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Sunday, 13. May 2007
London Underground GhostsSome strange stories and ghostly tales about the London Underground:
Aldwych: This station was closed in 1994 (not becasue of ghosts) although it is still currently used for parties and trendy opening nights. However the "fluffers" people who clean the tunnels and stations claim to have been scared by a fugure who appears on the tracks at night. The station is supposedly haunted by an actress who believes she has not enjoyed her last curtain call. Aldywch used to be on the site of the old Royal Strand Theatre.
Bank: The spirit of the so called "Black Nun" was roused by workmen who were building Bank station in the last century. The "Nun's" brother Phillip Whitehead was a cashier and was executed in 1811 for forgery. The Nun - Sarah, wearing black waited for him outside the bank every evening for 40 years until she died. To this day, it said that she still searches for him along the platforms.
Covent Garden: A tall man in a a frock coat, tall hat and gloves is said to be pacing the tunnels and has been seen since the 1950's. When he appeared in the staff rest room the staff demanded a transfer - no wonder they look so miserable.
The ghost is supposed to be actor William Terriss who was fatally stabbed near the Adelphi Theatre in the Strand in December 1897. Apparently William regularly visited a baker's shop which stood where today's Tube station was built.
Elephant & Castle: When this station is closed people say that you can hear the staps of an invisible runner, strange tappings and doors being thrown open.
Farringdon: A 13 year old trainee hat maker, Anne Naylor was murdered in 1758 by her trainer and the trainer's daughter. People calim to hear her cries echoing down Farringdon Station. She has been nicknamed "The Screaming Sceptre".
Highgate: In 1941 Highgate station was rebuilt to join an extension from the Northern Line. However the project was abandoned and the cutting became overgrown. Nevertheless residents still claim to hear eerie sounds of trains going through the cutting.
South Kensington: Now here's a sighting of a ghost train. A passenger from the last westbound tube saw a train pull into South Ken station in December 1928. An ear-piercing whistle broke through the night and the passenger spotted a ghostly figure in a reefer jacket and peaked cap hainging from the side of the engine. Both the man and the train then vanished into the tunnel never to be seen again.
View "Ghosts On the Underground" which first broadcast on the 31st October 2006 on "Five". It tells stories about ghosts that have been seen on the london underground. Runtime 47 minutes.
Paranormal Places UK
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