Angola Horror Site

You are here Home  > Miscellaneous >  Angola Horror Site

A train derailment in 1867 sparked a fire which killed 49 people. Located right by Pigman Road, an energy draws people to the site, but also with the feeling of uneasiness. Many investigators stop by to see if they can catch a glimpse of the victims still present at this location.

(Submitted by Chris)

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

Gowans Rd
Angola, NY
United States

Get Directions »
42.642254, -79.0219965
Erie County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Angola, NY (0.4 mi.)
Angola on the Lake, NY (1.6 mi.)
Lake Erie Beach, NY (2.6 mi.)
Farnham, NY (4.8 mi.)
North Collins, NY (5.2 mi.)
Eden, NY (6.4 mi.)
Sunset Bay, NY (7.9 mi.)
Wanakah, NY (9.4 mi.)
Silver Creek, NY (10.0 mi.)
Hamburg, NY (11.0 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 (9)

  1. True story. I grew up there. Sad and fantastically interesting stories. Be careful the road is narrow and the bridges are single car bridges
    .. honk when passing through them.

  2. My friends and I saw a yellow & black train before we got under the tunnel & then my boyfriend turned off the car & when that happened it started to feel like another train or a car was coming, I got scared because only one car can come through at a time but the car would’nt turn back on so we were freaking out & then the car started moving despite being completely off, and the stop pedal didn’t work( I guess cuz the car was off) but then soon as we got from in the tunnel the car stopped and we were able to turn the On with no problems and drove off with a heart on the back of my car. But I think the spirits were trying to help us because there was a crash there and the ghosts were probably reliving it and don’t want us to get hurt.

  3. I’ve been to this location and heard a train in the distance, among other scraping sounds which sounded like how a car wreck sounds from a few blocks away. This is near pig-man road but has a completely different story. The fact that the derailment was a serious accident which took the lives of countless people, I am not surpised that this area is haunted. When you go, bring a flashlight, be considerate, and honk before going through the tunnels on the way one street.

  4. My Mother knew Charlie Holland and he’s the pigman because of his pig nose and I am still spooked to drive down that road even in the day time I will never go on that road again after my car stalled twice and have heard trains coming overhead of us and I won’t walk on it again.

  5. have walked and drove through the area many times over the years numerous times ive seen a shadowy figure walking with something dragging behind it one time while stopped inside the tunnel the car started to overheat and the temperature gauge jumped up when we pulled out to park and check out the car the gauge went back to normal and car was fine

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.