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San Antonio Ghost Tracks Children

Posted by David  •  Oct 12th, 2006 12:35:42 am - Subscribe | Mood: spooked | Music: Interpool - Evil

Explains the legend of the Ghost Tracks located on the south side of San Antonio.

The way I am going to explain this story is the way it was told to me, back when I was a child. Simple, easy, and very obscure. Here we go.

It was said that long ago possibly around the 1960's or 1970's. There was a school bus of children from a nearby elementary school located on the south side of San Antonio. While taking the kids back home from the bus with the children suddenly stalled out on the railroad tracks located at:

San Antonio Ghost Tracks Children
2902 Shane Rd
San Antonio, TX 78223, USA


The bus driver frantically tried to restart the bus over and over again but to no prevail. He then told the children to get out of the bus quickly, guiding them ever so quickly. Maybe a handful did make it off the bus that one cold autumn day, many others were not so lucky. The bus driver along with all the other children died upon impact from the train collision.

It is also said that the city streets in the immediate area are named after the dead children that did not make it off the bus. Some of these city streets are as follows:

Ghost Tracks Children Streets

  • Shane Rd
  • Cindy Sue Way
  • Nancy Carole Way
  • Richey Otis Way
  • Bobbie Allen Way
  • Laura Lee Way

    These streets are located slightly north east of the tracks in the neighborhood.

    What are the San Antonio Ghost Tracks?
    Many residents of San Antonio claim that if you park your car upon the tracks, the children will try to push you off saving you from the demise of a train that may come by.

    Many people of San Antonio have even put baby powder on the sides and back of there vehicles to see if they can see hand prints. What is strangely odd is that many have seen small children hand prints, even an adult like print that is said to be the bus drivers.

    Try the Ghost Tracks for yourself
    Simply do the following once you are there. First and foremost do not bother the neighbors in the area, they have no problems calling the police if they are bothered. Ok lets get started:

  • Park your vehicle 20 or so feet from the tracks.
  • Place your vehicle in neutral
  • Remove your foot off the brake slowly
  • Wait patiently, do not expect dramatic results right away.
  • Feel for tugs, pushes, and small jots on your car

    If you vehicle stops upon the tracks, there is a 50% chance your vehicle will get pushed all the way. If not wait about 5 minutes or so and try again.

    Conclusion
    Are these ghosts track children & bus driver trying to save us from a death like theirs? Or is this simply an urban legend of San Antonio? You can believe what you like, but I am a sucker for the paranormal. happy.gif

    Click here to get directions to the San Antonio Ghost Tracks.

    External Links
  • San Antonio Ghost Tracks Children Directions
  • Cindy Sue and the reported on the Ghost Tracks

    Questions? Comments? Have a story?
    If so comment below, we would love to hear about your experiences on the ghost tracks. The more people that share there stories the better understanding we can have for the San Antonio Ghost Tracks.

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    glitterbee Says:
    October 12th, 2006

    I've heard of that, that's not obscure that's creepy! :-o But true no less! Good entry!!!!!!!!

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    david Says:
    October 14th, 2006

    Thanks glitterbee! Hopefully we can get some locals, and some out of town people to shed some more light on the urban legends truth.

    anonymous Says:
    February 10th, 2007

    The tracks are fun but theres also alot of other reasons why people go there such as drugs and partys. The tracks is freaky sight considering the fact that the train still passes by there and there aint no rail signs. the donkey ladys bridge or the devils bridge is scary do some research on that.

    anonymous Says:
    April 13th, 2007

    i went there once, it works. i don't know how the car goes over the tracks considering it's uphill. just put the car in neutral and it goes over the tracks by itself. weird...
    i found this site trying to find an explanation myself.

    anonymous Says:
    August 31st, 2007

    The Haunted Ghost Tracks aren't real. There is no record ever in San Antonio History or even in Texas History for that matter of any bus full of children ever being hit by a train.
    What I find amusing is I now here of this supposedly happening 20 years ago, 20 years ago I was 13 and I heard this story when I was 8. Either way, it never happened.
    The adjoining neighborhood is not named after any children who met their demise by a fateful train but in fact the neighborhood is named after the developers.
    Of course you will get fingerprints on the back of your car when you powder on it... Your own! How do you think forensic annalists are able to get fingerprints off of anything? Just a dusting of powder makes prints visible where they weren't before. If you washed your car and put powder on the back and got nothing? You wouldn't have because powder doesn't stick to a clean smooth surface.
    Now for the illusion... some seem to think that the "ghosts" push your car up hill, over the tracks and down the hill to the right. What actually happens here is if you get out of your car and lay on the road about 4 feet or so away from the tracks (I did it) you will see that the road goes to a slight incline before going slightly up hill giving your car enough momentum to get up and over the tracks. There is no phenomena here, just simple science.

    anonymous Says:
    September 29th, 2007

    i've tried tis and it's worked!

    anonymous Says:
    October 18th, 2007

    My brother tried it and it freaked him out. Does anyone know the story of the the Devil's Bridge?

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    david Says:
    October 18th, 2007

    Devils bridge? Nope sure dont. Please explain, anyone.

    anonymous Says:
    October 26th, 2007

    i went yesterday and it was awesome i put babay powder and when i gothome i saw little handprints and finger marks

    anonymous Says:
    October 28th, 2007

    Yes i think that they are trying to save us from diend from something they died from. Because if this wasn;t the case den they wouldn't be pushing our cars over the tracks

    anonymous Says:
    February 14th, 2008

    well at first, i didnt believe the whole ghost pushing your car away from the tracks! but one day my sister took a trip out there and she told us about it well i still didnt belive.... till one day we found ourselfs going to visit a friend that lives just half an hour away from the tracks themselfs, so me being so skeptical we went ahead and tryied it and the wiered thing is even if you wash your car before you go there. you will still get the finger prints on the right side of your vehicle for the most part and some on the back, as well as the drivers side but you will actually feel where the children are pushing you away from the tracks! the weird thing is that we got stuck, and they pushed and pushed till the vehicle made it out. of course you have to steer to the right. right away if not you will go straight to a tree. i mean we all have diffrent opinions some belive and some will never belive, its definately a place to visit if you belive in paranormal stuff.

