Clearly it was never going to be smooth sailing for the poor Alkimos (pictured above) after the death of numerous welders, who were reportedly sealed between hulls on the first day of construction. Bizarre events and eerie apparitions plagued the vessel for years afterwards and even when finally stranded off the coast of Perth, the supernatural didn't give up the ghost.
Murder, torture and suicide are all part of the macabre history of Australia's most haunted house, The Monte Cristo Homestead. With 10 distressed spirits to its name, it's no wonder reports of invisible force fields, poltergeist action and screams have unnerved even the most hardened mediums.
Previously, the National Institute for Anatomy where human bodies were sliced and diced, the archive is said to house quite a few raucous souls who like to be seen and heard.
One of the oldest wineries in the country produces more than just grapes but some great spooks too. Even though the on-premise mausoleum is locked up due to reappearing blood-stained walls, you might catch sight of the resident ghostly maid or witness running machinery in the disused factory while picking your Merlot.
This was the first port of call for the commonly diseased convicts arriving at the colony. The onsite medium believes there are around 55 spirits that wander the dining halls, hospital and shower block.
The injustices of the past literally come alive when joining the Port Arthur ghost tour, with its staggering 1800 apparitions reportedly seen over the past 20 years.
The ghost of a baritone who died during a performance is said to haunt this popular Melbourne theatre. The show always goes on with Federici around, as spotting him before an act is said to bring good luck. At one point he was such a regular fixture that a seat was always saved for him in the dress circle.
Let's face it, any building that used to be an insane asylum doesn't really bode well does it? Various witnesses have found mysterious figures ominously "added" to photographs, doors that open and close and strange feelings of being touched.
The ghost of a woman mown down by a train in 1916 certainly helps Picton claim its "most haunted town" status. Visitors to the disused tunnel have experienced blinding lights, footsteps and inexplicable temperature changes on their ghost tours.
Particularly famous for its series of underground cells called the "Black Hole", this Queensland jail has many tormented souls refusing to leave. The most regularly seen is the ghost of a murdered prison guard who wanders the main block nightly, jangling his keys.