Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which can be the case at least once every year, and up to three times a year.
People are believed to experience higher levels of paranormal activity on Friday the 13th and for Victoria’s historic seaport of Williamstown, home to some of Melbourne’s most haunted locations, it is a day where locals and visitors can often find new friends.
The historic Timeball Tower, which was built in 1849 as a lighthouse, was at one point home to a man named John Price. Price’s job was to kept watch of convicts and is said to remain on site, keeping watch to this day.
Al Porto Vecchio Restaurant, formally The Bayview Hotel, is another known haunt in Williamstown. In particular, the second storey, where a lady by the name of Hanna previously ran a bordello in the 1900s.
The old Williamstown Morgue is by far the most haunted location in Williamstown. It was the first morgue in Victoria and it processed a lot of children who are said to still be present at the site in a more active state.
Lurking the streets and old alleyways of Williamstown are fisherman, drunken sailors, menacing convicts and ladies of the night. In residencies you’ll often find women who still like to cook for the men of their homes.