Harwich, UK is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Harwich Redoubt Fort. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Harwich Redoubt 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. The fort was put back into use during WWI and WWII, 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.
The spectral property 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.
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