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Train Tracks FM 157

Ponder, Texas

The country roads of Ponder are extremely dark at night. Many years ago, a woman distraught about the upcoming birth of her child, decided to walk down the tracks. On these tracks, she and her unborn child perished. It is said that every Halloween, one can hear the screams as the young woman loses her life.

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Keisha Ringland says:

October 21, 2005, 8:18 am

can anyone tell me why this only happens on halloween??? i am kind of curious. did the woman and child die on halloween or is this story just made up to scare people an get them to go there???

Jr says:

October 31, 2005, 10:19 am

Ha, All ways on a railroad
track

ANN says:

January 10, 2006, 9:11 pm

Maybe because most people go there on Halloween to hear it

Jasmine says:

January 16, 2006, 9:29 pm

It’s probably just to get people to go there… Probably just a hoax

Yeah… I agree… everything IS on Halloween

scientist says:

February 10, 2006, 4:57 pm

Hey I don’t know who you are but I want to know if the story about the little kids on the train tracks in san antonio is really true are they really real ghost.

keisha ringland says:

February 16, 2006, 8:45 pm

just to answer your question scientist no its not true!!! i have been up there so many times and have tried all of the stuff they have said to try!!! the tracks actually go downhill not up!!!

david says:

May 21, 2006, 3:30 am

I know that there was a terrible crash that killed some kids in a car at the same spot where a woman died on the track. Local kids do go up there on Halloween, but it is supposed to be haunted year-round.

Sia Nyteblade says:

June 6, 2006, 4:16 pm

…Boring, this doesn’t catch my fancy at all. If I wanna get spooked, I’ll just go down to the dry lake bed where I live..or maybe the gravel pit? I dunno…I’ll think of something.

Anna says:

July 13, 2006, 3:39 pm

I have been on the ghost tracks,it’s true, what you hear is true, but what people don’t seem to include, is the feeling of sadness. I mean arent you sad that small children are sentenced to push curious people out of harm’s way forever?
I remember a feeling of immense sadness, like when a child cries quietly to themselves. I’ll never forget that.

alexloveattack says:

September 12, 2006, 7:26 pm

this is actually FM 156 and I had not seen anything or heard anything out there as of yet.. but of course, I haven’t been out there on Halloween yet.

Tye says:

October 2, 2006, 11:00 am

My backyard backed up to 156 in Ponder. I lived there 4 years.The train track ran right behind my house. I never once heard of this storey or anyone screaming. Sometimes you would hear coyotes at night trying to carry some kind of animal over the train tracks, but that was about it. (by the way, there is no FM157 in Ponder.)

Andy says:

October 9, 2006, 10:20 pm

I’ve been there but it was on friday the thirteenth and i heard this woman screaming like a banshee omg it was so scary

Andy says:

October 9, 2006, 10:22 pm

I’m a girl just so ya know

Nicole says:

November 1, 2006, 12:12 pm

Its to much coinsidence that only on halloween things happen why not any other day they just want to encourage you to go there

kayla says:

November 28, 2006, 8:03 pm

Hi! I have lived in ponder all my life and never heard such tale. I have to say the tracks are cause of many deaths.. Even freinds of my brother…

Genna says:

December 18, 2006, 3:46 pm

I live very close to the tracks beside the only store in town and have never heard such a thing. As stated above, there have been many accidents. Most of the crossings do not have the rails that come down and one particular spot where accidents are always occuring, they have finally put rails and warning lights up. The only legend I know of in Ponder is at the mouse hole where someone supposedly hung himself.

angelica says:

January 6, 2007, 5:07 pm

i live in texas and thats not how the story goes!!!!! its that a bus of kids & driver got ran over by the train and when ever u go their u park ur car it starts to move! true ive done it befor! but…u might as well not go their know they cloesd it to anyone…*sad*

ivy says:

March 18, 2007, 6:13 pm

i think that it is kinda funny becuse so many stories have to do with a women and rail road tracks i am from san antonio and have never heard of that story till now and i have heard alot of stories

ivan says:

October 31, 2007, 2:28 pm

I live in Ponder and have never heard of such.I find it funny when people say it’s
true when there is no FM 157 in Ponder.
This is a bunch of ****!!!!

amy says:

November 14, 2007, 4:04 pm

WOW IM FROM TEXAS LEAVE RIT BY SAN ANTONIO AND EVEN MY HUSBAND SAID ABOUT THE TRAIN TRACKS IS REALLY BOUT THE KIDS ON THE BUS AND HE’S LIVED THEIR ALMOST ALL HE’S LIVE BOUT ANYWAYS I KNOW SOME PEOPLE MIGHT BELIEVE IN THIS STUFF BUT THEY DON’T GET IT IF THIS STUFF WAS NOT REAL THEN WHY DO WE HAVE PICTURES HOW COME WE SEE IT LOOK PEOPLE THIS IS REAL AND UNDERSTAND WHILE YOU ON THIS EARTH ITS ALWAYS GONNA BE HERE CAUSE TO BELIVE IT OR NOT I HAVE SOME WILD CRASY STORIES OF MY OWN ABOUT SITINGS AND MAN I JUST CAN SAY I TRULY AM A BELIEVIER…

