I’ll be honest: I chose today’s house because 1) it’s pretty and 2) it reminded me of Monte Cristo sandwiches, which are delicious. Have you ever had one at the restaurant inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland? Because they are absolute heaven.
Aaaanyway, the homestead is allegedly Australia’s most haunted house, and you know that something’s gotta be pretty bad if Australians are afraid of it. To whit:
…[there have been] reports of ghostly figures, strange lights, invisible forcefields, phantom sounds and animal mutilations. These are attributed to several tragic incidents in the property’s past including the murder of a caretaker in 1961 and the imprisonment of a mentally impaired man for many years in the dairy. During the Crawleys’ occupation a young child is said to have been fatally dropped down the stairs, a maid to have fallen from the balcony, and a stable boy to have been burnt to death.
Mr. Crawley also died of “blood poisoning from his starched collar,” according to this site, which has more pictures. So even if it’s not the most haunted house in Australia, it might be the most accident-prone house.
It’s now a museum, and every year they hold a Victorian-themed charity ball, and obviously we need to go. It starts off with sherries and savouries!