1 Homestead Lane, Junee, NSW

Status: Former Residence; Formerly Abandoned; Museum; Tourist Attraction; Famous Haunted House



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This house was built in 1884-5 by Christopher Crawley. When he passed away in 1910 ownership passed to his wife, Elizabeth, who did not take his death well. She became a recluse sealing herself away – mostly in one room with a Bible – until her own death.

The house remained abandoned from 1948 to 1963 when it was bought by a family hoping to restore it. The tales of paranormal activity began immediately after the new owners moved in.

The house is said to have a long history of deaths and violence that had led to it being called “the most haunted house in Australia”.


Paranormal Activity

Elizabeth Crawley haunts the house and is said to announce her presence with the feeling of freezing cold air – which has been described as snow falling on witnesses – descending over people.

The young daughter of the Crawley’s died from falling down the stairs. Many think she was dropped by her nanny on purpose and also haunts the house.

The ghost of a developmentally disabled man named Kevin haunts the grounds. He was kept chained up in the caretaker’s cottage for decades and lets people know he’s near with sound of chains clanking together.

A stable boy – who was burned to death in his bed by his master – haunts the stable house.

The apparition of a woman in a 19th century dress is seen walking on the balcony on the stairs she fell to her death from. She is said to have been maid and many believe she was pregnant at the time.

The new owners came home one night to find the house filled with light – not abnormal until you realize there was no electricity in the building at the time – that suddenly went dark when they approached the house.

Other Activity: Apparitions – including a lady in white and an elderly man - and shadow figures; intense cold spots; objects moving on their own; disembodied voices; phantom footsteps; light anomalies; electrical disturbances and feelings of being watched, not being wanted and not being alone.