Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bizarre In The News - Council to reconsider Picton Ghost Hunts

Macarthur Chronicle

WOLLONDILLY Council was considering terminating its licence agreement with Picton Ghost Hunts at last night’s council meeting, in a move that operators say would end the business.

Council officers had recommended the council end the agreement after years of pressure from both police and residents to stop the tours to the disused Picton railway tunnel known as the mushroom tunnel - (mushrooms were produced there some years ago). Residents say they have been subjected to continuing antisocial behaviour such as egg throwing, flashing (nudity), drug taking, offensive language and excessive noise in the tunnel area. The termination of the agreement would spell the end of 13 years of Picton Ghost Hunts, a popular and successful Macarthur area tourist attraction.

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