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Jul 02

Russell Hotel, The Rocks

Deb Daniel Jansons

Deb Daniel Jansons

Assistant Director / Haunted Locations at National Paranormal Society
I am Deb Daniel Jansons. I was born and raised in the Huntsville, Al area, but lived in Ontario, Canada for 12 years, before coming back home to be with my grandson. I have had an interest in the paranormal since I was a small child and had my first experience. I love going out to places that are known to have strange things happen, but I always look for an explanation of anything that might happen when I am there and take nothing at face value. I also love to read anything that I can get my hands on concerning the paranormal and other people’s experiences. One of my hopes is that the day will come, during my lifetime that we will have absolute proof that there are spirits, aliens, etc out there. Until then, all we can do is investigate and hope.
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The Rocks, Sydney Australia is actually the birthplace of that country. It is where prisoners were sent to live from Great Britain. Of course, over the years, it has become a bustling city full of history and charm.

What was called a “Moveable Hospital for His Majesty’s Distant Possessions” was originally built here in July of 1790. Then the Rum Hospital was established in 1816, so the portable hospital was removed from the site.

Between 1820-1835, Samuel Terry built shops and houses here. What had originally started as a house and shop in 1845, became a public house called the Patent Ship Inn, and was run by Robert Whitemore, in 1853. From 1858-1870, John Gallagher was the owner. The Patent Ship Inn was torn down and a new hotel called the Port Jackson Hotel was built.

Tooth and Company became the new owners in 1900 and W. Russell became the licensee. They also bought the property at the rear of the hotel and enlarged it from 1910-1920. In 1981, it was restored and became a small hotel that included personal touches to make it more like the original hotel.

Maybe because the Russell Hotel started as a sailor’s hostel, there have been reports of people seeing a a ghostly looking sailor standing around Room #8. He doesn’t seem to be in a hurry and will even stand still and look directly at people.

Employees of the hotel have reported hearing what sounds like walking and floors creaking. But, when they go to investigate, they can never find a reason for the strange sounds.

While there are many things to see and do in the beautiful city of Sidney, if you are able to go to this spectacular part of the world, make sure to stay at the Russell Hotel. You might just see the old sailor of yesteryear.

Source:  http://www.therussell.com.au/hotel-history/


Apr 10

Quarantine Station, Australia

13by Ayran MEtzender

Although picturesque and peaceful-looking, Sydney’s Quarantine Station (QS) harbours a dark past, entrenched in isolation, suffering, disease and death.

Built on ground used by Indigenous tribes for healing and burial rituals, the QS has been used for isolation of suspected disease carriers for over 150 years. From the 1830s to 1984, migrant ships arriving in Sydney with suspected contagious disease stopped inside North Head and off-loaded passengers and crew into quarantine to protect local residents from becoming sick. The QS ran for 150 years, growing during periods of infectious disease and shrinking during periods of health and reduced government coffers.

Many paranormal tours are run through the management of the QS, ranging from family-friendly tours to extreme tours, with an option of staying overnight. Guests can also take part in paranormal investigations run by the tour guides.

According to the site’s resident medium, there are at least fifty spirits wandering the hospital, the dining halls, the shower block, and the morgue, where an ominous mannequin lies under a sheet and the stench of death ignites the imagination. People who visit the now empty Quarantine Station are often pushed by people who are not there.

Mar 27

Apparition Technologies Australia International

App-tech-PictureName: Jason D and Armanda P

Email: enquiries@apparition-tech.com

Website: www.apparition-tech.com

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Specialties:  We are Australia’s largest and most trusted Paranormal Equipment

Manufacturer. Our equipment has been seen on TV across the world, and is used by many professional investigators/teams. Our equipment is very affordable, and our quality is of the highest standard. Apparition Technologies – Serious Equipment for Serious Investigators!

