Railroad tracks on Armstrong Road

Armstrong Rd., Columbus, Mississippi

Years ago a young woman was waiting for her husband to arrive home from the war by train. Unfortunately, her husband died in an accident on the train. At first, the young woman didn't believe it when they told her that her husband was dead. She set up a vigil waiting for her husband.

She would walk up and down the tracks waiting for her husband. At night she would carry a lantern. As time passed, she gave into her grief. One night she stepped into the path of an oncoming train.

Today there are many strange events seen around the tracks. Some have actually seen the apparition of the young woman. Others claim that you can see the light of her lantern flickering along the side of the tracks at night.

There is an urban legend accompanying the haunting. It states that if you park your car on the tracks, turn off the engine and lights, and honk three times, you will see the woman's lantern appear in the distance and race towards you. Apparently, it's the ghost of the woman thinking that her husband's train has finally arrived.

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Jul 31, 2007 6:34pm [ 1 ]

Wow that really is spooky! My husband is from cleveland, mississippi. He has seen some things there where he lived. But i've never heard of this one.

Feb 12, 2010 5:15pm [ 2 ]

that is wHat you call scaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can bet anyone that i will never go there in a million years!!!! eek!!!

Oct 4, 2011 9:16pm [ 3 ]

I've seen the light. It's pretty crazy.

Oct 10, 2011 3:19pm [ 4 ]

It's true! I went to MSU and visited these tracks with various friends throughout a four year period. Never failed that after three honks the lantern appears! Gives me chills to this day!

Nov 9, 2012 1:15pm [ 5 ]

So true. Three friends and I visited the spot. When you go there, you will see the "latern" to your left, and sure enough, after three honks, the little basterd starts to move! Pendulum motion, as if she's walking. tonight, we're going to walk the tracks!

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