Halloween Ghost Hunts 2016 - Ghost Hunt Events

Halloween Ghost Hunts and Ghost Tours - details for our overnight ghost hunts, ghost tours and ghost hunting experiences that Ghost Hunt Events have planned for Halloween 2016

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Ghost Hunt at Theatre Royal (October)
Venue: Theatre Royal · Location: Margate, Kent
Date: 21st October 2016 · Time: 8.30pm until 2.00am · Tickets: £30 Per Person

Theatre Royal (October)
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The Theatre Royal, Margate, Kent is the oldest theatre in Kent and the second oldest theatre in England. The Theatre Royal was built in 1787, burned down in 1829 and was remodelled in 1879. The exterior is largely from the l9th century and has remained relatively untouched.

From 1885 to 1899 actor-manager Sarah Thorne ran a school for acting at the Theatre Royal which is widely regarded as Britain's first formal drama school. Actors who received their initial theatrical training there include Harley Granville-Barker, Evelyn Millard, Louis Calvert, George Thorne, Janet Achurch, Adelaide Neilson and Irene and Violet Vanbrugh, among others.

According to local reports, hauntings began in 1918 when the ghost of Sarah Thorne (an actress) was seen. There is one particular area where paranormal activity is higher; a trapdoor which leads to what was a smugglers cave. Paranormal activity has been reported on the stage and backstage and it is known that one of the boxes is haunted as a man jumped from the box to his death during a performance.

Another ghost, that of an actor who committed suicide, is held responsible for creating strange lights that float around the stage area.


Date: 21st October 2016

Time: 8.30pm until 2.00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £30

Tickets Available: 10
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Tolhouse Gaol (October)
Venue: Tolhouse Gaol · Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Date: 22nd October 2016 · Time: 8.00pm until 2.00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Tolhouse Gaol (October)
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The Tolhouse in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk was built about 800 years ago, it must have looked a grand place, with its sturdy stone walls, finely carved doorway and arched windows. Then it was the home of a rich merchant whose livelihood no doubt depended on the nearby quayside.

The Tolhouse passed into the hands of the Yarmouth town officials and began its long association with the law, as the courtroom for various different types of courts, the town gaol with the notorious dungeon known as 'the hold', and a police station.

The Tolhouse has certainly had a turbulent history. Over the years it has been home to pirates, robbers and murderers as well as countless common crooks. It has been attacked by rebels and rioters and gutted by enemy bombs. Since the 1880s, the building has housed a museum. Today it tells the story of the building and of crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth through the ages.

During the 17th Century the infamous witchfinder Matthew Hopkins was in Great Yarmouth and ousted local women as witches, who were tried, found guilty and hung here.

The Tolhouse prison closed its doors in 1878 and in the Second World War it was heavily bombed, but rebuilt into the museum that stands today.

Ghostly activity includes cries and screams heard and apparitions seen within the building and Staff have seen the ghost of a lady with her hair in a bun walking between the Tolhouse and the Library basement.


Date: 22nd October 2016

Time: 8.00pm until 2.00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 7
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Landguard Fort (October)
Venue: Landguard Fort · Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Date: 22nd October 2016 · Time: 8.00pm until 2.00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Landguard Fort (October)
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Warm clothing advised
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Landguard Fort was built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk, at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. The first fortifications from 1540 were a few earthworks and blockhouse, but it was James I of England who ordered the construction of a square fort with bulwarks at each corner.

In 1667 the Dutch landed a force of 1500 men on Felixstowe beach and advanced on the fort, but were repulsed by a garrison of 400 musketeers of the Duke of York & Albany's Maritime Regiment (the first English Marines) and 100 artillerymen with 54 cannon. The fort was considered part of Essex in the 18th and 19th centuries; births and deaths within the garrison were recorded as 'Landguard Fort, Essex'.

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.)

The 10inch gun pit in Left Battery was converted into a Anti-aircraft Operations Room for Harwich in 1939. Visitors as well as local people, have their own experiences of paranormal activity in or around the Fort. The most common being the image of a sailor looking out of the top right window (the side visible from the road). Most reportings were in the 1990s, but occasionally there are still reports of lights at night and being "pushed" whilst visiting the top floors.


