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waldherr 18 September 2012 41

[First filed: Apr 22, 2010 @ 8:42]

Forgive me the lame intended pun…

I’m a nOOb to the forum, don’t shoot me. I recently moved to the ACT (I’m from Belgium), a couple of days ago I stumbled onto your Canberra most haunted? thread and totally loved the stuff discussed in it. Can’t wait for Thumper’s book to be published.

Lots of locations are mentioned (though not specified) in that thread. I would love to get some more details on the exact  whereabouts on some of these locations, preferably the ones you don’t need to break any laws to get in the zone.

I crave this info because as a photographer-dude I’m planning on doing a series on these spots (I know it has been done before, yet haven’t seen any pics here on the forum). I have been doing night-time photography for a while and this tread really inspired me.

Tonight I’ll be heading out to the Air Disaster Memorial to make a start.

here’s a pic I made couple of weeks ago at the Pinnacle at full moon, to get an idea …

Cheers!


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Thumper Thumper 2:38 pm 26 Jul 10

Where is that little wooden bridge, and plaque for that matter?

PBO PBO 1:28 pm 26 Jul 10

Buzz2600 said :

Stunning photo, I would love to see more of your night shots. What camera are you using?

I noticed a place called ‘Spooks Hill’ near Canberra on a map the other day and started to wonder about the history of the area…. curious and curiouser!

Hey Buzz, can you tell me where Spooks hill is as I am seemingly unable to find it.

waldherr said :

http://tinyurl.com/26yd4pt

Ginninderra Creek at dusk

Love those shots.

astrojax astrojax 12:24 pm 12 May 10

i’ve also heard that the john gorton bldg – formerly canberra’s first administration building, pre-lake – is haunted [dunno how you’ll get in o/night with a gov’t dept there, so presumably security], as is the rex hotel on northbourne ave, braddon.

and now mully’s ghost is everywhere, so maybe just wait and he’ll come to you…

p1 p1 10:18 am 12 May 10

waldherr said :

last night we visited the old settlers’ graveyard at the pinnacle, chilling place. click on the link to see some pics

http://blog.woutervandevoorde.com/post/568184487/the-old-settlers-graveyard

cheers,
w

I like the first pic, through the trees and the gate.

waldherr waldherr 9:48 pm 05 May 10

http://tinyurl.com/26yd4pt

Ginninderra Creek at dusk

wicklow wicklow 8:28 pm 05 May 10

I’m interested in any hauntings in residential Kambah? Anyone know of specific places? I read the thread referring to the Kambah homestead, but what about privately?

cleo cleo 10:11 pm 04 May 10

Bam Bam #27 There is a ghost there they call BOOTS as they can hear something walking around, there is no one else in the building only the one worker, most of the workers are scared who have experienced it, Boots also comes up behind them.

waldherr waldherr 3:48 pm 04 May 10

last night we visited the old settlers’ graveyard at the pinnacle, chilling place. click on the link to see some pics

http://blog.woutervandevoorde.com/post/568184487/the-old-settlers-graveyard

cheers,
w

Danman Danman 8:17 am 24 Apr 10

Careful though – one of the first times I went there at night I was skirting 3 meter sheer drops (at ground level) that I never saw until I went there during the day.

There is also a business there (Thors Hammer) so if you are caught, regardless of intent, you could get done fro break and enter.

In any case, its trespassing.

p1 p1 3:04 pm 23 Apr 10

The area appears to be fenced off to the public but I havent seen any “tresspassers will be prosecuted signs”.

When circumnavigating the fenced area one sunny day on a stroll, I cut through the back of one of the town house complexes behind the brick works, and ended up inside the fenced area, requiring the jumping of a big fence to get out again on the other side.

noms noms 2:15 pm 23 Apr 10

What about the Old Canberra brickworks (@Yarralumla). I would imagine that would be scary at night 🙂

The area appears to be fenced off to the public but I havent seen any “tresspassers will be prosecuted signs”.

waldherr waldherr 9:24 am 23 Apr 10

@Thoroughly Smashed A friend uncle is a monk at the abbey of Westvleteren, you need connections to get a hold of that beer, very precious…

@Danman if you ever go out to do some more night-photography in the area I’d love to come along

@chuckie88 thanks for that info!

thanks everyone for the tips, I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

some guy commented on my blog yesterday (he probably was a riotACT reader as well):

“as crap blog as the riotact.” fat paul (…) last time I looked the riotACT was a forum…

anyway good stuff out here, thanks again good people of the RiotACT

w

Wraith Wraith 9:13 am 23 Apr 10

ramblingted said :

Bam Bam said :

I recently heard some spooky stories relating to experiences by an Australian Electoral Commission employee during some late night shifts at West Block Offices in Parkes. It’s a very old building. Has anyone else heard of a West Block haunting?

I worked in West Block for a few years as a young fella in the early 1980’s and there was definitely something weird going on…I’d get my fortnightly pay on a Thursday, yet by Sunday most of it was gone…spooky…

Good one!!

I’m starting to suspect the beer theory though, it happens to me all the time…

ramblingted ramblingted 7:35 am 23 Apr 10

Bam Bam said :

I recently heard some spooky stories relating to experiences by an Australian Electoral Commission employee during some late night shifts at West Block Offices in Parkes. It’s a very old building. Has anyone else heard of a West Block haunting?

I worked in West Block for a few years as a young fella in the early 1980’s and there was definitely something weird going on…I’d get my fortnightly pay on a Thursday, yet by Sunday most of it was gone…spooky…

Bam Bam Bam Bam 10:21 pm 22 Apr 10

I recently heard some spooky stories relating to experiences by an Australian Electoral Commission employee during some late night shifts at West Block Offices in Parkes. It’s a very old building. Has anyone else heard of a West Block haunting?

Danman Danman 9:26 pm 22 Apr 10

p1 said :

Is this the Cemetery mentioned above, or is there another? Either way, quite spooky at times.

Aye tis P1. An interesting place at night as Granny and I can attest

cleo cleo 8:18 pm 22 Apr 10

The War memorial is haunted also the electoral commission in Barton

chuckie88 chuckie88 5:59 pm 22 Apr 10

Plaque*** sorry

chuckie88 chuckie88 5:35 pm 22 Apr 10

O there are about 3 sets of gates you have to go through and walk on this big giant hill to actually get to the plague. I went on the tour last weekend was brilliant!! Theres the special 70th anniversary of the Air Disaster coming up in August, truly want to go again!

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 5:15 pm 22 Apr 10

Jim Jones said :

VB is like making love in a canoe.

It’s nothing like making love – it’s straight out rooting.

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