A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lies Under A Lake, Guarded By Neptune

December 8, 2014

A giant statue of Neptune sits atop an underwater dome enclosing a secret room under the lake of [location removed at current owner's request due to recent break-ins] in England.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Ojay / 28 Days Later

The entire estate was drenched in opulence and extravagance. It was built in the late 1800s by Whitaker Wright, a shady businessman who was convicted of fraud after many years of floating bad loans and swindling investors. In 1904, he took his own life via cyanide pill on the day of his sentencing.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: cybergibbons/Flickr

The stairway.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Skeleton Key / Oblivion State

underwater ballroom under lake
Credit: Large Pig / Flickr

A long hallway connects the dome to the entrance, here lit by long exposure.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Large Pig / Flickr

Entering the ballroom.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Large Pig / Flickr

Inside the underwater ballroom.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Large Pig / Flickr

The roof of the ballroom is paned in translucent glass to let light filter through from the water above.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: cybergibbons / Flickr

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Skeleton Key / Oblivion State

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: cybergibbons / Flickr

How the statue looks from the shore of the lake.

secret underwater ballroom
Credit: Skeleton Key / Oblivion State

No one dances here any more.

The underwater ballroom - now owned by entrepreneur Gary Steele - lies empty. Only the fish remain, forever circling the stately pleasure dome of an infamous swindler.

Learn more about Whitaker Wright and this estate on DailyMail.

Like us on Facebook!
cruise ad

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoHigh School Grad Brings The House Down With His Version Of '7 Years' At Graduation

feel good storiesWomen Need More Sleep Than Men Because They Use More Of Their Brain, According To Science

feel good storiesDad's Gloves Are Placed On His Daughter's Head. Then You See Why She's Smiling

feel good storiesHe Carried This Letter His Little Brother Sent Him Every Day. 20 Years Later, He Sent It Back

feel good storiesThis Pot-Bellied Pig 'Played Dead' To Save Her Dying Owner

feel good stories'I'm Here To Help You': Man's Act Of Kindness At Costco Goes Viral

feel good videoDad And Son Singing Frank Sinatra Duet Will Make Your Day

feel good videoHe Starts To Practice His Dance Moves. When The Cat Does This... I Can't Stop Laughing!

feel good videoBrain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized

feel good videoDad Loses It After His Daughter Blacks Out On A Ride

feel good videoHe Was Dead For 14 Minutes. When He Woke Up, God Himself Apologized

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!