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.
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.