A haunted house is only as scary as the story told about what went on there.
Brisbane has no shortage of haunting and horror stories to share. But, even better, Brisbane has got a man who has dedicated the past twenty years to uncovering, researching, and narrating stories from beyond the grave. And he’s got the best stories for the scariest of ghost tours.
You just know that these stories don’t begin with I heard it from a friend of a friend who has a brother that said he saw…
Jack Sim, the man behind Ghost Tours Australia, is a historian, writer, and speaker who has been polishing up his craft ever since he became hooked on seeking out the horrible histories and tales of Brisbane’s most infamous gaol, Boggo Road.
Over the years, Jack has assumed the lead of a motley crew of ”historians, journalists, researchers and authors who spend hours trawling through archives and pouring over keyboards” to bring to life with vivid detail the treacherous tales of old that will most certainly give you the heebie-jeebies without you even planting one foot in a cemetery.
Brisbane Ghost Tours runs a number of paranormal tours throughout Brisbane and its surrounds. Some will take you to cemeteries—Ipswich, Toowong, Nundah, Lutwyche, and South Brisbane—to recount the tragic tales and scary stories—”Death by Chocolate”, ”The Ghost Ship”, ”Mass Murder” and ”The Professor”—of those that now call these plots of land home.
If a walk through a cemetery is just too much for you to handle, then why not test your mettle on the Haunted Brisbane Tour or the Boggo Road Gaol and Gallows Tour. They are no less scary but save you from knowing you’re treading above restless souls. And for those that don’t like or can’t walk far, there’s even a coach tour to take you around to all the spooky spots around town.
On average, tours run for two hours and include a donation to Ghost Tours’ Heritage Fund while a selection of tours include a copy of one of Jack Sim’s many ghoulish publications. As such, prices vary between the tours.
Bookings are essential at this time and can be made online via the Brisbane Ghost Tours website.
If you’re really keen on amping up the paranormal activity this year, then get in quick because there are only a few spots left for tours taking place on Halloween.