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The Burning Bus

Edgewood, Texas

Here, all that remains in the shell of a burned bus. It is said that years ago a group of children was on the way to school on this dark, lovely, dirt road when the bus suddenly burst into flames. The children and their driver all perished in the blaze because no one was around for many miles to hear the screams. It is said now that if one travels down the road at night, the children’s screams will be heard loud and clear.

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Megan says:

October 7, 2005, 3:18 pm

Well in my opinion that is true. Mean I may not have ever been down that road but you can never tell the truth now a days. Can you?

Brando says:

October 18, 2005, 4:45 pm

It is true. I happen to be from the town of Edgewood and have experienced it more than once.

JJ says:

December 27, 2005, 3:53 pm

i have never heard of this story but i’ve heard of ne about the tracks.

keisha ringland says:

February 16, 2006, 8:56 pm

why in the heck did the bus just burst into flames???
that is pretty interesting!! i would love to see the investigation papers on this one!!!

Kayla T. says:

February 18, 2006, 10:56 pm

I live in Edgewood and i have seen the bus. It freaks me out even in the day. I dont dare go in at night. It is also said that you will see the driver. Walking toward you or toward the bus. To kids its a great place to have a party but also to scare people. Edgewood has other stories but this is the best one.


March 2, 2006, 1:19 pm

dude I was walking down that same road and a knife on fire came after me I crapped myself I then was stabbed three times then It vanished along with SMOKE IN THE AIR THEN i HEARD A SHALLOW SCREAMING. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

shelly says:

March 16, 2006, 3:02 pm

i don’t believe it because i’ve been through there and i haven’t experienced nothing. people hello doesn’t this story seem so familiar to the one about the little kids that were in a bus and that the bus got runned over by a trian. that happened over at San Antonio Texas.

allie says:

March 26, 2006, 5:01 pm

i realllyy want to know where this is, please someone e mail me immediatly if you know where it is!
Allie- thank you!

krista says:

March 27, 2006, 3:14 pm

I have heard many stories but none like this.I think it is very interesting to hear about this stuff.And it is cool because many memerioes and pasts are still shown today!

allie says:

April 4, 2006, 8:21 pm

i went down there no thanks to any of yall. i found it on my own. but anyways, me and a few friends went out there and it was so damn scary. i wouldnt even get out of the car. 3 other people did get out of the car and hop the fence to get closer to the bus. but it is true, you can hear voices. its like theyre having a conversation with someone else. you can hear walking. but we never heard any screams or saw any bus driver. we were really hoping that we would. if anyone wants directions to this place, e mail me or IM ME. these websites give really ****** directions. half the time we get lost.

VICKIE says:

May 19, 2006, 2:25 am

I would like directions to get to where this burning bus thing took place. Thanks

Marissa says:

June 10, 2006, 8:48 am

its true i was on my way to a family reunion someware around there and we were driving pass there and listing to music really loudly then next thing u know we hear really loud screaming after that we went a different way and sayd we were never going back there again


June 11, 2006, 12:31 am


Linda says:

June 17, 2006, 9:50 pm

I would like to know what dirt road this is on.My
mother-in-law lives in Edgewood and has never heard of it.All the directions I have is where the main road is.Where is this dirt road located?

linda says:

June 17, 2006, 9:54 pm

Forgot my e-mail*****
to wonting dirt road directions.

Angelica says:

July 1, 2006, 5:05 pm

Ohhh **** that is scary! I havent gone through that road yet but my grandma had. She told me once that she saw lots of children walking down that street.She was heading to a trip at Los Angeles.

Brianna Bustos says:

August 11, 2006, 5:55 am

uh…1 question wat caused the bus 2 go in2 flames?

Desirea says:

August 20, 2006, 1:12 am

mwahahahaha!! i live in edgewood and i go there almost every weekend,and yes it is true! i love going there just to get scared.i love edgewood!!!my stupid friends got out and went into the bus and took pics and some crazy things came out in those pics!!

