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Old 08-28-10, 01:42 AM
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Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Yet another dumb ass shuffled off this mortal coil.


STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was with about a dozen people who were looking for a legendary "ghost train" in Iredell County was hit by a locomotive and killed early Friday morning.

The incident happened on a train trestle at 2:45 a.m. near the 900 block of Buffalo Shoals Road.

Robin Chapman, a spokesperson for Norfolk-Southern Railroad, said the eastbound train consisted of three locomotives and no freight cars.

The train was rounding a curve and approaching a trestle over Boston Creek just prior to Buffalo Shoals Road when it struck a man on the trestle, Chapman said.

Christopher Kaiser, 29, died at the scene and two more people were injured, according to Iredell County Sheriff Phillip Redmond. Kaiser's body was found below the trestle down a steep incline, he said.

The injured patients were airlifted to a local hospital. Their condition was not immediately known.

"During the investigation, witnesses told deputies they were at the site in hopes of seeing a 'ghost train'," the Iredell County sheriff's office said in a press release.

The sheriff said the incident coincided with the anniversary of a train wreck that occurred at the same location in 1891. (Read a story about the original wreck)

Redmond said there were "12 people who were amateur ghost hunters caught on the trestle when the train rounded the bend" early Friday morning.

The train operators tried to stop the locomotives and warn the people on the trestle, Redmond said.

Most of the people on the trestle started running east and away from the train.

All of the victims were able to clear the trestle except for the fatal victim who was struck by a locomotive.

"All indications at this point are this is an accident," Redmond said.

The sheriff's office plans to talk with other witnesses to the accident who left the scene before deputies arrived.

http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=13055036
Old 08-28-10, 02:12 AM
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

now someday people will be there looking for his ghost!
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

That's so awesome.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

But he probably died happy as I am sure his last words were "I HEAR THE GHOST TRAIN!!!!!!"
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

I wonder if TAPS will be there next?
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

I think this would be in the top 10 of "Reasons not to die".

Sorry for the families but you can't cure stupid.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by FiveO View Post
I think this would be in the top 10 of "Reasons not to die".

Sorry for the families but you can't cure stupid.
Agreed. What a wasteful way to go.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

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Agreed. What a wasteful way to go.
Well, hunting ghosts is a wasteful way to live you life, so in a way, it's actually kinda fitting.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

I'm curious as to what an amateur ghost hunter is vs. a professional ghost hunter.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
Yet another dumb ass shuffled off this mortal coil.


STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was with about a dozen people who were looking for a legendary "ghost train" in Iredell County was hit by a locomotive and killed early Friday morning.

The incident happened on a train trestle at 2:45 a.m. near the 900 block of Buffalo Shoals Road.

Robin Chapman, a spokesperson for Norfolk-Southern Railroad, said the eastbound train consisted of three locomotives and no freight cars.

The train was rounding a curve and approaching a trestle over Boston Creek just prior to Buffalo Shoals Road when it struck a man on the trestle, Chapman said.

Christopher Kaiser, 29, died at the scene and two more people were injured, according to Iredell County Sheriff Phillip Redmond. Kaiser's body was found below the trestle down a steep incline, he said.

The injured patients were airlifted to a local hospital. Their condition was not immediately known.

"During the investigation, witnesses told deputies they were at the site in hopes of seeing a 'ghost train'," the Iredell County sheriff's office said in a press release.

The sheriff said the incident coincided with the anniversary of a train wreck that occurred at the same location in 1891. (Read a story about the original wreck)

Redmond said there were "12 people who were amateur ghost hunters caught on the trestle when the train rounded the bend" early Friday morning.

The train operators tried to stop the locomotives and warn the people on the trestle, Redmond said.

Most of the people on the trestle started running east and away from the train.

All of the victims were able to clear the trestle except for the fatal victim who was struck by a locomotive.

"All indications at this point are this is an accident," Redmond said.

The sheriff's office plans to talk with other witnesses to the accident who left the scene before deputies arrived.

http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=13055036
Reminds me of the old saying "you don't have to out run the bear, you just have to out run those with you".
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by DVD Polizei View Post
I'm curious as to what an amateur ghost hunter is vs. a professional ghost hunter.
Professional ghost hunters have crappy TV shows.
Old 08-28-10, 11:25 AM
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Is it that hard to hear a train approaching? I never understand how these morans get hit.
Old 08-28-10, 11:31 AM
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Real trains are a bitch.
Old 08-28-10, 12:01 PM
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Is it that hard to hear a train approaching? I never understand how these morans get hit.
The train was rounding a curve and approaching a trestle over Boston Creek just prior to Buffalo Shoals Road when it struck a man on the trestle, Chapman said.

Christopher Kaiser, 29, died at the scene and two more people were injured, according to Iredell County Sheriff Phillip Redmond. Kaiser's body was found below the trestle down a steep incline, he said.
Sounds to me like they were on a bridge and were trying to get off before the train got there.

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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

The hunter becomes the hunted...
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post
Reminds me of the old saying "you don't have to out run the bear, you just have to out run those with you".
You really don't have to quote the entire original post when you respond. We'll know what you're talking about.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

How appropriate. I just went to a Skeptic's Meet Up where someone did a presentation about being a former ghosthunter. I guess it's a good thing he left the business when he did.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Even David Carradine would think that this was a really stupid way to die.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

"Down there by the Train, Down there by the Train, Down there where the Train.. goes...SHI".THUMP!!!
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

At least now they'll find their ghosts, though
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by DVD Polizei View Post
I'm curious as to what an amateur ghost hunter is vs. a professional ghost hunter.
A professional ghost hunter retains his grip on reality while hunting for his fantasy; by doing so, he would not get hit by a train. Pure amateur hour.
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Re: Ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post
Reminds me of the old saying "you don't have to out run the bear, you just have to out run those with you".
The assumption in that saying is that the bear stops to eat (or at least toy with) his first victim. Trains don't do that; you actually need to outrun the train.
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Originally Posted by OldDude View Post
The assumption in that saying is that the bear stops to eat (or at least toy with) his first victim. Trains don't do that; you actually need to outrun the train.
Or be really skinny and then you can lie between the rails as the train glides over you
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