One of the most famous ghost legends to ever pop up in San Antonio is that of the ghost tracks.
The story changes a bit depending on who tells it, but the basic premise is always the same. A since-abandoned set of railroad tracks on the city's Southside near the San Juan Mission is the site of a very unlikely ghost story.
Sometime in the 1930s or 1940s, a bus carrying around 10 children stalled while straddling the then-used tracks. Tragically, a train would come and smash into the bus, killing all the children and the bus driver as well.
Since that day, it is said that if a car stalls in the same place that the ghosts of the dead children will push the car over the tracks, thus making sure that the occupants of the car do not suffer the same fate.
To test it, one would put their car in neutral while over the tracks, which appear to be on an incline. Within minutes, the car would inexplicably be pushed (seemingly uphill) over the tracks to safety. Many started dusting their trunk with flour or baby powder and claim to see small handprints from where the ghosts touched the car to push it over.