Those of you who are familiar with my posts may know me to be a somewhat skeptical person of the supernatural, especially when it comes to supposed photographic evidence. So you will appreciate the irony of what I am about to show you.
Some weeks before my encounter I was informed by a friend and fellow supernatural enthusiast of the ghostly figure of a woman that was said to haunt the corner of Ward St and Essex Rd (Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia). Unfortunately, he wasn't able to provide a more detailed description, not having witnessed this ghost first-hand.
Coincidentally (or perhaps not I thought) this just so happened to be near where I live. Having lived in the area for some fourteen years and never having seen or heard anything of a ghost in the area, I was at first skeptical never-the-less, I intended to check it out as it seemed like a pretty good excuse to go ghost hunting.
The few weeks following I was far too busy with uni to give ghost hunting any further thought. It's only now during the Easter break that I've had the chance to do my own investigation.
The following is my account of the events that occurred on the night of Sunday the 23rd of March, 2008:
Armed with my camera, I left the house at roughly 8.00pm. The corner of Ward and Essex wasn't far so I went on foot (I have included a photo of the area with the roads marked). My intention was to observe the area over the next hour, keeping an eye out for anything out of the ordinary and if possible, photograph it.
I took a few test photos with my camera and to my dismay, found that it wasn't well suited to taking photos at night. The only way I could get a decent shot at range was to use an eight second exposure (this was how the aforementioned shot of the area was taken). While the camera did have a flash, it was only practical for short to medium distances. If I did see anything unusual, I would need to be close to it to produce any sort of descent shot.
After about half an hour, I noticed what appeared to be a small but bright light dancing in the garden of the house on the very corner of Ward St and Essex Rd (I have marked this on the photo). Intrigued, I quickly crossed the road for a closer look. What I saw was unlike anything I have ever experienced.
As I approached, the light darted out from the garden. Up closer it appeared to be more of a fluorescent white mist. It darted back and forth rapidly and seemingly randomly for a matter of seconds, during which time I was able to take three photos before it took off at a terrific speed, flying almost directly over my head and disappearing into the night sky. I distinctly recall a chilling sensation as it flew over me, as if it was sucking the warmth right out of me.
I have included the three photos I took. The third one (of the mist as it flew over me) I find particularly interesting as it looks as if the mist is made up of many small orbs. However, this may be a trick of the light in relation to the camera lens.
I fully intend to revisit the site at a later date, hopefully with some better equipment and perhaps with the aid of a more experienced ghost hunter.
Please take a look at my photos and let me know what you think.