The Ghost and the Darkness by Dewey GramThe ghost and the Darkness its a really scary true story, it is about two lions (man-eaters) and Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, he was an Irish soldier. Patterson was commissioned by the British East Africa Company to oversee the construction of a railway bridge over the Tsavo river in Kenya. When he reached Tsavo he heared about man eaters. The lions were called the ghost and the darkness because those lions killed many people in Tsavo , people tried many times to kill the man eaters but they were so hard to kill so then many people thought they are evil spirits and not real lions. Patterson aim was to kill the lions.
This is an amazing true horror story.
Lions of the African Night (Nature Documentary)
What Drove Tsavo Lions to Eat People? Century-Old Mystery Solved
Their names were "The Ghost" and "The Darkness," and years ago, these two massive, maneless, man-eating lions hunted railway workers in the Tsavo region of Kenya. During a nine-month period in , the lions killed at least 35 people and as many as , according to different accounts. And the question of why the lions developed a taste for human flesh remained a subject of much speculation. Also known as the Tsavo lions, the pair of beasts ruled the night until they were shot and killed in December by railway engineer Col. John Henry Patterson. In the decades that followed, audiences were captivated by the story of the ferocious lions, first told in newspaper articles and books one account was written by Patterson himself in "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" , and later in movies.
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Registered in Ireland: I could plainly hear them crunching the bones, and the sound of their dreadful purring filled the air and rang in my ears for days afterwards. This chilling account by Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Patterson, an Irishman, tells the tale of how two African lions terrorised a railway project in Tsavo, part of British East Africa now Kenya , more than a century ago, killing and eating dozens of workers.
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In two African lions, known locally as "The Ghost" and "The Darkness", killed a number of workers on the East Africa Railroad at the Tsavo River and halted the project until they were hunted down and shot by a British foreman. The incident was described in a book titled The Man-Eaters of Tsavo that became, in , the basis for a movie starring Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer. Today, the mounted taxidermy skins of the two lions are on display in the Field Museum in Chicago. Join me below for the real history of the Ghost and the Darkness. In , the British decided to construct a railroad in their East African colony, running from the coastal port city of Mombasa, in modern-day Kenya, all the way to Lake Victoria and then on to Uganda. Officially named the Uganda Railroad, it was mocked by critics as "The Lunatic Line" and was said to run "from nowhere to nowhere". The British colonialists hoped that the railroad would encourage people to move into the interior of Africa, and would provide a method of transporting trade products between Africa and Europe.