Last month, I gave you some background and showed some photos of what it looks like inside Monte Cristo – Australia’s Most Haunted House. This month I will tell you of my experiences while I was there. Coincidence? Or did something really happen? I’ll let you be the judge.
Issues with the Camera
Before entering the house, naturally I wanted to take some shots of the outside. I had taken a photo of a garden statue without any problems, yet when I turned around to take a photo of the house my camera decided to play up. Now I have had this camera since 2009 (a Canon EOS 100D) and have never had any problems with it. It had remained flawless, until this particular day. In my frustration, I jokingly told the ‘spooks’ to quit mucking around and behave – I was only just getting started. The camera then worked without any problems for a little while, however, every now and again my camera refused to work in taking a shot. This would happen in the house and where the coaches were kept. A couple of times while in the ballroom, the cap of my camera came off, one time even rolling down the floor. This is also something that has never happened before as I’m very careful with the lens cap. By now my son who kept picking it up was frustrated with me, but I told him it must be the ‘spooks’.
Just a Feeling
No I did not feel the presence of any ghosts while I was there, however I felt I did experience ‘something’. I was alone in the dining room at the front of the house, the second room I went into and took a photo. Shortly afterwards, I felt a pressure upon my head and a feeling suddenly come over me. It was more an emotion than anything else; I was suddenly depressed, like a great sadness and it weighed heavily upon me. I wondered why this feeling came upon me as I wasn’t upset – I was quite happy to be there. As I moved further into the room, the feeling gradually went away. It is certainly something I can’t explain.
Similarly, whilst in the original homestead, there was one room in particular I did not want to go near. I stood at the doorframe with my camera undecided on whether to take a photo or not – I did not like the feel of that room at all. I had a quick look, took a photo and turned my back on it before eventually leaving the house.
The owner’s son happened to mention to some other guests that the ghosts slept during the day after scaring everyone at night. Or do they?
Be sure to stop by again next month when I’ll be discussing a possible spirit caught on film.
Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever visited a haunted house and had problems with your camera or have a feeling suddenly come over you? Do you think I may have experienced ‘something’ or was it all just a coincidence? Have you ever had your own ghostly encounter?
Image ©Debbie Johansson.