JD says:

April 20, 2008, 1:45 am

Y’all are funny. The bus crash NEVER Happened. This story is told all over the country at many RR crossings.

keisha ringland says:

July 18, 2008, 5:11 pm

for all of those people out there whom are wondering about the kids on the school bus who help you to safety, it is all made up. there is no record of the accident and all of the tricks to get them to help you are fake. the baby powder shows your own finger prints. go to your car and do it right now and wait a few min. it will always show up. the second thing wrong with the story is that the hill actually goes down hill not up hill. it is an illusion.

Vanessa says:

October 31, 2008, 12:51 pm

I don’t know about the screaming woman on Halloween and I have lived there for the past 20 years. But, sometime about 1994 or 1995 one of the girls that had just graduated from Ponder was babysitting her niece. They decided to go into town and headed down Seaborne to 156. (This is before we had the rails over the crossings in Ponder). The care stalled on the tracks and she couldn’t get the car started. A train started coming and I guess she got panicked. She couldn’t get her niece out of the car. When the train was almost on them she threw herself over her niece trying to protect her. It didn’t work and they both died. I know this to be true as she was a friend of my sister-in-laws and they went to school together. The next few months we finally got the rails on the tracks. It’s too bad it took those two dieing to get them

Kevin Hale says:

May 25, 2009, 2:59 am

I know a guy that died in a train vs semi truck wreck at the same location. I will stay away from that one. I have drove across that spot many times at night.

JLL says:

June 15, 2009, 6:42 pm

There is only 156 in Ponder Tx. I doubt that someone died while pregnant walking down the tracks. I have lived here for awhile and have never heard anything.

BRIAN HODGE says:

July 5, 2009, 3:19 pm

OK i have lived in the area within a 15 mile radius and the highway that runs through ponder that the tracks follow is 156 not 157. I love to investigate strange things,this is the first i have heard of this.I will look into it.

danny says:

May 16, 2010, 4:29 pm

i went there myself n diz iz jst a bunch of ****! cause it really didnt happen there jst tryinq 2 get u 2 go it was a total of waste of my time i waited till 3:30 but like i said nothing at all!

Nes says:

July 7, 2010, 11:27 pm

HWY 157 goes through Arlington TX (Cooper St) and not Ponder, Tx. There is no haunting at any of the 3 crossings. This is an Urban Legend.
There has only been 1 incident on any of the tracks and it was a teenage girl and her nephew that were hit and killed. But, they are not haunting any of the tracks here in Ponder. I live by the tracks.

Todd Dreher says:

August 25, 2010, 10:36 pm

I am a Paranormal investigator and i can tell you 5000% this story is not true. Our founder of our group and a couple of us went there and met with the sheriffs dept., texdot, ect.. and they surveyed the tracks and rd going to it and it is an ” OPTICAL ILLUSSION. Also, the bus wreck happend in Nevada. Thats true there. But, no bus was hit here in Tx and no kids push you over the tracks. It all has been ” DEBUNKED ” This is fact now!! So, everyone can stop wondering.
Todd
{ HGT }

Vanessa says:

August 26, 2010, 10:23 pm

This is not real. There is no FM 157 that runs through Ponder. Several years ago (late 80’s or early 90’s) there was someone killed on the tracks around ponder but, not in Ponder. Really I live there and by the tracks.

GABE RIVAS says:

July 27, 2011, 8:42 pm

WELL EVERYONE MUST REMEMBER THAT ON HALLOWEEN (ALL HOLLOW’S EVE) THAT IS THE DAY WHERE ITS SAID THAT THE DEAD CAN WALK AND ROAM THE EARTH… SO MANY PARANORMAL ACTIVITIES DO HAPPEN ON HALLOWEEN

JLL says:

October 1, 2011, 8:32 pm

Even on Halloween though nobody died on the tracks in ponder. Nobody is haunting these tracks. Why would they only pick Halloween? Other haunted places have activity all year long. I live in Ponder this has never happened and is not haunted.

Jordan says:

October 24, 2012, 11:17 pm

I actually go to school at Ponder Middle School and my dad is the chief of the Justin fire department and has been for at least 30 years. I asked him about this story and he said it was not true. Although about a year ago a man was walking down FM 156, not 157, and got hit by a car at night. That is the only record of a person dying I the past 10 years in Ponder. Again, I go to Ponder middle school, and I think I would’ve heard about this if it was true. So please, stop telling lies!

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