The Coal Miner                                              Back to Ghost Stories
Ghost Story of the Month for May 2006!

by Patricia West
Many years ago in a little backwoods country town in eastern Kentucky, were a number of
underground coal mines.  This was how the men of that era made a living for them and their
families.  This work was considered to be most hazardous back then, due to no safety rules
or safe equipment.

This mine in particular had small mules that pulled the loaded coal buggies out the mines.  
One day all the men went to work as usual things were no different until the shift was almost
over, suddenly there was a large rock slide and  10 miners were trapped inside.  All the
people in town rushed to help get them out.  Many hours went by and there seemed to be no
hope for these men, when all of a sudden the rocks were pushed aside and there stood 9 of
the trapped men.  The men were confused and shocked, however, none  of hem were
injured very badly and none of them remembered anything that had happened to them. All
the families were overjoyed that their men were safe, except for one who did not come out.  
This man was never found and there were many search parties trying to get to him.  They
asked the men who came out what the lost miner's name was and no one knew.  The men
said he never talked to them much, he was always there and did his job, but they didn't know
anything about him.  When the families came for their men, this man had no family waiting
for him.

Many years passed, and the mine was run smoothly; and all the men who had been in the
accident had since died or had retired from mining.  One sad day about 50 years after that
mining accident there was another one, this time there were over 100 men trapped in the
mine.  It seemed hopeless, but 32 hours later, the wall of coal and rock was pushed aside
and there were all the men rushing out, none of them were injured badly, but they all said they
wanted to thank the miner who helped them find their way out.  Reporters wanted to
interview him, but he never came out, but when the men described him, it WAS THE SAME
exact description as the miner who saved the nine trapped men over 50 years ago.

Rumor has it that this man was indeed killed in a mining accident back in 1911, however, he
was there in 1937 and in 1987 saving the men in the same mine.  How do you explain this?

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