Posts Tagged ‘1984’

(Sydney, Australia) As people arrived to colonise Australia it was important to minimise the disease, smallpox, plague etc.. reaching the island. A quarantine facility was implemented and an act passed in 1832 meant the quarantine station was there to protect the people for over 100 years. 1828-1984 the station was open in some way or another.

At peak times people would run out of space, camps would be made outside for residents. It could be a miserable experience and healthy people would help with cleaning and constructions just to break the monotony.

Lady McNaughton was a typhoid riddled ship which came with 54 dead in 1837. A further 13 died in the station. Captain Stokes of the Beagle also wrote that it was possible to identify the station by the White Crosses littered around it.

It is still like a city in itself and there are regular tourists, and not surprisingly there are ghost tours in operation.

There are stories of doctors, nurses and disembodied patients that return to haunt the place. There are three cemeteries that now are overgrown or demolished and no doubt some of those buried suffered as they passed from awful sicknesses too. Cold spots and feelings of being touched are reports that have come back.

Park rangers have historically reported ghostly lights or figures in unoccupied hallways and rooms of the building, they have then gone into to investigate only to find that there is no-one there. A common tale from visitors is about a little girl who sometimes holds a tourists hand, or people can join the group, only to later realise that no child was in the tour group.

Another story from the Australian Ghost Hunters Society was that a woman on the tour went to the mortuary with the group. She looked pale and concerned at the end of the tour and when asked why she said she had seen a body on the slab. It was not a prank, she said only she had seemed to see it, and he turned to her. He said “Look what they’ve done to me! Look what they’ve done to me!” he then exposed an incision from his throat to his naval. It was an experience she would never forget.

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In 1972 a partner park to Cedar Point opened in Mason, Ohio, the King’s Island Park carries a few ghostly stories for anyone interested in more than just the rides.

It was sold in 1984 and again in 1987, then continued to change hands until 2006. The area has its own mall, cemetery and covers 770-775 acres dependent on what sites I look at. There is a good room for expansion in the future, which looks likely to happen.

Amongst it’s regular goers are supposedly at least five ghosts. The one named that I found is Tommy Tower, Tommy was at a graduation party and was overly drunk enough to think it was a good idea to climb the tower. It led to Tommy falling to his death, and presumably now stays around the tragic spot.

Other stories are of a girl that walks along the Racer, behind the games, but no reason as to why. There is a fountain in which people see glowing eyes and a wandering figure around the International Restaurant. If that isn’t enough to sate your taste buds there’s the ghost of a security guard, and a drunken park attendee who fell to her death from the Flight Commander. She fought with the ride operators, undoing her restraints to stand up and wave at friends.