Author Topic: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC  (Read 657 times)

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Even government offices in various state capitals have had their fair share of haunting.

The following story was reported in the Kalgoorlie Miner Newspaper (WA : 1895 - 1954), Saturday 3 January 1925, page 4

MELBOURNE GK&ST STORY' STRANGE HAPPENINGS. POLICE PERPLEXED.

Melbourne Jan. 9.

Ghosts' have reappeared in the Victorian Titles Office, Lonsdale- street. Many years ago rumblings as if a horse was galloping up and down the corridors used to be heard, and one of the constables keeping watch in the dark trembled so much that he exploded his revolver and shot himself in the arm.

Police headquarters, made the following report to-day: 'Early this morning I found that a heavy grating over a coal hole outside the office was open. I closed and locked it securely . and went to tell the
caretaker. ' When we returned to the grating it was open again.

To open the grating- it is necessary to push it from the inside, 'although the bolts are outside. A large squad of police surrounded and entered the building. They switched on all the lights and made a thorough search without finding anyone.

While they were scattered through the building the lights were mysteriously switched off. A further search was fruitless, there was a careful watch over the building until daylight.

To be continued...

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Re: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 11:39:21 AM »
Here is a picture of the 1925 newspaper report. For those guest unable to see it I suggest signing up to this wonderful forum to see interesting documents pictures connected to the paranormal.

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Re: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 11:40:39 AM »
Now the mystery remain what or who was the ghost haunting the office in  1925?

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Re: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 11:42:39 AM »
Well we have a clue with the sounds of galloping horse?

Could this be clue to the identity of this ghostly manifestation?

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Re: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 11:52:47 AM »
In 1888 a man by the name Rupert Baldwin riding a horse in Lonsdale street was galloping his horse where it stumbled and rolled over him and gave him a fatal head injury. In which he later died.

Here is a newspaper account mentioning his death in 1888 below.

Was his tragic death recorded some how resonating in the hall of this office building 37 years later?

Many questions but so few answers?

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Re: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 10:18:49 AM »
KANACKI, another interesting tale. I can't see any mention about whether the horse also died as a result of the incident; I'm assuming the horse lived on.

Sometimes a spirit may exit a person at a point where death is going to happen rather than at the time death physically occurs if that makes sense.

It is therefore possible that Rupert Baldwin's spirit exited at the point of the accident and is indeed the
Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Spirit / Ghost.
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Re: The Lonsdale St Department of Lands Office Ghost : Melbourne VIC
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 12:11:31 AM »
A lot of times when a horse stumbles and falls it can get badly injured in a roll over itself? Most likely a broken leg resulted in the horse being shot?

Most likely the rider was riding his horse to gallop and the horse stumbled and breaking its leg and rolling over giving fatal head injuries to the rider? Perhaps the solution is not the death of the horse or rider but to whom they was riding from or why the rider was riding at a break neck speed to begin with? Was the rider on an urgent errand with a message? But died in the process  of trying to deliver that urgent message?


 And some how the horse and rider are fatally locked in an endless quest to pass on the message?

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