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The story goes that many years ago a railroad worker was decapitated in an accident, and he now walks the tracks carrying a lantern in search of his head. That's the light that many people claim to have seen. This light that appears for only a few seconds then disappears again is said to sway back and forth. It even moves up and down the track illuminating the rails.
Another explanation for this light is it is the ghostly appearance of a train of wounded Confederate soldiers that disappeared during the war. The train vanished whether from destruction by Federal soldiers or from another more mysterious means.
It takes a very dark night to see this light, so the story goes. The light is explained away by some people as caused by marsh gases.
I've never been to look. A railroad track on a dark and eerie night would not be a welcoming sight for me. But it might be perfect for some on a gloomy Halloween eve.
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