Britny says:

August 20, 2006, 3:03 am

Ok so it’s down this road that you have to cross this bridge it’s stupid because it’s broke right now but it is the really creepy road, enough said but the bus driver you see coming toward you is way out there, if you park your car you have to turn it off it happens most when its widy but the bus driver is there just look if you pull in there just look straight ahead and you’ll see him if you want in the bus jump the fence also I have bad luck and everytime We go at night our brand new car brakes down half way down the road it gets really foggy in the car and if you look out the window there is someone walking toward you it’s happened in 3 different cars with 3 different drivers and the drivers not knowing about our first experience.

cutler says:

September 15, 2006, 6:20 pm

The burning bus is not true.I know becouse in 1995 when I threw a party out there right next to the bus it was very foggy and cold we were out there for 4hrs drinking.The only thing that made us jump,is that my friend scared another friend .If you want to have fun park over the bridge,just ask annyone in edgewood try the fruite stand in town thell probably know.

cat says:

October 4, 2006, 10:43 pm

Why hasnt anyone given real directions to this place?
some one posted a message for emailing him for directions but he dont answer that email. if someone knows the directions then post them so others can check it out and see if its true or not

jess says:

October 24, 2006, 11:13 am

yeah i kinda beleive it. but im from new hampshire so.. i dont know. nothin really goes around here. but my house is haunted. but i would like to go there to see it happen

Julia says:

November 2, 2006, 10:29 pm

i think that its true but idk i guess i have to find out 4 myself but 1 ? how the hel did it burst into flames like 4 real thats wiered

Michael Izaguirre says:

November 27, 2006, 8:57 pm

This is realy scary.We are doing a report on the “Burning Bus” Thanks for the info. It has to be true there have been many encounters and why the hec would the bus just burst into flames and it was in the middle of knowere!!

Wes says:

November 27, 2006, 8:58 pm

This is really cool and scary. me and my friend (probaly the one who left a comment above me) r doing a project on this. this is really helpful. thanks 4 the info

James says:

December 2, 2006, 9:42 am

My daughters friend wants to go to a haunted place. will she be able to see a ghost. Will someone please put the road this is on ??

tracy lee says:

December 22, 2006, 9:50 am

ive heared of combusting people but not of buses. id hav to see it to believe it!

Jami says:

February 11, 2007, 11:04 pm

I wouldn’t doubt it! It’s like the story about the kids who died on the bus that was hit by a speeding trian. Story goes that the bus died right on the tracks just as a train came and wiped everyone out. Now if you park on the tracks and put your car in neutral your car will be pushed by unseen childrens hands over the tracks and to safety on the other side. An off duty police officer washed his car and took it to the tracks. Sure enough his car was pushed and he got out and put baby powder on the back of his car. Sure as sunshine all these little hands appeared. I believe the state was Texas. It if you check the papers for the year the crash was suppose to take place. The local papers carries no such story. Fact or fiction? You be the judge!

Jon says:

February 26, 2007, 6:40 pm

Can anyone please place directions to this place from Austin, Tx. Iv been to a haunted “house” not to long ago and found it exciting (shadows and all) and I would like to go to this places. So if possible can the directions be put up thx. Jon

cat says:

March 8, 2007, 6:48 pm

JON, dont waste your time driving from austin to edgewood, i drove there, the supposedly road is gated up and no trespessing, the idiots on this site that say they seen it been there and its real are all lying, funny how none of them can post directions to this place, the directions i got was to a dead end if this place is so real i would like to see someone give out the real directions, but we all know no one can

cat says:

March 8, 2007, 6:52 pm

if you want to go to a real haunted place drive to mineral wells texas to the bake hotel, you cannot go in the building but you dont need to to see stuff go at night i have taken lots of photos and got ghost orbs and other strange things of the paranormal, well worth the trip: For Directions email me at, title the email directionsbaker i will respond, inlike some of the people on here that type stuff but cant back it up

veronica says:

March 28, 2007, 10:31 am

I think it is very sad that tha childreen died and so did tha driver.

