In what hopefully cost $0 to create, the MTA has announced they'll be hosting a "Haunted Subway" this month, with a little help from the NYPD's Transit Unit. The event was announced on Twitter today, where they noted they "have been really brewin' up something special" for their First Annual Haunted Subway. Can you even imagine a scary subway system? It's so hard to picture!

We've reached out to the MTA for more details, and will update if we ever hear back. But presumably this will be a different experience from the normal nightmare of riding the subways. For example, you probably won't get trapped on an elevator with no air circulation, and you probably won't find yourself trying to claw your way out of a stalled F train with your fellow straphangers... That's just your regular day riding the rails, this will be special (they've teamed up with Party City!).

In the meantime, here are some suggestions they can use on their posters to promote the event. These are real quotes about the NYC subway system from real paying customers who use it on a daily basis:

  • "An absolute nightmare!" — Fina, L train rider
  • "Many men and women were crying and scared." — Talia, Clark Street Subway Station elevator rider
  • "We might as well have been left for dead." — Michael, F train rider
  • "🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪" — Lizzy, B/Q train rider
  • "All of a sudden, stuff was falling on my head." —  Molly, hit by the crumbling ceiling of Borough Hall station

    The Haunted Subway will be happening on October 18th and 19th, in the subway station at Union Square (enter on the west side of the park around 15th Street). Don't want to go? Too bad. Your own personal subway nightmare is coming soon, too—we can't say when, and we can't say how, but it's coming...