Bunker Hill Rafina/Λόφος Οχυρού Ραφήνα/ Paranormal Documentary
at todays investigation, we visited a place that is not so famous like other places concerning the paranormal activity recordings and urban myths in the network there only few rumors from visitors that talks about screaming and chain sounds This is our destination, Rafina, at the Bunker hill. Only few things are known to the public besides the german fortifications on the hill. a place that the german boot encroached and imposed its own law the law of terrorism apply and blood sucking of the area. like every conqueror does, every totalitarian regime. Our team met at the bunker hill with mr. Makris Mr Makris is a brilliant person that fights for the rescue of the local history Mr. Makris as former athlete, holded the greek flag high, torchbearer in the Olympics in Munich in 1972 Today, again racing on the track of the rescue of history and folklore at the local area of Rafina Here at the area of the bnker hill, we have findings from the prehistoric periods of the ancient greek civilization something that even the local citizens here they did not knew about it. until the German occupation came here in 1st of May 1941 and captured the hill and started the fortifications during the fortification works, μany ancient findings were destroyed, while there are testimonials from locals, that Germans looted this place. many ancient artifacts, not only from here but from other areas in Greece, has been transfered to German museums or private collections Here we have a tragic story, for me this place is not an attraction this place hides great pain and tragic events at the time of the German occupation. stories about arrests, prisoners, tortures, executions, and betrayals. This the way that we should see this place. as a sad memorial and not a turist attraction. When i come here with students, the first thing i say, is that here we have the history of the ancient greeks this is the important thing we firstly must focus on and secondarly of what the Germans left here behind them. So the new generations will learn their history correct, and be able to reach at right conclusions. Today many new citizens came here at Rafina, and it is sad that they are not familiar with the history of the place. Personally I have been involved finding sources from older historians but also record the witnesses of the people that lived the events from the people who worked here to build the fortifications, of what exactly was here. which most of it is still burried underground and do not know about it. concerning the ancient times, we must emphasize to the people and the younger people that they should be proud of what was here, not only at the bunker hill but also the surrounding area. here is burried a civilization organized and evolved that almost nobody knows about it. my research starts back since 1962 trying to record and identify every finding i had. and later until the year 2000 and with the assistance of archaiologists we record the findings to save and highlight the to the public. we must highlight this unknown civilization to the public. We must save it and highlight it. at the begining of the year 1941, at the town of Rafina were thousands of New Zealanders and Australians Alliance Ranking of the English expeditionary force in 18th of April, all New Zealanders and Australians were transferred to Crete with ships and submarines.. 30th of April also the British leave, leaving behind them hundreds of cars motorcycles, clothes etc. 1st of May 1941, Germans occupies Rafina. Citizens were afraid and stayed locked inside their homes. Only the priest of the town, and a Nazi friendly person stayed on the entrance of the town to see the Germans comming the Germans immediately intensificate structures and houses that was useful to them the same afternoon the Germans gather all the citizens of town to main square and said to them, that are friends of the greek people, that they know and respect the history of the Greeks. but also the same time they call them to obey ito their orders. The occupations forces at the beggining consists from Austrians and few Germans, after 3 weeks Austrians have been sent to the east front and their place took german and italian troops. they also camp at the hill, today known as bunker hill. the hill of the bunker, was and still is a piney area of 300 acres today bunker belongs to the municipality of Rafina. The Germans immediately starts the fortification works They use Greek contractors and enlist workers from Rafina also from other areas, Nea Makri, Marathon, and Mesogia. they released announcement saying that all men by age 16 to 60 years old that must work at the bunker at least one day a week whoever refuses the order will be executed. Germans gave the workers one piece of black bread a handful of raisins and nuts and more rarely a canned to share between 6 people. from the order were excluded workers from the coal mines They have orders that intensificate the coal mines and from now on the coal will be used only for their own needs they forbid the usage of coal to the workers in the mines and mining should be continued 24 hours a day The fort included ditches of several kilometers in and out of it, creating connections between them. Five cannon bases on the east side of the hill the cannons turned arround 270 degrees their range was able to hit targets at the coast line of Euboea the cannon brought Germans from the Maginot line, France at the top of the hill were base two gun turrets and one observatory tower. at the hills periphery more than ten gun turrets supervised the area. the greatest volume of the turrets construction is underground on the surface were many wooden constractions at the depth of 15 meters tunnels have been made to connect all the gun turrets also was a labyrith of operational places ammunition depot, examination