Looks can often be deceiving; belying its exterior as a beautifully renovated Victorian mansion, Monte Cristo has become well known as Australia’s ‘Most Haunted House’. Many who have visited here have experienced disturbing phenomena.
Built in 1884 by owner, Christopher Crawley, he became one of Australia’s richest men. His wife, Elizabeth, was believed to have ruled the household with an iron fist. When the house was newly built, it was already showing evidence of ghosts. A photo taken during the time reveals a figure standing in a position where nobody can possibly stand. It is believed that the ghosts of both Mr and Mrs Crawley, staff members and other unidentified personalities haunt the premises.
After the deaths of the original owners, it eventually stood abandoned and in ruins, until the present owners bought it in 1963. Reports of unexplained phenomena eventually spread and Monte Cristo has been visited by journalists and film crews, as well as investigators from around the world. The house is now open for daily visits and ghost tours. To find out more about this fascinating house and its many hauntings, visit their website.
Monte Cristo is definitely on my list of places to visit.
Have you ever visited or lived in a haunted house?
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