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Irish Murphy’s Hotel in Ballarat, Victoria is a great venue for a Guinness Pie and a Kilkenny Stout when exploring the amazing goldfields city. Well documented for strange paranormal activity, but no evidence of a connection to historical figures

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Well we might be a little bit late to the new year this year!!  But nevertheless Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

In our defence we have been busy in the background finding and securing some new adventures for the Twisted History for this year, some we will be letting you know about very soon!  As well as busily providing ghost tours and paranormal investigations at Geelong Gaol and murder tours in Melbourne’s Chinatown.

Back to our blog!!  This year we will be doing things a little differently.  For the past couple of years we have been blogging snippets from history that happened “On This Day.  This year we will be doing “Sunday Spotlights” instead.  This will allow us to provide more details (where we can!) on some of the events we will be writing about.

But we would like your input!

As some of you would know we have a few different categories that we blog about – these include Murders, Goals, Hotels, Pop Culture and of course Twisted History.

This year we want to hear from you! Which Australian murder cases fascinate you?  Is there a particular Australian movie or TV show you want to know more about?  Is there an urban legend that gives you a chuckle?  Or even a good ghost story we haven’t heard?  Is your local hotel haunted?  Is there something paranormal you want to discuss?  We want to hear it all!

If you have some ideas for blog articles – get in touch!  You can email us at twistedhistoryvictoria@gmail.com, you can inbox us on any of our facebook pages or give us a call on 1300865800.

We do have some stories going up starting tonight and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Welcome to 2018!!

 

 

On this day ………… 10th March 1879

An ‘extraordinary supernatural occurrence’ took place on the coast north of Port MacDonnell in 1879 and created a great sensation. Walter and William Carrison had been at work for some little time obtaining oil from a stranded whale. A few days later they were out shooting and did not return to their tent until nightfall. Just at twilight William Carrison was loading his gun for a last shot, when all at once he heard a hideous yell and, turning his eyes in the direction from which the sound came, he observed what appeared to be a man of rather unusually tall stature making towards him. Carrison looked with a fixed gaze at the object and it appeared so weird and unearthly that his blood began to chill and his hair to bristle. On it came and as it approached yelled again. Carrison then put a cap on his gun and, taking aim, fired at the object which appeared to sink into the ground out of sight and left no trace behind. At the same time Walter Carrison, who was about a mile from his brother, saw a similar apparition and, having his gun loaded and capped at the time, fired. The object, too, appeared to have felt the shot and melted into thin air. Later, it was the general belief that the ghost, or ghosts, were of some persons who had been murdered near the spot where they were seen.

 

 

We recently had a photo sent in from a customer who had taken pictures while in a small group on a Ghost tour here at the Geelong Gaol.  The first photo is from the customer, the second is taken by Twisted History the following night of one of our guides standing in the same spot.  These are as they have come off the phone cameras and not been edited at all, besides putting them side by side .  What are your thoughts on them?

 

 

Would you like to join us behind the walls of the Geelong Gaol on an extended investigation?  This Friday night, May 27th we have a few spots left.  This tour gives you the opportunity to investigate an intact 19th century gaol under the guidance of one of our investigators.  You will be taken to areas such as the hospital, kitchen, surgery and morgue……

For information and bookings, call 1300865800

On this day ………… 10th March 1879

An ‘extraordinary supernatural occurrence’ took place on the coast north of Port MacDonnell in 1879 and created a great sensation. Walter and William Carrison had been at work for some little time obtaining oil from a stranded whale. A few days later they were out shooting and did not return to their tent until nightfall. Just at twilight William Carrison was loading his gun for a last shot, when all at once he heard a hideous yell and, turning his eyes in the direction from which the sound came, he observed what appeared to be a man of rather unusually tall stature making towards him. Carrison looked with a fixed gaze at the object and it appeared so weird and unearthly that his blood began to chill and his hair to bristle. On it came and as it approached yelled again. Carrison then put a cap on his gun and, taking aim, fired at the object which appeared to sink into the ground out of sight and left no trace behind. At the same time Walter Carrison, who was about a mile from his brother, saw a similar apparition and, having his gun loaded and capped at the time, fired. The object, too, appeared to have felt the shot and melted into thin air. Later, it was the general belief that the ghost, or ghosts, were of some persons who had been murdered near the spot where they were seen.

 

 

It looks like the ghosts have gotten to our phone line and our 1300865800 number is unfortunately down!

To contact us, please call 0439666772 or email twistedhistoryvictoria@gmail.com

Our apologies for any incoveniences, we are working to get it fixed as quickly as possible!!

 

 

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.

In November 1944, a group of boys on bikes tore through Sydney in pursuit of a ghost. Sadly it wasn’t the real-life inspiration for Ghostbusters, but a publicity stunt for the new film Ghost Catchers, which had opened at the Capitol Theatre. The scariest thing about the US musical-comedy, starring vaudeville duo Olsen and Johnson as “sleuths who clean out some pugilistic ghosts from the home of wide-eyed neighbours”, was its Aussie reviews. Women’s Weekly deemed its “bodies in closets, screams and gunfire” as “too much of a good thing”, the Sydney Morning Herald complained the pair’s schtick “is wearing thin”, while the Advertiser decried it as “strictly juvenile fare … entirely devoid of rhyme or reason”.

A clip from a couple of years ago from the team at Paranormal Seekers seeking responses from our resident spirit Butch.  If you would like to join us for an investigation, we run 7 nights a week.  For information and bookings call 1300865800

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!

  

Paranormal Investigation Tours

Have you entered the gates of the Geelong Gaol yet …… after dark?!!

We run Ghost and Investigation Tours seven nights a week inside the most intact 19th century prison in Victoria.

For bookings and information, please call 1300865800

Paranormal Investigation Tours
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Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours