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Re: The Presence : Melbourne: VIC
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2021, 01:14:33 PM »
Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Friday 21 December 1917, page 9 Gave a lurid account of tragedy.


SISTERS KILLED WITH MALLET BROTHER NOW IN ASYLUM

That Mary and Julia Cummins, both more than 50 years of age, died of wounds indicted by John Cummins, their brother, now a patient In the Criminal Hospital for Insane, Ararat, was the finding of Dr. R. H. Cole, the Coroner, who held an inquiry at the Morgue . today Into the circumstances surrounding the deaths, of the women.

The tragedy occurred at 58 Shlels street, North Melbourne, on December 9. Serjeant C. Nolan, stationed at Hotham Hill, said that at 10.30 a.m. on' December 9 Cummins went to the police station and complained that people were talking about him and his sisters.

He said that they could not walk, down the street without people passing bad remarks about them.  He (the sergeant) told him hot to take any notice of them. About 12 o'clock- the same day he heard of the murder,  and went to Cummins' place.

On the way he met Cummins, who had a. big knife in his pocket. In reply to questions, Cummins said that he had killed his sisters and was going to finish the job. Witness took the knife, and escorted Cummins to tho police station. In. reply "to Mr. J. Barnett, who appeared on behalf of Cummins, Sergeant Nolan said he had heard that Cummins had attempted to commit suicide some days previously by taking strychnine.

Detective N. Olholm read a statement made.'by"'Cummins, in which he admitted having murdered his sisters by hitting them on, the head with a mallet and then cutting their throats with a razor.

Clearly later the coroner concluded that john was insane and the murder charge was withdrawn.

Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Wednesday 26 December 1917, page 6 stated the following.MURDER CHARGE WITHDRAWN.

MELBOURNE, December 25.

On the ground of his insanity, the charge against John Cummins, of having murdered his sisters. Julia and Mary Cummlns, at North Melbourne on December 9, was withdrawn at the City Court yesterday.



All the pieces of this haunting was starting to fall into place.

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Re: The Presence : Melbourne: VIC
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2021, 11:06:00 AM »
Well the paranormal events was beginning to take a toll on Julia Anne and Ben's relationship. And finally agreed to move out when their lease was up.

Here is pictures of rooms inside. In fact the strangest thing of all the place seems very benign light and airy not dark dingy place yet. Here was the site of the alleged presence that haunted Julia Anne and Ben for a year.

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But the story does not ends here as two days before they moved out the final conflict came into play.

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Re: The Presence : Melbourne: VIC
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2021, 11:55:51 AM »
Ben told of the night 2 days before they moved out and of the strange events of feeling awake but paralyzed in bed next to Julia Anne about 2 am.

Julia Anne was lying there on he back eyes wide open next to him snarling with rage at the Presence. Julia with 12 months of pent up fury unleashed against the presence. She screamed you have no power over me any more John. I know who you are and what you did. This is not your house anymore John it was never your house because you hated your sisters because you could not face your own failures.

You was such a failure you could not even kill yourself properly even when you tried. Then you killed your sisters out of spite why because they living reminded you every day that you was the failure. Face it john you failed then and failed now your dead John give it up, move on.

Julia Anne furious passionate outburst was full of strength that Ben had never seen in Julia Anne before she had made a stand and call a spade a spade and tell the presence "Like it is" But most of all all fear was gone from Julia Anne like she had some sort of a epiphany an awaking of self confidence strength and defiance.

The bedroom door slammed as it it has been shut in anger. The Front door opened and slammed with such a force the windows shook. Then nothing.....The presence was gone, the oppression had lifted like a change in pressure in the room had gone. He looked over to Julia Anne sleeping peacefully like she never encountered the presence.

The last two days of their time at the townhouse was peaceful like serenity of a slumbering dream.

To this day Ben said in all the time in the house he had never witnessed anything. Only the physical and emotional discomfort of Julia Anne experiencing the presence. Other than the name coming out spelling John in the Seance. And their friend Alison's experience with the presence. But on that last night of the presence confirmed to him at least the presence was real. The bedroom door was shut. It opened and slammed and the sound of front door opening seemed impossible because it was dead locked. The sound of the front door opening was there and slammed so hard that windows rattled.

Ben saw a Change in Julia Anne and himself as some sort of oppressive weight had been lifted off them. The last two nights of being presence free almost made them want to resign the lease.

Had John been laid to rest or is he licking his wounds awaiting the next female to intimidate?

We do not know?

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