An avid urban explorer ventures into a deserted century-old mansion.
The mansion was built in 1918. The 2-storey building covers an area of 200 sq m, with red brick exterior walls. There are western-style arched balconies and columns. The garden has a fountain. The windows inside the house are octagonal with wooden floor and wooden staircase, a blend of Chinese and Western architectural styles.
It is a Grade I historic building. In 1943, during the Japanese occupation, the homeowner died in the mansion. The death certificate recorded “unknown cause of death.” After Japan surrendered in 1945, the mansion has been left deserted. The interior has been propped up with metal posts extensively.
As the mansion has been derelict for a long time, there are many rumours that it is haunted. It is said that the mansion was used as a place to imprison comfort women during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. as it is deserted and haunted, so it is called a “haunted house”. In 2003, 8 youths went in to exlore. One of the girls was suspected of being spooked by a ghost and screamed. She changed into a male voice and was extremely powerful. Four police officers had to be dispatched to subdue her.
Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture, leave no trace and not revealing the location.