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Small towns big stories – with more on Patreon

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On Patreon you’ll find an episode about the Gentlemanly Bushranger, is that an oxymoron or what? We discuss that. A coin counterfeiter, which feels like he kept copying himself over and over, did he ever get it right? Another is of a tragic architect, how does one fall from such an esteemed position to die as a footnote of his apprentice’s story? What brings a policeman, mailman and publican together in one episode? It’s murder. The Shady Creek Murder. I have also become obsessed with the small ghost of Yallourn, Victoria. It fuelled the majority of the power industry in Gippsland. There is an hour and a half on the bushfire and subsequent 1944 Royal Commission, with more episodes coming about the SEC and Yallourn. Top tier patrons will have access for free to all Haunted Hills content including digital tours.

Due to the current health crisis and stay at home requirements I have increased the number of content Patreons are receiving while keeping it free. The reason it is on Patreon is to help me maintain control over the content so I can monetise when people are in better times. However, I will return to my normal posting schedule as I will have returned to a normal social and time off schedule. For more information you can read:

Covid-19 response updated

The benefits of access Patreon are plentiful, there is much more content there.

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Patreon Goals

When the Patreon reaches $2000.00

  • An extra bonus episode (Total 2 per month)
This means Patrons will have 4 episodes a month.

When the Patreon reaches $7500.00

This would allow me to work full time on the Podcast
  • Increase regular episode release to 4 per month
  • An additional bonus episode (3 in total)
This means 7 episodes for Patrons a month

When Patreon reaches $15,000 per month

Adding Radio Plays (one per month = total of 8 episodes per month)
While I enjoy telling the historical stories, there are some stories that have really touched my heart that want to share more of the stories in a fictionalised story style.
This amount would include other actors and more time in creating.
This would also allow for additions to the team to create more content – like artwork, music and better animation/moving videos as well.
An example is 4b Tragedy on the Banks of the Latrobe River these stories prior to commencing the podcast.

Bonus Episodes

Already are the following stories which linked with or are extra content to the small towns big stories we have told.
Listeners met Henry in our Haunted Hills Episode. He spent time in many small towns. There is also an exclusive post for the Haunted Hills episode as well.
Bloopers are also on Patreon. Including typing and admonishments from my worst boss ever – me. I think it comes as funny. There is a noise I make when realise I have mucked up. My cats feature we have one-sided conversations.
Episode 2 Brown Coal Mine History has an exclusive post for patrons. The password is on Patreon.
Episode 3 Brown Coal Mine Crime has an exclusive post.
Episode 4 Brown Coal Mine Ghost has an exclusive post.
Episode 4b Tragedy on the Banks of the Latrobe River is a bonus episode for patrons. It is a radio play of the fictionalised account of Catherine. There are two exclusive posts with this one. The reported facts of the case and Catherine’s family. With the script of the fictionalised story.
7 Rosedale Ghost  – Exclusive content

Coming up

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So far that’s as far ahead that I have researched as bonus episodes. However, as I research more I find more things that take my fancy and I share that with my patreons.
If you want to share a story with us, we’d be greatly appreciated. Or suggested story you’d like to see us cover.

Why is the podcast named Haunted Hills?

The Haunted Hills is a place where the hills rumble and cows won’t stay – it inspires us. The show is named after the Haunted Hills as is our first podcast. More stories of other small towns featuring their history, crime and paranormal are coming.
We’re turning Haunted Hills into a podcast. You can listen where ever you are, or if you have the nerve listen on location in a small town or ghost town. Podcasting gives us the ability to tell the stories of more small cities with big stories.

Haunted Hills Podcast on Patreon

When I ran crime tours of Yallourn North and Rosedale, tour participants played judge and jury. On Patreon you can be part of the show – you judge and sentence. Then on the podcast, I will divulge how the past dealt with the crimes. Patrons get the facts of the case to give their judgement, which will either be publicly shouted out or anonymously (your choice). Patrons can upload an audio file, or type the suggestion, and a faithful accounting will relay in the audio. There are already crimes to judge and sentence right now on Patreon.
As long as I have been doing tours, people have been sharing paranormal stories relating to big recent local stories and wishing I would cover them. I always said I’d never cover, but for patrons (in exclusive content tiers), on Patreon, I will go there.
In addition to signing up right now on Patreon:
  • You can fully participate in all the activities
  • Access all the podcasts released early and ad-free

Become a Patron!

On the 1 March 2020, everyone who pays for their level will forever be immortalised through a public post as our original funding patrons which means a lot to me! Your opinions and input will be highly valued despite your funding level because I can never thank the patrons enough for starting this ride with me.

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Social Media

We’re ramping up our social media – where you can chat along with me:
  • Twitter: @haunt_hills – focusing more on history and crime – there will also be funny things too.
  • Facebook: @HauntedHillspod – sharing ghostly stuff and tourism
  • Insta: @hauntedhillstoursgippsland – pictures you want to step into and lose yourself.
  • Patreon: Depending on your level, vote, exclusive content, fan request. You can give your input.

Music and sound engineering for Haunted Hills Podcast

I’ve partnered with Aaron Austin Music who will be doing the audio and sound engineering plus the creator of the music you hear.
Twitter: @AaronAustinMUS

If you can’t wait for more stories, you can also read our previous stories

Haunting Stories

Historical tales

Historical crime