Haunted: Harwich Redoubt Fort, Harwich, Essex
Stewart | On 18, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Harwich Redoubt Fort
One of the most common apparitions to be witnessed by visitors to Harwich Redoubt Fort is that of a headless soldier.
It’s said that a tragic accident happened when a cable attached to a heavy cannon snapped and decapitated a nearby soldier!
Since that shocking event, a gruesome vision of a headless soldier with his severed head tucked under his arm has been seen wandering around the grounds of the fort.
The headless soldier is not the only ghost to be seen at the Redoubt.
Visitors have seen an apparition of a shabby looking man and shadowy figures have been witnessed peering through the fort’s windows.
Another frequent paranormal event which tends to involve people visiting in the lower casements of the fort is the feeling of ghostly hands touching them.
A lot of audio paranormal activity also seems to occur at the Harwich Redoubt Fort.
Mysterious noises, unexplained footsteps, low mumblings, eerie whistling and distant voices have all been heard at the fort.
One common ghostly sound heard by the staff of the Redoubt is that of a women’s voice talking!
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FEATURED HAUNTED HOTEL: The Arnos Manor Hotel
Along the Bath Road in Bristol you’ll find the Arnos Manor Hotel.
The hotel was first built as a private home for the business merchant William Reeve in 1760.
It was once a girl’s school which was run by nuns and it’s the ghost of one of these nuns that is said to haunt the hotel today.
Local legend says that a nun had committed suicide because she fell pregnant.
To hide the scandal, the other nuns bricked up her body behind a wall at the hotel.
During the Second World War the hotel was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
The workmen who were sent in to repair the bomb damage area of the hotel uncovered a female skeleton.
Apparently, to avoid delay, the workmen just buried the bones elsewhere within the building!
Since then, poltergeist activity has taken place throughout the hotel.
Terrified guests have also witnessed a ghostly brown figure within the hotel especially within Room 160.
Guests have heard a female voice calling their name and have felt a figure pinning them down whilst they’ve slept in Room 160.