4 Spirits Said to Lurk in Mines


As if cave-ins, explosions, and the risk of inhaling poisonous gas weren’t enough, some miners must also contend with tales of supernatural creatures living below the earth. Tales of ghostly miners exist around the world. Here are four of them.

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Shubin: The Ghost of Ukraine’s Mines

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Syfy’s Ghost Mine debuted this Wednesday, introducing the world to an 80-year-old mine with a tragic history and a haunting reputation. The show is set in a rural Oregon, but tales of ghostly miners certainly aren’t limited to the United States. Nearly every nation has a unique paranormal legend, and in Ukraine there’s talk of shubin, a spirit said to dwell deep within the mines of Donbas.

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