I agree that's a much more probable explanation, but where does he appear from and disappear to, if so? Like I said, it does give me a bit of a shiver that he doesn't leave the scene by leaving via one side or another of the frame.
This was brilliant, Aspergriswoldbacon!see my edit above. It helps if you don't concentrate really hard and not look right up close at the screen. first time i did i saw nothing.. maybe its just me but i can clearly see his ear side-on to start with, then his eyes, ears, nose and whats left of his hair round his ears etc when he looks directly at the camera EDIT - i've managed to freeze it at 15.04 and the line of the video goes directly through the top of his head (the numbers of the length of the video (51:26) are just above his eyes and nose
An interesting tale right enough. As I'm nightshift and have a lot of time on my hands I've taken the liberty of checking back in the Network Rail Control Log for LNW Route from January to June 2011 and can't find any incidents even remotely like what's described. That means it either wasn't reported to Network Rail Control (very unlikely if BTP were involved), wasn't logged (very unlikely, an incident like that would definitely go in the log) or didn't happen as described. Redundant phone numbers do still exist on the system but usually when a signalbox is abolished and control of the signalling is transferred elsewhere the previous signalbox numbers are reused to avoid confusion for staff.I have mentioned on the Police Story thread reading Credible Witness: Paranormal Police Stories by Andy Gilbert.
One of the stories involved is actually railway based. More specifically signal box based. Even more specifically, Betley Signal Box, near Crewe (don't get too excited, Escargot).
Basically, the British Transport Police control at Birmingham receive a call from ambulance control that an emergency call has been received from this box, but the call was disconnected without the caller speaking. There are another three calls from the same signal box - but a voice speaks only once, saying, 'ambulance please'.
BTP then phone the box - that call is answered, but no-one speaks. On enquiry Network Rail confirm that the number is correct but that the signal box in question has not been used for several years. BTP make a further call to the box, the call is answered - a train is heard in the background and the person on the other end identifies themselves as a signaller - but their voice is described as 'strange', and the call is disconnected before the reason for the emergency call can be ascertained.
The peelers eventually visit the site in question - but turns out that the signal box no longer exists, having been ‘demolished’.
Notes: A quick online search suggests that the signal box was not demolished, as such, but closed in 2004, dismantled and moved elsewhere. The events related above allegedly took place in April 2011.
I don’t think having a phone number still registered to an obsolete site is as anomalous as it might initially appear – not within the context of a large and complex industrial network.
The group seems quite interesting.This is fresh off the press, last week I was driving a semi-fast service from Carmarthen to Cardiff, all stops to Swansea, then Neath. Port Talbot, Bridgend and Cardiff things running late and I had caught up with the 1910 stopping service from Swansea at Port Talbot, as they stop additional at Pyle I was not rushing as running on yellow signals, (chasing the dragon in driver speak!!!), on approaching Pyle station saw young chap on platform bit close to the edge, was only doing about 25 mph as next signal was out of sight round a bend and hidden by a foot bridge, he was texting and dressed very smart in chinos, nice mustard colour jumper and ox blood DM shoes, that is how good a look I got of him also had designer beard, as he was so close to track, I tooted my horn and he just disappeared !!, just went, was so shocked foot slipped of dead man's pedal and I stopped right where he was standing , no sign of anyone it was moonlit night and Pyle very well lit with new security lighting, rather shocked got back to Cardiff as end of shift and went home, did some digging on our drivers page and had a hit when a fellow driver, told me a young man had finished texting his family goodbye and threw himself under an HST about 10 years ago and his description matched what I saw!!!...
Looks interesting I’ve ask you join too.I've just joined a Facebook group called "Railway Ghost Stories" (yeah, finally dragging myself, limping, into the 21st century). It's got some great first-hand accounts on it (as well as some of the usual 'dross'), such as this:
The group seems quite interesting.
(I hope it's okay, mods, to copy/paste from another group - if not then please delete this!)
Bit late to the party here but count me in as another one who finds the chap's movement appearance/disappearance somewhat odd. When I first watched the part ofthe video in question I was half expecting a simulacra / pareidolia of some sort but it isn't a trick of the leaves, it is definitely a man. He slides in sideways, you can see his right ear and hair on that side of his head, then somehow turns to face the camera, then slides sideways back again without turning this time.Saw him immediately first time and he couldn't be missed. He kind of 'slided' into view like a cardboard cut out or something.
Screaming woman at King's Cross. Imagine watching as the train goes without you. It must certainly made many people scream and set residual prints in the area.Most haunted railway stations.
Yes, really sinister atmosphere about it, that place....Hermitage certainly isn't your cuddly, picturesque, fairy-tale-like castle. It's not surprising that is has legends and hauntings associated with it.
It certainly may have been, as Polanski's Macbeth was filmed in the north-east of England - so not a million miles away. I remember that my geography teacher at school used to say that he was a extra in it.I've got it in my head that it was used for one of the castle's in Polanski's Macbeth