Massachusetts is a state with a long and involved history of the supernatural. The state has been at the center of hundreds of legends and ghost stories over the years, but one of the most haunted places in the state might be the Hoosac Tunnel. The Hoosac Tunnel is a railroad tunnel beneath the Hoosac Mountains in Western Massachusetts. Work began on the nearly 5 mile long tunnel in 1851 and finished in 1874. During its construction a total of 195 men were killed. Most were killed during the building and some bodies were never recovered. Some were buried under the tons of rock during the explosions that were set off as the workers blasted their way through the mountain. Others were cut off and trapped in the side caverns of the tunnel and many were never recovered.
After many accidents and deaths that the workers were experiencing, word soon began to spread that the Hoosac Tunnel was haunted. People swore they heard men crying out in pain, or see what looked like men inside the tunnel. Workers began to report of dead men walking around the area, only to disappear quickly. They also reported to hear the strange moans and groans inside the tunnel. Many workers just walked away from the job as they did not want to be cursed by the dead. Eventually the tunnel was completed but the frightening tales still continued. Dozens of reports continue from people who say they have witnessed the ghosts of the tunnel themselves, or hear the sounds of people talking or moaning inside. If you do decide to visit the Hoosac Tunnel for yourself, use extreme caution. After all, this is still used as a railroad tunnel with dozens of trains traveling through daily.
I can say of all the times I have visited the Hoosac Tunnel I have never seen or heard a ghost. However I have stepped inside a little bit and the feelings that I got were eerie in that darkness. It made me feel very intimidated. I need one of those EVP toys. Our last trip this week had us exploring a bit of the old Compressor building. There have been a few great articles written about the Haunting of the Hoosac Tunnel that you can read by clicking on them here.
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