During a visit to Sydney, I took a tour of The Australian Pioneer Village. Opened in 1970, it was established in an effort to preserve some of the history of the Hawkesbury area, about an hour outside of the city. An enormous undertaking; about two dozen dwellings were relocated and their buildings kept structurally intact. Apart from dwellings, shops were also relocated, along with a bank, post office, school, church and police station. By day, it’s a journey into the country’s colonial past, however at night; it could be the most haunted street in the country.
On an episode of Haunting Australia, the team visited the Pioneer Village to find any evidence that ghosts moved with buildings. Both visitors and workers alike have experienced unexplained phenomena at the village and ghost tours are regularly conducted. A young stable boy has been sighted outside the sulky shed, the ghost of a horse has even been sighted and numerous orbs have been caught on film.
Marsden Park Public School, Mitchell Cottage, Case Cottage and Perry House are among some of the better known buildings for paranormal activity. Case Cottage is a centre of spirit activity and a male and female presence has been known to reside in the tiny space of Mitchell Cottage. Perry House is known to have had a checkered past, which includes a saddlery, grocery store and a ‘house of Shady Ladies’. As a result, it is said there is much activity here.
During their investigations, the Haunting Australia team encountered a female apparition, a moving curtain, a knock in response and an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon). There was even a partial apparition sighted at the school house. Psychics reported sadness and requests for privacy from the spirit world.
With these results, this may warrant further study amongst paranormal investigators. Their findings only strengthen the belief that spirits move with dwellings; after all, people do become so attached to their homes that they may not wish to leave them after death.
Do you believe it’s possible for spirits to move with dwellings? Have you ever experienced any unexplained phenomena? Do you enjoy taking a step back into the past?
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11 thoughts on “Do Ghosts Move with Dwellings?”
What a great essay! I write a blog about ghosts – would like to reblog this post to share with my readers! It’s exactly the kind of question we like to bat about! Well done!
Hi Jan. Thanks so much! Sure, it’ll be my pleasure and I will check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I love exploring New Zealands colonial past. I have done a fair bit of research into the phenomenon of suggestion – so tend to believe in the power of suggestion more than in ghosts. Sounds like a great setting to get inspired to write a historical novel or ghost story though.
I know some people believe in the power of suggestion rather than ghosts, as you do, and I guess it is possible. I don’t know much about it though, but it sounds interesting. I might need to look more into it. Thanks for the possibility of a ghost story in that setting – I didn’t think of that! 😉
Thanks abhiray59! 🙂
I’ve had some clear experiences which I’ve come to identify with two of my grandmothers. I see the same signs appear with other relatives, too in times of distress. So these spirits are definitely travelers, though I think there are certainly spirits attached to dwellings too.
Hi Lauri. I’m glad to know you still feel the presence of certain relatives sometimes; I’m pretty sure I do too and they can be a great comfort. I always thought spirits were attached to dwellings and never travelled, but this investigation sure opens up all sorts of possibilities. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Yes, and not just buildings either… any similar spatiotemporal pattern.
Although, I think most anomalous phenomena, including hauntings and classic apparitions, is better explained as a dislocation of information in spacetime.
That is, information which is dislocated from how we usually experience and understand the world.
I suspect such anomalous phenomena is a clue, that information itself, is possibly stored quite differently to the way we understand and experience the world.
That might suggest our everyday world of 3 dimensions of space, and 1 dimension of time is actually the ‘result’ of processing information which is actually stored in a different number of dimensions… possibly less dimensions, perhaps just 2 dimensions, (although it could be more).
That way, we can keep the notion of linear time as only the ‘result’ of processing information stored in say two dimensions. That would allow the odd spatiotemporal anomalies to occur, where information is experienced by us as being dislocated. Particularly, where spatiotemporal patterns in the world are similar to past, present or future patterns.
Hi Max_B. You’ve certainly given me something to think about! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
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