Written by Alex Cayas
The Q-Station is one of my favourite locations in Sydney, It was the first Ghost Tour I went on as a teenager. Dropped off by my Dad, a young Alex got his first taste of Paranormal Phenomena and Ghost Stories. Flash forward to today and the Q-Station still fascinates me. It is a unique location that holds so much of Australia’s History. Early interactions from settlement, our class divide, our history around race and racism, war time Australia, post war Australia… the list goes on. All these stories nestled into maintained and well-loved historical buildings. A visit to Q-Station is an experience and if you want to Investigate it Anne and Roman of Oz Para Tech are the right team to have.
The location has hosted many Investigations and Investigators and Anne has hosted and assisted many International Paranormal Guests visiting and Investigating the site. The list includes Medium Chip Coffey, Brad and Barry Klinge (with Access Paranormal) and a long line of Paracon Australia guests including David Schrader, Bill Chappell, Paul Bradford, Shawn Porter and Brian Cano.
It is also a site that Aussies can’t get enough of. I asked our brave photographer for the night Renata Daniel which building creeps her out the most and why?
“There is a shed down near the wharf opposite the shower block. I remember the first time I did a tour at Q we were asked to go inside. The door was to be locked behind us. I just could not do it.
A cold sweat and angst overcame every part of me and I could not bring myself to go past the door.
Even today after having been there a few times and in daylight as well the area around the shower blocks is not pleasant. I think a lot of people lost the last piece of their dignity there. They became numbers there scrubbed and categorised according to their status and surviving another sentence before getting a sense of permission to stay in the new country.”
After all our photos were taken we headed to The Grave Diggers a cottage for some old-school table tipping mixed in with some gadgets Oz Para Tech stock.
“I am constantly drawn to the Gravediggers cottage and the stories associated.” Says Anne, “The activity in that building can be off the scale. I want to know exactly what happened there! Is it Samuel? Was it someone murdered there? Or is it just a cottage that has been historical preserved and has nothing to do with a grave digger? Either way, it’s one of my favourite buildings.”
After a little investigation by the group with some interesting table activity and KII spikes we decided it was time for cake (finally) and headed back to Hospital precinct where our base for the evening was.
What is a PI night with Oz Para Tech all about? I asked Anne while shovelling chocolate cake into my mouth.
“Paranormal Investigator is not your typical tour. Its hands on. Smaller numbers than a 'tour' and no ghost stories or scare tactics - just investigating! We give our guests the chance to use the equipment they see on the ghost hunting TV shows AND analyse the recordings to see if they caught any EVPS. We encourage people to think outside the box and try new things.” - Anne
It is Anne and Romans curiosity of Paranormal Phenomena mixed with their need to understand how it is occurring and their passion for exploring and learning that make them the perfect and balanced team. It is Anne’s love of Q-Station that really stands out. As long as I’ve known Anne once you get her started on Q-Station, its history, its stories and anything else Q related it is hard to stop her.
“I just feel so honoured to be able to investigate this place. Every time I drive on to the location, it's like take a big breath of fresh air and it revitalises the soul. The buildings are in such great condition, the history is kept alive and Quarantine Station embraces the paranormal!” says Anne.
Best birthday eve ever! You can join Anne and Roman and explore and investigate this slice of fascinating Australian history yourself by joining them on a Paranormal Investigation Night