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Haunted Cell 3 Richmond Jail TAS
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:45:57 PM »
Ever wondered why there are two accepted spelling versions of same word?

Both are accepted – but “jail” is preferred. It admits that “in general, the spelling of this word has shifted in Australian English from gaol to jail”. However, it goes on to add that, “gaol remains fossilised in the names of jails, as Parramatta Gaol, and in some government usage”

Amazing is the irregularities of our language that mirrors our own unique haunted places around Australia. 

The following haunting comes from the island State of Tasmania with its long dark history of crime and punishment. The Richmond Gaol is a convict era building and tourist attraction in Richmond, Tasmania, and is the oldest intact gaol in Australia. Building of the gaol commenced in 1825, and predates the establishment of the penal colony at Port Arthur in 1833.

 One of the tasks completed by the convicts who were held at Richmond Gaol was the construction of Richmond Bridge. Which as its own famous ghost story already posted here in this forum.
Most of the gaol buildings have not been changed since convict times. They include an example of a female solitary confinement cell, measuring 2 metres (6.6 ft)s by 1 metre (3.3 ft). Not a nice place to be left in on days on end.

The Jail buildings include a chain gang sleeping rooms, a flogging yard, a cook house and holding rooms. The buildings also feature historical relics and documents. Truly a place worth visiting as you can see in the pictures below.

For those guests who cannot see the pictures I suggest you join the forum to see amazing bits of history and perhaps even some strange things.

By the mid-1850s, the place was only being used as a Watch House due to the cessation of convict transportation. In 1861, it was controlled by the municipal police and when they were removed to become centralised in Hobart, the gaol simply became a group of holding cells. By the end of the 1920s, it was abandoned. In 1945, the gaol was rescued by becoming a State Reserve and through legislation in the 1970s, it was run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, meaning the gaol could be classified as an historic site under their control.

Like most old sites like this, it has its fair share of ghost stories. The third cell in the Men's Block is apparently quite well known for the terrible effect it can have on people in there. People claim to hear moaning and deep sighs and some people claim they get a cold shiver as they approach.

To be continued....

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Re: Haunted Cell 3 Richmond Jail TAS
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 03:02:47 PM »
Can you imagine spending the night there alone in Cell 3 ?

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Re: Haunted Cell 3 Richmond Jail TAS
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 05:14:34 PM »
Many people have reported a very oppressive feeling as if intruding on some ones personal space. Others felt their personal space being suffocated?

Is that a natural response for people who may suffer from claustrophobia?

Or is it some thing more?

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Re: Haunted Cell 3 Richmond Jail TAS
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 03:13:43 PM »
This type of haunting could be a stone tape recording type haunting where the weaken emotions of a disturbed prisoners has recorded itself onto the very walls. People entering room alone may sense the past traumas of the room?

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