Aradale Mental Hospital: Australia’s Most Haunted Asylum

Victoria, Australia

Perched on what was formerly known as “Mad-Man’s Hill” is one of the most notorious asylums to ever exist within Australia. Aradale Lunatic Asylum was a psychiatric hospital built in Ararat, Australia during the 1800s, which operated within the community right through to the 1990s. Aradale was constructed at a time where other asylums were also being built within the state of Victoria. They were thought essential to deal with the crisis of increasing numbers […]

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Cascade Gardens: The Shadowless Ghost of Ned Harper

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cascade Gardens is a perfectly manicured waterfront park that holds a dark secret. The park exists in Surfers paradise, one of the most visited areas of Queensland, Australia. Cascade Gardens is well-known for its war memorials, as a habitat for bats and for containing the grave of a well-respected man, whom some believe now haunts the area. Ned Harper lived from 1828 to 1896. During his life, he became respected within the local community for […]

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Ernest Junction Tunnel: Haunted Queensland, Australia

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Ernest Junction Tunnel lies in the underbelly of a sleepy suburb just outside of Brisbane, Australia. It is an imposing, dark passage cloaked in rather sinister graffiti. The tunnel was once an important pass-through for the South Coast Railway Line. Today the tunnel has been abandoned, yet is preserved as a piece of Queensland’s rail history. The Ernest Junction Tunnel was constructed in 1888 and served until 1964 when it saw the last passenger […]

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Is South Australia’s Stenhouse Bay Ghost Town Haunted?

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Stenhouse Bay was the name of a small settlement on the coast of South Australia. Today, not much is left of the town apart from some ruins and a few select restored buildings. This now ghost town was settled in the early 1900s, growing to around 200 inhabitants at its peak. The town thrived from 1913 to around 1930 as gypsum mining in the area was prosperous. Though this was a small settlement, Stenhouse Bay […]

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The Ghost of Hayman Road and Carclew Cemetery, South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Hayman Road is a typical rural road in South Australia. It cuts through farmland before coming to a sudden stop as it reaches the Gawler River. There’s not a thing about this road that would make a passerby feel as though anything is amiss. That is until you consider an intersecting road where a small church, newly renovated into a private residence, holding an attached graveyard is located. It is the small, inconspicuous Carclew Cemetery, […]

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Haunting of the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Port Adelaide is an area of South Australia that is extremely rich in history. Only adding to this is the National Railway Museum, which lies in the heart of the Port. The museum boasts over 100 exhibits that show off rail-related memorabilia including steam engines and upper-class carriages that have traveled all over Australia. Although the National Railway Museum of Port Adelaide is a favorite amongst families during the day, the museum takes on a different […]

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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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