31 Days of Halloween Day 27: The London Underground

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Only 4 days until Halloween!

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The London Underground is an incredibly iconic mass transit system that’s featured in all kinds of books and film, from Harry Potter to Paddington Bear and more. While many people use the tubes to get around the bustling capital city, and tourists visit it for a romantic journey, for some the experience has become downright frightening.

Last year, reports of a little girl with eye sockets that were “coal-black pits” surfaced yet again. Such an entity was spotted in the Underground back in the 1980s. What’s particularly strange about these appearances is that they don’t center around a particular station, but instead come from all over the system. Paranormal investigators and others who have dared to walk around in the tubes have seen children with black pits for eyes appear and disappear, leaving them feeling uneasy or downright frightened.

There are some station-specific lore. For example, the famous Kings Cross Station is host to a young woman who cries/screams and runs along platform, surprising travelers. In some instances she’s actually run through people. The general consensus is that she was a victim of the infamous fire at the station in 1987, when 31 people perished.

Bank Station is reportedly quite haunted. Many have reported seeing a woman dressed entirely in black, weeping as she walks along. Word has it that the entity is none other than Sarah Whitehead, a woman who died in the 19th century. Her brother worked for the Bank of England but was caught for forgery and fraud. After his execution, Sarah reportedly went mad and started visiting the bank regularly, dressed entirely in black, asking to see her brother.

People also claim that at Bank Station if you are there in the early morning or late evening, sitting still waiting for your train, you’ll hear soft crying and moaning. In January of 1941 a German bomb fell into the station and exploded, killing 50. It’s said that the spirits of those who died can still be heard replaying that horrific event from WWII.

Have you ever ridden on the Underground?

Know of any other haunted subway systems?

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