Are there 2 "Haunted" Coasters?

Sunday, January 5, 2003 12:04 PM
I heard that there are two haunted coasters in the USA, one is no longer around. What are/were they?

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 12:14 PM

I have heard that Racer at Paramount's Kings Island is haunted by the spirit of a little boy. From what I can remember, he is usually seen after hours, running through and around the Racer's supports. In one of the stories I read, the boy was said to be blonde with a read and white striped shirt.

I have heard that The Beast, also at Paramount's Kings Island, is haunted as well. There is a fictional book about it, by R.L. Stine, the man who writes the Goosebumps and Fear Street series. I doubt that the ride is haunted, just that people have read the book and twisted it with reality.

As for the roller coaster that is no longer standing, I know what you are talking about, however, I don't know which coaster or where it is. I think it might have been at Coney Island, New York. I think the story goes that the coaster ( which ever one it may have been ) once had an observation tower located in the center of it's layout, and it was torn down a while before the coaster was. It is said that someone's spirit ( I think I heard that it was the designer of the coaster ) haunts the area where the observation tower was.

Does anyone else have any information?

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 12:18 PM

Yeah, that is the coaster with the tower. It is said the designer died before the ride was built and he remained up in the tower looking over his creation.

I don't believe the Racer is haunted. I've heard the stories, just don't believe them. The tower on the other hand is haunted. Ever been in the park around 1-2am with barely any lights, no sound, except for the snapping of the elevator cables when it isn't windy outside?

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 12:18 PM
I know of two more, none coaster related though. The Eiffel tower at PKI and the Carousel at CP. Some one DID actually die one night at the Eiffel Tower. Now is ghost is seen on it sometimes. The sometimes the Carousel at CP starts up by itself at night. Never seen it myself though. Don't believe any of it eather. Just tell all my friends when I drag them along to the parks. Lol.

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 12:27 PM

Coney Island Tornado being haunted by LaMarcus Thompson. That is the one with the tower in the middle. Closed in the 70s.

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 1:05 PM

I believe the CP carousel you are talking about Dark Saambe is the one now located at Dorney. The "story" I hear is that the horse carver murdered his wife while creating the one horse of the carousel. The "rumored" horse is the only one that has weapons on it. It sits on the outside row and is black.

I never heard of any coaster being haunted before!

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 1:06 PM
I have seen pictures of that Tornado coaster and I thought it was haunted before I had even heard stories about it, it is just freaky looking.
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Sunday, January 5, 2003 2:00 PM
I like haunted stories. It's even better if its about a ride that you been on, it brings the exciting rating up for me.
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Sunday, January 5, 2003 4:46 PM
Cool. This is interesting.

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 4:54 PM
Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain is said to be haunted in that tunnel (where like 20 yrs ago a female worker got ran over by the train, to retrieve a hat). It is said she is there almost everynight, and past 9:00 she will watch the train go at least twice, and even sleeps in the tunnel every night.
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Sunday, January 5, 2003 5:00 PM

Coasterpunk,

That'd be the one! I didn't remember the exact details. I read about it in a thread a LONG tim ago. But you seem to have everything remembered.

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 5:07 PM

BeastFreak said:

Yeah, that is the coaster with the tower. It is said the designer died before the ride was built and he remained up in the tower looking over his creation.

I don't believe the Racer is haunted. I've heard the stories, just don't believe them. The tower on the other hand is haunted. Ever been in the park around 1-2am with barely any lights, no sound, except for the snapping of the elevator cables when it isn't windy outside?

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Have you been in the park at 11:00 P.M. pitch black in November? Hearing the Racer's lift going while there is no one around or it isn't moving is quite freaky.


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Sunday, January 5, 2003 7:57 PM
You guys have it pretty right about the Tornado that used to be at Coney Island. It was supposedly haunted by La Marcus Thompson, the inventor of the modern rollercoaster. It was his company that built the coaster, though it was designed by Fred Church (one of his "Bobs" coasters), and in fact La Marcus Thompson had been dead for several years before the coaster was constructed (he died in 1919, the coaster was built in 1926). Saddly, the coaster, with it's haunted tower, was torn down in 1978.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:06 AM

SFOT is said to be haunted. Here are some web sites that deal with the SFOT hauntings.

http://hauntedfortworth.tripod.com/otherhaunts.html#johnson

http://www.gayrollerride.com/ghosts.html

http://www.ghostresearch.org/ghostpics/ghost4.html

http://www.lonestarspirits.org/locations/nest.html (Arlington, Johnson Creek - this is the creek that runs through SFOT.)

http://www.hauntedusa.com/states/texas.htm

From http://dawghouse.topcities.com/texas.html Texas Candy, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington.
See website for information.
*Website

In the Texas Candy Store, which is the oldest building in the park, is the spirit of Annie, a young girl who died in Johnson Creek. She can often be seen walking the railroad tracks or switching the lights on and off in what was her room many years ago. Security staff often reports that when Annie is feeling playful, they have trouble locking up the candy shop at night.

You can go on and on with these sites related to this haunting. Is there any other Amusement Park hauntings this well documented?

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:26 AM
Yeah I've been there but never had a first hand experience with the Racer and I've never heard of any stories about it except on here.
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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:28 AM
I used to "haunt" PKI after hours, until a security guard caught me.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:02 PM

One of the rooms at the Breakers at CP is said to be haunted by Mary, but no one ever seems to be willing to talk about it.

The carousel haunting has been debunked, anymore that is. The horse is not even on the carousel at Dorney anymore, its in the Carousel museum in Sandusky. Also I don't belive that there was a murder involved, it was just the favorite horse of the Carvers wife.

The stories of the carousel while at CP all sound quite convincing however.

BTW doesn't it seem ironic that the loacarion of the old Frontiertown Carousel is now converted into a haunted house for every Halloweekends?

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:16 PM
I have also heard that SFA is haunted. This is dealing with The Sea Coaster and a little girl that died and was burried on the park grounds before it was a park, or something. Her gravesite was where Typhoon now resides and during construction they knocked over her grave which she now haunts. If you look to the left of the lift hill on the hill with all the tree's there is an old house, which is where she lived.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 1:29 PM
I heard once that the Old Elitch Gardens was haunted by Mary Elitch. Apparently she was pissed that they put in Sidewinder and haunted the place. I don't see what she didn't like about it. I also know that SFEG had a thing this year at Fright Fest in which they would call ghosts back from the old Theatre.
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Monday, January 6, 2003 2:16 PM
Awww.. MagnumForce, I liked Coasterpunk's version of the story better. There is some real mystery and possibilities with a story like that. It could make for a cool short film.

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