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Untold Stories of the Coalfields

Untold Stories of the Coalfields

By Alaina Earl
Hauntings, mysteries, UFO's, Myths and Legends of the Central Queensland Coalfields. Do you have a story?
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Untold Stories of the Coalfields

Across the Range
Come with us as we head across the range to the coastal town of Mackay to catch up with local author SK Munt, & go over details of her best selling book "And the Memory Remains". Each chapter is dedicated to ghost stories, paranormal activity, history & strange phenomena that takes place in Moranbah's nearest city! You'll learn things you never knew before about the Sugar City!
May 18, 2022
Haunted Pubs
It's said that, next to theatres,  pubs are home to the most wandering spirits. Perhaps because this is where you will generally find the biggest personalities? Come with us as we go through 2 lived experiences of departed folks who just weren't ready to leave their post. We enter the Jolly Collier Hotel in Dysart Qld, through the eyes of a former cleaning lady, and spend a night (almost) at the Cracow Pub Qld with a spooked traveller. Seems spirits of all kinds like to linger in alehouses.
February 18, 2022
On the hunt for Tigers
On 7 September 1936 the last known thylacine, 'Benjamin', died from exposure in a zoo in Hobart, Tasmania. The last of his kind in captivity, & likely one of the last of his kind full stop. But being officially declared in 1986 has not stopped reported sightings and encounters of Tasmanian Tigers both in Tasmania and on the Australian mainland, from suburban Victoria to Qld's remote Cape York. Come with us as we discuss the very real possibility of living Thylacines with expert Neil Waters from Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia (TAGOA). Could 2021 be the year proof is finally recovered?
September 22, 2021
Psychic Secrets
This episode we explore the secret world of Psychics, looking at the vast and colourful history, comparisons to modern day religion, and get first hand insights from 2 very different psychics with incredible abilities. Psychic secrets will make you question, what do you believe? “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”- Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost.
July 09, 2021
Traditional Lands
Peek into our regions past and see the world that was, through the eyes of our traditional owners. Graham from the Barada Barna people takes us back, long before coal mines & mining communities, opening our eyes to the regions incredible, and sometimes tragic past. 
June 16, 2021
Mysterious Nebo
How often have you driven right by the little town on Nebo on the Peak Downs Highway? This episode takes a closer look at the historic town, and the goldfields beyond. Once full of danger and hardship, it seems there are still a few mysteries to be discovered. Join local bush poets as we peel back the layers of Nebo and Mt Britton, and see what treasures we can dig up. 
May 24, 2021
The Ghost of Lilyvale
Back in the 1800's a hard working Chinese vegetable gardener named Johnny was drowned in the waterhole of Lilyvale, by the town of the same name. The year's went by and the town moved on, now there is nothing out there but a few remnants of the bustling town it once was. You might never know there was a town there at all. But no-one told Johnny.
October 30, 2020
Big Cats of the Coalfields
Do you have a big cat story? Plenty have been sighted but there is yet to be any confirmed evidence that these animals exist in the Australian bush. Join in the conversation about big cat theories and some of the claims made on the hunt for the illustrious big cat.
September 25, 2020
UFO's in the Coalfields
Have you ever looked to the sky and seen something strange. You are not alone. This podcast explores some of the unexplained cases of UFO sightings and abductions in Central Queensland and the Coalfields.
July 06, 2020
Horror Highway
There's a stretch of road in North Queensland between Sarina and Rockhampton that sends a shiver down the spine of any driver. It's official name is the Marlborough Sarina Road, but ask anyone and they'll tell you its the Death Highway, the Murder Stretch, the Crystal Highway. The Horror Highway. But more often than not, they'll simply tell you stay off it. Explore this infamous road, and Australia's other Horror Highways with 4RFM.
May 26, 2020
Yowie Encounters
The sound of footsteps in the bush, echoes of knocking on trees, a whistle when there's no-one about? In this episode we look at the evidence, and first hand encounters supporting the existence elusive Australian Yowie. You may never camp the same way again.
April 05, 2020
The Story of Tom Coolon
You would think the gold fields of Central Queensland were a world away from the gun slinging days of the wild west, but at high noon on November 14, 1918, Winchester at his shoulder, Tom Coolon rode into notoriety and the fabric of Australian history.
March 05, 2020
Unmarked Graves
Throughout the bush land of Central Queensland on rural and remote properties, countless souls lay at rest, some share their space with others in cemeteries, some lay alone, miles from civilisation, some lay forgotten headstones long gone. And some, find no rest at all. In this episode we explore lone and unmarked graves in our district, how they came to be, and why.
January 31, 2020
The Beast of the Moranbah Sporting Fields
Local kids believe something else came up from the earth with the first coal mines of Moranbah. They say it lurks in the shadows once the hockey and football games are all through. Would you still take the short cut home, if it meant facing off with the beast?
December 04, 2019