Are there ghosts amongst us. Alison Oborn from Adelaide Haunted Horizons would argue yes. Or, at least, she would argue there are many occurrences that require further explanation because they are just too weird or creepy to fit our normal range of explanations.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Koonara Wines in the Coonawarra, thanks to Sally.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of ghosts.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from theatre directors, Andy Packer and Chris Drummond, about the attraction of bringing a band of people together to tell stories.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we welcome Todd Fischer as our musical curator and he starts with something mystical.Are there #ghosts amongst us in #Adelaide and #SouthAustralia? You decide with Alison of #HauntedHorizons Click To Tweet
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Running Sheet: Ghosts Amongst Us
|Intro from Steve, explaining the technical issues this week|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:04:40||SA Drink Of The Week
|2014 Koonara Wunderlust Cabernet Sauvignon … tasting notes|
|00:09:40||Stories Without Notice
|Steve’s visit to Adelaide Oval to watch the Adelaide Crows with former guest, Nick Leaver.|
If you’re familiar with this podcast, you might be wondering why two skeptics and critical-thinking-inclined blokes are about to spend the best part of an hour exploring the realms of the paranormal with award-winning tour operator, Alison Oborn of Adelaide Haunted Horizons (as mentioned in the podcast, Alison has a new site being launched shortly, so what this space). The answer is “history”. Alison approaches this realm of mystery through the stories of the past and that’s why we’ve been looking forward to this chat for weeks.
Alison, what does it feel like, knowing you are about to talk ghosts and the paranormal with a couple of quite blatant skeptics?
The thing that gets me most about ghosts is trying to understand this nether world in which they live. Do you have any theories on where/how ghosts gather, why/how some communicate with us, and why they might manifest in certain forms?
You have established a strong reputation in paranormal investigation circles. What does your equipment actually pick up? How might ghosts emit current or radio signals? Do live people?
You were born into a haunted house. Tell us about that?
Is that why you were predisposed to Adelaide Gaol history tours?
How much of the haunted experience happens in the imagination or the early and late dreaming/sleeping states, as well as our brains being supercharged at trying to make sense out of things/patterns?
Why ghost tours at night?
What is the day timer tour like at Torrens Island?
Where do you run tours in SA?
Old Tailem Town
National Railway Museum
Most Zoo stories happen because networks want a cute bit of fun. Do you get your coverage because the media wants a little titillation?
What is dark history?
Who should we be glad is no longer alive in SA?
Are ghost tours still popular?
Why do they go?
QUESTIONS FROM LISTENERS AND ONLINE
Karen Griffiths Aaahh Z Ward . . . . my 2nd home. 😊 Unexplained disembodied voices, smells and footsteps to name a few of my own experiences there.
Rosemary Coates Z Ward.. Bathroom. Water sounded like it was turned on in the second basin. . . Sitting in the main hall you can here shuffles. . Also a man dragging a matress from the right ( most dangerous inmate side).
Don from Khrome Hair: He used to live in Warwick street Enfield in a small house that was always cold. Secondly, During the night we could hear footsteps in ceiling (not Animals). No footprints. Two people heard it
Michelle Edmundson Knocks on the wooden bed during lockdown in the “Fridge Cell” at the Adelaide Gaol on one of Haunted Horizens ghost hunts freaked me out the most! 2 short knocks 3 times… I had my hand on the bed and could feel the vibration 😮 Was a great experience tho.
Michelle Brewster Geez where do I start … so many paranormal experiences have occurred during tours/investigations (both with Haunted Horizons and without). So just to name a few…
Damo Lind on Alison’s tours have seen a shadow figure at NRM (National Railway Museum) and have heard ballast being dropped on numerous occasions, also at Tailem Town, have been in a building that made me feeling like I was out at rough sea, as well as seeing a figure in the main streets. Question for Alison, has there ever been a location you have investigated that you would never go back to, if so why?
Janis LIttleton: My kids would love to do this! And they hate me for telling them they need to be older to go on such tours. As much as they love The Otherside and Haunting Australia, they don’t seem to believe me when I say doing that sort of thing IRL is scarier – if anything happens – and hiding behind me screaming I change the channel won’t work!! 😂😂😂
April Michelle Stuart on Instagram: Seriously? What about Glenside is so entertaining? Sorry, I just have to ask.
|01:10:03||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Advertiser November 1906
News May 1931
The Chronicle July 1932
|01:19:17||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we dig into the vault to find a snippet of our interview with Andy Packer from Slingsby and Chris Drummond from Brink Productions. In this snippet, Steve asked them to explain what it is about being on stage that is so attractive. And he got an answer he wasn’t expecting. Both agreed it was more about the camaraderie of planning a production that was the most important and satisfying part of the arts.|
|01:22:48|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Theydon Bois by Pollard Row, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
This week I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and embraced the dark themes of the episode by exploring some heavier music than I usually would.
I came across an instrumental post-metal band called Pollard Row and the song I’m going to play for you is called Theydon Bois. It starts with some moody atmospheric guitar that builds into an exhibition of dynamics, rhythm and musical precision. Their relatively easy-listening sound serves as a great introduction to the heavier genres and should set a fitting scene for Steve, Nigel and Alison in Z-Ward.
Theydon Bois is the first song off Pollard Row’s self-titled EP which was released earlier this year and you can check that out on all the usual platforms.
|If we hear sounds … When you’re not drinking … The wings of angels|
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