Posts Tagged ‘underground’

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.

Disaster Memorial Page

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.

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Silent Hill the game has always been a favourite of mine. I think more than the game I enjoy the concepts presented in the story. I don’t want to be a big spoiler person so I am going to just say that the ideas of personal nightmares and some of the creations fascinate me.

I was, I admit, then quite surprised to hear that there was a town who was closer to the reality of the smoke filled daylight that is presented quite damned well in the movie Silent Hill.

Centralia has a pretty tragic story in itself, a town that slowly dwindled, a few people remain I think. The once bustling mining town became too dangerous to sustain once the coal mines underneath caught accident. ¬†The government have stated that it’s just too expensive to extinguish it and I have to wonder as wonderfully advanced as things might be, how the hell would you start? I’m not an expert so I guess I have no idea but wow… some kind of mission that would be.

I could really go on about this one for some time but I’ve decided instead to post a video of Silent Hill and then one for Centralia for viewing pleasure. I should expect I will venture back to this subject again.

 

 

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