North Australian (Darwin, NT : 1883-1889), Saturday 16 April 1887, page 3

came no

24

A
"

GHOST, OR

WHAT

?

Some days ago (says the Mudgee Independent") a farmer named Large,

residing in the vicinity of Cooyal, reported to the police that for several nights himself and his family had been
terrified

the premises on that tlie day, parents being from home ; the children, who had been left in charge, made otf to the house of a neighbour
stones
on

dropped

named M'Cann the occurrence.
to Large's

and informed him of He at once proceeded
place.

in consequence

weighed dropping inside the house, apparently coming through the roof. Strange to say, the extraordinary are occurrences
never

of which

l^lb.,

of stones, some continually

'

reports the above Hundreds of people have visited the place, and affirm the fact of the stones falling, but where

farm and

having

taken

¡

they

come

from

is

i

a

mystery

that

apparent unless the
room.

mans

wife

is

remains

unsolved.

in the quite a

affair has The created all who sensation, and have visited the place, seeing for themselves, the police included, persist in applying

the evidently appropriate term " ghostly missiles" to the huge 'gibbers' which

have dropped
windows

in the house when the and doors were secured. The effect on the unfortunate who woman, feels that she is a victim of an awful is alarming. At times, when vengeauce, the missiles are falling around, deathly
chills affect

her whole system and almost
On one evening, indoors, the poor say several large
fearfnl
woman

prostrate her.
to

remain
to

sought quietude outside the house, but
strange
stones

dropped close to her; whilst one, although falling on some part of her body, left no mark-in fact, was felt. A chill crept over her, and she
had to be taken to the fire, but without restoring warmth, lt is an easy matter to convince superstitious people of these facts, but when sceptics go and see, and sit with the woman and husband in the room, and have stones dropping round about them, they are glad to bo rid of such unpleasant associations.
same

This

was

tlie

case

when

Mr. Parkes and
of
fell on

others went out at the solicitation large-sized A Large. stone, which in the ordinary struck a child

way,

the side of the face, but left no mark, nor did the child seem to take auy notice of the blow. We understand that Large has determined from the place. Later
news

to

remove

his family

stone-throwing

states that thc mysterious at Large's farm is still

going
came

.

on. On into town

Monday
that
no

last less

a

report

than 24

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