Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Cheshire
Ghosts of Hack Green Nuclear Bunker
Since opening to the public in 1998 as a museum, staff and visitors have regularly experienced strange goings-on throughout its rooms and corridors. People have witnessed the full apparition of a man dressed in uniform down the main corridor. Two other apparitions have also been seen in this area, and staff members have reported feeling menacing energy in the area, with reports of several people fainting as a result.
In room 9, the telecommunications area, people often witness the apparition of an attractive young woman, seemingly working at her desk. Several tour groups have also contacted a male spirit here, which is often aggressive in nature. The old phones in this area have also been known to ring on their own, which is strange, to say the least, given the phones are disconnected completely.
The theatre is believed to be the most paranormally active area in the bunker. People have reported being touched and pushed by unseen hands, and moans and bangs are frequently heard. A sudden sickness often overwhelms people, too, with one person so highly affected that an ambulance was called.
Hack Green Nuclear Bunker History
Hack Green Nuclear Bunker started as a decoy site during the Second World War to trick any German Luftwaffe bombers looking for the vital railway junction at Crewe. In 1941 it became RAF Hack Green, and its purpose was to provide air traffic control to military aircraft crossing the nearby airspace.
During the early years of the Cold War, the site was modernised as part of the ROTOR project – a vast, elaborate air defence system designed to counter any threat posed by Soviet bombers. During this modernisation, the construction of a semi-sunk bunker also took place.
In 1958 the site changed roles again, becoming part of the UK Air Traffic Control System. It was during this period that the site became an RAF centre. Hack Green closed in 1966 after RAF Lindholme replaced it in South Yorkshire.
The site lay dormant for several years until 1976 when, during the height of the Cold War, the place was purchased by the Home Office and used as a Regional Government Headquarters (RGHQs) – one of a network of 16 similar sites around the UK. They were designed to enable the government to continue in the event of a nuclear attack.
After the Cold War ended in 1992, Hack Green’s life as an active military facility had ended. The Home Office sold the site to a private buyer, and in 1998, the Cold War Museum you see today was opened.
Visiting Hack Green Nuclear Bunker
The Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker is now a museum that details the time during the Cold War through some fantastic exhibitions.
It’s open seven days a week, from 10am-4pm. Tickets are £11 for Adults, Children £7, Disabled people are £8, and disabled children and carers are free.