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Welcome To The Underwater Ballroom

Beneath the water of an artificial lake in Surrey, England lies a decaying ballroom. In the late 1800s, a man named Whitaker Wright built an enormous estate in Surrey that included an underwater ballroom. Wright was a criminal, and funded the construction with loans on loans and loans. In 1900, he fled his crimes. When he eventually went to trial, he swallowed a cyanide pill in court and dropped dead at the end. In the 1950s, the estate burned down, but one thing remained safe-the now-decaying underwater ballroom.

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