CESAR says:

June 21, 2007, 10:39 am


Andria says:

July 3, 2007, 5:24 pm

My dad grew up in Edgewood and I still have family that live there. I haven’t heard about this, but I’m not saying it’s not true.. who knows.
How do you get there?

Erica says:

September 8, 2007, 5:23 pm

Ok this storey is very true. For those wanting directions keep reading and I will leave them at the end . I am 25 and have lived in Edgewood for 8 years now. The first time I heard about the bus was from an elderly man who has lived here for all of his natural born life. I checked it out myself along with my neices Britny and Desirea who posted on this also. Our car died(brand new car at that). Someone started walking towards us from behind. Then the car began to fog up. Screaming began coming from inside the bus. We took pictures on our cell phone, and a mysterious girl (which was not with us!) appeared in the photo. If you would like a copy of the picture send me your e mail at

Now if you are fimiliar with Edgewood, travel on 895 , pass Davids, turn directly left after the railroad tracks , you should be on CR 3504. Keep going straight in this dorection, cross over bridge( which is re built now) , keep on straight until you come to a four way stop. To your right at the stop sign , you will see a road with grass high on both sides. Take that road. Congrats you are on Burning bus road. If you drive slowly , you will be able to spot the bus on your left( trees have been cut down around it, and the area has been cleaned up.) Pull into the drive and park. You can then decide upon all of this for yourself. :)

Emerald.S says:

September 24, 2007, 12:07 pm

Yeah…I live in Edgewood. I’ve been to the bus it really creeps me out. If your ever in Edgewood I would insist taht you go on hallows eve…

Wanda says:

September 29, 2007, 7:10 pm

I live about 20 miles from Edgewood and have never heard this before. Would love to know more about it.

sharon says:

October 4, 2007, 3:21 am

I lived about 30 miles from there and never heard about it.when did this take place and what year.

Seek says:

October 9, 2007, 9:18 pm

Thats really creepy i want to go to all the world huants but not alone that would be 2 CREEPY and SCARY

joe says:

October 23, 2007, 5:52 pm

why can you only hear them at night if they were on their way to school wouldn’t thatbe the daytime? Sounds fake to me.

melissa miller says:

November 16, 2007, 11:01 am

r u kidding JOE thats feaky!

Rachel says:

March 31, 2008, 4:16 pm

this is the wierdest story ive ever heard. it kinda makes me wanna go see it! 😀

JD says:

April 20, 2008, 1:54 am

Is it only bored teens that post on this site or what? You people will believe anything. I am not a disbeliever. I run a paranormal group, but the stories you guys believe is amazing.

anaynomus says:

May 5, 2008, 9:44 am

this story is so f**ken skary i actualy saw the ghosts

dusk says:

October 3, 2008, 2:04 pm

i went out there in 1986 or 1987,not sure of exact year,with a church group.on halloween night.the story told to us is that the engine caught fire and the driver pulled over to the side of road,the emergency door in was stuck and thats why no one got out.other than being dark and scary,we never saw or heard anything.

TJ Lennon says:

October 7, 2008, 1:07 am

This story is real.Me and a bunch of people went out there one night.We had hell finding it but my friends dad gave us directions over the phone.After about 2 hours of looking we finally found it.As we were coming up to it we saw what looked like a man standing in the road waving but when we got closer he faded away.When we got there a few of us jumped the fence what made it look fake was some kids wrote all over it word like boo and beware but you could still feel something was not right we filmed the whole trip iincluding the trip to clarks ferry in grand saline.When we got home and went over the tape you could here kids yelling at a distance.My friend darrin longoria had the camera and was looking around he looked down real quik and when he brought the camera back up ashes were falling all around us.The story is that the but burst into flames but what i think happend is the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree because the old bus is sitting against a tree and you can still see where it was burnt as we were leaving i was climbing over the gate and i looked back and saw that the tree it had hit was black like it had just happend.I never went back but dont let people tell you it is fake because we did at first but you can call me and ask me at 9035697918 just ask for TJ and i will tell you what happend in person.

