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This Friday the 13th – make your own luck

This friday the 13th - make your own luck

This Friday the 13th – make your own luck

This year, I launched the first Yallourn North Ghost Tour on the a stormy moody Firday the 13th of February, the first for the year. This November is the third Friday the 13th for the year. I’ll have completed my fourth exam early that day, and be ready to immerse myself and you, in the tales of the paranormal in Yallourn North. What a way to wind down with completing my third year of university and running a business that is getting quite a buzz.

I was thinking that my luck had run out when I saw the exam timetable posted and my last exam for Friday the 13th of November, when earlier this year I’d plan to run tours every spooky day in 2015.

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Some of the things I uncovered about the beliefs around Friday the 13th are listed below.

Did anyone change their bed today? The lore says you will have bad dreams.

Did any cut their nails today? The rhyme says you cut them for sorrow.

Did anyone start a business on Friday the 13th? Oh me. They say, I’ll have immense bad luck, collapse and bankruptcy.

In 1306 the Knights of the Templar were rounded up on a Friday the 13th, they were tortured.

In simple numerology, 13 isn’t placed on room numbers, floors, street numbers, aisle numbers (especially on planes) or building numbers.

Some of the lore around this is that in Rome, a gathering of 12 witches was normal however if a 13 appeared the 13th witch would be considered the devil.

If you like simple numerology Jack the Ripper had 13 letters in his name as does Charles Manson and other infamous people, it’s said to be the devils luck, it is interesting that fluffy bunnies also has 13 numbers and in Australia we sent out rabbit hunting parties regularly, in the 90’s we poisoned them with myximotisis they really had the run of devils luck.

In Yallourn, 1953 there was a terrible explosion at the briquette plant, the cause wasn’t known. 1 person was killed and 13 injured.

The worst event that struck this area on a Friday the 13th was in 1933 on January Friday the 13th. A fire raged across the state, it killed 100 people. One of those people were from the Yallourn district trying to flee the fire, he realised he couldn’t out run the flames and threw himself into a ditch. Where he was found later, dead.

Yallourn North Ghost Tour – upcoming dates


Yallourn North was the first town Haunted Hills Tours opened with Ghost Tours.

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Yallourn North is a lovely town in the Latrobe Valley, it was originally called the Brown Coal Mine, because it was built on the edge of a mine, called the Brown Coal Mine.  The community here care about their town and share their town with some paranormal entities.

There are places in Yallourn North the locals will more quickly believe is haunted, it doesn’t look old but settlers started making their home in the late 1800s.

Come along to discover the secrets that hide in plain sight on these streets.

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Tour dates for Yallourn North Ghost Tour:

December 12th, 2015 at 8pm- 9:30pm
December 18th, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm
December 29th, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm
January 3rd, 2016 at 9:30pm – 11pm
January 16th, 2016 at 9:30pm – 11pm
February 26, 2015 at 9:30pm – 11pm

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Past tour galleries:

First tour

March Tour

April Tour

August Tour

Our Community: Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley is a great place to live and visit, we have stunning bush, filled with geological beauty, waterfalls and wildlife.

It is a regional city, with lots of opportunities for shopping. Or explore our arts – at the local theater or galleries.
The Latrobe Valley is rich in stories, which Haunted Hills Tours loves telling because they speak so much about where we came from and who we are.

Yallourn North, our debut has been most welcoming and accommodating, they’ve even invited us to run a Christmas Light and History Tour during their 12 day Christmas Festival. We’re delighted to be part of it.

We’re on Redbubble

Through researching, spending time in and around the towns we provide tours for, we’ve captured some shots of Gippsland you could wear or adorn your walls with, add to your office space as a window to Gippsland.

As we’ve been reviewing material and stories of the paranormal quotes have come to us, and we like the paranormal, so we’ve created some designs and things that can be worn, put up or help you travel.

We’re using Redbubble as it is a print on demand site, that handles all the printing, posting and hosting of the shop for now, while we see how much interest there is in it. We like to source locally as much as possible however the outlay for such things is a little high when this is not our primary business idea and we’re still focusing on building our stories and towns.

I’d love to hear your feedback.

Throw pillows, Stickers, T-Shirts, Galaxy phone cases, travel mugs, leggings, pencil skirt, art print


Oak Beach, Queensland

Harmony Hills Pencil Skirt

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No Tours July 2015


It’s been a great first half of the year. Thanks for all the support and interest in the tours.

I’m on holiday for this month.

Tours recommence in August.

If you want to get in contact with me, email is best for this time:

In the meantime you can check out our past ghost tours, and history of Gippsland.

No tours July 2015.

No tours July 2015.


Yallourn North Ghost Tour, June 2015, Things to do in Yallourn North, Things to do in Latrobe Valley, Things to do in Gippsland

Next Yallourn North Ghost Tour – June 28th 2015, 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Yallourn North Ghost Tour, June 2015, Things to do in Yallourn North, Things to do in Latrobe Valley, Things to do in Gippsland

Next Ghost Tour in Yallourn North on June 28th 6:30pm and 8:30pm

June 28th, 2015 at 6:30pm or 8:30pm

Join us for a guided walking tour back-in-time a chance to breath in the experience of history, the paranormal and bizarre. Be drawn back with tales from Yallourn, Brown Coal Mine and the evocatively named Haunted Hills.

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Like and Share Competition

This competition is run on the Facebook platform using like and share functions (and commenting if you’d prefer a specific time). Once you have liked and shared you need to verify here:

  1. The promoter is: Haunted Hills Tours ABN 66287600504. You can contact Haunted Hills Tours via email, Facebook page, website, or phone 0473 945 639
  2. Employees of Haunted Hills Tours or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter: You must connect through Facebook for more information. Closing date for entry will be 04.05.15. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.  The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows: 1 of 4 Yallourn North Ghost Tour Tickets, 2 at 8:30pm time slot and 2 at 6:30pm time slot (please comment if you have a preference). Further information can be found at:
  5. In order to win you must be able to attend the Ghost Tour on the 16.05.15 in Yallourn North, Victoria at either 6:30pm or 8:30pm.
  6. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  7. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. Winners will be chosen:  as a result of a vote conducted via this application as measured and recorded by Tabfoundry’s software. The winner will be notified by email within 2 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 3 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material.
  9. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Haunted Hills Tours and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy 

 Also don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on the 10th of May (just six days before the next ghost tour)

Give your mum an experience this

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