imageThe youth Herbert Elliott, was committed for trial at the Ballarat court on the 8th of December 1903, for a serious offence under the Crimes Act, was brought down from Camperdown on this day in 1903, by Senior-constable Arthur, and admitted to the Geelong gaol, where he will remain pending his trial.


imageA practical joke was reported to have been played upon a youth who recently visited some country relations in the Wagga Wagga district. He was taken out possum-shooting by some of his young friends, who had previously arranged that one of their number should climb a tree and personate a ghost by coveting himself with a sheet. Suddenly the alarm was given, and the conspirators decamped in feigned alarm, but soon recovering their courage, they persuaded their young guest to fire at the ghost, having previously taken the precaution to see that his gun was only loaded with powder. The ghost descending from the tree, approached the party, and so terrified the lad became insensible, and was fully six weeks before he regained his customary health.


Patrick Lynch a prisoner who was being taken from Pentridge to the Geelong Gaol on the 3rd of December 1929, jumped from the window of a fast moving express train near Manor. He suffered a compound fracture of both legs, and injuries to the face and hands. The crew of another train found, him alongside, the line. Lynch was taken to Melbourne Gaol hospital.


James Wessan, a resident of Brunswick, was treated at the Melbourne Hospital on this day in 1904 for an injury to his head owing to his horse falling over.


Wangaratta Railway Station

Wangaratta Railway Station

Daniel McKay, a fireman with the railways, was injured in an unfortunate accident while shunting on this day in 1896. He was knocked from the top of the engine by the overhead wire, falling to the track where his right leg was severed, and his left leg badly crushed. McKay was taken to Wangaratta by special train, and was conscious for the whole journey, and able to make his will. His signature, it was said, was steadier than the signatures of all the witnesses. McKay died two days later and was buried in the Benalla Cemetery.

MURDERS 2for1 15JUN2015To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas month, we are offering 2 tickets for the price of 1 on our Chinatown tours for this weekend (December 4 and 5) only! Call 1300865800 now and quote December to receive this offer. Spots are limited so don’t delay!!

Do you have what it takes to spend the night in a haunted prison? We are lucky enough to have the guys from Paranormal Seekers Victoria joining us in the Geelong Gaol on our last lockdown for the year – this Friday night – Decemeber 4!  If you would like to be one of the lucky few to join these guys behind the walls of the Geelong Gaol, please give us a call on 1300865800. Spots are limited!


 Have you joined us on the darker side of history in Chinatown or Carlton yet?


Here are the customer photos from Monster Fest on Thursday night at the World Premiere of Scare Campaign!

Monster Fest 2015

Have a look at our Pinterest board of famous faces we met at Monster Fest this year

Monster Fest 2015 – Famous Faces


Beechworth Lunatic Asylum


We are into the final few day of Beechworth Ghost Tours with our final tours being held on Saturday 28/11/2015. If you have bookings with us past 30/11/2015, please contact us to make arrangements for your bookings.

We would like to thank all those who have passed through the gates of the Asylum and joined us on tours in the past 7 years. Without you, we would not be what we have become today. What started as a small idea has grown to the Asylum being a world reknown location. We say thank you to all of our staff both past and present.

We wish the new owners every success and all the very best for the future.

While we are sad to be finishing up at the Asylum, Twisted History will still be conducting tours at Geelong Gaol and in Melbourne’s Chinatown and Carlton. You can keep up with us at or any of our facebook pages at Twisted History, Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours or Melbourne Murder Tours


In the Divorce Court on this day in 1902, James Stokes, aged 56, sued for a divorce from Priscilla Stokes (48), the ground of, desertion. Petitioner stated that he was a warder at the Geelong Gaol at the time he married respondent, and at the time of his marriage he was a widower with three children. There were three children by the second marriage, and his wife and he frequently quarrelled over the way the latter was bringing up his family. On one occasion respondent told him that she could not understand why she married an old fellow like petitioner.