The Screaming Tunnel

By on December 9, 2013

The Screaming Tunnel in Niagara Falls is another hotspot for paranormal activity. Visitors routinely try lighting matches in the middle of the tunnel, only to have them blown out by a chilling wind.

The tunnel is located on Warner Road, north west of Niagara Falls. The tunnel is constructed of cut stone and measures 125 feet long by 16 feet high. Its primary purpose was a drainage route. The railway above the tunnel prevented farmland to the south from draining properly, so the tunnel was built to combat the issue in the early 1900s.

In 1983 the tunnel was used extensively in the movie ‘The Dead Zone’ starring Christopher Walken.

Legend has it that there was a farmhouse located on the south side of the tunnel. One faithful night the house caught on fire, entangling a little girl in its flames. The little girl ran from the house to the tunnel to extinguish the fire that had engulfed her. She was unsuccessful and died in the tunnel. The story is not documented and has been passed down by Niagara Falls residents through the generations.

It is said that the little girl’s screams can be heard in the tunnel and that lighting a match in the middle of the tunnel is fruitless. The temperature is considerably cooler in the tunnel than the surrounding area.