10 secrets of the metro

10 secrets of the metro

Being late at night on a deserted subway platform is pretty creepy. You look into the cold and darkness in anticipation of your train, you hear distant creaks, whistles and crashes, and you are blown away by a stream of air that, like a cork, pushes a long iron worm out of the tunnel. Fearfully? If not, the following legends can really scare you.

10. The mysterious DNA of the New York subway.1
In 2014, a team of scientists from Cornell Vale Medical College studied the genetic material found on the turnstiles, seats and ticket offices all 468 subway stations in New York. They found bacteria that live on human skin, as well as bacteria that are found in the gastrointestinal tract, in the urogenital system and in human excrement. They found leftovers corresponding to the area, the food, although they believe that because of the situation with bacteria, there is something in the metro rather recklessly. At one station that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, it was still possible to detect the DNA of sea creatures.Scientists even found traces of anthrax and bubonic plague, but were quick to assure that they do not pose any danger to humans. Overall, the team found the DNA of 15,152 different species.

What is weird? More than half of the DNA sequences did not match any known organism. A plausible explanation is that microorganisms simply live in the metro, which we have not yet seen and whose DNA was not able to receive and investigate. On the other hand, the New York City Health Department condemned the study, stating: "This report is incorrect and the interpretation of the results is misleading the public. The researchers did not consider alternative, much more likely explanations for the results, which is common practice for scientific research."

9. Tokyo's Secret Underground Network.2
In 2002, journalist Shun Akibo wrote an article in which he claimed that he found evidence of the existence of a secret network of tunnels comparing historical and modern metro maps. "In Nagata-cho, modern maps show two metro crossings. In the old maps, they are parallel." Convinced that such a restructuring was impossible, he began to delve into construction reports.

This, as it turned out, was only the first of seven riddles that, according to him, are incompatible with official documents. On old maps, he discovered a secret underground complex between Kokkai-Gidzidomae and the prime minister’s residence, the Japanese parliament, surrounded by huge vacuum and rice fields, multiple inconsistencies with newer maps, strange places around the post-war Tokyo headquarters of the commander-in-chief, and the likelihood that the “new” Oedo line already existed, and the money allocated for the construction of tunnels, simply disappeared.

Shun believes that a secret underground network was built before the start of World War II, but it remains unclear why it continues to be a secret even today. Thus, he suggests that the network may be part of government communications created to protect against a nuclear strike. Some also believe that government officials have access to secret trains and underground complexes under government buildings.

8. Underground population and troglodytes.3
For years, people have been talking about homeless people disappearing into the tunnels of the New York subway and never showing up again.Many believe that the New York subway is inhabited by mutants who hate sunlight and the inhabitants of the surface, and prefer to live in underground cities built in abandoned tunnels, where they steal electricity, use water pipes and build their own houses. More outlandish versions describe the inhabitants of the New York subway as bug-eyed monsters who kill and eat surface dwellers invading their territory.

When journalist Jennifer Tot went to the tunnels of New York in 1993, she guessed you did not find any traces of mutants. Instead, she found a community of thousands of marginalized, mentally ill, drug addicts, alcoholics and hermits - living in terrible conditions. This forced the city to respond to a long ignored problem and try to pull these people out of the tunnels. These attempts were partially successful. Video from 2010 proves that homeless people still live in tunnels. And later, the question arose about the fate of the dungeon people trapped during the Hurricane Sandy.

Meanwhile, in London, rumors were long circulated about people known as troglodytes living in the subway, who were said to have descended from Irish workers who were trapped during the construction of the underground in the 1890s.They are rumored to survive by eating waste, rats, and occasional vagrants.

7. Bad Feng Shui of Singapore high-speed transport.4
In the 1970s, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew sought to build a metro system called the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), which was to become part of a flywheel for the development of a city-state. The start of the project was quite successful, but soon there was an economic downturn. According to urban legend, Prime Minister Li visited a feng shui master named Reverend Hong Quan. He told Lee that the SMRT had damaged the eight veins of a dragon sleeping under the city, waking and annoying him and / or disrupting the Qi flow, which caused the economic downturn.

The solution was to force all Singaporeans, regardless of their ethnic origin or beliefs, to carry with them a bagua, an octagonal mirror reflecting negative energy according to Chinese geomancy. Deciding how to make the city’s diverse population of Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Europeans wear a Chinese geo-manth bagua was rather ingenious. In 1987, the Singapore octagon coin of 1 dollar was developed, which, as some believe, stifled the dragon’s spirit and allowed Singapore to experience a new period of economic growth.The coin was released in September 1987, two months before the grand opening of the first SMRT line at Toa Payoh.

6. Moscow metro 2.5
People hid various things near Moscow for many centuries: the Byzantine libraries, secret torture cellars of Ivan the Terrible and the system of underground canals of Catherine the Great. Thus, it is not surprising that Stalin tezhe decided to go deep into the Moscow lands. Metro 2 is the name of a secret underground railway network built by Stalin in the 1930s so that the Soviet secret police could move around the city unnoticed. Initially, the network connected Stalin’s dacha, the Ministry of Defense, command bunkers and other military installations. Of course, no one has seen any documentary evidence, and most likely it is precisely because of this that this legend still lives today.

According to the theory, the system was designed to serve as a defense against a nuclear strike, and the giant government bunker was supposedly under Ramenka. This underground complex could accommodate up to 300,000 people alongside the command center of the Soviet high command. Rumor has it that Metro 2 stretches for many kilometers outside of Moscow, which allows the leaders of the country to leave the city if a nuclear strike is delivered to the capital.Some believe that the tunnels were used by the armed forces to transport secret material and personnel between bunkers.

