Ghost hunter hopes to haunt Pinjarra on a monthly basis

Steven Kerr with some of the ghost hunters in Pinjarra.
Steven Kerr with some of the ghost hunters in Pinjarra.

PINJARRA has a colourful history of ghostly happenings.

Ghost hunter Steven Kerr hosted a ghost walk around the town on Friday, July 13, which he hopes to make a monthly event.

And there was plenty to keep a crowd of ghost hunters fascinated.

There’s the story of the two young blokes renting a cottage where their sleep was interrupted by shaking crockery and crashing doors.

Although they held a three-month lease, they slept in their car for that time and then quit the building.

It was the same building where a young woman cleaning the floor was struck by flying books and ghostly footprints appeared on the floor as she cleaned.

There’s the former cafe where the piano played when no-one was around, sometimes with the lid closed.

The was the man who fell to the floor screaming and clutching his head and spent three days in hospital, claiming someone threw him to the ground.

And the owner who saw a young woman in a summer dress and sun hat walking through a steel table.

Then there’s the distinct smell of roses in a cellar, weird goings-on at a local school and sightings by a then local publican of two separate women on the bridge on misty nights.

Mr Kerr has a ghost hunters EVP app on his phone and when he points it at a certain bench it always reads ‘Alice is Here’.

There are other stories too as related by a resident several years ago.

While she was gardening at home near Murray District Hospital she noticed a small girl in a dark green velvet dress with a white lace collar watching her from the shade.

That happened on two or three occasions.

She also claimed to have seen a running Aboriginal man with blood on his face looking back towards the river and her daughter, then aged about three, refused to swim in the river one afternoon because she said it was “yukky’ swimming in blood and that there was a dead man hanging from a tree.

For further information check the Facebook pages of Edenvale Homestead or Pinjarra Historical Ghost Tours.