East Texas woman makes spooky discovery after 'Jeep run' down Stagecoach Road

Stagecoach Road video
Source: Stephenie Prine
Source: Stephenie Prine

A Kilgore woman made a spooky discovery after she and some of her friends took a fun "Jeep run" down Stagecoach Road from Marshall to Karnack on Sept. 1.

When they got back home and went to clean their Jeep, they found a dusty child's handprint on the side of it.

In a recent Facebook post, Stephenie Prine said when she and her friends decided to take their "Jeep run" on Stagecoach Road, she didn't have any idea what many people have said about the road in the past.

She said in the Sept. 2 Facebook post video and the photos she snapped did not do justice to how dusty the road was.

"This morning, we went out to clean the Jeep, and we are blown away by the child's handprint on the driver's side," Prine wrote in her post. "At no point was a child anywhere near our vehicle during the ride to have touched it, especially not during the dusty parts of the drive."

Prine added that they washed and dried their Jeep before they went on the ride.

In a Facebook message to East Texas News, Prine said she had never seen or experienced anything like what happened on Stagecoach Road on Aug. 1.

"I am now doing my research, and I am finding that not only has this happened to others, but many have claimed to have witnessed more than just handprints," Prine wrote.

Prine ended her post with the hashtags #stagecoachroad, #goosebumps, and #blownaway.

Prine told East Texas News that she had no idea her post would become so popular. So far, her post has 2,000 reactions, 1,600 comments, and 3,400 shares.

According to the Texas Historical Commission Website, the historical marker for Stagecoach Road states that the road was the main transportation artery from Marshall, Texas to Shreveport, Louisiana before the Civil War. It also provided a link to New Orleans. The stage road paralleled the future route of State Highway 43.

"In some areas, iron-rimmed wheels and horses' hooves trampled the narrow roadbed as much as 12 feet below the surrounding terrain," the historical marker states. "Travel over the dirt road was uncomfortable in dry weather and often impossible in rainy seasons."

For more information on the road's history, click this link.

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