9 Creepy-As-Hell London Underground Ghost Stories
Pray you don't run into the screaming woman of King's Cross.
1. The electrocuted man
2. The screams of Bethnal Green
3. The white figure of Liverpool Street
In 2000, a man in white overalls was spotted on CCTV at 2am standing on the platform at Liverpool Street, long after the station had closed. The station supervisor Steve Coates went to investigate, but couldn't see anyone there. When he reported back to the line controller who was monitoring the CCTV, the controller said: "But the guy was right next to you. How could you not see him?"
4. The faceless woman of Becontree station
5. Slamming doors on the Kennington Loop
The Kennington Loop is a section of track where empty Northern line trains change direction. One day while waiting in the loop, a driver heard the interconnecting doors slamming far down the train. Then another set slammed, closer this time, then another, with the sound approaching the driver's compartment, carriage by carriage. The driver searched the train to find half the doors were open, but no one was there.
The story goes that a man once died trying to board the train in between the cars at Kennington. He was dragged into the loop and killed.
7. The looming face at Hyde Park Corner
Two station workers had closed Hyde Park Corner station for the night, shutting down and locking the escalators. At around 2:30am they heard a commotion and went out to find one of the escalators had started up again. They were confused: There was no way for it to start without a key.
When they were back in their office, making tea, the room suddenly became ice cold. One supervisor noticed his colleague had gone completely white and was pressed back against the wall. "Did you see it?" he stuttered. He'd seen a face loom through the door and peer into the room. The station worker left his job there and never returned.