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26 Oct 2013 - 27 Oct 2013
8:30 pm - 3:30 am
Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker
The Haunting are incredibly pleased to bring you an overnight ghost hunt and sleepover (for those who dare!) at the ‘Secret’ Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, Essex.
The exterior of this site looks nothing more than a quaint bungalow home, but the secret it holds is far deeper. The building leads into an eerily large underground bunker maintained during the cold war. The location has an overwhelming history spanning over many years, starting with its role as an RAF ROTOR station, then for a brief period as a civil defence centre through to its most recent life as the Regional Government HQ.
Designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, located around 25 miles away from London it is thought that the Prime Minister and his cabinet may very well have been swept there in the event of a nuclear attack. Once the threat of these attacks died down, it was then sold back to the original family and converted into a museum in 1992.
Since becoming a museum, Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker has become notorious as a haunted place, appearing on Living TV’s ‘Most Haunted’ and, more recently, ‘Great British Ghosts’ amongst many other TV programmes aimed around the paranormal.
It seems almost unusual that their should be such a history of paranormal activity in the Hatch as it never fulfilled its core purpose, however, during its lifetime a mass of stories surrounding the location contributing to its amazing paranormal reports.
Stories have told that during the construction of the bunker’s walls, when concrete was being poured day and night, a shift worker one morning found the foreman’s hat floating on the wet concrete whilst the owner of the hat mysteriously vanished, never to be seen again – the assumption being that the man in question was buried within the walls of the bunker.
During its first incarnation from 1952 until the late 60’s, many people would have spent time in the bunker, guards were positioned there 24/7, during which they could spend up to 2 weeks underground. Some people say that the spirits of the workers return to the location to continue with their duties, or are the apparitions that roam the complex from the very nearby Roman burial ground?
This is one of the very few places in the country with reports of regular apparitions. A male figure roams freely from room to room in the bunker as well as an RAF officer who has been spotted on several occasions. Many people have also reported that they have been approached by a stern woman in uniform, where they had been warned to leave.
These strange happenings do not only occur during the day, a guest to the museum once reported that he was told to go back’ by a disembodied voice, leaving him shaken as there were no other people present in the same part of the tunnels.
A paranormal hotspot of the bunker is the well renown ‘Sick Bay’, complete with cardboard coffins (ideal for storage). Dark shadows are seen around the area swiftly moving back and forth whilst many mediums have picked up on a malevolent presence placing dread and fear in the chests of the people around, bringing many to tears. Some have gone as far to say that the spirit is of a demonic nature from well before the hatch was built.
Will you dare stay the night inside the bunker with ‘The Haunting’ to see what spirits wander within? Staying for the night is optional, but fear is guaranteed.
Book now to reserve your spaces as this is the only date available during 2013, tickets will sell fast!
Guests will have to leave the building for 6.00am on the Sunday – Sleep Over is optional, should you wish to leave earlier then you are free too. The Ghost Hunt will finish between 3.30am – 4.00am (This may vary).
Bookings are closed for this event.