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ON THIS DAY ……. 13th of April 1991

25 years

Karmein Chan was born on the 5th of November 1977, and was murdered in Templestowe on this day in 1991. Chan was abducted on 13 April 1991 and subsequently murdered. While both her parents worked at their Chinese restaurant in Eltham, an individual abducted Karmein from the family home in Templestowe. Before leaving, he spray painted “Pay up Asian Drug Dealer, More and More to Come” on a vehicle in their front yard. Police suspect this was a ruse to distract them from the killer’s real motive. Karmein’s mother made an emotional plea on television for Karmein’s return. The investigation was hampered by the use of an old school photo of Karmein, which may not have represented her true appearance at the time of her abduction. Her badly decomposed body was found a year later in Melbourne’s northern outskirts in Edgars Creek, Thomastown. This crime is believed to have been committed by a man aptly known only as Mr. Cruel, who despite much effort on the part of Victoria Police, has never been brought to justice. On 14 December 2010 Victoria Police announced that a new taskforce had been established about eight months earlier following substantial new intelligence. The new Taskforce has been reviewing both the Spectrum Taskforce investigation and some new leads that have come in the last year or so.

 

Paranormal Investigation with the REM-Pod Device

The REM-Pod is one of our Ghost hunting device choices we use here at the Geelong Gaol to capture spirit activity. The REM-Pod emits an ElectroMagnetic field and with its tall antenna therefore detects anything that moves into that field that then sets of the internal devices alarm. We place the RemPod in our field of Investigation; kitchen bench, Stairwells, Surgical table, Morgue Autopsy table to name a few, then if the device is triggered and we (the humans) are not in the vicinity of the device, neither bugs or debris of any kind, then we may class it as paranormal.

Via active Investigation we have had strong spirit evidence in the East Wing stairs where the RemPod alarm is most always triggered by the spirit of a little girl, in a cell on the third level where a convict spirit resides, is triggered in the Condemned Cell near the Gallows trapdoor and many other evidence based captures too.

If you would like to join the team at Twisted History on a Paranormal Investigation tour, we run seven nights a week using various ghost hunting devices. To book call 1300865800.

Who is brave enough to enter the gates of the Geelong Gaol tonight or tomorrow night. Be guided through the most intact 19th century prison, hearing stories of the prisoner conditions, executions, and of course the ghosts! Perhaps you will be lucky enough to encounter one of our spirits….

Or if the paranormal is more to your liking then join us on an investigation tonight at 9.30pm or tomorrow night at midnight, in search for the evidence that the paranormal truly does exist. Do you have what it takes to become a ghost hunter for the night.

To book your spot please call 1300865800 or book online at www.twistedhistory.net.au/book-now.html

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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

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

 

Have you ever wanted to search for your own evidence that paranormal truly exists? We have a small number of places on a 9.30pm investigation tonight.

Why not join us behind the walls of the Old Geelong Gaol with one of our experienced investigators, as they guide you to the “hotspots”. On this tour you will use a range of equipment to attempt to gather proof of the paranormal.

These investigations run 7 nights a week, check our website for times and our extended investigations on a Deadtime Tour or Lockdown.

Call 1300865800 for more information and bookings

Anzac Day Weekend

We have Ghost and Investigation tours running over the entire Anzac Day weekend!  Join us behind the walls of the most intact Victorian 19th century prison, the Geelong Gaol,  to hear the stories of those who once lived behind these walls …… and who perhaps are still with us!

Or if finding evidence of the paranormal is more to your liking, then join us on an investigation tour where our investigators will lead you to the hot spots of the Gaol and you can use the paranormal investigation equipment to try and prove that ghosts exist!

FRIDAY – 8pm Ghost Tour (BOOKED OUT); 9.30pm Investigation

SATURDAY – 8pm Ghost Tour; 10pm Ghost Tour (only if 8pm is booked out); Midnight Investigation

SUNDAY – 8pm Ghost Tour; 10pm Investigation Tour

MONDAY – 8pm Ghost Tour; 10pm Investigation Tour

For more information on any of our tours or to book, please call 1300865800

 

ON THIS DAY ……. 13th of April 1991

25 years

Karmein Chan was born on the 5th of November 1977, and was murdered in Templestowe on this day in 1991. Chan was abducted on 13 April 1991 and subsequently murdered. While both her parents worked at their Chinese restaurant in Eltham, an individual abducted Karmein from the family home in Templestowe. Before leaving, he spray painted “Pay up Asian Drug Dealer, More and More to Come” on a vehicle in their front yard. Police suspect this was a ruse to distract them from the killer’s real motive. Karmein’s mother made an emotional plea on television for Karmein’s return. The investigation was hampered by the use of an old school photo of Karmein, which may not have represented her true appearance at the time of her abduction. Her badly decomposed body was found a year later in Melbourne’s northern outskirts in Edgars Creek, Thomastown. This crime is believed to have been committed by a man aptly known only as Mr. Cruel, who despite much effort on the part of Victoria Police, has never been brought to justice. On 14 December 2010 Victoria Police announced that a new taskforce had been established about eight months earlier following substantial new intelligence. The new Taskforce has been reviewing both the Spectrum Taskforce investigation and some new leads that have come in the last year or so.

 

Paranormal Investigation with the REM-Pod Device

The REM-Pod is one of our Ghost hunting device choices we use here at the Geelong Gaol to capture spirit activity. The REM-Pod emits an ElectroMagnetic field and with its tall antenna therefore detects anything that moves into that field that then sets of the internal devices alarm. We place the RemPod in our field of Investigation; kitchen bench, Stairwells, Surgical table, Morgue Autopsy table to name a few, then if the device is triggered and we (the humans) are not in the vicinity of the device, neither bugs or debris of any kind, then we may class it as paranormal.
Via active Investigation we have had strong spirit evidence in the East Wing stairs where the RemPod alarm is most always triggered by the spirit of a little girl, in a cell on the third level where a convict spirit resides, is triggered in the Condemned Cell near the Gallows trapdoor and many other evidence based captures too.

If you would like to join the team at Twisted History on a Paranormal Investigation tour, we run seven nights a week using various ghost hunting devices. To book call 1300865800.

PARANORMAL EVIDENCE FROM THE OLD GEELONG GAOL

Our Investigators we use a range of trigger devices to entice Spirit to come and communicate with them and in addition, to manipulate our equipment. Here is a couple of devices being triggered on site; locations include the East Wing stairs, the condemned man cell, the Gallows trapdoor and the creepy kitchen which doubled as the morgue site in the early days. You can see our Teddy and EMF detector being manipulated, the teddy had a wet hand from an external source, Isabella our Porcelain doll gets her arm moved, hair lifted, dress pulled, she is moved from her original location and on a couple of instances her untied shoelaces were retied when we left her there in the dark alone to be played with, to our surprise upon our return to collect her! We have also experienced the Teddy, as we carry him around by his arm, the other arm lifts to be horizontal in stance as if an unseen force has lifted his hand and holding onto it as we wander the hallways.

Not sure what to do this Easter weekend? Why not ‘hop’ onto one of the Twisted History tours!! We have availability left for Ghost and Investigation tours on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday at the Geelong Gaol and Easter Saturday on a murder tour in Chinatown.  Call 1300865800 for more information and bookings

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