April 15, 2015
No question of spirits making pub home, say ghost hunters
“Is there really something out there – or in there? Is it real or is it fake? Or is it just a ploy to sell more alcohol?
The Rosewood Hotel has now been visited three times by Haunted Australia, a team that researches and investigates potentially haunted locations.
The third and last time was on Saturday and lead investigator Kade Jones left with no doubt “there is definitely something there”.
“There’s no question,” Kade said.”
“If people want to say we’re full of s–t, good luck. We take no prisoners. We packed the place with cameras and other gear. We had gas meters and even a radiation detector. We’ve never been to a place and had so much gear.”
Rosewood Hotel owner David Pahlke has always said the pub has three spirits – one an old lady often seen on the back veranda, another an African-American soldier who was shot dead in the back in the pub during the Second World War.
The third is Rusty the water ghost he first encountered when he bought the pub in 2002. The other significant event was the fire in 1914 that destroyed the previous Rosewood Hotel.”