The Fred Fisher Ghost Tour is a tour that explores a paranormal Campbelltown. Fred Fisher disappeared on June 17th, 1826. Four months later a local man John Farley saw his ghost sitting on a bridge railing and pointing to a lower paddock. Fred’s body was found some time later. His “friend” George Worrall was convicted and hung for his murder. This all happened in Campbelltown and the tour visits these famous sites.
Jen and Jeanette who run SCI Paranormal take their tours seriously and include little tidbits of history about the life and times of Campbelltown in those years.
Notable places on the tour include:
- Koshigaya Park. This is where Fishers Ghost Creek used to run (today it is a storm water drain).
- Campbelltown Theatre – on the grounds of George Worrall’s Farm.
- Where Fred’s ghost appeared on the bridge. Two bridges have been recognised from that era and the local Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society believe it is the bridge that was located on the corner of Queen and Duremesq Streets that is the most probable spot. But to be sure they take their visitors to both.
Fred Fisher Ghost Tour – Mawson Park
The tour also visits Mawson Park (The Green) where a whipping triangle, stocks and a gallows were part of the town’s history. Five criminals were executed here including the bushranger Richard McCann. Also in this park, Psychic investigator Dannie Formosa believes she made contact with a hatted male presence called “The Timekeeper”.
Other areas on the tour include “Quandong” – the first school in Campbelltown; the decaying Fisher’s Ghost Restaurant; historic buildings and a look at the St Peter’s Anglican Cemetery. This is the final resting place of Fred Fisher – although no headstone marks his grave. The Church’s historic documents show a recent “x” beside a plot. It is not known who added the “x” so it cannot be recognised as Fred’s final resting place.
Jen and Jeanette and two ladies who are enjoying their paranormal exploration. I doubt if they make much money – but they bring people together and relive Campbelltown’s past. Whilst some may criticise them I see their group (CSI Paranormal) as a team of like minded people who enjoy life and get on with it.
The Fred Fisher Ghost Tour is fun and there is certainly lots of talk about. Is there a ghost? Was there ever a ghost? Nobody knows for sure – but it is an adventure finding out. RIP Fred Fisher.