BY sanjana behera

The Spooky Story of London Number 7 Phantom Bus

A city as old as London is bound have its own share of horror stories, of which, one of the most known is the tale of...

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PHANTOM BUS

number 7

The legend dates back to June 1934 when the London streets had only a few double-decker night buses.

London Phantom Bus no 7/Pinterest

It is said that a driver was travelling on a empty street and reached the intersection between Cambridge Gardens and Ladbroke Broke in west London when... 

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A red double decker appeared out of nowhere and charged towards the car, which caused the driver to swerve off the road and hit a building.  

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It was later known that a completely empty red-decker, printed with the number 7 and the word "general" had caused the incident.

London Phantom Bus no 7/Pinterest

What's bizarre is that the London General night bus was taken over by London Transport in 1933! 

London Phantom Bus no 7/Pinterest

It has been a recurring incident, since then, for nearly a decade, exactly at 1.15 AM  @ St Mark's Road.

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Some believe that the legend remained active till a decade and some cite May 1990 as its last sighting.

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