This Tunnel In Massachusetts Has A Dark And Terrible Secret

The Hoosac Tunnel is one of the most historic railroad sites in New England….and it has a shocking secret. Nicknamed “The Bloody Pit,” this place hasn’t just seen one, two, or even a dozen fatalities – hundreds of people have walked in and never walked out. Read on to learn more about this deadly tunnel and its dark history.

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This place isn’t all death and gloom, though. The Hoosac Tunnel was once considered one of the great engineering marvels of our nation, and was a heavily guarded strategic shipping location during World War I.

Over the years, the tunnel has earned itself quite the reputation amongst believers in the paranormal. Some claim to have heard the clanging of mining picks and unnerving laughter. Perhaps most unnerving are the reports of a sudden darkness descending in the tunnel, even when visitors are near the entrance and should be able to see the light from outside the tunnel.

Today, the Hoosac Tunnel still sees the occasional freight train. Passenger trains don’t come through the tunnel, but it is a major shipping route.

If you want to check out the tunnel for yourself, there aren’t a lot of options. The tunnel is private railroad property, and poking around is trespassing. For those who risk legal consequences, there’s still the danger of passing trains and getting disoriented inside the tunnel – in the pitch-black, sometimes it’s hard to tell which direction you came from.

Have you ever visited the Hoosac Tunnel? Do you know any more of its history?