Many who grew up in Ipswich considered "spook hunting" a great weekend pastime. One of the most skin-prickling places was the Old Ipswich Cemetery.
On the edge of town, opposite the golf course and a former mental asylum, over 150 years this morbid museum of Ipswich's past has grown to six acres; 30,000 lie here. Hundreds of pioneers and their descendants rest in the black soil - all are equal now - businessmen, politicians, mothers, fathers and children. Their stories, recorded in stone, are both inspiring and tragic. Death is cruel.
Many claim to have seen and heard ghosts during a night-time visit. Stories span two centuries - some silly, others very real. Some say it is very creepy at night; others peaceful and tranquil.
Don't go there alone...
Meet at the gates of one of the oldest and most haunted burial grounds in Queensland - Ipswich Cemetery. Many who grew up in town swear this is the best place to see a ghost. be led by lantern light on an intimate 2 hour historic ghost tour with an eerie Tour Guide and hear 13 real ghost stories of real haunted graves and real haunted sites in Ipswich - true tales researched from archives, libraries, former grave diggers and local residents - forgotten graves, business tycoons, statues that move, convicts and bushrangers.
This tour is based on the book HAUNTED IPSWICH: Ghosts of the Heritage City, by Jack Sim.
Meeting place: Wake shed, Cemetery Road entrance gates, Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich (full Details upon booking).
Tours run last Saturday evening of the month at 7.30pm.
Ghost Tours are not suitable for children aged under 12 years. Children aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or guardian.
It is recommended that clients with the following medical conditions do not undertake a tour:
Tours run in all weather.
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