Omakau’s Mysterious Newly-wed Corpse

On our way to St Bathans to investigate the notoriously haunted Vulcan Hotel, we stopped in at the Muddy Creek Cafe in Omakau, for a fish and chip break about midday. Waiting for our order of blue cod and chips (some of the best blue cod I have ever tasted, by the way), I walked… Continue reading Omakau’s Mysterious Newly-wed Corpse

The ghost with no name

When my daughter turned one, we moved into a deceased estate, complete with a wildly overgrown garden, multiple extensions and the smell of a year of emptiness. Despite that, the house felt warm and welcoming and we continued to smile and say that we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have such an amazing… Continue reading The ghost with no name

The Huntly Ghost Bride

There are stories that tell of a mysterious alleged ghost ”bride”, that is witnessed from time to time standing , or wandering along the railway tracks adjacent to the Huntly Cemetery located along State Highway one; about an hour south from Auckland. She has been described as wearing a long, all white dress or gown,… Continue reading The Huntly Ghost Bride

My first Experience – by Mark Wallbank

For those that havent yet read our first book attempt, Voices in the Walls, I thought I’d reproduce and share here my first experience entry. I was about age 10. Enjoy. The one time that really shook me up and got me more emotionally and physically focused, was during a visit to an old lady… Continue reading My first Experience – by Mark Wallbank

Haunted home? 5 rules for choosing the right paranormal team for the job.

Being part of a Paranormal research Investigating team myself for many years now, this has allowed me to not only deal with people from all walks of life, but it has also allowed me to gain an understanding of how and what they THINK we do and how it all really works. Many of my… Continue reading Haunted home? 5 rules for choosing the right paranormal team for the job.

Australia’s Haunted History – Books

A huge hug and a mighty loud shout-out to a great mate over in Australia, who has been doing great things within the paranormal field over there. Good on ya, Jeanette Kamper! Continually keeping herself busy with investigations with her team and regular public events, to writing a series of very informative and helpful books,… Continue reading Australia’s Haunted History – Books

Chillingham Castle – Northumberland, UK

Located in the heart of Northumberland, Chillingham Castle is known as one of Britain’s most haunted historic castles. This 13th century castle has a rich history of bloody battles, many of which continue to haunt its premises. From children walled up whilst still alive, to a vast array of tortured souls, many spirits haunt the… Continue reading Chillingham Castle – Northumberland, UK

Ballachulish Hotel – Glencoe, Scotland

Another night, another allegedly haunted hotel ticked off our itinerary. This one was the Ballachulish Hotel in Glencoe, in the Highlands of Scotland. Lots of stories from this place. Everything from shadows, footsteps and ”touchings”, to a mysterious ghostly young boy and an elderley woman seen often in corridors and rooms. Aside from a few… Continue reading Ballachulish Hotel – Glencoe, Scotland

Bunchrew House – Inverness, Scotland

Still in Inverness; we thought we’d stay a few days, as it’s one of our favourite regions in this amazing country. Tonight’s haunted location is the very impressive Bunchrew House which proudly overlooks the Beauly Firth, just north of Loch Ness. I’m going to spend some time wandering the hallways and sitting in the Drawing… Continue reading Bunchrew House – Inverness, Scotland

Norwood Hall Hotel – Cult, Aberdeen

Tonight’s haunted bed is in the beautiful and quite huge Norwood Hall Hotel, in the quaintly named district of Cult, in Aberdeen. It was built in 1887 for the Ogston family. It stands on the former site of Pitfodels Castle which was owned by the Reid family and then passed to the Menzies family in… Continue reading Norwood Hall Hotel – Cult, Aberdeen

Dalquharran Castle – South Ayrshire, Scotland

Had this location recommended to me by a local fellow explorer mate, thanks Robert! Overlooking the Water of Girvan in South Ayrshire, Scotland, Dalquharran Castle was designed by Robert Adam, the architect responsible for the building of nearby Culzean Castle (refer to my recent Culzean Caves post). Work was completed in 1790. Despite enormous investment… Continue reading Dalquharran Castle – South Ayrshire, Scotland

The Haunted Culzean Caves – Ayrshire, UK.

We drove to visit the famously historical and highly haunted (around 13 restless ghosts apparently!) Culzean Castle. Unfortunately, it was closed to the public for a bit. So, we decided we’d journey down to the rocky wind swept shores below to look into the equally mysterious and haunted Culzean Caves. Culzean Castle is perched high… Continue reading The Haunted Culzean Caves – Ayrshire, UK.

The Ancient Ram Inn – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

I was quite lucky to be granted a full nights access into this legendary haunted UK location in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, for some ”alone time” whilst I was travelling around the UK in 2020. The Ancient Ram Inn is a Grade II* listed building and a former pub located in Wotton-under-Edge, a market town within the… Continue reading The Ancient Ram Inn – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

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 of rivers’, said to be… Continue reading Drums Along the Congo: On the Trail of Mokele-Mbembe, The Last Living Dinosaur – by Rory Nugent

Whatipu Caves exploration and investigation – Session 1

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Whatipu is a remote beach on the rough and rugged West Auckland coastal bay, at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges. Swimming there is considered risky due to all the currents and rips. The region has a dark and tragic past. mysterious deaths, suicides, drownings and murder. Tragedy occurred in 1863 just inside the… Continue reading Whatipu Caves exploration and investigation – Session 1

The Old Melbourne Gaol (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

It’d been many, many years since I’d been to Melbourne. In-fact the last time I’d been I think Kylie and Jason were still mulling about on Ramsey street and I remember peeking over the fence at a friend’s house thinking that the set of Neighbours was on the other side. That was over 30 years… Continue reading The Old Melbourne Gaol (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Hatupatu and the Birdwoman

  Just recieved this book in the post. It’s a story I’ve loved for a while now, as tells the chilling folkloric story of human interaction with a mysterious and terrifying creature. Written and published in 1982 by Joy Cowley and beautifully illustrated by Katrina Larabee. In Māori tradition, Hatupatu (or “Hatu Patu”) was the… Continue reading Hatupatu and the Birdwoman

Let’s start taking it seriously for 2019.

Ok, this needs to be said. I’ve spent some of my time off, watching various paranormal team investigation videos on You Tube. Skimmed through about 10 in the past few nights. One thing they all had in common, which I found frustrating and if I’m honest, embarassing. They all contained no actual investigation or science… Continue reading Let’s start taking it seriously for 2019.