Australia, known as both the fatal shore and the lucky land, a lonely island flanked on the west by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean on the West. The first inhabitants encountered creatures like Megalania
These men and women endured settled areas only rivaled in its harshness by the settlers of the North and South American Continents despite being the only people never to invent the bow and arrow instead relying on spear throwers. When the British decided to colonize the land in the late 18th century. They did it with blood and steel. They used convicts many of whom were political prisoners. They engaged in constant warfare against the aboriginals to beat them into submission with gunfire and swords and essentially legally considered wildlife till 1967. It should not surprise you that the dead don't always rest easy in the land down under. Here are four famous Australian Hauntings.
The Ghost of Fredrick Fisher
Fredrick Fisher was a Farmer in the early 19th century in Australia. On a lonely night in June 1826 he left his house in Campbelltown to run some errands only never to return. No one could figure out where he had gone or what had happened to Mr. Fisher. Four months after a man walked into the Campbelltown Hotel pale and in shock. The man said that he had encountered the ghost of Fredrick Fisher. The ghost of Fredrick Fisher had been sitting on a fence by the river and pointing at a paddock. Now the police decided to investigate as the man who had seen the Ghost was wealthy and respected in the community. When the police searched the Paddock they found the body of Fredrick Fisher. The police soon figured out that the murderer was George Worrel. To this day Fredrick Fisher still haunts the Campbelltown hotel
The old Melbourne Gaol
The old Melbourne Gaol opened on new years day in 1845 and closed in 1929. It saw more than its fair share of use people ranging from the (Actually Heroic) Famous Bushranger and Grade-A badass Ned Kelly to the evil murderer Frederick Bailey Deeming whom some suspect to be Jack the ripper were hung from its gallows. To this day you can hear the voice of a woman at night who people suspect to be the first woman to have been executed in Victoria. She was hung for the murder of her husband. This and other various activity show that sometimes evil souls prefer to lurk after death. Perhaps in fear of their punishment in the afterlife.
The Monte Cristo Homestead
This house is generally regarded the most haunted house in the entirety of Australia. This homestead has been plagued with tragedies ever since it was built. Things such as a boy burning to death in the stables, a pregnant caretaker pushed over a balcony to her death, a baby dropped down the stairs, and a caretaker that tied his mentally ill son was tied to an outhouse. It's current owners the Ryan's have lived there for fifty years. They said that when they bought it despite not having power the house would light up. They have felt hands on their shoulders and ghosts will on occasion show up in photos taken in the mansion.
The Burning Airman
In 1940 during the second world war a Lockheed Hudson II bomber carrying six government officials and four crewman crashed into the woods near Canberra killing all on board. This incident is known as the 1940 Canberra Air Disaster. Now years after the incident nearby residents had started to see lights near the crash site. Now the creepiest thing is soon after all this started a local teenager girl had run screaming from the forest where she was walking. The girl had said that she had been chased by one of the dead airmen who was covered in flames. To this day people still encounter the burning airmen and many of them absolutely refuse to ever return to the forest.