Nestled in the quaint small town of Junee, NSW, there lies a grand, sprawling property with a past so dark it’s become a ghost-hunter’s playground and the breeding ground of stories from the unexplainable to the just plain bone-chilling.
Monte Cristo Homestead was where the Crawley family once lived – but what happened between its walls was well beyond an ordinary family home.
William Crawley, who built the home in 1885, was married to Elizabeth Crawley and the couple had seven children.
William died in the home in 1910 from heart failure and blood poisoning caused by a boil in his neck, while Elizabeth passed in 1933. According to numerous reports from visitors to the notorious haunted house, she never left.
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But that’s not the extent of the manor’s long and dark history. In total, eleven people have reportedly died on the property, and their spirits have never left.
There’s the story of a stable boy who died after having his mattress set on fire when he called in sick for work.