Dec 29

Carmar Paranormal Investigations

Carmar Paranormal Investigations Contact Name
Location Bendigo Victoria Australia
Phone +0403586022
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We at Carmar are experienced Paranormal Investigators who have 20 years collective experience between us in the field of Paranormal Disturbances. Both investigating and dealing with paranormal activity. Over the years our team has had great success in helping clients with Poltergeists , Inhuman Spirit Activity and troublesome spirits . Our team of Psychics , Mediums and sensitive’s use our combined abilities to help locate and communicate with the spirits that are troubling your home or business. Over the years we have had great success in dealing with Paranormal Phenomena combining a Scientific and a Spiritual approach to our investigations

Dec 11


MoaThe Moa is a type of Australian Raptor who was reportedly seen over 40,000 years ago. The animal is believed to exist in the remote forests of New Zealand (and possibly Australia as well.)

When people first arrived in New Zealand, they encountered giant wingless birds known as Moas. These birds were a true rarity since all their other relatives (cassowaries, emu, ostriches) possessed wings. Some Moa species could reach up to 4m in size, larger than any other bird on the island. Due to what many believe to be overhunting, Moas became extinct sometime between the late 1300s and early 1500s. However, in the 1840s, Australian bird painter John Gould reported of seeing giant kiwis on the South Island of New Zealand, that were around a meter tall and had spurred feet. Gould’s spurred feet description had matched those of fossilized Moa footprints found on the North Island. In 1978, a Japanese research team investigated the South Island to see if Moas were still living in the area, but didn’t gain any evidence of the Moas’ survival. It is likely that the Moa sightings were just mistaken sighting of other large birds found on the island. Moa sightings are typically considered to be Australian Raptor sightings. Moa bones are found in prehistoric dumps today.

There are many who believe the Moa is possibly alive.

It is almost certain the Moa is extinct, there has been occasional speculation that some may still exist in deepest south Westland, a rugged wilderness in the South Island of New Zealand. Despite many expeditions no hard evidence or actual specimens have ever been found.
It has long neck ending in a small head and covered in reddish- feathers. The thick legs were covered to the knee

Paddy Freaney’s picture of what he claimed was a “moa”. In January 1993, on the West Coast, Paddy Freaney, Sam Waby and Rochelle Rafferty claimed to have seen a large moa-like bird. Analysis of the blurry photograph they claimed was of a moa suggested that the subject could be either a large bird or a red deer. The incident is considered a hoax, especially as Freaney is a hotelier, and may have concocted the story to attract tourists.

Moa experts say the likelihood of any moa remaining alive and unnoticed is extremely unlikely, since they would be giant birds in a region often visited by hunters and hikers. Freaney cites the rediscovery of the Takahē as evidence that living birds could still exist undiscovered. However, while the hen-sized Takahē could successfully avoid humans, a large moa would have considerably more difficulty in doing so. The Takahē was rediscovered after its tracks were identified, but no reliable evidence of moa tracks has been reported.


Sep 12

Access Paranormal International

Access Paranormal


Beth: accessparanormal@gmail.com

Team, organization, or location name: Access Paranormal

Website: http://www.accessparanormal.com

Location: Sydney, Australia

Information provider for paranormal events, speaker and independent paranormal researcher.

Jun 27

Eastern States Paranormal Australia


Eastern States Paranormal (ESP)


Name:  Eastern States Paranormal (ESP)

Location:  NSW Australia

Website:  https://www.easternstatesparanormal.com.au/

Email:  anne@damore.com.au

Phone:  011-0408490773

Jun 06

Sydney South West Paranormal Investigators Australia




sswpiName:  Sydney South West Paranormal Investigators

Location:  Sidney, Australia

Website:  http://www.facebook.com/SSWPI

Email:  sswpicontact@gmail.com


May 27

The Paranormal Guide International



The Paranormal Guide


Name:  The Paranormal Guide

Location:  Adelaide, South Australia

Website:  http://www.theparanormalguide.net/

Email:  ashley.hall@theparanormalguide.net