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Strange and Bizarre Stories from Newcastle - Wallsend Appearance

I am a ghost hunter - a very, lonely, isolated, stuck at home, ghost hunter!!

The Covid 19 ISOLATION, which has been in force for a few weeks now (seems much longer), means that I cannot go our physically looking for ghosts, but I can still look through my many collected ghost stories from the past.

I want to share some of these with you.

Some end up being ghostly sightings - and some end up being a wild goose chase!

But, it seems whether it be right now or 100 years ago - we all LOVED A GHOST STORY!!

Here is one from 1925, with a ghostly appearance at Wallsend, NSW, Australia.



                                    Photo from the collection at the University of Newcastle

An unoccupied house of five rooms in Hope Street, on the western outskirts of the town, is the centre of attraction just now, as the result of reports of an apparition within it's walls.

It is alleged by several people that they have plainly seen the figure of a woman with clasped hands at her breast in a window on the front verandah.

A singular feature about this 'ghost' is that it is a day time visitor having been seen between 11 o'clock  am and about sunset.

There is no talk of it's appearance being heralded by the clanging of chains as is often associated with ghost yarns.

And it is said that the figure is created by the shadow of a tree.

Against this view, however, is the story of a youth who asserts that he saw the figure in the window after the sun had set.

One of the local constables was on duty at the place on Wednesday evening and although he exercised much vigilance, saw nothing unusual.


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