And so I joined 40 interested others last weekend to see what it was all about. After leaving the Alex FM building (which reportedly has a ghost or two), we went to the Goolwa RSL. Kym gave us a brief overview of the history of the old stone building as well as a few ghost stories. In keeping with the fact that the RSL building was originally horse stables, one of the stories Kym told involved a ghost called 'Plodder' who was actually a horse!
With interests piqued our group left the RSL and walked on to visit 'The Australasian' (formerly one of Goolwa's original hotels), the original Goolwa Maternity Hospital and the 'bow-fronted shop', which was a bakery during the 1850's (and now a lovely florist).
I was interested to hear a bit about the history of Goolwa which thrived between about 1853 and 1913 when 37 paddle-steamers, 23 barges and Australia's first public railway were built here.
Apparently all the building and paddling activity back then caused frequent accidents and drownings, and the bodies of victims were laid out in the cellars of The Australasian and other hotels. For some reason the publicans got sick of this arrangement, resulting in the building of the morgue in 1883.
Tension mounted as we headed for the Old Police Station and Courthouse. It was here that 'orbs' and apparitions had appeared in photos taken during the previous Ghost Walk.
This building is now the venue for the South Coast Regional Arts Centre and having visited there often to see exhibitions, I must admit I have always felt a certain 'power and presence' inside. I'd heard stories from friends who reported feeling a strong pressure on their back, particularly in the vicinity of the witness box.
That was an awesome read, thanks so much for sharing your experience. We have been to Victor Harbour but I had no idea of such things otherwise I would have loved going! Next time maybe.. With the "orbs", my partner is a photographer and he has explained that such thngs happen and caught on camera (especially when a few people are around) because of the dust being kicked up and disturbed by our motions of going to and fro~ I still believe in ghosts though, as a little kid I experienced a few things which made me a strong believer.