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10 Mysteries Of The London Underground

Ahh the tube, Lets explore what secrets this oh so special place has to offer.

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1. Ghosts

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There have been lots of high profile ghost sightings and encounters here, with Farringdon and Liverpool street being the most haunted. Anne Naylor was murdered in 1758 and is said to haunt Farringdon Station people have reported screams and strange noises.

2. Plague pit

Liverpool street is the final resting place for some of London's Black death victims, with a burial site being uncovered recently. With most of London's population having died from plague, who knows how many bodies you're passing on your commute to work.
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Liverpool street is the final resting place for some of London's Black death victims, with a burial site being uncovered recently. With most of London's population having died from plague, who knows how many bodies you're passing on your commute to work.

3. Abandoned stations

From Churchill's war bunker to Clapham South there are many forgotten stations frozen in time. Some still have advertisements from the period.
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From Churchill's war bunker to Clapham South there are many forgotten stations frozen in time. Some still have advertisements from the period.

4. Deaths

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With a 1 in 300 million chance of death on any given tube ride, 270 stations and 50 million tube rides annually shockingly only 265 people have died in 10 years. You go TFL.

5. Mackerel

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There is only one station ( St Johns Wood) that does not have any letters of the word "Mackerel" in it. We Brits love Mackerel.

6. Lost and found

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Nearly 300,000 items including a prosthetic leg, a drum kit, an envelope full of cash and even a Cadbury cream egg have been handed into the trusty people at TFL. ( to be honest i would have eaten the egg)

7. Wild life

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Beavers, Badgers, exotic birds and even a Lion. these are just some of the wild life spotted down in the depths of London Underground. David Attenborough would be proud.

8. The Red Carpet Treatment

Jerry Springer is one of the most famous people to be born on the tube. He was born in 1944 at Highgate station during a bomb raid.
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Jerry Springer is one of the most famous people to be born on the tube. He was born in 1944 at Highgate station during a bomb raid.

9. The First

not only was London the first tube station but it also is home to the oldest line the metropolitan which was opened in 1863
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not only was London the first tube station but it also is home to the oldest line the metropolitan which was opened in 1863

10. Deception

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60 percent of the London underground is above ground.

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