Munger Road

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Munger Road
DuPage County Route 18 IL.svg
Maintained by Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, various local agencies
Length 4.12 mi[1] (6.63 km)
South end Smith Road in Wayne
North end West Bartlett Road near Bartlett

Munger Road is a road in DuPage and Cook counties in Illinois, running through the villages of Bartlett and Wayne. It runs north–south for 4.12 miles (6.63 km) from Smith Road to Stearns Road.[2]

The railroad crossing near Stearns Road is said to be the site of supernatural activity as noted in a 2011 movie Munger Road.

Supernatural phenomena[edit]

Munger Road is known as a legendary haunted site, drawing visitors to experience supernatural phenomena at the railroad tracks. According to the legend, a school bus full of children was hit by a train after becoming stuck on the tracks, killing everyone inside. Reportedly, if visitors at Munger Road sprinkle baby powder on their car bumpers and sit on the tracks with their car in neutral, the spirits of the children push the car off the tracks to safety, and their handprints can be seen in the powder.[3]


  1. ^ Google Maps estimate.
  2. ^ Google (September 25, 2011). "Overview Map of Munger Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google.  No URL entered.
  3. ^ "The Haunting of Munger Road: Urban Legends". Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums. Retrieved 2016-05-10. [self-published source?]

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