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Ghost Of Avondale


I'm 14 and have had one strange experience when visiting a friend Avondale, north of Bundaberg, Qld.

My father's friend bought an old cattle farm outside the main urban centre, about 30kms. This place had served as a stopover area for stockman on the cattle route from Bundaberg to Mt. Perry. The place is about 110 years old and has an eerie feel about the place.

When I was up with the family about 11pm they told me to go have a look and the old stock pens in the gully below the homestead. I decided to go. When getting closer I felt a chilling spike go down my body, I ignored it for the cold night and continued. On arrival I saw an old caravan and lots of what looked like cow bones. When turning back, figuring I'd had enough, I saw a man in a slouch hat and baggy pants walking the other way across the creek crossing. He turned and looked around at me and tipped his hat and vanished.

I was so intrigued and ran back to the homestead and told everyone. My father's friend's father said he'd saw the same man a couple of weeks back when clearing the gully. He said he did the tipping of the hat as well. I know it was long but very interesting for me as it was my first time. Thanks for reading.

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pipsta (12 posts)
12 years ago (2010-04-15)
Yeah I wouldn't stress too much about him, he doesn't seem to want to cause harm or unrest. He is obviously a decent bloke, as the tipping of the lid demonstrates, and is just happy going about his own business.
book_luver123 (227 posts)
13 years ago (2009-09-07)
I think It was a drover. In the Bush a popular greeting was to tip your hat for someone else passing.
TigerLily (3 stories) (145 posts)
13 years ago (2009-09-06)
Perhaps an past owner of the Farm. Probably just checking on the place. Doesn't seem as though he will cause any harm. 😁
Do you know any history of the place? Keep us updated if you find anything interesting about it. 😊

God Bless.
-_Syeetaque_- (5 stories) (109 posts)
13 years ago (2009-09-06)
Haha... It doesn't seem an evil ghost though... Don't worry...

Nice story...
I like it! ❤

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