Pilbara just full of spooky places
the girl’s ghost has wandered the stony halls of the Marble Bar Police station.
“Coppers have been saying for years this building is haunted,” he said. “I often hear noises late at night and Sergeants before me have reported all sorts of strange goings on.
“There will be times when you think you have closed the door behind you but then it’s open when you go to leave the room.”
Sen Sgt Strachan said there were locals who to this day, refused to set foot in the police station building because of its haunted past.
“Some people are afraid,” he said. “But I like to think the ghost is just keeping us company when we’re doing long shifts.”
On the eastern side of the Karratha hills there has been a spirit causing trouble as long as time itself, according to local Aboriginal tour guide Clinton Walker.
“The Mullanggoo is a dwarf-like spirit, he’s short and has a big beard and big round eyes,” he said.
“He likes to come down to people’s houses and slap you in your sleep.
"Some people feel it in their dreams, but I’ve seen it with my own two eyes.
“I first saw one when I was a boy out on Cheratta Station.”
Mr Walker said although the Mullanggoo liked to scare people, they were not harmful spirits.
“They’re not bad spirits, but I guess because they’re immortal they get bored and get up to mischief,” he said.
“You can actually have one given to you by a shaman for your home to protect against the evil spirits.”
Mr Walker said residents and travellers in the Pilbara also reported seeing strange lights in the distance moving around, changing in direction, speed and brightness.
These Minmin lights are believed to be spiritual beings seen in places such as Balla Balla, Cherratta Station and sometimes even between Karratha and Roebourne.
Mr Walker warned residents to keep away from red Minmin lights, which were highly dangerous.
“Yellow, blue or white lights mean no harm, but if you ever see a red Minmin you need to get out of there as fast as you can,” he said.
“The red ones are on a mission to hurt you.”
The haunted Karratha hills. Picture: Cameron Myles.