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Sarita, is that you? The intriguing Puhinui Homestead.

Sarita, is that you? The intriguing Puhinui Homestead.

In 2010, we began our research and investigation into the almost regular unusual occurrences that have been reported through the years at the grand, and much loved, Puhinui Homestead; nestled in the beautiful surrounds of the Howick Historical Village. ‘’Puhi’’ are the decorative plumes used on Maori war canoes; ‘’Nui’’

Video: Allegedly haunted WW2 underground generator room and tunnels. Auckland, New Zealand

Video: Allegedly haunted WW2 underground generator room and tunnels. Auckland, New Zealand

Every year or two, Haunted Auckland’s Mark Wallbank has climbed the central Auckland cliff-face to further document an old decommissioned WW2 Generator Room which powered the sea-facing search light which would scan the coast looking for intruders. From 1885 until the end of WWII, Bastion Point was used on and

Are we Really Ready?

Are we Really Ready?

As we enter 2013, and continue our investigations into the unknown, I wonder if we, as communities are really ready for scientific evidence to be truly found, tested and released for public and scientific scrutiny. As word has continued to leak about the current Big Foot DNA study, the chatter

Cambridge Hotel – Wellington

Cambridge Hotel – Wellington

Cambridge Terrace, site of some of Wellington’s landmark buildings, was once a stream. Before a massive earthquake changed the landscape in 1855, flat-bottomed boats used to make their way from the harbour along what are now Cambridge and Kent terraces to a shallow lagoon, which later became the Basin Reserve.

Johnathan Lockley session – New Lynn

Johnathan Lockley session – New Lynn

At a private residence in New Lynn, Auckland the team encounters possible intelligent spirit communication via knocks, eventually spelling out a name.

Rotorua UFO ‘sighting’ goes viral on YouTube

Rotorua UFO ‘sighting’ goes viral on YouTube

Sightings of unidentified flying objects in Rotorua skies have sparked an online discussion about paranormal activity in the Bay of Plenty. A video uploaded to YouTube claims to have images of UFOs above Rotorua. It has had more than 131,500 hits since being uploaded by someone with the username Horsefarmer1000.

Milton Wool Mill – Milton, Otago

Milton Wool Mill – Milton, Otago

Milton is a town of 2,000 people, located on State Highway 1, 50 kilometres to the south of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand. It lies on the floodplain of the Tokomairiro River, one branch of which loops past the north and south ends of the town. This river gives its

Drums Along the Congo: On the Trail of Mokele-Mbembe, The Last Living Dinosaur – by Rory Nugent

Drums Along the Congo: On the Trail of Mokele-Mbembe, The Last Living Dinosaur – by Rory Nugent

PUBLISHED 1993 In the upper reaches of the Congo River, there are many generation-transcending stories of an actual living dinosaur named Mokèlé-mbèmbé, or the God-Beast as the native locals respectfully call it. This name originates from the Lingala language, and is commonly translated to mean ‘one who stops the flow

Where have all the cryptids gone?

Where have all the cryptids gone?

If we look back on the history of Cryptid sightings, the further back we go the more frequent the sightings seem to be. It seems once an area is colonised sightings appear, instead of as one would expect to increase, to decline sharply. Is it because these creatures seek retreats

