A man who was waiting with several friends for a legendary North Carolina ‘ghost train’ was killed when a real train came down the tracks.
Christopher Kaiser, 29, of Charlotte was waiting with around a dozen friends on a railway bridge when the three engines and one wagon rounded the bend.
The terrified amateur ghost watchers had to run 150ft for their lives, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Captain Darren Campbell.
All but two made it, according to CNN. Christopher Kaiser, 29, of Charlotte, was struck and killed at about 2.45am on Friday, said Campbell.
A woman who witnesses say Kaiser pushed to safety fell about 30 to 40 feet from the trestle and was injured. She was being treated at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
‘There was no way out,’ Campbell told CNN. ‘They almost made it.’
The engineer of the train, which was traveling at its customary 35 to 40 mph, hit the horn and ‘stopped as fast as he could,’ Campbell said.
Kaiser and his friends were hoping to witness the ‘ghost train’ from an accident on August 27,1891. A passenger train jumped the tracks on a tall bridge near Statesville, North Carolina, sending seven rail cars below and about 30 people to their deaths
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