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Title: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on June 09, 2005, 05:34:08 PM
HAUNTED MELBOURNE GHOST TOURS
Run by Drew Sinton
Haunted Bookshop
15 McKillop Street
Melbourne, VIC
Australia
Phone: (03) 9670 2585 for bookings
Haunted Bookstore open during normal business Hours
http://www.haunted.com.au/
Title: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Flutterbit on September 03, 2005, 05:39:10 PM
Good tour, very interesting and informative and included (for our group anyway) a bit of paranormal activity.  I just didn't like the tour guide.  He was quite difficult to hear over the local traffic at times and got a little cranky if people asked him to speak up.  So make sure you're near the front of the group.  And I'd suggest guarding against him as well, he tends to suck the energy out of the area around him.  Aside from that it's pretty good.

TTFN
Flutterbit
Title: Haunted Bookshop tour account March 2005
Post by: Christine on July 25, 2006, 12:10:44 PM
We had over 20 people there on the night from our group and our friends. the size of the group was too large in my opinion with over 50 people attending. All of that aside though by the end of the night we had a few experiences between us which is basically why we go on htese things in the first place isn't it.

Niagara Lane- FB, Daemon I also felt the lane was very 'busy'. We stopped at the corner of an old building whilst the guide spoke about the hotel on the corner. This hotel was not the main focus for me though. As we walked past the old building that we stopped on the corner of, I felt a presence in the left hand side of the basement. It wasn't menancing or anything, merely popping up to say hi. I felt it was young person but didn't focus on getting any further information. Later I was speaking about this with FB and her sister and her sister said she sawa little boy in the basement. The same basement I felt the presence in.

The old Cobb and Co station- wow. This will stay with me for a while. I knew the place was trouble when we walked into the street. You could feel it. We slowly walked into the building which is now an undercover parking area. There was a couple of things going on here. Even writing about it now from work where I am removed from it is unpleasant. There was a dark presence that was like the overseer of this assortment of garbage. I did not feel that he was the murderer, I felt this presence was much much older. When we walked in I knew he was there. I said to him that I was not there to harm him and that he couldn't hurt me. I would just stay back here. He made it known that I was not necessarily safe there. I could feel someone behind me and I was at the back of the group but there was a definate presence at my left shoulder. I heard a hissing, like hot metal being put into liquid. It was quite distinct. I turned and stared for I knew something was there. At this point it touched the stud in my right ear and I swung around the other way. This happened twice. I asked Darren if he saw anything. He said no, He also said he did not touch me when I asked. I knew it wasn't him anyway. I stood my ground. There was a very definate black figure up on the balcony. I could see his shoulders and head nothing below it. This was the overseer I spoke with at the beginning. The guide invited us to walk to the back of the building and I thought about doing it, but just for a moment. I did not feel safe at all. I said to the dude that he could have his little realm I wanted nothing to do with it. Re the hissing, the guide told us near the end that the place was an old iron mogery as well. This is the sound I heard. I believe it was a psychic imprint left there for those who could hear to hear. I went outside where I started speaking to FBs sister. Interestingly she did not feel right being in there either and she sensed a much older presence than the murderer as well. I am past the point where I have to prove anything to anyone and was glad to be away from there.

( since doing this tour we have come up with a more viable alternate explanation for the events of this night experienced here)

Melbourne Market-
We were standing at the Queen Vic Marekt. The guide was speaking but FBs sister and my attention was drawn to the back left hand side of where we were standing down the back of the building. There was certainly a presence there. I felt jewish and aboriginal. The a bit later we discovered some aboriginals had been buried there in not so nice circumstances. Apparently the jews were buried outside the walls of the cemetery not far in front of where our attention was drawn to.

From my point of view it was good to get reinforcement from other people who had felt the same thing on the night, FB and her sister and Daemon although I didn't get as much time as I would have liked to speak with him.

