Things that go Bump in the Night
Ghost, ghouls and things that go bump in the night are scaring up a host of new visitors to our historic and atmospheric attraction.
The site has always had a legendary ghostly whistling gunner and many people claim to have heard his eerie whistling in the Fort's extensive underground passageways. Tales of this phantom have been talked about for decades around Weymouth and the Fort affectionately has a passageway dedicated to him. Who this 'shade' actually is, is at this time, unknown.
A survey carried out in 2007 by The National Lottery discovered that the Fort was voted one of the spookiest locations in the UK; in fact staff members sometimes refuse to visit certain areas by themselves.
Other eye witness reports are that of a white figure seen walking the parapets of the building when it is locked and there should be nobody there.
Nothe Fort is becoming increasingly popular for paranormal activity giving our visitors an experience of a very different kind. Established paranormal organisations are setting up ghost hunts to give visitors a hands on interactive approach to experience the different techniques used to conduct investigations. Some using sophisticated scientific equipment, while others using more traditional methods.
During the events, participants are given an introductory workshop and training in the equipment they will use for conducting experiments including meters to measure changes in frequency, thermometers, motion detectors, and devices to record ‘electronic voice phenomena’ i.e. ghostly sounds. All ghost hunters are invited to bring their own digital cameras and night vision equipment to assist them. In addition to the scientific equipment, the group will be able to speak to the resident historian to gain factual information about the property’s past, plus utilise the services of an experienced Medium to communicate with any presence they detect.
Please see names below for some of the Paranormal groups who have conducted Ghost Hunts at Nothe Fort.
Supernatural Investigations UK recently undertook a Paranormal investigation at Nothe Fort and compiled a comprehensive report on their findings and have kindly given permission to share this with all interested parties. Please see link below:
Supernatural Investigations UK Report 20th March 2010
Please see Youtube link for short Paranormal Film at the Fort
For further information please contact the Fort administration manager on 01305 766626