Date: 22nd October 2016

Time: 8.00pm until 2.00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Oldbury Hill Fort (Halloween)
Venue: Oldbury Hill Fort · Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
Date: 27th October 2016 · Time: 8:00pm until 11:00pm · Tickets: £15 Per Person

Oldbury Hill Fort (Halloween)
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Outdoor Event
Outdoor Event
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Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Oldbury Hill and Styants Wood, nr Sevenoaks.

On the summit of Oldbury Hill, commanding a powerfully defensive position, is one of the finest Iron Age hill-forts in the Medway, with substantial earth ramparts two miles in length. The huge Iron Age fort was built sometime between 150 and 50 BC. Ancient woodland, scrub and relic heathland disguise its complete outline.

The small caves and shallow rock shelters in the sandstone ridge were probably used by paleolithic man.


Date: 27th October 2016

Time: 8:00pm until 11:00pm
Ticket Price Per Person: £15

Tickets Available: 8
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Tolhouse Gaol (Halloween)
Venue: Tolhouse Gaol · Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Date: 29th October 2016 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Tolhouse Gaol (Halloween)
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The Tolhouse in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk was built about 800 years ago, it must have looked a grand place, with its sturdy stone walls, finely carved doorway and arched windows. Then it was the home of a rich merchant whose livelihood no doubt depended on the nearby quayside.

The Tolhouse passed into the hands of the Yarmouth town officials and began its long association with the law, as the courtroom for various different types of courts, the town gaol with the notorious dungeon known as 'the hold', and a police station.

The Tolhouse has certainly had a turbulent history. Over the years it has been home to pirates, robbers and murderers as well as countless common crooks. It has been attacked by rebels and rioters and gutted by enemy bombs. Since the 1880s, the building has housed a museum. Today it tells the story of the building and of crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth through the ages.

During the 17th Century the infamous witchfinder Matthew Hopkins was in Great Yarmouth and ousted local women as witches, who were tried, found guilty and hung here.

The Tolhouse prison closed its doors in 1878 and in the Second World War it was heavily bombed, but rebuilt into the museum that stands today.

Ghostly activity includes cries and screams heard and apparitions seen within the building and Staff have seen the ghost of a lady with her hair in a bun walking between the Tolhouse and the Library basement.


Date: 29th October 2016

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 14
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Ghost Hunt at Red Lion Hotel (Halloween)
Venue: Red Lion Hotel · Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 29th October 2016 · Time: 8.00pm until 2.00am · Tickets: £49 Per Person · Includes Hot Buffet

Red Lion Hotel (Halloween)
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Buffet/Food provided
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Tea/Coffee provided
Hotel
Hotel
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The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff. There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.


Date: 29th October 2016

Time: 8.00pm until 2.00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £49
Includes Hot Buffet

Tickets Available: 0

Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Hotel Details: £70.00 per room. Room price includes breakfast

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Ghost Hunt at Fort Borstal (Halloween)
Venue: Fort Borstal · Location: Rochester, Kent
Date: 30th October 2016 · Time: 4.00pm until 10.00pm · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Fort Borstal (Halloween)
Tea/Coffee provided
Tea/Coffee provided
Car park on site
Car park on site
Wear sensible footwear
Wear sensible footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
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Fort Borstal, Rochester, Kent was built as an afterthought from the 1859 Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom, by convict labour between 1875 and 1885, to hold the high ground southwest of Rochester, South East England.

During the First World War the fort was used as a stop off point for troops and stores travelling to France, as was Fort Amherst nearby, after this the fort was used by a T. A. unit, namely the 166 City of Rochester Battery Royal Artillery, for training. The fort was also occupied by a detachment of the Royal Marines from nearby Chatham.

In the Second World War four 4.5" anti-aircraft guns were installed above the front casemates, each gun was set into a permanent concrete emplacement. Ammunition was transported to the guns via a light railway. The fire control post was situated above the rear casemates, most of the casemates were used as magazines for the A.A guns ammunition. During this time many locals believed Fort Borstal was the home of a 'Big Bertha' Gun, this belief was due to the guns being electronically fired simultaneously giving off a massive boom and sounding like just one large gun being fired. The gunners were accommodated within the fort but other personnel stationed here were housed in a large hutted camp just outside the entrance where the NAAFI could be found.

After the war the fort fell under the Royal Artillery Care and Maintenance Unit. The fort was taken over by the Home Office in 1961 and into the care of the Borstal Institution where it was used as a pigsty and store.

Since the Fort has been under private ownership we are the only paranormal company to investigate this Fort.


