are said to happen there. I couldn't get a decent picture of it for a long time.
Ray

Nashville, TN

#14 Jun 23, 2011
I saw the Chapel Hill light in 1966 and promptly got arrested by the local constable. Apparently, they took a dim view of Nashvillians coming down to Chapel Hill and trespassing on the railroad right-of-way.

Since: Mar 13

Pine Knot, KY

#15 Mar 28, 2013
michael wrote:
what will chaple hill do about it
there's nothing you can do about the ghost light

Since: Mar 13

Pine Knot, KY

#16 Mar 28, 2013
The legend is that long ago an aging signal man along the tracks was killed during a dark and rainy night. He had carried a bright lantern which could be seen for miles up the tracks. As he walked the tracks, he accidently tripped. His head hit the rail, and he was knocked uncouncious. He lay on the track for a few minutes, until along came a train. Unable to stop in time, the train ran over the man, decapitating him.

When they found his body, they say, it was still mostly intact. Except for one part, that is: his head. It was never found. To this day, according to legend, he still walks the tracks, carrying his lantern, as he searches for his lost head. look it up ive been told this exact story

http://johnnorrisbrown.com/paranormal-tn/chap...
Condog10000000

Brentwood, TN

#17 Jan 4, 2014
Just last night, January 3rd 2013, my friends and i drove from franklin to see the chapel hill light. we took a left off maple, a right on central ave, a right on feedmill which turns into Winns Crossing road. when we crossed the rail road the first time we saw two lights, one was an electricity box right next to the railroad, the other one was the ghost light which was a bright light all the way down the rail road. We parked our car and got out and walked along the railroad. The first thing i noticed is it became a lot colder and it was already sixteen degrees outside. As we approached the light it stayed in the same place but it got more hectic. It almost looked like it was swaying. That is when we were freaked out and we ran back to the car. I wasnt really big on believing in ghost, but i believe in them now. That light in Chapel Hill is truly unexplainable.
FranklinTN

Spring Hill, TN

#18 Mar 25, 2014
Condog10000000 wrote:
Just last night, January 3rd 2013, my friends and i drove from franklin to see the chapel hill light. we took a left off maple, a right on central ave, a right on feedmill which turns into Winns Crossing road. when we crossed the rail road the first time we saw two lights, one was an electricity box right next to the railroad, the other one was the ghost light which was a bright light all the way down the rail road. We parked our car and got out and walked along the railroad. The first thing i noticed is it became a lot colder and it was already sixteen degrees outside. As we approached the light it stayed in the same place but it got more hectic. It almost looked like it was swaying. That is when we were freaked out and we ran back to the car. I wasnt really big on believing in ghost, but i believe in them now. That light in Chapel Hill is truly unexplainable.
I live in Franklin! You should go again! I wanna see it! lol
none

Newport, TN

#19 Sep 16, 2014
Yes
Don

United States

#20 Dec 29, 2014
Ray wrote:
I saw the Chapel Hill light in 1966 and promptly got arrested by the local constable. Apparently, they took a dim view of Nashvillians coming down to Chapel Hill and trespassing on the railroad right-of-way.
I went there in 1966 also. We saw a yellow light that looked like a lantern. I have been back five times and saw it every time.

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