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Ghost: Woman in White

There are many types of ghosts, ‘The Woman in White’, is usually seen wearing a white, long flowing white dress, she is also pale of skin, her hair may have some pigment left. This is the description given of many ghosts, so how do you know its a woman in white? What is a woman in white?

She appears selectively, known to be a death omen or warning… It’s best to heed that warning to prevent death. The woman in white is a ghost with a specific mode of operating, born, or rather died in circumstances that create this legend.

The first time I came in contact with the legend of the woman in white was through Supernatural (TV show, Pilot Episode, 2005- current) and the lady had a number of tragic factors in her life that lead directly or indirectly to her death. One of those factors was being cheated on by her husband.  The Woman in White is usually seen in rural settings. She is seen by the demograph of people that she targets or tests. These people usually relate in part to her creation. Failure of the test can be fatal or incredibly scary. For example in the Supernatural pilot episode the woman in white tempts men who are in are in relationships and if they’re unfaithful she kills them. These women have been seen all over the world and the core elements are the same. They have lost or been betrayed by their partner.

Tale tells we have some in Gippsland, and that’s not including the story of the white woman.

Have you seen a Woman in White? Would you tell us about her?

Photo gallery of woman in white

 Japanese White Woman – Yukionna

Yukionna is a White Woman who appears in Japanese culture who lures men to an eternal snowy winter. Picture: This is created by Branko Vukelić found at  https://flic.kr/p/8cfkan

Yukionna is a White Woman who appears in Japanese culture who lures men to an eternal snowy winter. Picture: This is created by Branko Vukelić
found at https://flic.kr/p/8cfkan

 

 

Gallery from ghost tour held in Yallourn North on the 13th of March 2015

Here are the photos in chronological order from the ghost tour held in Yallourn North on the 13th of March 2015. There is some description with the photos. Please discuss them, and you can share them, please don’t remove the writing.

If you click on the first picture, you can click through all of them at the size I uploaded them. Instead of scrolling down this page.

Let me know what you think!

See April’s ghost tour gallery

See photos from February’s ghost tour

More ghost pictures: Ghost or Not, Report on Ghost or Not, How to take ghost photos, Verifying Ghost Photos

Also the difference between ghost tours and ghost hunts

Competition, ghosts, apparition, perpective

Apirl’s apparitions

The last competition had me thinking we all have a different experience of the paranormal. This has led us all to different ideas about how apparitions manifest. It reminds me of the old parable about the 5 blind people, told that they’re at an elephant each experiences it differently from their vantage point. At a different part of the elephant, each getting a different perspective of the elephant.  The trunk, the floppy ears, the tail thinner, pillar legs, a wall at the elephants stomach, in order to fully appreciate the elephant they need to move around it. Let’s put together our elephant, in photoplasty. Competition, ghosts, apparition, perpective

Each of us have a different perception or even experience of an apparition. In order to get a better appreciation for a collective experience I’m asking that show us your apparition in a meme or photo or art. It has to be your work own to share. In the description please let us know if this is a picture you’ve taken that is one you think is of a spirit or if it is a creation of what best represents your idea of an apparition. The picture/meme with most likes wins.

Is an apparition a comfort to you? A mystery? scary? something you live with? Show us in your own words or a picture that your allowed to submit. (Work that is not yours to share will be deleted.)

I found http://www.canva.com is great for creating sharable content, it’s not a photoshop ap, if you were going to get super creative.

Enter for your chance to win a Yallourn North Ghost Tour Ticket at 10.04.15 at 8pm, you must be able to attend on that day. This competition opens on the 16.03.15 at 10:06am and closes at 8:06pm on the 2nd of April 2015.

