Famous Flora’s Brothel – Pitt St, Auckland City

Famous Flora’s, one of Auckland’s most colourful and dynamic brothels, had occupied a building on Pitt Street for over 30 years when it closed in 2008. Established by Ron King, it was later taken over by his daughter, Lyn Kingsnorth, and her brother Roy. Kingsnorth remembers dropping in to visit her father at his place… Continue reading Famous Flora’s Brothel – Pitt St, Auckland City

Gef The Talking Mongoose Grafitti Art by Bruce Mahalski – Dunedin

  Recently, whilst travelling down South I went on a bit of a mission to try and find a little known about, secretly hidden and covertly painted piece of graffiti art in Dunedin. It is a painting by prolific local artist Bruce Mahalski. The painting depicts a mysterious character that existed back in the 1930s,… Continue reading Gef The Talking Mongoose Grafitti Art by Bruce Mahalski – Dunedin

Tell us what you really think: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

Tell us what you really think. This Monday evening we take a step away from the famous ghost photos and take a dive right into the world of Cryptids with what is arguably the most well known, analysed, and disputed piece of footage since being filmed in 1967. The Patterson-Gimlin film (or otherwise simply known… Continue reading Tell us what you really think: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

Lord Combermere’s ghost photo

Tell us what you really think This week another classic… Lord Combermere’s ghost photo The 2nd Viscount Combermere became a posthumous celebrity in connection with “Lord Combermere’s Ghost Photo”, taken in 1891 by Sybell Corbet. She was Lady Combermere’s sister and staying at Combermere Abbey at that time. She set up her camera with its… Continue reading Lord Combermere’s ghost photo

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

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

Haunted by Shadows

These intriguing NZ shadow experiences were sent in by one of our wonderful followers…. I’d like to document An experience, here’s one out of a few in my life,all experienced in the same house. I’m not a person who is easily scared and I’ll always looks for the logic in situations but there are just… Continue reading Haunted by Shadows

Haunted Mirror

I received a message from a concerned person that was in possession of a mirror; a mirror with something of a dark history that she needed to be rid of. An unassuming and quite cheaply made mirror that had come from The Warehouse, a New Zealand homewares dept store and had been used for many… Continue reading Haunted Mirror

Angry homesick doll yearns for the Highlands

I thought I’d share the story of this little girl that sits in my ‘’haunted items’’ room. I was hoping to return her back to her homeland of Scotland during a recent trip over, donating her to another researcher /haunted item collector over there, where she could hopefully be at peace being back in the… Continue reading Angry homesick doll yearns for the Highlands

Chillingham Castle – Northumberland, UK

Located in the heart of Northumberland, Chillingham Castle is known as one of Britain’s most haunted historic castles. This 13th century castle has a rich history of bloody battles, many of which continue to haunt its premises. From children walled up whilst still alive, to a vast array of tortured souls, many spirits haunt the… Continue reading Chillingham Castle – Northumberland, UK

The House from Hell

The following true story was shared with us by Sean Muir on our NZ Paranormal Research group. Part One – An evil house OK, I don’t talk about this much. It’s kind of long and still sends a cold shiver up and down my spine whenever I think about it. It was in the early… Continue reading The House from Hell

Two recent ”Haunted” additions

A couple of recent additions to the haunted item research room (or the Hoarding / junk room, as the wife calls it!) Went around to collect these two mischievous girls, due to their inability to behave themselves, causing much grief and unease in this suburban One Tree Hill household. The story goes that the two… Continue reading Two recent ”Haunted” additions

New chatty haunted family member arrived!

A new addition to the ”haunted” family arrived today; this one travelling up by courier from Christchurch. Not too much of a back story on this one, really. Apparently the now deceased Mother used to talk to this little girl often when no one was around. During visits the family would hear their mother chatting… Continue reading New chatty haunted family member arrived!

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.

Barcaldine Castle – Oban, Scotland

Barcaldine Castle, aka The Black Castle, is a 17th-century tower house castle located at Barcaldine 9 miles north of Oban, Scotland. The castle was built by Sir Duncan Campbell, of Glenorchy, between 1601 and 1609. The castle fell into disrepair in the later 19th century, when Barcaldine House became the principal residence of the family.… Continue reading Barcaldine Castle – Oban, Scotland

The Haunch of Venison, Salisbury’s oldest and most haunted pub – UK

On my way to visit Stonehenge in July 2018, I stopped off in the ancient City of Salisbury and took the opportunity to visit one of the oldest and most haunted pubs in the city. The Haunch of Venison is a very unique pub; the atmosphere is thick and heavy when you walk in.  You… Continue reading The Haunch of Venison, Salisbury’s oldest and most haunted pub – UK

Project Puhinui: Solo Session five – Puhinui Homestead, Howick Historical Village.

On March 29th of this year, it was Marlene’s turn to conduct a solo overnight stay at Puhinui Homestead, one of our favourite, and possibly one of the more ‘active’ of any of the locations we have thus far investigated in this country. On this night Mark, Barbara, Sam and Lisa also spent the night… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Solo Session five – Puhinui Homestead, Howick Historical Village.

The Goatman

There are stories that travel far back into Māori folklore, and forward to quite recently, of a mysterious entity, half man half goat, that has been encountered on lonely roads and outside of smaller towns all around the country. Most people refer to the creature by a simple, straightforward name, Goatman, sometimes Hoofman. Who or… Continue reading The Goatman

Cathedral House Hotel – Glasgow, Scotland

Was pleased to gain some much appreciated ‘behind the scenes’ access to explore one of Glasgow’s more (apparently) active hotels. Cathedral House Hotel is a beautiful Victorian building on Glasgow’s Cathedral Square to the east of the city centre and is nestled close to Glasgow Necropolis. The building was built in 1877 and was used… Continue reading Cathedral House Hotel – Glasgow, Scotland

30 East Drive – Pontefract

   In September 2017, I was privileged to gain a few hours access to investigate the notoriously haunted Number 30 East Drive in Pontefract, which has stood empty since the Pritchard family fled after they were subjected to years of torment by the so-called ‘Black Monk of Pontefract’. The poltergeist activity here is considered to… Continue reading 30 East Drive – Pontefract

New Haunted family member from the UK!

I’m bringing a new family member back with me. I found her in a small charity store in a little town called Edwinstowe, a little village in Nottinghamshire. She was locked in a glass cabinet, at floor level, almost completely hidden behind random old junk, due to staff not liking it. Something about this doll… Continue reading New Haunted family member from the UK!