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Melbourne Ghost and Cemetery Tours

May 9, 2009

In need of both a thrill and a chill in 2009?

Then perhaps a ghost tour or cemetary walk is just what the paranormal investigator ordered…

The National Trust of Victoria run several spooky events a year… tonight is one of their yearly full moon cemetary walks… UM found out a little too late to be of any use to you… sorry wampires,  but what we did find is that they’re also running ghost tours:

the next one is in July and is of Como in South Yarra in conjunction with a medium:

Back by popular demand, Como House is running Ghost tours in cooperation with a medium form Spookspotters.
Tour will focus on past people and events in the house. Tours begin with a complimentary glass of wine in the beautiful Ballroom and a background of Como’s residents passt and present.
Ghost tours are not suitable for children under the age of 15.
Date
Date: Thursday 2 July 2009
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location
Como House
Cnr Wlliams Road and Lechlade Ave
South Yarra
Cost
Adults $30, Concession $27
Members: Adults: $25 Concession $22
Contact Details
(03) 9827 2500 or como@nattrust.com.au
Bookings Essential

http://www.nattrust.com.au/events/ghost_tours

They’re also running a regional Winter Solstice Cemetary Walk:

The Western Cemetery which has an important Aboriginal grave, fine avenues of Italian Cypress and a number of graves of Western District Squatters, was established in 1858 and was classified by the National Trust in 1997.
Notes and supper included.
Date
Date: Friday 19 June 2009
Time: 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Location
Western Cemetery
95 Minerva Rd
Manifold Heights
Cost
$12
Contact Details
Bookings essential
Jenny Yeats 03 5255 2097

There are are also some privately run Melbourne Cemetary Tours which run once or twice a Month:
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~hdharris/cemetery.html

run by historian Helen Doxford Harris.  These tours are thematic and cover walks like: Law makers and Law Breakers, Medicos and Misadventures, Creative Colonists

A list of Melbourne Ghost Tours – and the rest of Australia –  is offered here:

http://www.castleofspirits.com/ghosttours.html#victoria

And here, Paranormal Australia – Channel 31’s famous ghost hunters – conduct their own ghost tours, including Walhalla:

http://www.paranormalaustralia.com/tours/tourwalhalla.html

and many others in rumoured ghost locations around Australia

And for those of you that don’t want to go out in order to get ghostly – perhaps what you need is the:

Haunted Downunder Online Radio Show

And of course we’ve already featured the Haunted Melbourne ghost tour on Underground Melbourne! But we could hardly feature a Melbourne Ghost Tour page without mentioning him again.

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The Haunted Bookshop – Mc Killop Street, Melbourne

January 3, 2008

 The Haunted Bookshop website  says “Dark and Brooding” “Occult books and Tarot since 1997”: meaning that this shop has only been around for about ten years.  Not that you’d know it when you walk inside.  The decor is every fantasy/occult/gothic lover’s dream – somewhere between a Victorian Cabinet of Curiousities,  a New Orleans Juju shop, Buffy’s ‘The Magic Box’ and Harry Potter’s ‘Flourish and Blotts’ – this place looks like your legit spooky haven of all things supernatural.  Which is spot on, really, as Drew Sinton’s bookshop definitely is a haven for all things supernatural – or at least books on them plus it’s the hub of his quite famous Melbourne Ghost Tour.  

Drew Sinton – you may have spotted him as a kookster-for-comment in Melbourne Weekly, The Age or have even seen his Ghostbusting TV series on Channel 31 ‘ Haunted Australia’. As far as odd and fascinating characters go – not to mention actual dabblers with the Forces of Darkness – he is the real deal.   He runs the Haunted Bookshop as well as all the other bits and pieces above, and has stocked it wall to musty wall with books on ghosts, witches, ufos, druids, devils and the vast parade of Creatures of the Night – vampires, werewolves, etc etc.  He also sells tarot decks and juju trinkets for those who feel like a little voodoo magic (or have read too many Anne Rice books).

  The Haunted Bookshop is pretty unique – set out in a way which plays into the romantic ideas and fancies (or, possibly, unacknowledged truths, whichever perspective you have) of a Victorian period Clairvoyant’s Den or Curioe Shoppe  you really do feel as though you’ve entered more than a retail shop but a forgotten era where mysticism and magic were the talk of the town and any moment you’d be invited to a seance or Spiritualist meet.   As for the books on display – well, if you’re after the lastest Stephen King perhaps don’t bother.  But if you’re interested in reading about the veiled world of hauntings, ufo’s, the supernatural or witches – this shop has everything including rare editions of new and antique tomes.  There are books for the casually curious which will assist you to take a quick dip into this world, plus specialist and detailed books for those who know what they’re looking for.  

The best thing about the Haunted Bookshop: atmosphere plus the Haunted Melbourne ghost tour.  Plus they have both a working website and even a Myspace!!! Wonders will never cease!
 http://www.myspace.com/drewsinton 

The downside:  it has odd opening hours, especially the early closes and limited weekend openings. Details: 15 McKILLOP STREET  MELBOURNE  AUSTRALIA 03 9670 2585    

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