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Mystery ghost of the Kalamunda Hotel WA
« on: June 20, 2015, 07:40:44 PM »
In the far west of our country, restless spirits also roam. In Western Australia there is one alleged story of a young girl falling to her death off the balcony of the Kalamunda Hotel. According to legend the original owner and builder of the Kalamunda Hotel, Paddy Connolly, was something of a ladies' man. It is said in legend that he succeeded in seducing a teenage girl who subsequently became pregnant. She is supposed to have jumped from the hotel balcony, being killed in the fall, and from that time has haunted the hotel.

In some versions of the story the unfortunate girl is said to be an Aboriginal who actually bore the child before she committed suicide. This version of the story generally claims that the body of the girl was never recovered.

Yet another version of the tale has the girls suicide in Room 24, where guests never stay for very long. Glowing lights have been seen in this room when it is unoccupied and the corridor outside is said to be always chilly, even on the hottest days.

The ghost has been seen on various occasions, a woman with long blonde hair and dressed in a nightgown, either walking through walls or appearing as a grey figure in the air. Unexplained noises, the movement of small items, such as keys, from place to place and the sound of phantom footsteps above the stairs and the unexplained tripping of fire alarms are said to be common manifestations of the ghost. Sometimes the footsteps follow guests and workers along the hotel verandah.

A further version of the story has it that there are two ghosts in the hotel - that of Paddy Connolly and of his daughter who is said to have died in the hotel's attic. According to legend the ghosts walk on air between the original two hotel buildings. Ghost hunters and researchers have visited the hotel over the years and have mixed results in recorded sounds. Two rooms seem to be more haunted than others, room 3 and 24 by all accounts. Knockings, door closing and footsteps in an empty locked room is often heard.

Is there any truth to the story of young girl dying at the hotel?

After some research there seems to be no historical evidence found at present to confirm this alleged story of the young girl falling to her death? Most likely an urban legend created as an answer to possible alleged paranormal activity at the site?

However searching through the archives there may be another story that may be connected to the alleged haunting of the Kalamunda Hotel?

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Re: Mystery ghost of the Kalamunda Hotel WA
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 10:15:44 PM »
There was strange story of missing women from 1940.

The Mirror Perth Saturday 21 September 1940. The Publican reported Lilian Owens aged 40 was missing. He told the story that she had gone to Perth for treatment. The following newspaper clip gives a few more details below.

Many questions could be asked in regards to the motives of publican. A women staying in his hotel missing? Was it a genuine concern or a cover up of crime?

Could the troubled spirit haunting the Kalamunda hotel be the ghost of this women?

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Re: Mystery ghost of the Kalamunda Hotel WA
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 12:56:55 AM »
In researching Lilian Owens life she turned out to be just as mysterious as the alleged ghost story. Who was she? What was her life like? Many of these questions we can never fully answer. However we can only go as far as what facts we can find will take us....

Her full name from her birth records was Lilian Ann Owen. her father was registered just as Owen. Her mother was Hanna Cook. Lilian birth was registered 1904. However some parents took a while to resister their children. Some bush families never even bothered. So that will possible explain the discrepancy in age given as the newspaper said she was about 40 at the time of her disappearance.

In 1925 she was registered as voter residing at Midland with occupation of waitress.

In 1929 She is recorded in the marriage index of marrying but very strangely no recorded name of the husband? The house she was living in at the time in 1925 was stylish Art Nouveau. Quite expensive and stylish for the time in the 1920's. The house still survives although changed somewhat from its original appearance.

A mystery indeed a recorded marriage in the marriage index with the name of husband missing?

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Re: Mystery ghost of the Kalamunda Hotel WA
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 01:34:59 PM »
Today the hotel has gone through various paranormal investigations. And the hotel has gone through restoration giving the hotel a future in a modern more competitive hotel industry. Did she wait on the tables and live in the hotel?

As you can see some picture of the hotel inside below today.


Further research found that her death is not registered anywhere? No evidence that she left the country through shipping registers either? By the 1940's because of ww2 civilian movements was restricted anyway. She just simple vanished off the face of the earth.

The only information of her disappearance is from the alleged claims of the Publican in 1940?

Was the Publican at the time involved in her disappearance and possible murder?

Is Lilian Owen the ghost that haunts room 24 of the hotel? Was that the place of her murder?

one thing for sure we know she her life and death was an enigma and perhaps somewhere some how the answer to that enigma lies some where in the haunting of the Kalamunda Hotel?

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Re: Mystery ghost of the Kalamunda Hotel WA
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 10:27:12 PM »
One thing for sure if Lillian Owen was murdered her body was no hidden in the hotel as the hotel in recent years has gone through extensive alterations.  However if the alleged ghost is the spirit of Lillian Owen then perhaps her ghost is trying to tell us her body is elsewhere?

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Re: Mystery ghost of the Kalamunda Hotel WA
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2021, 10:35:41 AM »
i wonder if any readers here has experienced any paranormal activity there?

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