The tunnels were built as Drakelow Underground Dispersal Factory. The Rover car company produced engines for the Bristol Aeroplane Company, as well as engines for tanks, during World War II.
In 1961, the British Government obtained the tunnels to form part of a network of secret nuclear bunkers. Drakelow became Regional Seat of Government 9. In 1980, it was upgraded to Regional Government Headquarters 9.2. The site was decommissioned and sold in 1993, when it became a museum. The site is now also used for AirSoft events, as well as paranormal events.
Several deaths were recorded during Drakelow’s working history, which no doubt explains a lot of the paranormal activity that is experienced today.
1940s music is heard playing through the old tannoy system which hasn’t work since the 1950s. Voices, screams and moans heard as well as disembodied footsteps.
A caretaker’s dog was seen growling and barking at an unseen intruder, and later refused to re-enter the area. People report feeling as though they have been touched and pushed, and even that they feel disembodied breath on them.
Drakelow Tunnels isn’t for the faint hearted!
YOUR HOSTS: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: Please note: Postcode is for the general area and alone may not bring you to the gates. Please set your destination on a Google Maps Sat Nav for “Drakelow Tunnels” instead.
Your ghost hunt at Drakelow Tunnels in Kidderminster will see you exploring all areas of the tunnels made available, As a group you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use to aid your communication with the dead.
You will get a hands on experience of using the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows.
Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
Hot drinks and refreshments are included – no need to bring your own!
About your Drakelow Tunnels Ghost Hunt:
•This is a real ghost hunt experience
•Ghost hunts are in small groups
•White light protection and grounding at the start
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment if required
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
•Full hands-on use of our equipment
•Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits throughout the night
•Group discussion of findings at the end
•Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced hosts
•This location has no sleeping facilities
•The location has dedicated free parking.
•Not suitable for wheelchair users sorry
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Not suitable for pregnant ladies
•Guests may bring personal midnight snacks
•This is a dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
•Paranormal Activity can never be guaranteed