Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent

This eerie location is home to so many inexplicable occurrences that it’s hard to list and categorise them all. From shadows and apparitions to poltergeist activity, Fort Amherst in Kent does need to be seen to be believed.

Fort Amherst Haunted History

Fort Amherst was built in 1756 to defend the Chatham Dockyard and River Medway from French attacks during the Napoleonic Wars. It’s now the finest surviving example of a complete Napoleonic Fort in Britain.

Since its opening to the public in 1983, hauntings have been a frequent occurrence at Fort Amherst. Dark shadows are often seen, even in the daytime, and this has been reported almost daily.

Voices have also been reported, often in people’s ears as if someone is standing right next to them. People have been so shocked by these phenomena they have screamed in shock, quickly leaving the area.

People have heard the sounds of children crying and a woman wailing regularly. There also seems to be a very active presence in the tunnels that don’t seem to shy away from making themselves known.

Direct responses to requests have been witnessed, as well as poltergeist activity in abundance as you travel further into the heart of these very haunted tunnels.

The apparition of a soldier has been witnessed by guests and staff on the lower gun floor. He tends to make himself known to people familiar with the location. Only people who’ve worked there or visited a couple of times have seen him.

People have often had to wipe tiny handprints off their backs upon leaving the tunnels as if a small child had touched them.

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Visiting Fort Amherst

You can visit the grounds of Fort Amherst for free. There’s just a parking charge. The only costs are for the tours offered daily between April-September, and any special events such as re-enactments.

The Fort run their own Halloween haunted attraction from October-November called Halloween Horrors. Booking in advance is required online.

If you’re feeling brave, the Fort also offers ghost hunts every first Friday of the month, lasting from 7:00pm – 11:45pm. Tickets for this are £25 per person, and over 18’s only.

Visit their website for more details.

Address: Khartoum Road, Chatham ME4 4UB

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