Gosport-based ghosthunter Tony Fergusson continues his his series on things that send unexplained shivvers up the spine with a visit to Fort Widley, in Portsmouth…
WE RETURNED to Fort Widley with paranormal events team Ghost2Ghost Paranormal investigations for an event open to the public.
Before visitors arrived I went into the tunnels alone – which is something I do on every investigation to see what I can capture.
I spent an hour alone in the tunnels to hear a female say, “Help me!” I also heard a male say, “Get out” and also a voice which made me freeze as it was like a growl.
The members of the public then turned up at about 8.15pm and we had a mixed bunch of non-believers, sceptics and people that believe.
For me, I love this as an investigator as so many unexplained things were caught while we conducted an experiment where everybody linked arms and just let Debbie McCall from Ghost2Ghost Paranormal Investigations call out and see if we could get a response.
Incredible thing is, while I had my personal experiences and the camera picked this up, the public also had the same experiences where they could hear voices that couldn’t be explained.
Many people left the investigation in shock.
As an investigator who documents haunted locations and is very sceptical of a lot of things and a lot of stuff I try to debunk, I couldn’t do that this occasion.
And I can say Fort Widley is easily in my top five of haunted locations in the UK and the incredible thing is I can share this experience with the general public where we had many sceptics and non-believers.
FOOTNOTE: According to Wikipedia, Fort Widley – pictured – was a polygonal Fort designed by William Crossman, an officer of the Royal Engineers, who was part of the staff of the Inspector General of Fortifications at the War Office. The fort was built up from chalk, with red brick and local flint being used for buildings and revetment to the large dry ditch which was also dug at the same time. Armament was fitted into three different categories – the main armament which was mounted on a semi-circular rampart, high angle armament provided by 13-inch mortars, mounted in two protected mortar batteries and close range armament, mounted in one full and two demi-caponiers.
Barracks accommodation was also provided for both officers and other ranks.
Further information, including more photographs, available here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Widley