Anzio Army Camp

 

Overview

Go ghost hunting at a unique and intriguing location in North Staffordshire; Anzio Army Camp has all qualities and characteristics of a spooky overnight ghost hunt.

Note: This is a very large location comprising of 15 individual buildings and each of a very large size. A good amount outdoors walking is involved between buildings.

Go ghost hunting at a unique and intriguing location in North Staffordshire; Anzio Army Camp has all qualities and characteristics of a spooky overnight ghost hunt. Our first visit here was definitely not one to forget; guests feeling watched along dark corridors, urges to be sick in certain areas, objects being thrown on demand, growling sounds and the genuine fright of feeling lost in the dark of such a vast, moorland site.

Your ghost hunt at Anzio Army Camp will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where 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 – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use 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.

Reported Ghosts

The dark and remote landscape of the Staffordshire Moorlands has a long tradition of ghostly goings on. There is an abundance of tales of the supernatural. One of the most popular is that of the headless horseman who races across the desolate landscape, another is the story of the mermaid who lures unsuspecting travellers to a watery grave at a nearby pool from Anzio. So popular is this myth that the local pub – the Mermaid Inn at Morridge – takes its name from the legend.

Witch Hunting!

The Mermaid Pool is in very close proximity to Anzio. In the late 17th century a local witch- hunter, Joshua Linnet, was responsible for seeking out and torturing suspect women in the area. One of the tests for witches was ‘Trial by Ordeal’, which included one by cold water. In this, the accused was tied at feet and hands and lowered into water by a rope. This rope was tied around the defendant’s waist with had a knot a particular distance from the torso. If both knot and accused dipped beneath the surface of the water, the accused was proven innocent. If the knot was dry, the defendant was guilty. This was proof the accused was in league with the Devil. On one occasion, after questioning at the Mermaid Inn, such a test led to a girl being drowned. Three days later, as Linnet was passing the pool, It is said her ghost reached out and dragged him in to his death. The Witches, people say, continue their macabre dance of death as ghosts around this ancient area. It is claimed that this peat stained pool is bottomless, cattle refuse to drink here and birds never fly above it.

Anzio is based in such an ancient landscape with a long cold history of death and torture, The trail passing Anzio (now A53) was once littered with the hanging bodies of criminals, rotting away in gibbets on roadsides as a warning to all would be wrong doers!!

Anzio Camp is huge, with many areas to explore and investigate, there have been many reports of shadow people lurking, the constant feeling of being watched and eager spirits desperate to make their presence known to all wary investigators!

But what of the land? There have been many sightings of supernatural dogs in the area, mostly centring around a big black dog called a ‘boggart.’ Sightings of the spectral dogs are strongest on the moorlands of the Peak District, land that is occupied by Anzio Camp, and tales of the Kinder Boggart terrify walkers. It’s not hard to imagine how scared you would feel lost on the moors up there when thick fog descends and a figure on all fours is seen approaching!!

Venue History

Originally built in 1943 as a transit camp for United States Army anti-aircraft battalions, in 1946 Anzio Camp was taken over by Polish troops from Italy and other Polish troops arrived later.

After the war Anzio camp continued as a Polish civilian settlement until 1964 when those living there were rehoused elsewhere. In the early 1980’s the site was cleared and in 1983 Anzio Camp was opened there as a training camp for use by the regular army, the TA and scouts. Finally closing in 2004

  • Anzio Army Camp,
  • Blackshaw Moor,
  • Near Leek,
  • Staffordshire,
  • ST13 8TL
  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 2:00 am
  • (Arrive for 8:45 pm)
  • This is a ticketless event, please sign in on arrival

Note: This is a very large location comprising of 15 individual buildings and each of a very large size. A good amount outdoors walking is involved between buildings.

Go ghost hunting at a unique and intriguing location in North Staffordshire; Anzio Army Camp has all qualities and characteristics of a spooky overnight ghost hunt. Our first visit here was definitely not one to forget; guests feeling watched along dark corridors, urges to be sick in certain areas, objects being thrown on demand, growling sounds and the genuine fright of feeling lost in the dark of such a vast, moorland site.

Your ghost hunt at Anzio Army Camp will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where 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 – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use 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.

Originally built in 1943 as a transit camp for United States Army anti-aircraft battalions, in 1946 Anzio Camp was taken over by Polish troops from Italy and other Polish troops arrived later.

