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Grand Hotel Ghost Childers: QLD
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:53:34 PM »
Many times with such hauntings one gets overwhelmed with urban legends than the actual possible identity of the alleged haunting spirit.

 After surviving a disastrous fire in 1902 that destroyed almost the entire town of Childers, you would think the Grand to be a good luck charm for the town, but this was not always the case. In the years following the fire, tragedy struck at the Grand, with a woman rumoured to have hung herself in one of the rooms, and a man dying after being thrown from a landing after he snitched on an illegal betting ring.

Over the years publicans and guests of the hotel have reported hearing the ghost, nicknamed 'Luke', wandering the halls, walking up and down the stairs, and opening locked doors. A woman in 1997 claimed to have seen a man dressed in black and white, turn of the century clothing, in the linen room, could this have been Luke? A visitor once noticed that she had scratch marks on the back of her legs after walking up the stairs, as if someone had inflicted the injuries on her. Many other visitors have reported waking up feeling like someone had their arm draped across them, no one else was in the room.

Was there any historical evidence for this alleged haunting?

To be continued.....

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Re: Grand Hotel Ghost Childers: QLD
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 10:06:58 PM »
Perhaps the alleged ghost haunting the Grand Hotel is a man by the name of Victor Graham who fell from the upstairs balcony and died in 1931.

In the following newspaper story Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Wednesday 4 November 1931, page 2 reported the above death.

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Re: Grand Hotel Ghost Childers: QLD
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 10:20:37 PM »
Is Victor Graham the alleged ghost that haunts the grand hotel Childers?

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