Ghosts of London Underground

 
 


Workman

Location: SW5 (Greater London) - West Brompton tube station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A man dressed in dark, old looking workman's clothing has been spotted early in the morning and late at night. He walks to the end of the platform before disappearing.


 
 


Worker in a Reefer Jacket

Location: SW7 (Greater London) - South Kensington Station, westbound line
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: December 1928
Further Comments: A witness leaving the last train in this station reported seeing a spectral locomotive and equally ghostly male figure on the tracks, both of which vanished into the tunnel.


 
 


Workman

Location: SW9 (Greater London) - South Island Place, Northern Line, near Stockwell Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: A trainee manager sent to walk the line by himself as part of his training encountered an old man with a tilly lamp working at South Island Place. They exchanged a couple of words in passing. When the trainee reached Stockwell Station and commented that he had seen someone else along the line, a search party was dispatched to find the worker as no maintenance work was scheduled. No one could be found, and the trainee later discovered that the old man had been seen dozens of times over the years, and was believed to be the ghost of a worker killed on the spot during the 1950s.


 
 


Footprints

Location: W1 (Greater London) - Baker's Street to St John's Wood, northbound tunnel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: Bill, an underground track walker, sat down for a break while patrolling the line. He reported disembodied footprints which crunched down in the ballast and appeared before him. The footsteps went straight past him and stopped ten metres from his position. When he finished his rounds, one of his colleagues said that other people had also encountered the footsteps, and they belonged to a workman killed in the area.


 
 


Face

Location: W1 (Greater London) - Hyde Park Corner underground station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978, early morning
Further Comments: Two members of staff were alarmed when they discovered an escalator working, though the electrical connection had been disabled. Walking into a room, one man reported hitting a spot so cold that his breath was visible, while the other worker collapsed in a state of shock. The latter claimed to have seen a strange face, and left the station before his shift ended, never to return.


 
 


Striding Grey Man

Location: W4 (Greater London) - Acton Green common, near Turnham Green tube station
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 06.45h, Thursday 12 February 2004
Further Comments: This semi transparent entity was observed walking parallel to the railway line, wearing a knee length cape. The dark grey figure vanished when the witness momentarily looked away.


 
 


Egyptian Princess

Location: WC1 (Greater London) - British Museum Station (closed 1933)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1933
Further Comments: Connected to the 'curse' of the Amen-Ra's tomb, this Egyptian Princess would return from the grave late at night and would wail and scream in the tunnels. A more recent report states that these sounds can now be heard further down the track, in Holborn station.


 
 


Displaced Actress

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Aldwych Underground Station (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Built where the Royal Strand Theatre once stood, it is thought the female ghost seen standing on the tracks migrated from the original building to the station shortly after it became operational. She is normally reported by cleaning staff working the night shift.


 
 


William Terriss

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Around midnight, winter months (reoccurring). Last seen 1972?
Further Comments: An actor, Mr Terriss was stabbed to death in December 1897 at a nearby theatre. His ghost, tall in stature, has been seen dressed in a grey suit with white gloves, standing on the platform late at night.


 
 


Oppressive Feeling

Location: WC2 (Greater London) - Embankment Station - Page's Walk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000
Further Comments: Staff who walk along the long dark tunnel known as Page's Walk complain of cold winds, doors which open and slam shut, and an oppressive feeling.


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