Explore the Firth Tower Museum Cinema

On 20th February 2021, Haunted Auckland were invited to explore the Firth Tower Museum Cinema – one of the buildings located at the Firth Tower in Matamata. Situated in an old Barn, this part of the museum was complete with its own little movie theatre, and included a wealth of local history and exhibits. For… Continue reading Explore the Firth Tower Museum Cinema

Explore the McCaw Homestead

On 20th February 2021, Haunted Auckland had the opportunity to explore the McCaw Homestead in Matamata. An interesting location with a rich and varied history. Investigation team members for this session: Mark, Sam, Aimee and joining us, guest investigator Clint Lawson. For a full history of the McCaw Homestead and details on our investigations, check… Continue reading Explore the McCaw Homestead

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

Laishley House – Investigation Session 2

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2020 Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland City in New Zealand and the location of the Port of Onehunga, the city’s small port on the Manukau Harbour. It is eight kilometres south of the city centre, close to the volcanic cone of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie). The residential and light-industrial suburb, with… Continue reading Laishley House – Investigation Session 2

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.

Unusual sudden battery drainage of all equipment during investigation – Thoughts?

Hi all, This is a question aimed more at other researchers / investigators and teams etc, because I know they’ll definitely relate to this, but also, I’m interested in the opinions of others. A reoccurring event that seems to happen at many paranormal investigations, is battery drain. Cameras, torches and anything in your arsenal; powered… Continue reading Unusual sudden battery drainage of all equipment during investigation – Thoughts?

The Toy Keyboard under the floor

This is one of the more intriguing of the allegedly haunted objects passed on to me through the years.  It’s a small plastic DSI electronic organ keyboard, given to me around 2007 via a work acquaintence that knew I had an interest in this kind of thing and thought I’d like it. Unfortunately I couldn’t… Continue reading The Toy Keyboard under the floor

Let’s start taking it seriously for 2019.

Ok, this needs to be said. I’ve spent some of my time off, watching various paranormal team investigation videos on You Tube. Skimmed through about 10 in the past few nights. One thing they all had in common, which I found frustrating and if I’m honest, embarassing. They all contained no actual investigation or science… Continue reading Let’s start taking it seriously for 2019.

Waverley Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky. U.S

Early in the 1900’s following an outbreak of ‘White Plague’ (otherwise known as tuberculosis) the Waverley Hills Sanatorium was purpose built for patients in hopes of containing the disease. There was no cure for the disease and whole families and sometimes, whole towns died from it. The land chosen for the sanatorium close to Louisville… Continue reading Waverley Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky. U.S

Carnegie Cres – Development, Hobsonville

During the massive development projects of the Hobsonville Point region of West Auckland, many full street and sub division blocks were bought up by developers and demolished to make way for more construction in the name of progress. Many 100s of houses went under the bulldozers; many low income renters had to find new accommodation.… Continue reading Carnegie Cres – Development, Hobsonville

Former Wellington Fever Hospital / SPCA

It was a privilege and thrill to finally get the chance to explore this iconic historic Wellington landmark. The former Wellington Fever Hospital was designed in 1917 and completed for opening in 1920 to look after patients with infectious diseases and is a rare surviving example of an Isolation Hospital; situated high up on a… Continue reading Former Wellington Fever Hospital / SPCA

Christchurch Cathedral – June 2017

Christchurch Cathedral was built between 1864 and 1904.   It was once an icon of the city of Christchurch and stood proudly in the centre of the bustling and popular Cathedral Square.   The building stands today as a devastated, unkempt unofficial monument of the horrifically devastating earthquake of February 2011.   The Anglican Church de-consecrated the cathedral… Continue reading Christchurch Cathedral – June 2017

Brunner Mine Site – West Coast, South Island

Location Brunner Mine was a coalmine on the banks of the Grey River in an area known as Coal Gorge which is between the towns of Taylorsville and Stillwater and is an 11 km drive from Greymouth. Coal was discovered on the West Coast by Nelson surveyor Thomas Brunner while searching for land suitable for agriculture.… Continue reading Brunner Mine Site – West Coast, South Island

Theatre Royal – Raetihi

Raetihi is a historic town in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is located 11 kilometres west of Ohakume. Founded in 1893, Raetihi originally relied on the Whanganui River for access. Nearly 15 years later, the town finally connected by road to Wanganui. The great fire of 1918 was a terrible setback to… Continue reading Theatre Royal – Raetihi

Are You Serious?

Now that’s a question I get quite a bit. Thrown from a distance, and usually from the safety and anonymity of the computer screen. Well, yes actually, we are quite serious. Because ghosts have very little definitive evidence for their actual existence, it might be easy for some to just blindly accept what science tells… Continue reading Are You Serious?

Project Puhinui: Session one – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session One: March 19th 2016 – Solo overnight vigil by Mark Wallbank Feb 2016, I began working on a plan to investigate further, the almost regular unusual occurrences that have been reported through the years at the grand, and much loved, Puhinui house. puhi are the decorative plumes used on Maori war canoes; nui meaning… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session one – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Milton Wool Mill – Milton, Otago

Milton is a town of 2,000 people, located on State Highway 1, 50 kilometres to the south of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand. It lies on the floodplain of the Tokomairiro River, one branch of which loops past the north and south ends of the town. This river gives its name to many local features,… Continue reading Milton Wool Mill – Milton, Otago

St James / Regent / Odeon theatres – Auckland

TWO SESSIONS : Sat 22 August 2015 & Fri 18 September 2015 I hadn’t set foot in this stunning central Auckland city landmark for a good twenty something years. as a kid I would save my pocket money and mow a few lawns, to raise enough to jump on a bus and go spend a day… Continue reading St James / Regent / Odeon theatres – Auckland