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Was giant octopus caught off Tasmanian coast a man-eater?

A man is swept out to to sea while fishing for crayfish off the rocks along the rugged, and extremely treacherous, west coast of Tasmania. Despite a number of searches by experienced locals, the man’s body is never recovered. Just over 12 months later, two fishermen make a startling discovery after hauling to shore a…

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Intriguing tales of coincidence: Significant meaning or just a bunch of stuff that happens

We’ve all experienced it at some point during our lives. Coincidence: “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection”. Some may view coincidences as momentarily intriguing but ultimately insignificant in our daily lives. Others, however, will see a higher meaning and call it synchronicity. But for others, supposed coincidences are (as put so…

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Ghost Writers: Waxing poetic on restless spirits of the dead

Inspired by this week’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, weirdaustralia takes a literary left to explore the world of the supernatural from a more poetic perspective. Ghost Kingdom was penned by Elinor Jean,  aged 9 from Braidwood in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. It was published in The Canberra Times on 26 April 1992. Ghost Kingdom Ghost house creepy, eerie lonely and desolate far…

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