room, bedrooms, farmacy etc. the ammunition was transferred to the gun turrets with small vagons on trails. beside the wooden constractions on the surface All other structures were concrete from half to one meter thick. What is realy sad, is the fact the citizen after the order of the German commander to work in forced labor with a small piece of bread in good days they gave also a canned to share 6 people. in order to keep some strength and keep up the labor and with lashes they were still pushing them to work more. at this point here we are now, the capture as prisoners 80 to 100 people from the surrounding areas. i dont have any evidence if they did any executions here at the bunker until now, because the investigation is still in progress but in other places arround suffered from terrorism, looting, tortures, executions So, here someone can say it was a site of tortures and interrogations rather than executions not only here, interrogations were doing everywhere, even at the police station also. almost everywhere, for example at Pikermi, at Kalergis villa, germans had interrogation headquarters that moved to arrests and tortures of civilians that was an every day routine everywhere… but i assume that Germans avoided to bring people here for interrogations because were afraid for information leaks about this place to allied forces because it was a bombardment from the Royal Air Force here, but none of the bombs hit the bunker. Most of them dropped in the sea in spring of 1944 because it was night and had limited informations about this place the area around the fort was secured with landmines and anti-tank mines Nazis also have been organized also in other sectors they created a spy ring with the assistance of some greek traitors and scattered them between the civilians in every possible site, hospitals, mines, trade market etc. until February of 1942, life was tollerable arrests always been made and interrogation of patriots blocks and bullying of the civilians was always present but without any tortures or prisoner executions. after the establishment of E.A.M. (National Liberation Front) things have changed there were two organizations of the National Liberation Front one composed from the mine workers, and the second from the greek immigrands of Asia Minor The miners created also an armed wing the ELAS. And had an intense presence immediately Germans often do roadblock in Rafina, but not carrying out executions even though that the miners provoked them openly by saying that they will fight them untill whole Greece is free again. Now Germans threatens everybody with executions 12 pf July they ambush an enemy convoy near Pikermi area, to hurt the prestige of the German army they hit them on Marathon Avenue a check point that was controlled and guarded by strong german forces. Germans accounts three dead soldiers and the garrison commander of the fort the news caused panic to all the civilians of the surrounding areas. most of them abandon their homes and leave on the near mount of Penteli. Germans for 5 days do not react only some local arrests have been made. they torture people in order to retrieve informations about the leadership of E.A.M. But they had also another plan on the back side. after 5 days of silence, the go out and deal death from Pallini up to Marathon. fights around the Penteli mountain with the rebels have been made they forbid to burry the dead for 20 days the hot sun burns the dead flesh, jackals and crows scatters the dead flesh everywhere. Nazis are showing their brutality Athenians after the battle of Marathon, buried the 6500 dead Medes, and as Pausanias, the ancient greek historian wrote… meaning: Athenians buried the Persians because this is the divine law dead should be covered under earth. 17th of July arrests 21 refugges and prepared them for execution. at the last moment, the German Major Otto, hears the news, and stops the executions confitming that these people are not not communists and they have not committed anything wrong on 12th of December 1944 the last German troops left Rafina via the sea. just before they leave, the detonate the ammo depot in the bunker on the hill. from the explosion. a crater was formed depth 12 meters and with diameter of 50 meters. during the german occupation at Rafina, besides the resistance of the National Liberation Front, was created an escape network to the East, with 1st safe point Cesme in Turkish coast line, near to Ismir. between the known politicians that took this way, were the former prime minister Panagiotis Kanelopoulos and the former minister Ioannis Charalampopoulos the escape boats were “” Panagia”, ” Agia Paraskevi” and the most famous by a song, ”Agia Kyriaki”. our team visited the hill and the bunker, few weeks before christmas time. The hill of Panagitsa, which is the natural South East continuation of the mountain Penteli is covered by a forest, known as Forest of the fort. the height of the hill is 60 meters and is covered by pine trees. characteristic of the area is the stream that runs from north to south the forest does not have any springs or other geomorphological features. besides the ruins of the fortifications made my Germans during WW II. at the hill of the bunker, concerning paranormal activity and phenomena and based on the folklore myths… were the forest, and the presence of water in relation with the heavy history makes the fort to look like the ideal place for paranormal activity recordings. During the day light survey, our team did not feel or saw anything peculiar concerning an eerie presence. but we found clues on the walls of the tunnels from lets say more dark visitors. also some remnants od dead animals that maybe were used to perform some dark rituals. also we found some rings, parts of mortar ammunition. part of the conquerors legacy our team started the night investigation with the