Home' Plains Producer : Plains Producer July 3, 2013 Contents IT WAS, as Snoopy would
have said, a dark and stormy
night – and the longest night
of the year –when Adelaide’s
ghost hunters, the Paranormal
Guides, came to the Junction
Hotel at Brinkworth.
Invited by new owner Wen-
dy Bradock, the team of four,
equipped with $30,000-worth
of electronic equipment, sur-
veyed the entire 120 year-old
pub on Saturday, June 22. And
they found four “presences!”
They descended a narrow,
wooden staircase to the cellar
and braved puddles, bucket-
ing rain and howling wind to
access musty outbuildings and
the adjoining stone “Sample
Rooms” building, built in 1932
and long unused, where travel-
ling salesmen once displayed
The investigation team’s
system is to do a preliminary
survey early in the evening and
follow this up with others as the
night goes on.
As a team Paranormal Guides
utilise a wide range of paranor-
mal investigation equipment.
Through years of experience
they have collected a large as-
sortment of different technolo-
gies in an attempt to measure
and capture different types of
Their cases of electronic
equipment include an E Probe for
detecting static electricity, ther-
mal imaging, multi spectrum and
conventional cameras, a Tesselar
coil that creates enough energy
to light up a fluoro light from a
meter away (intended to give a
weak ‘spirit’ enough energy to
manifest itself) and an “Ovilus.”
The latter gadget takes mul-
tiple readings of various param-
eters and converts its findings
into spoken and digital words.
The idea of using so many
different detection devices is
to validate and substantiate any
anomalies that are found. “Be-
fore” and “After” photos can
show where things have moved
or changed during the night, with
no obvious cause.
This reporter tagged along for
a few minutes from 6.30 pm, long
enough to hear team-member
Lyn, taking multi-spectrum
photos, declare her discomfort in
one storeroom we entered. The
bright and cosy front bar was
suddenly much more inviting!
Publican Wendy Bradock
said the investigators had de-
tected four ‘presences’ during
their vigil, one of which was a
They also told her an Arnott’s
tin box of photos is hidden some-
where on the premises.
When they have fully ana-
lysed the data the group will
returnfor a follow-up and will
also be sending Wendy a video
of the footage they recorded.
Watch this space!
Plains Producer, Wednesday July 3, 2013
n WAKEFIELD REGIONAL COUNCIL TO
CONSIDER OPTIONS ON JULY 10:
for Two Wells
Brinkworth hotel called in the
Paranormal Guides – and yes,
they ‘busted’ a ‘presence’
Report and pictures:
MOTIONS to adopt an alternative
council rates model and cap rate in-
creases at 15 per cent will be consid-
ered at Wakefield Regional Council’s
special meeting on July 10.
As reported in last week’s Plains
Producer, Central Ward councillor
Owen Chapman lodged the motion
to cap rates, while Western Ward
councillor, Richard Pain, presented
the alternative rates model motion.
Cr Pain’s rate increase sugges-
tion applies to council’s Long Term
Financial Plan (LTFP).
According to the proposed LTFP,
ratepayers can expect rate increases of
10.5 per cent in 2013/14 and 2014/15.
This will be followed with a 9.5
per cent rate increase in 2015/16, 6.5
per cent in 2016/17 and 2017/18, with
rate increases reducing to 4.8 per cent
from 2019/20 onwards.
Cr Pain’s alternative rates model
proposes increase of 6.5 per cent in
2013/14 and 2014/15, with increases
of seven per cent in 2015/16 and
2016/17, before reducing to 4.8 per
He believed the current proposal
was too much of a financial burden
on low-income earners.
“We have a high population of
elderly people and young families,”
Cr Pain said. “This is an unnecessary
burden on them.”
Both councillors deferred their mo-
tions to be decided on at the special
council meeting next month.
n What the people say –
BRINKWORTH’S Roger Green (left) is shown
equipment by tech manager Pavle ‘Paul’
Tipic, with investigator, Lyn Mallett, rear.
RIGHT: A thermal image of
Paul’s hand print on a wall.
BELOW: Lyn Mallett and Paul
Tipic doing a preliminary survey
of a storeroom at the pub.
A PROPOSED pedestrian crossing
for the main street of Two Wells will go
to public consultation next month, with
up to five car parks flagged to go when
it is constructed.
District Council of Mallala chief
executive officer, Charles Mansueto,
said the proposed $15,000 crossing was
a result of community feedback and was
earmarked for between the local IGA
store and the post office.
Mr Mansueto said a recent traffic
survey recorded an average of 2700 ve-
hicles travelled each week-day along the
main street of Two Wells, with the peak
number of vehicles occurring between
the hours of 9am and 10am, and again
between 3pm and 4pm.
The survey also noted nearly 80
people per hour, between the peak time
of 3pm and 4pm, crossed the street at
the proposed pedestrian crossing site.
Construction of the crossing will
be slightly elevated – what is termed a
“wombat” crossing – and speed restric-
tions will be introduced.
And the crossing can’t come soon
enough, following an accident near the
post office on Friday, June 21, in which
an elderly lady was hit by a reversing
car and was taken to hospital.
Two Wells Police officer, brevet
sergeant Grant Devlin, said he had been
in contact with council to support the
crossing and said the accident last month
was a pertinent reminder for drivers and
pedestrians to stay alert, particularly
at peak times. “It’s a timely reminder
people should look behind before revers-
ing from that area,” bv-sgt Devlin said.
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