Redoubt Fort, Harwich

Saturday 29th February 2020
(strict 8pm start)


The History of Harwich Redoubt Fort 

Harwich fort was built in 1808 to defend Essex against Napoleonic invasion.  The fort is completely circular and surrounded by a very deep moat.  While it now finds itself surrounded by houses, when it was originally built, it would have sat high up on a hill with a panoramic view all the way round.  Even today, the view is very impressive from the top. The fort was put back into use during world wars 1 and 2, but was never actually used to fire a single shot. The fort has been lovingly restored by a dedicated group of volunteers known as The Harwich Society and is now accessible during the day for tours.  It can be hired for use by ghost hunting groups. 

Alleged Hauntings of Harwich Fort 

The fort is alleged to be haunted by a young woman and child. It is said that a young woman married a soldier and got pregnant.  When he went off to fight, he got scared and deserted his unit.  The rest of the wives and soldiers proceeded to treat the wife left behind so badly, that she took herself and her child and jumped off the top of the fort one night.   

The fort is also said to be haunted by the apparition of a headless soldier. It is reported that in 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12 ton cannon which broke under the strain. The soldier has been reported to be walking within the grounds of the fort headless and sometimes with his head tucked under his arms. 

We have been lucky enough to investigate this location a number of times.  It never fails to disappoint.  We have experienced noises, items thrown, caught some amazing EVPs and even seen figures map in on our SLS camera.  

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