Video: Urban Legend Of The Corpse On The Tube

By Scott Wood Last edited 25 months ago
Video: Urban Legend Of The Corpse On The Tube

Ever heard the urban legend of the corpse on the tube? Scott Wood (and friends) demonstrate how it works...

Scott is co-organiser and host of London Fortean Society, and author of London Urban Legends.

Last Updated 30 October 2015


And just like all good urban legends the authors add detail that isn't needed to make it sound authentic. In this case... I'm a doctor, and I can tell she's dead because she has scissors in the back of her head.
"Wow, it's a good job you're a neurosurgeon" said the woman.

Anthony Farrimond

I had not heard this tale before, loved the presentation!


I was at Brockley Max this evening and we touched on a few topics of mutiual interest.
Further to what I was talking about:
Scroll down to "Phantom Swastika in the Woods"and
Scorpions at Ongar
Underground mosquitoes
Plenty more where that came from.
Give me a shout anytime.


An incident like this (set on the New York subway) takes place in the noir-ish 1943 film 'The Seventh Victim'.