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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2023, 01:18:03 AM »
I froze, and suddenly became icy cold from head to toe, started shaking and turned a hell of a lot whiter than I already was. I couldn't even get a word out of my mouth other than a frightened whimper. I could feel what I imagined would have been their freezing cold hand holding the top of mine which made me drop my phone. The apparition in front of me gave off chills that felt like someone slightly fanning the suddenly freezing cold air in front of where I was sitting directly towards me and I had tears building up in my eyes out of nowhere.

My friend (who has seen apparitions before and as I recall told me that she swore that she had seen the same thing as I am describing now near the lounge just before I had turned up), and was trying to calm me down and said that it might not be a negative force but was just saying hello or just letting me know that it was there because it felt like it could make its presence known to me.

Her ex boyfriend saw it too and had also taken notice of the seemingly paranormal activity taking place throughout the night. However, my fiancee (who I've only just introduced to the world of the paranormal over the past two years and was rather skeptical and our friend who is very skeptical about anything to do with spiritually and paranormal stuff) didn't see or notice anything that night including whatever was confronting me.



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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2023, 01:23:11 AM »
I remained icy cold all over and couldn't stop shaking from the moment it touched me, when we got home and into bed and up until a few hours ago I was still shaking and couldn't stop myself even though I wasn't cold or anything.

I remembered reading something about hauntings in that area the other week and found the article about the old graveyard (which is directly next to the room we were in) and that it is known for being haunted and having a lot of paranormal activity such as eerie voices calling out and whispering as well as screams, crying and wailing through out the dead of the night. There's also been reports of the appearance of the ghost of a 14 year old girl who fell off and was hit by the train she was taking from school in the early years of having the train service there who was buried in the St Luke's graveyard.

To find out more on the 14 year old girl, you must read One Ghost, Two Tragedies, One Wrong Location: Dapto written by Kanacki, it’s one fascinating story. Here’s the link.
https://www.paranormal.com.au/public/index.php/topic,11653.0.html

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2023, 10:27:37 AM »
Hello Headless utterly fascinating story.

I am curious if some part of the grave yard was resumed for the motel at some point in time?

Kanacki

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2024, 12:45:25 AM »
To get a better understanding of the area, here’s a photo of Prince Edward Dr indicated by the yellow line. I’ll start at the alleged haunted Elsinore Motor Lodge and down to the abandoned bridge at Mullet Creek.

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Here’s a photo of Elsinore Motor Lodge looking down Prince Edward Dr.

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Next door is the church and cemetery.

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The large rectangular shape building in the corner of the street being Elsinore Motor Lodge, as you can see, some gravesites are also touching the building. Makes one wonder if the alleged ghost stories in the previous posts have any truth to them. Could there be unknown graves still buried beneath the building?

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300 metres along Prince Edward Dr is a residential home of a former hotel.

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2024, 12:48:27 AM »
Here’s some photos of the former Illawarra Lake Hotel that’s allegedly haunted by a lady, also where James Thomas Quirk accidentally shot himself on June 5th, 1922.

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2024, 12:50:35 AM »
In the 1970s, it became a residential home.

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Here’s how the house looks like today.

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300 metres down the road from the house is the abandoned bridge where many have died.

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2024, 03:41:14 PM »
Hello Headless

I remember the place black and white they must of painted the place recently. The bridge was I believe part of the original south coast road before the princess hwy.

I think the princes HWY only came about in 1942? Not sure got to look that up.

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2024, 07:05:55 PM »
Hi KANACKI

Here’s a map showing Dapto Road through Brownsville over the abandoned bridge.

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But where was the location of Mullet Creek crossing that claimed many lives?

Here’s a photo of the deadly crossing, the location of the houses, the railway bridge in the background and the bend of the river is interesting.

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Here’s where I think the crossing was located going by the above photo, where the water levee is today.

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Here’s a photo showing a distance of 360 metres between the old water levee and the railway bridge in the above old photo.

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Some other photos of the crossing, the first photo was taken in 1900, the same year Catherine McCormack, 16 years old and Charles 'Charlie' Patrick Hore, 1 year, 10 months were swept away to their deaths.

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So where was the location of the first bridge?



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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2024, 03:52:56 PM »
Here’s a photo showing the road over the abandoned bridge.

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Now to find the location of the first wooden bridge that was allegedly haunted by two men. In a newspaper article which I can’t find again, I remember reading about the first bridge being built 50 metres downstream from the deadly crossing.

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And there it is, the remains of the first wooden bridge, you can see the remains along the rock wall. It was built in 1861 and replaced by the abandoned concrete bridge beside it in 1915.

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In 1942, the abandoned bridge was replaced by a third bridge used today.

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Here’s Hore St, named after Charles 'Charlie' Patrick Hore, 1 year and 10 months old who was swept away at the crossing along with 16 year old Catherine McCormack.

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Here’s the location of Marion Hamilton who was fatally shot in the front yard on the corner of Prince Edward Dr and Hore St. Not sure which house she lived in.

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Re: Dark History of Brownsville
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2024, 09:20:42 PM »
Hello Headless thank you for update.

Interesting no exact locations where these sad events took place. The stories come alive with pictures.

Thank you

Kanacki

 


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