A train comes with little to no warning, you have nowhere to go once you are on the trestle other than to outrun the train. Dreisbach said he has personally seen more than a half dozen cases where people have either been killed or injured after being surprised by a train while on the trestle near Pope Lick and Taylorsville roads. The death of a teen Sunday night brought back memories of a rescue he was involved in 26 years ago. Dreisbach pulled a teenage girl to safety after she escaped a passing train by clinging to the side of the trestle. The desperate move saved her life where others have either been hit by the train or fallen more than 80 feet to the ground.
‘Stay off the tracks’: Officials warn of deadly history of Pope Lick train trestle
Pope Lick Monster - Wikipedia
Updated: Nov 21, Legends of the Pope Lick Monster have been passed down in our community for generations. Whether it's the version where the sheep-man hybrid from the freakshow escapes from the crashed circus train, a Native American skinwalker seeking vengeance against new settlers in the region, or a satanic farmer sacrificing goats to fuel his transformation, they all have one thing in common: the Pope Lick Trestle is deadly. If you're unfamiliar with the tale, you can listen to our "spooKY" renditions:. These tales may be a fun and entertaining way to get into the spooky spirit, but the dangers of this place are very real and must be taken seriously.
Pope Lick Monster
A local urban legend suggests that "the goat man" can be summoned by stepping on the Pope Lick trestle or by crossing it. The trestle is feet long. Background: Louisville teen killed after getting hit by train has been identified.
The Pope Lick Monster more commonly, colloquially, the Goat Man is a legendary part-man, part- goat  and part- sheep  creature reported to live beneath a railroad trestle bridge over Pope Lick Creek, in the Fisherville neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky , United States. Numerous urban legends exist about the creature's origins and the methods it employs to claim its victims. According to some accounts, the creature uses either hypnosis  or voice mimicry to lure trespassers onto the trestle to meet their death before an oncoming train. Yet other legends tell that it attacks its victims with a blood-stained axe and that the very sight of the creature is so unsettling that those who see it while walking across the high trestle are driven to leap off.