have been a
lot of questions regarding the site lately so I felt it was time to
introduce myself and let people know what's been going on and what the
future of Castle of Spirits is. So without further ado...
1) Where's Rowena?
I'm sorry to say that Rowena, the founder of Castle of
and the Australian Ghost Hunters Society, passed away in March of 2008. Out of respect to her and her family's privacy that's all I will
say on the matter so please no questions about what happened to
2) And just who the heck are you?
glad you asked. My name is Don, I was a close friend of Rowena's and
was asked to take over the running of Castle of Spirits after her
passing. I share Rowena's curiosity about ghosts and also her healthy
sense of skepticism so in that regard, very little will change with the
3) Are you from Australia?
Here's where the magic of the Internet comes into play. I'm
originally from Nova Scotia, Canada but live in Florida, USA, running
an Australian website. Is this a great world or what?
4) What's going on with the site?
Will there be any changes?
one respect, very little will change. This was Rowena's site and her
legacy and I'm going to do nothing to detract from that. The
format of the site will remain the same, I will still accept ghost
stories, you all will still be able to vote on the best ones for the
month, there will still be a place for photos, and the site will not
be going "pay-per-view".
site also cannot be static. Rowena worked hard on this site to make it
what it is and was always in the process of trying to update it. Before
her untimely passing, Rowena had been in contact with a web developer
in the States and had her do some preliminary work. It's been decided
that we're going to go ahead with the redesign of the site as Rowena
wanted so look for some cool changes and a new look to the site..
you for taking the time to read the new FAQ's.
Thanks to everyone who has passed along their condolences, I will be
compiling them and emailing them to Rowena's family.
all, thank you to everyone who visits this site and makes it what
it is. I only hope I can carry on Rowena's spirit and do her proud by
keeping this a top-rated site.
back to your regularly scheduled FAQ's.
IT IS FOLKS - FINALLY THE SOOPER DOOPER WHAMMY DAMMY CASTLE OF
SPIRITS.COM GENERAL FAQ'S
love to call these the dumbass FAQ's but I won't.....OK, so I just
did....why is that? Because ...man oh man, sometimes I simply cannot
believe what people will ask.
So I thought I'd put up the questions here so you guys know what I have
to deal with on a regular, daily basis *grin*
question I can't believe I get:
we book your Castle,
I really have to answer this?
those who need an answer
Question I can't believe I get:
is the price to stay in your haunted Castle.
this instance I say - see above answer!
Question I can't believe I get:
we book Halloween at your haunted castle?
- now onto some other fun stuff:
we book (insert name of tour featured on tour page with full company
booking details, phone no., prices, website address) a tour:
I guess by now you are wondering why I bother to go to all that trouble
to put up full details of ghost tours to make it easy for people to
book huh?.....me too! LOL
is behind Castle of Spirits?
You can visit us
all by clicking here
aren't the stories updated (photos updated, website updated etc.)
tackled this one on many an occasion. I'd like to first of all say that
at times I suffer very very bad health, which is one of the reasons why
I started up this website originally, to give me something to occupy my
time with while recuperating from illness. So sometimes I suddenly get
stuck in hospital or something like that and unfortunately the website
stays the same until I can get out and update it etc. (I just can't
seem to get net or computer access in hospital nowdays).
Other times I do work too and have family crisis etc. and get generally
caught up with life in general ..as we all do :o). This website has
been online for well over 10 years now (I've kinda lost count of the
years he he) and it's not going anywhere yet, so if it doesn't update
for a bit and there's no news on the front page where I've disappeared
too....you know maybe something is wrong....really wrong and hang in
there because any day it will be updated with what's going on, I
But, needless to say....I DO try my best - I always try to update
everything as often as I possibly can and I love my site very much. So
you know I'm really out there making it happen for you guys and trying
my very best.
should do something about "insert subject here" on your website
in one of the many search boxes on the site to see if it hasn't already
been featured, otherwise we certainly would consider it perhaps (if I
get the time!).
I have done some research on a particular
subject, would you like the information etc.?
If you have anything related to the Paranormal, please feel free to contact us and we will
surely take a good look and publish your investigation, information
with full credit back to you. We most certainly do accept articles from
need help with a haunting and I live in America (or a country other
think a lot of people fail to realise Castle of Spirits is an
Australian website (and proud of it!). Unfortunately we can't get
overseas (if only I had the money) to investigate anything so you might
like to try one of the many, many overseas groups to help you out.
been sent this really scary e-mail that say's if I don't send it on I
will die, it contains all sorts of spooky photos. What do I do?
is a common chain-letter e-mail problem on the internet nowdays, the
fools that pass this sort of stuff on or start it up really don't own a
brain. First thing you should do is remember to NEVER EVER PASS ON A
CHAIN EMAIL - EVER. It's bad Net etiquette for starters and not to
mention you are passing on something you considered frightening and
awful to your friends and family! DON'T DO IT.
Also, most of the photos contained in these e-mails are very well known
fakes (I see one of my very own ghost photos is often included!!). So
some poor lonely kid, with nothing better to do (probably can't access
the porn sites) has made this e-mail up and decided to place a threat
in it. Yes, thats what it is A THREAT - saying you will die if you
don't pass it on. It's also an extremely ridiculous threat and you
should take no notice of it and hit the delete key immediately. Don't
waste your brain space on giving it another thought and go do something
fun that will take your mind off it. I delete hundreds of these silly
e-mails per day and smile every time I do it as I know it's going no
further than me!