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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Cornucopia Hotel haunting Wallaroo: SA
« Last post by KANACKI on Today at 09:40:20 AM »
Gidday Simon I wish my eyes was getting better? As of late my eyes have been giving me grief. So if I misspell some thing or mistype or used the wrong word. My apologies in advance.

Regardless I would be interested anyone who has experiences in the old hotel?

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: The Street With No Name: Annandale Sydney N.S.W
« Last post by KANACKI on December 08, 2021, 09:42:18 AM »
I wonder if anyone reading this has had a ghostly encounter there?

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Les the Courthouse ghost: Nowra NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 08, 2021, 09:30:48 AM »
I wonder if any readers here have encountered Les?

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Ghost lights of Death. Gayndah : QLD
« Last post by KANACKI on December 08, 2021, 09:11:35 AM »
It is amazing other countries also have strange stories of strange lights tricking the unwary to their deaths.

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Village of the Damned: Picton : NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 06, 2021, 09:25:38 AM »
But there is much more to uncover about the dark past of Picton.

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Old Quarantine Station of Lost Souls: North Head: NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 06, 2021, 09:15:36 AM »
Unfortunately, if anyone entering these chambers was in fact infected, it often caused the disease to spread to other occupants through the warm steam.

One such victim – a spirit nicknamed ‘red’ by staff as he died from scarlet fever – now inspects people as they enter one of the chambers for any signs of illness. If he finds anyone who is unwell with a cold or virus, he will become increasingly agitated, which has caused people in his proximity to throw up or pass out.

But staff who have worked at the station for years insist that while it’s certainly haunted, they would never dream of leaving and many even view the ghosts as their work colleagues.

‘Most the time they just mess around, move things or poke you in the back,’ says one employee. ‘But if you treat them with respect, they’ll do the same back, we all work together here.'

Chris adds: 'I love the atmosphere. It’s not all scary and bleak and the feeling of being surrounded by our history is something really special, even if you're not doing a tour.

'My favourite place is most likely the hospital, the views of Sydney are intense and I can usually rely on a handful of spirits to be roaming there, even during the day.'

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Old Quarantine Station of Lost Souls: North Head: NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 06, 2021, 09:14:07 AM »
Some visitors, children in particular, have sometimes reported feeling a cold hand clasp theirs while walking around the station. Others have felt their hair ruffled or have been prodded and poked when no one was standing near them

Light have come on in rooms with no power, doors have slammed close when there wasn't any breeze and people have suddenly felt the temperature drop around them on a hot summer’s night.

While the station undoubtedly saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of diseases across Australia, the cautionary measures taken to help weed out the sick from the healthy sometimes resulted in more quarantined people being infected.

One of the other ‘most haunted’ areas of the station are the two inhalation chambers where ‘healthy passengers’ had to breathe in steam infused with zinc sulphate several times a day to protect them from diseases such as Spanish influenza.

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Old Quarantine Station of Lost Souls: North Head: NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 06, 2021, 09:12:59 AM »
‘I've never been able to walk all the way down the shower blocks, something always stops me halfway and I have to turn around. When I first started working there, I thought it was just me, but a lot of other people have said the same.

‘My children have also seen spirits at the site. On one occasion my son saw a First World War soldier on the balcony outside the hospital. There are a lot of sightings in that area.’

Around 20 children are said to haunt the site but a little boy called Isaac Lowes is one of the more frequent spirits to be seen. He died on August 24, 1878, of scarlet fever – a common killer before the discovery of antibiotics.

Another child often spotted all over the grounds is a little girl called Mary-Anne who likes to follow tour groups around the facility.

'I’ve had some wonderful tours with Mary-Anne in attendance,' says Chris. 'When she’s in a good mood, she’ll do some of her tricks for younger tour groups - opening doors, touching people and causing swift cold breezes.'

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Old Quarantine Station of Lost Souls: North Head: NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 06, 2021, 09:11:29 AM »
Those in 1st class however had their own rooms which are still standing today and have been transformed into accommodation as part of the Q Station hotel – voted one of the ten most haunted in the world on Tripadvisor.

The compound, which has incredible views across Sydney and out to sea, now boasts a waterside bar, a top rated restaurant and is a popular venue for wedding parties, but its tranquil settings are best known for the eerie transformation on ghost tours come nightfall.

One of the most haunted areas of the facility is the 1st class shower block - where passengers would have to take carbolic acid showers to kill any germs, fleas and lice. Many visitors report feeling incredibly uncomfortable when they enter the building while others have heard voices or even been pushed while exploring inside.

‘Most of the staff have experienced something strange while working at Quarantine Station,’ reveals Kun Rahadian, Director of Sales & Marketing for the resort which was re-branded as Q Station in 2008.

Kanacki
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Australian Hauntings Portal / Re: Old Quarantine Station of Lost Souls: North Head: NSW
« Last post by KANACKI on December 06, 2021, 09:10:11 AM »
Chris, who has worked at Quarantine Station for two years, says that while some visitors do feel uncomfortable during encounters many others found them a positive experience. He recalls one particular incident when a guest suffering health problems from a recent motorbike accident immediately felt better upon entering the hospital ward.

'They instantly felt a feminine presence waft past - most likely a nurse - and they could smell sweet perfume. Over the next minute, their shakes stopped, their pain decreased and they were suddenly able to bend down and touch their toes - something they couldn't do before. That really amazed me, and showed me that our spirits are still trying to help people who are suffering.'

Several nurses as well as a spirit known as Matron are said to patrol the hospital ward while a mortician in a top hat - nicknamed by staff as Mr Slimey - has been spotted walking around the grounds.

A fisherman from China, called Mr Chen, often roams around the 3rd class living quarters where passengers who were not of ‘white decent’ had to live while at the compound.

Kanacki
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