What if time isn’t linear?

Note This is just some of my own thoughts and doesn’t represent the opinions of Haunted Auckland. I’m not a physicist or a mathematician, so someone who is may tell me I’m talking a load of rubbish. However, the concept of time not being linear interests me and I think worth sharing with others to… Continue reading What if time isn’t linear?

Not Making Excuses

I’m often asked, “You’ve been doing this all your life now Mark, have you got any cool photos of ghosts?”, and, “What’s your best evidence?” My reply: “No”, and “Bugger all really.” How can someone be looking for something for this long, yet still not have any proof that it’s even there? Not wanting to… Continue reading Not Making Excuses

How to Become a Paranormal Investigator

Many people who have a strong interest in the paranormal often ask how they can become a paranormal investigator. There is much you need to learn to become a thorough, careful, and practiced paranormal investigator. Paranormal investigation is extremely popular as an amateur hobby among enthusiasts who have experienced strange and seemingly unexplainable phenomena first-hand.… Continue reading How to Become a Paranormal Investigator

New Haunted family member from the UK!

I’m bringing a new family member back with me. I found her in a small charity store in a little town called Edwinstowe, a little village in Nottinghamshire. She was locked in a glass cabinet, at floor level, almost completely hidden behind random old junk, due to staff not liking it. Something about this doll… Continue reading New Haunted family member from the UK!

The Nature and Existence of Ghosts

Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo - by Théodore Chassériau

“What are ghosts?” – This is a question which is often pondered by paranormal investigators. A recent Reddit post started me thinking on my theories on the nature and existence of ghosts and I decided I would take the opportunity to expand on my thoughts here.

Can Electromagnetic Fields Create Ghosts?

  Q: I recently read your book Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries about the mistakes that ghost hunters make using EMF detectors during investigations and how they are not productive. However, I always understood that EMF meters/readers were used to measure EMF levels because high levels of EMF could cause hallucinations that… Continue reading Can Electromagnetic Fields Create Ghosts?

Fairy folk tales of the Maori – Book by James Cowan

Loving this old gem I dug out of an old South Island second hand bookstore while on a recent roadtrip. I’ve always been fascinated in Maori folklore and handed down true – life histories; especially when it involves mysterious creatures and ghosts. This book, written by the then Wellington based historian, James Cowan satisfies my… Continue reading Fairy folk tales of the Maori – Book by James Cowan

Ghost Hunters in the Dark

Why do ghost hunters look for ghosts at night with the lights off? Obviously it’s more dramatic, but is there some specific reason or investigative rationale behind it? —S. Pedroncelli A: Nearly every ghost-themed “reality” TV show and film has one or more scenes in which the investigators walk around a darkened place, usually at… Continue reading Ghost Hunters in the Dark

I’ve Been Thinking…

We at Haunted Auckland are forever trying out ideas to work around the myriad theories surrounding the vast paranormal field. So many theories regarding the “what” and “how” etc., of the various aspects within paranormal research. It’s all part of a natural progression for the team. As we learn and experience, we grow. Experimenting with… Continue reading I’ve Been Thinking…

When Ghost Hunting Goes Bad – An article by Hayley Stevens

A good article by Hayley Stevens that highlights one of the major downfalls of the paranormal research field, that we see around us on an almost daily basis. Especially when it comes to private residential visits.Unfortunately, the field is rife with uneducated, naive and inexperienced enthusiasts; all wanting to play ‘Ghost hunters’ and hopefully become… Continue reading When Ghost Hunting Goes Bad – An article by Hayley Stevens

ECRA 1978 Newsletter booklet scans

Recieved this classic piece today as a gift. Published by Wellington based research group ECRA (Earth Colonisation Research Association) Promotions and printed back in 1978, in limited numbers and circulated amongst the local underground UFO enthusiast community. Thank you so much Louise. It’ll go in my collection and is very much appreciated. After this posting… Continue reading ECRA 1978 Newsletter booklet scans

