Im often asked about the beginnings of Haunted Auckland and how we got together. The team’s roots go way back, creating some very deep and solid foundations. Around 1985, I teamed up with a couple of adventurous mates and, armed with a torch, camera and tape recorder, set out to document and hunt ghosts. In… Continue reading Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings
An occasional web series from Haunted Auckland, featuring paranormal based banter with other like-minded researchers, team members and any random victim we can haul in to natter about ghosts ‘n’ stuff with us. Created with no budget and not a lot of talent, we hope you enjoy it.
USS Iowa began military service on Feb 22 1943. She was used initially as an escort ship for ships transporting President Roosevelt, and other ships travelling in the Atlantic Ocean, but was also involved in the Marshall Islands campaign, Okiniwa landings and in assault targets in Hokkaido and Honshu during WWII. The ship was also… Continue reading USS Iowa – San Pedro, Los Angeles
The Grand Hotel was built in Jerome, Arizona in 1926 as the United Verde Hospital. It was a state-of-the-art medical facility and was listed at the time as the most modern and well equipped hospital in Arizona and possibly in all of the western states. Unfortunately in 1950 the hospital closed due to a dwindling… Continue reading Jerome Grand Hotel – Jerome, Arizona. USA
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
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
A good article by Hayley Stevens that highlights one of the major downfalls of the paranormal research field, that we see around us on an almost daily basis. Especially when it comes to private residential visits.Unfortunately, the field is rife with uneducated, naive and inexperienced enthusiasts; all wanting to play ‘Ghost hunters’ and hopefully become… Continue reading When Ghost Hunting Goes Bad – An article by Hayley Stevens
Finally got through reading this wee beast of a book. Been busy roadtripping and writing myself, so have been taking this around with me to flip through at random moments during the last few weeks. Only a few pages in and I was fast realising this book was good. Very good in fact. I could… Continue reading [Book] Australia’s Haunted History – By Jeanette Kamper
A friend of mine (Terri) recently drew my attention to the what I believe is known as the ‘Weapons Focus Effect’, this basically says that if an eye-witness is in a situation where they are threatened by the presence of a weapon then it may hinder their ability to clearly identify the person holding said… Continue reading PSI Theories: A Twist on the Weapons Focus Effect
When I travelled over to Aussie recently for the Paracon event weekend, my suitcase weighed in at 26 kgs. That’s 3 kgs over the New Zealand legal limit. Most of that weight was my own books, in a box, to be sold (hopefully) at the Paracon bookstore. I sold a good few, which was awesome;… Continue reading Newcastle Ghost Stories – Book by Renata Daniel
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?
A couple of recently recieved books I’ve just finished reading on the paranormal investigation topic….Firstly, the locally written; A Different Kind of Normal, by Kathy McBride. Kathy is a psychic medium based in Wellington. This being her first attempt at writing a book. It’s a self released publication chalking up a somewhat bulky, but enjoyable… Continue reading A Different Kind of Normal- by Kathy McBride / Ghost Hunting Made Simple – by Jeanette Kamper
The Willard Library offers three cams for your ghost hunting pleasure. The Children’s Room cam , Research Room cam , and the Basement Cam refresh every 20 seconds. According to reports from visitors, some of the most frequent encounters with the legendary Lady in Grey have occurred in the children’s reading room in the basement of Willard Library.
Parts 1 and 2 of our 3-Part Investigation As Haunted Auckland has spent the past couple of years field researching some of the many looming structures and private villa residences on this oppressive and overwhelmingly large and sprawling piece of sinister real estate, we were thrilled when contacted by the new lease holders of the… Continue reading Kingseat Maximum Security
It is not hard to find sacred religious sites; churches, synagogues, shrines, mosques, and other such places dot the landscape, offering a place for followers of one religious faith or another to join with others and worship. There are many non-religious sacred places as well, such as those for New Agers who flock to the… Continue reading Secular Sacred Sites and Ghost Hunting
There are thousands of amateur ghost hunters around the world whose techniques are modeled after hit cable television shows such as Ghost Hunters, which claim to use good science. But a close examination of typical ghost-hunting methods reveals them to be mostly pseudoscience. Millions of people are interested in ghosts. One 2005 Gallup poll found… Continue reading Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations
The old adage, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” couldn’t be more appropriate way to start this article. The subject alone is enough to make anyone serious about paranormal research pull their hair out. Ghost apps. How are they fooling the masses? Especially “educated paranormal researchers”?? Makes you wonder, right?… Continue reading Ghost Apps: Fun or Fraud?
There is an old story that goes at least into the early 80’s, perhaps even much earlier, of a man who was found drowned underneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It is thought that he had died after being either swept off his fishing perch by incoming rough water, or fell, hitting his head and drowning,… Continue reading Harbour Bridge Ghost
The legend of the Three Witches There are stories that have been wafting around in time, of three witches that were hanged in the 1800’s from trees in swamp land which has now become the beautiful and iconic Auckland Domain. There are tales (urban legends perhaps) of people walking through the park being ambushed by… Continue reading The Three Witches, Auckland Domain
Haunted Auckland investigates the Onehunga Blockhouse to try to uncover what spirits may be residing in this nineteenth-century stronghold. Check out our exclusive audio evidence!
It is said that in the early hours of the morning the apparition of a man in his 30’s can be seen standing in the middle of the intersection of Balmoral Road, Pine Street and Eldon Road. He manifests himself briefly each night at various times, and it is said he will only appear if… Continue reading The Sandringham Spectre
The Haunted Auckland team was called to this family home after many incidents of paranormal activity including fire alarms going off, people being touched, family members’ names being called, shadow figures being seen on walls and ceilings, and sleep disturbances being experienced by every member of the family.
The Otuataua Stonefields, near Ihumātao, is one of the Auckland’s last volcanic areas where you can see the large-scale stonework and earthwork remains that show how people once lived and worked. A stark reminder of Auckland’s volcanic past. Location and History: 56 Ihumātao Quarry Road, Mangere. 21.1km – 27 minutes drive from Downtown Auckland. The… Continue reading Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve, Ihumātao