The haunted Monte Cristo Homestead is a historic building located in New South Wales, Australia, but its architecture isn’t the only thing that intrigues visitors.
Unlike Australia’s most haunted location, Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Victoria, the Homestead was a residential property, but stands up against all other contenders with its extreme hauntings.
This isolate house was built in 1884 by Christopher Crawley and handed over to his wife in 1910 when he passed away. Though his wife, Elizabeth, had been left this beautiful property, she couldn’t get over his death and it’s said that she became a recluse, only leaving the house twice after his death until she eventually died years later from a ruptured appendix.
During the time between her husband’s death and hers, she converted an upper box room in the house to a chapel and studied the bible. Elizabeth Crawley’s ghost is one that is said to walk the haunted Monte Cristo Homestead and her ghost is said to be attributed to the sensation of ice cold air falling like snow.
During the house’s history, other events have contributed to the paranormal activity of unexplained noises, shadowy apparitions and orbs. There has even been notes that poltergeists are present in the building.
A maid who worked at the house was said to fall to her from the upstairs balcony to her death at some point in the building’s history. It’s difficult to fall off a balcony so it could have been attributed to one of the spirits that already haunted the property pushing her to her death, but without knowing when it happened, this is purely our speculative opinion.
Either way, the death of the maid may be the cause for a common figure seen around the house that wears a dress similar to what the maid would have worn. The ghost has been primarily seen walking to the bottom of the steps where she fell.
There’s also the ghost of a stable boy who allegedly burned to death in the coach house. Another is that of a ghost of a mentally disabled man known only as Harold. Legend has it that he was chained in a caretaker’s cottage for four decades and shortly after being admitted to a mental institution, he died. His ghost is has been spotted at the haunted Monte Cristo Homestead and the sound of clanking chains alerts visitors that he is close by.