1. Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW
“Q Station near Manly, especially on the nighttime ghost tour with just lamps to light your way! We had a guy with an EMF meter that went ballistic by the dumbwaiter in the third class kitchen. Someone allegedly hanged themselves there.” —Jo Bunford, Facebook
“The shower block at North Head Quarantine Centre in Manly. My skin is crawling just thinking about it.” —Melissa Meulenberg, Facebook
2. St John’s Orphanage, Goulburn, NSW
“Fires have destroyed a lot of the Orphanage in Goulburn. But we managed to find a way down to underneath the house, which was like a bunker. Brick rooms, dirt floors, total darkness – it nearly felt like a prison or punishment room. I would hate to know what they were actually used for.” —Daniel Humphries, Instagram
3. Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, Beechworth, VIC
“Beechworth Mental Asylum is creepy, and it’s in a tiny town as well.” —Hugh Loiterton, Facebook
At any one time the mental asylum was home to up to 1200 patients, and during it’s 128 years in operation it’s said that over 9,000 died there. As a result of this, it’s believed many spirits roam around the land still. People recount instances of seeing figures through the windows, and on the staircase. Also, sounds of laughter and children playing are often heard, despite there being no children around.
4. Helensburgh Old Railway Tunnel, Helensburgh, NSW
“The Helensburgh train tunnels.” —Reece Wilson, Facebook
Legend states the the ghost of coal miner Robert Hales haunts the Helensburgh train tunnel. Hales was walking through the tunnel when a steam train randomly appeared behind him, ripping him in two. People report seeing his ghost running from the darkness, as though he were running away from a train.
5. Old Queen Victoria Hospital, Wentworth Falls, NSW
“The Queen Victoria Sanatorium in Wentworth Falls, NSW. It’s a huge, abandoned mental hospital from the early 1900s and is surrounded by bushland. Creepy AF!” —rachelm4dfd5c94d
“The whole sanatorium is very eerie. It’s totally isolated in the middle of the bush, but there are a number of cars parked outside the fences with no one around. When I was there, I heard a faint clunking noise, kind of like walking. I hid and waited, assuming it was just other people on the site, but after 5-10 minutes of waiting and the sound growing, no one ever appeared. Safe to say I wrapped it up fairly quickly afterwards.” —Daniel Humphries, Instagram
6. Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, QLD
“I did a midnight tour of Toowong Cemetery. I could definitely feel some presence.” —Sarah Little, Facebook
Toowong Cemetery opened in 1866, and is believed to house many souls of the dead who have yet to pass to the afterlife. During the 150-odd years of operation, the grounds have seen many people buried there. One of particular importance was influential public figure, Patrick Mayne who was suspected of the gruesome murder of William Fyfe.
7. Gladesville Mental Hospital, Gladesville, NSW
source/Ella Arendelle / Facebook
“I’m quite partial to the abadoned asylum in Gladesville – the patients built the buildings and gardens by hand as part of their treatment.” —Ella Arendelle, Facebook
“The tunnel at Picton is pretty spooky, especially after rain when you’re a quarter way through, then all of a sudden you’re knee-deep in water. But the scariest thing about Picton tunnel is the trespassing fine you get from the cops if the locals dob on you…” —Kimberlee Onorato, Facebook
“The Separate Prison at Port Arthur is scary as F! Some weird stuff happened when we were down there.” —Gina Ramsay, Facebook
The Separate Prison had 80 cells and was used to psychologically punish prisoners through making them stay silent to reflect on their crimes. The prison is said to houses many souls of people who either killed themselves, or murdered others to escape the silent, solitary confines.
“Sarah’s grave in Cranebrook.” —Jaryd Zucco, Facebook
Sarah Marshall arrived in Australia as a convict in the 1800s and after serving her sentence, met a man by the name of John Simpson. They ended up having eight children out of wedlock before she was brutally murdered by a group of men one night. She was buried as Sarah Simpson, as it’s believed John married her at her grave so she could pass without sin. It’s said that her ghost haunts young men, and women see her ghost around the site.
“Belanglo State Forest in NSW – aka the place where Ivan Milat buried all those bodies. I was camping there a couple of years ago, and it was pitch dark and silent in the middle of the night. Suddenly, out of nowhere, we could hear what sounded like someone coming closer and closer. It probably was a wild animal, but I didn’t get any sleep that night. We decided to go home the next day.” —Bron Lovejoy, Facebook
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