The Monte Cristo Homestead

The official documentary about Australia’s most haunted house and the people that live there- both living and dead.

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Inside the Haunted Monte Cristo Homestead

In a groundbreaking new documentary, our cameras gained unprecedented access to one of Australia’s most haunted places, the Monte Cristo Homestead. With over 130 years of dark history and chilling paranormal activity, the homestead’s secrets have remained shrouded in mystery…until now.

The Story Behind Australia’s Most Haunted House

Welcome to Monte Cristo, the most haunted house in Australia. For years, this eerie property has been known for its unsettling past and ghostly presence. Now, we’re bringing you an exclusive opportunity to witness the stories of the people who live there, both living and dead. Our goal is to capture the truth behind the legends.

As we investigate the haunted halls and eerie grounds of Monte Cristo, we’ll meet a cast of characters both living and dead. From the ghosts of the past to the living residents who still call this place home, we’ll document their stories and try to uncover the truth behind the supernatural events that have made Monte Cristo famous.

Our cameras have captured the experiences of the current owners, the Ryans, and the people who work at the museum as they share their encounters with the paranormal. But that’s not all – we’ll also delve into the parallel lives of the original family on the homestead, the Crawleys, and their haunting legacy.

Join us as we explore the history, mystery, and supernatural phenomena of Monte Cristo. Will you be brave enough to uncover the truth behind the spirits that roam this haunted house?

The Blog- The Stories Behind the Scenes

Whether you’re a fan of the documentary, a history buff, or a lover of all things paranormal, follow the blog that takes you through the filming of the Monte Cristo Documentary. Join us as we share exclusive insights and stories about the making of this captivating documentary, which explores the history and mystery surrounding the legendary Monte Cristo homestead in Australia.

From the initial research and planning stages to the final touches in post-production, our blog will offer a fascinating glimpse into the filmmaking process. You’ll hear from the producers, directors, and crew members as they share their experiences and challenges of bringing this story to life on the screen.
We’ll also delve into the rich history and folklore surrounding Monte Cristo, one of the most haunted locations in Australia. Discover the secrets and legends that have captured the imaginations of generations, and find out how the filmmakers uncovered the truth behind the myths.

Yes, we caught a ghost on camera. No one will believe this…

Aimee Brooks


Life at Monte Cristo

Imagine living in a house with spirits that still roam the halls even in death. This is the reality for the Ryan family who have turned their home into a fascinating museum for all to see.

On weekends, Lawrence Ryan (More commonly known as famous stunt man “Lawrence Legend”) takes visitors on ghost tours started by his dad, Reg Ryan, who had a passion for antiques and understood that the house he purchased with his wife Olive wasn’t quite right. Living on the property is an experience in itself, but to open your home to the public is a whole other ball game. The Ryan family shares their unique lifestyle with those who seek to delve into the paranormal.

Visitors to Monte Cristo will experience a one-of-a-kind tour of the house and museum, and learn about the fascinating history behind each piece on display. The Ryan family welcomes you to come and experience life at Monte Cristo, where the past meets the present, and the spirits that inhabit the house will leave you spellbound.

What does the goanna totem symbolize?

In many Aboriginal cultures, the goanna is a Creator spirit in Dreamtime stories.

The Wiradjuri People

The producers acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the traditional owners and custodians of the land in which the Monte Cristo Homestead is located and we pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

The Monte Cristo documentary is a powerful exploration of the complex and haunting history of the Monte Cristo homestead, one of Australia’s most haunted locations. At the heart of this story is the Wiradjuri people, whose cultural and historical significance cannot be overstated.

As producers of this documentary, we believe it is essential to share the story of Elizabeth Crawley, a Wiradjuri woman who was forced to deny her Indigenous heritage and pretend to be white to survive in colonial society.

We hope that our documentary will not only entertain and intrigue, but also inspire meaningful conversations and reflections on the importance of preserving and celebrating Indigenous cultures and histories. The Wiradjuri story is at the heart of the Monte Cristo documentary. It is a story that demands to be told, and the producers are honored to have the opportunity to share it with the world. Thank you for joining us on this journey.


The Ghosts

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

The original people who lived here are said to still roam the house and its grounds, with ten distinct spirits identified and many more rumored to exist. At the forefront of these spectral inhabitants is Elizabeth Carley, the original matron of the house. Legend has it that if you show disrespect towards Mrs. Crawley, she will make her presence known by making guests feel sick and uncomfortable, prompting them to leave the property. Despite the spooky reputation, the spirits of Monte Cristo Homestead have a strong attachment to the house and show no signs of leaving anytime soon. Our cameras caught strange paranormal phenomena that we are can’t wait to share when the series airs.

Behind the Scenes​

Exclusive behind the scenes photos. Get a glimpse of the filming process and go behind the camera with our team as we capture the history and mystery of Australia’s most haunted house.

A Special Thank You to the Wiradjuri People

The producers of this film acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the traditional owners and custodians of the land in which the Monte Cristo Homestead is located and we pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Extra thank you to Auntie Mary, Lloyd Dolan and the Wiradjuri elders featured on camera and who helped behind the scenes. Your wisdom and stories will be remembered by everyone who worked on this show and we appreciate the opportunity to share your stories with the world.


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