Below you’ll find haunted places in and around around Essex with history about their spiritual activity. In most places we’ve visited, we’ve heard noises, seen orbs and sometimes even experienced physical contact or objects being moved.
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Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
The Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, in the Borough of Brentwood in the English county of Essex, is a large underground bunker maintained during the cold war as a potential regional government headquarters. Since being decommissioned in 1992, the bunker has been open to the public as a tourist attraction, with a museum focusing on its cold war history.
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker was built as an RAF Rotor Station, then it became a civil defence centre and finally a Regional Government HQ. It was designed to allow up to 600 people survive the aftermath of a nuclear war, but thankfully it has never been used as a emergency nuclear bunker.
Since becoming a museum, Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker has become notorious as a haunted location, appearing on Living TV’s ‘Most Haunted’ as well as other programmes and has been the focus of many paranormal investigations. There is a story that during the construction of the bunker’s walls (10ft wide and 100ft deep), concrete was being poured day and night. One morning the day shift found the foreman’s hat floating on the wet concrete and the man in question nowhere to be found and never to be seen again.
Several apparitions roam the complex, including a grey figure who moves from room to room. Witnesses have described it as taking the form of an ‘unusually tall elderly lady’. As well as an RAF officer who has been spotted on several occasions, more than one person has had the frightening experience of meeting with a woman in uniform who angrily instructs them to leave the building. A similar experience has also been reported by a visitor walking through the dormitory, he was told to ‘go back’ by a disembodied voice, but there was no-one else in the area.
The main paranormal hotspot is the sick bay, which contained many cardboard coffins (easier to store, they fold up). Dark shadows are often seen flitting back and forth. Mediums have reported a malevolent presence which may be responsible for the feelings of dread and foreboding which many people experience whist in this area. Such negative forces exist in the bunker, especially the sick bay, which is presumed to originate way before the bunker was built.
Stones have been reported to be thrown at people, loud crashed and bangs have been heard from empty rooms at night. Odd lights and mists have been seen to materialise from thin air and foul smells have been reported on many ghost hunts, all of which are unexplainable.
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