Man ‘Swallowed By Escalator’ After Holes Opens Up Under His Feet


Footage has emerged of a man being ‘swallowed’ by an escalator at an underground station, when a huge hole opened up beneath him.

He’d merely joined the many commuters on the moving stairs when the steps collapsed from under his feet, leaving him gripping onto the hand rail.

CCTV captured the horrifying moment the man goes to all lengths to avoid falling under the metal stairs – the incident happened at Ayazaga Metro station in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 27.


The man, known as Mehmet Ali Erik, was reportedly stuck under the escalator for an hour.

Following his rescue by firefighters, he was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality had allegedly put up a warning sign near the faulty escalator prior to the incident.

You can always rely on CCTV to capture life’s most bizarre happenings. Just last year, a secondary school in Cork, Ireland, reportedly received an uninvited guest from beyond the grave.

Staff were left thoroughly shaken after CCTV footage captured the inexplicable incident, which took place in a deserted corridor.

In a scene straight out of Paranormal Activity, eerie flashes of light can be seen, following a thunderous bang.

The light appears to flickering from behind a closed door, although its source is not clear.

Events start to escalate rapidly when a heavy set of lockers begins rocking back and forth violently – a single locker door swings open forcefully, spewing books and papers all across the floor.

The footage ends with a wet floor sign being knocked over aggressively, as if it’s been kicked.

Headteacher Aaron Wolfe told UNILAD:

If it’s a prank we don’t know how it was done. Motion sensors were set off at this time, that’s how it was caught.

The female members of staff do complain that this particular part is extremely cold. It’s also outside the Religion Room – which is weird.


 He added:

Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of paranormal activity.

For example on one occasion the school was hosting an exotic bird show, and the birds arrived the day before, because the organisers were worried that someone might break in and steal the birds, someone had to stay overnight.

That person left the school in the middle of the night – they refused to stay any longer as they said that they heard ‘the last call’ being played on a trumpet – of course this could have just been the wind.

He continued:

The school is a spooky place, especially at night, it’s an old fashioned building (Christian Brothers design).

One student George Long (17) was convinced last year he heard someone crying in one of the toilet cubicles. He thought it might be a first year so called the Deputy Principal – there was no one there – maybe moaning Myrtle???

Also, someone of our Facebook page reports that the lights in the building go on and off at night

 Chilling stuff, and for the most part, probably bullsh*t. Unlike the footage of Mehmet falling inside the escalator. That we know is real. We wish him a speedy recovery.