National Museum of Australia

High Weirdness, Straight Up Ghosts, Time Distortions



I was working at the Museum doing a check of the gallery before opening hours. I walked into our temporary exhibition space and saw a reflection in one of the showcases of a man walking up to where I was. I was around a corner stopped to let him past because I was about to run into him…. but he never passed so I stuck my head out from around the corner but there was no one there. I looked for him and called out to him, but there was nothing. I was about to tell him he couldn’t be in this space because it wasn’t open yet – and in fact there was no way he could have got in. It was all locked. I had swipe card access. He was an older gentleman wearing grey slacks and was quite rotund and unlike anyone I knew that worked at the Museum at that time. The Museum used to be the site of the old Canberra hospital and there have been several weird sightings, including a security guard who saw a floating head on top of an old dress that was on display.

Submitted by Sasquarah