Single Track Train Track

Single Track Train Track

When I first heard of this haunting, it sounded almost like an urban-legend.  It reminded me of your typical story of a lady in white roaming a cemetery.  I wanted to dig deeper because I was skeptical, and because I only had this little tid-bit of information below to go by for 5 years until 2010…

“Reports of an apparition of a man with a lantern walking on the tracks and disappears.”

I didn’t even know where this location was until recently.  After reaching out to learn more,  I was able to get in touch with some people and hear their stories.  The first person I spoke with shared that the male apparition is seen near St. Charles, but can also be spotted at York St. even.

Another persons elder family member had a group of friends witness it near while they were walking the tracks near St. Charles.  The last person I spoke with told me his father shared the story with him of “a man walking the tracks with a lantern”.  He also confirmed the spot being near St. Charles and also York St. like the other gentleman.

What’s interesting is these 3 different groups of people, all experienced the same paranormal happening at different times.  Their stories all shared the same similarities which helped earn validity to this haunt.  Having 3 groups of people witness it at different times is more crediting than having one larger group all witness it at once.

York & Meister looking east towards Cook County.  The man can also be spotted in this area, a though not as frequently.

Location: St. Charles Rd. & Hawthorne Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (Google Maps) Also seen at York St. & Meister intersection

Rumored Type of Haunting: believed to be intelligent, but could be residual

Type of Spirit/Spirits: human

Nature of Spirit/Spirits: benevolent

Number of Spirit/Spirits: 1

Notoriety of Haunting: 🔥🔥🔥 3/5

Haunted Chicago Editor Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 stars

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