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On this day ………… 6th November 1920

Whether recent demonstrations by spiritualists in Melbourne or the defeat of the prohibition party at the polls, had an unsettling effect on the nerves of peaceable citizens cannot be definitely established said the Melbourne Age, but people in Abbotsford have been seeing a ghost. At any rate, they think they have seen one.

A female apparition appeared at an old house in Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, and people have been flocking to the locality at night to see it. The ghost story, too, has improved with circulation, having gained, notoriety with additional details of a murder in the house, the periodical return of the murdered woman’s spirit, and so forth.  The ghost was nothing more than a remarkable reflection thrown on the wall by a street lamp, the rays of which strike the verandah post and cast a reflection resembling a woman’s head. This reflection has been in existence for many years, but it is only within the past few days it has become the subject of much public interest.

On this night in 1920, four police constables in Nicholson-street ”moving on’ the crowds of ghost seekers, who numbers were estimated, between 400 and 500 people.

Twisted History is proud to be a part of Law Week 2017!  There are over 100 events in the program. To see the full program of events, go to: www.lawweek.net.au

Twisted History have a range of tours running from our Ghost Tours to Investigations to Murder Tours and our brand new Jack the Ripper tour. Bookings are essential on 1300865800.  Please note customers need to be 16 and over to take part in the Paranormal Investigations, 15 and over for the Chinatown Murder Tour and 18 and over for Carlton Murder Tour, Melbourne Murder Tour and Jack the Ripper Tour.

Tours Available

Monday 15/05/2017- Thursday 18/05/2017

Geelong Gaol – 8pm Ghost Tour, 10pm Paranormal Investigation Tour

Friday 19/05/2017

Geelong Gaol – 8pm Ghost Tour, 10pm Paranormal Investigation Tour

Chinatown – 8pm Murder Tour

Carlton – 8.30pm Murder Tour

Saturday 20/05/2017

Geelong Gaol – 8pm Ghost Tour, 10pm Ghost Tour, midnight Paranormal Investigation

Chinatown – 8pm Murder Tour

Melbourne – 8.30pm Murder Tour

Sunday 21/05/2017

Geelong Gaol – 8pm Ghost Tour, 10pm Paranormal Investigation Tour

Melbourne – 2pm Jack the Ripper Tour

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.

Sunday Paranormal Spot – K2 EMF Detector

We use the K2 as one of our most popular devices whilst Ghost Hunting to detect any Electro Magnetic Field that may be present, and the varied range of detection tells us how strong the field range is or its intensity. Once turned on the green light will be illuminated then once a EMF detection occurs the light illuminates according to the fields it has detected ranging up to the red 20milligawls of energy; an elecrto magnetic energy phenomena is given off when there is a Spirit around. We as Investigators, walk around with the device in our hand and place the device too on areas of interest: seats, walls, graves, shelves – anywhere we see fit during our investigation, with the hope that a detection will be made. We also call for any Spirits that can hear us to come forward and come close to us and the device and trigger the meter. We can also use this K2 device to actively communicate with us via triggering the device to our line of questioning as an answer to our enquiries. You will also see below we have used the K2 on an experiment in the Dentist Surgery where we have detected spirit and out line of questioning is asking the spirit to choose which substance he/they liked from our display on the floor- in this case Bourbon was chosen by lighting up the K2 which is situated on the left on the picture.

 

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 weekend at either the Geelong Gaol or in Melbourne’s Chinatown – spots left on all tours! Bookings are essential and can be made at www.twistedhistory.net.au or 1300865800

Friday Night

  • Ghost Tour at Geelong Gaol at 8pm
  • Paranormal Investigation at 9.30pm OR
  • Deadtime Tour at midnight
  • Chinatown Murder Tour at 8pm

Saturday Night

  • Ghost Tour at Geelong Gaol at 8pm
  • Paranormal Investigation at midnight
  • Chinatown Murder Tour at 8pm

 

On this day ………… 6th November 1920

Whether recent demonstrations by spiritualists in Melbourne or the defeat of the prohibition party at the polls, had an unsettling effect on the nerves of peaceable citizens cannot be definitely established said the Melbourne Age, but people in Abbotsford have been seeing a ghost. At any rate, they think they have seen one.

A female apparition appeared at an old house in Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, and people have been flocking to the locality at night to see it. The ghost story, too, has improved with circulation, having gained, notoriety with additional details of a murder in the house, the periodical return of the murdered woman’s spirit, and so forth.  The ghost was nothing more than a remarkable reflection thrown on the wall by a street lamp, the rays of which strike the verandah post and cast a reflection resembling a woman’s head. This reflection has been in existence for many years, but it is only within the past few days it has become the subject of much public interest.

On this night in 1920, four police constables in Nicholson-street ”moving on’ the crowds of ghost seekers, who numbers were estimated, between 400 and 500 people.

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?

 

 

Cold, wet and windy! What a perfect night for a ghost tour! Come and experience the freezing conditions that the prisoners once endured inside the walls of the Geelong Gaol.  Join the team at Twisyed History this evening (Wednesday) and you can bring a friend for free!

So if you have someone you would like to incarcerate in the darkened halls and cells for 90 minutes, call 1300865800 to book! Mention this post to get your friend in for free!

Looking for something to do this weekend?!

Why not join the team at Twisted History at the Geelong Gaol or in Melbourne’s Chinatown.

At Geelong Gaol, the most intact 19th century prison, and the site of many deaths, we still have spaces left on our 8pm Ghost tour both Friday and Saturday nights.  Or if the paranormal is more your speed, we have limited spaces left on our 9.30pm investigation tonight, or a Deadtime tour tonight or the midnight investigation on Saturday night.

In Chinatown, we have limited space left on our 8pm exploration of Little Bourke Street on Saturday night. Join us to hear of murders, crime, drugs and prostitition.

For all tours, please call 1300865800 to book.

Looking for something to do on this Election Night?  No matter what your political preference, we will allow you behind the walls of the most intact 19th century prison in Victoria.  But will Mary Anne Kane allow your release …….?

We have some room left on the 10pm ghost tour tonight.  Join Mary Anne Kane, one of our industrial school girls, as she leads you through the darkened halls and cells of the infamous Geelong Gaol.

For information and bookings call 1300865800

Photo Credit: Freyja Berry

Previously known as the “Prison of the Ill”, the Geelong Gaol has been the site of many deaths over its history.  Do some of those spirits perhaps still linger behind the walls?

Why not join us on a Ghost Tour of the Geelong Gaol with your kids this school holidays to find out!

Bring the kids, bring Mum and Dad, bring your friends and be entertained by our costumed guides while hearing of the history of the Gaol, the prisoner conditions, the executions and of course …… the ghost stories.

Tours run at 8pm every night.

For more information and to book, please call 1300865800