Very cool…and links to great trail. BE Sure to see the shoe tree on the way to the tunnel
… I’ve been there many times and have heard 4 or 5 different versions of the “Screaming Tunnel” as well. I’ve heard all of the stories you listed, I actually forgot about the father setting her on fire over a child custody dispute with his wife.
Rumor has it, if you light a match inside the tunnel, the girl will blow it out. (I’ve tried this and there is a constant breeze going through this tunnel which is easily strong enough to blow out a match).
The REAL story, (so I’m told), is that there was an mentally unstable women who lived in a farm nearby and would run to the tunnel when she felt like she was losing it, screaming at the top of her lungs. The funny thing about this is that the tunnel acted as a megaphone and the surrounding farms could hear these screams … hence the coin … “Screaming Tunnel”. (FYI: the Blue Ghost Tunnel is only 5 minutes from the “Screamer”) :0)