Old Tailem Town: South Australia’s Haunted Pioneer Village

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Rusting cars, antique dolls and cracked face mannequins fill the many buildings of Old Tailem Town, Australia’s largest pioneer village. Over one hundred original buildings line the streets of this artificial town, each with their own histories and stories to tell. Old Tailem Town was built as a tourist attraction in 1982 to resemble the life of South Australia’s early settlers from the mid-1800s. The structures that now make up Old Tailem Town vary in […]

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Larundel Mental Asylum: Ghost Stories and Music Box

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Just outside of Melbourne’s CBD is an abandoned set of buildings with the ability to strike fear into the hearts of many. The old Larundel Mental Asylum now lies empty and has been deteriorating for some time. But not everyone believes the old buildings are empty, and instead, occupied by spirits of the past. The Larundel Psychiatric Hospital was built to replace another nearby establishment that was causing issues for the local community. Construction began […]

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The Haunting of Anstey Hill, South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Anstey Hill Recreation Park is a populated hiking trail by day, but by night the area takes on a whole new feeling. A dark atmosphere hangs over the old Newman’s Nursery, a now ruined set of buildings previously housing exotic plants dating back to 1854. Though the Nursery is nothing more today than a series of crumbling stone ruins, it was once an elaborate business comprised of the largest nursery in the Southern Hemisphere. A […]

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Most Haunted Hotel in Sydney: Ghosts of the Russell Hotel

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Russell Hotel was built in Sydney in 1887, but the history of the site it was built upon dates back even further. The hotel’s foundations were laid upon the ground that once harbored the Convict’s Hospital, built-in 1788 as the first general hospital in Australia. This hospital was as much a place of healing as it was of death. Many were treated here, particularly during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Sydney. In […]

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The Ethel Shipwreck of South Australia

South Australia, Australia

One of South Australia’s most stunning beaches is lined by a rugged coastline and conceals a dark secret on its shores. The shipwreck of the Ethel gives Ethel Beach its name and makes the location one of the most interesting within the Innes National Park. Though rarely uncovered, recent swells and storms had revealed the rotting hull of a once-formidable iron ship. The jagged metal skeleton pierced through the soft sand of the beach to […]

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Melbourne’s Young & Jackson Slit Neck Ghost

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sitting calmly in the center of Melbourne is one of the most historic and supposedly haunted hotels in the city. The Young & Jackson Hotel was established back in 1861 as the Princes Bridge Hotel and got its name change in 1875 to pay homage to its new Irish owners. Though the Young & Jackson Hotel and pub is steeped in history and existed for a very long time, its haunting actually occurs just outside […]

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Jack the Ripper’s Ghost: Haunting of Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jack the Ripper is one of the first documented serial killers our modern world can remember. They were responsible for murdering a number of women in gruesome ways within Whitechapel, London in the late 1880s. The Ripper remains unidentified to this day, though many have speculated who the mystery killer may be. One Jack the Ripper theory suggests that Frederick Bailey Deeming may have been this infamous killer. Deeming was born in England and lived a […]

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Eastern Station Hotel: Haunted Hotel in Ballarat, Australia

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Ballarat is a historic Australian town that was once consumed by a gold rush. It is a place many people from different walks of life have visited. For this reason, one of the oldest hotels in town has seen many people pass through its doors. The Eastern Station Hotel was established in 1862 and has had a long and impactful history. Some of this history has dark elements and there are rumored to be more […]

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