Ryan says:

October 11, 2008, 5:41 pm

As to Joe’s question as to why you can only see/hear ghosts at night:
*There is a theory that our nights are the spiritual world’s days.*

To be honest, however, I’m skeptical about this particular haunting.
If the doors jammed, why not bust out windows and toss the kids out?
It beats the hell out of burning alive!

Becky says:

October 26, 2008, 3:46 pm

Say you know what I have heard about this I lived in Edgewood,Tx for about 7 yrs. and I never went there but my oldest daughter and her friend went there and it is true. The way to get there going east on hwy 80 from Dallas you go to the first red light in town turn left go passed David’s food store and it is out past the 2 nd cematary. The road is not closed but where the bus is at there is a gate up around that area but you can go down that road.

Amanda says:

November 27, 2008, 8:57 pm

I’ve been on the road and went inside the bus , its kind of creepy felt like you weren’t welcome on the bus.. I took pic’s of the bus as well and have them on my myspace page, it was really freaky the wind was blowing in only that area and I had chills down my spine like someone was behind me and as if i herd foot steps outside the gate, I wasn’t the only one there but my mom, grandma and seven year old sister was standing by the gate and they were coming behind us .. Now this happened during the day and no one else was on that road, but when i look at the pictures i just get a creepy feeling i don’t know… it spokes me out I have to go passed that road every night after church its pretty scary… and dark down that one road I wouldn’t be caught by myself down that road … if anyone wants to see pic’s to prove there’s a bus then e mail me.

Matt says:

January 16, 2009, 1:03 pm

I’m from Wills Point. Funny seeing that the Burning Bus made it to web. The Burning Bus was on a really good backroad between Wills Point and Edgewood (small towns about an hour E of Dallas). I can vouch for the bus being there but don’t remember much of hearing the screams(except from the girls that my friend and I took out there).

lazylupe says:

February 27, 2009, 5:39 pm

wow! that really was a scary story.

Ron Byler says:

March 16, 2009, 9:18 pm

This is very true, me and three of my friends came from beaumont texas to verify it for are selves. We stayed the night out by the bus behind the metal fence, as i got later into the night we all heard the events of the bus. We heard tires screeching, an explosion in the distance out by the pond, then out of no where we heard more than four kid voices scream. The screams got louder and louder, we all tried to stay the night out there, but then as we were in the tent we heard a loud motor screech, when we all looked out side there was no vehicle but the sound was still there. We got all of it on camera, until the battery died when it was at a full charge. Freaky or scary???? So yes the burning bus is very much true.

dave g says:

May 18, 2009, 9:13 pm

please let me know if this is real and where to go and look..i would like to go and see it if there is any info..

simren says:

August 22, 2009, 3:46 am

yaa i hear this story its realy honted

Gaby says:

September 25, 2009, 10:11 am

I actually leave a few houses away from the burning bus i ride down there sometimes at night the latest ive ver been down there is 3 in the morning.
But i have never seen anything or heard anything and the thing that scares me the most is that its right beside the graveyard.

cat says:

October 3, 2009, 1:32 am

I am so amazed at the amount of people who say they have been there and seen it all but I worry the lack of intelligence they have on the directions to this “so called” place

Erica says:

October 7, 2009, 12:56 am

I left perfectly clear directions on page 1=]

Jess says:

November 2, 2009, 12:30 am

I have been by the burning bus just this halloween just driving by it creeped me out. My boyfriend teased me about stopping there and I freaked out as soon as we passed it everyone in the car just got this weird feeling. If we would have stayed out there I’m sure something would have happened.

