Coming Soon: Hunting The Guyra Ghost
In early April, 1921, a series of strange, unexplained events began to happen in the small town of Guyra, New South Wales.
Stones were thrown at a house, seemingly from nowhere, the walls rocked with bangs and thuds and a young woman claimed to speak to her dead sister. Despite extensive investigations by police and psychics, including Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's close friend Harry Jay Moors, the events could not be explained.
The Guyra Ghost remains one of the most notorious, and famous, paranormal events to happen in Australia, and also the world. But was it a ghost? What did haunt the Bowen family? And why was 12 year old Minnie Bowen singled out by the ghost, and attacked across two towns in rural New South Wales?
Hunting The Guyra Ghost uncovers the secrets and debunks the myths. It looks at the haunting, what came before it and what happened after. It looks at the history of the Bowen and Hodder families, how an 18 year old William Bowen married 33 year old widow Catherine Hodder and how rumours were rife that Bowen had a child by Hodder's eldest daughter, who, herself, died shortly after giving birth. That death, and the truth behind the rumours, are recounted in full and the mysteries and untruths are put to rest. The book talks about Minnie Bowen, why she was singled out and her life afterwards. The book also covers the reaction of a country, the media, the stage plays and parodies, the attacks and the now lost movie that was made about the haunting, in the Bowen house, while the haunting was actually happening.
More importantly, this book names, for the first time, the most likely suspect for the source of the stone throwing, the failed attacks on Minnie Bowen and the reasons why. Read about the mad rapist who lived in the Guyra area, who was present at the time, and what happened to him, both before, during and after.
The Guyra Ghost Mystery might never be solved, but the book, Hunting The Guyra Ghost, sheds new light on a near 100 year old event.
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