Monte Cristo, Australia’s most haunted house, located in the various out-buildings were a lot of old relics. This was in the Original Dairy, which later became the caretakers cottage. Like other areas, it’s also the site to some macabre history: A mentally retarded man named Harold, the son of a housekeeper working at Monte Cristo, was kept locked in shackles in the Caretaker’s Cottage for forty years. He was found curled up at the feet of his mothers dead body, and sent to a home for the insane where he died shortly afterwards.
The most recent death at Monte Cristo occurred in 1961 when caretaker Jackie Simpson was murdered by a local youth. After watching the movie Psycho several times, the boy made his way up to the grounds of the homestead with a rifle and shot the caretaker dead in his cottage. It is believed that he then scawled the words “DIE JACK HA HA” on the wooden door, a macabre inscription that can still be seen to this day.
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