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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 on Friday the 13th of November 2015

Yallourn North Ghost Tour on Friday the 13th of November 2015 at 8pm

Yallourn North Ghost Tour on Friday the 13th of November 2015 at 8pm

Haunted Hills Tours is running a ghost tour in Yallourn North celebrating the 3rd Friday the 13th of the year on, 13th of November 2015 at 8pm.

The format is a walking tour of Yallourn North, going to public spaces that have a tragic past and some have 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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http://hauntedhillstours.com/2015/10/05/yallourn-north-ghost-tour/

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Next tour: 15th of November 2015 at 8pm in Traralgon.

The first Yallourn North ghost tour and review!

The first Yallourn North Ghost Tour. These photos were kindly provided by Rodney Lloyd. Thanks so much they’re great!

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It was a worrying start to the first Yallourn North Ghost Tour, on Friday the 13th of February, as the weather bureau issued a severe weather warning for most of Victoria, however in our little neck of the woods, the storms went around us, we got some rain, a little lightning (a flash came at the best time, as I’d announced I’d tell the legend of the Haunted Hills) and we could sometimes hear thunder. I was watching the rain radar for most of the afternoon, not that I’m worried about the rain, I have umbrellas.

The umbrella’s got a work out on the very first tour. They’re now drying on an impromptu drying rack. I was also told by some Yallourn North residents, that they saw the parade of umbrella’s making their way around town. I’m glad we’re very visible.

So far, all the feedback I’ve received has been positive including the very first review posted the day after. You can read more about that here. The demographic of the first tour was mostly made up of Latrobe Valley residents, plus four from out of the Latrobe Valley, including 4 from outside the Valley and one of those people was from another country. First tour and we’ve gone international! A smaller group of ghost tour participants went on to the Rossmore Hotel afterwards.

Tour dates for 2015

Dates for the Yallourn North Ghost Tours in 2015 :

 

Bookings can be taken for any of the following tours using our new booking system through our book here page

Next Tour on Friday the 13th of March 2015 at 8pm - Book now to avoid missing out

 

(Traralgon Ghost Tour) Friday the 30th of October 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm – Newman Park, Traralgon

Halloween – Saturday the 31st of October 2015 8:00 pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Coalies weekend – Saturday the 7th of November 2015 8:00pm-9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Coalies weekend – Sunday the 8th of November 2015 8pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Friday the 13th of November 2015 8pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

(Traralgon Ghost Tour) Sunday 15th of November 2015 8pm – 9:30pm Newman Park, Traralgon

Friday the 11th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm – Newman Park, Traralgon

Saturday the 12th of Decemeber 2015 8pm- 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Thursday the 17th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm at Newman Park, Traralgon

Friday the 18th of December, 2015 at 9:30pm Yallourn North Ghost Tour, Lions Park

Monday the 28th of December, 2015 at 8pm – 9:30pm at Newman Park Traralgon

Call 0473 945 639 to book your tour today. For groups of 10 or more give us a call to work out a private tour.

Completed Tours:

Friday the 13th of February 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Yallourn North VIC 3825 (Booked out)

Friday the 13th of March 2015 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Saturday the 10th of April 2015 8:00pm – 9:30 – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Saturday the 16th of May 2015 6:30pm – 8pm and 8:30pm to 10pm – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Sunday the 28 of June 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and 8:30pm to 10pm (This is after the Yallourn North Primary School, Winter Market).

No tours in July

Sunday the 30th of August 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm  and 8:30pm to 10pm (This is after the Yallourn North Primary School, Winter Market).

Saturday the 26th of September 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm  – Lions Park, Reserve St, Yallourn North

Ghost tours coming soon to Gippsland

Hello there!

We’re kicking off with Ghost Tours in the Yallourn North township on the first freaky day of the new year. Friday the 13th of February 2015. Bonus, we get another freaky Friday in March as well.

We’re gathering some information about how people locally would feel about this, how we can work with them and vice-versa. Yallourn North has a rich history, and there are lots of strange, macabre and interesting things to share. We’re also planning on covering the old township of Yallourn as well.

If you want to be part of giving us your ideas about how these tours should operate, please help fill in this short survey.

If there’s anything you want to know or you’d like to keep in contact send us an email below.

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With more to come!