I enjoyed meeting up with everyone. I think we have a good basis to go back to perhaps the basement building and see what else we can uncover. Perhaps we can do that at some point. I don't have an urge to go back to the Cobb and Co station/ Iron Mongery.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Sas on February 28, 2007, 07:13:09 PM
I wanted to ask you guy's if you knew about this shop and guy. My sister has met a guy in seymour and he apparently is quiet powerful although sounds to me like he's missing some boundary's, Anyway apparently he found out that the gentleman who runs these tours/ owns the shop is a satanist (Australia's biggest and best or something or rather)and so he went to go check the shop out as he is having trouble getting some books, and when he went there, he said a similar thing happened to him as in felt like he was being purposely leeched of energy and light, and so put up his shields and basically put up a dont mess with me vibe to who ever was doing it. and the owner came over and basically demanded what he wanted, and said that he wouldn't sell anything to him and kicked him out saying never to come back or else.
Now i don't know the guy personally but my sister does and felt he was genuine.
I take it you all didn't feel anything too bad ??
Just curious as was thinking of going on the tour.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: chainz on February 28, 2007, 07:15:34 PM
From what I have heard...He does suck your energy I think.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Sas on February 28, 2007, 07:32:53 PM
Hmmm thats not cool regardless of anything else
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on February 28, 2007, 10:30:20 PM
The history part was interesting but there is no way I would choose to be around him again of my own free will.

Christine
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Wilbur Smith on March 02, 2007, 12:29:31 PM
I have known Drew personally for a number of years and I don't find him to "suck the energy" from anything.
People should not pass judgement on someone until the meet the person and have a face to face chat.
Then they will find out that the person that they see on the tours and in the shop and socially as different people completely. (Its an Image)
I have been spending the last few weekend in his presents and he is nothing but pleasant, inviting and well mannered. And not a single Bats head was bitten of by him and not a single virgin sacrificed.
(And several other ppl on here that have been spending time with us will also agree)
ch 31 8.02pm 05.03.07
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on March 02, 2007, 02:34:57 PM
Well I have met him personally (an chatted at length) on several occasions (not socially) and obviously our opinions differ but that's ok. I am glad you didn't have the same experience. I can only say what I experienced.

Christine
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: leah on March 03, 2007, 08:59:26 PM
hi, just reading thru these posts and someone made mention of putting up you guards? can you explain how this is done or is is different for everyone?
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on March 04, 2007, 12:06:10 PM
Hi Leah
we are doing a chat session on psychic protection soon. The roster is in the Cafe area. Also if you search this site for psychic protection is for everyone, you will see some posts about it as well.
Christine
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 04, 2007, 09:12:35 PM
i think people should start thinking a little more about the things they say on this forum, while everybody here has their own personal opinions about others we ALL should remember this is a public forum and many people read it, and if we don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all! this is where problems start.....
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: chainz on March 04, 2007, 09:39:14 PM
i think people should start thinking a little more about the things they say on this forum, while everybody here has their own personal opinions about others we ALL should remember this is a public forum and many people read it, and if we don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all! this is where problems start.....

It's like reviewing a product but a person!!!
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: GypsyM on March 05, 2007, 01:23:29 AM
 ???HUH Chainz?
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: chainz on March 05, 2007, 07:51:26 AM
Fairuz said don't say anything at all...How are people ment to know if the thing is good or not..
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: catseyes on March 05, 2007, 08:06:08 AM
I guess if you didn't like the tour you could just comment on that and not the person, or atleast just suggest that for further info you PM and ask if your interested.

What are you doing out of bed this early anyway, Chainzy, my love?
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: chainz on March 05, 2007, 08:18:39 AM
Girlfriend messaged me...So..Once I'm awake can't go back to sleep!
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: catseyes on March 05, 2007, 08:21:33 AM
LOL!  Go make me a coffee then!
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Wilbur Smith on March 05, 2007, 09:57:58 AM
Fairuz said don't say anything at all...How are people meant to know if the thing is good or not..
Well I guess when you have 100 people on a Friday night and 100 people on a Saturday night going on his tours each weekend you think that that is not recommendation enough to go on one of his tours.
Fairuz has got a great point.
I bet if anyone of you guys were doing tours and were getting one hundred people a night you guys would be as happy as pigs in POO!
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: chainz on March 05, 2007, 10:15:47 AM
Not everyone has heard good things about him...Most of the things I have heard about him have been bad..And from people that have been on his tour.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 05, 2007, 10:47:58 AM
well thats fine, not everybody will have the same opinion, but make opinions about the tour not about the person.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Wilbur Smith on March 05, 2007, 11:20:22 AM
Rather than you making opinions on what you have "heard" Why not go and meet him and make your own opinion, because it sound a bit silly and childish that you are making your judgements on what you have "HEARD" from other people.

