Imagine the scene: you are walking through Monte Cristo, Australia’s Most Haunted House, taking photos at every opportunity. There are moments when your camera decides to play up, but on the whole, it still works. You and your family are the last of a group going through the house and the guide is no longer around. Your family move outside onto the balcony on a warm, sunny day. You may now well be the only person inside the house. You stand alone in the upstairs drawing room, your camera plays up a little bit, but eventually you manage to get some shots.
After spending the weekend away, you arrive home eager to look at all the pictures you have taken, but there is one photo in particular that catches your attention. It is the one from the upstairs drawing room inside Monte Cristo, which appears to look nothing out of the ordinary.
You think about it for some weeks, analysing the picture, comparing it with all the others, but still it bothers you. Stumped, you ask for the opinion of your logical, scientific husband, and it even has him bewildered. You ask some friends their thoughts, and still there is nothing concrete. In the end, you follow your husband’s advice and contact the owners of Monte Cristo. Shortly afterwards via email, this is what the owner has to say:-
‘The Drawing room was a room that Mrs Crawley spent a lot of time in. She has been seen on several occasions. Mirrors are the best place to pick up spirits’.
What are your thoughts? Could this be the spirit of Mrs Crawley, or even Mr Crawley – one of the original owners of Monte Cristo? Have you been alone in a haunted house? Have you ever caught a spirit on camera?
Images ©Debbie Johansson.