Jason says:

November 2, 2009, 4:36 pm

I live in Edgewood,and it is not hard to get to. It is real,me and my friends went on Halloween night. when we pulled up we shut of the car and listend. We heard screaming and when we tryed to back out are car stuck in Neutral for about 10min. We got out of neutral and left and we all felt like we needed to go back. like if someone wanted us to go help them. we drove by it one time and the bus was full of smoke and it smelt really bad

Prestina Johnson says:

July 25, 2010, 4:50 pm

i’ve been down that road and the bus is creepy looking. i’ve heard that during halloween the owner of the land where the bus is lights the bus on fire for a memorial of the bus driver and kids, and for the rest of the year he lets the trees and grass grow up in the bus so its easier to catch on fire. its creepy but it is a true story. dont try and doubt it…

Lynn says:

August 9, 2010, 11:38 pm

Me and my friends know of a story like this one it’s a lot different than the tracks one and this one.

ETPT of WP says:

March 17, 2011, 12:19 am

Could someone please tell me the address or where it is

Becky says:

April 7, 2011, 11:28 am

Well the Shell of this bus is there. The raod is not closed People live on theat rod. They just have a fence around where the bus is at. Looks like the bus run into a tree because that is where the front of the bus is at. I went there with my 2 daughters and My Mother. we did not hear anything. But we did get out of the car it was a beautiful day not cold nor hot. The wind was not blowing. it was just a very beautiful day. But we did get close enough to the bus. my Mom was standing by the car. The wind started to blowover where we were at I looked at my mom she said why is yalls hair blowing like it is windy. It was col we went back to the car and the wind was not blowing. SO U CAN THINK WHAT U WANT TO BUT I KNOW THAT THIS IS REAL

Mehh says:

October 7, 2011, 12:21 am

I live 10 minutes from Edgewood and i have never heard of this ever and i have friends from there. If you want to go somewhere go to grand saline, texas down to clarks fairy or to the goat ladys house.

Taylor says:

October 23, 2011, 12:34 am

TO: Becky says:
April 7, 2011, 11:28 am

Well the Shell of this bus is there. The raod is not closed People live on theat rod. They just have a fence around where the bus is at. Looks like the bus run into a tree because that is where the front of the bus is at. I went there with my 2 daughters and My Mother. we did not hear anything. But we did get out of the car it was a beautiful day not cold nor hot. The wind was not blowing. it was just a very beautiful day. But we did get close enough to the bus. my Mom was standing by the car. The wind started to blowover where we were at I looked at my mom she said why is yalls hair blowing like it is windy. It was col we went back to the car and the wind was not blowing. SO U CAN THINK WHAT U WANT TO BUT I KNOW THAT THIS IS REAL

Can you post directions of this bus plz?

LovinIt says:

October 25, 2011, 7:40 pm

i heard that the bus driver was sucidial and hated kids and he was fed up with his life and was half-crazed so he ran the bus into a tree purposley and caught the bus in fire. teh kids couldnt do anythign becasue it was too late before they got out of teh schock of impact. you can hear it at night, when all is dark adn quiet, and if you stand close enough, you can feel the heat. its creepy and im from edgewood so this is my experience!!

joaquin d says:

December 24, 2011, 8:43 am

im from wills point which is the next town over. i had a friend that lived down the read from where the bus is at, I’ve actually even been on it befor lol. its all rusted up but still very much standing at least at the time it was which was about 12 years ago. its very cool to see first hand especially if you believe in paranormal things. i see that alot of people want to know the location of where the bus is located i will see if i can track that down and post it here.

Brandi says:

October 11, 2012, 1:33 am

The bus has been moved out of the area. They say if you go out there you can still see the glow of the flames an hear the screams. I am from grand saline an was on my way with some friends to go see it. We were right down the road from our turn to it when an owl flew beside us an the tire blew all of a sudden. I got chills an refused to go. A police officer was called to help with our tire an when we explained to him what we were doing he told us that it is best for our safety not to go out there. He said he has had calls about bad things happening an people dying. An that it was just safer to go home. Why would a police officer say something like that if it isn’t true? I was pretty creeped out. & I’ve never heard of goat lady? I’ve only heard of the goat man bridge. It is believed that there are demons that walk the earth. I believe in spirits an stuff. Just like the oija board. Of demons an spirits weren’t real, explain the oija board game. Because that is very much real.

