Do Ghosts Move with Dwellings?

During a recent 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.

Inside Perry House, once a ‘house of Shady Ladies’. Spirit activity has been known to occur 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 such a positive conclusion, 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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7 thoughts on “Do Ghosts Move with Dwellings?

  1. 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!

    1. Hi Jan. Thanks so much! Sure, it’ll be my pleasure and I will check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. 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.

    1. 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! 😉

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