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Highwic House – Epsom, Auckland
Highwic House – Epsom, Auckland17/02/2014Haunted LocationsSituated at 40 Gillies Ave, Epsom. Highwic is a historic house in Epsom, New Zealand that is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I structure and is also one of AA Travel’s “101 Must-Do’s for Kiwis”. The site has been made available for wedding, photography, filming or catering services. Highwic is a mansion of Carpenter Gothic design that was built for a wealthy landowner. The building was erected in an elevated position looking out over the nineteenth-century township of Newmarket. In 1862, the land was purchased by Alfred Buckland, whose family made additions to the structure. The house was enlarged during the 1870s and 1880s as the Bucklands family grew bigger and they became richer. The building included a large room that could be used for balls, seven bedrooms and a boy’s dormitory with outside stables, a coach-house, a billiard room, many other garden structures and a service yard. Family descendants who lived in the house until 1978 made alterations of their own. The property was then jointly purchased by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and the Auckland City Council because John Stacpoole and the then-Minister of Internal Affairs planned one evening to save the site from subdivision. Highwic was opened as a historic house museum in 1981. A reception for the Duke and Duchess of Kent was held at Highwic in 1980. There was also a summer ball to aid the New Zealand Blood Foundation in 1982. The ball generated a substantial article in the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly magazine. In 1985, an exhibition known as “The Twelve Days of Christmas” involved Christmas items such as old fashioned themed-decorations, Christmas cards, Christmas trees, carol singing, floral arrangements and wreaths in addition to antique dolls and toys. There was also a display explaining Christmas legends and symbolism, as well as a gift shop. A Norfolk Island Pine was covered with eight hundred lights on the grounds. On a few occasions, there were also candlelit rooms. In 2012, year-long celebrations were planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the building including high tea at the house, seeing a collection of Victorian costumes and floral arrangements as part of the Festival of Flowers plus music and arts. That year, Highwic became the main attraction of several Auckland Heritage Festival events. The concert A Song Without Words celebrated the work of students of Felix Mendelssohn in the ballroom. Hauntings Highwic is considered by some to be one of the “spookiest” places in Auckland as there have been claimed sightings of a ghost in a bedroom. It is also said to be the home to a ghostly canine. Spokeswoman Cheryl Laurie says “People have seen a black dog running across the garden to the boundary of the property.” The Bucklands were known to be dog lovers, and would have had many dogs. The dairy cellar is also a paranormal hot spot. “Many people sense the presence of a child in there,” says Cheryl. [...] Read more...
Waitomo Caves Hotel
Waitomo Caves Hotel08/01/2014Haunted LocationsLocation & History Waitomo Caves Hotel was first originally called Waitomo House, then in 1905 the Tourist Department bought it & renamed it the Government Hostel. Waitomo Caves Hotel is situated upon a natural high-point in an area of limestone rock honeycombed with natural caves and underground streams. Many of these caves are regarded as Tapu (sacred) by the local Maori and are said to be inhabited by Taniwha, guardian or predator beings that live in deep pools in rivers, dark caves, or in the sea, and Patupaiarehe, who according to Maori folklore are pale-skinned spirit beings that live in deep forests and mountaintops in New Zealand and who are said to lure people to their doom with ethereal flute music and singing. The Maori have historically used the caves as a burial ground. The Maori occupation of the land dates back to 1350, with 2 massive battles fought in the area, as well as localised skirmishes between tribes. This area was also the site of the battles between the Maori King Movement (Kingitanga) and the British Army. Waitomo Caves Hotel is built on the site of a British Fort, that was used during the these battles, due to its defensible position, and foreboding slopes. A legend of the Maori princess dates from the Kingitanga versus Britain era. The daughter of a high-ranking Maori chief became enamoured with a British soldier, and one evening, while making her way up to the fort for a romantic rendezvous with the solider, she was mistaken for a warrior by one of the British sentries and was shot dead. Her spirit is said to haunt the Victorian wing of the hotel which houses the Honeymoon Suite. She has also been reputed to taking up residence in a particular hotel attic, and her moaning can be heard coming from this area. The story of the Ghost of Room 14 relates to the tale of the Maori Princess. A young male guest at the hotel, felt what is reputed to be her spirit passing through him, and after telling the tale to several guests staying at the time, he retired to his room and committed suicide. He is said now to wander the corridors as well. Hanging is commonly said to be his method of choice, however, in Room 14, it is said to that the bath has been seen dripping with blood. The adjacent Room 12 is also said to be frequented by the princess, with moving lights reported in the en-suite bathroom and guests having bed sheets pulled away and toes tickled during the night. The ghost of Cat Alley is attributed to an accident that happened in the 1930s. Cat Alley is a cluster of small rooms and corridor, which catered to the workers and maids. It connected these rooms to the kitchen and restaurant. One night, a boy (one of the maids boys that was smuggled in at night) was skipping through the kitchen and knocked over a pot of boiling water, that burned him so badly he died. The staff have been calling him Daniel. He is said to be heard giggling, skipping and children often complain about being followed by a weird boy. Room 12a (a common hotel euphemism to avoid rooms and floors numbered 13) is reputed to be a hotbed of activity, with footprints forming on talcum powder spilt on the ground and objects being moved about. Room 25 is an area the staff don’t like to go to, with reports of bad feelings, screams and further movement of objects. This room is said to be associated with a former staff member or Matron who is said to still try to keep order in the hotel’s Art Deco wing. Haunted Auckland investigated this hotel with Wellington’s Strange Occurrences. Read the report here.   [...] Read more...
