There have always been stories of haunted houses and mansions over the decades but not quite the one that a man called Hayden Norman and his new assistant Anya who were found in a city park looking around for someone who had contacted them about something.
“Now remember you have to follow my lead and make sure that we pick up any clues and ideas that this person is going to talk to us about. Have you got your notebook there,” Hayden asked her in his smart coat and black pants with his slick black hair.
“You have reminded me at least three times about that today and I have brought it. When was your last time you had an assistant?” she asked him.
“I never have and never needed one but some people thought it might be best for my protection or someone to bounce ideas off,” Hayden answered.
Anya spotted out the man who they were to visit and the pair walked over to the park table and seats where he was. There was a slight breeze in the air in the cool spring time for the city area with the traffic in the background. Hayden stretched out his hand to shake the visitor’s.
“Afternoon, my name Hayden and this is my assistant Anya. We came to hear about your story about this subway thing? It seemed interesting,” he said.
The man sat with a smile and nodded to himself thinking for a while, “Thank you for coming, my name is Ken and I wanted to share an old story of a haunted subway train station that I thought you would be willing to look into,” Ken started.
“Train station, this sounds like great fun. Tell me more,” Hayden grinned watching him with excitement.
“Well this story dates back to the 1930’s about a train station that was haunted. Every now and again people at night would see figures or ghosts as you call it wander around the station and the sounds of an old train can be heard. What some have said that a train crash happened during that time but there’s no official records of it,” Ken explained about the story.
“These ghost that these people have seen. What are they doing when people see them?” Anya asked writing in her notebook.
“Well they appear for a few seconds, maybe up to ten seconds and they seem to be waiting for a train or something like that.”
“I guess the only way to check this out is to go to the train station tonight and see it for ourselves,” Hayden replied.
“Now, tonight? Don’t we need to learn more about this story before we jump into that?” Anya asked.
“We can do that tomorrow when we have something interesting that we have seen with our own eyes. Thanks Ken for your information, we will look into it and we’ll keep you posted!” Hayden replied.
Hayden and Anya walked over to the traffic lights while they waited for to cross the street, “We’ll not really going to go the train station tonight are we?” Anya asked him.
“Why not, we can learn more from the actual place and not in a book or stories told by people. This was part of the job description to seek out ghosts and spirits. You knew this was all part of the job you signed up for,” Hayden reminded her.
She sighed as the two disappeared into the busy city section looking for some dinner.
After the dinner and Anya going off to do some work at home, she came back to the city at the train station tunnel where Hayden was waiting to go with her underground. A cool mist of air was around the area when the pair started to walk down the tunnel to the train station. It was her first stake out for Anya and she wasn’t sure what to expect.
“Do they normally come out at night?” she asked Hayden.
“Most of the time but sometimes they come out during the day. It all depends on the spirit or ghost as most people like to call them.”
The pair came into the train station and sat down watching a couple of the night trains arrive. The passengers came out all in order while Hayden was reading something on his phone. Anya kept watching for any spirits and she saw the second train pulling up and the passengers coming but this time they looked at each other in a confused state and looking at the train station timetable. Anya nudged Hayden and pointed it out for him
“Why do they all confused and strange those people? They look like something happened?” Anya noted.
“It could be anything. I guess while nothing’s happening on our front we could wander up and ask something,” Hayden answer poping his phone back in his pocket.
They walked around the platforms and went up to a female passenger, “Why hello young lady how are you? You looked a tad confused,” Hayden asked the female.
The young short female nodded her head at Hayden and Anya in agreement, “I needed to get off at Central station but I came out here at Brickham Station and I have no idea why,” she answered.
“Surely it was just a mistake of the station, they do all very much the same,” Hayden replied.
“I wouldn’t make a mistake like that. I can’t even remember what I did on the train. Sorry I have to go and catch the train again,” she answered heading off to the next platform next to them.
Hayden tossed his head and put his hands in his pockets in wonder, “She seems lost.”
“Why are they a group of them from train going to catch the next train to Central Station now?” Anya asked Hayden.
Hayden eyed the passengers and thought for a moment, “Alright we came here and got what we wanted. That’s enough for tonight,” Hayden said.
“What did we get again?” Anya asked him.
“You’ll find out tomorrow!” Hayden answered starting walk out of the train station.
“You can’t just walk off like that. We didn’t even see a spirit at all!” Anya cried as Hayden had already left the area.