Join UK Ghost Nights at this very dark and creepy location that has many a spooky story told about it. With tales of ghostly footsteps, disembodied voices, apparitions and strange flashes of light. Just entering into the darkness will have your heart racing….
At more than two miles in length the Victoria tunnel in Newcastle was completed in 1842 and used to transport coal from the nearby colliery. In its 18 years use as a waggon way, the Victoria tunnel and its stationary steam engine laid claim to three lives; twice, the engine itself exploded, each time claiming the life of a worker.
In 1939 the Victoria Tunnel was turned into an air raid shelter: blast walls, electric lights, bunks and chemical toilets were all fitted and several further entrances were built. When the war ended, so too did the requirement for the Victoria Tunnel. All but one entrance was bricked up and it became abandoned once more until reopened in 2008 for tours.
There have been ghostly sightings since the tunnels reopened. Those on guided tours have claimed to have witnessed a person disappear into the walls of the tunnel and there have been numerous photos taken within the darkness that have on printing revealed a mysterious mist that couldn’t possibly be smoke or breath.
Flashes of light in the distance have been seen, but upon inspection no light source has ever been found and at least one local paranormal group has successfully obtained EVPs from within the tunnel that deliver disturbing messages of malevolence.
So what really lies beneath in this very dark location…… Are you brave enough to join us? There are only limited places on this event
Friday 5th May
9pm to 1am
£30pp (Over 18s only)
Victoria Tunnel Visitor Centre, 55 Lime Street (next to the Ouseburn Trust office and opposite Seven Stories) NE1 2PQ