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

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?

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

Photo Analysis: Sleeping Child (2019-08-13)

The following image was submitted to the NZ Paranormal Research discussion group. It shows a sleeping child with a light anomaly in the upper right quadrant. The image, having been uploaded to Facebook, has been stripped of all useful meta-data, so we cannot make any determination of the camera settings at the time the photograph… Continue reading Photo Analysis: Sleeping Child (2019-08-13)

Old Engine testing bunker at Bomb Point, Hobsonville.

Used during WW2 as a workshop to hang, inspect and test the powerful engines of fighter planes. This fascinating concrete structure sits proudly now amongst a community garden facility at the Bomb Point ‘engine testing’ Bay at Hobsonville Point.  An intriguing focal piece for the area; covered in creative graffiti art, but still in an… Continue reading Old Engine testing bunker at Bomb Point, Hobsonville.

Woodhill Hall – West Auckland

Now, almost completely engulfed in the surrounding bush, The Woodhill Hall was once a major community effort built at the turn of the century and widely used for church services and community celebrations and meetings. A library was housed within it in the late 1920s. It now sits in a state of disrepair and decay, looking… Continue reading Woodhill Hall – West Auckland

The Little Theatre – Bath

Just investigated this old beauty in Bath for a couple of hours. The Little Theatre; a two screened multi-cinema which was originally a community theatre for the underprivileged of Bath, changing to a cinema during the 1930’s. Cinema staff have experienced fluctuations in temperature and unexplained bangs. Footsteps, sounds of movement and shadows have also… Continue reading The Little Theatre – Bath

Parirau Zion Church – Matakohe

While road-tripping through Northland to get to an investigation destination, Sam and I (in the “boys” car) stumbled upon the tiny old abandoned Parirau Zion Church, built in 1889, sitting lonely in a field on Otuhianga Road, off State Highway 12 on the way towards Dargaville. The church served the Anglican congregation at Parirau until the 1930’s… Continue reading Parirau Zion Church – Matakohe

Lake Alice Hospital – Manawatu

Lake Alice Hospital was once a rural psychiatric facility situated in the Manawatu region, catering to the full mental health spectrum, from troubled youth and the criminally insane to the elderly with dementia. The sprawling complex, opened in August 1950, spread out across 56 hectares of land consisting of ten two-level villas, each with eleven… Continue reading Lake Alice Hospital – Manawatu

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

Kimberley Centre – Levin, Horowhenua

Kimberley was once the largest hospital for the intellectually handicapped, in the Southern Hemisphere before it closed in 2006, and is now owned by Horowhenua developer Wayne Bishop, who plans to turn it into a sprawling 500-home estate. What was once a thriving community for the intellectually disabled, the Kimberley Centre is now an empty shell tarnished… Continue reading Kimberley Centre – Levin, Horowhenua

St James Church & St James Hall – Mt Eden, Auckland

The St James Church and its hall sit on the corner of Mt Eden’s View and Esplanade roads. The hall was built in 1885 and the church in 1900. The hall was closed almost three years ago after being deemed too dangerous by Auckland Council. The 114-year-old grey concrete church and its neighbouring hall, built… Continue reading St James Church & St James Hall – Mt Eden, Auckland

Cambridge Hotel – Wellington

Cambridge Terrace, site of some of Wellington’s landmark buildings, was once a stream. Before a massive earthquake changed the landscape in 1855, flat-bottomed boats used to make their way from the harbour along what are now Cambridge and Kent terraces to a shallow lagoon, which later became the Basin Reserve. Many of the principals of… Continue reading Cambridge Hotel – Wellington

Claims ‘witch doctors’ issue widespread

          By Patrice Dougan, Alicia Burrow So-called Hindu ‘witch doctors’ have some in the Auckland Indian community living in fear of black magic curses, with claims the issue is wide-spread and has been going on for decades. Complaints have been rolling into NZME today after claims ‘healers’ in South Auckland have… Continue reading Claims ‘witch doctors’ issue widespread

Jubilee Pavilion Shadow Person, Marton

This one I heard about on a trip down to Marton, near Whanganui on the west coast of the North Island. The Jubilee Pavilion is situated in the historically recognised community sporting arena of Marton Park. A historical trust registration marked the park as a place with aesthetic, architectural, historical, cultural and social significance. The… Continue reading Jubilee Pavilion Shadow Person, Marton

Birkenhead/Glenfield Cemetery – Auckland

The Birkenhead/Glenfield Cemetery is one of Auckland’s oldest cemeteries, with graves dating back to the 1880’s. Closed for several years, it has been the focus of many attempts by the local community to restore some of the older headstones which have succumbed to time or vandalism over the years.

You Suspect Your Home is Haunted? Should You Investigate Your Home?

Every morning, like clockwork, at three in the morning, you’re woken to hear someone call your name. Alone and terrified, you stop to listen. You hear a bang, and then the sound of walking. Alarmed, you get up to see if anyone is in your house. Reluctantly you search the entire house and you realize that nobody… Continue reading You Suspect Your Home is Haunted? Should You Investigate Your Home?

Lopdell House – Titirangi, Auckland

In recent years it is said that some of the tenants had complained of hearing unusual banging coming from the kitchen, toilets flushing by themselves, unusual voices recorded on gallery computers and windows that appear to open by themselves after hours. A woman who had worked in the Art Gallery (large ground floor room) in… Continue reading Lopdell House – Titirangi, Auckland

TheatreWorks – Birkenhead, Auckland

The team was called in to investigate ongoing reports of unusual activity and experiences by both staff and patrons within this deceptively sized North Shore community theatre. Team in attendance: Mark, Barbara, Ian and Sam Weather: Overcast / light rain Initial temperature taken: Exterior: 11.6°C  Interior: 14.5°C Theatreworks,  The home of the Mairangi players, a… Continue reading TheatreWorks – Birkenhead, Auckland

Ouija Boards: Harmless fun – Or dangerous past time?

Early example of a Ouija Board, circa 1900

There is still some confusion and mystery surrounding the birth of the Ouija Board, but it’s fair to say, similar “oracle” type boards have been used throughout history. One of the first to be documented was in fact in China, centuries ago around 1100AD, although some enthusiasts insist that the Ouija, or something like it,… Continue reading Ouija Boards: Harmless fun – Or dangerous past time?

Intuition, Precognition and Spiritual Intrusion: Confessions of an Empath

Even as I write this I am hesitant on publicly speaking about my experience in Tonopah, Nevada. As it is, my team is no stranger in taking our faults and using them for learning experiences- for each other, and others alike. My approach on this issue, I feel I have to be careful to make… Continue reading Intuition, Precognition and Spiritual Intrusion: Confessions of an Empath