Ghost hunters on prowl at fort

GHOSTLY goings on at Suffolk fort are set to be monitored by experts at a first-ever all-night public paranormal probe.The investigation of the reported sightings of ghostly figures at Landguard Fort at Felixstowe will last seven hours.

GHOSTLY goings on at Suffolk fort are set to be monitored by experts at a first-ever all-night public paranormal probe.

The investigation of the reported sightings of ghostly figures at Landguard Fort at Felixstowe will last seven hours.

Organisers hope the hunt will yield ghosts galore - and the public can take part, too, for £45 per ticket.

The night will involve brave and intrepid souls spending vigils in lonely, dark tunnels, watching windows for faces, and using hi-tech equipment to gauge the location and movement of spirits.


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London Paranormal Society founder, Ian John Shillito said: “This event is a first for us and a first for the fort.

“There are countless ghost sightings and associated stories attached to the location - we can't wait to turn the lights off and go hunting.

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“Mind you, the public are warned this will not be for the faint-hearted, you may be sent off alone down one of the tunnels!

“With sightings and stories of phantom soldiers, musketeers, suicides, and plague victims, Landguard must be the most haunted location in Suffolk.”

The fort has many legends and ghost stories, including:

The ghost of the first ever soldier to be killed in action at the fort during World War Two being witnessed immediately after his death, terrifying his fellow colleagues.

The image of a sailor seen looking out of a window - even seen from the road outside.

A musketeer said to be the only soldier killed in the battle when the Dutch attacked in 1667 during the last invasion of England who only seems to appear when the country is in danger.

Regular haunting replaying the death of a Portuguese woman driven insane by her soldier husband's death by firing squad in 1757. She committed suicide by throwing herself off the ramparts.

The victim of an infectious plague who was locked in the bastion in 1770 and left to die a slow, a horrible death.

The ghost hunt will take place on Saturday October 4 from 9pm to 4am.

The event is open to over 18s only. Tickets available from London Paranormal Direct on 079822 30208.

Have you ever seen a ghost at Landguard? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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