Ghostly go­ings-on in 19th cen­tury man­sion

Very cold, very eerie

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian McKee Video: mt­druitt­stan­dard. com.au

UPON en­ter­ing The Oaks his­tor­i­cal home­stead, it is hard to be­lieve you are still in sub­ur­ban Plump­ton.

The long drive­way and spa­cious grounds com­plete with chick­ens, a well and a rusty shed make you feel like you have gone back in time.

But it’s what is on the in­side that is re­ally dif­fer­ent – ru­mour has it the Hy­atts Rd home is haunted.

Knock­ing on the door, I count my­self lucky I am here with our pho­tog­ra­pher and not alone. The owner lets us in to a dark hall­way and leads us to the room where “the most para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity hap­pens’’. Great!

The room is old, with paint peel­ing off the walls and cracks along the ceil­ing, and de­spite it be­ing 26C out­side, it is very cold.

The room is filled with four or five pi­anos and an or­gan, and we don’t see or hear any­thing dur­ing our time there, but the room’s eerie na­ture is un­de­ni­able.

As we leave, the owner as­sures us that de­spite liv­ing alone he hears foot­steps along the hall­way to that room “all the time”.

Trevor Gar­land at his his­toric Plump­ton house, The Oaks, which is said to be haunted. He is keen to have the Western Sydney Para­nor­mal Re­search team re­turn to fur­ther in­ves­ti­gate.

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