The Block - A sinister and vast abandoned building sitting in the heart of Burton on Trent. This new location for Spooky Nights and Haunted Happenings ticks all of the boxes for a successful if not daunting overnight ghost hunt investigation. There is an attic area that is so creepy you will find yourself hovering around the doorway, EVP's in this area have thrown up a confusion of languages.
The Block is a very dismal and vast location which is so intense it is almost impossible to walk around this building alone. Watch as the door in the top attic opens and closes on demand and decide for yourself whether this is paranormal or not. Join the Team as we take you on a journey which will leave you in no doubt about the existence of ghosts and spirits. The Block is a fantastic location for all those who are brave enough to withstand the intense activity experienced here.
The Block is a strange and powerful location. With dark attics and creepy corridors, it is a huge location with so many areas to investigate. Your ghost hunt at the Block will take you through some daunting areas and put you in some quite stressful situations. The darkness here is overwhelming and the atmosphere is terrifying.
With objects being thrown in certain areas it is no wonder that many people will not venture through these areas alone, even in the daytime. One particular attic is a place where you literally have to build up the courage to venture into it. When you are there you will see why.
There are many ghost sightings at THE BLOCK. This is a huge abandoned building with so much to investigate. A lot of the spirits seen here are male figures but there have also been many sightings of children. In fact there is video footage of two children hiding behind one of the crates and peeking out at you. Soldiers have been seen here from a distant past. This is unsurprising when you consider that The Block was once used as a war hospital. THE BLOCK is a particularly active and you really feel very unwanted as things hit you when you walk through. You do get a very strong sense of somebody not wanting you to be there. Bangs are often heard and a tyre has even rolled towards us.
It is a dark and gloomy place to spend the night but a fantastic place if you can withstand the activity as it will really help in gaining that all important paranormal evidence but be warned as The darkness here is tangible and terrifying. The attic is particularly menacing and EVP's recorded in this area have given us a lot to consider with words spoken in German, Polish and French as well as English. THE BLOCK is one of those abandoned buildings, with dark spaces and many vast areas to explore
The paranormal activity here is so intense that many of the people who operate here have refused to go to certain areas alone. There is an area in THE BLOCK that defies reason. When you walk in you can be showered with objects that seem to come from nowhere. Balls that have been thrown in this area come back regularly and shuffles and moans are heard from behind the wooden pallets. We carried out a ghost hunting investigation here at The Block alongside Staffordshire Paranormal Investigation Team and we got so much more than we bargained for. Just walking through this building sends shivers down your spine.
Nobody really knows who is haunting the building or how many spirits there actually are. However, on our visit to this location we encountered children, male adults and regularly heard the cry of one woman who was wailing on the stairwell. A small vigil held in the chapel area of THE BLOCK saw the lights being turned on and off on demand and distinct footsteps walking towards the archway. When one of our investigators ventured out to see who or what it was a bright flash of light was seen in front of him.
THE BLOCK is a huge abandoned building situated in Staffordshire. The building itself is spread over 4 floors. In the heart of Burton on Trent there is a wealth of industrial history particularly for breweries. These buildings have slowly become abandoned or re-used as offices with many people reporting ghostly goings-on within their new work place. The building is made up of old abandoned offices, creepy corridors, huge empty spaces and extremely dark attics.
The Block was built in the early 1800s to service the brewing industry in Burton and has seen quite a lot of history in its time. Housing both British and American troops during the 1940's as part of the ongoing war effort, it is rumoured that there were just over 3000 troops held here before a big and important war operation. It has been used as a pottery factory as well as a large area used for the brewing industry. Now it is largely abandoned and being investigated by ghost hunters from all over the world such is the interest in this foreboding building.
The Block in Staffordshire, constructed in the 1800’s, started life as part of the local brewery industry. Overall, this now abandoned building has a richa and varied history. It is reported that the building was used to shelter over 3000 American and British troops in-between covert army operations. The Block thankfully survived many bombings during the war but now sits empty and running into disrepair. It has become famous in the paranormal world for its ghostly activity but strangely there are many apparitions of children. The archives tell a very distressing tale about the bombings on Wood Street during the second world war and the fact that this building surivived is truly amazing.
121 bombs were dropped and three houses disappeared. There were other occasions when bombs were dropped on Wellington Street, Wyggeston Street, Charlton Street and the Dairy on Calais Road. Then a Spitfire crashed in Stafford Street, claiming two lives.
By this time most of the factory work in the area was geared to the war effort, working flat out. Branston Factory, original home of Branston Pickle was turned into an ordanance depot for the war effort. For women who worked in the factories who had small children there were nurseries created to allow these women to help with the war effort. Wood Street was a very busy area that saw its fair share of death and demise. Ghost hunting at The Block can sometimes feel overwhelming and there is a strong sense of the sadness and trauma endured in the area.