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Monte Cristo – Australia’s Most Haunted House

Monte Cristo - Australia's Most Haunted House

Monte Cristo - Australia's Most Haunted House

Monte Cristo – Australia’s Most Haunted House

Monte Cristo is a Victorian manor in Junee that is believed to be the most haunted house in Australia. Located in the town of Junee, New South Wales it was built in 1885 on a small hill over looking the town.

The builder, Christopher William Crawley and his family lived in the house until 1948 when it was abandoned and placed in the care of several property managers.

Currently the home is used as a local tourist attraction, museum and antique store and it has been featured in tv shows Scream Test in 2000, and Ghost Hunters International in 2010.

But what is the real story behind this haunted house? Olive Ryan, who lived in the home for 50 years recounts all she knows with us.

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She says that the strange happenings started when her and her late husband moved in and found the house was completely lit up, despite having no electricity connected to the home.

“By the time we got up here every light went out”, she said.

“I’ve had a hand on my shoulder,” Mrs Ryan said, “I’ve had my name called when I’ve been here by myself. It’s nothing to hear footsteps on the balcony and you go out and there’s no one there.”

Mrs Ryan’s son Lawrence, grew up in the old house and he said he always knew something wasn’t quite right about Monte Cristo.

“It always felt like someone was watching me,” he said, adding that there was a series of accidents in the house that were too creepy to be just a coincidence.

“Everything form a child being dropped down the staircase by the nanny who claimed it was pushed from her arms, to a maid that so-called committed suicide off the balcony who was pregnant by Mr Crawley.”

It is also believed that a young stable boy burning to his death in bed, a caretaker was shot dead in 1961, and tales of the housekeeper who kept her mentally unstable son in the outhouse for 30 years.

Today the house is still owned by the Ryan family who run it as a business and even give ghost tours Monte Cristo

 

 

 

 

 

 

by cnkguy
Monte Cristo – Australia’s Most Haunted House

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