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« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2009, 11:28:56 pm »

Bondi Junction, New South Wales



   

View of Bondi Junction from Westfield Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction, NSW, Australia.

The Mill Hill Hotel in Bondi Junction, New South Wales is allegedly haunted by former workers, including the former hotel-keeper William Phillips.[8]
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« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2009, 11:30:55 pm »

Kapunda, South Australia



A view of Kapunda in South Australia at the entrance to the Barossa Valley. Historically, Kapunda was both a rural agricultural center and a mining town - the latter of which is celebrated through the Map Kernow, or "Big Miner" located on the outskirts of the town.
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« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2009, 11:31:22 pm »

Kapunda. approximately 90 minutes north of Adelaide in the Light district. Reported to be the most haunted town in Australia, and featuring the remains of the reformatory at the centre of reports, but also the Kidman Pub and local high school.
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« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2009, 11:32:30 pm »

Brazil

Joelma Building

The Joelma Building is a 25 floor skyscraper in Sao Paulo, Brazil, located at 225 Avenida 9 de Julho. At 8:50am on February 1st, 1974, an air conditioning unit on the twelfth floor overheated, starting a fire. Due to the fact that flammable materials had been used to make interior furniture, the entire building was engulfed in flames within 20 minutes. By the time the fire was extinguished at 1:30pm, of the 756 people in the building, 179 had been killed and 300 more were left injured.
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« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2009, 11:32:50 pm »

At the time of the fire, the Joelma Building was, and still is, a reinforced fire-resistant concrete hull. However, the inside was filled with flammable items, such as the partitions, desks, chairs (all were made out of wood), the ceilings were Cellulose fiber tiles set in wood strappings, and the curtains and carpets were also flammable. At the time, no emergency lights,posted in cfire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, or emergency exits were fitted to the building. There was only one stairwell, which ran the full height of the building. An air conditioner unit on the twelfth floor, which started the fire, needed a special type of circuit breaker, which was unavailable at the time it was installed. In order to use this unit, it was installed bypassing the twelfth floor electrical control panel.
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« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2009, 11:33:05 pm »

The fire was discovered at around 8:50 am, and was reported to the São Paulo Fire Department approximately 15 minutes later, by an occupant of an adjacent building. The first fire units arrived five minutes later, and immediately called for assistance.

Inside, the fire reached the building's only stairwell and climbed as high as the 15th floor. It did not reach any higher because of a lack of flammables in the stairwell, however it filled the well with smoke and heat, making it impassable. Fire crews attempted to gain access to the building using this stairwell, but could not go any higher than the 11th floor (the first floor consisting of business offices)

Approximately three hundred people were evacuated using the elevators, a practice that is not recommended by fire officials. The four elevator operators were only able to make a few trips, however, before conditions within the building made it impossible to continue.

Approximately 170 people went to the roof during the fire, in hopes of being rescued by helicopter. There was, however, no place clear enough or big enough for helicopters to land. Even if such had been put in, the strong heat and dense smoke made approaching the building by helicopter extremely hazardous. Approximately 80 people hid under the tiles on the roof of the building. They alone were found alive.

Some people had managed to climb out onto ledges, and a few were able to lower themselves from floor to floor, and were then able to climb down the aerial ladders, while being protected from heat, smoke, and flames. Most of the others stayed where they were until rescue teams could gain access to the building. Desperate to escape the threat of the fire, forty people jumped, or fell, off the building. Fire crews tried to persuade them otherwise by waving to them and holding up signs that said, "Remain Calm! The fire is Out!" Still, they jumped in hopes of reaching a ladder, or surviving the fall. All forty of these people were killed.

By 10:30 am, the fire subsided. Two hours later, it had engulfed all flammables and simply burned itself out. Medical teams, fire crews and police were then able to enter the office towers and search for survivors. Upon competing their search, authorities found that 179 people died in this fire. At the time, this had been the greatest death toll in any high-rise building fire.
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« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2009, 11:33:21 pm »

After the fire

After the disaster the Joelma Building remained closed for 4 years for reconstruction. Once reconstructed it was renamed Praça da Bandeira ("Flag Square" the name of the square facing the building). Local legends claim that the building is still haunted by the spirits of some who died in the fire.
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« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2009, 11:34:25 pm »

Canada

The Ceperley House, Burnaby, British Columbia - Near Deer Lake and the Burnaby Heritage Village, this house, now an art gallery, is said to be haunted by its former mistress Mrs. Ceperley.[10]
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« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2009, 11:36:00 pm »

Forbidden Plateau



Forbidden Plateau
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« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2009, 11:36:24 pm »

The Forbidden Plateau is a small, hilly plateau in the east of the Vancouver Island Ranges in British Columbia, located northwest of Comox Lake[1] roughly between Mount Albert Edward to the southwest and Mount Washington (site of the Mount Washington Alpine Resort) to the northeast. The gently sloping sub-alpine terrain is broken by small, rugged hills and pitted with small lakes. Much of it is contained within Strathcona Provincial Park, and a network of trails facilitate hiking, cross country skiing, and access to Mount Albert Edward. A sub-alpine meadow on Mount Beecher in the southwest corner of the plateau is the only site in Canada of the Olympic onion (Allium crenulatum).[2]

In 1946, it was the epicentre of an earthquake that registered 7.3 on the Richter scale, the strongest ever recorded on land in Canada. See 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake.[3]
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« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2009, 11:36:44 pm »

The Legend

When the Comox people faced raids from other coastal tribes, they took their women and children to the plateau for safekeeping. Once, during a raid by the Cowichan, the women and children vanished without a trace and, since then, the Plateau has become taboo for it was believed that it was inhabited by evil spirits who had consumed those they had sent. [2] [3] [4]
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« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2009, 11:37:36 pm »




Looking Southeast from the Mount Washington Nordic Ski Lodge, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
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