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The Darker Side of Valentine's Day
 
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody and a bit muddled. Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of this romantic day, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them. The Romans would celebrate between the 13th and 15th of February. The men sacrificed goats and dogs, and in a drunken naked state would whip women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. Young women would actually line up for the privilege of men to hit them, believing this would make them fertile. The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be coupled up for the duration of the festival or longer, if the match was right.
 
Why not celebrate this Valentine's Day by locking your lover up in the Old Geelong Gaol? Join the team at Twisted History for a spooky tour of Victoria's Prison of the Ill. Your lover won't leave your side. For information and bookings please call 1300865800
 
Special Investigation - Blackwood Hotel
Have you explored one of Victoria's most haunted hotels. Nestled in the Wombat state forest, the town of Blackwood has an interesting past from the early days of the Victorian gold rush until the present. This hotel opened in 1869, and quickly became the heart of the community, being the office for Cobb and Co, coroners court and even the town morgue. This building has seen more than it's fair share of death, and claims a number of resident ghosts, which makes it perfect to investigate.
 
Join the team at Twisted History for a meal at the hotel, before a tour of the hill top cemetery. Once night falls, we will return to the haunted hotel to investigate. Groups will be provided with Night Vision Cameras, Infrared Goggles, Laser Grids, EMF Detectors, Spirit Box, Motion Sensors and a range of other equipment. For information and bookings please call 1300865800.
 
New Display at Geelong Gaol
New to the Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour experience, is the prison mortuary. Known as Victoria's Prison of the Ill, the Geelong Gaol has seen more deaths than any other gaol in the State. For the first time this month our tours will venture into the gaol's hospital - infirmary and prison morgue, lay on the slab or stand under the body shute if you dare. If you have enjoyed our tours in the past you do not want to miss this. Tours run 7 nights a week. 1300865800
 
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours
Explore the Geelong's Prison of the Ill after dark and be haunted by stories of convicts, murderers and lunatics who once called this three story blue stone building home. The Gaol opened in 1853 and is the second oldest in Victoria. The tour will take you back to a time when the building housed male and female prisoners, as well as children from the Geelong industrial school. Stand on the Gallows where convicts have lost their lives or explore the prison hospital or be locked in the lost of privilege cell. Tours run 7 nights a week. 1300865800
 
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tours
Join the team at Twisted History for a Paranormal investigation tour of the three story bluestone building, known in Victoria as 'The Prison of the Ill', that once housed convicts and murderers in extreme conditions. Four men were executed on the gallows and one man buried within the walls. This building has witnessed scores of deaths, assaults and murders, which makes it perfect to investigate. Tiny cells, no toilets and freezing cold conditions made the Geelong Gaol a virtual dungeon till the day it closed in 1991. Groups will be provided with Night Vision Cameras, Infrared Goggles, Laser Grids, EMF Detectors, Spirit Box, Motion Sensors and a range of other equipment. Tours run 7 nights a week. 1300865800
 
Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
Could you escape from a convict Gaol.........
 
Join the team at Twisted History for a 60 minutes escape tour of the Old Geelong Gaol. Hear creative tale of how men, woman and children have escaped.  This tour is perfect for family and departs at 6pm Saturday nights.  Will you escape? Tours run Saturday nights at 6pm. 1300865800
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Come and explore the dark lanes around Melbourne's Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the western world. Let the team at Twisted History guide you to opium dens, cocaine housese and brothels as we share stories of ghosts, murder and prostitution. From Squizzy Taylor to Chang the Chinese giant. You won't believe what has happened in just three blocks of Little Bourke St.  Tours run Friday and Saturday nights. 1300865800
 
Carlton Murder Tour
Join the team at Twisted History for a murderous night in Melbourne as we explore the dark and forgotten history of Carlton, the most violent suburb of Melbourne. This tour is a two hour driving tour of the streets and lanes of Carlton. See the locations of some of Melbourne's most infamous murders from Squizzy Taylor to the the Pjyama Girl. Hear the stories of the victims and find out what happened to those who took the lives of the innocent. Tour runs first Friday of the month. 1300865800
 
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TOURS
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
7 nights a week!!
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Friday and Saturday nights
 
Carlton Murder Tour
First Friday of the month
 
GIFT VOUCHERS
Do you know someone who is hard to buy for, or a person that has every thing. Why not buy them a gift voucher for a Ghost Tour, Investigation Tour or a Murder Tour!! For more information and to order, please call 1300865800


 
Tuesday, 9th Feb
 
Blackwood Hotel Special Investigation
Friday, 12th Feb
 
Chinatown Murder Tour Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Geelong Gaol Deadtime Tour

Saturday, 13th Feb
 
Chinatown Murder Tour Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
Sunday, 14th Feb
 
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
 Friday, 19th Feb
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Carlton Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour

Saturday, 20th Feb
 
Chinatown Murder Tour Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
 Friday, 26th Feb
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Lockdown
 Saturday, 27th Feb
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
 Friday, 4th March
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Carlton Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour

 Saturday, 5th March
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Carlton Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour

 
OSCAR WILDE'S GHOST - Australians Eerie Experience
 
On this day ............ 3rd February 1934
 
The ghost or Oscar Wilde, we aesthetic poet of the 1890's, is reported to be disturbing Tony Kelly, an Australian undergraduate at Oxford. Kelly is athletic, plays ice hockey, and is not given to fancies. He says: 'Last night I was in bed at 11.30, and could not sleep, I could sense some one was in the room, and saw a tall man in an old-fashioned jacket, and a loose-flowing tie, standing near the window. He began to pace the room. I spoke to him, but received no answer. I put out my hand, which seemed to go through him. Finally, he walked out of the room at a corner where there is no door. I now find that Oscar Wilde occupied these rooms when he wrote the poem, 'Ravenna,' with which he won the Newdigate Prize.'
 
 
 SUICIDE OF NED KELLY'S NIECE
 
On this day ............ 11th February 1897
 
An inquest was held at Greta, near Benalla, to ascertain the cause of the death of Ellen Skillion, 22 years of age, a niece of the notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly. A verdict that the deceased committed suicide by drowning was returned. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mrs. Skillion, whose husband is said to have started the first trouble which led to Ned Kelly and his confederates beginning the career of lawlessness which culminated in their down-fall as bushrangers at GlenrowaN.
 
 
ADELAIDE'S UFO
 
On this day ............ 14th February 1911
 
On this night in 1911, at about 8.30pm, a number of people saw a strange light in the sky (UFO) in the west of Adelaide. It was much too big for a meteor, and was travelling too slowly, and had no bright centre. It was a cloudy night, and the light appeared at the back of the clouds. It might be best described as resembling a tadpole in shape, and it travelled horizontally from west to south-west. About 8 minutes later it reappeared and moved from south-west to west.”

 
ATTACK BY A WALLABY

On this day ........ 21st February, 1940

On this day in 1940, a strange attack happened on an unsuspecting postman in Darwin, Northern Territory. A big wallaby standing by the side of a country road knocked the mailman off his motor-cycle.
 
 
ESCAPED LEOPARD
 
On this day ............ 28th February 1914
 
On this day in 1914 a leopard escaped from its cage at the Melbourne Zoological Gardens, and was found prowling outside the room in which the director's three daughters were sleeping. The director rushed at the animal, which escaped from the grounds and wandered to the suburb of Brunswick, where it got into the yard of a house and sprang at Miss Waters, who had just time to get inside the house and close the door in safety. A neighbour's assistance was called in, and he shot the animal with a service rifle.

 
 
 
 


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