    anonymous Says:
    February 26th, 2008

    I am from Waukesha WI I went down their a couple of years ago didn't beleive it at first , and let me tell you I was freaked out because I had seen a fragment on unsolved mysterys and when I went down decieded to go see for myself and it true I waited not even a miunte with my truck on the tracks and the children pushed my truck out of the way , (god bless those who have passed)

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    velouria Says:
    February 26th, 2008

    This explanation is from snopes.com
    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/handprint.asp

    anonymous Says:
    April 30th, 2008

    There are no newspaper or death records in San Antonio that verify this school bus wreck story. HOWEVER.. I still firmly believe the tracks are haunted by ghosts, just not by the children in the school bus. I say this because:

    About 12 years ago when I was college in San Antonio, a couple of friends and I went to the haunted tracks. It was a calm Fall night and as we were rounding the corner, we saw a glowing orange light coming from the intersection of Shane Rd. and the railroad tracks. As we got closer, we saw a 1950s model Ford pickup truck on the intersection engulfed in flames. We were scared that someone was trapped inside burning to death. We got as close as we could until we got scared that the truck would blow up and hurt us. We looked around the area and did not see a single person. We thought the owner of the truck would be nearby waiting for help, but we saw no one. Then a couple of minutes later a fire truck showed up. But this was not a nice big red fire engine with sirens, firefighters, backup and lights. It was a tiny yellow fire truck with a single light on top. It calmy came around the corner with NO sirens blaring or flashing lights. ONE single fireman was in the truck. He got out , unraveled the firehouse connected to his truck and calmly put out the fire. All the while completely ignoring our existence. We watched him put the fire out, he got back in his truck alone, and left. He never once looked in our direction to see why we were there, if that was our truck, or if perhaps we had something to do with starting the fire. Nothing, it was as if we were not there. He just left. He left the burnt out shell of the pickup on the train tracks and just took off.

    We were completely terrified at this point just looking at this old-timey truck black and burnt to a crisp sitting on the haunted train tracks in the middle of the night with some smoke still coming from it.

    We got freaked out and left. On our way from the scene we never saw any other law enforcement or fire crews going toward the scene. It was as dark, quiet and eerie as could be.

    So what if the train tracks are haunted, but by the ghosts of the people that died in a truck fire decades before? Is it possible we witnessed some sort of elaborate apparition/time travel situation where the ghosts were trying to have the real story told? Who knows? But what I DO know is that I still get chills when I think about that night. And there are two other people that were there with me that night that feel the same way.

    anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2008

    my name is carol and i have been to the tracks myself im a sucker for a paranormal experience, i believe they are trying to save us from an incident like theirs and i have been in that neighborhood as well, but just to let u know i believe the hand prints are so true, there was a whole lot of my handprints on my vehicle, while a friend put the car on neutral, me and another friend sat on top of the hood itself, u know u feel something is there and if that does not trip u out, why don't u hear the sound of there footsteps

    anonymous Says:
    June 02nd, 2008

    I must say that I have heard this story for years and I could never believe it. Not even an hour ago, my boyfriend, cousin, and I went and took a drive out there. It was about 1:15 in the morning. We parked in front of the tracks, put the car in neutral, and turned the car off. Now mind you, we are grown ass people and we do not have time to play games, but the shit is real!!! We forgot to put the powder on the car to search for fingerprints, so we are going to definitely go back and see if the results are as told in the legend. I swear it's real. I am still shocked!

    anonymous Says:
    June 16th, 2008

    If it's true and ghosts push your car out of the way, why are you wasting your time? Not to mention theirs... Would you like to spend eternity pushing dumb ass drunk kid’s cars out of the way of a train? Assuming that you people aren't full of shit, and it is real, seems pretty silly and disrespectful to me. Do you have any idea how many people die in San Antonio, Texas every year? Where are those ghosts? You don’t hear about the ghosts of gun shot victims miraculously preventing people from buying guns. Ha ha ha

    anonymous Says:
    July 13th, 2008

    I jus came back from the ghost tracks. it was the best. but super creepy. the car moved and stopped on the track. and the second time they pushed us all the way over.

    anonymous Says:
    July 13th, 2008

    I had quite and experience on the tracks myself.. I didn't believe until one day my friends took me and my sister and asked us to sit next to the window, and as she put the car on neutral she pressed the brakes instead of letting it go easily.... My sister and i couldn't believe what we were hearing.. There is a baseball field accross the tracks but there was nobody there at the time that we were there... we heard voices telling us to go! go! go! but there is one voice that stood out it was a deeper voice... like if they were upset of something.. it was freeky everyone in ther car heard it.. never again did i go back i believe now..

    anonymous Says:
    July 20th, 2008

    i cant read all that

    anonymous Says:
    July 31st, 2008

    reading these comments really inspires me to be a spectator iv seen that program on the tv this morning on discovery about urban legans could this be actually true are there ghost kids trying to save you or is it a unexplained force magnetic waves, by every one elses comments im going to try this my self and record also the experience of aparations. amongst the living and dead.....
    What about the old grave tales are there any AND where ? i guess you can say i have nothing else freak 'n' to do but spectate myself.....

    anonymous Says:
    August 06th, 2008

    This is a comment from someone who lives on one of the streets named by the Ghost Tracks. There is definitely something eerie back there by the tracks. I've experienced it several times. I have gone over the tracks in neutral and it does work. I never really tried the handprint thing because I always felt that most cars have prints that remain on the trunk. I'm planning on trying it though and will come back and give more comments. I'm actually scared to see the results because I know there are definitely spirits back there. I've never had the guts to do the tracks at night. Too creepy. I've had ghosts as well in my house. I've felt cold rushes below my feet. I've got all kinds of stories I could tell since I've been living in the area for the last ten years. You must believe me though when I say there are spirits back there. Once when San Antonio was flooding, my car was under water and miraculously my son was able to push the car through the water. I believe he had help because once I got in the water myself I realized how hard the car was to push.

