WILLOW COURTS PARANORMAL ACCOUNTS
WILLOW COURT & ROYAL DERWENT HOSPITAL GHOST STORIES AND ENCOUNTERS
This is a collection of stories that I have heard over the years or that APIU have experienced during Paranormal Investigations.
If you have somthing you would like to contribute please let me know so that I can add it to the list.
There are a few stories that have been told about Frescati over the years. One is apparently a man and a woman hung themselves inside the building. Another story is that there is a male hating ghost inside that throws men around. Apparently a cleaner once went into Frescati and he was found hours later with blood all over the walls stating that he was thrown around by something he couldn’t see. Another Person believes they have seen the ghost looking back at them through a broken window. I have also heard reports that people can feel a pulse or vibe coming from the building when they touch it.
According to a Troubled Asylum In July 1853 Dr Meyer was living in Frescati for about 6 months when he decided not only to put the house for sale buts its entire contents. The Archdeacon R Davies purchased the house. Records at St Matthews Church read that three of his sons died within a few days of one another.
APIU were lucky enough to get inside this cottage a few times, and had a few experiences. Once a fellow investigator had mysterious scratches down his back, which were unexplainable. We have also managed to capture several strange noises on voice recorder and evp. There is a rather good photo someone has captured in the back shed of Frescati, it appears to be an ectoplasm, so people claim to be able to see a person in the ectoplasm. The picture is located at Australian Paranormal Investigation Facebook Group page.
Click here to watch a video of Frescarti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMOPydi0jNQ
Ward G (Glenora)
APIU have had many unexplained and possible paranormal experiences in this ward. It is fair to say it’s quite active. In a photo taken in Ward G we have captured what appears to be several face in a window pane, the faces are quite clear and distinct. APIU have tried to investigate this but are unable to replicate the same photo.
APIU have also left and Article regarding the Greens working towards a formal parliamentary apology to children abused and neglected in Sate Care Willow Court. We read the article and left it there along with a voice recorder to hopefully capture any feedback. When we came back about 30 mins later we noticed that the article and been moved and turned the other way. We went back to listen to the voice recorder and we heard something physically pick up the article like when you try and pick up a flat piece of paper from the floor. There was no one else inside the ward at the time and there was also no wind. To this day we do not have any explanation apart from it being paranormal.
APIU have also heard strange noises coming from Ward G along with whistling sounds that carries a tune. APIU have also captured quite a few times and big bright Orb in a particular spot in the cell area. A medium looked at the picks and believes it is a spirit of a little girl that possibly drowned.
The Cave Clan wrote when we were in “Glenora house, I had walked off ahead of the group into the building, leaving the others behind with a single failing torch. I happily wandered around whistling a tune with my head torch beaming brightly around. eventually the others got in, and i walked off to another room. a minute later they yell out to me “was that you whistling” and I said “a few minutes ago before you were in” and they said no just now. i started to creep back towards them and then BANG the sound of a door slam! Ronin yelled “lets get the fuck out of this house NOW” so they ran and I stayed to explore more. I wanted to hear the whistle. I did a lap of the building and came back to the central office/nurses viewing room where they were standing, I was looking at cupboards labeled “Patient records” and “Enema equipment” and then i heard a whistle. This building was a great distance from any houses. but there it was, a whistle. i told myself it was a bird and kept going”.
Click here to watch a video of Glenora: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74H5flcwutQ
Ward F (Franklin)
We haven’t done a lot of investigation in this ward however, there undoubtedly seems to get something very odd in this Ward. People seem to feel sick in this ward and there is a particular spot which leads to a bathroom where we have heard strange noises on several occasions, One investigator has been reported actually feeling something brush past him. Someone has uploaded a picture of a face on a window in Ward F which is located on our facebook page. This place warrants a good investigation.
WARD C (Carlton)
Many people have described Ward C as the most haunted and evil place at Willow Court if not Australia. Fellow APIU members who were lucky enough to have been inside Ward C had claimed to have got strange Red Hand marks on their clothes that won’t wash out. The have reported that the hand marks were on parts of their body which would be physically uncomfortable to accidentally do yourself. They have also reported getting strange paper like cuts over there arms which appear the next day. Many people have reported that Ward C emits a depressing and sad feeling and many people just want to huddle in a corner. People say that Ward C is a very tense and scary ward to be in. RIP investigators were extremely lucky to an authorised investigation of Ward C which was reported in The Mercury ripaustralia.com/Home_files/Sunday%20Tas%20Article.pdf
One of the strange occurrence in which RIP experienced was being locked in one of the cells and not being able to get out. After phoning someone from the local council to let them out, one of the investigators jokingly said they are coming to give us the governor’s pardon. As soon as they said this the door mysteriously opened. The council have claimed that slamming doors and other stage occurrences were normal in Ward C. It wasn’t the only trick the sprits played that day. The Mercury photographer lost all of her photos from her memory card.
APIU have heard squeaky wheelchair like noises coming from this ward.
There is something sinister about the admin building. We often get an uneasy feeling from this ward. One person has uploaded on youtube a video of a hovering orb then a face in the board room of admin.
We have been inside this ward at night on one occasion and it was very menacing, one investigator liking it to Ward C in its demeanour. As soon as we set foot inside this Ward we instantly felt threatened and surrounded. A couple of minutes into the investigation Aiden said he felt something hit his foot like something was thrown at him. As we approached the window out to the exercise yard I heard this rather unusual whining sound, it didn’t sound like the wind so we decided to leave.
Click here to watch a video of Glenora: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG4EQiRVHbc
Ward E (Esperance)
Quite a few people have reported either seeing or hearing something in this Ward. A person that used to live across the road from the oval precinct has claimed to see a girl about 9 or 10 with black hair in Ward E. He has stated that this girl like to play games and often hides behind the curtains at Ward E when spotted, he stated that he has seen this girl outside of Ward E around the Oval precinct. This same guy has also seen a man in a long gown hovering above the oval. This man was the same person to capture the hovering Orb on youtube.
Some uploaded a particular picture of a bathroom in Ward E on our facebook group. The next few days I get an email from a lady claiming that she was flicking through the picks when her little son asked “why is that man in the photo sad” she asked more questions and discovered that her son saw a Asian man standing in the bath looking sad.
We have also had a fair share of paranormal encounters in ward E, 2 of our investigators seen a black hovering mass near the stair well on the ground level. We have also captured footsteps, something knocking or moving the camera and very strange lights which we are currently trying to debunk.
Other people have also claimed to see a face of a girl in one of the veranda windows, this picture can be found in our facebook group.
I have heard stories from a few ex-staff members that Esperance was believed to be haunted. I was informed that doors would open and close by themselves.