Royal Derwent - Ghost Photo

Hello to all. For those who may or may not already know, I am researching The Royal Derwent / Willow Court complex - an old, abandoned mental asylum in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia. Over the next 12 - 18 months, I hope to make an independent documentary.

I just wanted to share a photo from our most recent trip. It was taken through a broken window looking into one of the wards. The camera I used was a Cannon EOS 300, a 400 speed film and the flash was used.

Have a look at the glass panel, second from the left. I have also included a close up of the "face".

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The Royal Derwent, or "Willow Court" was the oldest mental institution in Australia before it's closure in the late 90's. Situated in New Norfolk, Tasmania, the majority of the building lies abandoned, pending future redevelopment.

But my interest is in the urban legends and myths of hauntings. Through studying the history of the site and gathering these stories, I am hoping to make an independent documentary over the next 12 to 18 months.

If you have heard stories of the site, enjoy history or just love stories of strange occurrences and hauntings, please friend my journal as I document my journey...

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  • baj

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why go ghost hunting when you have ghosts right in your own bedroom. as most everyone in this community knows- i live in an early 20th century high school turned into lofts. its gorgeous huge bldg, and totally chilling just to walk down the halls....

tonight i had a ghostly sighting, not even more than 30 minutes ago. i had just cut my own hair in the bathroom off of my bedroom and was vacuuming up all the debris. out of the corner of my eye i saw someone walking towards me out of the bedroom- assuming it was just eddie my boyfriend getting up to go to the kitchen cause i woke him up from vacuuming i casually turned to look at him but just as he quickly walked past the bathroom door and out of the bedroom. i turned off the vacuum to go ask him if he could fix the back of my hair for me, and as i walked out of the bathroom there he was- laying face down in the bed still. it literally made me freeze in fear.
i walked over to him and asked him to wake up, and told him i just saw a ghost. his response our fearless ghostech community leader: without even raising his head from the pillow said "it was just the balloon" tied to the chair 8 feet from the doorway where someone walked towards me, and then pass me. since he wasnt interested in my encounter, id figure id share it with everyone else.


I have not been hunting now for sometime okay lets ay about 8 years now since I was last in NYC with some family...
Recently though I have felt the bug in me to do do some again and then all of asudded I have been having anomolies popping up on my pictures..

Now I am not going to go off and say that these are orbs and stuff since these are digital images and I don't really care what "experts say" in my expirence digital is ver prone to flares and drop outs..Still I though you may find these amusing.. considering who is also in the pictures...

Not much to be said about the evening other than good karaoke and tasty beer! Well my batteries did keep draining alot... Love the community keep having fun!

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Not really sure if these are "orbs" or what but *shrug*.
Went to a graveyard near my house with some friends because we were bored one night and all broke. I'll get the address, apparantley it's quite a popular place because on this visit we met a large group of people going there to see if they could stir some shit up just like us. The Graveyard is called Devils Turn Around by everyone around here. It's rumored that if you go there alone and toss an object in the graveyard in and wait the object will get tossed back out at you, the only time this has worked is when a friend of mine tossed a coke can in and i threw it back out at him. We also brought a video camera but the video hasn't been edited and it's basically us making lude, prejudiced comments but i'll post it when we get it anyway. We didn't see anything surprising, one guy there peed on a grave and had an unidentified animal bite him in the pants twice (no kidding), a friend of mine who was with us said last time he went alone he caught "wisps" on a video and this picture was taken there earlier this year on a night with no fog:

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