Ghosts of the London Underground

(Photo: Lorenzo Monteforte)

Lorenzo Monteforte spotted this sign in London’s subway system. There are apparently numerous ghosts infesting the London Underground. And “infesting” is the right word if this sign is correct. Spirits, pay the fee. No more floating through the turnstile gates.

The most famous ghost on the Underground is Sarah Whitehead, the Black Nun of Threadneedle Street. In 1811, her brother Philip, a bank cashier, was charged with forgery. He was hanged the next year. Sarah went insane and, for decades, visited the bank, asking for her brother.

According to legend, she still haunts the area, which is now an Underground station. Dressed in black, Sarah asks people where her brother is, then vanishes. The video below describes her.


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