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By Thumper 24 November 2005 112

Googling around I came across this little gem about ghosties in Stromolo Forest which is interesting given that it no longer exists. (Do ghosts get toasted?)

All in all its a reasonably well written and interesting little piece that led me to wonder, does anyone else out there have any ghost stories about Canberra, or has anyone witness anything freaky as such? Is there any haunted houses in Canberra? Ghostie spectral motorbike riders, etc?

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chris820 12:15 am 12 Feb 13

skins said :

Hey Jube,

If your still around…reference your 24 Nov 2005 post – Haunted House Capt Cook Crescent Griffith ACT.

I recently purchased a house in Capt Cook Crescent Griffith and only being there for 3 weeks my 12 yr old son has told me he has seen a (ghost) young girl sitting on a chair in one of the house rooms. At first i thought nothing of it, but after he told me he has seen this for the second time, I started to wonder and then googled: ghosts – Capt Cook Crescent Griffith ACT, and found your post here. So care to fill me in maybe on some details…..if you can let me know of the street number details and maybe we can exchange some thoughts here on this……cheers 🙂

Sorry for bumping this zombie thread again.
But if your house is 1/53, you can rest assured, that house is clean. (besides the obv fact that there’s no such thing as ghosts)

Deckard 10:31 pm 11 Feb 13

poetix said :

This really is the thread that will not die, however much we stick sharp stakes into it!

Maybe the thread is dead but keeps being resurrected by those from the afterlife…

poetix 9:34 pm 11 Feb 13

Deckard said :

Someone here (is it Thumper?) has written a book on Canberra ghosts. He may be able to help.

This really is the thread that will not die, however much we stick sharp stakes into it!

Just in case Thumper is too modest, yes has indeed written a book called A Case for Ghosts in the 200 years since he started this thread. Here is a review of said book:

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

Deckard 7:51 pm 11 Feb 13

skins said :

Hey Jube,

If your still around…reference your 24 Nov 2005 post – Haunted House Capt Cook Crescent Griffith ACT.

I recently purchased a house in Capt Cook Crescent Griffith and only being there for 3 weeks my 12 yr old son has told me he has seen a (ghost) young girl sitting on a chair in one of the house rooms. At first i thought nothing of it, but after he told me he has seen this for the second time, I started to wonder and then googled: ghosts – Capt Cook Crescent Griffith ACT, and found your post here. So care to fill me in maybe on some details…..if you can let me know of the street number details and maybe we can exchange some thoughts here on this……cheers 🙂

Someone here (is it Thumper?) has written a book on Canberra ghosts. He may be able to help.

skins 4:42 pm 11 Feb 13

Hey Jube,

If your still around…reference your 24 Nov 2005 post – Haunted House Capt Cook Crescent Griffith ACT.

I recently purchased a house in Capt Cook Crescent Griffith and only being there for 3 weeks my 12 yr old son has told me he has seen a (ghost) young girl sitting on a chair in one of the house rooms. At first i thought nothing of it, but after he told me he has seen this for the second time, I started to wonder and then googled: ghosts – Capt Cook Crescent Griffith ACT, and found your post here. So care to fill me in maybe on some details…..if you can let me know of the street number details and maybe we can exchange some thoughts here on this……cheers 🙂

richard_farera_12 12:45 am 18 Jun 11

Tonight the 17/6/2011 we went dissapointedly from aircrash to canberra brick works. On the night of a full moon both seemed pretty eeery. Just the look of brick works was enough to give the seven of us the shivers. We found a hole in the fence after a solid search. Two boys went ahead and checked for security and heard some scrathing but blamed the wind even though no tree’s swayed in the breeze. After these two boys went through the the arches at the back of the brickworks ( which a former security guard told us was sketchy and notourious for weird stuff), we checked it out and didnt see anything. We stayed and watched the two mates and thier torches explore the wreck. Five of us stayed near the fence and were hestiatent to move very far from the arches. One boy said “There is something F***ing there”. The five of us rushed and saw the exact same girl standing in the darkness of the arches tunnel. Her pale face and eyes hit me and instintly any doubts of ghosts had erashed my mind. She looked maybe 8 or 9 years old and seemed curious by our visit. Her long white dress draped the ground and her transparence made me look twice before i froze in shock and fled through the whole in the fence to our car. After maybe 10 minutes we returned back in the find our two missing mates who were waiting, waiting near the arches but didnt claim to see anything. We walked around a courtyard with our two braver mates who then investigated another radical claim of what turned out to be a rag swaying in what turned out to be no breeze. As i tured to leave i looked into the second floor window the see the silhouette of a man at first i thought it was something but i turned on a torch and shined onto the dark figure who gleared straight into me i sayed to my friends “who is that”. We all looked and saw the same man who seemed emotionless and agian with the curiosity that appeared with the way he looked almost intreged by what we were doing. By this stage Girls were in tears over our ordeal when we heard a scratch and a bang from where we saw this man. We fled and fell over and pushed through the whole in the fence and after a quick head count the seven of us an to our car and left without looking behind us. This happened only two hours ago we have all never touched drugs in our lives and havent consumed a drop of alchol in the past 48 hours. We can swear to our storys authenticity. We doubt if we will return but you never know. The image of this girl plays in my mind over and over. I know what i saw five people can swear by it aswell. These anomolys were real once a skecptik i confirm the ghosts conspiricy. To see the emotion of nothingness on ths girls face as her transparent white dress draped the ground i know the girl was a ‘ghost’. So scared none of us can sleep at our own houses this entry was a joint effort and nobody disagreed we all saw the same thing. Ghost hunter be warned Queenbeyan air disaster is an effort and a let down. But Yarralumla Brick works is hauted by past souls and will not disappoint the bravest of hearts.

eily 10:29 am 23 May 11

On the original story about the ghosts of Stromlo, may have experienced them at least twice. Both times while out riding. And whatever it was, my horse saw it.