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel03/08/2012Hotels and BusinessesWhile in Te Aroha, locals point us towards another hotel and bar with a haunted reputation. History and Location Te Aroha is the smallest centre in the Matamata-Piako District with only 3,768 people, but it makes up for it with character. A beautiful historic spa town, Te Aroha is nestled at the base of Mount Te Aroha. Famous for its natural hot springs, Te Aroha is home to world’s only hot soda water geyser. Within the beautifully restored Edwardian Domain are the Te Aroha Mineral Spas, the Te Aroha Leisure Pools, and the 1898 Cadman Bath House, which now houses the Te Aroha and Districts Museum. The Arawa people, who initially established themselves in the Bay of Plenty, moved into the Waikato region and settled the area including Te Aroha. The naming of Mount Te Aroha is said to have originated from Kahumata Mamoe, the son of an Arawa Chief, who was lost in the wetlands of the Waihou Valley. Te Mamoe climbed to the top of the mountain, and from the summit he was able to identify his home at Maketu. He then declared that the mountain would be called The Love of Kahumata Mamoe. Between 1600 and 1650 the Tainui people moved into the Waikato region, but the Arawa people were allowed to keep their land in Te Aroha under the protection of the Marutuahu. The Marutuahu people left the area in 1815 as a result of a raid by Ngapuhi, but a remnant of Te Aroha people remained, taking refuge on the mountain and in the extensive swampland. Early Maori already knew of the healing properties of the Te Aroha hot springs. They became an even more vital resource during the Waikato land wars, when wounded Maori would retreat to the springs. The Crown was concerned that the Te Aroha lands should be legally defined, and in 1869 the Te Aroha land went before the Native Land Court at Thames. In 1871 the court decision awarded the land to the Marutuahu Confederation, which included Ngati-Tamatera. In 1877 a letter appeared in the Thames Advertiser stating Ngati Tumutumu of Te Aroha were the original owners of the land and that the best claims to the land were those of Ngati Maru and the Ngati Tumutumu. A petition was presented to Parliament in August 1877 by Reha Aperahama and 47 others to assert those claims. Land Court negotiations continued and in August 1878 the balance of the payment due on the Te Aroha block of ₤3,000 was paid to Ngati Tumutumu, and the land known today as the Te Aroha Hot Springs Reserve was made a public reserve under the Public Domains Act on December 1882. The consent of local Maori and in particular the Morgan family to Government plans for the establishment of such a reserve was of critical importance and it was through their generosity in giving up the land that the Domain became what it is today. The Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel, associated with the development of Te Aroha in the Waikato Region, firstly as a gold rush town, then as a popular geothermal resort, was commissioned in 1896 after a huge fire destroyed a number of buildings in January of that year. It appears to have been constructed as the British Hotel in 1880-1881 soon after the discovery of gold in the Waiorongomai Valley. Initially providing accommodation for miners and others, the building was sold to the Auckland firm of Brown and Campbell in 1885 after the rush proved to be short-lived. Its new owners immediately converted and enlarged the building, taking advantage of its location next to the geothermal springs in Te Aroha Domain. In the early days it provided accommodation for visitors to the thriving Domain spas. Owing to licensing difficulty it was called the Family Hotel until 1900 when the name was changed to the Grand Hotel. The Tavern is of historical and architectural significance for demonstrating changes in the use of hotels during the late nineteenth century, from work-related lodgings to genteel places of retreat. It is a notable example of Victorian hotel design in New Zealand, with characteristics typical of the building-type such as a sweeping verandah, hipped roof and street corner location. It is valuable for its links with the history of gold mining, having its origins in one of the last gold rushes in the country. The building illustrates the changing fortunes of Te Aroha township, being the only surviving hotel to date from the gold rush and foundation of the spa. Investigation Investigation by Barbara and Mark We knew of the rich history of this beautiful old landmark, but had only heard very vague rumors of any paranormal activity. Nothing concrete and nothing documented, but seeing as we were in the town preparing for an overnight investigation of another iconic building in the area we thought we’d pay a visit and see for ourselves whether there was any substance to the stories.  We spoke with Graham the owner in the Public bar, who straight away joked, “You won’t find any ghosts around here. There might be the odd grey ghost, but that’s it!” He’s been living above the Grand Tavern for over 11 years and in that time has had no unusual activity to report. Barbara had earlier in the day, spoken to a barmaid working at the tavern in the afternoon who thought that if we did get any evidence that it would be next door in the restaurant section which definitely had a “spooky feel to it.” However, when we talked to the staff in the bar next door in the restaurant they were all fascinated in what we do, but didn’t have any stories to tell us. For this short investigation we carried out a full two bar/restaurant photographic sweep of the public areas of the building (inside and outside) , except for the upstairs accommodations level as this was their private area, so no access was allowed on this occasion. Two audio recorders were also running in both bars.  No E.V.Ps  were captured and no photographic evidence was found at this session. While we didn’t capture anything interesting at this session, the grand tavern is a beautiful old lady, who has an atmosphere that is unusual and interesting, yet difficult to define. There was definitely a feeling of something being there. Perhaps just residual remnants of days gone by or the energies and memories left by the many thousands of cheerful regulars that would have frequented the pub through many generations. The restaurant / bar section certainly had a noticeable creepiness to it. Maybe this was due to it being empty, dark and quiet, we don’t know. If you’re ever passing through beautiful Te Aroha, pop in for a pint and tell them Haunted Auckland sent ya! [...] Read more...
