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Mysterious Happenings In Home
Strange happenings and dential^ at home
resi- leries of events
if the origin rarely,ever, solved, have been reported from time to time, happenings so weird as to leave the occuand pants, visitors investigators bewildered.
there as the watts
and down,1 pushed up underneath the floor of the home was "thumped" and in-
of "ghostly" reports patter in a house at Paddington. Brisbane, reawakened interest in mysterious incidents in a in home Rockhampton during the dawn of the present century. The occurrences, all which baffled efforts to
as nightly, at intervals in a lesser degree during the day, over a the prolonged period. To many
walls banged. The younger of the family often to one room scampered from
of the became rather terrifying, except to the father, the who throughout whole ordeal maintained a spirit of defiance and Sung terms. abuse in no uncertain
ROCKED DP BED if, react would you night, retiring for the record of the events be might rocked in bed for were regarded as incredible, but the you some five minutes about narrator of this by can story then vouch and for their authenticity. mysterious agency had DOOR KNOCKS your mosquito net jerked. Three on knocks very fantastic, but the front This seems it actually happened. It was door was just how things of started. The head of the house the experience of the man opened the door, but there wis the house, an 18 stone stockily built man. outside. As one Qo one would Unnerved, he stayed the; taunted even expect, the matter readily in bed and was pullforgotten. It was attributed to unseen force by himself it as a boyish prank, boys in ing the net, only to have if Qiose to give as indulged In the tugged harder days nightly pastime of door knockat the imvent to annoyance ing, but when the knockings, pudence of such an action. were repeated every night fort There had been scratching on other ocreeks there was under for upthe oed cause set In the home. The lads of] casions as if one were drawing the locality had no part in fingers along the wire mattress,; thain. The not, but not while father was in it family was and< Rubbing on the walls, however, however, unduly alarmed BS an offset one evening burst went on simultaneously with; into song. To their astonishtugging. the and rocking ment the door knockings beat Strangely other no enough, time with the singing. The of the member family had family each chorus evening, been rocked in bed during the the however, soon lost its effect as1 disturbances, experience fdr; i palliative. reserved being apparently The regularity of the knockdefiant Dad. ings eventually walls became unThe rappings on the was bearable. Then there a outside were distinctly audible leries of events that some and the home How after
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and frequently some toe precincts of from distance the house. It is no exaggeration the that hammering to say or block a heard be could noise a carpmore away. The make in driving enter would the home out a board with a hammer aptly illustrates the belting on inside walls. out into the open and "Come the I will face you," shouted on one ocexasperated father casion, but he was only greetthe ed with on heavy bangs he stood. where near wall
proved fruitless. Contrary to strange incidents
had been built for 12 years never any
the about family earlier. There was
in other parts xesidentials was no the world, damage of done at any time in the Rockhampton home, although crockthings were other and ery rudely shaken. FAMILY QUITS the After 12 months family the mother the vacated home, wreck, being almost a nervous house rented in a lived and of mile from a the scene about the "ghostly" nightmares. Dad, reason no see could however, should nay rent when why they their own home they owned to return, quite all decided and that all oblivious of the fact
of selling or removing had no offer and to another made to buy it been ever for "Yes" and knocks Three were accepted two for "No" others on and by the family occasions as reinnumerable question
of them ceased, although none had visited lt since departure.
At length the "Do you want "How Yes. much, No. No. "£400?"
asked, house?" £300?" "£100?"
remaining years they undisturbed. In all had resided there for 26
Yes. then burst into a owner The It was not torrent of abuse. vent to he time gave the only his feelings in this way. Then and brushing the knocking
again things were friends did not return. A lady who professed she was not afraid of anything and denormal
clared she left early would and
the night to be es-
said that It was time after she would be resumed. out at night unquestions curiosity of Out not and would accompanied outside the house asked were in quespass the house well as at even the as day during tion. IS it any wonder when night stout hearted and policemen SEARCH FRUITLESS others of the sterner sex were in every search A thorough One mystified and fearful I no threw corner and nook of the night's experience causes or the cause light on in the happenings Police Investi- strange of the mystery. was a sufficient deterrent home of workmates gated, a squad visits to further by any others house and visited the friends. calls. made curious equally The only reason why the underneath the home Ground family suffered the disturbances whether was dug to ascertain it was their home that was there was any wiring. All secwere hopeful and they always the ceiling were above tions that the trouble would abate. In fact, no closely examined. the locaPor obvious reasons to unleft unturned was stone tion of the property and the happenings, ravel the uncanny are not disclosed, family name corted home. for a long would not go
are not disclosed, family name only one survivThere ls now of the family, wno member ing resides in the south. Reviving recently a boyhood friendship after at least 45 years he and
had been close his friend, who neighbours, recounted the mysso terious events In the home vividly fresh In their memories. never be could events Such