REBEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX
GHOST Hunters International. Imagine putting that on your business cards . . . ‘‘ What do you do?’’ ‘‘ I’m an accountant, what about you?’’ ‘‘ Oh, I hunt ghosts.’’ And joy, the team has hit Australia to see if it can document our ghosts.
This week they’re descending on Sydney’s Quarantine Station, which opened in 1833. In its early days, the quarantine station was pretty savage, with new arrivals to Australia made to shower in a horrific mixture of water, disinfectant and carbolic acid, which made an entire layer of skin peel off.
More than 570 people died there and apparently many of them are still hanging around, with nearly every area of the facility inhabited by a ghost.
And this is where the people with the wacko business cards come in — they’ve been hired by the quarantine station’s manager to document the spiritual inhabitants.
The station is now used as a hotel and events venue. Personally, I think you’d have rocks in your head to stay there, but each to their own.
The ghosts here are interactive, which means they actually contact people . . .
Mmmm, I’ve got a great
Spooky: Ghost Hunter Rob. idea. Why don’t you go there late at night and say things to taunt them.
Or hang out on your own in the morgue . . . Are these people NUTS? The alleged ghosts include a crying worker, a small boy who hides in a corner, another who shoves people against a wall, a woman who tries to strangle people and one who grabs people with icy-cold hands.
And so the team set out with video and sound equipment to record these beings. Well corner it, one of the Hunters says.
If you are a believer, you’ll find plenty to prove yourself correct. If you’re not, you’ll probably find the same thing. Ghost Hunters International Sci Fi Channel, 9.30pm,