walk through to make sure that we are all alone on the hill. we are trying to listen to the place, meanwhile a team meber takes shots with an infra red camera. During the material analysis from the walk through, two photographs won our interest. concerning one of the gun turrets basement, which unfortunately was very dangerous for a deeper investigation due to the danger of collapsing. one of our team members claimed that he saw something in the entrance of the turret, we took some pictures, and we have noticed the following. as we can observe at the entrance something like an eerie face on the 2nd picture more clearly we can observe an eerie skeletal morph. but we must emphasiaze the fact that noone felt something strange during the walk through maybe we took a picture of an eerie apparition or maybe, we might have a simple case of pareidolia but the calm atmosphere of the area does not allow us to conclude the opposite While Kostas with Dimitris having a control walk inside the catacombs Charis with Elias, testing the entrance of the tunnels with a REM-POD. REM-POD is a cylindrical device with an antenna attached to it. which creates a field arround it and what ever is inserted in this field, then it sounds and blinks the led lights on it. the closer the intervention is to the antenna, the stronger the led lights goes also includes a sensor that measures fluctuations of the environmental temperature changes when the temperature falls down to cold a blue led light goes while, when the temperature rises, a sound changes and the light becomes red oooh.. we have an indication here. The team strats with an EVP session at the entrance of the catacombs, were we had some indications on the EMF meter. while a static camera will watch down deep into the tunnel behind the team members There is someone or something here with us? it is you who played with the lights? If yes,come close to the device i hold on my right hand and light them again. just to saw to us your presence There is someone or something here with us? you are all alone here? or there are others too? If there others too light them again. you are all alone here? If yes,come close to the device i hold on my right hand we are here with great respect to the history of the place, we do not want to annoy neither provoke. we just want to make a record of your presence. There is someone or something here with us? moment before the lights were on, it was you who did it ? are you related somehow with this place? the bunker? guys… call me crazy if you want, but i get the feeling that someone is looking at us now. you moved down stairs? do you have a name? are you related to the occupying forces
were here back in 1941 ? or with the ancient municipality of Rafina that was here? are you afraid of us? if so, come close to this device so i can understand if you are saying yes or no… make this device to light up concernign this session no interactions have been made to the emf neither the EVP recorder. So the team decided to continue with another session down into the tunnels. There is something or someone here with us in this room? There is something or someone here with us in this room? if there is something here with us, can communicate through the devices we hold in our hands you may blink the lights to the device Charis holds, or you can talk to the device i hold. this Fort was made by the Nazis during the world war two? if yes? turn the lights on here in this device during the occupation period, tortures took place in this area? was a lot of pain here ? human pain from torturing? the souls of people died by the Germans stayed here? during the occupation by the german forces? ancient treasures were stolen? there was an ancient shrine? is any primordial porwer here? maybe a shrine to Artemis? if it was here an ancient shrine you can make the lights blink dark rituals have been made to this place after the abandonment of this place ? the pentagram and the 3 sixes we have seen are associated with Satanists who came to this place? dont be afraid of us, you can communicate with our devices what this room was? you can talk to the device i have in my right hand, and i will listen to you for what purpose this room was used for? once more, in this session not a single responce was recorded for this reason, the team will change strategy, and will move to the gun turrets arround the hill there is something or someone in this place here with us? if yes, you can turn the lights on to the device on my right hand, or talk to the device i n my left arm. people of Rafina died here during the world war two? Have been executed? or tortured to death? Germans forced them to hard labor here? how did German behaved to the people that brought here? You were here? you have seen it? maybe you are someone of them? If you are one of them talk to this device and tell me your name. What is your name? at this point the digital voice recorder captures a voice that seems to say the name Alexis. What is your name? Alexis What is your name? What is your name? Alexis What is your name? What is your name? Alexis at the exact moment we had the recording of the EVP on the voice digital recorder a static camera captures an anomaly that is moving towards the team members performing the session. probably nthe recording is not of otherworldly nature but the synchronicity of the event is of great interest talk to this device and tell me your name. What is your name? Alexis one of the static cameras watching outside the gun turret of the session captured the same anomaly leaving now from the place of the session we can now clearly see that is a flying rod a rare phenomenon that is subject of cryptozoology during the ancient times, was here an ancient shrine tribute to a god? at this point after the question Dimitris asked, the digital recorder captures a filth word that is not recorded from the