Taniwha Art
Taniwha Art06/07/2019Haunted Auckland Updates / Kiwi Cryptids / Opinions and TheoriesAs a researcher of Cryptids (mysterious and elusive animals that avoid study), I am fascinated by all rare creatures, be they considered folkloric or flesh and blood. I’m especially interested in lake and sea based cryptids. The Taniwha, are mythical creatures that sit firmly in Maori culture and tradition. They are highly respected protective guardians of the sea and land; though to others they are dangerous predators and to be avoided. They are said to live in rivers, dark caves, or in the sea, especially in places with dangerous currents. Thought I’d share a few pics of some stunning Taniwha art, displayed at a couple of schools in Auckland. The two brightly coloured Taniwha murals depicting two different water creatures from Maori folklore; Kaiwhare and Mokoroa, are displayed proudly at Waikowhai Primary School in Hillsborough, Auckland and were painted by Miss Daly and some Year 4 students. A brilliant stone Mokoroa sculpture wall stands guard near the entrance of Henderson Valley school, in West Auckland. If anyone knows of any other Taniwha / water creature art or sculptures around New Zealand, please let us know. Or better still, snap a pic or two and send them in. Thanks [...] Read more...
Possible EVP recorded at Kingseat, former Psychiatric Hospital
Possible EVP recorded at Kingseat, former Psychiatric Hospital24/08/2021EVP and possible communication recordings / InvestigationsThe Haunted Auckland team (Sam, Mark, Aimee & Natasha) are in an upstairs dayroom. Clicks are Mark’s torch. There is also mild cooing from pigeons on the roof. The only person who speaks is Sam. Do you hear anything else? [...] Read more...
The North Head Tunnels
The North Head Tunnels25/11/2012Urban LegendsCome with us as we explore the gun emplacements and shelters which burrow into this Auckland volcano. History and Background: North Head is a small strategic headland at the mouth of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Its commanding views over the Hauraki Gulf and inner harbour have made it an important lookout and defence site for centuries, first for early Maori inhabitants and later for European settlers. North Head (named Maungauika by Maori) is a taonga with many special places. The tangata whenua have a spiritual, cultural and historical relationship with their taonga. It is one of the oldest of approximately 50 volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field having been formed over 50,000 years ago in a series of great volcanic explosions. The military installations date from 1888 and were built to protect Auckland from a feared Russian invasion with additions made for WW1 and WW2. Under the control of the Public Works Department, 300 unemployed men set to work with picks and shovels to dig a network of tunnels and pits for three huge disappearing guns. The barrels, each weighing over 13 tonnes, had to be hauled up the steep slope of North Head for installation. After firing, the guns retracted out of sight into their pits where they could be reloaded. One of these guns has been restored and was fired at the end of the ceremony – ear pugs were necessary and the boom was heard many kilometres away on the other side of the harbour. A historical highlight of the installation, the large ‘disappearing’ gun, one of a few remaining in the world. During World Wars I and II, North Head and other defence positions around the Waitemata Harbour and the offshore islands were built to fend off possible attacks. Although the attack never eventuated, North Head became the jewel of Auckland’s coastal defence system and the centre for the control of all of New Zealand’s coastal defences until 1957. The Navy continued to use North Head until 1996, after which, the whole area became a reserve administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). North Head holds a military tunnel complex, gun emplacements and fortifications and is well signposted with numbered descriptions and orange markers. Just across Auckland harbour from the central business district, the historic suburb of Devonport is full of charm and character. Decades of relative isolation by road, followed by visionary town planning, has preserved Devonport’s heritage. The streets are lined with wooden colonial villas built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Stories are told that there are 2 planes from the war buried inside. In the mid nineties the Army was called in to jack hammer and try to find these planes supposedly in the hill. Local residents were told possible ammunition still fully charged could go off at any time, but nothing was found after several weeks work. There have been many stories and perhaps urban legends circling amongst the locals, of the North Head tunnels and surrounding areas being haunted. Tales of short fast-moving shadows seen speedily rushing through the tunnels, people being touched in the tunnels, tiny darting lights, icy cold blasts of ‘wind’ experienced in isolated rooms away from windows or entrances. Another rather vague story heard was of two alleged ‘soldiers in uniform’ seen standing guard above one of the gun turret entrances, looking off into the distance towards Rangitoto. These were seen to then fade and disappear. Unfortunately and typically, these stories were always fleeting and so unexpected that none of them were ever documented with camera evidence by the witnesses. The stories also have never been widely reported or publicised and have remained as just urban legend, distorted perhaps by years of “Chinese Whispers”.         [...] Read more...

