It would be surprising if the rich history of St. Petersburg was limited exclusively rosy tales about seals of the 19th century. Ghosts, wandering among the monuments, just waiting to scare the unwary tourist. Or even to eat, why not?
Walking through the Petersburg Victory Park, you may see that some people are squeamish twitching his shoulders, and some look a little dumbfounded. In fact, the park hides a terrible secret: during the siege were buried here en masse Leningrad died of starvation. Of course, in the Soviet era, no funeral rites were not carried out, so the city is still rumors of restless souls wandering the alleys. In the nineties, someone invited to a priest, who, of course, read a befitting prayers, sprinkled holy water on the neighborhood, but in the end said that all these actions "as dead poultice."
Field of Mars
Prior to founding of St. Petersburg on the site of today's Champ de Mars is a swamp. Even during the construction of the city there periodically disappearing people - which, of course, is explained very simply - "drown". However, already in the 19th century in the same place a few policemen disappeared. According to legend, during a patrol Millionnaya street one heard laughter, splash of water and whose strange voices from a military parade ground, broken in place of dried swamp. Leaving his partner, he went to see what was going on, but the back and did not return.
The Phantom of the St. Petersburg metro
In the construction of the section between the stations Victory Park and Electric power in the 1950s there was an explosion of liquefied gas, as a result of which the worker died. After this incident, train drivers night shifts began to notice sometimes in the tunnel the human figure in overalls. Then he began to happen at all mysterious cases - people falling from the platforms and escalators, and those who remained alive, in one voice told that in front of them as if out of thin air arose a man in a blood-stained overalls and pushing them. In the 1960s, these incidents stopped as suddenly as it began.
Bypass channel at all times enjoyed the terrible reputation of a favorite place of suicide. Despite the fact that the depth of the channel is relatively small, almost all attempts to commit suicide, were successful throw at him. Sometimes, however, managed to save accidents. When he came to, they in one voice told that does not want to commit suicide, but, once on the bridge, as though lost his own will, and rushed down. Most often, this is explained by mere coincidence, but someone thinks these cases the effect of the curse of the drowned who allegedly lured people into the water.
On the house goes to the most common tips St. Petersburg's urban legend. The historical fact is that the building was never used for its intended purpose, and that there was really no one knows. It is said that even in Stalin's time conducted genetic experiments in the basement of the house. After some time, the project was closed, the lab was filled with concrete, but one of the occupants got out and settled under the ground, next to the metro station Moscow. Some people claim that came down at night in the underpass of the station, you can hear the muffled howl.
It is known that almost all the sphinxes, available in St. Petersburg, were taken out of Egypt. There is a popular belief that they bear Egyptian curse, and the most terrible, allegedly imposed on those that are near the Academy of Fine Arts. Some people concerning the sphinxes or samples with them for too long, went mad: some quite harmless as a professor of geometry, began to lecture, "What man needs pants?", And someone with tragic consequences. In the 1970s, told of a time when a man who visited at the sphinxes, suddenly killed his wife and then hanged himself.
While in Avtovo, some people feel a vague anxiety, the cause of which is not clear to them. In fact, on the site of the present Avtovo previously was located several villages, which died out in the early 19th century. In 1824 it happened to the famous flood described more Pushkin: local reds river burst its banks and flooded the entire semi-abandoned cemetery. It is believed that after this whole area became the abode of restless ghosts.
Narva Gate - one of the darkest places in the city. In this area, one of the highest rates of urban homicide, suicide and accidents. The fact that this is where the shooting happened a working demonstration in 1905, known as "Bloody Sunday." It is said that earlier in the winter dusk, when the light was much poorer, under the gate you could see vague silhouettes.
Today Ohta is an area with poorly developed transport infrastructure, dull houses, industrial zones and rather depressing atmosphere. these places are enjoyed notoriety even before the revolution - as the objective reasons (the area was considered a very "choppy" in criminal terms), and because of stories about evil spirits. The reason for this attractiveness of this place for evil spirits, perhaps has its roots as far back as the time of Peter. There was a Swedish fortress of Landskrona, which was sozhenna troops of Peter I. In flames, killing many people. They say that ever since, at Ohta deserted nighttime streets heard footsteps, and in the dark you can see the flimsy ghostly silhouettes.