    anonymous Says:
    August 11th, 2008

    I went to check out these Ghost Tracks and I have to admit I was very skeptical. Nothing happened for a long time and we were going to finally leave when we heard a strange noise. I realized the noise we were hearing were the faint rumblings of a train on its way down the track. It was a ways off but I wanted to get off the tracks so I tried to start my car to get things moving. For some reason the engine would just not catch and it took me three tries to finally get the car running. By this time the train had gotten closer and I put it in drive and started to give it some gas. Something was preventing my car from moving and I thought for some reason my car might be hung up on something and tried putting it in reverse to move it that way. The engine strained under the pressure and I could hear the wheels slipping but I was not moving in any direction. I started to panic and gave it some more gas when I started to hear a very strange sound. The sound of hundreds of tiny hands banging on my car. Thats when I realized the rumors of the ghost children were true only these little shits were not trying to help me they were trying to kill me. I started to scream out of panic and floored the car as the train got closer. No more than about 30 feet away the ghost grip on my car gave way as the car surged over the tracks. As soon as I made it over the tracks to safety I stopped the car to catch my breath and try to wrap my head around what just happened. As the last train car went by I and the noise from the locomotive started to wain I could begin to hear the faint sound of laughter. Childrens laughter. The sound of the kids evil giggles grew louder and louder. Those bastards I cursed as I put the car back into drive and sped off.. When I finally got home I told my girl friend what had happened and she looked at me like I was crazy. She knew that I had gone out there that night to test the theory and asked if I had put the baby powder on my car like suggested and I realized that I had but in all the panic and confusion I had failed to check for tiny hand prints. We both went out to the garage to see if there was any evidence of the little pranksters and was dissapointed to find not one little hand print, but written in small childlike letters on the back bumper was "you are gay" Those little assholes I muttered. If they were not already dead I'd kill them myself.

    anonymous Says:
    August 15th, 2008

    As you start rolling, you are actually going slightly downhill not uphill. The tracks are uphill but by that time you've accumulated enough momentum to make it over the tracks (some of the time). There are no ghost children involved.

    anonymous Says:
    September 30th, 2008

    man i m only 10 and i was thinking about telling my mom and dad to take me there after my mom and dad told me the story i freaked out and did not want to go any more. my mom told me that they are trying to protect us but my dad thinks that they are trying to kill us because it is not fair to them that they died and no one else did so they want to kill us i dont know now i dont want to go tho sleep. lol!! i m still scared

    anonymous Says:
    October 13th, 2008

    Those poor children! They are left to an eternity of pushing cars. I bet they can't believe the stupidity of motorists. They must be like: "Geez, we get killed here and these idiots keep stopping on the tracks"!

    anonymous Says:
    October 14th, 2008

    Im from san antonio and also grew up around this legend mainly b/c my father is with the san antonio police department and works that area at night...The tracks are not true, there is no record of a train or bus wreck...and supposively your supposed to see a ghost train from time to time, well it isn't a ghost train, the tracks are still active! And the only reason why the cars are "pushed" over the tracks is b/c it goes down hill, it's just hard to see...you can prove it by taking a cup of water and pouring at the top and watching it go down. The names on the streets are not of those who were on the bus...they were family members of the man who bought that land.

    anonymous Says:
    October 18th, 2008

    i have a real easy way to test it.....not with a car....with golf ball..see if its a downhill...kuz i dont think the little shits care about a golf ball that much

    anonymous Says:
    October 29th, 2008

    We used to go to the tracks at least once a year when I was young (my bday is on Halloween). Then when I started driving (almost 30 years ago) some friends and I went one night around midnight. We went over the tracks as usual and had to do it one more time! Well - my car would not start after going over it the 2nd time. We had to spend the night out there! Talk about Creepy! Although we did not see anything out of the ordinary, that was my LAST trip out there!

    anonymous Says:
    October 31st, 2008

    Check out your "ghost" theory here...

    snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/handprint.asp

    anonymous Says:
    January 02nd, 2009

    the children that died from the accident is true and i have tried it many times and one of the children who is now grown and who survived works at the alamo place closed by. and that person told us all about the accident.

    anonymous Says:
    January 04th, 2009

    I've been a few times over the last 2 years. The last time was the 1st of jan. 09 out of curiosity I went through the opposite direction of the tracks and as soon as the road goes down hill I turn off my car and put in Neutral. Well instead of it going down hill my car started rolling backwards over the tracks which was pretty interesting to me. So if any of yall go you should try this way make things more interesting.

    anonymous Says:
    January 05th, 2009

    Ok, so... Here it goes...

    I've lived in San Antonio my whole 21 years of life, and never once went to the "haunted tracks". Mainly because I thought it was bull, and though I live in the vicinity, I never had a car to do it alone in. So one day, some of my stoner buddies and I were SO bored we actually -Googled- (wait, is that now an official word in the dictionary, b/c it should be) the "ghost tracks in san antonio". A jackpot of pictures, stories and this site came up. We got the address, and searched for directions to lead us on our star-crossed venture. Strapped with a map and a tiny bit of extra pot, we set out to find the "ghost children". We got there, about one-hundred feet from the tracks, turned off the car, and put it in neutral. We had noticed a small van parked about 200 ft. from the tracks whe we arrived, but paid no attention. My friend let his foot off the brake, and sure enough, we rolled forward, feeling almost as if he was stepping on the gas. Simply put, the tracks do LOOK (mind I said LOOK) uphill, but they're OBVIOUSLY not.

