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The Drives Seppelts Great Western

The Drives INVESTIGATION OF THE DRIVES
14th June 2008

"The Drives" are a 3km series of tunnels beneath Seppelts Great Western winery in Victoria, Australia. They were excavated from de-composed granite between 1868 and 1932 for storing wine.

Reports of activity from visitors and staff lead to the teams invitation to be the first people to spend the night in the drives ... although there were over 40,000 bottles of wine in storage we were examining reports of spirits of a different kind.

The team is grateful for the support of Tech Rentals who provided additional equipment and Seppelt Great Western for allowing access to the site. Tours are conducted regularly through "The Drives" at the Seppelt site.


PANORAMA OF A SECTION OF THE DRIVES
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GRI - ShadowLEFT: "Shadow" noticed only during post investigation review from a camcorder panning the Hans Irvine Drive.

The team member taking the footage was the only person present in the area at the time. One of the two lights visible was from a stationary infrared illuminator being used on a sweeping DVR camera which also revealed a light anomaly when it panned towards this region.

Video footage appears below which shows the camcorders footage as well as footage from the DVR camera concerned.


A walk around "The Drives"                         Initial items for review
Tapping sounds were picked up on one of the DVR camera audio feeds, these were also heard by a team member nearby.


The official rating of the investigation was "indications of possible activity".

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