Date: 30th October 2016

Time: 4.00pm until 10.00pm
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Upnor Castle (Halloween)
Venue: Upnor Castle · Location: Upnor, Rochester, Kent
Date: 31st October 2016 · Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am · Tickets: £55 Per Person

Upnor Castle (Halloween)
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Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent. It is situated at the village of Upnor opposite the Chatham Dockyard, at the time a key naval facility, and was intended to protect both the dockyard and ships of the Royal Navy anchored in the Medway. It was constructed between 1559-67 on the orders of Elizabeth I during a period of tension with Spain and other European powers.

When the Dutch Republic mounted an unexpected naval raid in June 1667, the Dutch fleet was able to breach the English defences, captured two warships and burned others at anchor in the river at Chatham in what was one of the worst defeats ever suffered by the Royal Navy.

Upnor Castle became a naval ammunition depot, storing great quantities of gunpowder, ammunition and cannon to replenish the warships that came to Chatham for repair and resupply. It remained in military use until as late as 1945.

During the Second World War the castle was still in service as part of the Magazine Establishment and was damaged by two enemy bombs which fell in 1941. The bombing dislodged pieces of plaster in the castle's south tower and gatehouse, under which were discovered old graffiti including a drawing of a ship that has been dated to around 1700

The staff and visitors to the castle have seen and felt unexplainable phenomena, although this will be the second ghost hunt (the first was held in 2009) in the castle's 445 year lifespan.


Date: 31st October 2016

Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £55

Tickets Available: 8
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.
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Ghost Hunt at Colchester Town Hall (November)
Venue: Colchester Town Hall · Location: Colchester, Essex
Date: 5th November 2016 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Colchester Town Hall (November)
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Colchester Town Hall was built from 1898 and the building was opened by Prime Minister Lord Rosebery in May 1902.

The Town Hall Architect John Belcher extensively used sculptures and artworks throughout the building. The spectacular Italian marble staircase dominates the hall. The entrance alone offers an inviting reception for all types of occasions and there are outstanding function rooms still used for their original purpose.

Colchester Town Hall has stood on the same site since the 12th century. The 162-foot clock tower was presented by James Paxman; it is topped by a figure of St Helena, patron Saint of the City.

As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain on the grounds that it was mentioned by Pliny the Elder, who died in AD 79.

Staff at the Town Hall have heard doors slam in the basements (these used to be holding cells) and the Security staff have heard loud footsteps and seeing a little girl running on the first floor when they have been locking up.


Date: 5th November 2016

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

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Ghost Hunt at Explosion Museum (November)
Venue: Explosion Museum · Location: Gosport, Hampshire
Date: 5th November 2016 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Explosion Museum (November)
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The Explosion Museum (Priddy's Hard), Gosport was originally bought in 1750 by the Board of Ordnance from Jane Priddy (hence Priddy's Hard) and others to construct the defences of Portsmouth Harbour and the Dockyard. The defences were completed in 1756. Soon afterwards the gunpowder stores were relocated from Portsmouth to Priddy's Hard for safety reasons and in 1771 a magazine, office and cooperage were constructed. Officer's houses and large gardens were added in 1777.

In 1805 the Grand Magazine on the site was used to store Gunpowder that was delivered to Priddy's Hard from Waltham Abbey. Gunpowder was transported from this Magazine to the Trafalgar Fleet via a Camber Dock, the Fleet included Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory.

In 1861 C Magazine was built and in 1879 the largest magazine, E Magazine was built. During the 1860s the fortifications were strengthened incorporating brick gateways, carponniers and or covered firing positions to cover the moats, Armstrong guns were fitted to the two demi-bastions.

The site was fully utilised during the Second World War and was last used for significant naval activity during the Falklands Conflict in 1982, the site remained active until 1988.

Twelve untimely deaths have happened at Priddy's Hard as a result of accidental explosions and in one case an "unnatural" gust of wind, rumoured to be the evil spirit of a convict labourer who died in the same spot.

Sightings of the unfortunate souls have been rumoured by former workers of the Royal Navy Armaments Depot over the years including security guards that have looked after the listed buildings.


Date: 5th November 2016

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 14
Minimum Guest Age: 18 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
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Events for Groups

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Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
Spend a night in a haunted Castle or Mansion? You watched the TV shows, now experience a real ghost hunt for yourself.

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