    As we slowly rolled past the tracks and were at the peak of our "paranormal experience", we saw a quick red light, like the focus lamps on most new cameras, point at us, and quickly snap a picture with a bright flash. Then there was three more, in quick succession. We freaked, thinking it might be some d-bag property owner trying to incriminate us, or an equally bored, staked out pig meeting quota. Since immediately after the tracks the road curves to follow the tracks, and the first intersection is about 2 mi. down, the only viable way to dash was popping a u-turn on a dime and going straight back, so instead, high as we were, we yelled "HEY!!!" into the darkness. What we heard back was pretty freeaky...
    Like three guys, four girls say ,"Wanna walk?". It was that friendly note we needed to calm down, so we were like OK.

    We parked our car right next to the small van we had seen on the side of the road, and were met right at the tracks by all the people. We were cautious, but instantly they were cool, so our acquaintanceship went smooth quickly. We proceeded to walk aross the tracks, down a dirt road about half a mile, and pretty much just went about spooking ourselves out. Shadows, noises, and a pretty chilly breeze made for an interesting walk. On the way back, we saw some other dummys approach the tracks about, and 10 ft away, kill the car and lights, and i guess tried to roll over the tracks. We all laughed becase we knew they were doing it wrong, further proving the road is downhill. Stop at the top, let your foot off the brake, you roll and gain momentum, and barely make it over the tracks. DUH

    After like three minutes, they drove off let down that no children pushed them. We walked back to the intersection, but then proceeded to follow the train tracks down about a quarter-mile into the wilderness. Plenty of trash, and the same wind, shadows and noises freaked us out AGAIN, but but our freaked-out-edness faded quickly when we saw pretty red, white and blue lights stop at our cars, then drive onto the tracks and shine his spotlight to where we were. BUZZ KILL...

    anonymous Says:
    January 05th, 2009

    THE PO-POS HAD ARRIVED!!!

    All the out-of-towners freaked, but us locals know the cops suck (just kiddin guys). He used his bullhorn thingie to shout "Get OFF the tracks" twice. He asked us for ID's and then just started talking smack about "Nobody died here, no bus full of kids, no ghosts. Just trash and private railroad property. "YOU'RE TRESPASSING" As he ran our stuff, I started talking to the out-of-town kids, and told them about some other "spooky" places around the area. Midget Mansion (demolished) Devil's Bridge (fake) That statue in the cemetery that turns if you blink your lights at it (sincerely freaky just because it's pitch black on the road when you turn off your lights) and last, the abandoned INSANE ASYLUM!!!! ARHHHHGGGGGHHHH!!!!

    Immediately they acted interested, and I told them everything I knew, like where it was and how not to go because you will get shot (by cops). Cop was eavesdropping, and said if we DARED go to HIS insane asylum, he would.... he would.... he would... IMPOUND OUR CARS!!!!! He gave us our cards back, and told us to go home.

    Through this ordeal, I had stashed the pot in my shoe, and placed my pipe about 10 paces from the intersection, counting the railroad planks I took away from it, to get it back when the cop left. The outta-towners were only talking smack, saying, "There can't be a trespassing violation if theres no sign!!!" But really, I did research, and the tracks ARE still live. There's only crossing signs, no arms, no lights, no protection. So what we were doing might have been a little dangerous, so what??? When he split, my friend pulled the car up to the tracks, shone his brights down the tracks, and I counted planks to get my pipe back. So basically, if youve got good nerve, you can be that "spooky storyteller" that freaks everyone out. You'll point out the kid's names as you approach, point out the tires to the "bus" down he tracks, tell them where to stop to get optimal rolling, and tell them to look in the rear view to see ghosts in the darkness behind them. BOO!!!
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    anonymous Says:
    February 16th, 2009

    Ok Ive tried this before..Its fucking real. Personally I think the ppl saying it has some kind of science explaination Are full of shit them selves..Half tha bitches havent been! I'd suggest they get there side lining asses up and try this..all these fuckers from out of state and shit. HOUSTON TEXAS BABY

    anonymous Says:
    March 17th, 2009

    Ok i just recentely went to tracks this weekend im from Houston and i have always heard about the tracks. And always wanted to experience to see in fact it was true, i was excited about and creep out about the experiece. Well my experience was when my digital camara started acting weired. Once i load it my pics and my videos on my computer i can see 2 bright lights far from the railroads ahead can explain it and then you can hear someone screaming out like it they was to be in the woods. But the most creepy was the Haunted Asylum near by I had this bad feeling about this place just by looking at it scares the hell out of me. I took pictures of it and my pictures has this image that freaks me out the strange thing about it looks like a skull looking at you. And my camara started tripping.

    anonymous Says:
    March 19th, 2009

    It is true forget everything you've heard the skeptics the nonbelievers intruth are searching for some way to explain the phenomena.Experience for yourselves; i have me and ten others in a eighteen passenger van myself being the most skeptical elected to sit in the very back row while all the others mostly girls crammed to the front out of fear.WHAT HAPPENED NEXT FOREVER CHANGED THE WAY I LOOK AT THE PARANORMAL !Yeah sure the car rolled in neutral but that wasnt enough 4 me ;i then asked the driver to remove the keys stil thinking it was bullshit we were almost at the actual tracks when the back end of the van was lifted off the ground with the car in park at that very moment iknew it was real ilooked to my left and saw what appeared to be a blue outlining of a bus driver" freaked i then joined my counterparts inthe upper rows .We did not use any baby powder then but still could see the handprints and facial prints on theback and sides of the car appearing out of thin air similar to when someone breathes on a mirror! you must experience it for youself.CORPUS CHRISTI TX,

    anonymous Says:
    April 07th, 2009

    Hi, my name is Yvonne and I am from Del Rio Texas living now in San Antonio. I always heard about the tracks and even though I am so intrigued by the paranormal I never acutally went to the tracks to experience what seems almost eveyone in San Antonio raves about. One of my friends from San Antonio said she would take me so that I could see it for myself. In reality I had no idea what I was in store for, other than being pushed over the tracks.
    Ok, so here we go....Judy turns the car off and places the gear in neutral. I have to admit I was a little nervous. Ok, so there they are all these other cars that you just cant help but pay attention to what they are doing. Alright, our turn. I sit patiently and WE STARTED TO MOVE. I couldn't believe it. I guess the first time is mere ahhh. I told Judy to do it again. Again she turns the car off and there we go. We were pushed quite fast. I have to say we went at least 5 times, you know you are going to experience the same thing time and time again. Ofcourse you get off the car to see fingerprints and you swear you can see them. I dont know, like they say they could have been there already. Who knows but what I am going to tell you now....is no way a lie, not making any stories up at all. I swear this next part is nothing but the truth.

