Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
In 1864 the building opened it’s doors as the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot. It was overcrowded, underfunded and was used inappropriately to lock up people suffering from simple ailments such as sunstroke and exhaustion.
In the 1900s the patients were moved to another location after several suspicious deaths. The building was then used as a women’s refuge housing pregnant teens and later a technical college.
The building is now used an arts centre and many patrons and staff have reported strange happenings on the historical site.
Reports of strange figures appearing in photographs, doors that open and close by themselves and feelings of being hugged and kissed by an invisible person are common from visitors to the centre.
There are rumours of a female ghost who wanders along one of the upper hallways, angry and searching for her lost baby.
Montecristo Homestead, Junee, NSW
Originally inhabited by the Crawley family in 1884, most of the spirits that supposedly wander the house are thought to be from this family.
When Mr Crawley died, Mrs Crawley seldom left the house out of grief for her husband and since her death her ghost is often seen wandering the halls of Montecristo.
It’s also said that a child suffered a fatal fall on the main stairs and now small children are stopped by an invisible force from walking up the stairs. Children who haven’t previously suffered asthma, reportedly show signs of the illness while in the house and the symptoms disappear as soon as they leave.
Princess Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
On the evening of the 3rd of March 1888, baritone Frederick ‘Frederici’ Baker had just finished his final song and was dramatically lowered down under the stage in a spellbinding finale. He had a heart attack on the way down and was dead before he even reached the stage hands.
His death was clouded by confusion as several audience and cast members reported that he’d been on stage for the curtain call, so he couldn’t possibly have died after his final song.
To this day it’s said that his ghost haunts the theatre and can be seen in the audience during performances. A seat in the third row is left vacant for him for each performance.
Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Brisbane City Hall has a colourful history of onsite deaths including many fatalities in the construction of the building.
An American soldier was stabbed to death in the 1940’s when a fight over a girl came to blows.
It’s said that employees of the city hall have often heard two men arguing loudly in the Red Cross Tea Room when there’s no one else in the building.
Other reports include the lift mysteriously stopping in between floors or jerking inexplicably. These events are thought to be caused by the ghost of a lift attendant who fell and into the path of the lift and was crushed to death in 1935.
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Reportedly one of the most haunted locations in Australia, Penitentiary Chapel in Hobart has a dark history that lends itself to strange happenings and lingering spirits.
Visitors have reported feeling overwhelmingly anxious and sad in the isolation cells and unable to leave despite desperately wanting to.
In the room known as Ivy’s Room, there’s a couch where visitors have been told by an unseen man to ‘Get off!’ when they dare to sit upon it.
I've been to the Freo Arts Centre... but never saw a ghost... or been ghostly hugged. Do you have any haunted places near you?