The Lakehouse Art Centre

We have been enjoying our ongoing investigation of the Lake House Arts Centre, in Takapuna. A stunning piece of historic real estate, built in the 1890’s as a family home and in 1997, relocated in seven pieces from its original place on Hurstmere road, at the Northern end of Takapuna Beach. A fascinating place with… Continue reading The Lakehouse Art Centre

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

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

Boleskine House – Inverness, Scotland

Probably the most notable (or notorious) building along the south side of Loch Ness lies, half hidden behind the trees, approximately midway between Foyers and Inverfarigaig. This is Boleskine House. I spent two consecutive investigation visits within this abandoned burnt out shell. Two hours at dusk one night and three hours a little earlier the… Continue reading Boleskine House – Inverness, Scotland

Couldrey House – Wenderholm

History Couldrey House is an historic Victorian-Edwardian family home set in parkland. It is fully furnished but in a mix of styles reflecting the eras and preoccupations of some notable past owners. Who lived here? • An early entrepreneur extraordinaire • An Indian Army Major and his artist wife • A wealthy widow with a… Continue reading Couldrey House – Wenderholm

Maori War & Early Settlers Cemetery – Rangiriri, Waikato

Rangiriri is a small town on State Highway 1, 17 km north of Huntly in Waikato. Here, on 20 November 1863, British troops and Waikato Māori sustained more casualties than in any other engagement during the New Zealand Wars. ‘Bloody Rangiriri’ was the decisive battle of the Waikato War. Waikato Māori constructed the Rangiriri defensive… Continue reading Maori War & Early Settlers Cemetery – Rangiriri, Waikato

Waiouru Military Camp

Waiouru Military Camp

Waiouru Military Camp is a camp of the New Zealand Army in the central North Island near Waiouru. All New Zealand Army soldiers complete their initial basic training at Waiouru Military Camp. History In mid-1940, 800 construction workers from the Ministry of Works built the training camp with capacity for 7000 soldiers. Within six weeks… Continue reading Waiouru Military Camp

Cameron Blockhouse, Whanganui

The Cameron Blockhouse is a timber blockhouse in Wanganui, New Zealand, built during the New Zealand Wars in the mid-1800s. Farmer John Cameron built this blockhouse at Marangai in 1868 as a place of refuge for his family. Though war never actually reached this locality between Whanganui and Turakina, fears at the time were well-founded.… Continue reading Cameron Blockhouse, Whanganui

The Soldiers of Selwyn Street

When I was about six, our family lived in Christchurch in an old rented three bedroom house on Selwyn Street in Spreydon. Sometimes I would wake up and there was a war on my bed with little people dressed like the King, soldiers, horses and canons, other times a tall soldier would walk out of… Continue reading The Soldiers of Selwyn Street

Kaniakapupu Palace ruins, Nuʻuanu Pali and Manoa exploration – Oahu, Hawaii.

I met up with some Hawaiian paranormalist friends riding under the name Hawaiian Hauntings whilst on a trip to the U.S in November 2014. Together we headed out until well after 2am, into the dark, muggy and drizzly night to explore some historical and spiritual landmarks that have had more than their share of ghost… Continue reading Kaniakapupu Palace ruins, Nuʻuanu Pali and Manoa exploration – Oahu, Hawaii.

UFOs and Rockets

MOST UFO INVESTIGATORS AGREE that UFOs represent a superior technology. In case after case, UFOs easily outdistance our fastest aircraft and are able to perform maneuvers that seem to defy the laws of physics. The craft are typically silent and show no evidence of any propulsion systems involving fuels or propellants. And yet the metallic… Continue reading UFOs and Rockets

Exposing online fakes and frauds of the Cryptozoological kind – A Shukernature Top Ten listing

The internet is the natural home of some very unnatural creatures – fakes, frauds, and the falsely identified. Many of them attract only fleeting, transient attention before being soundly exposed and permanently discredited. However, there is also a hardcore set whose members simply refuse to die – being revived time and time again by unsuspecting… Continue reading Exposing online fakes and frauds of the Cryptozoological kind – A Shukernature Top Ten listing

In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity

Historically, most of the Northern Hemisphere holds the attention of many when it comes to paranormal activity, UFO’s, Cryptozoology and strange phenomena. What I hope to bring forth in these articles is the often not heard of Phenomena that is just as prevalent in the Southern Hemisphere. As an Independent UFO Investigator myself I will… Continue reading In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity

Prosaic Explanations: The Failure Of UFO Skepticism

Introduction “If I had found even a single case that defied prosaic explanation, I would have rushed to my typewriter (now my PC) to write the most exciting story ever published by Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine.” -in a letter from Philip J. Klass to Dr. Eugene Mallove Could some UFO sightings actually be… Continue reading Prosaic Explanations: The Failure Of UFO Skepticism

Waitomo Caves Hotel

Location & History Waitomo Caves Hotel was first originally called Waitomo House, then in 1905 the Tourist Department bought it & renamed it the Government Hostel. Waitomo Caves Hotel is situated upon a natural high-point in an area of limestone rock honeycombed with natural caves and underground streams. Many of these caves are regarded as Tapu (sacred)… Continue reading Waitomo Caves Hotel

Incident at Aztec

Did a UFO crash to Earth in the New Mexico desert in 1948? Did the US military recover charred alien corpses from the site and cover up the incident? Nick Redfern uncovers the FBI’s involvement in the case and finds that, more than 50 years later, the Aztec UFO affair is anything but a closed… Continue reading Incident at Aztec

Inverlochy House – Wellington

Inverlochy House (also known as Inverlochie House and Inverlochy Flats) is a historic building and art school in Wellington, New Zealand and is named after a thirteenth century Scottish castle. In 1431 clansmen of Alexander McDonald defeated King James the First’s larger army in the first Battle of Inverlochy, which was fought in the vicinity… Continue reading Inverlochy House – Wellington

Australia’s secret big cat?

As reported in Stuff – 19 October 2012.  A doctor, dentist, solicitor, clergyman and Qantas pilot have all seen it, as have numerous Rural Fire Service volunteers and an officer from the Department of Agriculture. A NSW detective spoke of how he watched the beast, from barely 50 metres away, for more than a minute. And… Continue reading Australia’s secret big cat?

Private Residence, Herne Bay

Haunted Auckland were asked to help a family who were having problems at their home in Herne Bay. The family had moved into the house earlier in the year and had initially not noticed anything unusual. However within a few months odd things started happening. Strange unexplained noises were heard.

The North Head Tunnels

Come with us as we explore the gun emplacements and shelters which burrow into this Auckland volcano. History and Background: North Head is a small strategic headland at the mouth of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Its commanding views over the Hauraki Gulf and inner harbour have made it an important lookout and defence site for centuries,… Continue reading The North Head Tunnels

Symonds Street Cemetery – Auckland

Symonds Street Cemetery is a historic cemetery and park in central Auckland, New Zealand. It is in 5.8 hectares of deciduous forest on the western slope of Grafton Gully, by the corner of Symonds Street and Karangahape Road, and is crossed by the Grafton Bridge. The street (and by extension the cemetery) are named for… Continue reading Symonds Street Cemetery – Auckland

Waitomo Caves Hotel

Location & History Waitomo Caves Hotel was first originally called Waitomo House, then in 1905 the Tourist Department bought it & renamed it the Government Hostel. Waitomo Caves Hotel is situated upon a natural high-point in an area of limestone rock honeycombed with natural caves and underground streams. Many of these caves are regarded as Tapu (sacred)… Continue reading Waitomo Caves Hotel