Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a spooky trip, that started from this far off state, and ended in friendship
Yeah really lame I know, but hey that’s me lol
In 2011 with my interest growing in the paranormal world I tuned into a local Sydney radio show called Ghost of Oz. I quickly became a fan of the funny and kooky hosts Alex, Danni and Glen and looked forward to tuning in each week to see what spooky, macabre and interesting topics they were going to talk about. One week as I listened to a live event from Monte Cristo they decided to give away a ticket to meet them at a future investigation and I decided why not let’s give it a go. Surprisingly I won and thought, bugger it I know they’re in Sydney but let’s go for a weekend trip! So I packed my bags and headed over to spend a creepy night at Casula Power Station! The GOO guys were just as much fun in person as they were on the radio and quickly made me feel at home. I met many great people that night who would also go on to become part of the GOO family.
Things progressed from there and I started doing guests spots on the show as a reviewer of Aussie paranormal books. Eventually I became part of the team as a regular reviewer and host. The team slowly expanded and we met Ellie, Beth, Peet, Megan, Dan, Jonathon and Tina. As things go in life we lost a few along the way and said goodbye to Glen, Beth and Dan but the sense of family and camaraderie has always been around and they’ve always supported me from afar.
The last few years with all these guys has been so much fun and I am so proud to have been a part of this great show, the events they have organised and most massively Paracon Australia. Coming across to Sydney for this annual event was amazing to see the community and friendship that was created for our paranormal world.
It’s time for me now to move in a different direction as things in my life have taken me on a new path so I sadly say adieu to the team and the fans but I know you are being left in good hands :) Be good to each other, we only have one paranormal community and it’s full of so many amazing people and teams. Support each other, cheer each other and most importantly stay spooky friends
Written by Jonathan Zhao
American fantasty author Tamora Pierce once said, “It's harder to heal than it is to kill.” This comment is surely not far from the truth when it comes to discussion of serial killers and murderers! <insert evil laugh>
As dark and grim as it may be, I’m sure we all have at some point, considered the very things that drives a person to end the life of another.
This March 25, join the team of Newcastle Ghost tours for a special event - ‘Launched into Eternity’, a night that probes into the dark and sinister; that is, murder and its punishment.
Establishing herself as one of Australia’s best selling Crime Authors, Amanda Howard, will begin the evening with stories of many infamous victims of the hangman's noose and of a time when watching an execution was spectacle for the masses.
Come and soak up the accounts of some murderers Amanda has come across in her research as she gives us insight into the minds of these killers.
And if you think this isn’t (or shouldn’t be) entertainment, hear about how people in Australia were once so fascinated by gore and death, that they attended public hangings as a pastime– certainly a different kind of subject to bring to the morning tea table at work the next day!
This perceptive and slightly macabre talk by Amanda will surely not disappoint and all are welcome to come and take part in this part of the evening only…
However, for those who want just a little more, make sure you hang around. Promised to be a real treat and a perfect way to see and live out stories recounted by Amanda, the second part of the night consists of a 2 hour experience of Maitland Gaol focusing on the murders that happened within the walls of the prison.
Join Renata Daniel from Newcastle Ghost Tours and Anne Rzechowicz from Oz ParaTech (Ghost Hunting Equipment Specialists) and their friendly team as you role play the last moments of a condemned prisoner who walked the line to the gallows.
In what would have been a highly, powerful and emotionally charged event, will the ghosts of some of these men come back to haunt, as you recount exactly how their deaths occurred? There is only one way for you to find out!
On top of this, there will also be plenty of time to go exploring around the Gaol during.
So what are you waiting for? Get onto it! Please note: The night contains content, which is slightly macabre and is only for patrons 18 years and over.
'Author's talk only ' option is $30 p/p plus booking fee.
‘Combined authors talk and Gaol tour’ option is $60 p/p plus booking fee.
Amanda will also be staying back to sell and sign some of her books which she will have available for purchase.
