Ghosts of the Underground

Ghosts of the Underground

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Ghosts of the UndergroundMore than one billion people use London underground annually, yet few of them know just how haunted the tube really is. We investigate the supernatural secrets of the oldest underground network in the world.

Our hair-raising journey takes us through the graves, church crypts and plague pits that tube tunnels have disrupted. We hear the startling stories of the men and women who work one hundred and fifty feet below our capital’s pavements; we also scrutinize the network’s amazing architecture and exceptional engineering. This remarkable programme enables us to survey one of the most familiar environments in London from a radical and chilling perspective.

We hear the supernatural stories of London Underground staff members who man the echoing stations and tunnels at night, long after the commuters have disappeared. For the first time on camera, drivers and station staff discuss their unexplainable subterranean experiences, outlining the effect that the incidents have had on them.

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Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Been trying to figure out the track that starts at around 15 minutes in, just before that guy start talking about the door rattling on his shift.

Melissa Burwick
Melissa Burwick
6 years ago

Great documentary. Would love to see more like this, thank you.

Terry Graham
Terry Graham
6 years ago

People need to watch
*A Trip into the Supernatural* by Roger Morneau and finally get closure with these stories.

CeeJay
CeeJay
7 years ago

Benjamin, the ethereal eerie track you're referring to is Nighty Night by Louise Dowd. Another track used is Sad Piano by Mark Hawkins.

paul
paul
8 years ago

its just a marketing stunt for the london underground

georgiypotulov
georgiypotulov
8 years ago

Lol, a billion people..

Beth
Beth
9 years ago

The stories are well told, without trying to over dramatize them. I don't know if there are ghosts but I believe these people were talking about what they believe happened. So much better than some of the presentations I have seen.

jim
jim
9 years ago

Track playing at about 4min is Mogwai - Yes! i am long way from home

Callum
Callum
10 years ago

the workers should go in pairs and not alone because that's kinda dangerous

Matt
Matt
10 years ago

To Charing Cross from Finchley by foot ??!! Geez, that must have taken ages and in complete darkness ?? thumbs up to this trackwalker bloke - balls of titanium...

Jonathan A. Upton
Jonathan A. Upton
11 years ago

Does anybody know the name of the track played at 40 minutes in, when the trackwalker for the Jubilee Line discusses a ghost?

feenix101
feenix101
11 years ago

The Aphex Twin Track at around 22 mins is called Schottkey 7th Path, from the selected ambient works 85-92 album. :-)

Benjamin Hammond
Benjamin Hammond
12 years ago

Guys... I am so confused. This documentary appeared on the History channel a couple of days ago (19/02/12), and the music was completely different to all of the documentaries of the same programme I find online. At 35 minutes into this documentary, I know that the band Sigur Ros is playing - and I have that song. But in the recent documentary I watched, it was a different song. It had piano and children's voices in a very ethereal errie soundtrack. Did anyone watch the more recent version of this documentary, and does anyone know the song I am talking about? If anyone knows, I'd be so grateful if they could just refer to me as "Benjamin" in a new comment and tell me. Thank you very much.

PlasticBeach666
PlasticBeach666
12 years ago

Another song is Gorillaz's Tomorrow Comes Today which plays during the introduction of the low frequency explanation. Thanks again to everyone who posted the tracks of the other songs on the documentary. I couldn't seem to find any official listing of the songs on it. If anyone knows the AFX/Aphex Twin song mentioned, that would be awesome! Thx again every1 :D

PlasticBeach666
PlasticBeach666
12 years ago

another song during the introduction of the low frequency theory is Gorillaz's Tomorrow Comes Today. Thx everyone else for providing many of the tracks' titles included in this documentary. I searched tirelessly for the names of them! :D

Craig Smale
Craig Smale
12 years ago

I think they have to improve the safety standards in those tunnels

Fiona Southworth
Fiona Southworth
12 years ago

I came in fully expecting a hokey laugh at the expense of this doc. Turns out it's actually very well done and argues both sides of the debate.

priyasikavi
priyasikavi
12 years ago

cool doc.....

priyasikavi
priyasikavi
12 years ago

awesome

Patrick
Patrick
12 years ago

cool doc. I watched this about a year ago on this site. I thought I posted a reply back then, I guess not. Anyway, love how he captures the environment.

