After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, a funeral train was used to carry his body home to Springfield, Illinois, for burial.
In April every year since his death, a phantom ‘ghost train’ is reported travelling along the tracks, and on the same route which was taken by the official funeral train. However, this train never reaches its destination.
Reports of the phantom train have appeared in many major newspapers, New York’s Evening Times reported once, that the train passes noiselessly, and that when it is moonlight, clouds appear and cover the moon.
Once the pilot train has come to pass, the funeral train itself, complete with flags and streamers, comes rushing past. It is as if the tracks become covered with a black carpet, and the coffin can often be seen in the center of the car. Also, large numbers of blue-coated men are seen in the air, on the car and even behind it.
It is also reported that all clocks and watches stop as this phantom train goes by, and when they are looked at the are usually around 8 minutes behind.
I find this tale truly fascinating on a personal level. To me, it seems like Abraham LIncoln’s soldiers are still watching over him.
Kyle Thompson – Soul Reaper Paranormal