    We jump off the car after being pushed over and there is a black chevy tahoe or some type of suv that pulls up infront of us. So with our headlights being on, we were trying to see if the vehicle infornt had any prints;sure we saw prints. They had like 3 kids with them!! So this vehicles back door opened upwards not outwards and so the driver says....do you all want to sit in the back while I drive through? I was the first volunteer. The kids did not want to do this but the wife and her sister did and ofcourse myself. So here we go....here we are sitting in the back of this suv with our legs danggling off. He shuts the ignition, I swear my heart was racing. I prayed. I actually prayed because I was so scared. The vehicle begins to move, I remember I was wearing shorts since it was summer and there is was....SOMEONE was putting pressure on my knee. Not both knees just my right knee, I stared so hard but I couldnt see a thing, it was dark but let me tell you people. I have read so many articles on whether this is true or not and I still dont know what to believe but what I can tell you is that it really happened. Someone, something was putting pressure on my knee!!!! I bout lost my mind.

    Now mind you this was about 2 years ago...now here we are April 7th and today I get a phone call from my brother who lives in Kansas. He was here this past weekend recording a cd. Anyhow....he says that he visited the tracks this weekend with the rest of the band members and well they were amazed. My brother had already been at the tracks from a previous trip he had made to San Antonio about 3 weeks ago. Well, they ended up leaving the tracks at about 3:30 in the morning (they had been in the studio). He gets to the hotel room and him and his son share a room while the others are in their room. My brother states his room phone rang at about 9 am in the morning and he answers the phone in english thinking it was the lobby calling him. He says "Hello" he hears a little girl on the other end of the phone. Immediately the child tells my brother she does not know english so he talks to her in spanish. She asked what his name was and he gives it to her. She then states her name is Ashley. Her voice was lingering as she spoke. My brother states he could hear a tv in the background and she asked him " where are you" and he responds "at the hotel" she tells him that she is in the same hotel that he is in. He thinks absolutely nothing of this phone call. She then goes on to tell him that she no longer eats her fingernails and well my brother being that he is talking to a little girl (grandpa of 3 girls) is very patient with her. and says oh that's really good. She tells him that he is looking for her daddy. He was tired and had only slept for about 5 hours or so after recording for about 12 so he hands the phone to his son who answers the phone and only listens to the tv in the background. My brother then thinks that his friends in the other rooms are somehow playing a trick on him. He becomes aggravated and gets up to take a shower and get ready for yet another long day. He jumps in the shower and he hears the phone ring but the phone is ignored by his son. He comes out the shower to see that there is a message. He plays the message but only the tv plays in the background of this message. No voices are heard. Ok, so he meets up with his buddies shortly after and he confronts them about the joke.
    They swear up and down that they had no part in it. They had no idea so my brother explains what happened, and they can't understand it. Weird...coincidence? I dont know...but it sure scared my brother. Does anyone know if there is a street in that area that might be called Ashley?
    Apparently someone told him that there was a street called Ashley in the area. I am not even trying to go back there and check. No thank you. I will sit here patiently and wait and see if someone can give me some insight on this. There is more to the story of my brother..but really all there is, is that he checked with the front lobby and no one had checked in with a little girl. Just a litte boy about 1 or so. According to my brother he figures this little girl had to have been about 5 or six? Does anyone know what age these kids on the bus were? Has anyone found anything, archives something? So curious!

    anonymous Says:
    May 06th, 2009

    MADE AN ATTEMP TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE STEETE NAMES >>>CAMERA BATTERY WENT DEAD(CAMERA WAS FULLY CHARGED!!!!! )

    anonymous Says:
    June 05th, 2009

    Check out 123 amber valley on the south side of san antonio in valley hi area off medina base rd. This is a genuine HAUNTED HOUSE! I know..,I moved there 11/82 and moved out 2/83. We couldn't take it! furniture moving, disembodied voices, our dog of 4 years ran away because he was terrified of entering the house, my then 3 years pointing at the celing and refferring to something as "attic man", Trust me, I never believed in ghost til I lived in this house.

    anonymous Says:
    June 29th, 2009

    omg that is so cool

    anonymous Says:
    July 06th, 2009

    Well. . . .I've told my dad that i've wanted to go for days. and i've read all these comments and i'm not sure if it's real or not. but my friend her mom wen't a few days ago and they said that they put the powder on there and they saw little kids hands prints and my friend does'nt have any siblings so it has to be real and they left wen't and washed there car and came back did the same thing and there was this big hand print. . .One like an adults. . My friend said she assumed it was the bus driver. . . and pushing the car thing. . I'm not sure if that is real either because yess inded it is on a hill so it's at an angel. so the car probably did go by ut's self but i wanna go for myself and see!

    anonymous Says:
    July 13th, 2009

    hi, ok i just went to the tracks like yesterday and it REAL...but what i don't get is if those children want to help us why push the car over the railroad? i mean why don't they puch us on the opposite direction so that the car doesn't have to past the tracks at all? And futhermore it only go one way...and these's a lot of stuff that i've been wondering but i think it best to stop thinking so much on somthing i should make as just an great experience

    anonymous Says:
    July 23rd, 2009

    to that Yvonne person i google mapped shane Rd and that road leads straight to an Ashley Rd.

