The group of twelve had gathered on the railroad trestle at Buffalo Shoals Road in Statesville where, over 100 year ago, a train wreck happened that killed about two dozen people. They were there to investigate the legend that claims you can hear or see the doomed train on each anniversary of the accident.
Unfortunately for the group, they happened to be on the trestle when a Norfolk Southern train came around the bend at around 2:45 in the morning. The conductor saw the group and tried to stop the train but was unable to do so before striking and killing 29-year-old Christopher Kaiser. His body was found in a nearby ravine.
Another woman with the group was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Several reports say that Kaiser pushed the woman out of the train’s path before he was hit.
I’ve included some video detailing the original accident, the trestle and the ghost stories surrounding it. I’ve also included an image I took from Google Maps that shows the bridge is pretty long, even longer with a freight train bearing down on you.Accident, ghost, North Carolina