The alleged tunnel leading to Metro 2, was discovered after the demolition of the hotel "Russia", which is near the Kremlin. The tunnel was referred to as “D6” and city researchers tried to reach the main metro line through a sealed door, but they did not succeed.

5. Marble Mohrenstrasse.6
The underground station Mohrenstrasse in Berlin is known for its bright red marble, which, according to rumors, has a rather strange history of origin. Some believe that the marble was removed from the center of Hitler’s political power — the New Reich Chancellery or Neue Reichskanzlei. Designed by renowned architect Albert Speer, the Reich Chancellery was a pretentious building, the rooms of which were decorated with red marble, for example, the Mosaic Hall and the Marble Gallery. It was in this building that the decisions that led to World War II were made, and under the office itself was a bunker, in which Hitler eventually committed suicide.

During the war, the building suffered heavy damage and was dismantled by Soviet soldiers.It is believed that when the East Germans rebuilt the neighboring station Mohrenstrasse in 1950, they simply took the material left over from the destroyed Nazi palace. In the newspapers from 1950, you can find messages about the shipment of red marble from Thuringia, but many believe that this was only a cover for the true source of the facing material.

The Berlin Underground is also the birthplace of another mystery. The Leinestrasse station is said to serve as the home of a mysterious creature called Tunnelpfeifer, whose members whistle in the tunnels. In 2012, a billboard and a web site dedicated to the essence appeared, which seems to be only the result of a conceptual art project.

4. The portal of the train G.7
In February 2015, Twitter user Nellie Killan wrote: “Has anyone ever seen a train driver of the G train stop the line between Bedford-Nostrand and Myrtle-Willlobi, open the door to the tunnel, and then release two women?” Her story was confirmed by other commuters who said that these women looked like ordinary women. After the conductor opened the door, you could see a darkened platform (one person reported that he had seen a room with frosted windows).

Some tried to get to the bottom.Joe Raskin, a metro explorer, said he knew about the tunnels to the east of Bedford-Nostrand, but he didn’t know any of the premises that fit the story. Meanwhile, a city researcher confirmed the story of frosted windows. Another eyewitness told the story of a man in a tweed suit with a briefcase, who entered the train, opened the opposite door with a key and disappeared on the unused part of the platform before the train left the station.

The most likely explanation for the incident and the strange room is that it is a signal box from which the movement of trains, usually unmanned, is controlled. And the two women were probably female employees who decided to ride instead of walking the rails and climb the dirty stairs. The theory has been largely proven, but any normal passenger can be forgiven for worrying when someone just disappeared into an imperceptible underground doorway.

3. Aztec skulls in the subway of Mexico City.8
Between 2008 and 2012, workers during the expansion of the El Metro Metro in Mexico City discovered several human skulls dating from the period of the Aztec empire.They seem to have been part of the "tzompantli", the stance on which the skulls of the victims were proudly displayed. The terrible find included two male skulls, one female, and, strangely enough, the skull of a dog. All turtles had characteristic perforations, allowing them to be placed on the rack. This finding suggested that most of the victims were men, and animals were rarely used for these purposes. The exceptions were the skulls of horses killed alongside their riders during the period of the Spanish conquest.

Earlier in the same year, the expansion of the metro station on Liverpool Street in London revealed several Roman skulls, believed to belong to people killed during the Celtic uprising under Bogdishee in the first century AD El Metro, meanwhile, keeps several more eerie secrets, including mysterious shouts and knocks outside the walls in the Panteones-Tacuba tunnels, the ghost train and the ghost of the metro inspector who still goes to work at 3:00 every day.

2. Mysterious liquid Toronto.9
In March 2015, on Line 1 in the Toronto subway, real chaos began after a mysterious, potentially flammable liquid, smelling like gasoline, was leaked into the tunnel under College Station.An unknown liquid flowed onto the rails, forcing temporarily to stop the movement of trains, put angry drivers of the suburban area on buses and remove liquid from the station with the help of “absorbent granules”.

The commission initially concluded that it was definitely not water, but later the experts announced that according to the test results, the liquid did turn out to be water with a very low concentration of a substance like kerosene. The water apparently penetrated the soil through the cleaners, and eventually reached the subway tunnel. Opinions about the true origin of the liquid were divided equally: some blamed the ectoplasm from Ghostbusters 2, others identified the liquid as mutagenic silt from Ninja Turtles. Of course, this may be connected with the stories that Toronto was built on an ancient alien city inhabited by gray fluffy Morlocks.

1. Stories about the corpses in the subway.10
In 2007, the Unexplained Mysteries forum featured the story of a student in the humanities department who was traveling in the London Underground. She and a man in their thirties were the only passengers in the car when two young men with a woman between them did not get on the train.They looked strange, so the student avoided eye contact, but a man over thirty sat down next to her and started talking to her like a friend, and then whispered that she should leave at the next station. She did so, apparently fearing that trinity, and after the train left the station, the man explained that he saw that a woman, which the young people had dragged into the train, had scissors protruding from the back of her head.

Another forum member in Sydney reported an identical story, but with three women and suffocation. On the Internet in the early 2000s, a screenshot of an e-mail appeared, telling a story similar to the London story, but telling about the doctor on the train, who realized that the woman sitting between the men opposite was actually a corpse. All this can be explained in one simple word. urban legend. Most of them are modern versions of the story, but one of the oldest in New York tells about a couple on the night stage, who is forced to share it with three hooligans, one of whom seems drunk. Two come out one by one, saying to the third: "Good night, Dick."The couple begins to worry that the guy will miss his stop. They try to wake him up and find that his throat is cut from ear to ear.

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