We all love a good scare every now and then. Horror movies, ghost stories, scary true-to-life documentaries – it’s all worth it, despite the sleepless nights. It might not be Halloween just yet, but we are here to give you a good scare by giving you the scariest and most haunted places in Adelaide. If you are planning on visiting these places, then make sure to get a car rental in Adelaide – as you don’t want to be stuck in a scary place without any immediate transportation.
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Have you seen the Australian cult classic “Picnic at Hanging Rock”? If you have, then this place might look familiar to you, as the movie featured the inside of the Martindale Hall. The creepy building, which used to belong to Sir Edmund Bowman’s son, was built back in 1879. They sold it to the Mortlock family a few years later, and in 1965, the building was used by the University of Adelaide. It still stands today – but as a creepy museum. You can book a guided ghost tour if you’re up for some ghost hunting, or you can even book a room to sleep in – that is – if you can even sleep while you are there.
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The Adelaide Arcade was built back in 1885, and was one of the very first retail centres to have electricity in Adelaide. However, what started as a tech-savvy building immediately became a dark and haunted one. The arcade’s caretaker at that time, Francis Cluney, was fixing a broken light when he fell into the generator and died. From that moment up until this day, it is said that his ghost wanders around upstairs – perhaps he still hasn’t moved on from watching the building. Brigette Kennedy Byron, a woman who murdered her child then killed herself thereafter, is said to roam around the arcade as well.
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Otherwise called as “Port Misery”, the Port Adelaide is said to be the host of a lot of murder cases, which makes it super creepy and haunted. It has been around since 1836, and scary stories such as the one with Chinese sailor Lee Pao starring it will definitely give you the goosies. The Chinese sailor was discovered dead with three nails in his head, and is said to be roaming around the port at night. The body of “Broadway Kate” was also found in the Port, almost unclothed and lying on a mattress – however, no one knows how she was killed. It’s still unsolved up until this day, which may be the reason why her ghost is still roaming around the area, looking for some closure.
It’s always fun to go ghost hunting and hear classic horror stories. However, everyone needs to be careful and respect the spirits of these people, so having a guide during your tour definitely wouldn’t hurt. Enjoy and be safe!