microphones of the cameras, neither the 2nd digital voice recorder of Elias during the ancient times, was here an ancient shrine tribute to a god? cock suckers during the ancient times, was here an ancient shrine tribute to a god? during the ancient times, was here an ancient shrine tribute to a god? cock suckers during the ancient times, was here an ancient shrine tribute to a god? cock suckers now the team continues with an Instrumental Transcommunication with spirit box there is someone or something here with us? there is someone or something here with us? if there is someone or something here with us can communicate through these devices we hold in our hands this hill was modified by the nazis? yes or no? Nazis used the people of Rafina to build this? yes they tortured them to build this fort? Germans executed here any civilian ? on the hill was an ancient settlement with a shrine also. can you tell us something about it? yes for which god they had shrine here? after this session, the team moves to an ancient structure, that Germans later converted to a stable There is someone or something in this place here with us? if yes, you can approach the device on my right hand and turn the lights on through the devices you can show us your presence, that you are here If there is someone or something in this place here with us and wants to communicate come closer to this device and turn the lights on we are standing on ancient settlement ? The ancient Rafina? If there is someone or something in this place here with us and wants to communicate you can come closer to the devices that hold Dimitris and Elias and talk to them. We will hear it . it is you that you play with the lights? can you approach again my left arm … and play again with lights? you are all alone in this place or with others ? after this session with EVP recorder and EMF meter, the team will continue with a spirit box session you are obligated to be here? i want it So, you want it to be here? Yes Why you want to be here? Why you want to be here? you are here for good or bad purpose? both maybe? someone called you here? yes a shrine was here? yes a shrine maybe to Artemis? you have been tortured here? You are Greek? Yes you have been tortured here? who invited you here? the death You said the death? Yes Why you said death? you are related with death? you have a name? What is your name? how many we are here? how many you can see? they called you with wicca? What is wicca? you are from the people that suffered here? yes you are asoul that left behind? yes said yes? you are a soul in pain? since world war two? tortured by nazis? you are one of the militants of the national liberation front? do not be afraid to talk what is your nationality? You are Greek? said Deutschland… after a small survey at the surroundings of the banker the team will return down to the catacombs for further sessions with EMF, EVP recorder but also with spirit box while the same time we will use again the REM-POD id there is someone or something here with us you can influence the device on the floor go close to it, and make the lights blink or go close to the device and try to increase or decrease the temperature of the device can you do it? approach to the device, the cylindrical one, on the floor drop the temperature of the device, make it beep go close to the antenna, show to us that you are here if you are here with us can you give us a sign that you are here with us? just make a sound are you able to bo a sound? a sound.. like this… give us a sign, that you are here you are here with us? a sound? a noise? there is something here with us? there is something or someone here with us? someone or something who wants to communicate? you can do it through the devices i hold in my hands can you give us a sign that you are here? what is your name? what is your name? we do not want to hurt you can you see us? people called you here? if yes… who called you? you have been tortured here? you are from the labor workers of rafina? or the militants of the liberation front? you are here in this basement? you did this sound? you did this sound? do it again lets scan the FM frequencies you heard too theis sound ? a thump sound you did this knock sound? can you prove your presence somehow? did you knock ? stop this please it is you that you knock? here it is again can you tell us why you are doing this sound? you are here with us? you are here after some rituals performed here? you are joking me? who is knocking are we in danger? turn it off please from where this sound comes? i am a bit scared now.. honestly lets try again the AM band when you shut it off it stopped? if you have been tortured in here you can communicate and show your presence to us you are joking me right? (team starts to get confused and mumbling every one individually ) an ancient shrine maybe was here o the hill? if yes, to which entity it was tribute? in which god? Artemis? This hill… can you tell us how many we are in this room? four knocks… it is you that you are doing this knocking sound? the strange knocking sounds through inside the walls, confused our team, so we decided to leave the place but leaving alone a static camera with the REM-POD only down to the catacombs of the bunker. what is your name? Alexis into the list of the fallen we found two people with the name Alexis which could be identified with the EVP we captured. Leonardos Alexis…58 years old. and Gogos Alexis 31 years old. The team left from the Hill of the Bunker with mixed emotions The history of the place did not made anything clear about the theories of the paranormal. but the whole experience left us with plenty stories from people who died for the freedom of our land. militants that killed by Greeks for treason… but also Greeks that betrayed their mother land Stories filled with pain, that must be heard and be the guide for today’s Greeks.