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Adelaide boasts a multitude of old buildings, some derelict some not, and as a lover of history and historical buildings in particular, I often find myself lost in the past wondering who lived there, what was their life like, what did they do, what did they wear.
North Kapunda Hotel Photo courtesy of Bruce Vandersluis Images
Following the incredible success of 2015's premier Psychic Fair, Ghost Crime Tours is once again hosting the Old Adelaide Gaol Psychic Fair at 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton on Saturday 22 April 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. This particular site is something quite special for this type of event, and was in fact the location of my very first ghost tour. Since then I have joined the wonderful guides from Ghost Crime Tours for tours of the Adelaide CBD, Port Adelaide and Kapunda. Each of which have come with their own very special experiences.
There will be psychic readers, healers, alternate medicine, crystals and jewellery. Lots of stalls will be available with items for sale, along with live music, food stands, face painting, activities for the kids and much, much more.
If you have not been to the gaol before, take the advantage of going on a self-guided tour while you are there. The Gaol is open from 9 am to 5 pm 7 days a week. Entrance fees should you wish to take the self-guided tour are $14 adult, $9 child, $12 concession or family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) $34. During your self-guided tour take the opportunity to visit Elizabeth Woolcocks Cell, the hanging tower, exercise yards, gallows, showers and induction centre, remand centre, the Gaol museum and the graveyard.
Old Adelaide Gaol Tower Photo courtesy of Bruce Vandersluis Images
Ghost Crime Tours are a local Adelaide company who provide tours of buildings and locations with known paranormal activity. Tours are based on documented evidence and the team has extensive background in paranormal research and a passion for historical and unsolved crimes. Tours include Old Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide CBD, Port Adelaide, Kapunda and the Port River Boat Tour. They also provide a number of paranormal lockins including Cornucopia Hotel, North Kapunda Hotel, Wallaroo Township, Gladstone Gaol, WW2 Explosives Factory, Old Highercombe Hotel, Old Adelaide Gaol and if you dare, the Mystery Location lockin. The tour guides are knowledgeable and interesting and the tours themselves are well run and informative.
Growing up in a particularly spiritual home, I had had many experiences prior to my first ghost tour however this well reputed haunted site did not disappoint. If you are really keen, there will be a paranormal lockin at the Gaol following the Fair, commencing at 8.30 pm. Tickets are essential and available from Ghost Crime Tours. So, why not come along and enjoy the Fair and see if you can have your own ghostly encounter.