- Posted May 11, 2012 by
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
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Historic Railroad Station and Tracks of Harper's Ferry Ghosts and All
The railroad came to Harper's Ferry in 1833. This linked the town with the east. The track passed through the armory that was built years before. At that time sheds were built along the river while the armory was being built. After it was completed the sheds were abandoned. The less fortunate at the time, made these dilapidated shacks home.The hot, humid summers and brutal cold of the winters often took it's toll. One particular year a young woman called Jenny was freezing and stood very close to the fire. Her ragged dress caught fire and quickly went up in flames. She ran out of the shack and onto the railroad tracks. A coming train struck her down.....
Even today engineers say they do not like to come through Harper's Ferry, especially on foggy nights. They tell of a ghostly apparition, on fire running wildly down the tracks, screaming horribly in-human screams. They try to break, but never before they hear a thump..once they get the train stopped to investigate, there is nothing, never a sign of anything...They realize Jenny has made another trip down the tracks looking for help.
If you visit Harper's Ferry at night and the train comes around the bend, listen for the conductor to blow the whistle. If it seems excessive then you will know he is blowing at the apparition of poor Jenny.
Today Amtrak makes daily runs from Washington DC through Harper's Ferry on to Chicago and the MARC Commuter Train also has daily runs.
Harper's Ferry is one of the most haunted places in the USA. Ghost tours are given on a regular basis for the entire town's haunts.
I will be there come October! Boo!
photography Janie Lambert
Harper's Ferry West Virginia May 4 5 6 2012
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