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Henderson's Piggery Ghost Tour

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published June 29th 2013
This little piggy went screaming all the way home
Here is a tour to make the hairs on the back of your neck virtually bristle. What could be more bestial than a haunted piggery, nestled on the banks of the Maribyrnong River?

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This slaughterhouse was once the very heart, liver and intestines of that offensive industry the meat works in Footscray but animals weren't the only bodies floating to the surface.

According to Jacqui Travaglia who runs Lantern Tours with partner Andrew Wishart: "gamblers, murderers and infamous characters from the criminal underworld have all been linked to the salt river, their tales were lost in time but their ghosts still linger."

Anything could happen on this tour. Be prepared for unexplained noises and even some ghost sightings.

Many visitors have cited supernatural experiences over the years

The tours run between 1 1/2 and 2 hours and is lead by paranormal investigators, psychics and ghost enthusiasts who take you for a trip to the darker side of Henderson's Piggery.

Considering this was once a noxious industry site it also has one of the most beautiful views of Melbourne's lights especially on "a dark and gloomy night."

It has been referred to as a view "to die for!"

Tours run on Fridays, usually once a month. I noted they always run on Friday the 13th.

For bookings click here.

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Why? For the night fright
When: One a month on a Friday - don't forget Friday the 13th.
Phone: Phone 1300 390 119
Where: Henderson's Piggery 45 Moreland Street, Footscray
Cost: Adult - AUD 30.00 1 Adult Child - AUD 17.00 1 Child (Age 8-16) Family - AUD 75.00 2 Adults and 2 Children Concession - AUD 27.00
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