invisible footsteps that abruptly stop, unseen whistling and strange
echoes are all sounds that haunt Aldgate underground tube station.
So frequent are these phenomena that they are written up in a special
log that is locked in the station office.
Recorded also in this log is an
account of an inexplicable episode that happened over fifty years
Working late at night on track maintenance, a workman happened to
look over to his mate who was performing similar duties some yards
away. To his surprise he saw an elderly lady softly stroking the mans
hair. He appeared to be totally oblivious to the woman by his side,
and as she slowly faded from sight, he made an almost certain fatal
mistake and received an electric shock of some 22,000 volts from a
live rail that should have been turned off.
Although knocked senseless he suffered no lasting damage and for the
rest of his life held the belief that the old lady had earthed
or grounded the shock and saved his life.
His 'saviour' has often been
seen since but she has never been reported to have interacted with
the living to quite that same extent.