Fancy A Road Trip To The Most Haunted Spots In Australia?
MONTE CRISTO HOMESTEAD
First and foremost, this place claims to be the most haunted house in all of Australia.
A two-storey Victorian manor built in the New South Wales town of Junee in 1885, the Monte Christo Homestead is positively dripping in death!
There are tales of a stable boy burned to death, a baby girl thrown down the stairs, a maid thrown off a balcony, and a caretaker shot dead among many others!
The current owners are more than happy to take any visitors brave enough to take a candlelit tour!
ARADALE MENTAL HOSPITAL
It’s believed a staggering 13,000 people perished behind the walls of the so-called Ararat Lunatic Asylum over its 140 years of operation.
Victoria’s earliest psychiatric institution opened in the 1860s, and you can take a guided tour of this creepy abandoned mental hospital and it's grounds, where it's believed that the souls of some of the tortured and abusedformer patients still reside to this very day.
Is this the sight of more ghostly sightings than anywhere else in the world?
Over 2,000 apparitions have been reported over the last two decades alone, with the Reverend George Eastman’s house the scene of more paranormal activity than anywhere else in the ruins.
No one can put an exact figure of how many people perished on the site during the convict era, but the amount of extreme punishments doled out, including severe lashings has many believing that any spooky behavior is from any convict who met their maker while interned at Port Arthur.
This World Heritage listed convict site claims to be the home of at least TWO resident ghosts.
Locals claim that the spirit Martha Rendell is often found lurking in the old chapel and that Jack the library ghost can be found thumbing through a few books late at night.
The prison held some of Western Australia’s worst criminals between 1855 and 1991, and it's believed that several other ghosts are also lurking through the various cells that still stand today.
The Fremantle Arts Centre just down the road — formerly the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum — is also haunted by the spirits of WA’s criminally insane.
NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE
It's not just the ghosts of recent Prime Ministers that haunt Canberra (We're looking at you Tony Abbott!)
Turns out the Film and Sound Archive has a bleak past back when it used to be the Australian Institute of Anatomy.
The building used to store thousands of body parts, including a room full of human skulls hidden in a downstairs area, and today there are regular reports of high levels of paranormal activity.
Don't let the natural beauty of this location in tropical North Queensland fool you.
There is a legend that a woman named Oolana leapt to her death at this sacred Indigenous site after she was barred from marrying her one true love, and forced to wed someone else.
It's claimed her curse on the spookily-named Devil’s Pool, has remained ever since.
Oolana has been blamed for a staggering 17 men going to a watery grave in the past half-century alone.
A sign there reads: ‘He came for a visit … and stayed forever’.
GLADESVILLE MENTAL HOSPITAL
You just have to look at this place from a distance and feel a bit creeped out!
Sitting on the aptly named Bedlam Point, also known as the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, Sydney’s very first psychiatric hospital only shut down 1997, after 159 years of sadistic mistreatment to the majority of it's patients.
Now abandoned and covered in graffiti, passers-by regularly claim to have heard unexplained noises, even screaming, from the abandoned nut house both night and day.
OLD MELBOURNE GAOL
Over 100 prisoners were hung here between 1863 and 1924, the most well known of course being infamous bushranger Ned Kelly.
Kelly's skull was on display in the museum, until it was stolen 40 years ago, leaving many to claim that his ghost will haunt the old gaol until it's returned.
There are several tours you an take here if you dare, including the Hangman’s Night Tour and ‘Ghosts? What Ghosts’, giving visitors all the gory details of the prison’s grim past.