Adelaide Art Gallery

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Adelaide art gallery opened in 1880 and is supposedly haunted. It is said that the haunting may be caused by the artifacts or maybe due to unconfirmed theories about the gallery being built on what once was a cemetery and that people might have even been hung in the vicinity. There are tales of a woman in a rocking chair seen after hours and when approached she vanishes into thin air. Another interesting story in particular is that once security guards were patrolling the gallery when they both opened a rarely used double door and saw a scene of desert and scrub… this image lasted only seconds then it suddenly turned into a carpark which is what is supposed to be outside.

(Submitted by Terren)

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Geographic Information

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

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-34.92081892478742, 138.60401809193718
Adelaide City Council
Nearest Towns:
Adelaide, AU (0.6 mi.)
Medindie, AU (1.7 mi.)
Parkside, AU (1.8 mi.)
Thebarton, AU (2.1 mi.)
Kensington And Norwood, AU (2.6 mi.)
Prospect, AU (2.7 mi.)
Croydon Suburb, AU (2.8 mi.)
Klemzig, AU (3.4 mi.)
Beaumont, AU (3.8 mi.)
Mitcham, AU (4.1 mi.)


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