Most of us living in London have embarrassingly got on the wrong bus at some point, occasionally waking up in the wrong area of town.
One bus you must be particularly careful with though is the Number 7 bus between Oxford Circus and East Acton, because at night you will not be faced with drunk teenagers and exhausted workers but instead a ghostly, driverless apparition.
Since the 1930s, the Number 7 bus has had a spooky reputation and a phantom version of the bus is rumoured to haunt West London.
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Cambridge Gardens looks pretty, but it hides a ghostly secret
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The rumours began after a devastating road accident.
The story goes that late one night a motorist driving along Cambridge Gardens in Ladbroke Grove suddenly swerved for no apparent reason.
The car then crashed into the nearby wall and burst into flames. Many believe that accident was caused by a driverless bus that appeared on the road at 1.15am.
Accounts vary about what happened to the driver of the car. Some people think the driver died when the car crashed but others have said the driver later appeared and gave some spooky evidence to police officers.
At the inquest into the supposed driver’s death witnesses came forward, saying they’d seen a ghostly, unlit, driverless bus speeding down the centre of the road.
This same bus has now been spotted again and again at the crash site on Cambridge Gardens.
But strangely the bus has only been seen at 1.15am and never at any other time.
You might want to look twice if you see a number 7 bus in the dead of night in Cambridge Gardens
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Some say the driver actually survived and escaped the crash unhurt. The lucky driver then gave an eyewitness account to the police, explaining a Number 7 double-decker had been hurtling towards him and forced him off the road.
The terrified account added that the bus had its lights switched off and there was no driver or passengers.
The authorities set out to find this rogue vehicle, but found no buses scheduled in that area, or the surrounding streets at all.
At the time there were only a handful of night buses but still the phantom vehicle evaded the police.
Shockingly, more accidents started happening – and even more strangely they always occurred at the same time (1.15am) and always at the same place on Cambridge Gardens.
Eyewitness accounts always reflect the same story. They all say a speeding double-decker had forced a car off the road.
The bus always seems to move in the oncoming lane at a very high speed and the consequences of the ghostly sight are always the same.
Any unfortunate driver who encountered the oncoming speeding phantom bus would try and steer clear of it and end up crashing into something.
When the startled drivers turned around to see the out-of-control, driverless bus, there was nothing there.
To add to the horror, the crashes all seemed to take place in the same spot as the original 1934 crash.
The last sighting of the bus was in 1990, but who knows whether the bus will return again.
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