After the war Anzio camp continued as a Polish civilian settlement until 1964 when those living there were rehoused elsewhere. In the early 1980’s the site was cleared and in 1983 Anzio Camp was opened there as a training camp for use by the regular army, the TA and scouts. Finally closing in 2004

The dark and remote landscape of the Staffordshire Moorlands has a long tradition of ghostly goings on. There is an abundance of tales of the supernatural. One of the most popular is that of the headless horseman who races across the desolate landscape, another is the story of the mermaid who lures unsuspecting travellers to a watery grave at a nearby pool from Anzio. So popular is this myth that the local pub – the Mermaid Inn at Morridge – takes its name from the legend.

Witch Hunting!

The Mermaid Pool is in very close proximity to Anzio. In the late 17th century a local witch- hunter, Joshua Linnet, was responsible for seeking out and torturing suspect women in the area. One of the tests for witches was ‘Trial by Ordeal’, which included one by cold water. In this, the accused was tied at feet and hands and lowered into water by a rope. This rope was tied around the defendant’s waist with had a knot a particular distance from the torso. If both knot and accused dipped beneath the surface of the water, the accused was proven innocent. If the knot was dry, the defendant was guilty. This was proof the accused was in league with the Devil. On one occasion, after questioning at the Mermaid Inn, such a test led to a girl being drowned. Three days later, as Linnet was passing the pool, It is said her ghost reached out and dragged him in to his death. The Witches, people say, continue their macabre dance of death as ghosts around this ancient area. It is claimed that this peat stained pool is bottomless, cattle refuse to drink here and birds never fly above it.

Anzio is based in such an ancient landscape with a long cold history of death and torture, The trail passing Anzio (now A53) was once littered with the hanging bodies of criminals, rotting away in gibbets on roadsides as a warning to all would be wrong doers!!

Anzio Camp is huge, with many areas to explore and investigate, there have been many reports of shadow people lurking, the constant feeling of being watched and eager spirits desperate to make their presence known to all wary investigators!

But what of the land? There have been many sightings of supernatural dogs in the area, mostly centring around a big black dog called a ‘boggart.’ Sightings of the spectral dogs are strongest on the moorlands of the Peak District, land that is occupied by Anzio Camp, and tales of the Kinder Boggart terrify walkers. It’s not hard to imagine how scared you would feel lost on the moors up there when thick fog descends and a figure on all fours is seen approaching!!

  • Feel safe! Hosted by a friendly, genuine, safety conscience, and knowledgeable team of experienced people
  • Experience the atmosphere! Enter one of the UK’s most haunted buildings, communicating with its resident spirits and ghosts in the dark
  • Honesty is our only policy! This is a real ghost hunt experience. There is no faking or trickery of paranormal activity. If it happens, then it is for real!
  • Keep refreshed! Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available all night and included in the ticket price unless specified. Dietary requirements also catered for
  • Teamwork! Your ghost hunt will be run in a small and personal group giving you maximum involvement
  • Be hands on! You will have access to everything you need to conduct your experiments throughout the night – no sharing equipment with other groups or waiting around
  • Don’t be disturbed! Exclusive night-time access to the location for your overnight ghost hunt
  • Learn about various ghost hunting techniques and try them out for yourself on your investigation or share any knowledge you already possess to aid the investigation
  • Discover more about the high-tech ghost hunting gadgets. Many as seen on T.V, hold them in your hands and freely use them
  • Take part! Help to lead a scientific vigil, or perhaps a more traditional ghost hunting experiment- or simply just be an observer. The choice is yours
  • Working respectfully. Start your evening by learning how to apply spiritual protection, and work using the upmost respect for the sprits we encounter and fellow guests
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • Not suitable for those in pregnancy
  • This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
  • All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
  • This location has free parking, A private car park is to the front of the building
  • Refreshments are provided by Haunted Houses Events and are included in the price
  • Guests may also bring own personal breaktime snacks
  • This is not a sleepover event
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues

Anzio Army Camp

£49.00 Per Person

Go ghost hunting at a unique and intriguing location in North Staffordshire; Anzio Army Camp has all qualities and characteristics of a spooky overnight ghost hunt.

  • 9:00 pm
  • -
  • 2:00 am
  • Near Leek,
  • Staffordshire
  • This is a TICKETLESS event

Helen Elizabeth

Had an awesome time last night at Anzio camp! Staff were all so lovely and welcoming. Our guide Chris was great and really helpful. Lovely group of people and so much fun, will definitely book again!

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