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Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:53:54 AM »
‘Whepstead’ at Wellington Point is an historic weatherboard mansion designed to catch cool breezes coming off Moreton Bay and set in expansive lawns and gardens.  It has been alleged ‘Whepstead’ has been haunted by no  less than four ghosts. One is believed to be Matilda Burnett, wife of the original owner, Gilbert Burnett.

Her face has appeared at windows and her ghostly progress through the building can be followed by a trail of the strong lavender perfume she wore in life.

Two of the Burnett’s ten children are also reputed to haunt their former home: Edith Mary, who disappeared without trace aged seventeen in 1877, just a year after the family moved into ‘Whepstead’, and one of their sons, a sad little boy with a withered leg who has been seen peering through the banisters on the central staircase.

The fourth ghost is an elderly man, apparently a servant, who appears in a butler’s uniform with a bowler hat.

Its is this a stone tape haunting as glimpses of its former residents are some times sighted?

Is there any truth to these claims.

To be continued....

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Re: Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 05:30:31 PM »
What a magnificent house! What a history of tragedy for the kids.
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Re: Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 03:51:03 PM »
I loe this house.
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Re: Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 08:55:20 AM »
Hello Colleen

I have a fair bit of information about the house. However the power source of my main computer has blown. One thing I found rather distasteful was two paranormal groups fighting in a public slanging match online over the rights to research this alleged haunting.

That I believe is not in best interest for any person or groups wanting to research these alleged hauntings in which some times at best of time access can be difficult.

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Re: Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 02:05:19 PM »
Another story related to Whepstead house when it was used as a restaurant, was told by a Brisbane resident. Her Husband worked at the Whepstead Manor in the kitchen for a little while and the hostess told him stories of when she would lock up and turn off the lights, she would leave and when she would look back as she drove away the lights would all be on again. At first she would go back and turn them off again but it happened so often she ended up just leaving them on. But then when she went back the next day the lights would be off again anyway.

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Re: Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 04:20:01 PM »
What was the truth behind alleged that four ghosts that haunt Whepstead house?

The ghost of Gilbert Burnett's wife, Martha Ann Burnett  some people claim he face can be seen in the upstairs window and the alleged smell of perfume can be smelled?

The ghost of Gilbert Burnett's son, who may of had polio? According to some claims  the alleged ghost of this young phantom is seen on the stairs.

There is another story of Gilbert Burnett's alleged missing daughter daughter, who vanished without a trace? Several versions of her alleged death have been given  This story has specific variants where the daughter either disappeared a during a walk, fell through  to her death?

The ghost of an elderly man, who is alleged to be a servant, is seen randomly about the house dressed in a bowler hat & "butler's uniform." 

In short there are no historical evidence to support such claims. The Burnett family in total only stayed 2 years at the residence.Martha Ann Burnett never died in the house. They never had a some that had polio or a deformed leg. None of their daughters disappeared.

However it appears the house was once as convalescent home which may of had deaths at the site. The man in bowler hat was if it was true was perhaps an elderly convalescent gent with a bowler staying there?

Ultimately it easy to see such a large imposing house garnishing a reputation though innuendo and rumor?

The following advert below show it as a convalescent home.

If there is any such haunting of this fine building I suspect it would be among the people who stay when this building was convalescent  home?

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Re: Whepstead house of lost spirits. QLD
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 01:28:18 PM »
Here is a picture of the house today. It is now I believe a private residence again?

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