Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Texas Railway Children

According to the Texas locals, in the 1930s or 1940s, it was a rainy morning as the train moved swiftly down the Texas Railway tracks, the engineer spied a school bus stalled on the railway crossing. Frantically pulling his break and tugging on the train horn, the huge great engine quickly advanced toward the school bus, unable to stop in time. Ten children reportedly lost their lives that day and continue to haunt the area, protecting others from a similar horrific end. Since then, the locals have been experiencing some weird, eerie situations: If you park your car directly over the tracks and shift into neutral stalling the cars engine, 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 clearly see the children’s finger and hand-prints in the powder, upon your car’s bumper. They are known as the, Texas Railway Children.

Numerous photos and live footage have been reported and the fingerprints on the vehicles are always of small child sized hand. Even I personally have witnessed the live footage on documentary channel about a year ago. Investigation in the spot, ruled out any possible cause a car to roll on its own and magnetic fields that could somehow be drawing the car have been ruled out also.

For those wanting to experience this phenomenon known as the Texas Railway Children
# Sprinkle talcum powder on your bumper
# Park your vehicle 20 or so feet from the tracks
# Place your vehicle in neutral
# Remove your foot off the brake slowly
# Wait patiently, do not expect results right away as it can take a minute or two
# Feel for tugs, pushes, and small jolts on your car
# View the talcum powder for the children’s hand-prints

In order to solve this mystery, a group of paranormal activity investigators recorded their experiment in live footage. What they found out was totally awesome and interesting. Here it is:

Summary of the investigation:

1) Initial experiment did reveal that the car used as the subject moved uphill even when the engine is switched off and set at the neutral point. So, they wanted to know if it happens to big vehicles such as a bus (if really the children are pushing the car, then they might not be able to push a huge vehicle such as the bus). Result: The bus did move uphill as the car did!

2) What about children fingerprints? Locals, who have experienced this incident, often find children fingerprints on their vehicles. However, in the experiment carried out by the group using a car and a bus, no fingerprints were found after these vehicles were pushed uphill on their own. Note that, the vehicles used as subject of study have been washed prior to the experiments to remove existing fingerprints. So probably the fingerprints found by the locals could have been their own!

3) Next, they did a magnetic field test in that area. Result: No significant difference in the changes of magnetic field in that area.

4) Finally, they did a geographical landscape check. And…..SUPRISE! The road leading to the railway track which looks like as though it’s an uphill was proven to be downhill actually! It is a natural optical illusion. This finally explains why vehicles can move on their own when placed on that road. MYSTERY SOLVED!

*It was also said that the accident involving the bus and the train was actually reported in a different location and not in that particular railway track.

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