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Ghost at Fassifern?

By dazzab - 11 March 2015 8

I’ve done a few tests of aerial video over Fassifern Homestead at the end of Ginninderra Drive in Dunlop because it’s close by and fenced off. A friend of mine remembers going there as a kid to ride horses. I was a bit surprised to hear a rumour that people think it is haunted. Does anyone know any history about Fassifern?

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Ghost at Fassifern?
red hen 2:49 pm 07 Jul 17

Yes… I grew up there the 1980s and 90s. Rational, down-to-earth adults claimed to see a ghostly man in the old woolshed, and there were folk who would not go into the building alone because they felt a ‘presence’. It wasn’t sensational or anything: people just referred to ‘The Ghost’ in a casual way as they would a dog or any of the other creatures around the place. The woolshed was demolished (along with the old weatherboard house) by the government in the 1990s. Those buildings were at least 100 years old back in the 1980s but there are people still in the community who know about the history of the place. Try the Hall Museum for knowledgable locals.

dungfungus 3:45 pm 13 Mar 15

taninaus said :

It is probably a bit of the usual – anything that is older and vacant must have a ghost! 🙂 ‘haunted’ houses in the movies are always vacant or have an old hermit in them don’t they? Also, don’t you usually need some sort of tragedy to go with it?

“….anything that is older and vacant….”
That’s me!

taninaus 2:51 pm 13 Mar 15

It is probably a bit of the usual – anything that is older and vacant must have a ghost! 🙂 ‘haunted’ houses in the movies are always vacant or have an old hermit in them don’t they? Also, don’t you usually need some sort of tragedy to go with it?

dungfungus 11:42 pm 11 Mar 15

astrojax said :

dungfungus said :

“ghost who lives”
Oxymoron of the year.

why? isn’t the concept that a ‘ghost’ is the living spirit of the departed person?

and to pick more at this disingenuous statement, it was ‘a ghost lives here‘ – you ‘live’ at your home address, but it doesn’t, by that parlance, refer to your mortal state per se, rather, where you might most likely be located…

You appear to have deep insight of the after-life. I find that rather spooky.
Have you checked your own pulse lately?

astrojax 5:33 pm 11 Mar 15

dungfungus said :

“ghost who lives”
Oxymoron of the year.

why? isn’t the concept that a ‘ghost’ is the living spirit of the departed person?

and to pick more at this disingenuous statement, it was ‘a ghost lives here‘ – you ‘live’ at your home address, but it doesn’t, by that parlance, refer to your mortal state per se, rather, where you might most likely be located…

Milly Withers 12:17 pm 11 Mar 15

Filmed with a drone?? Very cool.

dungfungus 11:56 am 11 Mar 15

“ghost who lives”
Oxymoron of the year.

Alexandra Craig 11:13 am 11 Mar 15

Wow! This is very cool. Awesome video, thank you for sharing it with us. I hadn’t heard about the ghost but I just tweeted this article to Tim the Yowie Man. He might be able to provide some insight! 🙂

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