Ghosts of Moscow
Where in Moscow are ghosts legendary?
1. Ivan the Terrible.
The ghost of Grozny is only permanent residents of the Kremlin. There are even memories of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II about how the spirit of the famous tyrant granted him and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna on the eve of the coronation.
Where to look: The Kremlin, the lower tiers of Ivan the Great's bell tower.
2. Ghost train.
Once a month at the Koltsevaya line one can observe a strange phenomenon - an absolutely empty train, neatly stopping at each station, but not opening the doors. In the driver's cab - a man in the old form of metro workers. They say that the restless souls of those who died at the construction of the subway are collected in this train. Sometimes it happens that the doors open in the carriages, but in no case should you enter them or even come close to them, otherwise this trip will be the last for you.
Where to search: Ring line, after midnight
3. Limousine Beria.
Eyewitnesses observed more than once how from the Garden Ring to the house where Beria used to live, the sound of a traveling car and a small luminous point approached.The limousine itself is not visible, but you can hear how it stops, the door slams, an invisible person comes out of the cabin and talks about something with an invisible security guard. The ghost appears moonless nights, most often seen from October to April. It is said that a girl who is nearby at this time should in no case accept the invitation of a charming middle-aged man to “ride around Moscow at night”.
Where to look for: Malaya Nikitskaya street, d.28 (now the embassy of Tunisia), metro station Barrikadnaya.
4. Bibliologist Rubakin.
The famous writer and publicist Nikolai Aleksandrovich Rubakin founded more than one library. Before his death in 1946, he bequeathed all his books to the library to them. IN AND. Lenin, where then moved his spirit. Rubakin is a good ghost. As older librarians say, in order to find the book you need, you need to ask Rubakin for help. When steps are heard in complete silence in an empty reading room, it is important to stumble into a book and not look up, otherwise Rubakin will be offended and will not help in the search.
Where to look: reading room and library library IN AND. Lenin, m. Library them. IN AND. Lenin.
5. Herzen and Ogarev.
Having given an oath of relentless struggle against autocracy on the Sparrow Hills, they appear on summer nights at the parapet of the observation deck. Dressed in the costumes of the XIX century. Meeting with them brings good luck, especially Herzen and Ogarev are supportive of the students of their alma mater, Moscow University.
Where to look: observation deck on the Sparrow Hills
6. Old Man Kusovnikov.
According to legend, at one time there was a house near the ancient tea and coffee shop on Myasnitskaya where the Kusovnikovs, known for their wealth and phenomenal greed, lived at the end of the 19th century. Every night they took a box with their jewelry from the house and drove around the city in a shabby cabriolet, saving them from thieves. But once they fell ill and stayed at home at night, and they hid the casket in the fireplace. So that the old people would not be chilly, the watchman lit a fire in the fireplace, and all their savings were burned. When Mrs. Kusovnikova learned of this, she died on the spot, and the old man was still busy with the city authorities to restore his banknotes to him. The fight against the bureaucracy brought him to the grave. Now, at the full moon, the store has the ghost of an old man in a ridiculous coat and sticks to passersby with the question: "Where is my money, where is my money?" Appears after seven in the evening. Meeting with him promises unforeseen expenses or loss of money.
Where to look: Myasnitskaya street, 17, m. Chistye Prudy or Turgenevskaya.
7. Cat Behemoth.
Twice a month, on Tverskaya Street, on odd numbers, a huge fat black cat is wandering. He comes out of the wall of one building and goes into the wall of another, and to whom he has crossed the road, trouble awaits him. Almost all the inhabitants and Tverskaya regulars at least once saw him, he was repeatedly photographed and videotaped, and even recorded in the International Ghost Reference. They say that it was from this cat that Bulgakov wrote his Hippo.
Where to look: Tverskaya Street, between Art. metro station "Pushkinskaya" and "Mayakovskaya"
8. Black Monk.
Nobody knows who he is. Usually a ghost looks like a tall monk with a thin white face, dressed in a long black robe. It does not appear at night, like most other ghosts, but during the day, and, as a rule, in wet, warm weather — for example, in the summer after the rain. What is strange - when the birds appear, they do not fly away, the dogs do not bark at him, the horses do not shy away from him, but people begin to feel unreasonable fear. Locals say that you can not hail a monk or speak to him - otherwise misfortune will happen.
Where to look for: Aleshkinsky forest, m. Planernaya.
9. Fatal Mom.
They say that every third driver who had an accident on Nikulinskaya Street, before the collision, seemed to have a quiet female voice, singing a lullaby. At the same time, a mirage stood up before her eyes: a green garden, a young girl swinging on a swing, a baby in her arms, whom she was laughed at. Legend has it that once on Nikulinskaya the scammer shot down a pregnant girl, and now her ghost is taking revenge on the "four-wheeled" for his unfulfilled dream of his own child.
Where to search: Nikulinskaya street, m. Southwestern.
10. Gray crew.
(Phantom stagecoach, if anyone read the cycle of the Archmage of Alexander Rudazov, he will remember how the author mentioned this in one of his books)
According to a 19th century legend, if a loser left the Moscow casino after midnight, lost all his possessions, and started thinking about suicide, a gray crew immediately appeared in front of him, and the driver in a gray coat offered the “master” to take him anywhere for 10 kopecks. The tariff for the cab driver’s services within the Garden Ring was at that time 30–40 kopecks. Nobody saw those who accepted such a lucrative offer.Nowadays, as they say, the Gray crew appears in front of the burners of life in the form of a ghostly broken-down six of gray.
Where to search: in the area of Kuznetsky Most Street, m. Kuznetsky Most.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the charming Frenchwoman Juju was the lover of the patron of arts Savva Morozova. One morning in 1905, Zhuzhu was traveling in a carriage on the Kuznetsky Bridge, when she suddenly heard the screams of a newspaper boy: “Savva Morozov killed herself in Nice!” In the evening, in one of the gateways, the police found a dead boy, a peddler of newspapers, strangled with a black stocking. As the examination established, the stocking belonged to Zhuzhu, although her body was already kept in the morgue. Since then, the insidious Frenchwoman has been taking revenge on journalists, newspaper reporters and press salesmen, attacking them and trying to kill them.
Where to look: Theater Way, m. Lubyanka.
12. The Slayer
. Drivers have seen more than once how a terrible, bearded man who looks like an ordinary homeless man votes on the Gorky Highway. If someone stops, the man says the same strange phrase every time: “Forgive me,good man! ”The legend says that this is a ghost of a convict convict who killed more than a hundred people and died on the Vladimirskiy tract without repentance and burial. In response, you must say:“ God will forgive! ”and leave immediately. him, he can take revenge - to arrange an accident.
Where to look: Gorky Highway, about 5 km. from Moscow Ring Road.
13. Headless Khovansky
. By order of Tsarevna Sophia, Peter I's consolidated sisters, in 1682 in the village of Vozdvizhenskoye, not far from the modern Yaroslavl highway, father and son Khovansky, whom the archers wanted to build on the royal throne, were cut off. The bodies of Khovanskii were trampled into a swamp, from where strange moans soon began to come. After that, on the road to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, executed Khovansky began to appear, who stopped the travelers and asked them to go to Moscow to the princess Sofia, to put in a good word for them. Khovansky can be seen now - they slow down cars, remove severed heads like caps, and bow to drivers. To let the ghosts fall behind, it’s enough to promise them to fulfill their request. However, as a rule, the "lucky" met headless princes faint from horror.
Where to look: Yaroslavl highway.