Smethwick Baths is a great location for those who like their overnight ghost hunt to be unusual.
Where else in the UK can you investigate the balconies of a swimming pool, which also played host as a concert room which saw many fights over the years, plus a maze of underground tunnels complete with world war two graffiti on the walls, for this location was an air raid shelter, situated in an area that was once heavily bombed. The paranormal reports of this location go back many years and Haunted Houses now gives you the chance to peel back the years of this location and conduct your very own ghost hunt.
Your fascinating ghost hunt at Smethwick Baths will take you back to the splendour of the 1930’s art décor era and give you a genuine opportunity to ghost hunt in a truly unique environment. Said to be haunted by many spirits and ghosts, Haunted Houses have secured you access to many areas of the building including a former air raid shelter deep below the building – which is dark, forbidding and not an area you want to get lost in alone!
Your ghost hunt at Smethwick Baths 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.
Various reports of ghostly activity are known to of happened at Smethwick Baths. The Underground tunnels are said to be a real hot spot. Puddles of water on the floor in the tunnels are known to create fresh footprints from unseen beings that have walked through them, always discovered early in the morning when the building has been locked up for the night!
Ghostly shadows have been seen moving around the tunnels and many reports of feeling touched are reported, perhaps by that of a small spirit child some say dates to the time of the black death, for this location sits on top of a plague pit where the bodies still lie underneath the concrete!!
Many have encountered more shadows and bright lights within the dark changing rooms, who is it that still haunts this area? There is a story of a female who committed suicide within a female toilet, and she still to this day visits the scene of her untimely demise haunting those using the facilities. A haunted toilet is a new one for us and well worth exploring!
Smethwick Baths is such a unique venue that at first sight you will be mistaken for assuming it cannot possibly be haunted – as you wouldn’t find such a location in any horror movie. But once the lights go off, the living go home for the night and you start to conduct your ghost hunt – you will be very surprised to see this location take on a very creepy atmosphere which has seen many ghost hunters finish their night early due to pure fear.
Poltergeist activity is said to be particularly frightening at the best of times, but here at Smethwick Baths they really feed on your fear!
Previously named Thimblemill Baths and opened In March 1933, The Smethwick Baths like many buildings of its age have seen changes since it’s opening including taking a big part during the Second World War – but throughout these changes, Smethwick Baths still maintained its Art Deco design, which was very popular at the time of it’s construction. Notably Smethwick Baths helped to protect many lives during the Blitz of World War Two.
The Cellars, or Subways as they are called, were heavily used air raid shelters and marks from this use are still apparent today – with graffiti on the walls and instruction posters still attached to the walls from this time. The Tunnels were also used to house the victims of the deceased from the bombing, acting as a mortuary for those who lost their lives in the war effort.
Whilst in peace time – Smethwick baths became a hub of entertainment for the local community. Not only was it open for swimming in the summer months, but during the Autumn and winter months the pool was drained, and the hall was covered with a sprung dance floor, where many concerts and dances were held.
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