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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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Next tour: Friday the 13th of November 2015, at 8pm

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

 

 

 

killer dreams, dreaming kills, can dreams kill

Can dreams kill?

‘Can dreams kill?’ A tweet asked me. I didn’t know, although it is something I’m interested in, as part of exploring the paranormal, death, dying and burial customs as they help form a picture. There are many stories in folklore, like “The Nightmare on Elm Street”. The German’s evil creature called “Mara” who sits on people’s chests while they’re sleeping. People who describe anxiety attacks say it feels like someone is sitting on their chest, coincidentally people also say it feels like a ‘heart attack’. Norse legends say the elderly die from shattered dreams.

“Field Trip”, is an X-files episode where an hallucinogen tries to keep the agents compliant while the plant digests them, a little different of a take on the can dreams kill?

A quick Google had an article from 1981 by the New York Times, posing that the deaths of 18 Laotian refugees. All died in their sleep over a period of 4 years; full autopsies revealed natural causes as the answer. An article published in Europe PubMed Journal, by Parmer (1998) stated “Emotional stress is a trigger for coronary artery spasm.” I assume a coronary artery spasm is not good, but also that it may not be fatal every time it occurs. It also probably feels like a heart attack (if you’ve not experienced it before) as people with anxiety say it does.

I rarely dream but when I do they’re bizarre and sometimes my subconscious playing cruel tricks, although sometimes the absurdities will kick my conscience mind into gear and I’ll wake analysing what I just experienced playing out in my mind.

While refugees have had vastly worse experiences than I have. These experiences could help their minds create realistic to recreate, making it difficult to rationalise. The refugees also didn’t speak English very well and would have felt isolated even though in a safe place. It is a common cause of death for Filipino men between 30-40 that there is a lot of work on the horror of the devasted dreams.

Night Terrors exist in western psychology and mostly experienced by children who wake up in a physiological state of terror (sweats, dilated pupils, screaming, etc.). There doesn’t seem to have to be environmental factors as a consistent factor in these experiences. Children mostly grow out of it. 2%-8% of people don’t and experience these on and off for years or even ever.

– If the dreams are bothering you and you wake up, distressed seek the help of your doctor.

– Wind-down before going to bed (yoga, reading, talking with someone, reduce stimulation)

– Plan to get adequate sleep (i.e. don’t put off going to bed until you’re exhausted, sleep is important in maintaining a healthy mental disposition)

– Eating before going to bed makes your body think it’s going to be doing some work. Imagine it’s shock when you sleep, and what now does it do with all that energy (play with your brain?)

– Make the bedroom a relaxing and peaceful environment.

– Reducing general stress has got to be a bonus for anybody

It has also accepted that negative paranormal attachments can cause nightmares. If none of the above is working, you might want to consult a spiritual healer. (Make sure you check with a doctor before you take even a natural herbal suggestion as it may interact with medication or other medical issues negatively.)

Other ghostly phenomenon, haunting and types of ghosts

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.

 

Review: Blood Red Sky

I would recommend watching this after American Ghost Hunter, as it is kind of the sequel in a very loose interpretation. It is chronologically how the films were made.

Blood Red Sky opens with exploring bizarre events that occurred all over the world in the lead up to the 21st of September 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar (yet not civilisation). The premise of this film fascinated and thrilled me. The movie poses the questions: Do we affect our surroundings and get what we expect out of it? basically.

This film was predominately shot at Chillingham Castle in England reportedly the most haunted destination on earth. This film also contains one of the best pieces of paranormal evidence Chad Calek (director) has ever captured. Again there is ghost hunting, there is unexplained phenomenon.

Inside all that there is this experiment taking place to test the premise of the movie. It is once again fascinating story telling.

Some of this movie was hard watching, and different people find it so, for different reasons. There is footage of medical procedures (that I can never watch not even simulated medical procedures.) The reasoning behind this imagery is fascinating, and if you can stomach it, they are in the DVD extras, however after watching the entire DVD only one person wanted to see that footage in full.

Chad calls this movie our story, and it is, our story. Again it is passionate, brave and there is a sense of resolution… Presented in a well paced documentary style.
This movie was enjoyable and good, I think it achieved the objective and it haunts me therefore a score 4.5 haunted hills out of 5.

