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Canberra’s creepiest locations?

By Hacketthead - 10 October 2012 49

I was wondering what Canberrans would consider to be the creepiest locations around town?  I used to live in Ipima Street, Braddon, in the days before the houses were demolished to make way for high density accommodation and I always found Haig Park to be a bit creepy.  The fact it had a reputation as a gay beat and I had heard stories of gay bashings happening there might have influenced my perception but there’s something about it which just doesn’t sit right with me.  I always thought one day I’d come across a body dangling from one of the pines. 
The other place I thought was creepy was crossing the old Woden Cemetary just on dusk after visiting a friend in the Hospital.  I think I was lucky, as I’ve heard of people being mugged in there.  Your thoughts?

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Canberra’s creepiest locations?
moneypenny2612 7:05 pm 10 Oct 12

Hacketthead said :

I’ve been living here since 1985 and it was the first time I’d heard the stories associated with the Brick Works, or Currong Apartments but some like the ghosts in Parliament House I had heard of. Canberra has it’s own unique and weird history.

What’s the story with the Currong apartments?

joingler 5:50 pm 10 Oct 12

I’ve heard the Canberra airplane crash site at night is creepy. Never been there so can’t say for sure. I think it’s out off Pialligo Avenue somewhere between Quangers and the airport.

hk0reduck 5:29 pm 10 Oct 12
Deref 4:53 pm 10 Oct 12

Gantz said :

Just do a search on the site for ‘haunting’s’ or ‘ghost’ I think there is a fair few threads and discussions already had.

At least it should provide you with somewhere 🙂

Make sure you consult your iridologist and your tarot reader first.

LaoGuangTou 4:30 pm 10 Oct 12

Lake Burley Griffin on a cold grey misty July morning with the bare skeletal trees, two or three shuffling, ashen-faced public servants and the the Carillon playing a classic dirge (is it able to produce anything else) across the lake.
I wonder if George A Romero has ever visited?

cmdwedge 2:56 pm 10 Oct 12

Perhaps not somewhere that most Canberrans could go visit, but the sub-basement underneath the John Gorton Building. It’s not climate controlled, it’s dark, there are locked cages where you can only see about 2′ into the darkness. It’s eerily quiet, there is random stuff stored down there. And there are locked doors that go who-knows-where.

On my own, it was pretty weird to be there. With someone else, it was a bit exciting.

Thumper 2:40 pm 10 Oct 12

Thumper said :

Hacketthead said :

Hi Gantz, I’m not all that paranoid, just morbidly interested. 🙂 Was reading a booklet a friend showed me called Macabre Canberra, which listed locations around Canberra associated with various crimes, tragedies and hauntings. I’ve been living here since 1985 and it was the first time I’d heard the stories associated with the Brick Works, or Currong Apartments but some like the ghosts in Parliament House I had heard of. Canberra has it’s own unique and weird history.

This thread will help.

http://the-riotact.com/book-review-a-case-for-ghosts-by-j-g-montgomery/82053

Or

yowieman.com.au

Go on one of his haunted and mysterious Canberra tours.

Good fun.

p1 2:39 pm 10 Oct 12
Thumper 2:27 pm 10 Oct 12

Hacketthead said :

Hi Gantz, I’m not all that paranoid, just morbidly interested. 🙂 Was reading a booklet a friend showed me called Macabre Canberra, which listed locations around Canberra associated with various crimes, tragedies and hauntings. I’ve been living here since 1985 and it was the first time I’d heard the stories associated with the Brick Works, or Currong Apartments but some like the ghosts in Parliament House I had heard of. Canberra has it’s own unique and weird history.

This thread will help.

http://the-riotact.com/book-review-a-case-for-ghosts-by-j-g-montgomery/82053

Gantz 2:15 pm 10 Oct 12

Just do a search on the site for ‘haunting’s’ or ‘ghost’ I think there is a fair few threads and discussions already had.

At least it should provide you with somewhere 🙂

HenryBG 2:09 pm 10 Oct 12
Hacketthead 2:06 pm 10 Oct 12

Hi Gantz, I’m not all that paranoid, just morbidly interested. 🙂 Was reading a booklet a friend showed me called Macabre Canberra, which listed locations around Canberra associated with various crimes, tragedies and hauntings. I’ve been living here since 1985 and it was the first time I’d heard the stories associated with the Brick Works, or Currong Apartments but some like the ghosts in Parliament House I had heard of. Canberra has it’s own unique and weird history.

esp 2:06 pm 10 Oct 12

Parliament house, the new one or the old one.

neanderthalsis 2:03 pm 10 Oct 12

Here

and

Here

If by creepiest you mean the places with the most creeps.

Gantz 1:46 pm 10 Oct 12

Firstly, don’t live your life in such a paranoid state (This thread won’t help)

Also, Yarralumla Brick Works if they still exist.

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