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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #136 on: May 11, 2024, 01:33:08 AM »
Here’s the car park and picnic tables facing south. The red car in the background is where the northern end of the bridge is located. About 320 metres behind us is the southern entrance of the Bloody Mile pathway.

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Here we go, the search for George Simpson’s hut begins.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #137 on: May 11, 2024, 12:57:10 PM »
Dunmore house is strange house as it is hodge podge of different eras. Convict, colonial, Georgian and post gothic mixed into one. each generation built additions of different styles.  But now in the last 100 years its evolution has stopped. now longer the important country house it once was. It has faded behind screen of trees to being almost mythical hidden place.

But the stories of it and its supposed haunting and its connection to the Bloody mile will forever entwine it into local folklore.

Thank you  headless for photographs as it brings the stories of the bloody mile alive.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #138 on: May 12, 2024, 01:12:05 AM »
You’re welcome KANACKI.

It’s only a short walk to the railway bridge from the picnic tables but holy smokes, it wasn’t long before I felt a nasty presence lurking in the salty air, I was quickly ambushed and brutality attacked, shortly after, a horrific pestiferous sensation was experienced like never before.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #139 on: May 12, 2024, 01:16:11 AM »
Yep….the pestiferous itch from the blood minded mosquitoes, don’t forget the Aerogard.

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If you enjoy fishing in creepy places as I do, here’s a great spot to wet a line, who knows, you may capture a monstrous toadfish or perhaps a haunting image of a young fisherman lurking around the railway bridge piers.

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YOUNG MAN DROWNED

Mon 31 Dec 1928 — About 10.30 on Christmas night Gilbert Thomas Gettens, 20 years, in company with John Frederick Bendieh, both from Wollongong was fishing in a boat under the railway bridge over Minnamurra River. Gettens grasped one of the piers to work the boat under the bridge when he fell into the river and disappeared. Bendich stripped and swam about for some time, but could not locate him, and communicated with the police.

Constables Hawkey and Roberts immediately went to the scene, and dragged the river, but without success. Next morning they again dragged for about an hour when deceased's body was seen at the bottom of the river, about 20 yards from where he fell in. Constable Roberts recovered the body by grappling irons.



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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #140 on: May 12, 2024, 01:21:00 AM »
The other side of the railway bridge and itching to find the hut.

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If you forgot the Aerogard as I did, by now you should be deathly pale in appearance and experiencing the effects of vertiginous due to the savage blood siphoning from the thirsty little vampires, however, Aerogard or not, there’s another wretched itch awaiting.



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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #141 on: May 12, 2024, 01:26:00 AM »
Certain times throughout the year it becomes a living nightmare to navigate after sunset. The multitude of golden orb spiders is mind blowing as they emerge and gather around in the darkness like witches at black masses. The skin crawling sight worsening by a ticklish sensation of multiple spired legs on exposed skin inflicting an unpleasant paranoia itch. Beware of the creepy hitchhikers you may encounter while driving home, could be a nasty surprise when a spider crawls up your neck, don’t forget to check clothing and especially backpacks.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #142 on: May 12, 2024, 01:28:14 AM »
And there it is, the sad but expected sight of railway sleepers and other materials scattered amongst the trees and green foliage.

Could this be the remains of George Simpson’s hut?

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2024, 02:10:42 PM »
Ah golden org weaving spiders always around this time of year. They seem to appear out of nowhere. the cluster of sleepers are most likely the remains Simpsons shack. Some of sand fleas in January along shoreline as ruthless in biting the living crap out of you.

Well done with Photographs.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #144 on: May 13, 2024, 01:44:19 AM »
It’s quite eerie and surreal as you approach the demolished hut, a sense of trespassing and feeling unwelcome was strongly felt. No doubt this place will be very intimidating and creepy during the sunless hours, but I’ll be back at night armed with Aerogard and a long stick.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #145 on: May 13, 2024, 01:47:06 AM »
So where is the exact location of the dismantled hut?

In this photo I’m in a clearing about 15-20 metres north of the hut, the railway track is about 50 metres away. In the middle of the first photo you can notice the northern end of the railway bridge.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #146 on: May 13, 2024, 01:52:59 AM »
Here I experienced another sense of trespassing and a feeling of copping a hefty fine, I’m about 60 metres from the northern end of the railway bridge.

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In this photo I’m about 40 metres from the sub-station.

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Here’s the location.

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Overall, it’s only 170 metres from the picnic table, however, it’ll feel like 1.7km without Aerogard.

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One question remains, is the pile of old rotting timber the once proud home of George Simpson?

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #147 on: May 13, 2024, 10:56:35 AM »
Hello Headless well done with photographs. Very interesting.

In answer to your question most likely. But how much has survived after 100 years? its hard to tell? Some of tin looked newer than nearly 100 years old but other rusted tin sheets on the ground look much older. Some one might of lived their long after Simpsons time?

Did you see any sign of a campfire?

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #148 on: May 13, 2024, 04:52:33 PM »
Hi KANACKI

When a mate and I first discovered the hut in the early 1980s, someone at the time was living in there. Clothes, cooking utensils, tools and other items were neatly stored. We both became paranoid about the owner returning, we knew nothing about the Bloody Mile and remember my mate clearly saying “I think he’s watching us” and we quickly left the area.

The hut would’ve been at least 2 metres wide by at least 4 metres in length. I don’t remember what the roof looked like, there’s a lot of modern building materials scattered in the area, I’ll imagine over the years the local kids jumping the tip fence to gather materials for their little hideout, completely unaware of the dark history that surrounds them.

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Re: The Ghosts of the Bloody Mile
« Reply #149 on: May 14, 2024, 03:35:24 PM »
Hello Headless thank you for the update. it adds clarity to the wonderful photographs you have posted.

Kanacki

 


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