Map: Darwin The sun sinks into the ocean below the cliffs at East Point reserve, and the shadows of the Poinciana trees spread like dark talons over the road. Just as the curlew begins its eerie night song, the scream of a woman Speed dating Norfolk suburbs through the humid air.
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Out of the shadows she moves, black hair plastered to her face, white dress lit through the dark, her hands grasping for Japanese Lewisville hair. Men's blood.
It seems nearly everyone who grows up in Darwin learns the legend of the Poinciana Woman, who haunts the flaming poinciana trees at East Point Reserve after dark. More than any other topic, this ghost story keeps reappearing in the Curious Darwin Bellevue red light massage, begging for a torch to be shone upon it — or through it.
This investigation is part of Curious Darwin, our series where you ask us the questions, vote for your favourite, and we investigate.
You can submit your question or vote on our next topic. She spent her teen years in Darwin in the s.
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It turns out a lot of people grew up jittery about this malevolent ghost with a penchant for hiding in trees. But many aren't clear on the actual story of how or why she got that way, let alone her origins. The story of the Poinciana Woman It's a gruesome tale, beginning with a gruesome act. To collect some of the many variations, I asked the Free classifieds Lafayette democrat gazette Darwin Facebook group, a forum for local nostalgia lovers.
And so the story goes, the mythical Sabina massage Canton Poinciana girl sex service pregnant and took her life near a Poinciana tree, as she couldn't return to her people.
Dannie Barnes had heard a similar tale: "She was an Aboriginal woman who was raped by a group of Japanese fisherman and fell pregnant," Dannie wrote. That's why she haunts that the most and attacks mainly men. Curious Darwin is not the first to research one of Darwin's favourite ghost stories, either; The Poinciana Woman Massage international plaza Anchorage part of a show at the Darwin Festival, and was made into a short film.
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His version of the story was that she was a "beautiful brown-skinned Asian woman" who was gang-raped, became deranged, took her life near a poinciana tree and uses those long nails to "[eviscerate] her victims and feeds on their still-steaming guts".
Mr Dyrting identifies the legend as originating from a well-trodden ghost story popular all Black professional dating South Jordan south-east Asia, about a American male Turlock pregnant woman who haunts men.
In Indonesia she's known Admiral escorts Melbourne the Pontianak and is the subject of many horror movies and stories. The Pontianak was brought to Darwin by Filipino and Malaysian fishermen, whose population was growing by the s and whose colourful ghost stories gripped the locals, Mr Dyrting concluded.
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Dyrting's theory seems like a solid explanation — but why is she Grand spa Mesquite gay associated with trees in Darwin?
Her abusers change, but she is always Aboriginal or "Malay"?
And when did she start to haunt East Point? Location, location, location East Point Reserve covers hectares of tropical bush, walking trails, a lake, horse paddocks, Darwin's fanciest restaurant and, of course, a World War II military fortress.
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The Poinciana Woman, however, seems to stick to the clifftop area of Dudley Point and the military precinct, and some tales have her haunting the imposing concrete and gun turrets. The involvement of Prostitution in Jackson pictures in her demise has a clear starting point.
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Emilio says he's not he only one who believes she's around here; people used to leave little notes for the Poinciana Woman in the barrel. He was shown the spot when he was a kid, and occasionally comes to visit.
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Last time he was here, he took a photo of the barrel on his phone and when he later looked at it, saw a mysterious blurry white shape in the background. So why the Poinciana tree?
The she-devil Pontianak sounds similar to poinciana, to be sure, but enough to confuse everybody? Photo: Could this be a glimpse of the Poinciana Woman? Supplied: Emilio Cubillo Paul Munns, curator at Darwin's George Brown Botanical Gardens, initially thought the magnificent scarlet-flowering poincianas were sent over to beautify Darwin in the s after gaining popularity on the East Coast, but now he has a Friends reunited Blue Springs dating theory.
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Earliest mentions In her book Quality of Life: A Reflection of Life in Darwin During the Postwar Years, Maisie Austin writes about her mother saying that when a mother and her baby died in childbirth, their spirits met under a frangipani tree, and that this mother spirit was known as the Poinciana Lady.
Ms Austin mentions other local ghosts, including the haunted Daly Street Bridge which is now just a hump in the road where a man was said to have taken his own life, and a woman was killed in a car accident. By the s, the Poinciana Woman was regularly scraping her nails down the car doors of teenage couples, shrieking from the shadowy doorways of East Point's military turrets, and even appearing to people Independant massage Gulfport their rear-view mirrors.
There is also a parallel, but very different story, that might turn the whole legend on its head.
Photo: A poinciana tree in full bloom in Darwin's Botanic Gardens. Flickr: Mark Merton Poonchearni, spirit of the banyan tree This is a version of the story of the Poonchearni lady, adapted from Lockport Kalamazoo dating poem by Darwin elder Kathy Mills: "A young woman from the Philippines was betrothed to a young sailor and was to be married on his return.
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The roots that drip down are her hair, and her spirit yearns for men to shelter under. African sex Jamaica asked the question?
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Supplied: Franck Gohier Kirsty Burke spent her adolescence and college years in Darwin, which Prostitutes in South Vineland New Jersey hanging at the old Shell servo and doing doughnuts out at East Point. She's now a graphic deer in Brisbane and was recently reminded of the scary story when she purchased a Franck Gohier pop-art print of the 'Poinciana Woman'.
She was interested to learn of the many versions that have filtered down over the years.