Ghost Tracks

The Ghost Tracks is an urban legend from San Antonio about a railroad crossing that is said to haunted by the ghosts of children who died there in a tragic accident when their school bus was hit by a train.

Ghost Tracks

Back in the 1940s, in San Antonio, Texas, a school bus full of children was making its way down the road and toward the intersection when it stalled on the railroad tracks. A speeding train smashed into the bus, killing 10 of the children and the bus driver.

Since that dreadful accident many years ago, any car stopped near the railroad tracks will be pushed by unseen hands across the tracks to safety. It is the spirits of the children, they say, who push the cars across the tracks to prevent another accident and saving people from a tragic fate like their own.

As the story goes, if you park your car directly over the tracks and shift into neutral, the ghosts of the children will push it uphill, out of the way of any oncoming train. And if cover your bumper with baby powder or flour, you can reportedly see the children’s fingerprints upon your car.

Numerous accounts have been reported that cars do in fact inexplicably move on their own and mysterious prints are seen on vehicles. Others allege they have heard the voices and laughter of children while at the site. The photo you see above was taken at the Ghost Tracks and it is believed to show a ghost at the railway crossing.

However, there are no records of any such accident having ever occurred in the newspaper archives anywhere in Texas and the road is on a slight incline which could explain the cars moving by themselves.


  1. scaryomg1000 says

    Why do ghosts always haunt isolated places,rail crossings and bathrooms/washrooms.

  2. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    Might’ve seen this on a show once…not sure…either this or something like this..hmm idk.

  3. Mie_Bloodygirl says

    Yeah this story is true . I read this in a magazine where they put all the paranormal story in it. Wow they are so kind of helping others. I salute them *-*)7

  4. greatsummoner says

    guys its been debunk its an illsion it looks like the hill goes up when it goes down it was on the show on the syfy channel called paranormal fact or faction now a wreck may have happen there and there ghost maybe around there.

  5. zombie_pegasister says

    Thats sweet they help people other then trying to kill them like some inmature adult ghosts

  6. NDNbaby says

    um… this is from a movie… its called fingerprints. no really, this is the plot of the movie fingerprints.

  7. GhostGirl1607 says

    How nice of the kids who died in the incidence to push cars out of the way. I wanna try that

  8. Disasters GoOn says

    I feel sorry for these kids. And that’s saying something ’cause I’m basically cold and heartless.

  9. MerrBearBallet says

    I LOVE SAN ANTONIO!!! Its a great place to vaccation, especially along the riverwalk

  10. bratzgirl2233 says

    Awww cute how they don’t want anyone to feel how they felt when they died! Unlike some other ghosts ¬.¬

  11. pauliej says

    This is true but the story is wrong. It was a nun driving kids home from a field trip, and she was the only survivor. Weeks later she was so depressed she tried to kill herself by parking her car on the tracks, but the children pushed her out of the way. It stills happens if you stop your car over the tracks, and if you put baby powder on your bumper you will see small handprints

  12. hotpinkzeebra says

    SONICFAN12 is right the story is true and if u go they will push your car and if u put flour or clorox on your windows you can see the hand prints

  13. chuckygirl12 says

    i luv this one!! 1 day i really wanna go there!!! sonicfan u so lucky i <3 ghosts but the only time i eva get 2 b around them is when my skool goes 2 the smithville mansion. where a ghost touched the back of my neck. and i screamed. but still. GHOSTS R AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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