To enter: http://tab.fo/09zjnp0

Terms and conditions:

  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
  1. 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.
  1. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  1. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter: You must connect through Facebook for more informationClosing date for entry will be 02.04.15. 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: Further information can be found at: http://hauntedhillstours.com/
  1. In order to win you must be able to attend the Ghost Tour on the 10.04.15 at 8pm in Yallourn North, Victoria.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. 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 

Ideas for photos, memes, or art:

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I love this one, it really captures my feeling about most of the appartitions, they’re mystical and a little mysterious
http://pixabay.com/users/Bonnybbx/

The dead are not gone while they haunt our memories

The dead are not gone while they haunt our memories

Check out our others ghost photos pages: Types of Haunts and Spirits

Check for upcoming ghost tours here:
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Types of haunts and ghosts or spirits

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50% of people believe in ghosts, are you one?

Do you ever have trouble winding down after a particularly stressful, emotional or active day? Has someone else’s presence affected you, their mood, covered you in a cloak? The webbing of their presence stays long after you’ve extracted yourself from their presence? Do you have that person that is with you, judging you, criticising you and when you run into them nothing goes right? While I write this I understand that some people aren’t as affected. They either shrug it off, or don’t realise how it affects their own emotional responses.  A lack of insight or acceptance.

Some of this is how we respond to the stimuli around us. Yet, there is a lingering palpable presence that living people sometimes leave behind. Sometimes this is a trauma they carry in deep sadness, or anger. So, why would this energy end just because their body ceases functioning?

Famously, rightly or wrongly, paranormal investigators have co-opted physics law “Conservation of Energy”. ‘Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but it can change form’. The scientific community laments this borrowing. Although, reputable paranormal investigators, follow a hypothesis and are willing to debunk – (accept that it’s not a ghost appearance through a series of tests). Revealing edited photos, people faking poltergeist symptoms, environmental factors, and so on.

 Residual Haunt

A haunted place that has an uneasy feel about them or a recording played on loop, called a “residual haunt”. There is no active spirit residing there, just a recording of the residual energy from a trauma or memory. This refers to  the idea posed earlier that other people’s emotional states can affect your emotional state. The theory named “stone tape”, is where the environment having enough magnetic minerals acts like a film. It keeps record of the event, feelings or sometimes even the persons repetitious routine.

A story about an avid gardener, seen as a regular fixture tending his front garden. After his neighbours hadn’t seen him for a few days they entered his home finding him in the entry hallway having taken his own life. A few months later a neighbour saw him in the garden the only difference was he was transparent. This is a residual haunt.

Another story was of a house that didn’t have a tragic, the owner passed away there.  Upon entering the home they would hear footsteps. They’d also feel a presence following the sound around the house,  they never saw anyone who wasn’t expected. There were also sounds in the roof. They accept the previous owner doesn’t want to leave.

On many occassions at a new annex in a Melbourne Church a girl in a white dress was seen walking alone the glass window.

 Poltergeist

A poltergeist received its name from German roots, ‘polte’ meaning noisy and ‘geist’ meaning. This is the type of ghost that can affect the natural world. This can mean electricity, moving things, shaking things, a sensation of touch. This is the commonly depicted ghost experience because they are disconcerting and downright scary. This type of ghost is able to touch people.

I’ve received some stories about poltergeists.

There is the famous ghostly shove as caught on CCTV as shown below.

Ghost, push, poltegeist

Click for source. This is what the film captured at the point the woman says she felt hands and was pushed a by a ghost.

Experiences recounted to me are feeling strangled, things moved such as a Christmas angel on the floor (after being secured at the top of the tree). Other experiences of electrical disturbances, of places in the Latrobe Valley.

At another Melbourne property had examples of poltergeist activity. Working late one night, they entered the bathroom unhindered. Whilst handling the toilet door it was pulled out of hand, this happened more than once. The door swung in and no one was in the cubical, or the bathroom. On the way out they tripped over a bin in the doorway. The bin wasn’t there when they’d entered the room.  The least frightening of all the experiences was a constant whispering, that went on for two years in this place.