Randal H. says:

November 3, 2012, 7:56 pm

Me and my friend, Mike Blobner, just saw this story on the internet for the first time. The story told isnt quite correct. We know this because me and Mike told the same story 30 years ago. Mike lives on VZCR 3504 in the old 2 story white house next to where the burning bus once lay. The property has been in his family for over 130 years. The bus was carrying children but wasnt going to school, instead was picking up children on Van Zandt County Road 3501 headed for Sunday School. And the bus driver had been drinking heavily that day and crashed the bus through the fence hitting the metal corral behind it causing the bus to catch on fire and burn the children to death. If you were to afraid to approach the bus you could still just drive by it and see the glimmer of the childrens eyes in the bus windows. Some say that the “screams” were only coyotes in the woods but you would have to hear it for yourself to decide. I have personally taken many people to see the Burning Bus and only a few were brave enough to even get out of the car to approach it. The road itself is pitch black at night because of being covered by trees overhanging the road on both sides. Most of the bus, unfortunately, has since been removed for scrap metal except for the steering wheel and transaxle as of today.

Brenda says:

December 17, 2012, 4:27 pm

I grew up in Edgewood and lived in the area nearly all my life and I NEVER heard of this story.

Angel says:

May 17, 2013, 3:19 pm

This is not true. If anyone was hearing anything or seeing anything it was probably just in their minds and they created what they wanted to see/hear. I have been out there a dozen and more times. I live in Edgewood, and have land close to this road. One night me and a friend went and parked out by the bus, and nothing. NOT ONE THING happened. We even turned the car off and laid on the hood. I didn’t hear anything or see anything. I kinda hoped to honestly though. But I was disappointed. We were out there for several hours. Maybe it was just not something for me or I didn’t have a “connection,” but I didn’t experience anything. Sometimes I believe that if people hear the “legend” or stories enough times, they begin to believe things themselves. That’s the only way I could explain what others may have experienced.

Alisa says:

October 5, 2013, 9:06 pm

I am interested in checking this out. Can someone email me directions? Thank you!

Kimberly Lee-Mills says:

April 26, 2014, 1:37 am

Actually burning bus is in between wills point and edgewood on a back road (3501) right up the up the road from a cemetery its very creepy at night I’ve never had any experiences myself though there is another legend too called cry baby bridge where a mother through her baby in the water they say if you go there on Halloween night you can hear the baby crying

hollie hastings says:

June 15, 2014, 11:01 pm

The bus was there for years. But the owners decided to have the bus destroyed due to all the mishaps happening there. They were afraid someone would get hurt. I live close enough to walk to where it was.

Gio says:

August 1, 2015, 2:06 pm

It’s been a decade and the bus is supposedly gone, but I’m still interested in checking out the area. If anyone is local to the area and has an experience or any related material, I’d love to chat with you. Most of the e-mails posted here are no longer in use. E-mail me at

Wyatt says:

September 10, 2015, 1:40 pm

i have never been there, this is the first iv heard of it, but i only know of one blocked off road on it because the bridge is out, its a side road off of highway 37 between watson and edgewood

Wyatt says:

September 10, 2015, 1:43 pm

I have been to cry baby bridge but that was by a place known as “niggerhill” it is a cemetary, creeepy, but i didnt hear any crying, it got cold but no screams from the mother (who killed herself) or the baby crying

Summer says:

November 15, 2015, 3:23 am

So this story has been told since I was a baby. It is in fact still very very true. First off the bus didn’t burst into flames the bus driver wrecked causing the bus to set on fire. I have been going out there with friends for years even through highschool. Always something happens.every time you go there will be a car behind you that dissapears over the hill. I have taken pictures of the road where we caught a person walking across the road and this was in the day. This place is haunted as hell but I will also say that it is the most interesting place to learn about.

Jennifer says:

September 10, 2016, 1:02 pm

It is not there anymore or me and my friend are blind or didn’t see it.. kinda sad they would take a piece of history away :(

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