I thought I'd tell you of a local legend in Southend -on-Sea that I heard growing up and thought you'd enjoy. In our town, there is a pretty grim underpass that's been there for years, and has developed a reputation for being crime-ridden and basically a no-go-area after dark.
Hey, I'm from Southend and am new to this site. JUst wanted But me and a lot of my friends have always known it as " The Rat-Man's Tunnel".
Local Legends: The Ratman of Southend A popular story amongst youth in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, the Ratman is said to be a. Nightmare Puck Changeling Clurichaun Lamassu Vegetable Lamb of Tartary Glaistig Lar Reincarnation. But what were these variants of the same story saying? My friends and I would dare each other to go under there and shout "RATMAN! My friend had apparently been captivated by the story. The story I heard growing up was that an old tramp, having been shuffled from place to place, kind of took to sleeping there at night, because it gave him some protection from the cold night air.