The Longest Tunnel In Massachusetts Has A Truly Fascinating Backstory
Massachusetts has plenty of hidden history. Even locals frequently don’t know what’s in their own backyard. For example, most people don’t know that the longest tunnel in Massachusetts is the Hoosac Tunnel, and it has a truly incredible (and creepy) history.
The Hoosac Tunnel spans an impressive 4.75 miles and passes through the Hoosac Mountain Range. At the time of its completion, it was the world’s second longest tunnel. For comparison, the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston (of Big Dig fame) is just 1.6 miles.
In total, 193 men died during the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel. It became known as The Bloody Pit, and local legends hold that it is haunted by the ghosts of the doomed workmen.
Today, the tunnel is an active railroad passage is off-limits to the public. If you want to read more about the ghostly tales surrounding this area, click here.