Well he had 102 people on his tour on Saturday night so it's quite obvious that those people "HEARD" nothing but good things about him and his tour so I will let you do the Math on that one.

I have the right to protect and defend someone that I know!
The same as you have the right to protect and defend someone that you know.
And we all have the right to slag off someone that we have met or spoken with and only if you have met or spoken with them for yourself and not going on what you have "heard"
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: leah on March 05, 2007, 11:39:37 AM
1,2,3,4,5,6......10  ;D
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: TooL on March 05, 2007, 11:48:48 AM
Drew does manage to pull in the crowds regardless of what people think or say. I think the tour is more a novelty tour with historic reference rather than a full blown ghost hunt. I've never been on it but have been thinking about it for a number of years. I had a friend do it only a few weeks ago and she said she liked it...apart from the crowds. But then, its only run a few times a week so expect a large number of people attending.

Its purely entertainment from what I've heard so anyone expecting something other than the usual tour should probably go elsewhere. Drew puts on a show and adds atmosphere according to my friend. She wasn't expecting anything and walked away happy.

Its a good hostoric lecture with a paranormal twist and a side show to boot. Well, thats what she tells me. She's pretty much not experienced in paranormal research so I'll take her accounts as positive for a member of the public. Which is who the tour is aimed at really.

I like history especially if it involved ghosts and crime...so who knows, I may even go on the tour this winter.

As for Drew, I can't say I have anything negative to say about him. I've spoken to him briefly and he seems pretty cool. From what I saw, he was pretty animated and entertained a fair few people this weekend. So he's as normal as anyone really.

[I rule soo bad]
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: catseyes on March 05, 2007, 12:15:38 PM
I have heard both good and bad from people who have been on the tour at different times.  It isn't something I would ever go and do personally.  Way to many people for my liking.  Added to that I hate the whole atmosphere of the city anyway!  I would rather wonder around an old country town on my own.
 I think a lot of it comes down to what your expectations are in the begining as to whether or not it measures up.

The problem with forums in general is that people start to feel so comfortable that they forget that the people reading their posts aren't at the other end of their loungeroom.  That leads to all of us at some time or other saying something that in retrospect we shouldn't.  But thats what being human is about, we are none of us perfect. 
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: JulieD on March 05, 2007, 12:28:37 PM
The problem with forums in general is that people start to feel so comfortable that they forget that the people reading their posts aren't at the other end of their loungeroom.  That leads to all of us at some time or other saying something that in retrospect we shouldn't.  But thats what being human is about, we are none of us perfect. 

Like being on Big Brother and forgetting the cameras are there.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on March 05, 2007, 12:35:50 PM
Well in fact I didn't mention him by name nor did chainz nor Sas. Sas mentioned him by reputation only as being the owner of a particular place. I cannot govern what members of the public write on here.

The first person to mention his name was The Quest in fact. Have a look at the whole thread. I didn't even say anything negative about him in my initial post wich was some time ago now.

I think people are making a mountain out of a molehill here.,

Christine
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 05, 2007, 06:40:32 PM
I'm no rocket scientist but the fact the name of the store, owner, and address are in the first post in this thread makes it pretty obvious who we are talking about..... no names needed.  :-\

a molehill ?? i wold love to see the reactions of anybody here if these comments were posted about them on a public forum...i would be most upset if somebody said " i suck all the energy " and they would not be around me of their own accord" i would be hurt.

That said, i stand by my claim :

IF YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY ( that is personal ) DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL !
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on March 05, 2007, 06:46:06 PM
We actually had some positive things to say as well you know Fairuz.

It just seems you only WANT to see the negatives. That is your choice I guess. We have already said the historic content was good etc. The rest is personal opinion of more than one person who has done the tour. Just because you subscribe to the saying If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing, that doesn't mean every member of the public on tis forum or anywhere else does. Sorry.

