Category Archives: Haunting tales

Celebrating Halloween…

Halloween is an event that falls on the 31st of October, the name comes from combining the phrase “All Hallows Eve”, the night before All Saints (Hallows) Day.

That is the only thing that is absolutely certain about Halloween, because it has histories that have been written to challenge the pagan culture. With Colonisation when the Church conquered along with Britain they would Christianise the festivals and customs of the locals to bring the cultures closer together (another example is the ‘Day of the Dead’). Or alienate people they considered to far from the values they wanted, like witches.

The ancient Celts, on Samhain (Sow-en) asked for favour over their upcoming harvests. The celebration started at sunset on the 31st of October and goes through until 1st of November.   They celebrated by wearing meaningful costumes and dancing around a bonfire.

Some Christians say Halloween is the most Satanic festival of the year and believe those who celebrate it are worshiping the devil. This has inspired a whole range of horror themed Halloween ideas, which are a lot of fun to watch.

So how do you celebrate Halloween (The most retweets would seem to the most favoured method)?

In Australia Halloween is a relatively new widespread celebration. Some Australians may see it as a fun idea to dress up, eat lollies and have a party… Others might not get quite into the spirit of things, or refuse to celebrate as it’s not a part of our culture.

Do you love Halloween for the ability to pull out the pumpkin recipes and make soup, pumpkin pie, and stock the freezer with comfort food for the cooler days ahead.

Do you celebrate Samhain, the end of summer instead with dressing up and dancing around a campfire.

Do you want to attend a ghost tour? We’re running one on Halloween and the 30th of October. You could come along, if you’re in Yallourn North of Traralgon.

 

If you’re on Facebook share the way you celebrate:

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Celebrate or not your way.

Coalies Weekend: Yallourn North Ghost Tour

Yallourn North Ghost Tour running the 7th and 8th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tour running the 7th and 8th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tours 8th November 2015 8pm

Coalies weekend

Coalies is the name the people who used to live in the Brown Coal Mine call themselves. It’s annual catch up of reminiscing and visiting the place they call(ed) home.

We’d love to meet some of the Coalies, hear their reactions to the tour.

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Yallourn North Ghost Tour

Haunted Hills Tours is running a ghost tour in Yallourn North on Coalies Weekend the 7th and 8th of November at 8pm.

The format is a walking tour of Yallourn North, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and there are spirits remaining. It also covers a places we cannot walk too.  Yallourn North is a lot older than it looks. There are quite a few ghostly tales, we walk for about five minute intervals between stories.

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

Duration: 1 hour and half

Tickets $25 ($20 concession)
Family rate available

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Terms and conditions:
Tell you’re friends your going by joining our event of Facebook.
Next tour: Friday the 13th of November 2015, at 8pm

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

Gallery of First Traralgon Ghost Tour: 30th of October 2015 at 8pm

Traralgon Ghost Tour gallery

The first Traralgon Ghost Tour was a balmy night, started just as the sun was setting over Newman Park.

Beautiful Newman Park at Sunset the best meeting spot for the Traralgon Ghost Tour.

Beautiful Newman Park at Sunset the best meeting spot for the Traralgon Ghost Tour.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

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Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Andrew McPherson said the lens was dirty the next picture, is with lens cleaned.

Andrew McPherson said the lens was dirty the next picture, is with lens cleaned.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson taken after cleaning lens

Thanks to Andrew McPherson taken after cleaning lens

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

Thanks to Andrew McPherson for these photos.

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These photos are social media responses to our tour.

feedback from Cinematic randomness

feedback from Amethyst Rose about the first Traralgon Ghost Tour

Our journey then proceed to what was my favourite part of the tour; a stroll through the alleyways connect Seymour Street with Hotham. (1) It was an overall fascinating and atmospheric night and an experience I would highly recommend to others with a flair for local myth and legend. (1)

You can read the full review here.

Here is the original advertisement of the tour, and updated when the tour was fully booked out.

Traralgon Ghost Tour 30th Nov 2015 at 8pm booked out

Booked out: Traralgon Ghost Tour 30th October 2015 at 8pm

Next Traralgon Tour

Next Traralgon Tour

Haunted Hills Tours is running a ghost tour in Traralgon on the 30th of October, 2015 at 8pm.

The format is a walking tour of Traralgon, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and there are spirits remaining. It also covers a places we cannot walk too. There are quite a few ghosts hanging around, at some of the oldest buildings and landmarks in towns.

Join us for a guided walking tour back-in-time a chance to experience history, the paranormal and bizarre. Be drawn back with tales from Traralgon and surrounds.

