The devil often appeared on the nose. Such was the power of the stories and the fear of this gloomy place that people hallucinated while making the journey. As the train approached the Devil's Nose, sightings of strange passengers, appearing out of nowhere in the carriages became a common occurrence. Passengers often fainted. Many believed that the devil had appeared to them. A lot of people preferred to walk or to ride a horse through this stretch. A long time ago, at around midnight, a mysterious train was heard descending the Devil's Nose. The whistle sounded and the tracks vibrated. This seemed odd since the train always passed during daylight hours. The villagers went out to see what was going on, and saw a hoard of passengers at Sibambe station waiting to board that noisy train... that was nowhere to be seen. Those who opted to take the high road along the tracks were not spared either. Terrible and tragic reports of strangers ordering travellers to jump became abound. The enormous pressure of walking along the ledge hanging on the mountainside was nerve-wracking. Those who managed to look into the depths of the abyss, out of curiosity, saw a hellish snake twisting with its jaw open to swallow them all. The Chanchán River was a true vortex, casting foam and sounding like mocking guffaws. They say that when the last train came to the Devil's Nose, a number of goats blocked the tracks. The machinists got out to chase the goats away, but they turned into little devils ready to take the souls of the men who dared to pass that point.
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