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Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« on: November 19, 2011, 10:07:14 AM »
Some of the girls from the forum went to a girls weekend in Beechworth last weekend and while we were there we went on the Beechworth Mayday Hills Asylum Tour.

We were lucky enough to get an almost private tour (we had a couple of trainees on it as well) and we started at 10.30pm.

Some of us had done the tour before and the rest hadn't.

Although we had just had a nice dinner at a local pub and then gone and done the gaol tour as well, we were rearing to go. We were concerned we might get hundgry on the way so we were well equipped with lolly watches to eat as we walked around doing the tour.

We had a lovely tour guide who was enthusiastic and very knowledgable.

We walked through the hospital hearing eerie tales of what happened behind its walls.

We met a number of ghosts on the way.

I will open it up to the ladies ont he toour to tell the stories of who were found and what they were doing there.
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 06:30:02 PM »
How long did you get to spend at the Asylum? Does the tour take you all through it, or just a few key areas? Sounds like an interesting night.

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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 08:36:42 PM »
It went through key areas.

Some of the building is unsafe and it is a vast place.

They did let us into the old laundry though and that isn't generally on the tour. We did pick up something very nasty in there. In fact CE was feeliing like she couldn't go into the room.
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 09:48:25 PM »
I didn't go in because I saw this 'thing' lurking there.  It was very nasty and as I watched it slunk over to the left hand of the opening.  It positioned itself so it could spring onto the first person who went in.  That was why I said not to go in, because it was readying itself for a full on attack.   I was already feeling unwell.  I was told to leave it alone so I did.  I actually went outside because the rooms stank of death and there was blood everywhere.  I could feel that people had been tortured there and I felt atleast 3 deaths.


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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 04:09:05 PM »
Yes it was definately nasty. You could feel it.

I agree with the deaths. I think one was clubbed from behind on the back of the head.

There was also one part of the tour where I was very hot. I felt like I was on fire.

It turns out that at the fireplace we were standing in front of. Ned Kellys uncle had pushed someone into the fire. It took him 2 days to die. She said that was a newly researched story to their tour and wasn't mentioned when we did it a few years ago.
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2011, 07:17:16 PM »
This was an impressive and disturbing tour. The white beauty of the architecture, the emerald-cut lawns, the sculpted stone walls were such a contrast to the terrible history. Venturing into the 19th century laundry, closed to the public and derelict since the 1950s (I think) was breathtaking.

How fascinating were the anecdotes about the early 20th century matron who introduced pet therapy, brought firm compassion to her charges and still objects to 'patients' being out of bed at night?

The experience is one I would recommend to people well-equipped to protect themselves--from their own imaginations as well as the paranormal. The sensitive, in all applications of the word, would be pained by the horrifying content and sickening mood here. Particularly in the latter part of the tour. Violence and cruelty cut long shadows into the criminal wards.

My mind still pictures the face of the six-foot man who, our guide said, had been seen looming behind her as if wanting to murder her, in the electric shock room. She was in period costume. The uniform of those who administered the agonising treatment.

I decided not to visit a cellar in one of the final parts of the tour. I heard encouragement not to go there, my guides were probably shouting at me!

lotsa kindly stayed at the top of the stairs with me. Thank you brave Janine! Neighbouring our spot was where the asylum's dead were taken out. I bobbed my torch around and around, feeling the quiet and the eyes. It was hard to watch the others and their light recede underneath. Just as they vanished we heard a cry, then sobbing. One of the trainees had been attacked. Grabbed I believe.

Fortunately for her Christine stepped in. A strong message sped up my heart, that the group should not be down there, I couldn't say whether this message was from a protector or someone who felt they were intruding. I badly wanted them to evacuate immediately. I was so relieved when they came up those stairs.

We had one sceptic in our group and this frightening tour, she said, made her consider life after death.

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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2011, 07:57:12 PM »
What a great write up Violet. Thanks.

I tend to jump in boots and all I must admit. I truly didn't feel like I was in peril and nor would I ever allow anyone with us to be.

I did intervene with the child incident in my own way. I think we discussed that later.

I do respect people not wanting to do such things though.  have it happen on my tours too. It can be rather confronting.
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 08:29:39 PM »
first impression..

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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 09:12:26 AM »
A shiver up my spine...Fear, pain, horror.  But I have been there before and quite happily walked inside...
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 07:42:14 PM »
It's an incredible place and I look forward to doing the tour again.  We had someone on the tour who was overcompensating big time - pretending to be so "unafraid" of ghosts that you could tell he was probably wetting himself!  When the tour guide got him to lie on the autopsy table in the Grevillea building he didn't stay on it too long!

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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 07:50:35 PM »
I am booked in for the investigation tour on the 10th March - I can't wait!

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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 10:14:00 PM »
Good luck!
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 12:12:42 AM »
Went on the tour the other night, was only 4 people which was great! Was a great experience but also terrifying. Heard plenty of sounds, bangs, "help" felt a few touches on the head and nose. The other people had experiences of the same kind as well. I was the only willing person to lie on the autopsy table (i dont think the poster above is talking about me, as i was quite scared throughout the night) anyways, once i sat down i felt really emotional. It all came over me, and actually had tears in my eyes and was shaking. Felt like my insides were getting touched and played with, like an autopsy. Probably wont be lying on that again any time soon. Was a creepy experience. Really was.
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 12:15:59 PM »
It's a creepy space huh!
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Re: Beechworth Asylum Tour 2011
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2013, 11:32:00 AM »
We went there a couple of years back and really want to get back there.  They have opened up some new areas in recent weeks and are now offering more tour experiences.  The Grevillea building (mens maniacal) was freaky.  Had some really intense feelings in there.  We weren't so lucky to experience anything paranormal because there was a tool on our tour who didn't shut up showing off and being a tool long enough for anything to happen.

 


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