A few weeks ago we investigated the infamous Antwerp Mansion.
The building was erected in 1842 as a private home in Victoria Park – the world’s first ever gated community for super-rich industrialists.
Its thought that at some point the mansion was home to the Belgian Consul, as well as being the residence of one single family for 82 years.
It was then made into a ‘club’ of sorts in 1922, then becoming one of the most important Conservative clubs in Manchester with even Winston Churchill visiting on at least one occasion.
It is said that a skylight between the winding staircase was filled in and forgotten about years ago. Why? Well… the skylight is rumoured to have been smashed in when a small child fell through it.
There are numerous reports of people encountering unexplained flashes of light in dark rooms, as well as the appearance of movement out of the corner of the eye, but when you turn to look, nothing is there.
It’s also common for people to feel like they are being watched by an unknown element or presence, with staff also experiencing strange noises when nobody else is around.
In 2016, many club goers reported being the last ones to leave when the lights came on, also reported being touched and pushed from behind, but when they looked around to see who the culprit was, saw only bar staff clearing up.
Other reports are that there is dark energy lingering in the basement that is angry and can leave its impression upon people.
Its important to note but may not be linked but a man after leaving the basement area headed back up the stairs and went outside the building and started to stab a man who he didnt know or have any trouble with. This behaviour was totally out of character for this man and he had never had any previous history of being so violent. One newspaper reported “It was completely unprovoked – it came out of nothing, there wasn’t an argument where the victim was apprehensive and realises things are getting a bit threatening, he’s just standing there, minding his own business and he gets stabbed in the neck.”
Others have reported someone running up the stairs, glasses smashing, knocking, tapping and humming.
The first part of the investigation we conduted the gods helmet experiment.
After this we had a hour to investigate the rest of the building and WOW what a active hour it was.
We mainly spent the time in the main hall area upstairs where alot if the raves used to take place and where the red huge chair is located.
Here is what was reported within that hour:
BALLS OF LIGHT WAS SEEN
TALKING FROM THE BACK AREA OF ROOMS
MOVEMENT ON COMMAND
TAPS ON COMMAND
WE HEARD SOMEONE OPEN A DOOR AND HEAD UP THE STAIRS (WE WENT TO CHECK TO SEE IF IT WAS THE OWNERS TO FIND NOBODY WAS IN THE BUILDING WITH US.)
ANTWERP WAS SAID ON ITC DEVICE WHEN WE ASKED FOR CONFIRMATION WHERE WE WAS
A EVP OF A VERY CLEAR BREATH NOTED WHEN ASKED FOR SPIRIT TO MAKE ITSELF KNOWN TO US BEFORE WE LEAVE.
Evp is in the short video below
Would we say Antwerp Mansion is haunted?
Antwerp Mansion as been one of the most interesting places we have investigated to this day and is one I would pay again to go back to, it is definitely on our list as one of the Most potential Haunted locations in the UK.