Author Topic: Cyrill the ghost caretaker of The Royal Oak Hotel: Launceston : TAS  (Read 131 times)

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Deep in the basement of the Royal Oak Hotel. The air is think with mystery and many people visiting there feel a ghost's presence? Strange things have happened down in the basement.

Strange experiences and sensations of some one or some thing playing with your hair, blasting cold air on peoples necks or making our hands suddenly feel freezing cold, as if we've plunged them into a bucket of water.

Occasionally, interactions are more hostile. One visitor to the basement  was smashed in the back of the head with an empty wine bottle. Doors have slammed open and shut. Who was the mischievous spirit?

Apparently the staff of the 150 year old pub refers him to as Cyrill?

The tale is one of unrequited love between the Royal Oak handyman Cyrill, and lady Elizabeth. It's a story of a bitter jealous banker, a murdering master, and a man that desperately searches for his lost love. It concludes on a drunken stormy night. A night of bloodshed and horror so disturbing, that those involved still exist within the shadows, within the cold stone that forms the foundations of the City of Launceston haunting the old pub?

Is there any truth to such a haunting? Or is it pub tourist haunting hoping to get more punters in buying beers hoping to see a spook?

to be continued.....

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Re: Cyrill the ghost caretaker of The Royal Oak Hotel: Launceston : TAS
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 12:18:03 PM »
KANACKI,

This sounds like a similar Post some time back, but I would expect that, as there are all of the elements in relation to unrequited love.

But I will wait until you Post the last piece of the puzzle KANACKI before I provide my response.
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Re: Cyrill the ghost caretaker of The Royal Oak Hotel: Launceston : TAS
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 11:28:25 PM »
Hello Simon

I reserve the right to use the excuse the dog eat my homework :-)

I will post more on it soon.

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Re: Cyrill the ghost caretaker of The Royal Oak Hotel: Launceston : TAS
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 10:55:15 AM »
No worries KANACKI, when your Health is better.

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These five are gravity, generosity of (the) soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
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Re: Cyrill the ghost caretaker of The Royal Oak Hotel: Launceston : TAS
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 12:40:47 AM »
Hello Simon


What the story is told today is perhaps only part. The The Mercury dated Sat 7 Aug 1897 to the story of the death of a Mr Cox at the rear of the Royal Oak Hotel.

This Cyril if he actually existed may of murdered the following person. Who apparently fell from a horse?

Mr. James Cox, of Clarendon, died at 4 o'clock this morning. On Friday night he was thrown from his horse in the yard of the old Royal Oak Hotel, and being rendered unconscious he lay there till daylight on
Saturday morning, when he was found by a boy lying in a pool of blood.
 
He was carried to Dr. Johnson's residence, and it was there ascertained that he was
suffering from a severe concussion of the brain, besides an attack of pneumonia brought on by exposure to the stormy weather which prevailed on Saturday morning. Everything possible was done for the patient. 

Mr Cox partially regained consciousness for a time ; but he again relapsed and gradually sank until he expired this morning. When a young man, Mr. Cox came from Victoria and succeeded to the Clarendon estate on the death of his uncle.

In the seventies he took an active interest in horse racing and the breeding of blood stock, importing
some celebrated horses for that purpose, but he disposed of his racing stud, and devoted himself more particularly to sheep breeding,in connection with which and agricultural pursuits generally he was one of the
leading authorities in the colony.

He always took a prominent part in public affairs. As far back as 1874, he represented North Launceston in the House of Assembly, and from 1880 till 1882 he was member for Morven, while at the general election in January of the present year he unsuccessfully contested the Westbury seat against the Hon. Thos. Reibey.

He was for many years a justice of the peace, and a member of the Evandale Council, and
was honoured by being elected Warden in 1895. He was a monitor of the Council of Agriculture from its inception, and always took a leading part in its deliberations. He married Mrs Elizabeth Thirkell, u daughter of the late Mr. Robert Thirkell, who predeceased him about two years ago. Deceased was 56 years of age.

He was wall and favorably known all over tho island, but particularly in tho northern districts, where he will be greatly missed.

Was boy actually Cyril that allegedly found Mr Cox infatuated with Elizabeth Mr Cox's wife. And in a fit of obsessive jealousy murdered him?

Perhaps Cyril for his crime he committed so long ago fears to cross over because of retribution in eyes of 19th century thinking before God?

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Re: Cyrill the ghost caretaker of The Royal Oak Hotel: Launceston : TAS
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 08:53:48 AM »
Hi KANACKI,

As I was reading the additional information you kindly added I did get a feeling as follows,

Cyril did not kill Mr Cox, he as you mentioned ran and got aid.

I have a picture of Mr. Cox in the process of dismounting his horse, a loud noise caused the horse's front to raise up and the front foot of the horse, struck Mr Cox's head as he fell, without any control, beside the horse.
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