Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker
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LOCATION: Brentwood, Essex, UK

DATE BUILT: 1952

GRADE LISTED: -

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: RAF ROTOR Station which was capable of holding up to 600 people in the event of a nuclear attack, 125ft below the Essex countryside.

OTHER USES: It has also been used a civil defence centre, a Regional Government Headquarters and is now a Cold War museum, as well as a ghost hunting venue.

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON THE SITE: The site was initially farmland. An ancient burial ground was discovered on the site during the building of the bunker. 

CLAIM TO FAME: Kelvedon Hatch featured in 'The Murder Game' - a 2003 BBC reality TV series, 'S.N.U.B.' - a 2010 independant British post apocalyptic horror film and has also been investigated on an episode of Most Haunted. 

 

INTERESTING FACTS:  The walls of the bunker are 10ft wide and the tunnels run 100ft deep. 

 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: During the time of the bunkers construction, the foreman's hat was found resting on top of freshly poured wet concrete after a shift change. The foreman was never seen again and no body was ever found. Signs suggest that he either fell or was pushed into the wet concrete, but that either way, he met his end as a result of asphyxiation. 

There is also a rumour that someone committed suicide on the main stairwell of the building. I can find no strong evidence to support or disprove this. 

 

DEATHS:  See above.

RESIDENT GHOSTS:

• A tall, elderly lady

• An RAF officer

• A dark shadow figure, believed to originate from a time before the bunker was built.

 

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Whistling heard. Loud, unexplained bangs and crashes. Growls heard. 

Visual: Dark shadows seen. Strange lights and mists seen.

Intelligent: -

Sensory: Feelings of foreboding and dread amongst visitors. Bad smells. 

Poltergeist: Stones thrown at investigators. 

Technological: -

 

HAUNTED HOTSPOTS: • The sick bay • Service tunnels.

 

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Unknown.  

 

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS: Yet to be discovered....

 

INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE: Watch the investigations of those who have braved Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker for themselves.....