Melbourne's Haunted Bookshop
In the heart of Melbourne, The Haunted Bookshop, operational from 1997 to 2017, served as a hub for the curious, delving into esoteric knowledge. Founded by Drew Stinton, it wasn't just a bookstore; it was a gateway to mystical realms, exploring witchcraft, satanism, and more.
Stinton, a devotee of dark antiquarian arts, also led ghost tours through Melbourne's haunted past. Though the bookshop closed, the allure of the occult persists, drawing enthusiasts to the State Library of Victoria. Established in 1854, it's Australia's oldest public library and harbors unexpected ghostly encounters.
Within the library, visitors and staff report encounters with the otherworldly. Grace, a benevolent spirit, guards against a mischievous poltergeist.
Unusual noises, radiant orbs, and chilling spots abound, accompanied by the haunting melody of a phantom pianist. Another apparition, a 19th-century gentleman, playfully rearranges books of sheet music.
The library's history includes spectral disturbances, prompting mediums and clairvoyants to pacify lingering spirits. Despite efforts, the ghostly tales persist, weaving an eerie narrative through time.