3rd march 1943, and the air raid siren started up and the local population made the run to their local tube station. That night they had also decided to test-fire an experimental rocket in nearby Victoria Park. the explosion prompted an already nervous crowd into panic.
A woman fell on the stairs, taking several people with her which prompted the crowd into panic. It was a terrible tragedy and due to the morale of London at the time many of the facts remained undisclosed until 1946.
173 men, women and children were crushed to death. It was another awful tragedy for many families.
Why have I picked this? Well a report from 1981 and onwards started to suggest that the area is still active, with late night staff hearing screams that could be heard for up to fifteen minutes. It sounds like a residual type of haunting, with the imprint of the disaster forever remembered in the walls of the tube station.
From the Paranormal Database
Cries and Screams
Location: E2 – Bethnal Green Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1981
Further Comments: A station master working alone in the station office late at night heard the soft sounds of children crying. As time went by, the cries grew louder and were joined by the screams of women. He ran from the office. One hundred and seventy-three people died in the station in a single accident during World War 2, the vast majority being women and children.