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Willow Court Asylum

Willow Court Asylum

The Avenue in New Norfolk
00000 Australia

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New Norfok, Tasmania (Australia) is home to one of the most haunted places in the country, Willow Court Asylum. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


It's closure in November 2000 was heralded as the end of institutionalized mental health care in Tasmania, but the imposing buildings remain. Some sections -- such as Ward C, which housed violent male patients -- feature exercise yards enclosed by high, thick concrete walls with inward-curving tops to prevent those inside from climbing out. With its thick, steel-framed wooden cell doors and pale green linoleum, Ward C has a lingering atmosphere of sadness, desolation and malice.


Willow Court at New Norfolk has the sinister reputation of being one of the most haunted and paranormally active places in Tasmania. There are stories of staff at the former psychiatric hospital being attacked by invisible hands. Even today there are regular reports of electronic equipment refusing to work and hinges heard squealing right before door slamming closed, often captured on an audio taped investigative sessions. According to caretakers, slamming doors are a regular manifestation of the strange goings on within Willow Court. In addition, folks regularly report rooms suddenly feeling very cold, the infamous door slams and reliable cameras not functioning and then starting again upon their departure. In general, women are noted to be much more responsive to those stimuli than men are for some reason.  This property was featured in the 2018 & 2019 World's Largest Ghost Hunt http://www.nationalghosthuntingday.com/ Please select tag below to see more like this listing!

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This property, as part of our network, has been added for they may have history, validation or folk tales of having spirited activities. Please take caution in approaching and visiting these locations, since courtesy, respect, and caution should be a top priority in every Haunted Investigator's style. Also, do realize, some of these places may have permanently closed, changed ownership and/or names, or just are not available for your visits. Please respect this. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on this listing, but offer it as a first step in finding your next haunted travel destination. Please do confirm with the property before making any plans to visit. If you visit, tour or investigate this property (or any of our properties), we are not responsible or held liable for any outcomes, lack of evidence or injuries associated with your travels. This is only for entertainment purposes, and information provided is only as found in public domains (or as offered by the associated contributor (as a claimed property). For more information, please read our TERMS OF SERVICE (linked below).

Date added: Mar/17/2019 | Last time updated: Jan/23/2020
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