Derek Acorah’s Sydney location Ghost tour
The Hero of Waterloo Hotel, Sydney Harbour
Presented by API (Australian Paranormal investigations), Melbourne, Victoria
In Association with Swann Security
This was a well-
Our special guest, Derek Acorah, arrived to a warm
reception from the public who attended and I must
say, was very giving of his time and energy to each
and every person – hardly likely to happen at many
another event of this type. After time to acquaint with
all of us, Derek happily led the entire troupe on a
of Waterloo Hotel, an authentic heritage publican
house building from the earliest of times in the new
As such, Mr. Acorah was sure of one thing, “that your
own energy and willingness is not only obvious to
me in this room, but it will go a long way towards
communications with the spirits”. I am never as certain, but like the rest, willing to listen.
Derek Acorah discussing Kellie's images with the President, Larraine looking on.
We divided up into groups shortly after and began individual vigils in the various
parts of the building, including the ‘dungeon-
During his time with us, Mr. Acorah remarked that “there were indeed three tunnels, but only one was true”, the others were detours. He referred to this tunnel as the ‘A’ Tunnel.
Our party was then left with two members of API in one of the upstairs rooms where
a number of events took place that were more than interesting, but less than defined
as there were no images that have surfaced. But the most obvious was when Kellie
noticed that the chandelier was moving. In fact, it wasn’t wobbling or swinging –
it was trying to turn on its axis -
Our group photographer for the night was Kellie and although we joked about her needing to use basic settings (due to the lack of light) on an otherwise exceptional SL/R Digital camera, she came through
with a couple of beauties!
The one I liked the best involved a long exposure in poor light in order to get a good image of my partner, Larraine at the end of the bar in conversation with another person. The problem is, even though Kellie waited until the bar was clear of others, someone else turned up in the very stool that Derek claimed was the favourite spot for a very large male persona he could ‘see’.
Considering it was the first time that this venue had been ‘looked into’ by a group as a planned evening, it couldn’t have been better and I must congratulate API for its professionalism.
As for the guest of honour, I am the most sceptical individual from our entourage
and I tend to demand clear and present detail in order to stand up to scrutiny. Well,
I managed to see one picture on one evening where I was not only present in the room,
I know where all the ‘players’ were and none were present where we saw the obvious
figure of a man in the image -
Mr. Acorah has left an indelible mark as a result, in spite of all the derogatory remarks you just know he will have to put up with. In the end, I wanted to give my very warmest regard to Mr. Acorah, and I’m sure he actually understood why “I enjoyed listening” to him!
'Present Company’, the image of interest! During the shot, no one entered between the camera and the end of the room. So what is the shadowy image at the bar?