Man records ‘ghost’ in abandoned mine

Another video clip that has been doing the news rounds lately, is this one. The news article begins with… “An amateur film maker in the US has supposedly recorded the whispering words of a ghost in an abandoned Arizona mine. The man, known only as ‘Frank’, posted the video to his YouTube channel where it… Continue reading Man records ‘ghost’ in abandoned mine

[Book] Australia’s Haunted History – By Jeanette Kamper

Finally got through reading this wee beast of a book. Been busy roadtripping and writing myself, so have been taking this around with me to flip through at random moments during the last few weeks. Only a few pages in and I was fast realising this book was good. Very good in fact. I could… Continue reading [Book] Australia’s Haunted History – By Jeanette Kamper

PSI Theories: A Twist on the Weapons Focus Effect

A friend of mine (Terri) recently drew my attention to the what I believe is known as the ‘Weapons Focus Effect’, this basically says that if an eye-witness is in a situation where they are threatened by the presence of a weapon then it may hinder their ability to clearly identify the person holding said… Continue reading PSI Theories: A Twist on the Weapons Focus Effect

Low lighting vs Subject movement [Two photographic examples from a recent investigation]

We wanted to share this with you as a very good example of how a low lit building can create its own ”ghosts” accidently, when photos are taken with no flash and a camera with a slower shutter speed setting. This photo was taken by Barbara using a torch, just before 3am on Sunday morning… Continue reading Low lighting vs Subject movement [Two photographic examples from a recent investigation]

Bizarre conspiracy claims involving Paranormal NZ

A bizarre and amusing webpage came to our attention recently. It involves an alleged cover-up by Paranormal NZ, aka Haunted Auckland, in a case named the “Johanna Laing Conspiracy Theory”. The webpage gives information on the alleged sighting of a ghost in Laingholm, Auckland, purported to be the spirit of Johanna Laing, the daughter Edward Laing… Continue reading Bizarre conspiracy claims involving Paranormal NZ

Help! There are creepy faces in my photograph!

An example of pareidolia in a high ISO JPEG image.

So you’ve taken a photograph with your phone and you notice something odd in the shadows. You zoom right in and there are creepy faces! Eyes and maybe a nose and a mouth or even a skull, staring out transparently from the shadows. Is it a ghost? Is it a demon? What have I captured?… Continue reading Help! There are creepy faces in my photograph!

Of parrots, trolls and sheep…

There are many researchers out there in this world, but only a small handful within each paranormal field; be it ghosts, UFOs or Cryptozoology, that I would give serious credence to. All have one thing in common; they aren’t armchair researchers. These people actually go out and spend their time looking for answers, instead of… Continue reading Of parrots, trolls and sheep…

Newcastle Ghost Stories – Book by Renata Daniel

When I travelled over to Aussie recently for the Paracon event weekend, my suitcase weighed in at 26 kgs. That’s 3 kgs over the New Zealand legal limit. Most of that weight was my own books, in a box, to be sold (hopefully) at the Paracon bookstore. I sold a good few, which was awesome;… Continue reading Newcastle Ghost Stories – Book by Renata Daniel

Paranormal Theories

Ghosts; many have had experiences with them over thousands of years. Ghosts certainly aren’t a new fad. But what are ghosts? Straight up, there are only theories to explain the thousands upon thousands of documented experiences that people around the world have had since the beginning of recorded history. Ghosts and hauntings seem to be… Continue reading Paranormal Theories

What are your thoughts on the theory that ghosts are actually inter-dimensional travellers?

This is what we spend half our time trying to determine as paranormal investigators. What happens when we die? Is there an afterlife and what form does it take? What exists beyond our known reality? Why do some souls/spirits (which we tend to refer to as ghosts) seem to linger with us on Earth? Having… Continue reading What are your thoughts on the theory that ghosts are actually inter-dimensional travellers?