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One of the teams favourite “haunts” is the Blackwood Hotel.  We hold regular investigations here with the next one being on Sunday, June 12.

Nestled in the Wombat State Forest, the town of Blackwood has an interesting past from the early days of the Victorian Gold Rush to the present.  This hotel opened in 1868 and quickly became the heart of the community.  Being the office of the Cobb and Co, coroners court and even the town morgue.  This building has seen more than its fair share of death and claims a number of resident ghosts which makes it perfect to investigate.

Laura Dalton lies in an unmarked grave in the Blackwood Cemetery, after an accident at the Blackwood Hotel.  Laura was the single mother of two young children earning her keep as part of the domestic staff at the Hotel.  In 1948 she was using a petrol iron in the kitchen when it exploded, severely burning the young woman, where she would die of her injuries the following day.  Over the years many people have claimed to see Laura at the Blackwood Hotel.

 

Join the team at Twisted History for the night of All Hallows’ Eve at one Victoria’s most haunted hotels followed by a lantern tour of the Blackwood Cemetery.

Nestled in the Wombat State Forest, the town of Blackwood has an interesting past from the early days of the Victorian Gold Rush to the present.  This hotel opened in 1868 and quickly became the heart of the community.  Being the office of the Cobb and Co, coroners court and even the town morgue.  This building has seen more than its fair share of death and claims a number of resident ghosts which makes it perfect to investigate.

Laura Dalton lies in an unmarked grave in the Blackwood Cemetery, after an accident at the Blackwood Hotel.  Laura was the single mother of two young children earning her keep as part of the domestic staff at the Hotel.  In 1948 she was using a petrol iron in the kitchen when it exploded, severely burning the young woman, where she would die of her injuries the following day.  Over the years many people have claimed to see Laura at the Blackwood Hotel.

Start the evening with a meal before beginning the investigation of the parlour, dining room, cellar and more before a tour of the hilltop cemetery.  Groups will be provided with night vision cameras, infra red goggles, laser grid, emf detectors, spirit box, motion sensors and a range of other equipment.

Bookings essential for all tours on 1300865800

Do you like to investigate the paranormal and explore haunted locations?  Join the team at Twisted History for a night at the Blackwood Hotel – dinner, investigation and cemetery tour.

For information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

Join the Team at Twisted History on this Tuesday the 2nd of August at the famous Blackwood Hotel. Dinner followed by a cemetery walk by lantern light hearing twisted tales. Returning to one of Victoria’s most haunted hotel for a Paranormal Investigation. For bookings and information please call 1300 865 800

Do you love to explore old hotel and enjoy good pub food….. Join the team at Twisted History tonight as we do a paranormal investigation of Victoria’s most haunted hotel.  Tour will explore the history of the building before going down into the cellar which was once the town morgue. For information and booking call 1300 865 800

Join us this coming Tuesday (July 5) night at 6pm at the historic Blackwood Hotel for dinner, cemetery tour and and investigation of one of the most haunted hotels in Victoria! Booking can be made by calling 1300865800

Join us this coming Tuesday (July 5) night at 6pm at the historic Blackwood Hotel for dinner, cemetery tour and and investigation of one of the most haunted hotels in Victoria!  Booking can be made by calling 1300865800

But as for the Blackwood Cemetery ….  this is a letter to the editor from 1877 highlighting some of the difficulties of grave digging at Blackwood!!

THE BLACKWOOD CEMETERY

To the Editor of the Courier

Sir – Permit me, through your columns, to draw tot he attention of the trustees of the Blackwood Cemetery (if there are any) to the disgraceful scene that occurs on nearly every occasion an internment takes place.  No matter old or young, large or small, the body has to lie alongside the grave while the grave is made larger, not withstanding ample notice given to the gravedigger.  A child was buried this afternoon, six year of age, and the coffin on being lowered, stuck, and had to be hauled up again, while one of the followers of the corpse had to take off his jacket and with pick and shovel made the grave larger.  The bereaved parents and friends were compelled to stand by while this was being done.  Surely, Sir, the sad necessity that takes us to the cemetery to lay the remains of a loved one in their last resting place, is harrowing enough without being aggravated by having to stand by while the grave is made larger.  Trusting your insertion of this will prevent any future occurrence of the like blundering – I remain yours truly

A. MOURNER

Barry’s Reef, 11th June

Paranormal Investigation Tour

Do you love to explore old Australian pub…..
Why not join the team at Twisted History at the Blackwood Hotel on Tuesday, June 7 for dinner, a cemetery tour followed by a paranormal investigation of areas not usually accessible to the public. Perhaps the ghost of Laura Dalton is still at the Blackwood Hotel ……

For information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

Why not join us at the Blackwood Hotel on Tuesday, June 7 for dinner, a cemetery tour followed by a paranormal  investigation of areas not usually accessible to the public.  Perhaps the ghost of Laura Dalton is still at the Blackwood Hotel ……
FATALLY BURNED WHILE IRONING – 1948
While Mrs Laura Dalton, 24, of the Blackwood Hotel, Blackwood, was using a” petrol iron on Wednesday night her clothes caught fire, and she was so badly burned that she died in Ballarat Base Hospital yesterday.
Blackwood A3 Poster-REVISED

Twisted History have some special investigation tours and of course Mothers Day coming up in the next week or so.  Have you booked your spot yet??

BLACKWOOD HOTEL – Tuesday, May 3

Join us at the Blackwood Hotel for dinner, Cemetery Walk and an investigation in areas of the hotel not normally open to the public.  This tour runs on the first Tuesday night of the month.

MOTHERS DAY – Sunday, May 8

Why not treat Mum to a Mother’s Day with a difference by bringing her on a ghost tour of the Old Geelong Gaol or if the paranormal is more to her liking, a 2 hour investigation tour of the Gaol.

ROYAL MELBOURNE HOTEL – Monday, May 9

Join us for dinner in the cells and an investigation at the Royal Melbourne Hotel.  The Royal Melbourne Hotel was formerly the Bourke Street West Lockup, built on the original police precint of Melbourne.

For more information or bookings on any of these tours, please call 1300865800

Mothers Day Blackwood A3 Poster-REVISED RMH 2016

 

What a great night we had on our very first investigation of the Blackwood Hotel.  The Hotel certainly lived up to its reputation as a haunted Hotel!

Our night began with a lovely meal – 10 different parmi’s to choose from!  Followed by a walk through the Blackwood Cemetery with Lou and then a paranormal investigation for the remainder of the night under the guidance of the Twisted History team!

There were many personal experiences of people getting touched and poked at! Lots of Ghost Meter Pro activity as well as K2 and Rem Pod hits. We had activity in the Parlour, the Cellar where the morgue slab is and in Room 3, there were some shadow figures seen behind some of the customers.

It was a very enjoyable night and we will be doing another investigation here very soon!  We would like to thank the staff of the Blackwood Hotel for being so welcoming!!

If you would like to book for a Blackwood Hotel investigation or on our other tours of the Geelong Goal or in Chinatown or Carlton, then give us a call on 1300865800.