Map reveals London’s most haunted tube stations

Map reveals London’s most haunted tube stations

Map reveals London’s most haunted tube stations

0 comments 📅30 October 2015, 01:29

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Travelling on the tube just got a whole lot more horrifying.

A new illustrated map from Brilliantly British points out the capital’s most haunted tubes based on spine-chilling legends from 1863 to the present day.

Among the station scares are a man dressed in white overalls at Liverpool Street, the ‘Screaming Spectre of Farringdon’ and an ‘Elderly Angel’ of Aldgate.

Most of the spooks are thought to have been Londoners who died horrible deaths.

Their restless souls are no doubt responsible for the odd delay on the Central Line.

circa 1911: A passenger tunnel in the new Underground Railway extensions. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

circa 1911: A passenger tunnel in the new Underground Railway extensions. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Many of the supposed tube ghouls can be traced back to Victorian times, but one of the most powerful stories comes from Bethal Green tube station’s recent history.

The piercing screams of women and children have been heard around the station, the site of a civilian tragedy in 1943 during the Second World War.

After a bomb raid siren went off, the sudden rush of people trying to get down to the underground led to 173 of them being crushed to death – 126 of which were women and children.

30th July 1912: The platform of the Central London Railway extension at Liverpool Street Station. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

30th July 1912: The platform of the Central London Railway extension at Liverpool Street Station. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Some of the wackier ghost tales are slightly less credible, however.

Down at British Museum Station an Egyptian god named Amun-ra, dressed in traditional Egyptian loincloth and headdress, is said to roam around.

After the station closed in 1935, Amun-ra was even linked to the disappearance of two women at nearby Holborn Station in 1935.

Some reckon there’s a secret tunnel between Holborn and the museum’s ‘Egyptian Room’ – which serves as Amun-ra’s lair.

Other station-dwelling ghosts include a 12-year-old orphan whose body was dumped by the station, a smartly-dressed woman killed in the Kings Cross fire of 1987 and an actor murdered in 1897 looking for revenge.

It’s almost like we all needed another reason to sign up to Uber.