Skip to main content

Diary of a Ghost Hunter - Ghosts of Q Station Manly - WILLIAM HAY


Here is what the newspapers said...


 This is from the newspaper article taken from TROVE 

 A magisterial inquiry was held at the Quarantine Station yesterday respecting the death of an employee named William Hay, aged 56, who was found in a flat behind the stables on Wednesday, with a bullet wound in the head, and another in the abdomen. 

He had a revolver clasped in his right hand. A fellow employee slated that the deceased had lately been suffering from bronchitis and asthma, neuralgia in the head, and internal pains. 

When ill he had been heard to say that life was not worth living, and had often asked the effects of certain drugs. 

 He leaves a widow and two children. 

 The Coroner recorded a finding of suicide whilst suffering from ill-health. 

And from:


The City Coroner held an inquiry yesterday concerning the death of William Hayes, 56, whose dead body was found at the Quarantine Station on Wednesday with bullet wounds in the head and abdomen, and with a revolver clasped in his right hand. 

 The evidence adduced showed that deceased, who was a boatman at the station, had been suffering from ill- health for some time past. 

A witness named Alfred Wilshire stated deceased had several times said that life was not worth living, and had often asked him as to the effect of certain drugs. The medical evidence showed that death was due to the wounds described above. The Coroner recorded a verdict of suicide while suffering from ill-health.” 

Interestingly the name of his death certificate was William Hay and this agrees with his burial record and headstone. He was buried in Quarantine Cemetery on 20.11.1902, the officiating Minister was S.M. Johnstone and the witnesses were J.F. Vincent and Quarantine Staff. 

Join us on Thursday Night at 9pm as myself, Anne Rzechowicz from Oz ParaTech and Bianca Biasi, Producer and Film Maker, take the journey into the laundry area of the Quarantine Station as we use modern ghost hunting gadgets and old school ways to connect with William's energy to see if he will tell us, in his own words, whether he was murdered or if in fact it was suicide. 

Will we get anything from the ghosts of Q? 

Join us at 9pm on our live broadcast to find out. 

Go to Q Station Manly Ghost Tours Facebook Page and head to the Event and click 'GOING'.


  1. merupakan situs agen Togel Online Singapore resmi dengan deposit minimal 10rb bisa langsung dapat bonus


Post a comment

Popular posts from this blog

Strange and Weird Stories - Haunted Monte Christo

Have you been to the most haunted house in Australia? I was there over 5 years ago when Reg the owner was still on this side of the veil.  Now, I am totally sure he makes himself known as one of the ghosts that haunts the historic site. Monte Christo can be found at Junee, NSW. The homestead is now being run to Reg's wife and his son, Lawrence. Lawrence conducts the ghost tours and tells stories about growing up in the homestead and the very many spooky stories associated with the homesteads long history. As with all houses of this ilk, the stories are not always sweet and covered with love and light. Some, are a little more mysterious and dark. I am hoping to go back after the COVID lockdown is over. And if you decide to go, I suggest stopping at the township's cemetery and stop and pay your respects to the original owners, the Crawley family and ask permission to visit. They may treat you nicely if you do!!! This story below, comes from an article by NATIONAL

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. SOUTH COAST TIMES DECEMBER 1925 NEWCASTLE                                     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 fi

Lemon Tree Passage Ghost - Local legend is alive and well

Lemon Tree Passage  is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, located at the end of the Tilligerry Peninsula and surrounded by the waters of beautiful Port Stephens .  Ever since I can remember there have been a few urban legends about a stretch of highway named Lemon Tree Passage Road. The story begins when a motor bike rider and his pillion passenger died after colliding with a four wheel drive killing both. This seems to be the source of the ghostly lights and apparition. These sort of events don't stay quiet in small townships. Stories spread fast often not ending up like they started. Every so often this urban legend makes a comeback with a number to people tempting fate and poking the ghost rider.             A memorial to Dale Dickens on the Lemon Tree Passage Road / Pic: Robert Mckell Source:The Daily Telegraph The  Lemon Tree Passage ghost  first made headlines in 2010 after drivers cau