Will ghost kids push our car at the haunted railroad tracks in San Antonio, Texas? One night after a paranormal investigation we decided to test the urban legend ourselves! Are the railroad tracks real haunted?
Haunted Railroad Tracks
The urban legend is that back in the 1930s a school bus full of children stalled on these railroad tracks in San Antonio. Sadly, the bus was hit by a train killing the children on board the bus. Since that tragic accident they say if you park your car in neutral at the same spot, ghost kids will push you car out of harm’s way. In fact, they claim if you apply baby powder to your rear bumper you will be able to capture the handprints of the small children. People in San Antonio have tested this urban legend for years and some even claim their car was pushed off the haunted railroad tracks by an unseen force!
Ghost Kids and Urban Legends
One thing that is clear is that this urban legend is repeated throughout the United States. I know of multiple places in Texas alone. When I investigated the La Lomita Mission in Mission local law enforcement told me about the haunted site of a tragic school bus accident. In my hometown of Austin there are similar urban legends of ghost kids that push cars in two separate places! First they say that ghost kids will push your car if you flash your car lights parked at Tucker Cemetery, aka Children’s Cemetery. Then there is the urban legend of Jacob’s Road. Legend states that a deranged farmer killed his wife and son, Jake, near the current site of this central Texas road. People report that the ghost of Jake (or some legends say his murderer father) pushes your car if you park in neutral. I’ve tested the urban legend at all these places and have had the same results every single time. I still have to ask, why are people fascinated with this urban legend? Perhaps it is because the idea of children passing away is so haunting, the story resonates with us as people.