Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wildland: Rock Video Ghost

When the Australia Band, Wildland, filmed a music video for their title song Wildland, something unnerving and creepy was discovered, while the video was being edited.

In 1990, the band had spent the day filming this video in the remote ghost town of Glen Davis, in New South Wales.
Glen Davis in the Capertee Valley

From 1939 to 1952, the National Oil Proprietary Limited extracted oil in this area. The facility was not the safest. Long work hours led to fatigue, and faulty equipment that was salvaged caused many workmen’s deaths.

The day of the shoot the weather was rainy and bleak, all the members of the band and camera crew, all stated that the atmosphere at this location had an otherworldly or eerie feel to it.

On the day of filming, this ghost town was deserted, except for the band and their film crew. But the group discovered later, while watching what they shot, that a ghostly figure appears leaning against a concrete pillar.

It is faceless, wears a dark overcoat, and a hat, and at one point on the video, it seems as if its head is detached from the rest of its body.

After this strange sight was discovered, the band and crew, meticulously accounted for the whereabouts of everyone while this scene was shot. After viewing the video--no one could identify this mysterious figure.

None of them saw this figure during the shoot.

Still shot with a closeup.
The town’s historian, who lived there as a child, thinks this ghost may be a miner who was killed. His body was washed downstream, to the spot where the figure appears in the film.

Another possibility is the figure is the spirit of a priest who committed suicide near the deserted machine shop, where the video was filmed. Could the dark clothes seen on this figure be the dark robes of a priest?

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