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By Aussie Ghost Buster

photo © Alison Oborn

This was sent in by Aussie Ghost Buster.  We like to encourage our guests to write their own experiences up rather then us do it for them.  That way you get to see it from their perspective.  We will be adding a couple more from this night as it certainly was one night that stuck out in our minds!

"One of the best tours I have been on and where I have witnessed the most paranormal activity would definitely have to be the night of THE BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE on the 10th of December 2011. I’ve been on many tours at Old Tailem Town and have experienced a few odd occurrences and have even captured a very intriguing photo which I will post for you all to see, but this night of the eclipse certainly takes the cake.

From the minute we started the tour at the Bent Elbow Hotel, about 4 cameras failed to take pictures. My camera for instance would take a photo and the flash would go off and yet a total black image is all I had. I think I took about 20 photos of all black images before I gave up.  Yes this was strange.

Our second port of call then occurred at the Music Emporium whist Alison was telling everyone about Jack. Only this time every camera in the tour failed to operate, all but one and that was Alison’s. It was strange that 4 cameras failed at the Bent Elbow, now suddenly every camera was failing. The one camera that did work would take a photo of an object in which the angle was obscured. One must wonder what the hell is going on!

Was all of this the work of our dark friend who haunts the village?  Turns out that all of this was nothing compared to what was about to happen.

Some of the ladies had claimed to have seen a man in a hat at the Peak Railway Station; I didn’t see anything and can only go by what they had said. One lady claims that it was her uncle, but I would put money on the fact it was probably our dark friend who we have affectionately named Ted. He likes to play with the guests on the tour and not always in a nice way.

The tour ended as always at the Wolseley Church which is where Daniel Rob and Anna were doing some private work away from the tour. We had approached the church only to find Daniel running out almost in fear and bewilderment. Daniel was a bit vague on detail but Anna and Rob claim that Daniel didn’t seem like himself and was staring at them with disgust, they tried to call his name and see if he was alright and that is when he came too and ran outside. Daniel does not recall what happened???

Some of the tour had gone home and those who were brave enough, stuck around for the Investigation. Everyone seemed to be in very good spirits and was thoroughly enjoying themselves. It was decided that we would all sit in silence and absorb the natural sounds of the church and its surroundings. After a while a lady named Flick stated that she could hear what sounded like a males voice crying out for help emanating from the back room of the church. Moments later Will stated that he heard a female’s voice calling out for help coming from the back room. Shortly after this, a noise was heard from the back room of the church in which Alison decided to go and investigate. Whist in the back room and yet still in sight of us, all of the K2 EMF meters went off the scale in multiple intervals. This naturally sparked everyone’s attention and a buzz of excitement was felt across the church.

Meanwhile Daniel had gone into the back room with Alison to investigate the noise that we had heard, the noise that had initially thought to have been a rodent had lead them to a book. Funnily enough, this book was titled “Daniel and the revelations”. After a chuckle had been had, Daniel picked up the book and the first page he had turned to, his eyes had been drawn to the line “WHEN THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD”.  Just so happens that at this very moment the red moon eclipse was taking place.

Once Alison and Daniel had shared their information with the rest of the group, somebody else turned to a page where a paragraph read “He will give proof of his full power”. What a bizarre coincidence this to have been, or was it our dark friend in spirit who was trying to tell us something about himself to us???    I guess what makes all this interesting is what a medium had told Alison on a previous tour and that was that there is a dark figure within the village who likes to play with the tour groups and that he was a sinister man in life as well as in death. This dark entity believes that he is so much better than us and that we are weak and pathetic and so on and so on. I will let Alison elaborate on this more if she likes.

Shortly after and whilst we had recovered from the bizarreness of this coincidental find, we sat in quiet once again. Flick who was sitting in the front row with her mother claimed that her lap had become freezing. I believe Anna had stepped up to the front to investigate this claim. While discussing the cold feeling, Flicks mum began to shake and whimper almost uncontrollably. This was visible even to me who was sitting 5 rows back in complete darkness.  Flick mentioned that perhaps she is having an anxiety attack and it was decided by all that she needs to be taken outside for fresh air. Anna had grabbed hold of one arm to assist her down the aisle; I had a torch to the floor so they could see where they were walking. When they had approached the aisle where I was sitting, it looked like Flicks mum was going to fall the ground and therefore rob who was sitting in front of me decided to get up and assist.

By this time the girls were nearing the door and when Rob grabbed hold of her other arm to assist, an almighty roar was let forth

“GET THE F*CK AWAY”......  What a shock this had been to all of us. Was this (Ted) our dark friend’s way of showing us his true power?  By now Flick, her mother, Anna and Alison had made it outside. Rob had come back and sat in the row in front of me and was now furious. The look on his face and the anger he was expressing was a bit of a shock. He was so angry towards Flicks mum so much so that he wanted to hit her. These emotions were coming from one of the mildest in manor and passive guys you can meet.  I couldn’t help but wonder if perhaps the energy from Flicks mum had transferred to Rob as he was absolutely fine beforehand???

Flick had then come back into the church to inform us that her mum is now fine and doesn’t remember a thing about what had happened  and in fact all she remebers feeling is an almighty rage that had built up inside her and what she couldnt control. She wanted very much to apologise to Rob but refused to come back into the church. Rob again showed his anger and basically told Flick that he doesn’t care and they can F off.  What is interesting about all this is the fact that many people before tonight have also had a shift in mood to a somewhat depressive and angry episode and then soon as they leave the church, they become fine.

Flick and her mum decided that they now wanted to leave, so Alison came in to get her keys ready to drive them back to the car park. As Alison exited the church, all of the K2 meters went berserk again in fluctuating spikes. What the hell was going to happen next I thought to myself sitting quietly in retrospect?

It was now when the atmosphere in the church lifted to a more jovial tune, Rob’s mood was on the up and we were all having a laugh. About twenty minutes later Alison returned and low and behold the K2 meters went of the scale again in fluctuating spikes. My first thoughts were “hmmm, I think our dark friend had gone with Alison to farewell flick and her mum and has now returned back with Alison”.

It was now very late into the night and Alison had a major headache, perhaps this was a sign to end the night and go home. Perhaps the headache was our dark friend’s way of saying it’s over now and that he’s shown his true mite, now bugger off.

And there you have it, the night of the BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE.

Thanks Ted 0_o"

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