Hungry for a haunt? Well, thankfully for you Perth has its fare share of ghosts roaming around, dishing out heebie jeebies on the reg.
If you’re not so into spirits from the underworld, we’ve put together a list of the most haunted places in Perth which you’d do best to avoid.
Who’s with me for a spot of ghost busting this weekend?
If you’re afraid of ghosts and live in Fremantle you’re going to want to get out of there immediately, if not sooner. From the Fremantle Prison and the Fremantle Arts Centre to The Roundhouse and Shipwreck Galleries, Freo is crawling with ghosts. The Arts Centre (which used to be a Lunatic Asylum) is said to be one of the most haunted places in the southern hemisphere with visitors having seen apparitions dressed in old clothing walking around the building, felt cold spots, heard voices, been touched and witnessed moving lights. Well, that’s put a whole new spin on breakfasts at Canvas Cafe.
Fraidy-cat Hills folk know to avoid the haunted Kalamunda Hotel. Built in 1902 the hotel has seen some tragedies over the years, including the suicide of the original owner, Paddy Connelly, who purportedly got a teenage girl pregnant before jumping off the back balcony. It’s also said to be haunted by a young girl who wanders around the hotel holding a life-sized rag doll (creepy), an angry 60-year-old man with a handlebar moustache, a beautiful woman in a Victorian dress and a man who likes to hang around in the shadows. Got goosebumps yet?
There are said to be a bunch of ghosts that roam Rottnest Island, The Lodge specifically, including one pregnant woman who killed herself after her lover denied he was the father. There’s probably a bunch of quokka ghosts to watch out for too.
The Alkimos Wreck
If you’re not keen for a case of bad luck you’re going to want to steer clear of the Alkimos shipwreck off the coast of Mindarie. It’s alleged the ship contained the body of a man who was welded alive inside the hull of the ship. Though the shipwreck has almost disintegrated, surfers have reported mysteriously losing their boards at the site.
A headless horseman in Kenwick? Turns out P-town is a pretty legit ghost spotting destination. For a chance at spotting him head to the flyover on the Armadale train line behind the old Kenwick cemetery.
The Leederville Hotel
Never mind if your friends stand you up on your next gathering at Bill's Bar & Bites because you can share a few drinks with a ghost instead. Yay? Kanga the ghost is said to have lived in the tower room of the hotel and he likes to wander the kitchen and corridors… he sounds pretty friendly though so we wouldn’t worry about this one.
Rose & Crown
Old hotels are always the creepiest. Apparently spirits of convicts and former publicans roam the corridors of the Rose & Crown in Guildford. It’s also said there’s a remorseful ghost called Charlie who in his former life as a human caught his wife cheating and murdered her in the hotel.
Other reported haunted sites in Perth include Paddy, the glass smashing ghost at the Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mount Lawley Golf Club, Swan View Tunnel and the former mental hospital at Heathcote Reserve.
Feeling a little on edge? Why not relax at one of these top massage spots?
Image credit: Fremantle Arts Centre