Saturday 8th March was our first, and the first ever, investigation of Parramatta Gaol. We arrived at the Gaol feeling excited about our new location and ready for a night of investigating. Walking around during the late afternoon you can get the sense that this location has many secrets and had seen many tragedies.
We started the night separating into our groups where we would head off into our first location for the first 1 hour vigils at 4 wing. Walking around the cell blocks felt sad and depressing with the tiny 2 metre by 2 metre cell inmates would live in for their incarnation. I started to walk off down a corridor when I heard heavy breathing in my ear I turned around thinking another team mate or tour guest was there and there was no one there. I walked out to find Nic and asked if she heard a heavy breathe and she said no. After about 30 minutes 2 of our tour guests had to leave the first cell block because they continuously felt sick.
We then went to our second location 5 wing where another team had seen a full apparition earlier. All our guests had gone into cells when I started walking down an isle I heard a woman’s voice in my ear I turned around and there was no one there again. I couldn’t understand what the voice said but it was a woman voice. About 5 minutes later I heard another voice but one of a child. For some reason near 4, 5 and 6 wing I continuously got the feeling of women and children playing. One of our guests got so sick near the suicide cells they had to be taken out of the location. While waiting for our guests to come out to go to our final location one of the guests said Were waiting for our friend we saw him walk on the top level, I said No he’s gone to the toilet there was no one left in that building. The guests then said No we thought he was up there. He was defiantly out of the building.
Our final location was 6 Wing another massive 3 level cell block. We had only been in the cell block 6 for 5 minutes when we heard a door slam on the above cell blocks. Unable to go upstairs there was no one on those levels at all. Every single team member and guest was accounted for. For a majority of the rest of the investigation we all spent all our time on one side of the cell block together. Not really thinking anything of it until after I wonder if we were all gathered to one end for a reason.
All members of the APPI Crew will be posting blogs on what we have been up to, each from our own perspective!