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Walking into Blea Moor tunnel

Discussion in 'Bullhead Memories' started by Linesider, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Linesider

    Linesider Member

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    This section needs some firelighter! The lack of railway stories from railway fans is shocking! Shocking I say! :smt002

    Some years ago, I was up near Blea Moor tunnel waiting for a steam train. I saw a photographer walk down to the track, which in itself is a bit dodgy due to the cutting, and then proceed to walk into the tunnel 8-[. I didn't see him again and as it happens the steam didn't make it there as it had failed. Was it a real man? A ghost? Is he still in there?
     
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    I think it was a member of NP who was trying to get away from some of the downright rude self appointed experts on this forum!
     
  3. Linesider

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    Lol. Good luck to him then!
     
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    Actually i think it was someone looking for a Bullied pacific that was still struggling to Ais Gill.
     
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    Maybe it was someone from the MOD checking the Strategic reserve!
     
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    Reminds me of the story on the sign at Ribblehead Viaduct, I think its on there anyway. About the worker who was one night on top of one of the pillars during the construction of the viaduct, and was knocked into the middle of the pillar by the wind. He survived and called for help but nobody heard him and the pillar was filled with stones with him at the bottom calling for help.

    Apparently at night you can still hear him calling for help.

    Spooky, whether its true or not.
     
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    Wasn't it a horse and cart that fell into one of the pillars and they just kept filling rather than trying to get it out?
     
  8. Linesider

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    That was Glenfinnan. All I know is that I'm not gonna hang about Ribblehead in the twilight scaring myself!
     
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    There is a local myth that the four 'pavillion' type structure either end of the Ouse Valley viaduct are haunted
     
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    If you are walking between the pillars and you hear a hollow knocking sound, i would run like hell!
    Mind you it could be David Wilcox trying to get his next master shot.
     
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    My favourite ghost story is one by the late George Horner, signalman of the S&C regarding footprints, or rather the lack of them, in the snow at Selside on the S&C (Me, on about the S&C for a change :smt002). That's a spine tingler.

    http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/histor ... graphy.cfm (the last reference)
     
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    No, it was Loch Nan Uamh viaduct.
     
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    It's not unheard of for accidents to occur during contruction of structures. The old Severn Bridge has two workers buried in the bottom of it after an accident during a concrete pour.

    Here in Italy it's not unkown for other 'additions' to be made during bridge building.

    Down near Naples there is an unused section of motorway that is now being knocked down. After the fourth body had been recovered police began to suspect that these might be a bit more than construction accidents.
     
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    That is the strangest thing i've ever seen, now way could steam arrange itself in such a perfect outline like that, i've heard people say Bullieds are cursed but that's taking the biscuit!.

    The S&C story i've heard of was the signalman in Blea Moor box getting a call from a lineside phone and hearing nothing but breathing on the other end, it was in the middle of the night, hours after the track gang had booked off and some 30 mins since the last freight....

    Think it may have been in the beano if memories correct.
     
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    Ex SR/BR fireman buried in Brookwood cemetry??

    That's freaky great photo though :)

    Dartmoor

    Highwayman
    Location: Dartmoor - Beetor Cross
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Twentieth century
    Further Comments: This cloaked figure has been known to stand by the cross, empty eye sockets watching the road ahead.

    Luring Voice
    Location: Dartmoor - Bradford Pool
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Calling your name gently, this soft voice will not stop until you are underwater, drowning.

    Fighting
    Location: Dartmoor - Cadover Bridge
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: The sound of battle can be heard near the bridge, the screams of the dying and injured, and the clash of sword and shield.

    Guardian Monster
    Location: Dartmoor - Chaw Gully
    Type: Legend
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Protecting a horde of treasure, this beast has teamed up with a raven which calls out if anyone comes too close to the gold. The beast will then wait until a rope is lowered into the pit and then sever it when the treasure hunter is climbing down. The body would always be found outside the hole in the morning.

    Childe
    Location: Dartmoor - Childe's Tomb
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Early twentieth century
    Further Comments: A hunter who froze to death on the moor, Childe's ghost was seen being carried by phantom monks.

    Predictive Voice
    Location: Dartmoor - Clasiwell (also known as Crazywell and Classenwell)
    Type: Crisis Manifestation
    Date / Time: Prior to death in the community
    Further Comments: A disembodied voice can be heard at night, naming the next local to die.

    Flickering Light
    Location: Dartmoor - Coffin Wood
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Once the location where bodies would be transported from horseback into their coffins, the wooded area is now home to a glowing ball which flickers around the trees.

    Sam Hunnaford
    Location: Dartmoor - Combestone Tor
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: This local farmer hanged himself out of shame after been conned at a fair - his shade has been seen making his last journey on horseback, though instead of hanging itself, the ghost continues on towards his former home.

    Benjamin Gear
    Location: Dartmoor - Cranmere Pool
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: A former mayor of Okehampton, the figure is said to haunt the waters of the pool. He also takes the form of a black horse. There are reports of an exorcism attempt which may have failed.

