The Chislehurst Caves are located in Chislehurst, Kent in England.
They are believed to originated from the very early 13th century as they were first mentioned on record in 1250. Although called “caves” they are entirely man made. The cave were originally mined out for chalk and flint.
During World War 1 the caves were used to store ammunition and afterwards in the 1930’s were used to cultivate mushrooms.
During World War 2 the caves were used as an air raid shelter which housed around 15000 people during the London bombings. The shelter was complete with a hospital, chapel and electric lighting.
During the 1960’s the caves were used as a music venue for some of the most famous bands and pop/ rock stars including Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Status Quo, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.
An episode of the Dr Who was shot in the caves in 1973 titled “The Mutants”.
In 2008 the music group “Cradle of Filth” shot one of their music videos inside Chislehurst Caves.
Today the caves are open to the public and a guided tour is available.
Reported Paranormal Activity
There has been reports of poltergeist activity in the caves. Visitors have spoke of how they has chalk thrown at them by unseen forces and witnessed locks being thrown around. Some of the electric cabling has also been ripped out when no living person was inside the caves. Living Tv’s Most Haunted have also paid a visit to Chislehurst Caves and experienced some paranormal activity themselves.