    anonymous Says:
    August 05th, 2009

    I was in San Antonio this past week and kinda made my way down to the Haunted Tracks. At first I was skeptical because it does seem like the road headed towards the tracks is SLIGHTLY UP HILL and well any car put in neutral is going to gain speed to go UP and OVER the tracks when any rioad is a slight going downhill Is is coincidence or not?

    anonymous Says:
    August 05th, 2009

    I can't believe this . . . . . my computer shut off before I could finish my entry . . . . weird . . . . well here it goes again . . . . . As I was saying, I was in San Antonio this past week on vacation and I kinda made my way down to the Haunted Tracks. At first I was skeptical because it does seem like the road headed towards the tracks is SLIGHTLY UP HILL and well any car put in neutral is going to gain speed to go UP and OVER the tracks when any road is slightly downhill. Anyways, when I got there . . . it felt a little strange, kinda like going into a haunted house for the very first time on Halloween and not knowing what will happen. Suddenly, I started to feel sick. My head started to hurt (really bad), I got an upset stomach and I wanted to throw up. On my way back to the hotel my stomach started to bubble (the feeling you get right before you get the runs) and guess what? I did. This was on Thursday.

    On Tuesday before going back home I decided to go back and try it again. Well to my surprise . . . . I felt sick all over again . . . . nausea, headache, and a really bad stomach ache. And guess what? . . . . the runs all over again. Not a very good thing when your driving back home and it takes a couple of the hours to get there. I really don't know what to think about all of this because the eerie feeling and the symptoms I got from going there were not pleasant. I must add that even though I made this trip during the day it gave me the creeps . . . so I don't know how anyone can go at night . . . . scarrrrry!!!!! Anyways, what do you all think? Is this coincidence or not?

    anonymous Says:
    September 30th, 2009

    rail road track is a lie i was thier but gravity is that pushing you over the tracks.i put a bottle of water an it goes tours the railroad tracks.people said that the kid push you but is not true i tried it 10 times ore more

    anonymous Says:
    October 24th, 2009

    fake

    anonymous Says:
    November 04th, 2009

    Well I have been to teh rail roads tracks and the things people comment about it is true I have been tested and tested the truth too and its true. Me and my family went cause my uncle dared us but since that day i have been asure that it is true. It was a late cazi escurisiendo cuando fiumos pa los rail roads tracks y pos era verdad no es mentira ta vamos en el medio de los tracks y pos mi apa apago el carro y derrepente como paso un hora y pos el carro se empeco a mover y pos ta vamos bia=en frikiados por lo que abia pasado pero yo cuento en la escuela Veterans Middle School y pos no me creen pos ayya ellos yo estoy contando lo que vi y nomas bueno este ers mi comentario

    Noviember 4, 2009

    De: kimmberly lugo

    anonymous Says:
    November 17th, 2009

    I would just like to say that due to the inconsistency of websites on this topic, there are different dates, different numbers of children, and anyone can just add these baking powder hand prints. I mean come on. This is probably entirely false. Even if this did happen, no children would be there pushing your care. It's all just parnormal phenomena. This is just a stupid urban legend along with many other "horrific sightings"

    anonymous Says:
    November 17th, 2009

    Just to go along with the other Nov. 17 post, gravity is on the "ghost's" side. Just as why don't you completely turn your car off, those 20-30, 10 or 9 what ever the unreliable web tells you would just be science and an urban legend.

    anonymous Says:
    December 02nd, 2009

    i have a series of tapes called Ghost Stories, hosted by Patrick Macnee and one of the episodes covers this sotry about the Ghost Track Children. In the story, the reporter states that the accident happened in 1949 and she herself goes to the tracks and her car is pushed.. it shows this on the show.. also an interesting fact, not a single accident has happened at that railroad crossing since the bus accident.

    anonymous Says:
    December 02nd, 2009

    i forgot to add that she herself, the reporter from the Ghost Stories show, applied powder to the back of her bumper... after she got out and went to check for herself, you clearly see small handprints in the powder.

    anonymous Says:
    December 23rd, 2009

    mcdecember23,2009
    I live in SAtx. All I have to say is... its very "TRUE". Go see for yourselves. May God Bless All!

    anonymous Says:
    January 09th, 2010

    I was born and raised in SA and recall visiting the tracks with friends in middle school and high school. The story was back in the 70's, early 80's , that the train accident did happen, but it was not in the 1940's or 50's but in the late 1800's/earlier 1900's when that area was not at all developed but mainly country roads. I recently visited the tracks again with curious visitors from out of town and was amazed at how really developed the area looked compared to how it looked when I was a teenager. The street names were still the same but most of those houses were not there and I do recall the homes in the area were much smaller older looking homes than those that are there now. I also recall doing some research on it back then and I am 100% certain there was an article regarding and accident which occured at the site as I mentioned in the earlier 1900's , but instead of it being a school bus full of children it was just a bus carrying some school children as well as some sailors and other people. Apparently the bus stalled on the tracks and as the driver attempted to restart it the train conductor had been unable to stop in time, therefore at impact the bus burst into flames and all on board perished upon impact. I also believe this to be true and an odd coincidence with the gravity pull theory. One thing is also certain and that is that as a child my father would take us swimming at several area rivers and lakes and one was the Medina in Espada Park, for some reason this park and the area around it always gave me the creeps and this was way before I had even heard the story about those tracks. Also, there is definitely alot of history around that area and I'm sure it's share of ghosts, what with the insane ayslum nearby, the Missions, the pet cemetary and the Cremmatory right next to the park, it's definitely enough to send chills down your spine. Oh and then there's the Hotwells Hotel having burned down at least four times! I wouldn't be surprised if the current residents in the area and the City itself took/erased the newspaper articles from archives in order to keep curious visitors at bay. Remember, have fun, but stay safe cause you don't want to join the ranks of those San Antonio ghosts!

