Written by Jonathan Zhao
“Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out," ― Terry Pratchett
OzGhost Club is back again in 2017! This time they come to turn your inner insanity into a reality by hosting one hell of a weekend at the infamous Aradale Lunatic Asylum in Victoria! Like a riddle wrapped up in an enigma, the Aradale Lunatic Asylum is no doubt, one of the spookiest places in Australia!
Shrouded in lore and mystery, the Aradale Lunatic Asylum boasts tales of strange histories, inhumane medical practices, tragedy, and accounts of the ghosts of former patients who still make an appearance now and then.
Opened in 1867, the Aradale Lunatic Asylum is Australia's largest abandoned lunatic asylum and during its operation housed tens of thousands of people who suffered from mental illnesses, psychopathic disorders, as well as the criminally insane.
The asylum is well known for seeing some of the most gruesome and controversial psychiatric treatments ever carried out in Australia. History recalls numbers estimating to about 13,000 deaths on the property in its 130 years as an active asylum. To think with all that pain and death, it’s no wonder that Aradale has built its reputation of being one of the most haunted locations in country!
In 2017, OzGhost Club will be geared up and ready to check in their patients…I mean, “guests” into the bowels of Aradale's buildings to explore one of Australia’s creepiest places.
Being held over the October long weekend in 2017, OzGhost Club invites you to come and step into the darkness with a full weekend of investigations and activities planned for your spooking pleasure.
Be sure to save the date, and register your interest with the OzGhost club for regular updates to the program and ticket prices! You’d be crazy to miss this opportunity!