McCaw Homestead – Matamata

From the www.heritage.org.nz website: The former McCaw Homestead stands on the site of an earlier dwelling, which formed the centrepiece of the Matamata Estate. The estate was established by Josiah Clifton Firth (1826-1897) in 1865 when he leased large areas of land from its Ngati Haua owners, through his friendly relationship with one of their… Continue reading McCaw Homestead – Matamata

The Borley Hauntings

Photo by Lisa Ward [Haunted Auckland]

The little village of Borley is located in a very pretty but sparsely populated area of North Essex and just a few miles away from the Suffolk border where I grew up. At one time the Borley Rectory was considered the most haunted house in England. As a small child I became fascinated with the… Continue reading The Borley Hauntings

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

Mangonui Public & Old Cemetery

Taipa-Mangonui is one name given to a string of small resort settlements in the far north of New Zealand’s North Auckland Peninsula, close to the base of the Aupouri Peninsula. The resorts of Taipa, Cable Bay, Coopers Beach, and Mangonui, all of which lie along the coast of Doubtless Bay, are so close together that… Continue reading Mangonui Public & Old Cemetery

PARALYSIS AND THE UFO PHENOMENON

Introduction   Recently, in the Australasian Ufologist, I had an article published titled “Waking paralysed:abduction or sleep paralysis?” In this article I pointed out that, to me, quite a few abduction accounts seemed more like attacks of sleep paralysis accompanied by hypnagogic/hypnopompic imagery, than anything extraordinary. While undertaking the research for that article, I started… Continue reading PARALYSIS AND THE UFO PHENOMENON

Angel Hair: An Australian Perspective

Introduction The term ‘Angel hair’ refers to a web-like substance, which has been observed falling from the sky to the ground. It is reported to have the unusual property of ‘disappearing’ within a short time of falling. On some occasions it is reported in the company of UFOs. Reports of ‘Angel hair’ have been made… Continue reading Angel Hair: An Australian Perspective

Cock Lane ghost

The Cock Lane ghost was a purported haunting that attracted mass public attention in 1762. The location was an apartment in Cock Lane, a short road adjacent to London’s Smithfield market and a few minutes’ walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. The event centred on three people: William Kent, a usurer from Norfolk, Richard Parsons, a… Continue reading Cock Lane ghost

Searching for the Converse Werewolf

While to most, the full moon represents frantic driving and unpredictable behaviour, to those in the business of ‘monsters’ it is significant for an entirely different reason — lycanthropy, i.e. werewolves. Now, before you place the butterfly net over my head, please be advised that, while generally perceived to be strictly, fictional creatures from literature… Continue reading Searching for the Converse Werewolf

Reflections about UFOlogy

Some of the conclusions offered by editor Charles Bowen in the UFOlogy anthology Encounter Cases from Flying Saucer Review (1977) include the first paragraphs from the final chapter “Beliefs.” We believe that “flying saucers,” or UFOs, do exist: the evidence of sight, radar and sound indicates that either might be metallic, or might give the… Continue reading Reflections about UFOlogy

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

Old Napier Cemetery

In the early 1850s, the Colonial Government in Auckland sent Alfred Domett, District Commissioner of Crown Lands, to oversee the survey and drawing up of a plan for the still-to-be-named port town. It was Domett who proposed the settlement be named Napier after Sir Charles Napier (1782-1853), who successfully led British forces against a large… Continue reading Old Napier Cemetery

The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.

Introduction: There have been many encounters with unknown creatures off the coast of New Zealand, with the East coast being particularly favoured. There is a very good reason for this, running parallel to New Zealand’s coastline is the Hikurangi Trench. A deep gouge on the ocean floor, that descends in places to depths of 3,750… Continue reading The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.

Bassett Taking UFO Disclosure Message to Australia/NZ – Technorati Technology

Bassett Taking UFO Disclosure Message to Australia – Technorati Technology Author: Tim Brosnan X-Conference organizer and Paradigm Research Group (PRG) executive director Stephen Bassett has announced that he will leave June 22 for a 35-day speaking tour of Australia to include twelve stops in eleven cities. The principal sponsor of the tour is the Nexus… Continue reading Bassett Taking UFO Disclosure Message to Australia/NZ – Technorati Technology

ANZUS treaty: New Zealand discloses UFOs as U.S. hides possible ET/UFO base at Pine Gap, Australia

Even as Lt Gen Jerry Mataparae, Chief of Defence Force of New Zealand announced on Jan. 23, 2010 that New Zealand’s secret UFO files were being vetted for public release, its technical partner in the ANZUS treaty – the U.S. – remains entrenched in high secrecy and non-disclosure about an extraterrestrial/UFO facility at their underground… Continue reading ANZUS treaty: New Zealand discloses UFOs as U.S. hides possible ET/UFO base at Pine Gap, Australia

UFO group reports New Zealand defence chief resistance to, final release of classified UFO documents

Suzanne Hanson of New Zealand’s UFO Research, Support and Resource Network has publicly released official correspondence with Lt Gen Jerry Mataparae, Chief of Defence Force NZ following the decision by New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence to release previously classified details of UFO and extraterrestrial-related files. Lt Gen Jerry Mataparae’s official correspondence indicates that he initially… Continue reading UFO group reports New Zealand defence chief resistance to, final release of classified UFO documents

Remuera: Ghostly goings on at No 4

By Donna Fleming [NZ Herald]It took three exorcisms and a Maori blessing to expel the spirits from historic Cotter House, one of the homes featuring on this year’s Look Good Feel Better Fine Homes Tour. If only these walls could talk. There must be hundreds of fascinating tales to tell about the goings-on at Remuera’s… Continue reading Remuera: Ghostly goings on at No 4

Australia: Bigfoot spotted in bush near Sydney

Two backpackers on a year long trip around Australia got the fright of their life last week while they were out trekking in bushland in the vicinity of the township of Leura, not far from the well known Katoomba landmark, ‘The Three Sisters’.It was early evening and by the two ladies admission a bit late… Continue reading Australia: Bigfoot spotted in bush near Sydney