Urban Legend Debunked: The Sad Story About The ‘Green Man’
The real story behind some wonderful urban legends is even more fascinating than the legend itslef. That happens to be the case with the Green Man.
In order to understand the story, here’s the best version found on the website Who Forted:
“On the outskirts of Pittsburgh, near where Piney Fork empties into Peters Creek, there’s an old neglected railroad tunnel covered in graffiti and filled with road salt. It was built in 1924 as the Piney Fork Tunnel to service coal mines along the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Peters Creek Branch. Abandoned since 1962, the locals have given it another nickname.
To many people in the Pittsburgh area, this is Green Man Tunnel. Teenagers used to drive into the tunnel, turn off their lights, and call out to the “Green Man” who would appear from the darkness, his skin tinged green from a tragic electrical accident. If he touched your car, his electrical charge would either stall the vehicle or make it difficult to start.”
Now, occult historian and paranormal investigator Ken Summers recently uncovered the true story of the Green Man. It is more sad than scary.
The Green Man’s real name was Raymond Robinson. In 1918, when Raymond was just a boy, he was climbing on a train track bridge when he accidentally touched a power line. The shock sent 22,000 volts of electricity through his body, melting his face off. The boy lost both of his eyes, his nose, an ear, and an arm.
Over the years, Raymond found solace in long walks down State Route 351, though he only took his hikes at night to minimize the number of people he might scare off.