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Title: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: Christine on April 24, 2008, 03:00:51 PM
Beechworth Ghost Tours...more than just a ghost tour... Will you see something tonight?
 
Website  www.beechworthghosttours.com  
Phone +61 0447 432 816  



 
Guided walking tours of the former Mayday hills Lunatic Asylum in the grounds of La Trobe University.
Discover what life was like living in the institution in 1860s.

Hear about the living conditions and jobs of the inmates.

Go deep into the heart of the old hospital, see places that have been closed for 60 years.

Walk the gardens see the wall that kept the patients in and the public out.


Tour Times

*Autumn*

*Winter *

*Spring *

*Summer*

*Weekdays Sun - Thur*

8.00 pm

8.00 pm

8.00pm

8.30pm

*Weekends Fri - Sat*

6.00 pm

6.00 pm

6.00 pm*

6.00 pm*

8.00 pm

8.00 pm

8.00 pm

8.00 pm

10.00 pm

10.00 pm

10.00 pm

10.00 pm

12.00 am

12.00 am

12.00 am

12.00 am

*History tour during daylight savings
**Extra tours run as needed, times are subject to change.

*Tour Costs*

*Early Tours Before 9pm*
*Late Tours After 9.30pm *


*Adult*
$25
$30
*Pensioners & Concessions*
$23
$28
*Child (under 16 years)**
$15
$20
*Family (2 Adults, 3 Children)*
$75
$90
*School groups (over 20)*
$10
$15
*Teachers *
 free
 free
*Groups (over 20)*
$23 adult
$28 adult
* *
*Investigation Tours*
$35

* *BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL*
info@beechworthghosttours.com
Ph 0447 432 816


Comfortable footwear required.
Not recommended for very young children.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for all fitness levels
Uneven ground and stairs
Please bring an umbrella in wet weather
Bookings Essential: Adam Jenkins
Mobile: 0447 432 816
 
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: lotsakids on April 24, 2008, 03:04:55 PM
I'd like to do that one....
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: teabagg on May 07, 2008, 02:50:39 PM
I'm going on this tour tomorrow and was wondering if I should do anything to protect myself?
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on May 07, 2008, 03:31:12 PM
DO a search on protection on the forum, you will find some good posts. You should be praticing protection all the time not just for special occasions.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: catseyes on May 07, 2008, 05:24:31 PM
I'm going on this tour tomorrow and was wondering if I should do anything to protect myself?


Wear a parka it gets cold down there!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: teabagg on May 07, 2008, 05:29:57 PM
I sure will!! It'll be freezing!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: chaney on May 07, 2008, 10:24:08 PM
I would be very interested in what you think of the tour. I hear one of the guides dresses up in period costume.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Alien88 on May 07, 2008, 11:07:39 PM

Should be good, enjoy.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: teabagg on May 14, 2008, 09:47:15 PM
I slept with my lamp on after going on this tour!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: violet on May 15, 2008, 04:22:22 PM
Ooo, do tell what happened teabagg!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: teabagg on May 15, 2008, 06:24:31 PM


The history of Mayday Hills I found incredibly interesting, espectially the stories about the patients and the doctors. One of the head psychiatrists in the 1800s thought mental illness was caused by the moon, so he used to walk around at night with an umbrella! Makes you wonder, doesn't it!!

As soon as we walked into the main building, I felt like I was being watched. We were in a group of about 16 and we all had a lantern between the three of us. We walked around the courtyards of the male and female units of the hospital, you could feel " things " watching you from the hospital windows.

You can't actually access the old female ward as it's falling down and heritage listed...but my friend put his arm through one of the broken windows to take a photo of an old isolation cell, by this stage the group had moved along and were standing a few metres away when he screamed! i inturn screamed because he screamed and a moth had flown out of the window and right into him! I nearly wet my pants!

We went into one of the old treatment wards where I instantly got a funny, almost dizzying headache in my temple in one of the rooms we entered. It turns out that was the room people recieved ECT, hot and cold treatment and a treatment where they'd spin patients around in a chair until their eyes and ears started bleeding! If you didn't go into this place insane, you certainly would have once being there!

The guide was saying quite a few psychics have said to him, because a lot of these old buildings have been locked up for years, now that people are entering them and stirring up energy that it's bound to attract more spirits to come out of the wood works.

The scariest place we went was the old cellar underneath the hospital, it was very, very cold and had a bad feeling about it. Apparently it's also rumoured that there's a series of old cellar type wards under the hospital where they locked away the worst of the worst patients. The guide is currently in the process of getting the plans of the hospital to find out where they are.

We didn't get to go through where the worst male patients where kept but that building had a bad vibe. I didn't feel comfortable looking into the windows at night at all. Espectially when I looked in and saw the cages they were kept in.

One of the stories the guide told us was of a little boy aged 8yrs old who stole a horse and the judge sent him to Mayday Hills and he died there when he was 85yrs old! There's many sad stories like that but then again there were also some extremely mentally ill people in there. There were also a lot of chinese opium addicts, alcoholics etc during the gold rush era that were sent there.

My friend's were taking photos and apparently there's some orbs in some! Many of the patients are buried at the Beechworth Cemetary in mass graves. It wasn't until sometime in the early 1900s that they were given their own grave. They were also buried facing the opposite direction to all the other graves.

Ned Kelly's uncle was also a patient at Mayday Hills and you can see where he's signed his name in one of the hospital windows! Also another creepy thing is there's a window in one of the wards that has a light post out the front of it and in the reflection it makes onto the cell wall is the face of a man..but there's nothing outside the window?!

