As an avid fan of the Old 97's, an alt-country band out of El Paso, Texas, I have to admit I was immediately drawn to the Wreck of the Old 97 story.  On September 27, 1903, the No. 97 “Fast Mail” train lost it's airbrakes and jumped a track in Danville, killing 10 of the 18 people on board.  The ravine to which the train crashed is now know to be a haunted location.

Unfortunately, natural growth (plants, moss, trees) have rendered that particular sight impossible for a true paranormal investigation.  But, lights are still said to appear from time to time around the old railroad track in that area.

If you want a bit more in-depth information into this story, please check out the it's Wikipedia page.


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