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

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

Offering a solution: After the investigation.

So you’ve completed your investigation and it’s time to pack up. You go home, review your evidence, and you end up with countless EVP, and whatever else. You determine that in fact the place you’ve investigated is most likely haunted. Well, now what? Chances are after we return to give our reveal of information we’ve… Continue reading Offering a solution: After the investigation.

Red Beach Private Residence

The Haunted Auckland team were contacted by a family concerned by apparent paranormal activity occurring in their suburban Red Beach home. Reported activity A “spirit” woman was seen walking across the hallway while one of the girls was in the master bedroom. The older daughter woke one night to find her room full of spirit… Continue reading Red Beach Private Residence

The dangers of Preliminary Investigation

This subject was brought to my attention on a Paranormal website’s forum. The question asked was regarding what to ask a client prior to going to a location to investigate. One response really caused me to think about what could create bias in a potential investigation, including selection, scientific, and cognitive bias on the part… Continue reading The dangers of Preliminary Investigation

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

Pareidolia; funny name, funny phenomena, not so funny problem…

How many times, while surfing the Internet, have you seen someone post photos on a paranormal society’s Facebook, asking if a face in an inanimate object is paranormal or not? A face in toast, plaster, smoke, a ceased shirt, trees and foliage, and…..CLOUDS? The clouds should have given this away. Remember laying on your back… Continue reading Pareidolia; funny name, funny phenomena, not so funny problem…

Long Exposure Images of Very Distant Lights

The Effects of Atmospheric Scintillation When the exposure time is a large fraction of a second the image of a distant light such as that of a star or planet can be changed from what it should look like, a bright white point of light, to a “squiggly” line (or smear or streak) which has varying intensity… Continue reading Long Exposure Images of Very Distant Lights

It’s the ghost buster

By GREER McDONALD – The Dominion Post Brad Scott ain’t afraid of no ghosts.Instead, the hobbyist spook-finder wants Wellingtonians to swing open the doors to their haunted homes and paranormal places in the name of science and “debunking” bumps in the night.“Everyone’s had some type of experience, whether it’s seeing something out the corner of… Continue reading It’s the ghost buster