Christine
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 05, 2007, 06:54:28 PM

well im not the only one to see the negatives.... and the lack of involvment from other teams on the forum speaks for its self.


Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: leah on March 05, 2007, 07:52:08 PM
What does that mean?.......or am i just at risk of continuing a fairly dead issue by asking?  :-\
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: chainz on March 05, 2007, 08:30:25 PM
Whats your problem Fairuz?
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 05, 2007, 08:38:01 PM
i dont have one, just giving my opinion.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: TooL on March 05, 2007, 08:40:29 PM
I have a problem. My neighbour keeps butting his cigarettes in my lawn. I thought of asking him to stop but I like the idea of him dying of lung cancer. Chances are he'll probably die before he stops using my lawn as an ash tray anyway.

[I rule soo bad]
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 05, 2007, 08:45:40 PM
hahahaha :), you make me laugh TooL !!!
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: TooL on March 05, 2007, 09:09:07 PM
Because I'm funny looking or because I'm wearing women's underwear?

[I rule soo bad]
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: GypsyM on March 05, 2007, 09:23:47 PM
PHWOAR!! All right TooL!! Is it a teddy? Or a g-string?? Or a cami and knickers?!! Post a photo!!
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: FAIRUZ on March 05, 2007, 09:55:46 PM
i would think a leopard print g string :)
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Whisper on March 05, 2007, 10:11:32 PM
control top nanna panties?
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: GypsyM on March 05, 2007, 11:52:47 PM
OOH YES!! the leopard skin g-string!! Please post a photo, TooL!!! LOL!!! :-*
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: lotsakids on March 06, 2007, 07:19:50 AM
witht he bikini line down around his ankles...noice look...
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Christine on March 06, 2007, 01:26:17 PM
well im not the only one to see the negatives.... and the lack of involvment from other teams on the forum speaks for its self.




Keep in mind Fairuz, until this forum the idea of other teams being involved on any forum other than their own was pretty unheard of. So I am pretty happy with the progress made to date. Thanks.
Christine
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: TooL on March 06, 2007, 01:27:51 PM
Pffft...you're all just jealous

[I rule soo bad]
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: GypsyM on March 06, 2007, 01:32:07 PM
No not jealous TooL!!LOL!! Just the thought of you in a leopardskin print g-string does things to us!!! Not necessarily GOOD things!! But......! :-*
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: Sas on March 06, 2007, 05:03:26 PM
IF YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY ( that is personal ) DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL !
Followed by :
well im not the only one to see the negatives.... and the lack of involvment from other teams on the forum speaks for its self.
Now i'm not a rocket scientist but that seems to be a direct contradiction to me.

why cant people say their honest opinion ?? There are going to be people who dont like it, there is going to be some one else who does. Personal choice.
i can understand standing up for a friend but that dosen't mean you have to attck the forum you're a part of.

And if you're in the industry of putting yourself in the public eye then you have to be willing to take what people say about you, the good AND the Bad.

just giving my opinion.
Ok. All good, So why can't others ??

I mentioned what i had been told, and asked for opinions. I would be more then accepting if the guy came on here and told me it was all a bunch of bollucks. How am i ment to know if i don't ask ? I was thinking of going on the tour, untill i heard what i heard and i wanted clarification from people i know ( to an extent ) and respect. And who has first hand experience.

I am sorry Christine i seem to have started this whole schmozzle. My apologises to you and the forum.
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: TooL on March 07, 2007, 02:38:05 PM
I think we can all agree this topic should end right about now

So on a final note.......Valiants rule

[I rule soo bad]
Title: Re: Haunted Bookshop
Post by: catseyes on March 17, 2008, 03:34:33 PM
i am going to rehash a very old thread here, but I noticed we had a guest reading this not long ago.

What is interesting is that at the time of the last postings....Fairuz, Wilbur Smith and Tool were already involved with a project with the gentleman in question.  in retrospect I would say it certainly looks like they had an agenda here.  Ofcourse we now know that Wilbur Smith and the others have parted company.......i think it speaks for itself when you re-read this thread with the full story at hand.

I really detest underhandedness!
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