Something spooky on the cards in Euroa this Sunday
THE hunt for something haunted and eerie is happening this Sunday in Euroa, with the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt making its way to town.
The Worlds Largest Ghost Hunt is an international event where over 150 paranormal investigation teams in 10 different countries are all investigating at different locations at exactly the same time.
The event begins with a shotgun start at the Command Centre in Ohio.
Euroa’s very own hunt is being held at the Euroa “The Middle” Hotel starting at 10am, after intrigued paranormal investigators found the old building to be quite the spot.
The Twisted History Team in conjunction with Spirit Paranormal Investigations will be hosting the event.
Cat Ward from Spirit Paranormal Investigations will be a part of the day at Euroa and said her initial investigation at the hotel prompted her to want to get back there for this event.
“I came to Euroa Hotel about a year ago and did an initial overnight investigation and collected some interesting sounds,” Ms Ward said.
“Old hotels with a lot of history are always great spots, with a lot of patrons coming and going through the building throughout the years.
“History and the paranormal just tend to go hand in hand.”
On the day, customers will be taken on a two hour investigation of areas not necessarily available to the public.
They will be shown what happens in an investigation including how to use the equipment, why certain experiments are conducted and of course history of the building.
Ms Ward also said the colourful characters that have passed through Euroa throughout history made it even more of interest to her and the team.
The event is set to highlight the historical buildings that are utilised during the investigations.
Twisted History’s Deb Robinson is also looking forward to the day and said hotels in colonial Victoria have always been the hub of the community and they are usually the sites of great emotion.
“Country hotels would often be used as makeshift morgues as the cellars would be the coldest places in town to keep the body until authorities could determine the manner of death,” Mrs Robinson said.
Because of this, Mrs Robinson said the group Twisted History started up Australia’s Haunted Hotels about 18 months ago, where they visit different hotels, having dinner with customers and then conducting a two hour paranormal investigation.
“The Euroa Hotel is a great example of a Victorian hotel built in the 1880s to cater to the thousands of miners all around the world travelling to northern goldfields,” Mrs Robinson said.
“It was a fine example of the affluence from the goldfields with the original owner George Sutherland coming from a hotel in Beechworth.”
Although there’s no guarantee of an interaction with a ghost at any time, Mrs Robinson said they will use a range of equipment and experiments to hopefully make conditions as ‘conducive as possible’ for interactions to happen.
“Sometimes it can depend on the energies of the group, and investigators as to whether they will engage with us or not,” Mrs Robinson said.
Euroa Hotel’s Vikki Jones is looking forward to welcoming the teams into the hotel and said it’s a great thing for the community.
Customers need to be 18 years plus to participate and tickets can be purchased online, with all proceeds being donated back to the venue.
The event will also be livestreamed over the internet so that no matter where in the world you are you will be able to watch.
OLD HISTORY COMES BACK ALIVE: With a long interesting history, Euroa Hotel was a prime spot for investigators to hold their ghost hunt.