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Burning Lady of King William St Adelaide: SA
« on: June 28, 2021, 04:48:55 PM »
There is a building in  King William Street, Adelaide that is allegedly hunted by a burning lady.

One particular gentleman recounted a story of the haunting. He alleged that staff in the building witnessed ghostly goings on that couldn't be explained rationally. The paranormal phenomena included the overpowering smell of smoke and the sounds of screams and alarms, all with no known source.

The most chilling account came from a former staff member. She worked in the building during the 1990s, often in the basement. One day, as she was going about her work, she reported being overcome with paranoia and felt as if someone was watching her. She knew she was alone in the basement, but the feeling was overwhelming, and just as she was preparing to go back upstairs it happened…

Before her eyes, the image of a young woman appeared. The woman looked to be in great pain, tears streaming from her eyes, mouth open in a tormented scream. The smell of smoke filled the room and the air seemed to heat up. Suddenly, the apparition looked as though she was burning, then abruptly vanished into thin air. Terrified, the employee ran from the basement. She quit her job not long after and never returned.

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Re: Burning Lady of King William St Adelaide: SA
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 05:04:30 PM »
The building in question and found out it was the premises of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Ltd in the 1950s.

Prior to being a bank, the building had housed the Convent Garden Restaurant. It was a busy, three-storey business, frequented day and night by Adelaide’s hungry socialites. In 1948, disaster struck when a fire broke out in the kitchen and soon became out of control. The building was evacuated, but some staff remained trapped in the kitchen. There were no fire escapes on the building, and many upstairs diners escaped by jumping from windows and balconies onto King William Street below. Five people were burnt to death in the building, with another woman dying a few days later from her injuries.

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Re: Burning Lady of King William St Adelaide: SA
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 05:14:13 PM »
The history of the location, in this case, ties together with the details of the alleged haunting. The employee who experienced the paranormal phenomena had no prior knowledge of the disastrous fire, nor the deaths of the six people associated with it. The link between the employee's experience and the historical event does not prove the existence of ghosts, but is an interesting coincidence that can certainly make one question the possibility.

Many thanks to Allen Tiller who researched the story.

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