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Haunted: The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Haunted: The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

| On 14, Jun 2017

 

 


The Hauntings of the Naze Tower

Walton-on-the-Naze has a prominent historic landmark called The Naze Tower…

The Grade II* tower dates back to 1720 and was built by Trinity House as a navigational tower.

Since then it has been used as a lookout tower in both the Napoleonic and First World Wars.

During the Second World War it was used as a radar station…

And, it’s claimed that during this time a terrified soldier ran out of the tower screaming that he had seen a ghost!

The officer in charge at the time is said to have covered up the incident.

And as far as I know, no paranormal investigation group has ever investigated the tower due to it being a privately owned building.

Scattered around the Naze area are old pillboxes left over from the Second World War…

Some witnesses claim that these pillboxes are haunted!

It’s said that ghostly figures in trench coats have been seen near the old pillboxes and the eerie sound of loading weapons and disembodied voices have been heard from within them.

 
Bibliography
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press