Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bizzarre News - Our ghostly area's the perfect film set

Macarthur Chronicle
THE producers of a chilling new documentary on paranormal activity will visit Wollondilly shire in the coming months to film at some of the region’s most iconic locations.
The Sydney-based Unreel Productions have already been to the Macquarie Arms Hotel in Windsor, the Old Dubbo Gaol, Maitland Gaol, and Monte Cristo at Junee, but have their sights on Picton’s Mushroom Tunnel, the Queen Victoria Memorial home and the Anthill Hotel.
Producer Rob Kerr, a 34-year-old former actor from Castle Hill, said he was intrigued by the area’s history of paranormal activity and the popularity of ghost hunts.
“What we really want to do is capture some of this paranormal activity on film,” he said.
“We are armed with equipment that should be able to pick up ghosts. We are using small hand-held cameras, as well as electro magnetic frequency detectors, night vision cameras, what we call a four-spectrum camera and a digital voice recorder.”

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bizzarre News - Woman 'who dragged cop' shuns witch tag

A Geelong woman charged with seriously injuring a police officer after dragging him 190m by her car has hit back at reports describing her as a witch.
Eilish De Avalon, 40, has pleaded guilty in the Geelong Magistrates Court to charges including recklessly causing injury and driving while suspended over the February 23 incident.
De Avalon said she is tired of being labelled a witch because of its negative connotations, and would rather be known as a healer and an activist.
"I don't wear the label of witch comfortably," she told ninemsn.
"A lot of witches prefer the title of pagan, or in my case pagan priestess. We are healers. We are psychics."
In the February incident, De Avalon is accused of disobeying Leading Senior Constable Andrew Logan after he pulled her over for allegedly speaking on her mobile phone.
The court yesterday heard De Avalon told Sen-Const Logan she was "a being from another world" with a "universal name" that she would not disclose, theGeelong Advertiser reported.
"Your laws and penalties don't apply to me. I'm not accepting them, I'm sorry, I must go, thank you," police quoted De Avalon as saying.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bizzarre news - Ghost Hunt Lands Man in Court

Rockhampton News A MAN who went to see a ghost at the former Neerkol Orphanage was recently convicted for trespassing.
Benjamin Nathaniel Munday-Barber and his friend were caught on CCTV at the former orphanage grounds, near Rockhampton, now owned by Stanwell Corporation.
About 1am on February 5, Munday-Barber and his friend were driven by a person they didn’t know along Meteor Park Rd before they jumped a barbed wire fence and walked for several hours through bush.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Paranormal In The News - Macarthur area panther sightings detailed in Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers

THREE incidents involving big cats spotted in the Macarthur region have been documented in a new book investigating more than a century of panther sightings.
Rebecca Lang, co-author of Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers, said the sightings in the Macarthur region of these mysterious creatures showed they had a wide range and could traverse long distances.
Ms Lang, who wrote the book with partner Mike Williams, said the Macarthur region’s proximity to the dense Australian bush and concentration of farms went some way to explaining the sightings.

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Paranormal In The News - On the punt, it pays to enter into the spirit of things

A rather random story in the Sydney Morning Herald sport section this morning...
IN THE 1970s, hosting a fondue night was a favourite among young married couples looking to entertain friends. Nothing said sophistication like a melted pot of cheese and skewers with bits of bread on the end and sales of fondue sets were sky high.
Alcohol played a big part at such evenings and after a few drinks and a belly full of cheese conversation could drift down unusual paths.
In a suburban Melbourne home in 1977, a young punter and his wife hosted a group of friends for a night of fondue on Melbourne Cup eve. An eccentric group gathered at their home and, sure enough, after a few too many drinks, one guest proposed that for a bit of fun the group attempt to contact spirits using a ouija board.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

NSW: An ancient haunting ground

NZH It's after dark on a steamy night in the Blue Mountains when we gather under the Great Arch, the magnificent entrance to the famous Jenolan Caves, and we tell our guide that no, we don't believe in ghosts.
Well, not yet anyway.
The ghost talk crops up because a small number of us are about to begin the caves' Mysteries, Legends and Ghosts tour. It's said to be free of Hollywood-style gimmicks like sound effects, instead relying on true tales of ghostly sightings and unexplained goings-on to scare the hell out of cave-goers.
It seems the Jenolan Caves are so spectacular that some spirits never want to leave.
But first a bit about the caves themselves. Scientists recently discovered the network of limestone caves make up the world's oldest open cave system, dating back 340 million years.
The Aboriginal people named the caves, set in a secluded valley on the edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Reserve, Binoomea, or "Dark Places".

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