Ghost Tour of Hobart #4 Penitentiary Chapel
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The Fourth of a multi series taking Cachers on a Ghost Tour of Hobart
Tasmania is known as the Commonwealths most haunted state, and with the horrendous conditions of Port Arthur, Richmond and Salt River, it’s no surprise. This series, inspired by an incident at Gas Works Engineers, takes cachers on a tour of five well known hauntings in the Hobart area, and asks the question, “do you believe?”. Because of the stories of each area this series comes with an M rating….Horror Themes. Due to the placement and the aim of the series none of these caches can be completed during daylight hours. Caches one through four are micros and contain coordinates for cache five. To ensure the caches can be found glowing arrows will point the way and I guarantee a ghost at every cache. The final cache has gone towards the light and is no longer available.
Penitentiary Chapel and Criminal Courts
This building housed the Gallows from 1856 to 1968, and was the scene of the last prisoner executed in Tasmania, Frederick Henry Thompson, who was convicted of the murder of a child, and hanged on 14th February 1968. A site of much activity, visitors have reported seeing strange misty figures, rattling chains and moans have been heard, people have been pinched and slapped, and a nauseating smell of rotting flesh can be detected in the gallows chamber.
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