Rail Ghosts and Hauntings

 
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.


 
Floating Monk

Location: Winchcombe (Gloucestershire) - Railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in a dark robe, this holy figure floats a half a metre above the ground.


 
Glowing Train with Red Lights

Location: Wormit (Fife) - Tay Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The badly designed Tay Bridge collapsed in 1873, a passenger train crashing down with the faulty structure into the cold waters of the Firth of Tay below. The scene is reenacted on the anniversary of the crash.


 
Man in Grey

Location: Wraysbury (Surrey) - Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1930s - present
Further Comments: A man dressed in 1930s clothing, a grey overcoat and flat cap is reported walking up and down the platforms here.


 
Robed Figure

Location: Yatton (Somerset) - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1952
Further Comments: Two witnesses reported, at separate times, seeing a female figure in a grey robe walking away from the altar. The ghost had her head bowed and hands clasped.


 
Molly

Location: Yeovil (Somerset) - Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Molly worked at the railway restaurant during the 1960s, and died on the platform. Her ghost is held accountable when items are moved around and electrical items are switched on and off.


 
Odd Spots

Location: York (Yorkshire) - National Railway Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A sleeping car housed here is said to contain a strange presence, while the darkroom is also reportedly home to a ghostly presence.


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