“Pioneers in the field…. Leading the way with Paranormal Research in New Zealand” – Connor Biddle, Paranormal Encounters.

“I have much respect for the level of study Mark and his team have put into the paranormal phenomenon through the years. His work is interesting and very well researched.” – Murray Bott, U.F.O Researcher & NZ’s MUFON representative.

”Refreshing to see solid and innovative investigation work, done with passion and honesty. Haunted Auckland stand out in the crowd and dont fit any typical mould. This is a very good thing”. – Paranormal Review newsletter


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

Whether you’ve been aware of Mark Wallbank’s research work since the 1980s, attended his early 90s discussion events, received the quarterly newsletters, subscribed to his popular mid-2000s online blog BizarreNZ, followed the Haunted Auckland team since 2010, or just recently discovered us; WELCOME and thanks for joining in the fun, learning, and adventures.

We are a dedicated group of paranormal researchers, 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, as well as documenting New Zealand’s historical buildings and landmarks in their current state.

Paranormal (păr′ə-nôr′məl) adjective.
Paranormal events are purported phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described as beyond normal experience or scientific explanation. The term “paranormal” has existed in the English language since at least 1920. The word consists of two parts: “para” and “normal”. The definition implies that the scientific explanation of the world around us is “normal” and anything that is above, beyond, or contrary to that is “para”.

