It was with great delight that I attended the recent Redbubble Rumble in Junee NSW Australia. My interest in GHOSTS was satisfied with a visit to Monte Cristo which is reputed to be Australia’s most haunted house.
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Monte Cristo Homestead has been explored by many ghost hunters – it has also been featured on the world famous Castle of Spirits website as one of their favorite haunts. The Australian Ghost Hunters Society regularly holds ghost hunts at Monte Cristo and have had some very interesting experiences there on occasion.
This historic two-story house in Junee with its wide verandahs and beautiful wrought iron work is now open to thousands of visitors each year – and they all want to know about the ghosts and tragedies associated with this sprawling mansion.
The original occupants were William Crawley and his family in 1884 and it would appear that from the Crawley family most of the stories of ghosts and hauntings and many other tragic happenings seem to originate.
In fact the ghost of old Mrs Crawley has been seen many times in her former room and in recent years. It is believed that after William Crawley died in 1910, from a carbuncle on his neck becoming infected by his starched collar, Mrs Crawley only left the house on two occasions in the remaining 23 years of her life: no wonder her presence still lingers. Then there are the mysterious lights, apparitions. Not without cause is Monte Cristo a favorite Australian tourist attraction for a great number of Australians and other visitors.