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Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« on: April 27, 2022, 07:43:21 PM »
Everyone loves a haunted hotel? Gather round grab you favorite brew around the campfire of lost ghost stories. Old Kanacki has a yarn for ye!

Mount Remarkable Hotel is an iconic piece of Melrose’s history and much beloved by tourists passing through the town and tourists alike. The Mount Remarkable is also well known to be haunted. Many to pass through the Mount Remarkable Hotel have claimed to have strange, paranormal experiences. The hotel is claimed to be haunted by at least three ghosts, that of a young girl rumored to have drowned in the hotel’s cellar, a woman and a mysterious man who typically presents himself as a shadow figure.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2022, 07:44:38 PM »
Each of these spirits has been sighted by staff, owners and visitors. They have also been heard, particularly running through the long hallway on the upper floor of the hotel, which is currently disused. It has also been reported that objects within the hotel tend to move on their own. A stool has been witnessed toppling over in the front bar, without any apparent explanation. In addition, paperwork and plastic coin cups belonging in the pokie room of the old pub are sometimes found on the floor when opening up for the day.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 07:46:27 PM »
The current owner’s daughter has even claimed to have her feet kicked off of a seat they were resting on by an unseen force. Almost as if someone did not want her to have her feet in this position.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2022, 07:48:33 PM »
The Mount Remarkable Hotel is an idyllic, old building in a prime position along the main road of Melrose. The establishment is definitely worth a visit if passing through town. The staff are friendly and the pub is largely family-run! Accommodation in surrounding cabins is available for an affordable fee and meals are amazing too.

Is there any historical evidence to support the claims?

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 09:44:14 AM »
Strange you know! Have you  ever had an experience or feeling you have been there before ,but never been there ? I get that with Melrose. Digging further I could  not find any newspaper events to support the claims.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2022, 01:23:20 PM »
Well I had a dream of the place I have never visited. Yet imagery of mt remarkable and cemetery. I have not idea?

Getting back to the story of the hotel's alleged ghosts? Finding anything definitive, connected to the old hotel seems inconclusive.

Here are pictures of the old Hotel, and old bedroom reputed to be haunted., and the cemetery. For those guest unable to see the pictures I suggest signing up to this wonderful forum to get a marvelously unique insight into Haunted Australia. While indeed some sites may just be urban legends others have deeper roots into our history and above a fascinating insight into out ghostly folklore.

However I find a murder  connected to Melrose.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2022, 01:26:29 PM »
Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), Saturday 17 September 1870, page 2 newspaper reported the following.

THE MURDER IN THE NORTH.

MELROSE, September 16.

At the inquest which was held on the body of Ambrose Bates, the poor fellow who was supposed to be so brutally mur-dered, the Jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased died from inju-ries received, but that the cause was unknown.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2022, 01:29:40 PM »
South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Monday 25 August 1873, page 5 reported the following.

THE COONATTO RUN MURDER.

Provincial Telegram.

Melrose, August 23, Afternoon.

W. Ridgway, who was apprehended near Clare, and has been brought before the Bench here, now stands committed for trial to the Supreme Court, charged with murdering Frederick Bart on the Coonatto Run.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2022, 01:35:34 PM »
Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), Saturday 5 August 1865, page 4 reported the following.

MOUNT REMARKABLE.

(From our own Correspondent

Melrose, August.

Arcme-uic-Alan, the aboriginal charged with sheep stealing, and supposed to he implicated in the murder of Jarrold, one of Messrs. Jacob's shepherds, in the Far North, has been committed to take his trial at the Supreme Court.

There was not any large amount of evidence heard at this Court, and the proceedings were interspersed with such language by the prisoner as would be neither useful nor edifying to your readers.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2022, 01:42:03 PM »
South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), Tuesday 28 August 1877, page 5 reported a death at Morans Hotel? Was that the now named Mt remarkable hotel?

LOCAL TELEGRAM.

ACCIDENTAL DEATH AT MELROSE. Melrose, August 27.

An inquest was held to-day on the body of Dougal Wilson, a watchmaker, who died from injuries received through falling down the cellar of Moran's Hotel. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2022, 01:59:45 PM »
Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Monday 16 November 1908, page 6 reported the following suicide in 1908 at Morans Hotel now Mt remarkable hotel.

THE COUNTRY.

STATION HAND'S SUICIDE.

MELROSE, November 12.— This morning, the ordinary quiet of the town was dis-turbed by the announcement that August Fix, an elderly man, who for many years

had been a resident of this district, had committed suicide by shooting himself. It appears that the deceased, who was in the employ of the Willowie Pastoral Company, had not been at work for some days, and, although neither of the publicans had sup-plied him with any quantity of liquor, he had been drinking somewhat heavily, presumably through having obtained bottled stuff.

He was last seen alive by Martin Jacobsen, ostler at Moran's Hotel who at about 6 o'clock found him in an outside room at the hotel, which it had been omitted to lock. As he did not appear to be doing any harm he was not disturbed, but about two hours later he was found dead with a bullet wound in his right temple and a smallbore rifle beside him.

 Much sympathy is felt with Mr. Moran, who had been doing his best to keep the deceased away from the hotel, and who had no knowledge of his having taken possession of the room in which the fatal shot was fired. The deceased has left a widow, who it is stated resides at Nuriootpa.

An inquest was held in the Courthouse this afternoon. Mr. Lewis George was Coroner. Martin Jacobsen, ostler at Moran's Hotel, gave evidence. M.C. Siggins deposed having been summoned to Moran's Hotel at about 9.20 a.m., and found the body lying in the room. Dr. Hann (Booleroo Centre) gave medical evidence. His examination of the body revealed a small bullet wound in the right temple.

 Edges of the wound were scorched. The course of the bullet seemed to travel through the base of the brain. There was no wound of exit, but bleeding from the left cut and from the nose and month. In his opinion a cartridge of the size produced would be sufficient to make the wound and to cause death. It was quite possible for the deceased to have fired the rifle according to the direction of the wound.

Mr. H. M. Mair (manager of Mount Remark-able Station) said the deceased had been employed by the Willowie Pastoral Com-pany as a station hand for 14 months to his knowledge. Last saw him alive on the main road between Melrose and the station on the morning of Tuesday.

Believed he had been drinking a good deal lately, and had done no work since October 31. Un-derstood he had a wife at Nuriootpa, to whom the witness had sent a wire that morning. After a short retirement the jury found:—''We are unanimously of opinion that the deceased met his death by a bullet wound in the head, fired, from a rifle by his own hand while in a fit of temporary in-sanity.''

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Re: Ghosts of the Mount Remarkable Hotel: Melrose: SA
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2022, 02:25:41 PM »
The hotel is claimed to be haunted by at least three ghosts, that of a young girl rumored to have drowned in the hotel’s cellar, a woman and a mysterious man who typically presents himself as a shadow figure.

But the reality of what is claimed and what is fact is that the hotel had two known deaths no known women or children but two men directly connected to the old Pub.  August Fix committed suicide in a room in 1908. And Dougal Wilson fell down the trap door of the cellar in 1877. Do those spirits haunt the old building? Perhaps a night there will help you decide?

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