* I watched this movie at the AGH television event at Coal Creek Korumburra on the 07.06.15, it was a great night. I’d highly recommend attending next years.
The movies/tv shows can be accessed through: http://www.aghtelevision.com/

(This is an unsolicited review)

 

Green Man

 

This is not about little green men, from out of space. The Green Man is a forest spirit with depictions and stories dating back to the 11th Century, some archeologists even say in Celtic circles this belief predates Christianity.

The Green Man is depicted with a masculine face of varying ages ranging from middle age to an elderly man, the common denominator is the face is made up of foliage. There are even pictures of skulls with foliage  wrapping around the bones or moving towards the skull. These pictures embody the ideas of rebirth, reliance and ruin that the Green Man holds.

In the early days winter was harsh anyone who has seen Game of Thrones has an idea how formidable an opponent the winter was to humanity in the early stages. The deity that brought the vegetation, was reviled for bringing life, and was considered the bringer of life in the natural world. Also the power to take and that required a level of reliance or respect, in order to experience the rebirth of Spring again.

It is believed that the Green Man was the idea behind Jack in the Green, Robin Hood, Peter Pan and Herne the Hunter during the Victorian period where the Green Man gained greater popularity.

When the different tribal and pagan beilefs came in contact with Christianity they blended the stories the locals already told and retold the stories about their spirits, and thus the church depicted the Green Man as a demon, adding horns to the depictions.  It appears that this version of the Green Man captured imaginations, and inspired the idea of a nature entity that protects orchards and the environment killing those who would seek to do it harm or bad people in general. In modern depctions it is the vines moving and strangling or sntaching ankles and hanging people upside-down dropping them to death.

The Green Man has also been found as far as the middle east, he wasn’t horned in these depictions and in fact directly translated was called a green prophet.

Today the Green Man is celebrated in festivals, has a link with May Day celebrations.

Have you seen the Green Man either in art or nature?

Green Man Gallery:

This Green Man was sighted at the Coal Creek Court House in Korumburra - all the vents have the green man on them...

This Green Man was sighted at the Coal Creek Court House in Korumburra – all the vents have the green man on them…

by Elliott Brown original file - https://flic.kr/p/77gMrp

by Elliott Brown original file – https://flic.kr/p/77gMrp

"Greenman mask with eyes" by Lauren raine - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greenman_mask_with_eyes.jpg#/media/File:Greenman_mask_with_eyes.jpg

“Greenman mask with eyes” by Lauren raine – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greenman_mask_with_eyes.jpg#/media/File:Greenman_mask_with_eyes.jpg

Green Man skull in vines "Shebbear Devon gravestone". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shebbear_Devon_gravestone.jpg#/media/File:Shebbear_Devon_gravestone.jpg

Green Man skull in vines
“Shebbear Devon gravestone”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shebbear_Devon_gravestone.jpg#/media/File:Shebbear_Devon_gravestone.jpg

Green man, sculpted,

Green Man- Historic Museum Bern by P K on Flickr – creative commons licence. Original file: https://flic.kr/p/6TRa83

Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail - National Tramway Museum - Crich - The Green Man by Elliott Brown on Flickr attribution requried - original file found: https://flic.kr/p/pqVE7t

Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail – National Tramway Museum – Crich – The Green Man by Elliott Brown on Flickr attribution requried – original file found: https://flic.kr/p/pqVE7t

Green Man Fountain (Malcolm X Park, DC) by takomabibelot original file: https://flic.kr/p/9ASqNg

Green Man Fountain (Malcolm X Park, DC) by takomabibelot original file: https://flic.kr/p/9ASqNg

Horned Green Man at University Club Green Man (New York, NY) by takomabibelot orginal file: https://flic.kr/p/5879oB

Horned Green Man at University Club Green Man (New York, NY) by takomabibelot orginal file: https://flic.kr/p/5879oB

Green Man Keystone (Pittsburgh, PA) by takomabibelot original file: https://www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/4021966925/

Green Man Keystone (Pittsburgh, PA) by takomabibelot original file: https://www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/4021966925/