Tegan Dawson, is your ghost whisperer for this episode sharing the ghost stories from the Brown Coal Mine, which is known as Yallourn North. It’s a small town, not a ghost town.
Firstly the reason these stories are important to me is that ghosts were people once. It’s fascinating to learn about how they lived what they did. Their presence gives us a glimpse into the lives of regular people in these towns. You don’t have to believe in ghosts to enjoy the narrative. Not all spectres are fearsome and angry,
some want to communicate, after all, they were people. It’s not as though death steals our humanity usually the circumstances of life or choices we make do that. That’s a different kind of story that haunts me.
Many of the residents would not accept there are haunted locations in town. They chalk up the odd experiences up to pranksters. One prank which many a young drunk person engaged on their way home from the pub was called “roof rocking”. It is just as it sounds, throwing rocks at people’s roofs.
Haunted Hills acknowledges the Brataualung people of the Gunai-Kurnai nation who are the Traditional Custodians of land they operate on. Much of the Country they speak of is Aboriginal land, always was, always is. We respect the Elders, people, culture, past, present and hope for a positive future on all these lands that was never ceded.
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