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Duration: 1 hour and half

Tickets $25 ($20 concession)
Family rate available

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Next tour: Yallourn North Ghost Tour on Halloween

Yallourn North Ghost Tour Firday the 13th

Traralgon Ghost Tour, 15th of Novemeber

Gallery from August 30th 2015, Yallourn North Ghost Tour

The August, Yallourn North Ghost Tour coincided with super moon. It was incredibly atmospheric, with an intimate crowd, a great night for a walk. Yallourn North was likened to Sheffield a small town in the UK. Tegan beside the Old Brown Coal Mine Old Brown Coal Mine On the road to no where. Tegan Dawson Talking with her hands again Beside Yalloun North Pool School Ave P1080694 P1080695

A super moon rising

A super moon rising

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Cloudy Supermoon

Cloudy Super moon

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Thanks to Michael Spisto for the following photos. He has a radio program on Gippsland FM “Catching up with South Africa” every second Sunday evening at 6:30pm-8pm:

Yallourn North Primary School - Photo by Michael Spitso

Yallourn North Primary School – Photo by Michael Spisto

There is an orb on the grass the grass just below the chair. Photo by Michael Spitso

There is an orb on the grass just below the chair. Photo by Michael Spisto

There is an orb close to leg of the tour participant. It was rather windy. Photo by Michael Spitso

There is an orb close to leg of the tour participant. It was rather windy. Photo by Michael Spisto

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by Michael Spisto

Orbs galore. Photo by Michael Spitso

Orbs galore. Photo by Michael Spisto

We loved the supermoon, there are also orbs all over this photo taken at the corner of North Road and East Road, Photo by Michael Spitso

We loved the supermoon, there are also orbs all over this photo taken at the corner of North Road and East Road, Photo by Michael Spisto

Photo by Michael Spitso

Photo by Michael Spisto

The disappearing/appearing orb in the tree on the far right. Photo by Michael Spitso

The disappearing/appearing orb in the tree on the far right. Photo by Michael Spisto

The disappearing/appearing orb in the tree on the far right. Photo by Michael Spitso

The disappearing/appearing orb in the tree on the far right. Photo by Michael Spisto

 Photo by Michael Spitso

Photo by Michael Spisto

 Photo by Michael Spitso

Photo by Michael Spisto

 

 

 

Traralgon Ghost Tour – upcoming dates

Traralgon is a major town in the Latrobe Valley, it was originally called Hobsons Run, because it was owned by a man named Hobson. It is a lively town today, with shopping, bars, food, and paranormal sightings.

It’s a surprise to most that there would be ghosts in Traralgon, however it is a old city with a rich history that has left its residue on the town.

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

Haunted Hills Tours, Traralgon Ghost Tour will commenced in October 2015 on the 30th at 8pm.

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The Traralgon Ghost Tour Dates:

December 11th, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm

December 17th, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm
December 28th, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm
January 2nd, 2016 at 8pm-9:30pm
January 15th, 2016 at 7:30-9pm
January 23rd, 2016 at 8pm – 9:30pm
February 6th, 2016 at 8pm- 9:30pm
February 25th, 2016 at 8pm – 9:30pm

Discover our forgotten past

The stories that haunt

Post Office and Court House in Traralgon - Photo taken by David Jackmanson original photo here https://www.flickr.com/photos/djackmanson/18418406676/sizes/l

Post Office and Court House in Traralgon – Photo taken by David Jackmanson original photo here https://www.flickr.com/photos/djackmanson/18418406676/sizes/l

Gippsland Lion, Gippsland Tiger, Gippsland Large Cat

Cryptoid: Gippsland Lion

Gippsland Lion - Lion photo original - Photographer- Buffa, Title- Lion https---flic.kr-p-2nQHGo - Picture of trees is haunted hills tours taken in the haunted hills

Gippsland Lion. The photo of the lion is by photographer – Buffa, titled: Lion found https:flic.kr/p/2nQHGo (The trees behind taken by Haunted Hills Tours in the Haunted Hills. 

 

The elusive Gippsland Lion, was it a cryptoid never captured or fictional creation to explain sheep mutilations?

There are no pictures of the Gippsland Lion, there are pictures of creatures believed to be, up until capture that weren’t lions. Some weren’t even of feline origin. Like the poor huge ranga wombat that was killed and caught in place of the Gippsland Lion.

The Gippsland Lion is very strong it tears through sheep like they’re sheets, it’s a very large cat, it chats and it’s fawn coloured. Legend says that it was able to drag a dog down by it’s shoulder.

Some calculated of nine feet long, three feet high, with a wobbly head. With a paw four inches across, 4 toes in front one at the side similar to a dog, with a long bushy tail. In Traralgon one morning a man found tracks he believed was the Gippsland Lion, they called it a Gunyah (hut) cat. Alerting his neighbours they thought they’d found one. Following some paw prints they believed were made by the Gippsland Lion, who’d appeared been sniffing their letter boxes. They caught up with the creator of the paw prints and came face to face with the Mailman who’d lost his shoes.

During the 1920’s the sheep were being killed, and this was affecting the local economy so the shop owners and farmers paid for a lion slayer who hailed from Hurtsbridge to come to the Latrobe Valley to hunt and kill the Gippsland Lion.

The fact is the sheep were being killed, the creature doing this was never found. Maybe it was a Yowie?

People have seen the Gippsland Lion but never at opportune times convenient to kill it, like the family who nearly ran it over in their buggy on Morwell River Road. The Gippsland Lion jumped out into the path of their buggy and out of the way just as quickly.

Have you seen the Gippsland Lion? Reports waned after the second world war. .. and were replaced with the Black Panther.