Your Scary Stories: The Winner
Posted on October 31 2011
Last week we were feeling mightily macabre in the lead up to Hallowe'en and asked you to send us your scariest horror stories for the chance to win all fifteen of our Day Of The Dead character brooches. Reading through all the entries sent chills up our spines that we haven't yet managed to shake, but somehow we were able to pick a winner. So congratulations go to Layla Boyd for winning and our thanks for entering, though not for making it slightly more difficult for us to get around London. Here's her story... This came from a family friend, who knew someone that got the last tube home a few years ago. When she got on there were five rows of seats empty but the last row had three people (two men and a woman) sitting in them. As she was a little scared, she went and sat opposite these people, feeling comforted that they were with a woman. She settled down and looked up to see the woman sitting opposite her really staring at her, although this happens often on the underground, she got out her book and started to read but every time she looked up the woman was still staring. The train pulled into the next station and a man got on. He looked up and down the carriage, took a look at her and the people opposite her and came and sat next to her. As the train left the station the man leaned back and said quietly in her ear "If you know what's good for you, you'll get off at the next station with me". She was scared but thought the best idea would be to get off at the next station as there would be people around that could help her. The next stop comes up and she leaves the train with this man. The man says "Thank God, I didn't mean to scare you but I had to get you off that train. I'm a doctor and the woman sitting opposite you was clearly dead, I could see signs of rigour mortis setting in, and the two men either side were propping her up". If that leaves you feeling a little shaken, take comfort in the fact that we are giving away another fifteen of our character brooches. Read how to get hold of them here.