Essex Ghost Hunts and Ghost Hunting Experiences - 2017

Essex Ghost Hunts and Ghost Tours - details for overnight ghost hunts, ghost tours and ghost hunting experiences that Ghost Hunt Events have planned in Essex, United Kingdom

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Ghost Hunt at Royal Gunpowder Mills (July)
Venue: Royal Gunpowder Mills · Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Date: 29th July 2017 · Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Royal Gunpowder Mills (July)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only
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The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex was one of three Royal Gunpowder Mills in the United Kingdom (the other mills were at Ballincollig and Faversham) but is the only site to have survived virtually intact.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, were in operation for over 300 years; however, from the mid-1850s onwards the site was involved in developing new nitro-based explosives and propellants.

Shortly after World War II it became solely a Defence Research Establishment - firstly the Explosives Research and Development Establishment, then the Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motor Establishment Waltham Abbey; and finally the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment Waltham Abbey. Its superior production methods and high quality results earned it a reputation on an international level.

Throughout the First World War the number of workers exceeded 6000, mostly local and female workers. After World War I production continued and crucial development work was carried out on TNT production and on the new explosive RDX.

During World War II, Waltham Abbey remained an important cordite production unit and for the first two years of the war was the sole producer of RDX. RDX is one component of torpex, the explosive that was used in the Bouncing Bomb.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills finally closed on 28 July 1945.

In 1945 the establishment re-opened as a research centre known as The Explosives Research and Development Establishment, or ERDE. In 1977 it became the Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motor Establishment, Waltham Abbey, or PERME Waltham Abbey.

In 1984 the South site and the Lower Island works were handed over to Royal Ordnance Plc immediately prior to its privatisation. The North side however remained in Ministry of Defence control as a research centre; becoming part of the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment.

After various reorganisations of Governmental research, the research centre finally closed in 1991, bringing to an end 300 years of explosives production and research.


Date: 29th July 2017

Time: 9:00pm until 3:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 6
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Kelvedon Hatch (August)
Venue: Kelvedon Hatch · Location: Brentwood, Essex
Date: 5th August 2017 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Kelvedon Hatch (August)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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Kelvedon Hatch, Secret Nuclear Bunker in Brentwood, Essex started its life as an RAF ROTOR Station, originally built in 1952 by the Air Ministry, then a brief period as a civil defence centre through to its most recent life as a Regional Government HQ.

Designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister, their collective task being to organise the survival of the population in the aftermath of a nuclear war.

The bunker was decommissioned in 1992 and bought back into private ownership.

Ghostly Activity
Apparitions have been seen roaming the floors, moving room to room. Apparently witnesses have described it as taking the form of an 'tall elderly lady'.

An RAF officer has been spotted and visitors have had the frightening experience of a woman in uniform who instructs them to leave the building!

A similar experience was also reported by a visitor walking through the dormitory. One of the main locations for paranormal activity is the sick bay, dark shadows are often seen here.


Date: 5th August 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 3
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Harwich Redoubt Fort (August)
Venue: Harwich Redoubt Fort · Location: Harwich, Essex
Date: 19th August 2017 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Harwich Redoubt Fort (August)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only
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Harwich Redoubt Fort in Harwich, Essex was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. The fort was constructed on a hill, which allowed views in all directions.

French prisoners of war were made to help construct the fort. The fort has a central parade ground. It was originally armed with ten 24 pounder cannons. In 1861 a 68 pounder cannon was added to the fort's weapon range.

Later in 1903 three 12 pounder QF guns were added to the fort. Despite the ongoing modernisation no shot was fired in force. In the 1920s the redoubt was falling into disrepair. The fort was briefly used during the Second World War to house British troops awaiting trial. Restoration started in 1969 and still continues today.

Ghostly Activity
Witnesses have reportedly seen apparitions through the windows and heard unexplained footsteps. Many visitors to the fort have also reported being touched by unseen hands in the lower casements. There have also been many other mysterious noises and apparitions seen by visitors.

The fort is well known for the apparition of a headless soldier. In 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12 ton cannon which broke under the strain. It is rumoured that this soldier now roams the fort.


Date: 19th August 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 8
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Red Lion Hotel (August)
Venue: Red Lion Hotel · Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 26th August 2017 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person · Includes Hot Buffet

Red Lion Hotel (August)
Buffet/Food provided for free
Buffet/Food provided
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Hotel
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 26th August 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45
Includes Hot Buffet

Tickets Available: 6
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Hotel Details: £70.00 per room. Room price includes breakfast

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Ghost Hunt at Red Lion Hotel (October)
Venue: Red Lion Hotel · Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 7th October 2017 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person · Includes Hot Buffet

Red Lion Hotel (October)
Buffet/Food provided for free
Buffet/Food provided
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Hotel
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 7th October 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45
Includes Hot Buffet

Tickets Available: 22
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Hotel Details: £70.00 per room. Room price includes breakfast

Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.
Read previous Investigation Reports from this location

Ghost Hunt at Sandford Mill (October)
Venue: Sandford Mill · Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Date: 27th October 2017 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Sandford Mill (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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Sandford Mill, Chelmsford, Essex was originally a corn mill. The Mill building was constructed of timber and the mill stream ran underneath the centre of the building. The mill stream drove a large water wheel which provided the power for the mill. In 1880 a steam engine was installed to give additional power. Coal for the boiler came from Newcastle and was transported from Heybridge Basin to Sandford Mill by horse drawn barges.

In 1923 Chelmsford Corporation acquired the site for the new Borough Waterworks, construction began in 1926 and milling ceased. The corn mill was demolished but the two cottages which were built in 1905 were retained and are the only surviving part of the original mill. The new waterworks started operating in March 1929 although it was not officially opened until July 1930. The waterworks became redundant in 1984. All the buildings on site are now used by Chelmsford Museum.

Many of the children evacuees from London lived in the cottages surrounding the water works during the Second World War


Date: 27th October 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Ghost Hunt at Red Lion Hotel (Halloween)
Venue: Red Lion Hotel · Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 31st October 2017 · Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am · Tickets: £49 Per Person · Includes Hot Buffet

Red Lion Hotel (Halloween)
Buffet/Food provided for free
Buffet/Food provided
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Hotel
Hotel
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 31st October 2017

Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £49
Includes Hot Buffet

Tickets Available: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Hotel Details: £70.00 per room. Room price includes breakfast

Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.
Read previous Investigation Reports from this location

Ghost Hunt at Red Lion Hotel (November)
Venue: Red Lion Hotel · Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 18th November 2017 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person · Includes Hot Buffet

Red Lion Hotel (November)
Buffet/Food provided for free
Buffet/Food provided
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Hotel
Hotel
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 18s only
Over 18s only

20

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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 18th November 2017

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45
Includes Hot Buffet

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Hotel Details: £70.00 per room. Room price includes breakfast

Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.
Read previous Investigation Reports from this location


Events for Groups

Ghost Hunt Events can organise your Private overnight ghost hunt for your group. The maximum number of people will be determined by the venue.
Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
Spend a night in a haunted Castle or Mansion? You watched the TV shows, now experience a real ghost hunt for yourself.

See Private Group ghost hunts for more information

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