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Merry Christmas
 
The team at Twisted History would like to wish all our friends a Very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.  We hope that we will see you all again in 2016, for fun and scares across Victoria. Tours will be running over the Christmas Period except Christmas Day.
 
Accreditation
 Twisted History is proud to announce that's we are now an Australian Accredited Tourism Business, only the fourth ghost provider in Australia. We are now ranked with Port Arthur Ghost Tours, Launceston City Ghost Tours and Adelaide Haunted Horizons. Our team strives to deliver the best dark tours in Australia, be that a ghost tour at Geelong Gaol, Investigation tours or a Murder tour around Melbourne.
 
Monster Fest
 November 26 saw the team at Twisted History team up with Monster Fest, a Melbourne based Horror film festival.  We were proud to sponsor the opening event the world premiere of Colin and Cameron Cairnes film Scare Campaign.  Following the success of their 2012 horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres, the writing and directing duo Colin and Cameron Cairnes returned to the big screen with Scare Campaign - a feature about a prank TV show that goes too far in a bid to win back dwindling audiences.  It was great to see the cast and crew enjoying the evening with international celebrities such as Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) and Fredrick Williams (Hammer). The Twisted History team managed to "entice" a number of people into a straight jacket!  You can see the photos on our Pinterest page.
 
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 tours of the three story bluestone building, known in Victoria as 'The Prison of the Ill', once housed convicts and murderers in extreme conditions. Four men were executed on the gallows a 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 Friday and Saturday nights.  Will you escape? Tours run Friday and 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
With Christmas fast approaching, why not give the gift of a Ghost Tour, Investigation Tour or a Murder Tour!!  For more information and to order, please call 1300865800


 
Friday, 18th Dec
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Saturday, 19th Dec
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
 
Friday, 25th Dec
 
All locations closed
Saturday, 26th Dec
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
 Thursday, 31st Dec

Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
New Years Eve Special
Tour
 Friday, 1st Jan
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Carlton Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
 Saturday, 2nd Jan
 
Chinatown Murder Tour
Geelong Gaol Ghost Tour
Geelong Gaol Investigation Tour
Geelong Gaol Escapes Tour
 
STRANGE SEA MONSTER
 
On this day ........ 6th of December 1902
 
A remarkable sea monster was caught in Port Fairy on this day 1902 by J. and .W. Evans and R. McWilliam three fishermen. It was 9 ft 8 in. in length, had a tail resembling that of a screw tailshaft, no teeth, a nose like a rhinoceros, a head like an elephant, two dorsal fins, four side fins, and two steering fins. Even fishermen of over 40 years' experience could not denominate the specie. It was sent to the Melbourne Museum.

 
 HORSE SCARED TO DEATH
 
On this day ........ 12th of December 1912
 
Eroni's Circus has been staying in North East Victoria for a day or two, weather bound, and many of the horses have been greatly affected by the roaring of the wild animals in the menagerie. No doubt thinking they would be eaten, standing in their stalls trembling with fear.  A horse owned by Thomas Haywood was badly affected, and was with difficulty made to do his work.  Will passing the circus camp on this day in 1912, the horse caught sight of an elephant, and stop and trembled. After a few moments it dropped dead, evidently with fright The horse was valued at £20.
 
 
SHOCKING DISCLOSURES
 
On This Day ................ December 7th, 1901
 
A shocking disclosure was made in connection with the Geelong Gaol. A few weeks ago several prisoners attempted to commit suicide. One succeeded, but others were, prevented just in time, and were afterwards sentenced to further imprisonment for the attempts. Among these was a young man named Giammill. who on this day in 1901 battered his head in a frightful fashion with an iron pannikin. He was stopped before he had mortally injured him self. Another prisoner, named Hassett, a lifer, who has already sowed years, and is employed in the dispensary, stole a mixture of belladonna, arsenic, and opium’, and swallowed it. As the warders entered he threatened to stab anybody with a spike he had secured if interfered with. He finally sank to the ground, and strong emetics were given to him. It was alleged that unmentionable crimes have lately taken place in tho gaol. The prisoners were afraid they would be charged with complicity, and therefore attempted suicide. A full inquiry was demanded by the residents.
 
 
NO BRANDY ON PUDDING

On this day ........ 27th of December 1832

On the 27th of December 1832, Charlotte Welsh, a convict woman working as a servant in a Sydney house, was sent to the female workhouse for six weeks for being insolent to her mistress. She had complained that her Christmas pudding had no brandy in it.
 
 
MYSTERY OF STOLEN CAR

On this day ........ 18th of December 2011

The owner of a station wagon reported stolen from a shopping centre in the Adelaide Hills on the 18th of December 2011. It was found 17 days later, neatly parked in a nearby garage, when a couple returned from a holiday. Police believe the owner forgot to put the handbrake on, leaving the vehicle free to roll though the car park, across a street and down a driveway, before forcing itself under a roller door and coming to a stop inside, while the door closed it's self.
 
 

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