| This is the north end of the
"Screaming Tunnel" as seen from Warner Road.
The tunnel was built under what is now the main Canadian National Railway line and was to allow for road access to either side of the new railway without having to climb up and over the tracks. The tunnel is said by some sources to be for a railway that was never built and was planned to run parallel to the Welland Canal.
| The tunnel is too narrow for
a railway; click on Blue
Ghost Tunnel to see an actual railway tunnel of the time. It is difficult
to visualise where a railway would have gone on the south side of
the tunnel where there is a relatively steep slope. Regardless, no railway
was ever built, and the tunnel is still there.
This is the view looking southwards into the tunnel from Warner Road.
| On the south side of the tunnel,
a path leads up a small hill.
According to legend, there was a farm house on the top of the hill on the south side of the tunnel. The house caught fire, and a young girl ran down the hill presumably to get help. There must have been a spark on her clothing which is said to have burst into flames when she was in the tunnel.
|| The unfortunate girl burned
to death; and her dying screams can be heard to this day if one lights
a match in the tunnel after dark - - - or so the story goes.
This is the area at the top of the hill where the farm house is said to have been located.
||Mike and Robert visited the "Screaming Tunnel" during
the March Break, 2008.
No screaming was heard, except for the assorted screams and hoots made by the boys.
The ghost must have been on "March Break" as well.
| Here is a map showing the location
of the "Screaming Tunnel". Park in the turn around at the end of Warner
and search for:
180 Warner Road,
Niagara Falls, ON
You can then "zoom out" to get a better idea of how to get there.
|Warner Road, October 2005.||
but this is the best I could do.
Try http://uk.yahoo.com or http://www.google.com and search for "screaming tunnel".