Written by Tina Leverton
On the 4th February I was asked to assist the lovely Beth Luscombe of Access paranormal at the first Quantum states paranormal/ Oz Paratech investigation at Quarantine station in Manly Nsw Australia. For those whom don't know about the Q station and its history it was used as a place to quarantine passengers coming to Australia. Passengers would have to wait a mandatory ninety days without any signs and symptoms of illness before they were allowed passage into Australia. Once arrived and disembarked from their ships passengers would have there bags steamed in very high temperatures inside giant ovens to rid them of any parasites and bacteria's that could have potentially clung to them. And if you think that is extreme there's more, the passengers would have to endure an acid shower before they were allowed to continue within the quarantine station itself for their stay. Pretty crazy right? But that was what had to be done to enter so of course you did what they asked.
Back to the story ... Beth was the guest investigator for the first paranormal investigator tour at Q station run by Anne and Roman. We arrived early to meet the rest of the team for the night which was Renata Daniels of Newcastle ghost tours and discussed the plan of action for the tour and what experiments Beth would be running during the tour. After a quick dinner and set up we met the guests by the wharf and once assembled we continued on to the laundry quarters to do the introduction and safety talks. Here all guests were separate do into small groups for the night and equipment was divided out and explained. Roman being the tech guru gave great explanations and theories on how and why we use what we use in the paranormal community.
First stop was the doctors and nurses quarters/hospital wing where Beth started her experiments with sound. Two small sound clips were played (about two-four minutes long) first of people walking around a hospital and ambient noise common of a waiting room, second was of a woman in pain ending with a large scream. Here guests reported activity such as footsteps, smells of bleach and urine and feelings of in easiness.
Next stop was the grave diggers cottage and a more Victorian approach along with another sound experiment. This time the sounds were a grand father clock ticking and wind blowing through a house, the hands on part of this stop was table tipping, pendulum use and dowsing rod divination. While these produced some very interesting responses the table tipping was the biggest hit with the table not only tipping in time with response to questions but also holding angles.
The final two places were the morgue and the shower block. The morgue well piled in where possible and used a sound experiment to hopefully stir those whom were their in spirit if possible to communicate with us. A brave Corrine McCarthy climbed aboard the slab and used instruments as means of communication through touch, after not much time had passed she began to report feelings of being touched on the leg and on the rib cage which quickly escalated to feeling as though she was restricted from breathing and needed to end the self trigger object experiment. Finishing in the shower block was a great idea as it has the creepiest feeling to begin with (reports by guests) and with sound experiments running of a large group of men having a fight within a shower area( voices echoed as though it were). Guests reported experience like being toughed, feelings as though they were being watched, hearing strange noise and seeing shadow play occur. The night concluded with small groups or individuals completing a walk through of the shower block alone and experiencing it for themselves (about five minutes).
All in all the night was a huge success and every guest left with an experience or a great memory of their time that night as paranormal investigators completing their investigations at Manly quarantine station. If your interested check out Anne and Roman of Oz Para Tech for dates or if you want a more private tour grab six friends and have yourself a great night investigating. If your in the Newcastle area/s check out Renata Daniels of Newcastle ghost tours and her very large catalogue of venues to investigate and lastly check out Beth Luscombe at Access Paranormal for opportunities to learn about the paranormal, have open discussions about the paranormal and access information in the field about teams and tour groups that exist.
Written by Jonathan Zhao
‘Love and intuition are both the language of the soul’
It has been said that ‘our feelings are the wings of our intuition’ and indeed it is a privilege for one to be able to seek insight beyond our tangible world through the realm of mediumship. Unfortunately, for many these moments are out of reach…if this rings true for you, then you are in luck! This March 11th there is a special event which has been created by Janine Louise Medium for those out there who really want to attend a Mediumship presentation without the worry of cost…yes you heard correctly! This is an event where YOU decide on the price!
Presented by the extraordinary Janine Louise at the charming Normandie Motel in Wollongong, this event promises an evening of inspired moments for all to hear the voice of communication that draws back the veil between worlds.
A truly wonderful thing about Janine’s mediumship platforms is that deliverance is expressed with integrity, ethic and accuracy. Her approach is grounded in respect and honesty.
If this sounds like what you’re after then don’t miss out on such a rare opportunity!
Event details: Saturday, March 11 at 6:45pm-9:00pm.
Normandie Motel, 30 Bourke Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
For all enquiries and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0405 650 097