Messenger

A messenger is a ghost that appears usually for a purpose if the purpose is acknowledging it’s usually not seen again. This seems to solidify a belief that the spirits can travel between the spiritual world and our natural world. Am example told to me by a reader was a Mother who’d died leaving behind her young family. A few months after her death, there was trouble with the will. Her 14 year old daughter would never have known if it wasn’t for an encounter with her mother one night. Appearing at the end of her bed, her mother explained how to fix it. She didn’t see her mother again however was very grateful for the visit.

Animal Ghosts

Ghost dog, ghost animals

I must admit I haven’t done a lot of research in this area – but http://drakinan.weebly.com/stories1/animal-ghosts has also the photo source.

Animals visit as ghosts, generally they fall under the residual haunt category, of being seen but not active.

Did you check out our Ghost or Not pics?

Thanks, to my readers who shared their experiences and have added this collective of the stories that haunt us. If you want to share your stories with me please email me at hauntedhillstours@gmail.com or in the box below. If you would like to share it in the comments you’re most welcome to.

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Ghost or Not

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I’m new to deciphering the visual language of the spirit world. So, I’m putting it out to the people.

At the very first Yallourn North Ghost Tour, I was shown some  photos on a phone that looked amazing. Of course, I was really jazzed that I might have found evidence of ghosts on my first tour. It had been a great night, everybody was really complimentary afterward and it was spine tingling delicious icing on the cake.  I was a little bewildered because couldn’t pick reasons for ghosts to be in those places. (But maybe I’m over thinking it and the ghosts go where they please.) I received the photos by email and had a look tried to get some feedback on them, and was asked for photos of the area, which is a good question. So I’ve included those here for you to look through as well. (This is a picture heavy page).  But it is hopefully everything you need to know to make up your mind about the photos.

(Right at the bottom are more photos, check them out I might have missed something, and I’d love your opinion.)

Yallourn North, War Memorial, Spirit pic, ghost pic,

The first picture on the meme above is cropped, and the full picture of it looks like this: (without being stretched) 
It looks like a man wearing a hat, is it a trick of light or a spirit manifesting? This photo was taken on the War Memorial (made of rock) at Yallourn North, two women were taking pictures of the rock that was wet, and has a yellow light at the bottom, other photos on Haunted Hills Tours have photos of the memorial

The full file of the photo of the above picture

The full file of the photo of the above picture

The full file of the photo of the above picture

The second full file of the photo of the above picture

Is this a spirit photo? Taken on North Road, the place where I talk about the haunted houses in Yallourn North and a ghastly finding on Quarry Road.

Is this a spirit photo? Taken on North Road, the place where I talk about the haunted houses in Yallourn North and a ghastly finding on Quarry Road.

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This is a park on North Road, Yallourn North, that has a seat and plenty of space to play marbles as residents remember doing when they were kids. This is a daytime picture of the above possible or not ghost pic.

If you stuck around for all that there are more photos.

If you’re entering the competition things  you need to know apart from all those deets above!

Help me decipher these photos. Tell me, if the following pictures are spirits or ghosts or not in the comments below to win a Yallourn North Ghost Tour Ticket for the 13.03.15! Follow these steps to enter:

1. Write why its a ghost or not in the comments below
2. Confirm your entry here: http://tab.fo/9whf2fs (+ see rules)

We will pick the best comment on Sunday 8 March 2015, 7:50 pm and contact the winner through the email. Find detailed rules in the link above.

You can comment without going in the competition – as to enter the draw you must follow this link http://tab.fo/9whf2fs.

If you want more information, which no doubt you do, see my blog and read all about it first and then come back here and comment – http://hauntedhillstours.com/2015/02/27/ghost-or-not (that is this page – so clicking it will link you back here – but it’s on the Facebook post and I thought it prudent to record what I do fully)

And the terms and conditions of course.

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 08.03.15. 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: Further information can be found at: http://hauntedhillstours.com/
5. In order to win you must be able to attend the Ghost Tour on the 13.03.15 at 8pm in Yallourn North, Victoria.
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.
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.
9. 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