Both places were very near each other, about two hundred metres apart.

The first was on the first south going road to the west of Deek’s Drive. We had just ridden around the corner on to it from the main east-west road that runs though the middle of the forest.

That time, he shied, and yes I know shying horses are nothing unusual, but he was an ex-kids pony and it really took a lot to spook (no pun intended) him, but it was a serious shy. Yet I could neither see nor hear anything that warranted that reaction.

The second experience was the freaky one though.

Riding along the main east-wast road, heading east towards Cos’s crossing, he propped. He seemed to be looking at a spot some fifty metres ahead of us. The spot, if you know that area of Deek’s Forest, where the road dips to it lowest as it goes over a dry creek bed and about a hundred metres before Deek’s Drive; there was a white barricade gate at that point for a while. On Google map there’s a rather obvious black shadow at the spot.

He moved off reluctantly when I asked, all the while watching that one spot as he walked. Even turning his head to keep it in sight as we passed and moving to the side of the road furthest from whatever he saw as he could get. He was so tense that if a leaf had moved he’d have bolted. It wasn’t until we crossed over Deek’s Drive that he settled.

It was the way he watched that was the most unnerving. He saw something and it captured his complete attention. And it definitely wasn’t your run-of-the-mill horse scary thing.

The funny thing was that while we were riding past I kept talking to him, using my voice to help keep him calm. Telling him it was alright, that it was just the Ghost of the Forest.

Not realising that we really had met the Ghost of the Forest.

jaceact 11:43 am 24 Jan 11

To Jube (hooligan):

“I lived in a house on Captain Cook Cres in Griffith when first moved to Canberra at the age of 2 1/2 (approx 30 yrs ago). I have very vague recollections of a lady there, but both my parents have told me about the ‘lady’ that used to come to the side of my bed each night to talk to me. My mother was sceptical of my father’s stories at first, but one night she got up and I was in their bedromm, and she heard a voice calling out from my room – she went to look and saw the ‘lady’ there. We also promptly moved out a short time later…”

Can you contact me…I would like to know more – my mother lives on this street and after going to her house over the weekend I am convinced her house is haunted so I searched online n was led to this…Hopefully your still on here all these years later

patchy459 3:10 am 24 Nov 10

Okay,
I’ve been working at the Hyatt for 11 months, it’s not the best job in the world, but I get by.
I work in the restaurant (The Promenade) and we use the room service office (The one you’re talking about) downstairs for our time sheets, for the managers to make rosters and do the daily stocktake etc.

The wine-cellar that is literally 15 metres away from the office, because I’m a bit of a submissive worker, one of the managers will always request that I go and get the bar requisitions from the materials office downstairs and stock up the wine-cellar.

I have a mate who I work with and he does a lot of graveyard shifts at Room Service, one day he disappeared to India (Where he’s from) for a month and when he came back, he told me that had seen this girl that wanders around downstairs. I had heard stories about her but only that she hangs out in the Centenary Ballroom. (Old “function room”, but we have 5 of those now.)

After reading your comment, P.Ink, the one about the girl playing in the wine cellar and the cellar used to be the boiler room. HOLY C###!

Um, I’ve heard some stories from the bar-staff at speaker’s corner about there being a few ghosts wandering around the wings around the rose and lavender gardens that somebody was saying earlier in this thread about being the original rooms of the hotel, we call these the prime minister suites, because the blocks are now named after former prime ministers.

To my understanding, head of HR in the hotel has been working there since he was a lad and has worked in most of the departments, he gave me a tour on my first day. I was wondering if I should ask him about any more ghost stories that he’s heard of.

Stocking the bar certainly won’t be the same anymore.

Screamoemo93 9:57 pm 06 Jun 10

I know of three stories, not all “hautings” but yeah of the nature.

One…deerr the Air Crash Disaster Site.
Two…The Yarralumla Brick Factory (or so ive been told) but truely even the building itself is eeeeerrieee! the chimney is what gives me the creeps.
Three…would have to be the “thing” in Corin Forest. My dad has spoke of him staying out there and hearing a noise, that was literally unexplainable, and the dog cowering under the bed and my step father driving out there once and having a 7ft+ thing walk out infront of his car, once again, poor dogs jumped in through the windows.

Just wondering if anyone had any other info on two and three possibly?

peterh 11:36 am 24 Dec 08

Danman said :

Oh so thats not just me that can not see anything in the other thread except for thread content and headers…

Guess this one is now that way as well…

We shoudl organise a cotter RA campout/ghost story night.

great. maybe a bit of urbexing as well?

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