Why Toowoomba Ghost Chasers page vanished

THE ghostly group responsible for putting Toowoomba on the map as the most haunted town in Australia has mysteriously vanished.

Toowoomba mums Kylie Samuels and Katie Harvey set up the Toowoomba Ghost Chasers Facebook page and it quickly won a host of loyal followers.

The page gained attention worldwide for its ghoulish videos and photos of ghostly activity in Toowoomba.

One video showing a "ghost" repeatedly crossing a Toowoomba driveway went viral and has been viewed more than a million times.

Co-founder Katie Harvey said the duo decided to close the page due to personal issues.

"We're taking a break, having a bit of time off," she said.

"This might not be the end, we may start again next year.

"You can't keep us down."

The page had about 37,000 followers.

The group was responsible for Toowoomba being named the most haunted town in Australia.

News program The Project visited Toowoomba for an in depth investigation, The Daily Mail and the Women's Day also reported on the group.

Famous ghost cases

Ghost Chasers capture ghoulish red 'figure' in cemetery


Toowoomba Ghost Chasers photographed a mysterious red 'figure' spotted at Drayton Cemetery.
Toowoomba Ghost Chasers photographed a mysterious red 'figure' spotted at Drayton Cemetery. Contributed

One of the most famous cases was the "red girl" at Drayton Cemetery.

A member of Toowoomba Ghost Chasers spotted a "ghoulish" red image and photographed it.

"The cemetery had a funny feel about it that day, like it was full of energy," Ms Harvey said.

"It also happened to be the anniversary of the floods so whether that was a coincidence, I don't know."

Toowoomba ghost video goes around the world


A screenshot taken from Toowoomba Ghost Chasers' video which purports to show a ghost. Photo Contributed
A screenshot taken from Toowoomba Ghost Chasers' video which purports to show a ghost. Photo Contributed Contributed

This surveillance camera footage went viral.

It showed a white glowing shape appear on the right side of a driveway.

The anonymous video was suspected to show a "spirit" of someone who had drowned in a pool.

Group founder Kylie Samuels said: "I haven't seen anything like it in a long time," she said.

"It has to be something. There is no other explanation that we can come up with."

A second video later emerged.

Ms Samuels said the people who submitted the video had witnessed the ghost with their own eyes.

Three haunted houses in the Lockyer Valley


The second haunted house. Photo Contributed
The second haunted house. Photo Contributed Contributed

Three abandoned homes in the Lockyer Valley were investigated by Toowoomba's world-famous paranormal investigators.

The group sent a team to investigate the homes, interview locals and record any ghostly activity.

Ms Harvey did not reveal the exact location of the houses citing concerns about vandalism.

She did say it was in a town "very close" to the University of Queensland's Gatton campus, between Gatton and Laidley.

According to Ms Harvey, the house was "stuck in time" and hasn't been vandalised - which she said was unusual, particularly given its reputation and its location close to a school.

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