Chapel Hill Ghost Light

Destiny Short

Chapel Hill is a small town located in a rural area of middle Tennessee. The locals claim that many years ago, a Signal Man carrying a lantern was walking along the railroad tracks at night. As the man was walking along, he tripped and was knocked unconscious when he hit his head on the tracks. While he was knocked out on the ground, a train came along but was unable to stop in time. When the train ran him over, it decapitated him but left his body mostly intact and unharmed. The man’s head was never found. Now, his spirit wanders along the tracks at night with his lantern, searching for the head that was once on his shoulders. His ghost appears fairly regularly, and disappears without explanation.