[SupernaturalFlorida] Last Night's Special Investigation Report
Date: 10/15/2005 5:07:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Dora & Lake Eustis Railway
as you know PGS loves old trains whether they are haunted or not its the
concept that ships, trains, old cars, etc are fascinating. I mean think
about it how many people get to go in old train cars, steam engines, etc?
So this was more of a fun thing for us but still we wanted to share it
with our members.
Jason and I started walking toward the old train trestle. You could tell
its old cause its held up by old wood pillars, the road underneath is very
narrow, and the foundation on the sides is made of rocks and old stone
We climbed a very steep incline and approached a set of about 8 to 10 old
Amtrak look alike cars. They were very large in size not like today's
Amtrak coaches just to give you an example. The tracks had a lot of grass
growing on them, piles of rail road ties around, debris, glass, and of
course here sat these Amtrak cars all dark and desolate. Their was also a
train engine nearby, dining car and old passenger car which were not
Amtrak in origin but the original cars from the Mount Dora Lake Eustis
We walked between two sets of train tracks and were surrounded by a long
isle of train cars on both sides. I did not feel to comfortable here felt
like we were closed in by ghost on each side of us. Actually I felt
various ghost here but it seemed like they were in a dormant stage kind of
like when we sleep well I felt like something was here and we might just
wake it up lol.
We hopped on board the first set of train cars which were very long
probably over 50 feet a piece. Every car was very similar their was blue
seats, racks for luggage and every car smelled heavily of urine. The cars
were very hot unlike outside which was probably 15 degrees cooler so we
were feeling it here. We entered into one of the large bathrooms and the
door closed locking us in hahaha. Do not worry PGS can get out of anything
even straight jackets:) we did get out however and continued walking
around in the train cars.
A few cars we entered I heard noises maybe like foot steps possibly. Some
cars were locked so we had to get out jump down and find another entrance.
But halfway through we stopped so we could check out the train engine
which seemed to have a dining car on one side and luxury passenger car on
We could not get into the passenger car it was bolted shut but the dining
car was very similar. This car was probably the most eerie. The seats were
all over the place, wine glasses shattered, food trails piled up etc. This
car was a little cooler perhaps. When we exited we noticed the other train
car had Illinois written on the door.
We did go back into one of the other Amtrak type of cars and noticed that
their was party streamers and balloons hanging all over like something had
a birthday party here. Hell would you spend your birthday in an abandoned
trail car that smelled like piss and was 100 degrees? The streamers and
balloons were not that old some still had air in them so we thought this
was really odd.
We took some funny photos then we headed on over to the train trestle
carefully walking over it. The trains seemed to keep going threw a fairly
nice residential area with houses on both sides so we headed on back.
Eventually we came to a railroad crossing and the tracks sort of bended
around into the woods. More then likely if we kept walking we would have
made it to the old train station which is now the Chamber Of Commerce for
The activity was quite minimal I would not say it was full of activity but
their was something here what it was I do not know probably residual. The
trains here are very old from the 1800's so lots of history. The one thing
I noticed is that their was a boat yard across the street and we heard a
lot of odd noises coming from their. I thought to myself I am
investigating the wrong places I should be in the boat yard lol. But all
in all we had fun and so of course we returned to Palm Island Park to go
hiking in the woods and eventually left for the Icehouse Theatre.