April 15, 2014 8:05 pm

London Wall. EC2.

In April 1907 a letter appeared in the City Press concerning the old section of the London Wall that now cowers beneath the gleaming white modernity of the Museum of London.

A reader told how, on one Sunday night, he had been passing this relic when he noticed a hand and arm “stretched out from the railings to bar my passage.”

He was so alarmed by this that he jumped into the road and, for a moment, turned his back to the railings. On summoning up the courage to look round, he saw a man in dark clothes, walking back to the wall. When he reached it he “seemed to walk right into it.”

The bemused witness recalled how he had heard no sound of footsteps, and told how he had returned the next morning to examine the spot but could find nothing that threw any light on the mystery of what, or who, it was that he had encountered.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella