What is your favourite Brisbane urban legend?

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Who knows how they start out, but we’ve all heard a crazy Brisbane urban legend.

Maybe it’s true, perhaps it’s obviously proven to be wring… maybe it’s such a petrifyingurban legend that you’re simply not sure what to think. We’ve heard about them all – apparitions, cemetries, strange happenings from Brisbane history returning to haunt everyone…

Have you heard a fantastic Brisbane urban legend from a mate – the kind of story you’d read about on Snopes? Let everyone know here, and, um… spread the misinformation!

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  1. I have been working at the st Mary’s church today ad I took a picture and there is to people in it ? Ghosts????

  2. I’m a current student at all hallows. we spend lunch trying to find the tunnel to Terrace and we’ve asked lots of teachers about it but I think it’s just a myth. The Teachers agree. Also, there was apparently a crazy nun who was locked in the top of one of the towers. They’re all locked off now.

  3. I also went to All Hallows & there was a legend that the stairs in the yr9 & 10 buildings were locked off because a ghost of a border was up there who hung herself.

  4. When we were kids we were told about the ghosts who would haunt the train lines opp hospital around Victoria Park golf club. We would always walk that route to get to ekka and be terrified.

  5. Irish Murphys in Brisbane city is said to have a ghost called Barry. The story is that he was once a cellarman for the pub when it was still a part of The Treasury, and that he overdosed on a bottle of pills and a bottle of rum in one of the upstairs rooms. People working in the gaming room (previously the cellar) claim to still see him there regularly.

  6. I heard there was a tunnel from All Hallows to Terrace. While at school we would search the grounds for this tunnel.

  7. Hi,
    who’s the kangaroo?
    I never meet any kangaroos in Brisbane and I know what’s happening to me here :S
    If it’s me, hope that someone going to help me to know what going on???
    And if some person still think that I’m BAD, I’m still in Brisbane, more exactly Manly.
    And I’m not going to the airport in 1 hour, I still have my passport, I don’t ask to be an Australian citizen and my brain don’t need to be fix.
    One earth, one humanity.
    Futur have to be nice for everybody, not only for me or few person…

  8. Old flour mill is haunted – ghost rearranged cutlery when upstairs was a restuarant.
    Ipswich Cemetry is a vortex and has many parallel universes and cross overs in time.
    A restaurant near the Ipswich Uni has an old woman called Abortion Mary – she still haunts the establishment, apparently the restuarant was two levels then and she did the abortions upstairs. Women who are pregnant and have children feel uncomfortable there.
    So many sites in Ipswich and near Brisbane River could have a fantastic ghost tour.

  9. I heard recently that a building above the Fortitude Valley station is abandoned and that they can’t find the owner. Someone told me that that’s why that area hasn’t been redeveloped and why so many homeless live near there. I have no idea if it’s true.

  10. The elevator where the old Target used to be on Queen Street mall was haunted by a little girl who fell down the shaft and died when it was first built (now gone – building was completed redeveloped)
    Toowong cemetary – legend was misinterpretated – trialled and the correct fact to that is if you sit on the window ledge on the passenger side of a car whilst the driver travels up the hill your vision makes it seem as though you’re driving downhill.
    There’s crocodiles in the Brisbane River.
    If you walk across slaughter falls after dark by yourself the ghost of the girl will appear

  11. i live at ipswich so i know brssy and ippy ones.
    toowong cemerty thats there is a place if u stop you car turn it off that ur car will be pulled up hill.
    ripley bridge at midnight if you stop on the bridge it wont restart of ages then suddenly will start again.
    wolston park hunted by those electrocuted in the chair there and past patients. Ipswich Uni haunted but past patients. and to stay there over nite is impossible.
    old bell tower at Boys grammar is ment to be haunted
    St Marys church Ipswich Ghostly figure at the doors.
    City Hall brisbane is said to have 2 friendly ghosts

  12. Amanda: My brother used to live in Brisbane and he told me that early in the morning the authorities close down part of Brisbane so that the kangaroos can hop across from the sleeping area to their feeding grounds and then about 5pm in the afternoon the authorities again close down part of the city to allow the kangaroos to head back to their sleeping areas.

    you are a damn fool!

  13. My brother used to live in Brisbane and he told me that early in the morning the authorities close down part of Brisbane so that the kangaroos can hop across from the sleeping area to their feeding grounds and then about 5pm in the afternoon the authorities again close down part of the city to allow the kangaroos to head back to their sleeping areas.

  14. Some people think Brisbane is becoming more interesting and diverse – this is false – and those people are called marketers

  15. I’ve heard one that there is a matronly lady haunting Boggo Road jail. She’s an ex-warden from the women’s prison, from the turn of the 19th century.

  16. Patrick Mayne still haunts the Brisbane Arcade. He never hurts anyone, but if you look up at the balcony after dark and a little old guy lifts his top hat to you … don’t look twice.

  17. There is gold in the river banks under the Coonan street Bridge, at Indooroopilly. The govt knows this, which is why they are so keen to make sure the bridge remains owned by them. Otherwise, a private owner could stake a mining claim and demolish the bridge to dig for gold.

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