There are a lot of stories about trains – ghosts and I would like to tell about the most famous one. This is a story about a train with Italian tourists which disappeared in the tunnel of Lombard.
The story tells that in summer 1911 the train “Zanetti” with three cars left Rome and should go through the mountain tunnel in Lombard but it disappeared with the passengers as soon as it entered into the tunnel. From 106 passengers only 2 managed to rescue. They jumped out of the train at the last moment. After the accident two rescued passengers suffered with psychiatric disorder caused by strong stress but backed to norm later. They told that suddenly the passengers were overtaken with unexplained fear, panic started and the train was covered with milk – white mist gradually becoming more viscous.
The train did not show up. The tunnel was inspected several times. There were no train, passengers and even traces of soot on the walls. During the war the tunnel was bricked up and later destroyed in the result of one of the air – plane attacks.
In the railway museum they still keep a model with the railway, tunnel and locomotive with 3 cars. It is strange but that accident was not widely discussed in mass media although the disappearance of the whole train with rich Italians should have strong public interest. There were just couple of lines in local newspapers and the world press.
Nobody would recollect that accident if not the relative of one of the passenger who was looking through the archives in 1926 and found an interesting record. It was said that in Mexico 104 Italians showed up from nowhere and all them affirmed that they were travelling from Rome. And that record was dated 1845! The Italians were considered as mad and put into a psychiatric hospital. The things and clothes didn’t correspond to that time. And one of the belongings, a tobacco box with the sign “1907” is still kept in Mexico.
The reason of the train disappearing is still a puzzle. But the train – ghost was seen in many countries such as Russia, India, Germany, Italy and Romania. The statements of witnesses who saw the train – ghost were all the same: the ancient train with 3 cars without a machinist and with windows shut with curtains.
As for Russia they say that first it was seen in Crimea (the train went by non existent rails and even hit chickens). In 1991 it was seen in Poltava and at the same year one scientist for paranormal activity jumped into that train in front of several witnesses and nowadays he is officially considered missing.
The people who are fond of mystic say that the train disappeared in parallel dimension or it was lost in time. In these versions they show even connections with other mystic accidents.
I plan to tell about that in my next post.
No matter what life did to you, what matters is what you do with what life did to you..