Australia may be young, but it has its fair share of ghosts and hauntings. Here are the top three haunted places in Australia and the legends behind them.
Monte Cristo Homestead, New South Wales
It is one of the most haunted places in Australia. Legend has it that Mrs. Crawley, the owner of this mansion, locked herself in for 23 years and never came out. She died inside the mansion. Her spirit still haunts the place, and there have been reports of sightings of strange shadows and passersby could hear strange shrieks and howls at night. A small boy was burnt alive in the stables of the homestead, while a little girl was pushed out of a maid’s arms and was dragged down the stairs of the hallway.
Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane, Queensland
This prison is well-known for one of its underground cell called as the black hole. This was used to a site of a numerous executions back in its day. Today, people have had sightings of prison inmates, whose spirits still roam around the jail. The ghost of one prison guard also haunts this jail. It was said that during the night, the jingling of his keys and his boot-clad steps can be heard in the hallways of the jail.
Picton, New South Wales
The Picton town is considered to be the most haunted place in Australia. There was a documentary that was made about the place as well. The empty Redback range tunnel, a 592-feet railway tunnel, is considered to be the most haunted spot in town. There were a huge number of cases of death and suicide inside the Redback railway tunnel when it was operational. Today, the ghosts of these dead people are said to be haunting the place. People see lights and shadow plays, which are unexplainable. Sudden gust of wind blow past visitors. Some have also reportedly seen the ghost of a girl who was sexually assaulted, and another girl who hung herself at the tunnel entrance.