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Lancashire is an area with a pleasure beach, theme park full of rides. The Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also one with a ghost train, and a ghost.

In 1936 the park opened its spooky ride but the name later changed to Ghost Train, and seemingly was the first one to do so.

A dedicated member of staff was known as Cloggy, he tended the ride meticulously and seemingly passed away from some dire illness. Cloggy appears to have been so dedicated that he continued with his passion after his death.

Ride visitors spoke about having been touched on the ride, complaints about this and being grabbed by invisible hands  were made and passengers were informed that this was not a part of the ride.

On one occasion it was noted that maintenance were repairing the ride and had heard strange sounds. They had heard groans and mystery footsteps. They came to the time to shut down, and as per the procedure they turned off the electrics. When this happened and they headed off they noticed that a skull was still illuminated on the top of the building.

 

I went to visit recently (September 2014) and did not spot or hear any ghosts… but I did snap this on my way around!

The maintenance creDSCN7256w spent an hour trying to resolve the situation they couldn’t work out how it was lit. In the end they left baffled and unnerved.

The St Louis Ghost Train is a reported occurrence from St Louis, Saskatchewan in Canada. It’s story has been featured on the series Unsolved  Mysteries. The story entails a light that continues along the route of an old rail line at night, the light varies in colour and brightness. The lines tracks were removed, it used to run between the south of Prince Albert and north of St Louis, however reports of this phenomena keeps coming in.

Explanations for the lights are a ghost train, or perhaps that is it the ghost of a drunken brake-man who lost his head to a passing train. He now wanders the track with a lantern attempting to locate his missing top part.

The effect was replicated to a degree by two 12th grade students using the diffraction of distant light vehicles. The only sang with that theory is that reports apparently came in before the invention of cars. It has also been pointed out that other lights are seen in the trees. However the students may well be on to something regards some of these sightings.

 

The Silverpilen is the nickname of a metro train that features in several urban legends. “The Silver Arrow” is a Swedish Metro Train and is most likely an aluminium model C5 car which was never painted into the standard green from the 1960’s. These trains were in production from the mid 60’s up until 1996.

The train was likely used as a back-up train, and possibly for the use of relieving the rush hour traffic. The inside of the train’s often had graffiti or partially destroyed adverts along with flecks of pain. The train may well not have been seen that often by the regular passengers from Stockholm. If a tired traveller (maybe even a drunk one) had seen this unpainted train and recalled the event to someone it would seem like a bizarre occurrence in potential.

The ghostly train’s stories have been retold in a few formats, some stories recount that it is only seen in abandoned tunnels by subway workers. Others reported it was seen going through the stations at high speed, and some reports are that the train would occasionally stop and collect passengers who were never seen again, however if they were it could be that they were dropped off days, weeks, months or even years later.

A station cited as a possible Silverpilen area is Kymlinge. There has been a lengthy history of the area being used and is now a large recreational park. The Metro Station building was never used, in 1975 the line was opened but the station never used. The project has been put off indefinitely.

 

Yes you heard it I have been here three whole years! *has a party*