Munger Road

You are here Home  > Miscellaneous >  Munger Road

Munger Road is reportedly haunted by flashing lights, screams that come from the railroad tracks, and phantom trains. Legend has it that a train once hit a school bus, killing the children on board, and their ghosts linger all over the area. But that’s not the only legend told about this area. Another tale says a train derailed and crashed into a house here, killing the residents except for an old man and his demon dog, who haunt the place to this day. Devil worshippers, mental hospitals, murders and killer fake cops are also told about in these parts. A movie called “Munger Road” has brought many sightseers to the area, but police say none of the events portrayed in the film are factual.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

Munger Road
Wayne, IL
United States

Get Directions »
41.964500846534264, -88.22286969436391
DuPage County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Wayne, IL (1.4 mi.)
Bartlett, IL (2.8 mi.)
South Elgin, IL (4.1 mi.)
Hanover Park, IL (4.7 mi.)
Streamwood, IL (4.8 mi.)
Farmington, IL (5.0 mi.)
West Chicago, IL (5.6 mi.)
Saint Charles, IL (5.6 mi.)
Carol Stream, IL (5.8 mi.)
Elgin, IL (5.9 mi.)


Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Comments (6)

  1. About 14 years ago, when the farm house north of the tracks was ready to be demolished, a friend and I stopped and parked by the soon to be demolished farm house. After a few minutes, the crossing lights came on and we heard a train approaching. Suddenly, when the train should have appeared by the trees next to the crossing, all went quiet and the crossing lights turned off.

  2. I have been there as a kid,there was this creepy old man who live in a shack just 100 foot south of the infamous railroad friends and I found a satanic site by the railroad tracks with pentagrams spraypainted on huge boulders and a homemade coffin with bones in it and around ,we put the coffin in the trunk of my friend insane duanes car and a police officer stopped us right by the tracks and thought we were full of sh@t we told him lets go look at the satanic site and he was like that wont be neccessary,it kinda seemed like the old man and the cop knew each other it was a very weird experience indeed.

  3. Worked for the forest preserve next to the tracks for a few summers and the preserve next to it has had a lot of suicides in it so me and a few coworkers who were there for the summer also decided to check this place out one night. While we didn’t get the fingerprints, we did hear the train (got louder and louder but no physical train showed up). We also heard children’s voices along with intense rustling of the trees nearby

  4. I’m not sure if this is where it happen but if it is I can give u the name of the officer and the real story about what might be happening here. Officer James Jobe was my grandfather he passed right after I was born in December. On his way to a call his car stalled over a set of tracks which u can see this is true if u look up des plaines illinois officer james jobe. From the story my mom told and others in family the train hit so hard it left a in pression of his face in the glass. Two weeks later he dead do to accident. I haven’t been able to find the paper that took the pic of the supposed face. But maybe I’m looking in the wrong place. I’m with a paranormal group on Facebook and was looking into a theory I had. If u find something of interest plz look me up at angela carol owens on Facebook

  5. Tonight a little after midnight, I decided to show my friend the legendary munger road. As we got closer to the tracks, we saw a car coming the opposite way and the lights were coming towards us right before a hill. We saw the car coming as it disappeared and waiting for it to come back when it was supposed to be on top of the hill. As we got closer, we were met with nothing but darkness. No car ever came past us, the car disappeared into thin air. As me and my friend freaked out that the car disappeared, we decided to make a u turn and cross over the tracks again. As we got closer to the tracks, yet again we saw a car coming towards us right before a hill but we knew this time the car would appear again at the top of the hill. Yet again the car disappeared into thin air As we came closer to the tracks and saw nothing.

  6. I would NOT recommend checking this place out at night — not because of anything paranormal, though. Went with my friends, and as we walked westward down the tracks, all of my friends except for me (I’m kind of night-blind) felt like they were being watched. Turns out we WERE being watched: some coyotes were stalking us in the woods on either side of the tracks. So we tip-toed out of there. We also heard what may have sounded like children whispering, but we think that might have been crackling from the power-lines that run parallel to the tracks.

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.