logo for ghostsandstories.com
Story Contest
Search this Site
Ghost Games
Recordings Ghost Pictures
Ghost Videos
Ghost Movies
EVP Recordings
Stories Ghost Stories
Story Downloads
Explore Haunted Places Ghost Sightings
Ghost Cam
Haunted Hotels
Ghost Tours
Ghost Hunters
Haunted Property
Fun Ghosts For Kids
Business Advertising
Contact Us
Ghosts Blog
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Audio Downloads

[?] Subscribe To This Site

Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

LEFT for ghostsandstories.com

The Picture of Death

by Carla Williams
(Boynton Beach, Florida)

April 2002 I visited my mother in Pennsylvania as she was sick with lung cancer. While I was there I decided to go to the what is known as "The Horseshoe Curve". I loved going here as I traveled up the mountain side to see the trains come around the horseshoe curve track and to be in the nature of all things around me, it was so serene.

After coming down from the incline I decided to visit the gift shop to see what kind of things I could take back to Florida for friends and family. Upon shopping around I found a picture of a train titled "The Spirit of Altoona" by Joseph W. Woltcheck. I just had to have it and the price was right. I sadly returned home to Florida tucked away my picture still in the tube in my closet thinking one day to get it framed. Two months later I received a call to return back home to Altoona as my mother took a turn for the worse. My family and I packed up and arrived at her side 2 hours prior to her death.

A year went by and the holidays came upon us, me and my siblings were really not in the festive of moods, as my mother loved Christmas and she always made it so nice for us. That Christmas I received a large gift from my husband and couldn't think of what it could be. He had taken the train picture out of my closet and went and had it beautifully framed. While at the Gallery the gentleman told the story of the picture to Ken. It turns out that Joseph W. Woltcheck had made 1,050 of this same picture.

That's all fine but the kicker of this story is the fact that I had bought number 611. My mother passed away on 6/11/2002, two months after I purchased the picture. This story has been told to many and it never fails to bring chills and a tear.

Comments for
The Picture of Death

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 14, 2011
Add on

I know that all my life numbers have always played a factor in the what ifs and coincidences.

Apr 18, 2011
by: Anonymous

Coincidence? Or are forces at work?

Click here to add your own comments