We’re always learning new things, so hope to pass that knowledge on to you all so that you might learn as we do, in this crazy but fascinating world of the paranormal.

Our primary reason for existing as a team is to experience first-hand and document any perceived paranormal activity so that we may learn to better understand the phenomena and the misconceptions surrounding it. Our aim as a research team is to study these phenomena as closely as possible to form more educated opinions via experimentation, documentation, and simply being present at the moment to record and respond accordingly to it and wherever it may lead us.

Firstly a few things you should know about Haunted Auckland. We’re a small Auckland based team of friendly, dedicated, well seasoned and enthusiastic researchers with differing levels of experience, knowledge, skills and expertise.  Our investigators are intelligent, honest, compassionate and possess critically thinking (yet wide open) minds. We’re also very good listeners.

We work closely with Property Managers, local Councils and Historical organisations to help preserve local histories, bring further awareness and raise funds by running public events.

We are also very proud to have worked alongside both the NZ Police and NZ Fire Services with our work.

Haunted Auckland has it’s roots deep and strong. Going back to 1984, with a team (Auckland Ghost Hunting Group) formed by H.A founder, Mark Wallbank; making them NZ’s longest running Paranormal field-research entity.

What we aren’t:

We aren’t Ghost Busters, Ghost Hunters, Exorcists, Mediums, Clairvoyants or Psychics and we don’t do clearings, blessings or the ridding homes of alleged demons. We don’t do prayers, rituals, or bring in any religious elements to our work. We aren’t mental health experts or sleep disorder professionals, though we do work closely with mental health professionals.

We travel that spooky road, between sceptic and believer. We are happy to sit right in amongst it all and take the research wherever it may lead us.

While we are sceptical and doubtful of certain cases and ideas, we have seen and experienced enough in our time to realise that dedication to the research is definitely a worthwhile cause. Instead of blindly believing (or disbelieving), or just accepting what we are told is true and real, we prefer to seek out the answers ourselves through first-hand, “boots on the ground” investigation. Experimentation, observation and documentation. We don’t have all the answers and we don’t consider ourselves experts.

The team prides itself in being quite a bit different from other paranormal investigation teams out there. We tend to stay from the mainstream gadget fads.

Research time in locations is valuable and a privilege, so wasting it on pointless flashy boxes that offer no accurate data in return or are vague and open to interpretation (as well as mis-interpretation) is counter-productive and a poorly used opportunity. Thinking outside of the ‘’box’’ confinements of the popular T.V and social media- lead mainstream is something, the team sees as important if the field is to move forward and gain any serious credibility or traction within scientific or academic circles.

The team utilises a combination of old-school thinking and techniques, coupled with a modern way of thinking. Simple and stripped back yet embracing current technology to work though theories and ideas that may find their way into our research. We don’t make claims we can’t back up with evidence or reliable data.

We pride ourselves in keeping it real. No faking evidence or embellishing of facts. If nothing happened, nothing happened.

Why we don’t offer Clearings and Banishings

We decided many years ago to stop offering clearings and cleansings, as the more we learned, the more unethical (even damaging) we could see it was on a few levels.
We wanted to experience and observe these ”beings” and learn about them. Learn from them directly, if such a thing is possible.
To hopefully interact and document as much as we could of it to advance the study of the paranormal.

If the theories on spirits are correct, then clearing, or ”banishing” becomes nothing more than a punishment, torture, an eviction from a home, or even a death. Death to a person (possibly living in an alternative dimension we are yet to even understand or comprehend), that has as much right to exist as ourselves.
Until ghosts, spirits, negative energies, and demons have been sufficiently verified to actually exist, (to which they as yet haven’t, outside of belief, possible misinterpretation, and superstition) it would be unethical to assume a position of knowledge and superiority enough to think we have rights that far outweigh theirs. That we may enter their home and try to evict or eradicate them as if they were cockroaches or some other household pest.

