The urban legend that unleashed a CDMX Metro station

Myths and legends have emerged around the CDMX Metro (Twitter/@MetroCDMX)

The Mexico City Metro is one of the public transport most used by the capital. Its different lines cover a large part of the former Federal District and it has some stations that even reach the beginning of the State of Mexico.

Opened in the decade of the 60’s, the capital subway is a medium that has been protagonists of different events, such as accidents, births, protests until it came to appear in national and international films. A means of transport that has undoubtedly been part of the daily and non-daily life of citizens.

And as one of the busiest places by the population, stories, myths and legends that have become popular have been on various topics, from paranormal events to miracles. But without a doubt one of the most told stories is that of ghost of the orange line station.

According to metro users, the Barranca del Muerto terminal, belonging to line 7, is a station that was the protagonist of one of the most paranormal stories of this public transport.

The deepest station on line 12 is Camarones (ENRIQUE ORDOÑEZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM)
The deepest station on line 12 is Camarones (ENRIQUE ORDOÑEZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

The story tells that one day a man fell asleep in one of the orange trains, a convoy that when it arrived at the terminal was redirected to its safe place still with the user inside, since it had apparently been the last train of the day to pass midnight.

However, the man was not the only one who was in the place because suddenly a strange figure appeared from anthropomorphic features, with elongated ears and olive-colored eyes resembling vampire images.

What happened next no one knows since the protagonist woke up in a hospital in the capital without remembering more than the facts. The man stated that the only thing he remembers was seeing such an apparition and subsequently losing consciousness. The story was told by the user but before such facts people did not believe the situation. However, the story became a popular myth among subway drivers and is now one of the legends. best known.

And it is that line 7 —which goes from El Rosario to Barranca de Muerto— is one of the routes that has the deeper underground stations. According to the official site of the Mexico City Metro, Camarones is the deepest place of this public transport located 40 meters below the surface.

There are different urban legends of the CDMX subway of paranormal events (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
There are different urban legends of the CDMX subway of paranormal events (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

But not only the legend of the vampire in Barranca del Muerto has been the only story that has tormented the orange line, since being the deepest in the entire CDMX subway, it has also been described as a war bunker for its characteristics.

Different internet users came to the conclusion that the construction of line 7 had been like a strategy to save bombs. A conspiracy theory that went viral in a Twitter thread where it was explained how its architecture served in the event of a supposed war.

La torería was published in January 2020 by a user known as @Eldiamantenegro. This description was shared and commented by hundreds of users and has a total of 13,600 likes on said network.

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The urban legend that unleashed a CDMX Metro station