Finding Truth Through Terror: Sleep Paralysis

A Preface At 8 years old, I had my first experience of true terror, when I awoke to a man at the end of my bed. This man was definitely not my brother. He was a luminescent figure. No distinguishing features, just a glowing silhouette of light. I was frozen...

Puhoi Centennial Hall

The team investigates the Puhoi Centennial Hall, nestled in the quiet riverside town of Puhoi. Is the spirit of local Arthur Dun watching over the hall? Continue reading Continue reading

Carrington Unitech: Building One

Carrington Hospital, now Unitec Institute of Technology Whau Lunatic Asylum (or: Lunatic Asylum at the Whau; later: Auckland Lunatic Asylum, Avondale Lunatic Asylum, Avondale Hospital, Auckland Mental Health Hospital, Oakley Hospital; Carrington Psychiatric Hospital; commonly Carrington/Oakley Hospital) was a psychiatric hospital on the Oakley Farm Estate situated in Point Chevalier,...

Bluestone Room, Auckland City 21st June 2014

History In 1861, whilst the rest of New Zealand was being settled; a nondescript block building goes up in the thriving commercial centre of the far-flung British colony of Auckland. One hundred and fifty years later, the Bluestone Store resolutely remains anchored in Durham Lane, surrounded by high-rise apartments and...

Paranormal Investigations

Reports on locations visited, researched or investigated by Haunted Auckland. Here you will find photographs, audio, video, and the histories and stories behind the locations we visit, with opinions and quotes from team members giving their impressions of the events during each of our paranormal investigations.

NZ UFO Sightings

Paranormal NZ is compiling stories and accounts of New Zealand UFO sightings, both recent and historical. If you have seen a UFO or experienced what you believe is alien phenomena, please contact us. Keep watching the skies!

Kiwi Cryptids

Articles and research written exclusively by the Paranormal NZ team and our international researchers covering strange and out-of-place creatures reported to dwelling in the forests, lakes and seas of New Zealand.

Paranormal NZ is the home of Haunted Auckland, a Paranormal Investigation and Research group based in Auckland, New Zealand.


We are a dedicated group of paranormal enthusiasts, sometimes known as "ghost hunters", some with many years of experience, some with very little, but all having one thing in common; a passion and drive to find out as much as humanly possible about the mysterious and unknown field that is the Paranormal. Many experiences and incidents thought to be paranormal can soon be systematically debunked as natural occurrences.


From ghosts to cryptids, UFOs to urban legends, we cover the full variety of unexplained activity and phenomena. We also have a deep interest in local history, and aim to document historic buildings, cemeteries and other locations which can often be overlooked in this fast-paced era.


It is believed that 90% of alleged paranormal activity can be explained as misidentification, unusual atmospheric or natural phenomenon, tricks of the light and photographic glitches. Some cases defy all scientific explanation and it is the remaining 10% which we are interested in.


Our team incorporates a wide range of skills, qualifications and levels of expertise:


  • · Data Analyst
  • · Early Childhood Specialists
  • · Education Professionals
  • · Event & Music Production and Promoter
  • · Genealogy and Meteorology enthusiasts
  • · Historical Researchers
  • · Information Technology specialists
  • · Interactive Design specialist
  • · Mental Health professional
  • · Photography, Video and Audio production professionals
  • · Physics, Chemistry & Biology graduates
  • · Registered Nurse
  • · Wiccan initiate


Plus a combined total of over 100 years of paranormal field experience!


We offer free assistance and support to people who believe they are experiencing paranormal activity - or activity that they simply can’t explain - in their home or business.


We do not charge anything for our services, as we are in this purely to further our own research. Any opportunities to investigate, experience and hopefully gain more knowledge about this unknown science will be greatly welcomed.