It’s about respect, understanding and compassion; on both sides.

What we are, is “real world” researchers. Learning by doing. If we don’t know something, we say so.

We don’t charge anything for what we do. The opportunity to investigate a location and hopefully further our research is its own great reward.

We follow the Scientific Method as closely as we are able to; though it’s not always easy to create a fully controlled environment and the fact that true paranormal activity is sporadic and very rare means we don’t always have a lot to go on. Still, we do our best with what we have to work with at the time and go wherever it takes us.

We go to where the stories come from in order to see for ourselves. We talk to the people involved to get their sides to the occurrences.

Our conclusions are never really final and we find multiple return visits yield the best results; so have built up trusting relationships with quite a few locations within the historical communities in this country.

Our clean and respected reputation within historical circles is something the team prides itself on, as it has grown over the last decade and is based on well over 200 investigation sessions within that time.

For a full listing of References & testimonials, please visit our TESTIMONIALS page on this website.

Exploration – Observation – Experimentation – Documentation … Ultimately leading to Interaction, Understanding and Conclusion.


Please check out our website and don’t hesitate to make contact if you have any queries or would like to know more about what we do.

We’re always happy to talk about spooks!

Through the years the team have investigated:




                                                                    Dargaville Central Hotel



Hawkes Bay

Central North Island

  •                                                                Chateau Tongariro Hotel                                                               Jubilee Pavillion – Marton


Northern South Island

                                                                                 Trout Hotel

West Coast and Central South Island

  • Seaview Asylum
  • Otira Stagecoach Hotel


  • The Old Shipping Office (Akaroa)


  • Cardrona Hotel
  • Vulcan Hotel (St Bathans)


United Kingdom

  • The Drovers Inn – Scotland
  • Traquair House – Innerleithen
  • Ancient Ram Inn – Wooton-Under-Edge
  • 30 East Drive – Pontefract
  • Boleskine House – Scotland
  • Ballachulish Hotel – Glencoe
  • Chillingham Castle
  • The Golden Fleece – York
  • Bunchrew House – Scotland
  • Oswald House – Kirkcaldy
  • The Skirrid Inn – Abergavenny
  • Halston Hall – Carlisle
  • Airth Castle
  • Dalhousie Castle
  • Barcaldine Castle – Oban
  • The Witchery – Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Vaults – Scotland
  • Touchwood House – Scotland
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard – Scotland
  • The Hellfire Club – Ireland
  • Ostrich Inn – Slough
  • Caynton Caves –  Shropshire
  • Four Crosses Inn – Staffordshire
  • Torwood House – Scotland
  • Dalhousie Castle – Scotland
  • Windhouse – Yell, Shetland
  • Swan Hotel – Wooton-on-Edge
  • Weston Hall – Staffordshire
  • Clava Cairns – Inverness, Scotland
  • The Queen’s Head Hotel – Troutbeck
  • Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre – Hinkley


YHA [Katoomba] – Hartley Village [NSW] – Quarantine Station [Manly] – The Russell Hotel [Sydney] – Maitland Gaol [NSW] – Kilmore Gaol [Melbourne]  – Aradale Mental Hospital [Melbourne]



Kaniakapupu Palace Ruins – Nuúanu Pali – Manoa – Oahu Cemetery [Oahu]

Norfolk Island

New Gaol – The Crank Mill – Bloody Bridge

Cryptozoological Field Research

YOWIE RESEARCH: Blue Mountains [ Australia] – Kanangra Ranges [Australia] – Blue Mountains Exploration: Research Area – Bullaburra [Australia]

MOEHAU RESEARCH: Coromandel Ranges [New Zealand] – Urerewa Ranges [New Zealand]



… as well as many private home visits around Auckland and surrounding towns and extensive investigation internationally.

Some of the services and experience we have on offer:

Research and Investigation of buildings, historical locations and businesses

Photo & video analysis

Photographic enhancements

General paranormal consultation

Historical Research

Conferences / Public speaking

Educational talks & fundraising for historical locations

Media interviews