The travelling ghosts
By: Annabelle Maria & Lakshmi Ganesan
If you’re not interested in travelling all the way to town to celebrate Halloween, then guess what? Halloween is coming to you: through our MRTs. But, if you’re not the type who looks forward to meeting spirits – then make sure you avoid these stations at night!
Toa Payoh MRT
Ever seen colorless eyes staring at you at Toa Payoh MRT? Well, it could possibly be the eyes of a female spirit in a uniform who haunts this MRT. Beware, when you approach her, she is said to disappear into thin air.
Ang Mo Kio MRT
If you’re going to Ang Mo Kio MRT, buddy up folks. The white figure aka spirit at Ang Mo Kio MRT apparently targets people who are alone. You can’t miss this spirit, what with it’s yellow eyes and hooded cape. If you see it, run or better yet, snap some pictures.
Want to see a spirit with a passion for cars? Just drop by the junction beside lakeside MRT. Apparently, this spirit once caused car accidents there consecutively, week after week. Be prepared though – don’t be in or near a car.
The most well known haunted station by Singaporeans, Bishan has seen many apparitions such as headless figures, phantom passengers and even some cheeky ghosts with a taste for disturbing young women. Some have even heard footsteps walking atop the train. Now how is that humanly possible when the train is underground?
Before it was an MRT station, Tampines was a graveyard. The graveyard was removed and the station was built atop. Many have said to see figures when taking the late night trains and some even the spirit of a man who committed suicide by jumping into the train tracks.
Woodleigh that currently sits on a plot where the Bidadari Cemetery was previously, is rumoured to be haunted by a white figure sitting or standing in the station facing the northeast bound platform. Given that it was completed at the end of 2002 and only began its service in 2011, this station sure does give off some creepy vibes!
Novena is said to be haunted, being that the station used to be a Jewish cemetery. There have been sightings of ghostly images of coffin bearers standing on the tracks by maintenance staff while on night duty in the tunnels.
Are these stories true or false, or have these ghosts disappeared after the construction of the new MRTs? Do they travel from station to station? We don’t know. But, you might – if they happen to visit you when you’re travelling this Halloween. Do let us know if you ever find out!