By Sarah Khan
VICTORIA PARK TUNNEL
The legend of the Victoria Park Tunnel ghost is one that took the Australian city of Brisbane by storm in the fall of 1965.
After hearing rumours and stories about the existence of a ghost in the tunnel, a group of young friends decided to investigate for themselves and snuck into the tunnel one night. One of the boys, unable or unwilling to keep up with his friends, lagged behind and had the fright of his life when he witnessed a green misty blob appear suddenly from within the tunnel's wall.
When his friends backtracked to find him, the boy was in what seemed like a trance and his friends believed that the spirit had possessed him. They immediately took him to hospital and told their astonishing tale. Their experience caught the attention of many newspapers and soon thousands of people crowded around the Victoria Park tunnel just hoping to catch sight of the mysterious green apparition.
When the ghost failed to reveal itself, despite the crowd's attempts to lure it out, the people grew bored and left. Later, the sight of the apparition was seemingly explained by a local newspaper which claimed that the mist was actually gasses produced by rotting vegetation and nothing more. However, this did not explain the appearance of a similar green misty ghost in 1903, 1922 and 1932.
Today, the site of the Victoria Park tunnel is partially demolished thanks to the Inner City By-Pass, but who is to say that the green misty ghost isn't just waiting patiently to reveal itself to another unsuspecting visitor?
Tune in tomorrow for #4 on our Spookiest Places Countdown!