The Screaming Tunnel

by Naresh Kumar
(Malaysia)

Tunnel - Warning - Do Not Enter!

Tunnel - Warning - Do Not Enter!

There is a tunnel under the old railroad tracks just to the west of the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara Falls. It is known locally as the Screaming Tunnel. A path wanders through the tunnel and then up to an empty field on the hill. But the field was not always empty.


At one time, a large farm house stood in the field at the top of the hill, and in it lived a happy family. Then one night, the house caught fire. A young daughter was trapped in the house, and the only way to escape was through a wall of flames. The brave young girl covered her face with her arms and ran into the fiery doorway. Her long hair and her long nightgown began to smolder as she burst through the flames and rushed out of the house.

When the night air struck her smoldering clothing, it burst into flames, enveloping the girl in a raging inferno. The girl screamed in agony and ran blindly down the hill, away from the fire-stricken house. She staggered into the tunnel under the train tracks, her screams echoing and re-echoing through the night. Overcome by the flames, the girl fell to the floor of the tunnel, wailing in agony. She rolled frantically on the floor of the tunnel, trying to douse the flames, but her efforts were weak and ineffective. She was quickly overcome, and burned to death in the tunnel under the tracks.

After that night, anyone that dares strike a match in the tunnel under the tracks will hear the agonized death screams of the burning girl, and a ghostly wind will instantly blow out the match.

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Nov 14, 2011
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Fantastic but needs to be longer
by: Anonymous

Fantastic story but you need to expand the story. You could have what you wrote as a flashback or story of another character that is going to enter the tunnel.

Jan 09, 2009
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true
by: connor g

its scariest to me because I've tried it it works the match is blown out weirdest thing ever happened to me

Mar 10, 2008
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CREEPY!!!!!
by: JudithP

I have personally been to the Screaming Tunnel. I walked thru it on an extremely warm day, and found the temperature inside the tunnel quite cool, enough that it made you wish you had a sweater or light jacket to put on. I wandered around on the other end of the tunnel and discovered that the area was thickly populated with garter snakes, (how's that to add to an already creepy area?). I also discovered what appeared to be the stone/cement foundation of a building. I also saw a rectangular piece of cement or rock with a person's name carved on it. It was quite worn, and was too difficult to read. I do know one thing, I wouldn't be caught dead down that way on a stormy night, looking for shelter from the elements in that tunnel! No way, Jose.

Nov 27, 2007
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ummmm
by: Anonymous

It is just weird.

PhilG: Please say something to help the author out.

Nov 23, 2007
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The Screaming Tunnel
by: Anonymous

The story is very good and I think it is good to rate it 5 stars which is the highest.

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