Also one patient, a woman who was a big chain smoker was thrown out of a window to her death by another patient who wanted her cigerettes. She was Jewish and wasn't allowed to be moved until a Rabbi had seen her, so she was left lying out the front of the hospital dead for 2 days whilst the Rabbi made the trip up from Melbourne!

Mayday Hills is fascinating, interesting and bloody creepy! There's no way you'd get me staying there over night!


Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: chaney on May 16, 2008, 05:06:07 PM
The part about the head psychiatrists thinking mental illness was caused by the moon.

I read that the influence of the moon (indeed most astrological bodies) on peoples psychological state was just beginning to be understood in those days.  Now days there is strong scientific evidence to show that emergency room stats increase with full moons treating so called 'crazy' people. 

Cheers, Chantel
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on May 16, 2008, 05:19:02 PM
Yes, I am familiar with this.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: phil52 on May 16, 2008, 05:40:19 PM
for what its worth we do more psychiatric jobs and different emotional cases on night shift during full moon...true i keep statistics over last 15 years or so
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: violet on May 16, 2008, 08:39:14 PM
Wow, thanks for the write-up teabagg. You make me want to do the tour.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on May 16, 2008, 10:04:53 PM
That's very interesting Phil!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: nodoubt68 on June 23, 2008, 10:47:50 PM
Does anyone know if this tour still runs???
Will be in Beechworth on Thursday. Sounds like something I,d enjoy doing.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on June 23, 2008, 10:48:21 PM
Yes it does still run nodoubt...
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: nodoubt68 on June 23, 2008, 11:08:06 PM
Thanks Christine, I just found the website(opps didn't see it first read)
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on June 23, 2008, 11:19:40 PM
No worries.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: halloweenie on January 09, 2009, 09:24:24 AM
I'm going to this on the weekend, I will take my camera ect and let you all know how it goes :)
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on April 28, 2009, 02:56:26 PM
A group of us went up and were part of one of the ghost tours on the weekend.

The night was dark and stormy,
and we were walking blind
we walked through the asylum
and time was left behind...

We were guided by a nice lady with a slightly ethereal demeanor. She dressed in a old fashioned matrons outfit complete with apron and cap. The rain bucketed down around us and we stood huddled together outside, some with umbrellas, some fool enough to think they didnít need one, listening to her as she introduced herself and the asylum.

The site itself is now a working university sprinkled with various types of accommodation. The public can now sleep overnight and attend conferences where patients once lived out their lives.

Whilst some parts of the site are now operated as luxury accommodation, spa resorts and childcare centreís, much of the asylum is still in the condition in which it was abandoned back when they closed the doors in 1995.

The group made its way through the myriad of buildings and verandahs listening to the tales of past occupants and mysterious sightings, a sensitive person can feel a multitude of eyes upon them, dark shadows lurking and darting around in your peripheral vision.
Certainly parts of the hospital complex have a lingering feeling of dread, anger, pain and death.

There are a few places in the hospital that are still the home to rather aggressive spirits.

As a medium I can't really say whether I picked up the exact spirits they spoke of during the tour (as we didn't spend long enough there for me to get much information) although I did pick up may more and I personally believe the site is haunted. So I am not certain where they obtained particulars of the spirits allegedly haunting the premises. At one point the guide claimed 5 poltergeists in a smallish building but couldnít tell me how they obtained that figure. If you can ignore the intricaciesí of what the guide says orbs are, referring to ectoplasm as endoplasm and something about strobe orbs, the tour is a fascinating mixture of history and interesting story telling and highly recommended.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Salt Breeze on April 28, 2009, 03:12:32 PM
Sounds great.  Thanks for the story.   

I don't think I"ve ever gone on any tour where I've picked up the spirit who is alleged to be there.   Its always someone different.   Not that the tour history is incorrect - I just seem to attract different spirits for a chat. 
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on April 28, 2009, 03:20:05 PM
I agree.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Salt Breeze on April 28, 2009, 07:05:28 PM
Picture this:   All the spirits are just hanging out, being bored, watching the tour groups pass through........ then suddenly one spirit shouts, "Hey, there's one over there who can actually hear us, let's go have a chat!!"   PMSL
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on April 28, 2009, 07:09:54 PM
That's what I think happens too!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: catseyes on April 28, 2009, 07:32:04 PM
There was a male spirit that followed us all through the tour.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours
Post by: Christine on April 28, 2009, 07:43:51 PM
Yes there was.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: tombutcher on March 18, 2010, 02:22:49 PM
Re the pain of glass that throws the shadow if you look carefully you can see more than one face, we took an interesting picture of a large orb right on top of the autopsy table.

The best story they tell is about the patient who "escaped" but simply climbed up the big tree out the front and died up there.
They found his body when one of his legs rotted, broke off,  and fell onto the ground under the tree
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: Salt Breeze on March 18, 2010, 03:25:14 PM
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They found his body when one of his legs rotted, broke off,  and fell onto the ground under the tree

Good grief.  Didn't anyone there have a sense of smell?
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: catseyes on March 18, 2010, 04:05:13 PM
Yep, remember them telling that one.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: chaney on March 22, 2010, 02:14:01 PM
Im finally going on the june long weekend!!!!
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: Christine on March 22, 2010, 06:38:02 PM
Cool, we enjoyed it! Hope you do too.
Title: Re: Beechworth Ghost Tours New details and NEW TOURS!!
Post by: chaney on March 29, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
We are off to Beechworth during the June long weekend.
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