Mike
Mike
13 years ago

Does anyone know any of the great tunes played in the background throughout?

Rachel-Nicole
Rachel-Nicole
13 years ago

That was interesting. Slightly scary as well... I gotta remember these stations next time I visit London.

john doe
john doe
13 years ago

If you believe somethings happening it probobly will.

john doe
john doe
13 years ago

Nothing recorded on camera ,phones. 8 out of ten people in the uk have a camera phone yet no material hmmm.

Ike
Ike
13 years ago

Why are there only 'Ghosts' of people who have been buried & not the ones who have been cremated??

Ike
Ike
13 years ago

Imagine if I die & don't realize that I'm dead, I'd be the famous porn watching ghost who mysteriously switches on the computer, browses through porn sites & leaves his "ectoplasm" on the mouse, keyboard & the monitor screen.

Will a ghost ever try to haunt a metalhead's house or can a metalhead be actually be possessed by a demon??

vonC
vonC
13 years ago

@Len
I don't believe in ghost either, but still, nothing beats a good ghost story! If you knew this wouldn't catch you, then why did you watch it? It has everything you can possibly ask from a documentary of the type...

Len
Len
13 years ago

HOw come none of these spooky, faceless, screaming entities were ever caught on one of the tens of thousands of CCTV cameras in the tube? 45 mn of my life I'll never get back.

Rick
Rick
13 years ago

I was at finsbury park tube station last winter I was walking up the so spiral steps to come out of the underground and i heard footsteps so i stopped and pretended to txt someone and i heard the footsteps coming right behind me i waited to feel some one squueze by me but no one did i looked couldnt see anyone so i went back down the stairs there was nobody about I crapped myslef and ran up the stairs and out! to this day i will never stop at finsbury park past 9pm!

Pauly
Pauly
13 years ago

Forget Blair Witch, Ghosts on the Underground has got to be one of the scariest pieces of film ever made! Terrifies me everytime it shows on TV and there are some stations I just refuse to go into now!

lisa adele
lisa adele
13 years ago

Many years ago, I was travelling on the London underground. It was late at night, about 11 pm. The tube was passing through a disused station. The train hadn't stopped there in a long time. I was gazing out of the window, as we passed through this station, and I saw an old woman, standing close to the edge of the platform. She had a blank look on her face, and was staring into space. I only saw her in a flash, as the tube rumbled along. She was just standing there, in the rain and cold, at that time of night. She was either a ghost or a suicide. Definitely strange but true!

simon
simon
13 years ago

just to been left alone in the dark and a massive lonley place is enought to trigger the spooky side of our bodies ... so then with the mind going aswell .... its possible mind trick... but I think that all the CCTV that is going 24 hours aday should have captured the spooky bastards .... any way I hate the London Underground in the day time ... gods knows whats it like at night

More
More
13 years ago

scary!

Nielsch
Nielsch
13 years ago

Nice doc :D

Although some experiences could be explained by fatigue and related conditions, there's still some seriously spooky story's here. I believe that certain highly negative emotions tend to linger a while, and could possibly manifest. Who knows...

James Hunt
James Hunt
13 years ago

I think those underground workers spend to much time on their own.

Cassio
Cassio
13 years ago

Pretty interesting. Mostly how the lines there look compared to the lines here in New York City. I also find it interesting how many lives have come to rest where those lines are now.

Really short doc, but the last few lines are pretty wild.

Allan Kirkwood
Allan Kirkwood
13 years ago

Really good doc thanks for posting.