In the mood for a good scare? Like a mysterious haunted hotel? Or a harrowing haunted school? How about a creepy church, a sinister street, an awful asylum, a spooky sickbay, and a terrifying tunnel?
There are a lot of scary places in Sydney, but these 5 are positively blood-curdling. Read at your own risk!
5. Anglican Parish Of Mulgoa
Mulgoa (Penrith Area, 66km West of CBD)
The Anglican Parish of Mulgoa is lesser known, but one of the most haunted houses in Sydney.
Decades ago in Mulgoa, there lived two twin boys who were the target of many schoolyard pranks. They were sneered at, teased, and bullied their whole lives. One day, their tormentors found the twins in the Anglican Parish, and decided to conduct a seemingly harmless prank with fire.
The prank went horribly wrong, and the young twins burned alive.
They say their spirits still haunt the parish, and will rouse the second a flame is lit; even after all these years, the twins do not like fire.
4. The Street with no Name Annandale
Annandale (Inner-West, 5km west of CBD)
This dreary and desolate street has a long history of fiendish occurrences stretching all the way back to the 1960s; a man hit by a train, murdered children, and vicious beatings. Locals claim that ‘The Street With No-Name’ has a dark energy that can cause people to experience an otherworldly feeling of anxiety and panic.
Maybe it’s a good thing that this place has no name…
3. Gladesville Mental Hospital, AKA, Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum
Gladesville (Lower North-Shore, 10km Northwest of CBD)
This abandoned mental asylum put mental patients in prison-like conditions and performed brutal procedures on them. Over the years the dead have been lumped into an enormous mass-grave within the property. Who knows how much horrible human suffering took place over this institutions 155 years of practice.
Visitors claim to be able to hear strange rustling noises and muffled footsteps in the abandoned hospital, almost as if the souls of the dead never found their way out.
Unfortunately, the hospital does not offer haunted house tours, but you are free to check the place out yourself...if you dare.
2. Quarantine Station
North Head (Manly, 17km Northeast of CBD)
Between 1833 and 1984 this The site was used to isolate new arrivals to Sydney who had, or were suspected of having, diseases carried over by boat from other countries.
Between 1833 and 1984 Quarantine Station forcefully imprisoned and secluded anyone travelling to Sydney by boat suspected of carrying deadly diseases. Some quarantines made it out safe and sound, but the unlucky ones were left to die from their horrible sickness.
Visitors notice unnatural presences in Quarantine Station, as well as distinct changes in temperature. If you’re looking to spot a ghost in Sydney, then here’s your best shot.
Quarantine Station does offer ghost tours, so If you’re brave enough, head over to this site to book now.
1. The Redbank Range Railway Tunnel
Picton (Between Moss Vale and Campbelltown, 80km South of CBD)
The Redbank Range Railway Tunnel is Picton’s haunted secret.
On a warm night back in December of 1916, a middle-aged woman by the name of Emily Bollard was passing through the tunnel, she was hit by a train and immediately killed.
The tunnel is now closed off due to the number of people who had committed suicide by jumping in front of the tracks.
On a still night, visitors say they have seen a ghostly image of a woman with no face, could this be Emily Bollard? This place is dripping with an eerie energy and is surely the most spine-chilling of all Sydney’s tunnels.
Bonus: Mission Escape Pitt St
CBD (Across the road from World Square and Miramar apartments)
If the possibility of actual ghosts and spectres are a little too much for you, then maybe you’d prefer a nicely tailored paranormal experience. Mission Escape on Pitt St is a challenging and scary escape room in Sydney, right near Town Hall Station.
If I’m in the city and looking for a thrilling escape room experience near me, Mission Escape is first on my list.
Go to their website for more information.