As you all may or may not remember I submitted a story some time ago about the ghosts of clear creek. I am back with yet another tale from my time that I lived at Clear Creek.
My grandfather was not really a believer in the supernatural nor was he one to really stretch the truth, yet he would tell me a story on many occasions of how there was once a man who used to be a miner (Clear Creek was one of the few places where gold was discovered in the city of Bathurst). He used to like walking the creek on the property as his route home to the miners' shack he was staying in, as it was a relaxing way to end a hard day's work.
One night when he didn't return home many of his work mates decided to go and have a look to see where he had been, many of them thought that he might have tripped and fell into one of the steep holes that were out there. After hours of searching they could not find any trace of their friend nor could they have any clue as to where he had gone.
Days and months passed and still nobody could find where he had gone, even his family had not heard from him. Until one night two miners were walking back home and decided to take the same route as their missing friend had taken months before. It was at this time that they saw a shadow figure standing on the bank of the creek on the opposite side. The figure started to walk away and the two miners started to yell their friend's name as they were certain that it was him.
With no reply the figure continued to walk in the opposite direction, before finally disappearing right before there eyes. The two men were spooked and ran back to alert the other miners, and of course was passed of as just another made up ghost story by two drunken miners.
This is what I also thought of the story until six months ago. I am a smoker so I would go out to the back porch of the clear creek farmhouse to look at the night sky and enjoy my smoke. From the back of the house where I would stand, you would have a perfect view across the back paddock right down to a part of the creek. Suddenly from what seemed to be out of nowhere I saw what looked like a figure standing in the distance.
Alarmed I called out to my uncle to come and witness what it was that I was seeing. My uncle and I continued to stare at what we were not sure was a stranger or a spooky apparition. After what seemed to be ten minutes of staring the figure slowly started to vanish!
Ever since then I have gone hunting for answers as to what this could be, myself and many others have continued to see what seems to be this shadow figure appear many times.
I am currently writing a book at present called "GHOSTS OF CLEAR CREEK" filled with many of the ghostly things that go on out there and I am filling it with as many pictures as possible.
I would really love to hear some feedback as to what other people think that it may be.
I also thank many of you for sharing your personal stories with me and allowing me to have them published, and thank you for all your support.
Any question about ghostly happenings that you want investigated, please feel free to email me, or even if you have a question about my book, feel free to ask.
Lukehorter (at) y7mail.com
Until next time L.J. TIPPET