PORT ARTHUR GHOST TOUR - Let Me Introduce You to Some of the Ghosts We Discovered...
1. The Woman in Blue
Once, a very long time ago, there was a Minister. This Minister lived in Port Arthur, Tasmania, where the convict camps were held. All the (male) criminals with two or more serious crimes against them were sent there.
The minister and his wife were expecting a baby, and they were both very excited. Then a very unfortunate tragedy occurred, the baby was still-born and the mother died in childbirth.
Back then, the culture believed that until a baby breathed its first breath, it wasn’t considered alive and didn’t have a soul. That meant it couldn’t be buried with the people who had ‘lived’. All stillborn babies were usually buried near the house, to be close to parents and family.
The poor woman (the ghost) has spent years searching for her baby, because she was buried in the cemetery, but her baby was buried somewhere else. She wanders around with tears streaming down her face, and her hands out stretched, looking for her baby.
The tour guides, people in the tour, or people that stay up at the hotel have reported seeing her weeping with her hands outstretched begging for help to find her baby. These stories are so sad, I just want to help her, so she can finally be at peace.
2. The Lunatic Asylum
The dreaded ‘C’ wing. Eek, a place you wouldn’t want to be. That would mean you had some sorta mental illness, and they didn't treat those people very nicely.
The ‘C’ wing held all the lunatics, so I imagine that wing would not be a very happy place. Eventually there was a whole lunatic building but when this ghost lived, there was only a wing.
So, this particular ghost, his name I do not know, decided that there was nothing left in life for him, and it would be better to die. He committed suicide by hanging himself, but the only thing to hang himself from, was a yard off the ground. He suffered a very long and extremely painful death. Sadly, although he hoped to escape his prison, by killing himself I think he trapped himself there permanently.
Many years later when Port Arthur opened as a tour, there was some unusual incidents in that same cell. A young women was on the tour and when she walked by that cell something made her stop, turn around and go in and lie down (right where he killed himself). She was found sometime later almost dead and rushed to the hospital.
She did live and some years later while on the tour again, this time as a chaperone with a school group, they told that story. At the end of the story she went up to the guide and said “That story you just told, that girl is me”.
The same passing out experience happened with a few other people, and I think his spirit draws them in, trying to make them suffer the pain he did.
3. The Children
There is one house which our guide called the happiest house on the whole tour. Why would it be the happiest if it’s where all the dead children play?
It’s the happiest because there is laughter and joy in that house. People don't usually see the children but when visitors are in the house they sometimes hear laughter, or little foot steps on the ceiling above.
A few people have seen one little girl playing out on the grass and when they ask her where her parents are, or were she lives, she usually points to the children’s house and skips off and goes inside.
Quite a few people haven’t felt or seen anything while on the tour, but when they are back home and look through their pictures, they see some light, sometimes a figure, or something moving (like hair) when it was completely still, and a face in a window of an empty house. There was a board with pictures and they were really cool. One had a baby, all illuminated, standing in the window and it was really creepy.