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 you have the foresight to cover your bumper
with baby powder or flour, you can reportedly see the children’s
fingerprints upon your car.
This story has been
featured on the popular television shows of Sightings, Unsolved
Mysteries, as well as numerous
Magazines and newspapers.
Despite the much
publicized story, its truth has been hotly debated in
Antonio and both area residents and local law enforcement are
weary of the legend. 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.
However, in support
San Antonio residents, there are no records of any such accident
having ever occurred in the newspaper archives anywhere in
Texas. It seems to us that an accident of such magnitude would have been
investigations into the events have determined that despite an
illusionary appearance of a level, or even slightly inclined road, the
street surface is actually at a 2 degree declination. This would
result in the natural rolling of a car parked in neutral. As to
the fingerprints, these could easily be those that were already there. Even after washing, forensic studies have concluded that fingerprints
can still occur.
As the curious from all over the country
come to witness the paranormal phenomena, law enforcement are
constantly forced to deal with traffic problems at the site,
especially around Halloween. Area residents have grown extremely
weary of the congestion and the drugs and alcohol that seemingly
accompany many of the visitors. Unfortunately, a criminal
element has also entered upon the scene as reports of car-jackings,
purse snatchings and worse, are perpetrated on the many curious and
unsuspecting ghost hunters.
is reportedly the most haunted city in the State of
with dozens of ghostly sites that are not debated. Perhaps it is
time to give this legend a rest, along with local law enforcement and area
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