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LANDGUARD FORT GHOST HUNT – £39

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Start Date: 21st April 2018
End Date: 22nd April 2018
Time: 8:30 pm to 2:30 am

Location: Landguard Fort, View Point Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 1TW

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– LANDGUARD FORT –
BRAND NEW LOCATION FOR FRIGHT NIGHTS CAMBRIDGESHIRE!
Situated in Felixtowe, Suffolk on the mouth of the river Orwell stands the formidable LANDGUART FORT!
Formerly known as Langer Fort when the original fortifications of earthworks and a blockhouse were created back in 1543. Landguard Fort has a rich military and maritime heritage and has an extreme abundance of paranormal reports associated with the location over the centuries.. Full apparitions have been seen, voices are heard.. sometimes in foreign tongue, and poltergeist activity has been experienced.. including visitors being pushed by unseen hands.
Landguard Fort is an amazing and atmospheric venue that won’t disappoint!

Landguard Fort Ghost Hunt includes;
Initial walk round – who haunts tonight?
Psychic and Ghost Hunting Equipment
Experiments including seances and glass divination
Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark
Hot Drinks and Biscuits
Your chance to ghost hunt in a haunted location at night!

A brief History..
Landguard fort was originally considered to be in the county of Essex rather than Suffolk. The ground works having been established in 1543, were then added to with a square Fort and bulwarks at the corners, by order of King James I. This was purpose built to protect the entrance of Harwich.. which actually had it’s own circular fort constructed later on in 1808 to defend Essex from the Napoleonic invasion.
In 1667 the Dutch landed a force of 2000 men on Felixstowe beach in front of under Cliff road east. They advanced on to the fort, but were driven back by Nathaniel Darrel and his garrison of 400 musketeers of the Duke of York & Albany’s Maritime Regiment (the first English Marines) and 100 artillerymen with 54 cannon.
A new Fort battery was built in 1717, and a complete new fort on an adjoining site was started in 1745 to a pentagonal bastioned trace. New batteries were built in the 1750s and 1780, but the biggest change was in the 1870s where the interior barracks were rebuilt to a keep-like design, the river frontage was rebuilt with a new casemated battery covered by a very unusual caponier with a quarter sphere bomb proof nose. Several open bastions were enclosed, and a mock ravelin block constructed to house a submarine mining contingent.
During the second world war, it was used as one of the balloon launch sites of operation outward. This was a project to attack Germany by means of free-flying hydrogen balloons that carried incendiary devices or trailing steel wires (intended to damage power lines.) Between 1942 and 1944, many thousands of balloons were launched.
The 10 inch gun pit in Left Battery was converted into an anti-aircraft Operations Room for Harwich in 1939. The fort has been structurally consolidated and is open every day from April to the end of October. It is now in the guardianship of the English Heritage.
With so much history there is no wonder that Landguard Fort is HAUNTED! some of the paranormal activity that’s occurred over time had indeed been recorded.
There is a very well known spirit associated with the fort.. a Portuguese lady named Maria, who had a very sad ending to her life when a series of unfortunate events led her to take her own life.. her cries and moans are regularly heard as she wanders the area.
A solitary musketeer was seen several times by soldiers during the Second World War, marching along a rampart. He is said to have been the only defender who lost his life during a Dutch invasion attempt.  It is said that dogs are afraid of that particular area where he has been glimpsed. Another soldier that haunts the fort is a Victorian Artilleryman, actually seen walking through a wall and grinning!
The bathroom is said to be haunted by another soldier, who died around the time of the First World War and a phantom sailor is sometimes seen peering out of windows.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the night here.. Dare you join us?!

Please Note: Over 18s only – no pregnant women allowed and attendees must be reasonably fit. No accommodation provided. For more information please see our Terms and Conditions – This event is organised by Fright Nights Cambridgeshire

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