In the general sense of the word, ‘phantom’ refers to
something that can be sensed, and for the most part dreaded, but not seen.
this means a vengeful, or sometimes peaceful, spirit that still hangs around
long after its physical body has gone. However, sometimes the rules of the
other realm are broken and inanimate objects display signs of life and own
Tales of ghost ships and other vehicles have been told for hundreds of
years and will probably stick around for a couple hundred more. Often, there is
a logical explanation for a so-called ‘phantom vehicle’ but sometimes logic is
defied when a specific vehicle appears where it shouldn’t be or does something it
shouldn’t be able to.
The world has a whole myriad of stories about phantom vehicles and some date back as far as the 1700s...
10. Lincoln's Funeral Train
Lincoln’s remains traveled around the US by funeral train after he was
assassinated in 1865. The journey started on 21 April 1865 and culminated in
Lincoln’s burial on 4 May. The train was named The Lincoln Special and
displayed a portrait of the slain president on the outside.
Legend has it that the funeral train still travels along the
route it took all those years ago. Reports from several witnesses say they saw
Lincoln’s coffin in the middle of the train surrounded by skeletons in blue
coats. It is also said that wherever the train goes, it causes the sky to
become dark as clouds move over the moon and there is an instant chill in the
Some have even claimed that whenever the phantom train passes by, six
minutes of time is lost.