    anonymous Says:
    April 13th, 2010

    HAHAHAHA!!! They are soo real. I went the other day. We didn't have any baby powder, so we couldnt see any hand prints. But the tracks are up a little hill, enouph to stop a car from going up by itself. I was in the back seat with my bf and we both felt a push that could only have been caused by something pushing on the car. It was soo crazyy!! Im going again with baby powder this weekend!! grin.gif

    anonymous Says:
    April 29th, 2010

    THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT THE TRASCKS ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF SAN ANTONIO ARE HAUNTED NEED TO STOP DOING DRUGS. THESE TRACKS ARE NOT HAUNTED. THE ACCIDENT THEY SAY HAPPENED THERE ON THE TRACKS DID NOT HAPPEN HERE. THERE IS A REPORTED CASE OF SUCH AN ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. I KNOW PEOPLE SAY THAT IF YOU PUT BABY POWDER ON YOUR CAR YOU CAN SEE THE FINGER PRINTS ON YOUR CAR. PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE PRINTS THEY ARE SEEING ON THEIR CARS ARE THERE OWN PRINTS. TRY TO REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES YOU OPEN YOUR TRUNK OR TOUCH YOUR CAR. YOU NEED TO REALIZE ALSO THAT YOUR FINGERS LEAVE TRACES OF OIL WE HAVE ON OUR HANDS. WAKE UP PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT HAUNTED. AND I CAN PROVE IT.

    anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2010

    YOU ALL TALK.. THEN YOU GO SEE FOR URSELF!! I BELIEVE IN GHOSTS!!!.. AND I HAD BEEN SEARCH FOR SAN ANTONIO GHOST TRACKS CHILDREN DIED FROM BUS ACCIDENT.. IT TRUE!! THEY R NOT BULLSHIT!!.. I HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES!!!.. NO wondering you guys dont believe in ghosts, but NOT ALL people!! no.. but im strongly believe in ghosts!! cuz i had seen one when i was younger.. so just go see for yourself!!.. have a good night bye

    anonymous Says:
    May 24th, 2010

    We did the same thing on some railroad tracks in Livingston Texas. We did not use baby powder but I swear that it is uphill. We put the car in neutral in we were "pushed" up the hill and over the tracks. I would like to know if it is the same tracks. Maybe it has something to do w/ the metal in the tracks. Hell, I dont know but that was scary.

    anonymous Says:
    May 31st, 2010

    we was goin to go but it was A full moon and a lot of girls in the car and because the car had a little bit of gas and if we had went we probaly got stuck on the tracks.And if we went we probaly found a dead body.

    anonymous Says:
    June 20th, 2010

    Ok, the tracks are not real. Expert scientists have found that what seems as the road going uphill, it is actually going downhill. They tested it with a water bottle and by itself it rolls once it is put on the ground. Now about the hand prints. Hand prints stay on things for a very long time, maybe even a lifetime, but the only way you can take them off is by a certain bleach. Those hand prints could be from opening your car or accidentally rubbing on it. Just wiping it off with with water doesn't mean it's off. By now all of you are thinking "Well, what about the story". Well yes old legend has it where a bus-load of kids were run over by a train in San Antonio. Well, half of that is correct. A long time ago there was an accident where many kids were run over by a bus. But not in San Antonio. The accident occurred in Utah with a very similar story. Somehow the story was rumored off to San Antonio. And we were kept with the tracks known as "haunted". Now i'm sorry for the recap. I know by now many of you are calling me a liar and a fake. Well i'm not, i swear. And i don't want to be a stick in the mud but it's true. And yes, i happen to believe in paranormal events, and once i heard this i thought it was a load of crap, and i was disappointed as well. So i wanted to get out the truth on what i believe is the real story and what many people agree on and where i got it from. This is what i heard, and my belief. But in my opinion, an answer is not yet proven true until another does it as well. But in the end, it doesn't matter what one person says, it matters on your belief. So believe what you want, its not my job. But in the end of all the disagreements and words, it's only what you end up to actually knowing, and believing what you think you know. It only depends on you.

    anonymous Says:
    June 20th, 2010

    it ain't real

    anonymous Says:
    July 17th, 2010

    I'm trying it tonight with My brother-in-law, I'm not on drugs; never been on drugs, kinda skeptical about it, but hey shit happens, I'm gonna record the whole thing and tell you if its real or not.

    - abby

    anonymous Says:
    July 17th, 2010

    Sooo; went and tested the ol Haunted Rail Road Tracks, We did get pushed, Car was on Neutral the whole time; Sprinkled baby powder; had some finger printss, crazy crazy shitt! No liee!

    anonymous Says:
    July 22nd, 2010

    so i just watched a tv show regarding this mystery...turns out, the children did die..but in Salt Lake City, UTAH. The roads around the area are named after the developers grandchildren...not the ones that died. They also had land surveyors check the road..guess what...there is a 2 foot decline..not incline..it does appear that the road goes uphill but it doesnt. The guy set a bottle of water on the road and it rolled..same way a car would. So sorry all you ghost fans..it's not real.

    anonymous Says:
    July 22nd, 2010

    i live in san antonio and after the crash there was a flood so it is very possible that the documents of this crash were lost during that flood but my grandma had read this article in a newspaper when she was young and that is where i heard the story from my grandma still has alot of her news papers left so i am hoping to go through and find the newspaper article

    anonymous Says:
    July 26th, 2010

    try honking the darn horn or speed up when you get there

    anonymous Says:
    July 28th, 2010

    i've been their a lot of times my first time with my mom was so freeky we never been ther before so we wanted to go i never been so scared in my whole life we put poder on my mom's jeep we saw all the fingerprints and a half of a head no lie then my sister saw something that she was not saposto see my mom almost crashed her car but a lilltle girl saved us oh ya my sister saw a grown women @ the stop sigh if you wanna go check it out well good luck oh ya ther is also a gravyard next to ther to if you want to go see it like i said good luck.

