We had a great day revisiting one of our historic local favs today.
Every year or two, the team has climbed the central Auckland cliff-face to further document this old decommissioned WW2 Generator Room which powered the sea-facing searchlight which would scan the coast looking for intruders.
From 1885 until the end of WWII, Bastion Point was used on and off as a coastal defense post. Much of the original fort was used to build the Savage Memorial and little remains of the gun battery site.
After WWII, Bastion Point was no longer needed for defense purposes.
Much of the tunnel has since been filled in but the entrance tunnel, main Generator Room, and a back area with a solid steel-doored ammunition room are still accessible.
The structure is known by locals and is often used as a party hangout for youths seeking a ”different” kind of venue.
There are stories of encounters with shadow figures, voices heard, footsteps, banging and knocking sounds as well as a ”feeling of unease’‘ or ”dizziness”, which was described in one account.
Here are a few random pics from Sam, Aimee, and Mark from today’s adventure.
Some interesting sounds were heard during our session, but the acoustics in that place can play some wild tricks with the naturally-made surrounding and outside sounds filtering in, which really have you on alert mode!
We were hoping for some good old EVP conversation with a resident or former worker, but they weren’t very chatty today.
It was hot in there. Like investigating a sauna!
Enjoy the pics!