Traveller and thrill seeker. Lover of nature, the great outdoors and new experiences. Coffee addict & redwine lover. Currently studying on the Central Coast
Published May 21st 2014
Come and scare yourself silly
Everyone loves a good ghost story so whether you are a skeptic or a believer lets have a look at some of Sydney's notably haunted places.
Quarantine Station Manly- Between 1833 and 1984 over 500 people met their deaths from deadly diseases such as the plague, smallpox and Spanish influenza whilst being held in quarantine here. It is said you can sometimes see their ghosts lingering around the place. Quarantine Station Manly offers ghost tours.
Picton Tunnel-Although it has been disused for a long time Picton tunnel has a long history of suicides, a railway accident and even it's own resident ghost. After being hit and killed by a train in 1916 a lady by the name of Emily Bollard is said to haunt the middle of the tunnel. Please note Picton Tunnel is on private property if you wanted to step foot into the spooky 592ft tunnel there are ghost tours run.
Capitol Hill Theatre- 10 years ago during refurbishment a security guard quit his job deciding it wasn't worth it after he saw a ghost hovering around the cinema.
The Street with No Name, Annandale- A small area giving access to the arches of a railway bridge near Jubilee Park seems to be surrounded by evil. With a history of murders and unspeakable crimes this area has quite an intriguing past and can apparently bring out some bizarre behavior with visitors to the area especially dogs and children. With many of the bodies of the murdered that have been dumped here going unsolved it comes as no surprise that eerie happenings, strange sightings and noises and sudden temperature changes have been reported by late night visitors to the site.
Street with no name
Mill Hill Hotel Bondi Junction- This former boarding house transformed from hotel to pub may have more than one kind of spirit in the house. It is said that the hotelkeeper committed suicide in 1910 and still haunts the hotel. Joining him is a prank playing ghost child and a randy ghost that was said to get into bed with lone male visitors.
Wakehurst Parkway -This stretch of highway near Sydney's northern beaches is notorious for crashes. There is believed to be the ghost of a little girl there who appears in your car and if you don't tell her that her presence is unwanted she veers the car off the road causing it to crash.
Macquarie Fields Train station- It is claimed late at night you can hear the moans and wails of a young girl and can sometimes see a girl sitting on the track crying.
Macquarie Fields station
Asquith Train station-Sightings & sounds of a schoolboy yelling and the sound of school bells have been heard. It was found that the boy who has been sighted was murdered here by being pushed onto the tracks
Coolibah Hotel Merrylands-There has been multiple sightings of ghost like figures moving around in the pub after closing time reported by neighbours.
The Gap, Watson's Bay-It is said you can hear the screams and cries for help of the ghosts of the 121 souls who lost their lives when The Dunbar crashed into the rocks and sunk here in 1857.
Darlinghurst Jail-With public hangings happening up till 1852 and the last hanging happening in 1908 it is believed that up to 76 people were hung here. It has now been restored into a TAFE but security guards have reported ghostly sightings and can spin many a story of strange happenings in the building where the gallows once stood.
If you do intend to unleash your inner Ghostbuster and go exploring any of these places after dark please be aware not to trespass on private property and remember to pack a fresh pair of knickers in case you happen to have an unexpected paranormal experience. If you know of any other haunted places feel free to comment below and let us know.
There is some great ghost spots in the blue mountains as well.. I would love to go on a tour one day , unfortunately wifey doesn't like it , funny a lot of my friends don't like paranormal either .. I find it so interesting .. Oh well one day ...
Sharing a possible ghost story of my own- I was staying in a terrace house with my then boyfriend and his flat mates at Womerah ave in Darlinghurst. The owners stayed in the ground floor and the top two floors were rented out. A very unusual experience was an extremely rotting smell in the cupboard under the kitchen sink. There was only a sink plug and dish wash scrub. Having tried to clean out the cupboard numerous occasions to rid the odour none the less I constantly experienced the smell and it made me wonder. In the early days of my stay one notable late night I went to the kitchen and I felt that feeling of being watched and an extremely chill down my back - I just freaked and ran to the bedroom . I told my then boyfriend of what I felt and he told me he sometimes experience the same ! Btw the horrid smell can be described as kind of rotten potatoes . Very pungent and lingering. Years later I heard from the then boyfriend that someone later visited the terrace house and instantly felt a presence there and made remarks about it. The visitor was some person of spiritual medium connection - physchic?. The news confirmed my experience and I'm interested to know if anyone experienced the same. Have tried to search some info on the internet but there is no mention. Hence initiating with my experience from over 20 hrs ago. I have not experienced those feelings in any other place / location . Thank you