EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

Here’s a helpful tip from us to you. If you’re trying to elicit a response from an alleged spirit resident, we suggest you follow these three simple rules. Keep it simple – Too many teams and investigators will rattle off a barrage of commands, questions and requests, and after a ten second wait will wonder… Continue reading EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

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

The Onehunga Blockhouse – Session 2 – Re-visit

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2020 Haunted Auckland investigates the Onehunga Blockhouse to try to uncover what spirits may be residing in this nineteenth-century stronghold. The team last visited this historical local in May 2013. We felt it was time for a follow-up. The Onehunga Blockhouse is a significant example of nineteenth-century colonial military architecture dating from the… Continue reading The Onehunga Blockhouse – Session 2 – Re-visit

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 Golden Fleece – York, U.K

During my time in England (July 2018), I decided to book myself in for a night at one of York’s most haunted pubs, the Golden Fleece. The day was hot and bright outside and walking into the pub early in the morning was a complete contrast. The pub was cool and very dark inside. Low… Continue reading The Golden Fleece – York, U.K

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Mark’s night in Johnson’s Cottage (Toy Room)

The principle goals of this project were to at first try our luck at ascertaining whether there may or not be some form of residual remnant, or possible paranormal activity present in any of the other houses and buildings with the village; and if so, attempt to either experience or observe first hand, document or… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Mark’s night in Johnson’s Cottage (Toy Room)

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Sam’s night in the old Church.

The team returned to the Howick Historical village for yet again a series of solo investigations – with a slight twist. Previously we had all taken turns (on different nights) doing a full, solo investigation on the largest of the houses “Puhinui house” and had all come away with more questions than answers afterwards and… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Sam’s night in the old Church.

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight sessions – Barbara in the old Howick Courthouse

The Howick Courthouse, Howick Historic Village Thursday 29 March/Friday 30 March This story actually starts last Halloween, when the Howick Historic Village invited Haunted Auckland to hold a ghost hunt at the village as part of their Annual Halloween Event. As a result, fellow team member, Lisa, and myself ended up holding short investigations in… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight sessions – Barbara in the old Howick Courthouse

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

Otuataua Stonefields: 2nd research visit – Mangere, Auckland

The Ōtuataua Stonefields show how the early Maori adapted to their new environment. New Zealand’s shorter growing seasons and colder mean temperatures ruled out many Polynesian staples. The settlers salvaged only a few crops – kumara, taro, yams and gourds, all plants with short growing seasons and small or tough leaves. In the inland Bay… Continue reading Otuataua Stonefields: 2nd research visit – Mangere, Auckland

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

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?

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…

Undisclosed ex School – Mark’s Investigation notes. Oct 22nd 2016

Last nights return to the old Auckland school was interesting to say the least. We started at 8pm (but began our live Facebook feed at 9pm) and carried on through to just before 3am. From there on, I spent the rest of the early morning doing it solo. I got to sleep around 4.30am and… Continue reading Undisclosed ex School – Mark’s Investigation notes. Oct 22nd 2016

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 Two – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session Two: 2nd April 2016  –  Duo overnight vigil by Barbara Caisley & Karen Williams. People have reported seeing the apparition of a woman walking up the stairs of the house. The mirror in the main bedroom has been seen moving and sometimes swivels around overnight. A friend of a staff member who was a sensitive reported… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session Two – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Sam Collier: My opinions on mediums & psychics being utilised within paranormal research & investigations

I think it’s best to begin answering this question with my honest understanding and general opinions of both Mediums and Psychics. I believe a Medium is someone whom strictly believes that they can communicate with the spirits of the deceased, often acting as a bridge to which the dead can speak to the living through… Continue reading Sam Collier: My opinions on mediums & psychics being utilised within paranormal research & investigations

Undisclosed Lodge, Ruapehu

The team were invited to join Medium Craig Wright at this beautiful secluded lodge near Mount Ruapehu to try and find some answers to the various alleged reported on going activity. Team members Mark, Barbara, Sam, Kimberley and Eddie were joined with a lodge family member, a medium Craig and a few of his friends,… Continue reading Undisclosed Lodge, Ruapehu

The Cage – St Osyth, Essex, United Kingdom

I first heard about The Cage in St Osyth a couple of years ago when I watched a programme on TV called ‘Great British Ghosts’. I was fascinated listening to Vanessa, the current owner, tell the TV crew about the events that had happened in the house since she had lived there.   After checking to… Continue reading The Cage – St Osyth, Essex, United Kingdom

Napier Prison Investigation

On the topic of prison, it’s more likely that you’d hear of those on the inside that can’t wait to get out. And then there’s us – those on the outside that couldn’t wait to get in… Haunted Auckland had been invited by Craig Wright to join him on a tour of Napier Prison where… Continue reading Napier Prison Investigation

St James Theatre, Auckland – Exploratory Session One

The Haunted Auckland team is privileged to have been granted rare access to the St James and Regent Theatres, now under renovations and major construction, to document the location in its current condition, its history and any possible paranormal activity that may be evident within the buildings. We intend carrying out a few research visits within these buildings… Continue reading St James Theatre, Auckland – Exploratory Session One