    Old Crockern
    Location: Dartmoor - Crockern Tor
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Riding on the back of a skeletal horse, Crockern insists on moving down this path waving a sword in his dead hand.

    Large Black Hound
    Location: Dartmoor - General area
    Type: Shuck
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Said to have inspired the famous 'Hound of the Baskervilles', several phantoms are held to blame for this creature (including Drake (for his dealings with the devil) and Richard Cabell (a man so evil that he now hunts children with his devil dogs!)).

    Yeth Hounds
    Location: Dartmoor - General area of the Tavy
    Type: Shuck
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: These variants of the shuck, complete with hunters on horseback, have been heard running in this area after dark.

    Murderer Begging for Mercy
    Location: Dartmoor - Gibbet Hill, Black Down
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
    Further Comments: One fellow was hung in the gibbet while still alive - it took many days for him to slowly die of thirst. His voice is occasionally heard begging for someone to kill him.

    Sounds of Combat
    Location: Dartmoor - Gidleigh bridge
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: A small battle has been heard on the bridge. The area is also haunted by the shade of a woman who drowned here.

    Frozen Farmer
    Location: Dartmoor - Great Hound Tor
    Type: Legend
    Date / Time: Still present
    Further Comments: This rock formation is said to be a farmer and his hounds - they chased a witch from their farmland, but after a while she turned around and petrified them.

    Limpety
    Location: Dartmoor - Green Hill & Black Lane area
    Type: Unknown Ghost Type
    Date / Time: Twentieth century
    Further Comments: Lost on the moor during a snowstorm, a master of the Dartmoor foxhunt claimed that a petite man on a grey horse came from nowhere and led him to safety. He later saw a painting of a gypsy called Limpety and named him as his saviour, only to be told that he had died on the moor 50 years previous.

    People on Horseback
    Location: Dartmoor - Lustleigh Cleave
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: 1956
    Further Comments: Wearing clothing from the middle ages, witnesses observed several horsemen galloping across this area of Dartmoor. Another party of witnesses saw what looked like cavemen moving around the stone circle at the Cleave.

    Funeral Processions
    Location: Dartmoor - Lych Way
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Phantom monks and funeral processions have been reported travelling along this ancient pathway, as have the ghosts of tin miners.

    Wish Pack
    Location: Dartmoor - Marchant's Cross
    Type: Shuck
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Led by Drake, this pack of hounds patrol the area.

    Sow
    Location: Dartmoor - Merripit Hill
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: This phantom sow and her litter walk the area looking for food.

    Pixies
    Location: Dartmoor - New Bridge
    Type: Fairy
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: Several of these small creatures are said to loiter around the area.

    Military Horseman
    Location: Dartmoor - Newhouse Inn (ruins)
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: This figure wearing a grey greatcoat has been seen riding along near the ruins of this building.

    David Davies
    Location: Dartmoor - Prison
    Type: Haunting Manifestation
    Date / Time: Weather dependent: Misty nights (Davies)
    Further Comments: Davies tended to the prison sheep between 1869 and 1929. He died soon after being released, but his ghost returned, walking the prison grounds on misty nights. The prison is also haunted by French PoWs from the Napoleonic wars, while some inmates believe jackdaws which fly around the area contain the souls of dead staff.

    Fresh Flowers on Grave
    Location: Dartmoor - Road between Heatree Cross and Hound Tor
    Type: Unknown Ghost Type
    Date / Time: 1860 onwards
    Further Comments: Like many nineteenth century suicides, Mary 'Kitty' Jay was buried at a crossroads. Fresh flowers are reported to be found at the grave, though no one has ever seen them placed. A floating female figure is also reported to have been seen by the graveside, as has a man draped in a dark blanket.

    Calling Stones
    Location: Dartmoor - Rowbrook, Broad Stones, River Dart
    Type: Legend
    Date / Time: Unknown
    Further Comments: It is said that the Dart takes one life a year, by gently calling the victim's name until they fall into the waters and drown.

    This may not be railway related but seen as though its ghostly you can see just a few of the Dartmoor Ghosts and legend, im getting scared going to Dawlish Warren now!!!!
     
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    Im not moving to Dartmoor then.............. :shock:
     
  18. Linesider

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    Oo-er, I'm not going up there again now! :smt002
     
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    Oo-er indeed!




    Might leave the light on tonight 8-[
     
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    Simon, what was the shutter setting when you took that pic of Tangmere? I suspect you have probably caught a glimpse of the fireman shovelling.

    Must admit, is spooky and made me "oooh" at it when I saw the being.

    While we are on the subject, anyone here seen any beings from beyond the grave? I am told that as a very young child I used to see someone, a man apparently. My Gran, who is rather spiritual, suspects it was my great Grandfather, her father-in-law.
    I also wonder who is there that I cannot see when my cats eyes suddenly follow 'nothing' across the room.
     

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