Gettysburg – USA

The battle of Gettysburg occurred over the first three days in July 1863. This was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War when the Union (North) army and the Confederate (South) armies fought for the future of the United States and according to some historians the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in… Continue reading Gettysburg – USA

Waverley Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky. U.S

Early in the 1900’s following an outbreak of ‘White Plague’ (otherwise known as tuberculosis) the Waverley Hills Sanatorium was purpose built for patients in hopes of containing the disease. There was no cure for the disease and whole families and sometimes, whole towns died from it. The land chosen for the sanatorium close to Louisville… Continue reading Waverley Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky. U.S

Millwood Mennonite Church Cemetery – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania U.S.A

The Millwood Mennonite Church Cemetery stands beside the Mennonite Church about 3kms out of Gap, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is truly in the heart of Amish country and we were delighted to see the large Amish-style farmhouses each with large lines of washing hanging like buntings beside each house, people riding horse and carts… Continue reading Millwood Mennonite Church Cemetery – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania U.S.A

The Burying Place and the Witches Memorial, Salem. U.S.A

Whilst holidaying around the U.S, H.A’s Barbara visited many historical locations on her Bucket List. Passing through Salem, she couldnt resist stopping at the second oldest cemetery in the U.S; simply titled, The Burying Place.   The Burying Place is the second oldest cemetery in the USA and holds the graves of notable residents of Salem village… Continue reading The Burying Place and the Witches Memorial, Salem. U.S.A

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight sessions – Barbara in the old Howick Courthouse

The Howick Courthouse, Howick Historic Village Thursday 29 March/Friday 30 March This story actually starts last Halloween, when the Howick Historic Village invited Haunted Auckland to hold a ghost hunt at the village as part of their Annual Halloween Event. As a result, fellow team member, Lisa, and myself ended up holding short investigations in… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight sessions – Barbara in the old Howick Courthouse

Christchurch Cathedral – June 2017

Christchurch Cathedral was built between 1864 and 1904.   It was once an icon of the city of Christchurch and stood proudly in the centre of the bustling and popular Cathedral Square.   The building stands today as a devastated, unkempt unofficial monument of the horrifically devastating earthquake of February 2011.   The Anglican Church de-consecrated the cathedral… Continue reading Christchurch Cathedral – June 2017

Northern Cemetery – Dunedin

Northern Cemetery, Dunedin is located just a short distance from the Octogon and is situated beside the Botanic Gardens in Lovelock Ave. Since the cemetery opened in 1872, over 17,700 people have been buried there. The wealth generated during the goldrush years is evident within the cemetery with some very impressive tombstones on some of… Continue reading Northern Cemetery – Dunedin

Brunner Mine Site – West Coast, South Island

Location Brunner Mine was a coalmine on the banks of the Grey River in an area known as Coal Gorge which is between the towns of Taylorsville and Stillwater and is an 11 km drive from Greymouth. Coal was discovered on the West Coast by Nelson surveyor Thomas Brunner while searching for land suitable for agriculture.… Continue reading Brunner Mine Site – West Coast, South Island

Otira Tunnel Ghost

The railway station at Cass painted by Rita Angus in 1936

I heard an intriguing story while doing the Transalpine Rail trip between Christchurch and Greymouth recently. The onboard commentary tells of a ghost who is sometimes seen on the Old Coach Road. Apparently the male ghost walks with his swag along the road beside the tracks. It is considered that the man was a Scotsman… Continue reading Otira Tunnel Ghost

Mill Road Church – Whakatane

Whilst travelling through the Bay of Plenty during the Christmas holidays, Haunted Auckland team member Barbara came across this old beauty. A derelict church on Mill Road in Whakatane, which looks to be in the beginnings of some future reconstruction. The land is listed on some documents as the Pupuaruhe Church and Urupā (cemetery) and is… Continue reading Mill Road Church – Whakatane

Project Puhinui: Session Two – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session Two: 2nd April 2016  –  Duo overnight vigil by Barbara Caisley & Karen Williams. People have reported seeing the apparition of a woman walking up the stairs of the house. The mirror in the main bedroom has been seen moving and sometimes swivels around overnight. A friend of a staff member who was a sensitive reported… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session Two – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Barbara Caisley: What is the hardest part about being a paranormal investigator?

In my opinion the hardest part of being a paranormal investigator starts after the investigation has finished. The actual investigation is fun, from talking with the client, taking photos and video, noting base temperatures in all rooms/areas, sweeping for EMF readings, doing communication sessions and (hopefully) experiencing some paranormal activity but its once we go… Continue reading Barbara Caisley: What is the hardest part about being a paranormal investigator?

Whangarei Private Residence

The Haunted Auckland team travelled to a small settlement just out of Whangarei to investigate a family’s reports of activity within their home. The area is very old with the road outside the house once having been the main road between Whangarei and Auckland.  The settlement once boasted a courthouse and shops and in the… Continue reading Whangarei Private Residence

Private Residence – St Marys Bay, Auckland

The team was asked to visit this charming old inner Auckland city home which had been converted into two flats and is apparently displaying on-going potentially paranormal occurrences, experienced by those that live there. The house was just a stones throw from the popular Three Lamps precinct and very close to the buzz of the ever-humming Ponsonby Road. … Continue reading Private Residence – St Marys Bay, Auckland

St Bathans Old School Ruins

At the end of Cross Street situated beside St Patrick’s church are the old school ruins.  These hauntingly beautiful remains serve as a picturesque and poignant memorial to the generations of children who once lived in the town. At its peak the school roll reached 40 pupils (sometimes being taught in relays to conserve space),… Continue reading St Bathans Old School Ruins

The Crying Child

We used to live in a house in Titirangi that was haunted and we had some very interesting experiences while there. It was my habit to start my day by getting up early and enjoying a peaceful early morning cuppa before the rest of the household arose and my busy day would begin. One morning… Continue reading The Crying Child