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A Ghastly Warning from the Abandoned Rochester Subway

October 28th, 2009

This Rochester Streetcar and Subway weekly pass from October 1935 wishes riders a 'Happy Halloween'.

Okay so Halloween is fast approaching. I hate the stinking day myself for reasons I won’t get into. But I recognize that most people like a good ghost story so I thought I’d share this. I regularly ask people to send us personal stories and experiences from the Rochester Subway and last summer an individual named Jeffrey Smith sent us a rather blunt warning about the abandoned subway tunnel. Claiming it to be hallowed ground, Jeffrey warns, “Leave it alone, don’t mess with it. It is fine the way it is, we don’t want your stupid shops or anything like that in it. I refuse to go within 100 yards of any of the entrances because of the strong spiritual pressure I feel going there…”

After I pressed him to elaborate, he returned with this cryptic message “I can let you know right now that I have known people who have lived in the abandoned subway and have been killed there. I have walked underground for hours coming out at random sections to see how far we had actually traveled. I have seen things, heard things, that I can’t begin to describe other than spirits. I have actually considered going back through there with a paranormal investigative team to see if I really is haunted. But I would put my money on the fact that it is. I would have no problems sitting down with you and talking more if you would like as I have been through there on multiple occasions.” I never did take the opportunity to sit down with Jeff. To be honest his story kind of freaked me out.

So it’s your call. You can pick up a flashlight and laugh in the face of death like these local Ghost Hunters external link, or you can play it safe this Halloween, heed Jeffrey’s warning, and go door to door begging for Tootsie Rolls. I’ll be at home, watching Cops.

Oh, and do let me know what you run into out there.
Whoo ah ah ahhh!

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6 Responses to “A Ghastly Warning from the Abandoned Rochester Subway”

  1. lilkElupe says:

    What’s up ya’ll?

    My name is Jordan, I just wanted to introduce myself since I am new to this site…

    I am new to the internet but I am learning alot real fast!

    I’m a Hair Stylist and devoted father.

    The things I like most in life are family, friends and nascar.

    On week days you’ll usually find me riding my bike. On the weekends I like to party and watch nascar.

    My idea of the perfect day would start with sleeping in. And then I’d go to the a football game. Later I’d eat a great dinner from uGO FlameDisk. And I’d top it all off by snuggling with my girlfriend.

    I also love rap videos.

    Anyways it’s good to be a part of your site!

    Thnks

  2. admin says:

    Uh, ok, welcome Jordan. Happy Halloween.

  3. Jordan Libardi says:

    Hi there! I am a college student at Monroe Community college and I recently traveled in the tunnels of the subway today, July 20th, 2011 with my best friend. When we were walking back out, we encountered a man with what appeared to be a gun walking towards us. We ended up having to jump over a wall to get out and we ran like Hell out of there. We don’t think it was a person because no one chased after us after we started running.

  4. @Jordan, eeeek that’s creepy! Just reading your account gives me the chills. I can’t imagine there’d be any homeless people down there this time of year, especially in this heat, 90+. Next time bring a camera!

  5. Aaron says:

    Me and a bunch of my friends went down into the subway in 2008. We also experienced a similar event where we felt we were being followed and had to run out of there. I also took a picture before that which appears to be an orb of a ghost.

  6. @Aaron, contact me if you have that picture! I’d love to see it.


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