FOUR would-be ghost hunters are facing charges after breaking into a “haunted house” in the Colac district.
Police say trespassing is an ongoing problem at the Larpent property, west of Colac, where four females allegedly went to “look for ghosts”.
Detective Chris Potter of Colac Criminal Investigation Unit said two women entered the house via a window, while two stayed outside.
Det Potter said the unoccupied house had furniture for visiting family members and the owners monitored the property with security cameras after a series of break-ins.
He said police had interviewed an 18-year-old woman and expected to speak to a 30-year-old woman and two girls aged 16 and 17.
“There’s an ongoing problem with people entering this house for at least the last 18 months,” Det Potter said.
“Young people in particular from time to time have been breaking in.
“These people had nothing to do and one had heard about this haunted house so they went to look for ghosts.
“Because of the ongoing issues with people breaking in and damaging things, or removing small items, the owner protected the premises with cameras and two people were detected inside the premises,” he said.
Det Potter said the break-in was an act of boredom.
“Just a foolish thing – they were bored and it’s not the right thing to do,” he said.
“There are no ghosts and if you think there are, it’s still an offence to enter property that’s not yours.”