Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

Im often asked about the beginnings of Haunted Auckland and how we got together. The team’s roots go way back, creating some very deep and solid foundations. Around 1985, I teamed up with a couple of adventurous mates and, armed with a torch, camera and tape recorder, set out to document and hunt ghosts. In… Continue reading Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

“Tell us what you really think” – OUIJA BOARDS

Yes, or No? This week’s “Tell us what you really think” is a simple one; yet can still be a rather controversial topic depending on who you ask. Ouija Boards, are they a simple parlour game that relies heavily on the ideomotor effect – or the sheer will of someone wanting the planchet to move?… Continue reading “Tell us what you really think” – OUIJA BOARDS

EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

Here’s a helpful tip from us to you. If you’re trying to elicit a response from an alleged spirit resident, we suggest you follow these three simple rules. Keep it simple – Too many teams and investigators will rattle off a barrage of commands, questions and requests, and after a ten second wait will wonder… Continue reading EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

The Spectre of Newby Church

So……What does a ghost look like anyway? Tell us what you really think about the Newby Church Monk. The ‘Newby Monk’ (otherwise known as the ‘Spectre of Newby Church’) is the name given to the ghostly apparition developed in a photograph taken on the grounds of Newby Hall’s own Church of Christ the Consoler. The… Continue reading The Spectre of Newby Church

Tell us what you really think: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

Tell us what you really think. This Monday evening we take a step away from the famous ghost photos and take a dive right into the world of Cryptids with what is arguably the most well known, analysed, and disputed piece of footage since being filmed in 1967. The Patterson-Gimlin film (or otherwise simply known… Continue reading Tell us what you really think: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

A doll with a message

Interesting recent discovery! About 25 or so years ago (around 1995 I think) a woman came into the music store I was running at the time, situated in central Auckland’s cool and buzzing Karangahape Road. She had heard through word of mouth by mutual friends or musical acquaintances, that I was interested in the paranormal… Continue reading A doll with a message

Lord Combermere’s ghost photo

Tell us what you really think This week another classic… Lord Combermere’s ghost photo The 2nd Viscount Combermere became a posthumous celebrity in connection with “Lord Combermere’s Ghost Photo”, taken in 1891 by Sybell Corbet. She was Lady Combermere’s sister and staying at Combermere Abbey at that time. She set up her camera with its… Continue reading Lord Combermere’s ghost photo

Shout-Out to the hardworking Paranormalists!

Hi to all. Just wanted to jump on with a Shout- out, to commend and applaud all those paranormal teams, worldwide, that are doing the hard yards and really doing the research. Conducting focused and indepth study using practical science, and common sense based methods and thinking to really pull out the real-world facts, and… Continue reading Shout-Out to the hardworking Paranormalists!

Tell us what you really think – The Solway Firth Spaceman

Another Monday and another entry into “Tell us what you really think” So, this week…Tell us what you really think about… The Solway Firth Spaceman, real life inter-dimensional space visitor or simply a case of mistaken identity? On 23 May 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), took three photographs… Continue reading Tell us what you really think – The Solway Firth Spaceman

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

Recent ”Adoption” – Feb 2021

I get given items often these days. Maybe a little too often. Items that have been either gifted, inherited from a deceased family member, or purchased from an antique store, weekend junk market or garage sale. The owners are always certain that the item is haunted or has some sort of attachment. Soon after receiving… Continue reading Recent ”Adoption” – Feb 2021

The Cryptid in the Sky

  On several occasions while walking and driving through thick native and isolated bush around New Zealand, my partner (Kel) and I have encountered a massive bird or bat like creature, swoop down and fly off very quickly. The first encounter was in an isolated reserve on the North Shore around 10pm. Kel, our friend… Continue reading The Cryptid in the Sky

Happy Birthday – Love, Grandma.

It is never easy losing a loved one. Grief hits us all in different ways, but for most of us the concept of continuing life without that person and achieving milestones in your life that they will not be there to witness if often the hardest pill to swallow. None of us would be alone… Continue reading Happy Birthday – Love, Grandma.

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

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

Viewpoints: Joshua Carroll – Do you feel science and the paranormal will ever walk alongside each other?

For paranormal research to be taken seriously as a science, those of us in the field will need to be the ones who bring it to the point that we can present it in such a way, that science can possibly see the value in it then for them to take it further. Either with… Continue reading Viewpoints: Joshua Carroll – Do you feel science and the paranormal will ever walk alongside each other?

My Paranormal Reality

Some investigations end up being non-events. Sometimes we pack up and leave a location having experienced nothing: photographing nothing out of the ordinary, recording nothing of any paranormal worth on our recorders, hearing, seeing and feeling absolutely nothing. Nothing. Yet the stories we have been hearing about the location, leading up to the event itself… Continue reading My Paranormal Reality

At Night at the Vulcan Hotel

I thought I’d share this here. It’s a chapter from my Haunted New Zealand Roadtrip book on an intriguing old histoical Pub / Hotel down in the stunning Central Otago region. We slowly crawled along the gravel road that passes through this “sprawling metropolis” – about five small historical houses, a post office and a… Continue reading At Night at the Vulcan Hotel

Quick catch-up-update during Lock-down 2020

Hey everyone, just thought I’d jump in here and touch base, as I know it’s been a trying and testing time for many out there. Please stay strong, connected and safe through all this and most importantly, try and stay positive. There’s always light at the end of that dark tunnel. Paranormal pun? Here in… Continue reading Quick catch-up-update during Lock-down 2020

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

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