Ghost chasers investigate three haunted houses

The second haunted house. Photo Contributed
The second haunted house. Photo Contributed Contributed

ACCORDING to folklore the houses are so haunted that no one will rent them.

Three abandoned homes in the Lockyer Valley will be investigated by Toowoomba's world-famous paranormal investigators.

Toowoomba Ghost Chasers will send down a team to investigate the homes, interview locals and record any ghostly activity.

They're hoping to obtain evidence of ghosts using equipment including cameras, video recorders and audio devices.

Founding member Katie Harvey asked for the exact location of the houses not to be revealed, citing concerns about vandalism.

The group has a popular following and she doesn't want to be responsible for any damage.

Katie Harvey said there was an eerie feeling to this 'haunted house'. Photo Contributed
Katie Harvey said there was an eerie feeling to this 'haunted house'. Photo Contributed Contributed

She did say it was in a town "very close" to the University of Queensland's Gatton campus, between Gatton and Laidley.

Ms Harvey said in a recent trip to one of the homes, footsteps had been heard.

 "But the homes are chained and padlocked, so there definitely wasn't a squatter in there. It was very strange," she said. 

One of the homes has been empty for about 12 years and locals are convinced it's haunted.

According to Ms Harvey, the house is "stuck in time" and hasn't been vandalised - which she said was unusual, particularly given its reputation and its location close to a school.

"It's just like it's been totally walked out of, and that's the part that baffles me the most.

The back entrance to the first haunted house. Photo Contributed
The back entrance to the first haunted house. Photo Contributed Contributed

"One person said locals believe there is bad energy around the place and that's why they won't go near it."

Situations which lead some locations to be labelled haunted include being built on burial grounds or a terrible crime taking place there.

Ms Harvey said it could be that the "ghosts" of residents were in the home and they did not want visitors or anyone adjusting the house.

Toowoomba Ghost Chasers has put Toowoomba on the map as the "most haunted city in Australia".

Recently a Japanese film crew featured the group on television in the east Asian country.



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