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Haunted Unicorn Brewery Cellars Burra, South Australia

Burra, South Australia, Australia

The Unicorn Brewery Cellars lie just beneath the historic mining town of Burra. The dark, extensive tunnel system appears intimidating. Cold, damp passages leading into winding darkness made for the perfect setting for a horror movie, being used as Wolf Creek 2’s torture dungeon. But, they also seem appropriate for ghosts, which many people claim linger from the past. The Unicorn Brewery produced South Australia’s beer between 1873 and 1902. Unfortunately, after the brewery saw […]

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Port Wakefield Phantom Hitchhiker: Haunted Road

South Australia, Australia

Driving into Port Wakefield from Adelaide, the gateway to the Yorke Peninsula, can be a rather mundane experience. One follows the long stretch of road along Highway A1, a vast landscape of farmland, scrub and endless horizons make for a scenic but banal drive. Sure, the handmade sculptures lining the road near Dublin, protesting the rubbish tip, offer up a fleeting moment of interest. Otherwise, the road is seemingly normal, but for some who have […]

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The Haunted Burra Mines: South Australia Ghosts

Burra, South Australia, Australia

In 1845 Copper ore was discovered near the small, country town of Burra in South Australia. The years following this discovery saw the community grow and by 1850 Burra was home to the largest metal mining site in Australia. The site, known as Burra Burra or sometimes the Monster Mines, employed around 1,000 men and boys at its peak. The mine remained in operation until 1877 when it was closed. Almost 100 years later, in […]

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Ghosts of Gladstone Gaol: Haunted South Australia

South Australia, Australia

During its many years of operation, Gladstone Gaol boasted a fierce reputation, with past inmates likening their time at the institution to “Hell.” Built between 1879 and 1881, Gladstone Gaol was important to relieve overcrowding issues of other South Australian prisoners at the time. The jail would hold both female and male prisoners through until the commencement of WWII when the facility was repurposed by the military to act as an internment camp and detention […]

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The Haunted Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Not only is the Adelaide Zoo one of South Australia’s most beloved tourist attractions, but it is also an important institution for local education and the conservation of wildlife. The Zoo first opened its doors in 1883 and has housed many native and exotic animals since. Recently, the Adelaide Zoo became of interest to the paranormal community when Adelaide’s Haunted Horizons began to conduct dark history tours, which featured some tales of potential hauntings. It […]

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World’s Oldest Clipper Ship Ghosts: Haunted Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Today, Port Adelaide houses the oldest surviving composite Clipper Ship in the world. Once named the City of Adelaide, this magnificent historical ship was built in 1864 with the purpose of transporting passengers and cargo from London, England to Adelaide, South Australia. Although the tattered ship appears tired and worn, it remains of great historical significance to South Australia. More than a quarter of a million Australians are able to trace their heritage back to […]

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Haunted Grand Hotel Millicent: Ghosts of South Australia

South Australia, Australia

The Grand Hotel Millicent is an epic structure that sits close to South Australia’s coastline. Having stood proudly in Millicent for over 120 years, many from the area claim the building to be haunted by numerous spirits. Construction was completed on the hotel on the 12th of September 1900 and the Grand opened its doors to the public as upper-class accommodation. Although the Grand is not the oldest hotel in town, it has become the […]

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Haunted Cornwall Hotel, Moonta South Australia

Moonta, South Australia, Australia

The Cornwall Hotel is a historic and popular hotel in Moonta, South Australia. Not only is it the oldest pub in town, dating back to the early 1860s, it is also said to be one of the most haunted. Formerly known as the Globe, the hotel was sadly extensively damaged by fire in 1885. Thankfully, no lives were lost in the blaze. Later, the hotel would be restored to its full glory. The hotel also […]

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