'Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre' to Open in Leicestershire, England

 A photograph posted to the research center's Facebook page of some of the items to be displayed.

A photograph posted to the research center's Facebook page of some of the items to be displayed.

What could be England's only research center dedicated to the study of haunted items is set to open in Hinckley, Leicestershire, this Saturday.

The Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre is owned and operated by paranormal investigator Neil Packer.  Packer plans to use the space at 11A Regent Court, Regent Street, to not only display haunted antiques, but to provide a place for those interested in the paranormal to meet and discuss whatever they'd like--free of judgment.

"The centre isn’t just about ‘haunted antiques,'" Packer said on the center's official Facebook page.  "It’s also a meeting place where anyone with an interest in the paranormal can come in and talk about anything without the fear of any kind of prejudice. It’s where you can come and sit and hold an item to see if you can sense or feel anything at all."

The center will feature a main exhibition room containing over 50 haunted items that Packer has collected as an investigator.  The items will be available for visitors to interact with, and any strange feelings or incidents can be recorded in a day book to be included in the center's research.  The building will also feature a room where visitors can have a drink and discuss the paranormal.

Packer hopes to conduct a series of live feeds including the haunted antiques.

"The most interesting thing from today though, for us as a team, is the possibility of us being able to use an item or items connected to someone famous, to enable us to do a series of live feeds," Packer said after hosting members of the media in anticipation of the center's opening.

The Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre will be open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and plans to hold overnight investigations in the future are pending.

Tobias WaylandComment