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Is Wolston House haunted?

Wolston House is believed to be haunted according to numerous ghost trackers.
Wolston House is believed to be haunted according to numerous ghost trackers. Damian Dunlop

GHOST trackers believe they have uncovered evidence of paranormal activity at one of the oldest properties in south-east Queensland.

Armed with electro-magnetic field recorders, voice recorders, ouija boards and video cameras, the Queensland Paranormal Investigators (QPI) conducted a tour of Wolston House farm house on Saturday night.

QPI director Amanda Richardson said there was something within the walls that could not be explained logically.

“We ended up with a few photos of these orbs, which are like a ball of light,” Ms Richardson said.

Investigators also noticed a cupboard door opening for no apparent reason - a spooky detail that was also noticed when QPI visited Wolston House in October last year.

That tour also produced video footage of a kitchen lamp swinging violently - and Ms Richardson insisted there were no draughts inside the house that night.

Built of brick and timber in 1852 and extended with sandstone in the early 1860s, Wolston House's 156-year history is not short on hardship and death.

John Ommaney took his last breath there following a skull-shattering horse riding accident in 1856 and Jem Grindle, the daughter of then Wolston owner Jim Grindle, also died after a fall from a horse in the 1940s.

The National Trust of Queensland, which now owns and maintains the building, insisted on hosting the ghost tours because of several bizarre incidents that were reported.

But for every believer there's a sceptic, and long-time Wolston volunteer Carolyn Whetter said the ghost stories hadn't convinced her just yet.

“I acknowledge that things have happened there that cannot be explained - but I think that may be just because we haven't found an explanation yet,” she said.

Wolston House will host another group of paranormal investigators this Saturday.

The house will also be part of Heritage Week Celebrations on May 17 from 11am.

Is it possible ghosts haunt Wolston House? Do you even believe in ghosts? Leave your comments in the area below.

Do you know of a haunted property in Ipswich? Call Andrew Korner on 3817 1790 or email andrew.korner@qt.com.au.



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