    anonymous Says:
    August 18th, 2010

    Hahaha. Fact or Fiction did a piece on your little urban legend. Guess what? It is an optical illusion! You are actually rolling down a hill, not being pushed up one.

    anonymous Says:
    August 19th, 2010

    I just watched the fact or fiction episode..It is totally an optical illusion. The terrain surrounding the area makes it look like you are going up hill but they did a land survey and you are actually going down hill. And it is true that the school bus accident never happened in San Antonio. It happened in Salt Lake City in 1938.

    anonymous Says:
    September 24th, 2010

    This Halloween be there or be square because we will have many adepts in magic conjuring the spirits of the dead children to come dance with us at the stroke of midnight. Among the conjurers will be witches, sorcerers, wizards, alchemists, and the like. No city officials! no cameras! if you'd like to participate, bring hooded robe and candle. This is no costume sharade and magic is real. You will beleive!

    anonymous Says:
    September 24th, 2010

    To those of you who say this tragedy never happened in San Antone: I searched the San Antonio newspaper archives and on December 4, 1938 there, in fact, was a catastrophic disaster involving the death of children on a school bus at the railroad tracks near Stinson airfield, which is close to a graveyard. Upon immediate dismissal of the physical world, these childten probably had help from nearby wandering souls on how to prevent others from suffering the same fate by divine intervention such as pushing your cars over the tracks. Key, is to make sure you powder the rear bumper of your car with baby powder to see the spirits hands pushed you over the tracks.

    anonymous Says:
    December 01st, 2010

    its an optical illusion it is actuly not uphill when u take the car off handbrake u are going slightly downhill, its the surroundings that make u think otherwise

    anonymous Says:
    December 06th, 2010

    My husband and I did this experiment at night about 10 years ago. We stopped at the most level area about 5-10 feet from the tracks, I made sure the truck was completely still, put it in neutral, and slowly took my foot from the brake. A few moments later the truck began rolling up the slight incline and on over the tracks. The entire time, I was taking photos out of the drivers side window, rolled down of course. We did it again, this time my husband was driving while I took photos from the passenger side window, again down. When we returned home, I uploaded and examined the photos carefully. In several photos, I saw shapes that resembled humans. In one particular photo, there were several children, facial features were clear. I am not a professional, but I believe what I experience and see with my own eyes.

    anonymous Says:
    March 06th, 2011

    This is nothing more then ab urban legend. I have lived in san antonio all my life and have hard lots about it. been there even. NOT TRUE! The whole road right there where it happens is a down hill road. All down hill. Now right before u go up the tracks theres a slight up hill lump on that down hill road. So like a hill on a dang hill. That hives the car enough speed and momentum to go up that slight hill.

    anonymous Says:
    March 14th, 2011

    I just came back from San Antonio and while we were there we went there(to the railroad tracks)to see if it was true.
    I say it is because my three cousins and I went and we put baby powder on the black car and turned it off, my cousin that was driving let the car roll and we went over the tracks and turned right and the little ghost children were still pushing the car because if it would have been gravity it wouldn't have kept rolling and it wouldn't have kept going after we turned right,he even jumped off the car to see it roll,then he got on top of the car and he saw the little fingerprints start appearing as we were getting pushed.

    anonymous Says:
    October 27th, 2011

    I visited these tracks one night with my brother and best friend, i can honestly say ive never been back because of the events that took place. I am a very big skeptic so we decided to try this so called legend out, we pulled the car over 5 minutes from the tracks where we applied powder to the bumper, side doors and passenger windows. We parked my at the time brand new mustang on the tracks, i decided to put the car in neutral but with the E-Brake on, we were looking out every window to see if we could see anyone messing with us, my brother was looking out the back window and continued saying i dont see anyone. We felt a joly but because the e-brake was on the car would not roll. Before i could take my E-Brake off we heard several loud bangs on the doors and bumper, everyone in the car looked whiter than a ghost. I suddenly took the e-brake off turned on the car and sped away, we also noticed that the gates to the grave yard that were closed before were opening as we drove past it. We were all very terrified and could not understand what was going on, we figured we made the children very upset by not allowing them to push the car. I have not been back to these tracks since that night, when we finally pulled over there were several handprints on the bumper and on the sides of the doors as if they were trying with all their might to push my car. I know many people dont believe these stories but i can honestly say this convinced me.

    anonymous Says:
    November 10th, 2011

    My friend went there and they got stuck on the train tracks and the car got pushed. Her mother also got baby powder and they saw the handprints.When they got home i actually saw the handprints myself.

    anonymous Says:
    April 22nd, 2012

    i dont know if i should believe or not, but its creepy because i went last night, ijust heard of this beacause i just moved to san antonio, we went and we didnt get to go throu it, it was blocked off but anyway i was on my way home and i got so many prank calls, now i heard if you dont bring protection spirirts will follow you home so after all the prank calls astayed up real late and kept hearing noises in my house and thumps and i looked at tha numbers and one number was 210 666 6666, thats tha devil!!!!! if this is real or not idont know, didnt go throu with it but i pray to god that no one else dies there or gets tha devils spirit

    anonymous Says:
    July 08th, 2012

    OMG People this is only an urban myth. The bus accident that occurred was in 1939 in an entire different city. The journalist that reported the story was from San Antonio, a story taken out of proportion. The street is sloped down test it yourself with a bottle of water. The names of the streets are named after the Mccreless families grand children and the cries of children people claim to hear are those of peacocks the property owners breed.

    anonymous Says:
    March 24th, 2013

    Just did this on Mar 23rd, 2013.... It was Epic! And we did get pushed across.

    anonymous Says:
    September 15th, 2013

    I just got back from the track...whether the pushing of the cars is real or not is not my thing......my curiosity is that while we walked the tracks towards the darkness we smelled smoke like something burning then caught it on video-smoke coming out of one of the track logs, very hot also and lots of smoke surrounded us.....what the heck was it??? anyone ?

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