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Haunted Places In Melbourne To See Some Paranormal Activity

By Farheen - August 19, 2020
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Melbourne has two ends of a spectrum. It is the most livable city in the world and the country’s sports, cultural and coffee serving capital. This popular metropolitan city also has some paranormal sites to give you the chills. The haunted places in Melbourne include quite some deserted mental asylums and the historic Old Melbourne Gaol. Continue reading to know more about the haunted places in Melbourne. But, please beware this is only for the brave-hearted.

Haunted Places In Melbourne

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol
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Old Melbourne Gaol was a major part of the Melbourne skyline and was known as a “symbol of authority” during the 19th century. It was working from 1842 to 1929. 133 hangings were subjected at the gaol within this span of time. The most notorious Old Melbourne Gaol prisoner was an Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly.

There are various different type of night tours to opt for while you visit the goal. A Night in the Watch House and Ghosts? What Ghosts! are a few tours to be named. These tours are for people who are interested to know more about the gaol’s actual ghost tales. Lastly, there is also the Hangman’s Night Tour, which is taken up by an actual hangman. The goal gives this eerie feeling and is definitely one of the most haunted places in Melbourne. It is operational from Monday to Sunday – 9:30 am to 5 pm so make sure to visit accordingly.

Address: 377 Russell Street, Melbourne, Australia

Altona Homestead

Altona Homestead was once upon a time the residence for Langhorne family. Right now it is the house for the Altona Laverton Historical Society. Guests can take a stroll around the property, which is packed with furnishings and homewares from way back in the 1840s to the 1900s. Fun fact is that the homestead is also recognised for its Devonshire Tea. All this makes the property seem so normal, but Altona Homestead also entertains guests to monthly ghost tours. Why is this property considered haunted?Sarah Langhorne passed away in the homestead in 1871. Since then, people have declared to see her ghost loom around the property. Altona Homestead has drawn in global attention from paranormal examiners. Hence, this is one of the most haunted places in Melbourne to visit.

Address: Altona Homestead, 128 Altona Street, Altona, VIC, Australia +61 447 840 895

Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre
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Melbourne’s famous Princess Theatre holds the most significant music and dramatic performances year on year. But what people are not aware of is that the theatre has a ghost residing in it. The ghost is namely actor Frederick Federici. Back in March 1888, while working in the theatre’s act of Faust, Federici underwent a heart attack while going down into a trapdoor. Some of Australia’s most celebrated entertainers such as Bert Newtown, Lisa McCune and Marina Prior, have all said to have seen a ghostly spirit wandering around at Princess Theatre. Though Frederici is remembered as a harmless ghost in the likes of Casper the friendly ghost. This is unlike other eerie ghosts we hear of. The theatre continues a tradition of reserving him a seat for each opening act in his honour.

Location: 163 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Outside Young & Jackson

Way back the latter part of 19th century, it’s was announced that numerous prostitutes were killed near Young & Jackson. This is is one of Melbourne’s oldest bars. However, sadly these murders were rarely regarded as important by police at the time. Ever since then, men who frequent the area have described observing a spirit hovering outside the pub. This tale has made people conclude that the ghostly figure is one of the murdered prostitutes. One such report claims that although the ghost looks like a pretty woman when you move in closer towards her, you can see her throat has been cut. This is why the area is considered to be of the most haunted places in Melbourne.

Address: Young & Jackson, Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Larundel Mental Asylum

haunted places in Melbourne
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Larundel was opened up as a mental treatment hospital since 1953 till 1999 in Bundoora. It had the capacity to hold up to 750 patients all at one time. When it shut down, the Larundel buildings were al abandoned. Though there the general public had no access to go in, vandals, homeless people and ghost investigators could still go into the building at their own risk. The people who have claimed to hearing loud banging, crying, and children laughing noises. The building is however now being converted into a housing development.

Address: Larundel Mental Asylum, Plenty Road, Bundoora, VIC, Australia

Cinema Nova

Who would ever imagine that a cinema theatre which is a people’s favourite place to be at would be haunted? There have been statements that both cinema fours at Jam Factory and Cinema Nova have had people who experience paranormal activity. Supposedly, cinema four at Nova is inhabited by a pale small girl’s spirit. She has been reported by several movie watchers as moving down the aisle. Cinema Nova has come forward and said that some of their regular customers now withdraw to watch any movie that is being shown in cinema four. Paranormal specialists think that ghosts are drawn to the theatre halls because of the big number of electrical equipment. This is because these spirits are believed to not have their personal energy fields.

Address: 380 Lygon Street, Carlton, Australia

Flinders Street Station

haunted places in Melbourne
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Can you imagine a commonly used public place as one of the haunted places in Melbourne? Flinders Street Station is always bustling with people and trains. Hence, it is one of the busiest train stations in Melbourne, with close to 100,000 regular passengers going up and down its gates. But once the station calms down during the night, people have started to have seen a ghost of a previous fisherman. The staff working in the station have named George. He’s been stopped many times standing on platform 10, and standing outside the station holding his fishing rod. It is believed that George apparently unintentionally drowned in the Yarra River as it was once a popular fishing place.

Address: Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia

In conclusion, there are many haunted places in Melbourne to check out. Check out the Australia tour packages by PickyourTrail. If you need more help, you can leave us a Whatsapp to connect to our travel experts. 

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