Melbourne writer, reader and Managing Editor of Lip Magazine. www.lipmag.com
Published May 17th 2010
The Point Cook Homestead at the Point Cook Coastal Park, 20 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, has been around since the 1850s. The historic bluestone home was built by brothers Thomas and Andrew Chirnside, and after being sold off in 1920, ownership of the property exchanged several hands for fifty years or so until it was finally left abandoned.
The State Government acquired the homestead in the late 70s after extensive lobbying by a local farmer to save the property. He moved in with his wife to oversee its restoration, and they were dubbed Mr and Mrs Cook.
Rumours have long circled that the homestead was haunted, but it wasn't until a 12 year old boy who was visiting the homestead with his parents caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a ghostly figure standing in one of the rooms.
Ever since, there have been stories of food and utensils disappearing from the kitchen, and the spooky goings-on even made the local news!
So, fact or fiction? There's only one way to find out.
Once a month, the gang at the Point Cook Homestead along with the Melbourne Paranormal Investigations team get together for a 'Haunt the Homestead Evening' where they take budding ghost hunters on a ghoulish candlelit adventure through the property.
The evening begins at 7:45pm and concludes with refreshments at midnight.
Tickets are $95 per person. Discounts are available for group bookings.