The Phantom Bus
Where: Cambridge Gardens, Ladbroke Grove, W10
Who: Not who but what. The “what” in this spooky instance is that of a ghostly number 7 bus!
When: Whilst the bus has not been spotted in recent years, it was seen a lot in the first half of the 20th Century. The bus always appears at the same time of night at around 1.15am and tends to drive fast down the middle of the road, alarming drivers. In 1934 one poor chap (according to witnesses) swerved to avoid the phantom bus and was killed as his car veered off the road.
Why: This is very strange indeed as there are no reported historical issues with the No 7 bus and 1.15 am is a peculiar time of night for the bus to have emerged. There must have been some unknown foul play aboard the bus in the past that has left the No 7 with unresolved issues.
Weird Rating: 8/10 – Something strange is afoot. A Phantom bus is pretty out of the ordinary!
Spooky Rating: 7/10 – Call the Ghost BUS-ters. A bus hurtling toward you at speed is terrifying at any time, especially when it is a bus from beyond the grave. Although the bus has not been seen in a good 50 years…
Where: Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria, SW1E
Who: A hair loving poltergeist? One angry wig? No one is exactly sure who or what is haunting the wig room of the theatre, but one things is for sure, they do not like a bad hair day.
When: Regularly. Dressers and other staff at the Victoria Palace theatre have seen wigs flying through the air unaided on many occasions. The door to the wig room also locks and unlocks of its own accord…
Why: Who knows! There are some suggestions it could be a former shy Ballerina who is unhappy that a statue of her that once stood in the building has been lost, although this does not really seem to fit the bill. Perhaps it is from the person the hair to make the wig was taken?
Weird Rating: 10/10 – Taunting toupees? Poltergeist pony tales? Horrid hair pieces? Definitely weird.
Spooky Rating: 6/10 Hair Raising! This mane loving maniac is pretty out of the ordinary and I think everyone would be pretty freaked out of a flying ball of hair came hurling in their direction, however the haunted hairballs don’t seem to have any malicious intent.
The Angry Silver Mirror
Where: Muswell Hill, N10
Who: Harmful spirits inside a walnut mirror.
When: The Mirror started causing trouble for fellow flatmates, Sotiris Charalambous and Joseph Birch when they plucked it out of a skip and took it home. The pair painted the mirror silver and hung it in their house in Muswell Hill, London. The pair began having excruciating night terrors and found they often woke with scratches on their bodies even though they had short nails. The pair also experienced stabbing pains in their bodies as well as often seeing shadows or strange reflections in the mirror. The boys were so distressed they decided to get rid of the mirror on ebay…
Why: The tenants think that somebody was murdered in front of the mirror once upon a time. Others believe that mirrors are a window to an alternative and often spiritual world. There are also plenty of superstitions surrounding mirrors including one which warns that people should never look into a mirror at night or by candle light as they may see ghosts demond or omens of death. One thing is for sure though; this spooky mirror did not like being painted silver!
Weird Rating: 8/10 – There is certainly something strange in this neighbourhood!
Spooky Rating: 10/10 – Run far far away! I would suggest a séance, but this appears to be one angry mirror that ought not be messed with. I would be very concerned if a saw a mirror that fits this description on eBay.