Canberra is Australia’s capital and is coined as “Bush Capital.” It is where the Parliament House, the High Court, the War Memorial, and many more are situated.
If you are in Canberra, there are a lot of things to do for free such as paying respects at the War Memorial, visiting the National Museum of Australia, strolling at the Australian National Botanical Gardens and at the Canberra Glass Works, and many more.
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular. (Link: http://www.canbhol.com.au/canberra-balloon-spectacular/)
Other people aren’t there for the tourist spots because the whole of Canberra is considered a place with a lot of supernatural events. The most remarkable ghostly place is the Parliamentary Triangle. Read on to know more about the ghostly creatures roaming at certain places in Australia’s capital.
An aerial shot of Canberra showing the Parliamentary Triangle. (Link: https://www.mynrma.com.au/holidays/holiday-finder/locals-guide/canberra)
The Parliamentary Triangle And Its Ghosts
The Parliamentary Triangle is the ceremonial precinct of Canberra and it is composed of buildings that have been designed intentionally to look nice so that their national significance will be highlighted even more.
The Parliamentary Triangle has a lot of streets, trees, and grassed parkland. Originally, government buildings should have been part of the triangle but it did not go as planned. The most significant buildings to date are the Old Parliament House, the High Court, the National Gallery, the National Library, the Commonwealth Place, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Finance and Deregulation, The Department of Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts, and many more. The Parliamentary Triangle is said to be haunted by many politicians and public servants who have stayed in the area when they were still alive.
One of the remarkable ghost belongs to the former Prime Minister, Ben Chifley. He died at the Hotel Kurrajong, specifically room 214. He died on the night of June 13, 1951 due to heart attack. Many claim to have seen Chifley’s ghost and they said that he wears a grey suit.
Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra. (Link: https://www.agoda.com/hotel-kurrajong-canberra/hotel/canberra-au.html?cid=-218)
Ben Chifley in an undated photo. (Link: https://www.jenolancaves.org.au/about/history-of-jenolan-caves/ben-chifley-prime-minister-of-australia-19451949/)
Another haunted area at the Parliamentary Triangle is the Old Parliament House. Windows here allegedly go up and down without anyone touching them. Security guards have been requesting to be transferred to another assignment because their walkie-talkies have been ripped off of their belt whenever they made rounds during the graveyard shift. A pair of ghostly legs is also seen but it was never determined to whom the mischievous ghosts belong to.
The Old Parliament House in Canberra. (Link: https://restaurantassociates.com.au/venues/old-parliament-house/)
At the National Library, an airman’s ghost is currently seen. The airman reportedly crashed his plane in the area back in 1927.
The National Library in Canberra. (Link: https://www.nla.gov.au/visit)
The National Museum houses the ghost of an old woman in a houses the ghost of an old woman in a bathtub. However, there is no bathtub in the room where she is frequently seen. It is believed that the woman is from the old Canberra Hospital, which was on the site before.
The National Museum in Canberra. (Link: https://www.experienceoz.com.au/en/canberra/national-museum-of-australia/the-national-museum-of-australia)
A young boy’s ghost dressed in clothes apparently from the 1940s is also seen in the area.
The Blundells Cottage And Its Ghost
The Blundells Cottage was built sometime in the 1850s and it is located near the Lake Burley Griffin. Items inside the cottage are said to move without any intervention from human force.
Blundells Cottage in Canberra. (Link: https://visitcanberra.com.au/attractions/56b23aeab042386245d428a5/blundells-cottage)
Visitors also smell a burning flesh. Accordingly, a teenage girl died more than 100 years ago. She was ironing her skirt or her dress and she caught fire. She died by being burned. Her presence is said to be felt whenever someone is wearing a necklace because she had one on when she died.
The National Film and Sound Archive
Dubbed as one of the most haunted buildings in Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive is really creepy because this is where the Australian Institute of Anatomy was housed in the past. The basement had a morgue and it was complete with skeletons on display. The institution also used to use the area for dissection and scientific study of bodies and body parts.
The National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. (Link: https://www.nfsa.gov.au/visit-us)
Some visitors said that they saw childlike faces in the area and being pinned against the walls. According to many reports, there has been a mysterious force that pins people against the wall when they visit the area. Most people who have been pinned on the walls by the mysterious force claim that they struggle for breath as if they are placed in a headlock.
Some even hear a string quartet that plays in the middle of the night.