After a long and exhausting day of business meetings in Mount Joy, I found myself rushing to catch the last train to Harrisburg. My mind was preoccupied with thoughts of work and the events of the day as I approached the ticket booth and purchased my ticket. The train’s whistle in the distance snapped me back to reality.
I hurried outside and made my way down the platform towards the approaching train. As I glanced at my ticket and double-checked the details, a bright light caught my attention. I looked up to see a ghostly conductor emerging from the train. He waved his flashlight back and forth while shouting “All Aboard!” to the passengers.
I hesitated for a moment, stunned by what I was seeing. Was this really happening? Without thinking, I pulled out my phone and snapped a photo of the eerie sight.
The conductor stepped back onto the train and continued to call out “All Aboard!” His voice echoed through the station as he disappeared from sight. Still, in disbelief, I slowly made my way onto the train and found a seat.
As we pulled away from Mount Joy and began our journey home, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that something strange had just happened. The image of that ghostly conductor lingered in my mind as we traveled through dark tunnels and over bridges.
I tried to distract myself by looking out at passing scenery or reading a book but nothing could take away that eerie feeling. Eventually, we arrived at Harrisburg station and I stepped off into familiar surroundings but still couldn’t shake off that strange encounter on the Mount Joy platform.