The Spectre of Newby Church

So……What does a ghost look like anyway? Tell us what you really think about the Newby Church Monk. The ‘Newby Monk’ (otherwise known as the ‘Spectre of Newby Church’) is the name given to the ghostly apparition developed in a photograph taken on the grounds of Newby Hall’s own Church of Christ the Consoler. The… Continue reading The Spectre of Newby Church

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

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

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

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.

Australia’s Haunted History – Books

A huge hug and a mighty loud shout-out to a great mate over in Australia, who has been doing great things within the paranormal field over there. Good on ya, Jeanette Kamper! Continually keeping herself busy with investigations with her team and regular public events, to writing a series of very informative and helpful books,… Continue reading Australia’s Haunted History – Books

Norwood Hall Hotel – Cult, Aberdeen

Tonight’s haunted bed is in the beautiful and quite huge Norwood Hall Hotel, in the quaintly named district of Cult, in Aberdeen. It was built in 1887 for the Ogston family. It stands on the former site of Pitfodels Castle which was owned by the Reid family and then passed to the Menzies family in… Continue reading Norwood Hall Hotel – Cult, Aberdeen

Pumphouse Theatre Public Paranormal Investigation Event – AUGUST 24th, 2019

AUGUST 24th 7.30 pm till 1.00 am A night of Paranormal Investigation with Paranormal research team, Haunted Auckland. Here is your chance to join Haunted Auckland as a Paranormal Investigator, for a night of learning and fun in this fascinating and reportedly haunted historical location! Have you got what it takes? Note: This is an… Continue reading Pumphouse Theatre Public Paranormal Investigation Event – AUGUST 24th, 2019

R.I.P Lorraine Warren

In the paranormal field, Ed and Lorraine Warren were already world-renowned legends, but it was thanks to James Wan’s The Conjuring (and its subsequent franchise universe) that the duo rose to even higher levels of prominence. The entire universe is based on the case files of Ed and Lorraine, with Lorraine played by Vera Farmiga… Continue reading R.I.P Lorraine Warren

What if time isn’t linear?

Note This is just some of my own thoughts and doesn’t represent the opinions of Haunted Auckland. I’m not a physicist or a mathematician, so someone who is may tell me I’m talking a load of rubbish. However, the concept of time not being linear interests me and I think worth sharing with others to… Continue reading What if time isn’t linear?

Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh, Scotland

The City of Edinburgh is known for being home to one of the most haunted graveyards in the world — Greyfriars Kirkyard. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars. Most of the hauntings are linked to the ghost of George Mackenzie… Continue reading Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh, Scotland

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

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

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)

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

Boleskine House – Inverness, Scotland

Probably the most notable (or notorious) building along the south side of Loch Ness lies, half hidden behind the trees, approximately midway between Foyers and Inverfarigaig. This is Boleskine House. I spent two consecutive investigation visits within this abandoned burnt out shell. Two hours at dusk one night and three hours a little earlier the… Continue reading Boleskine House – Inverness, Scotland

The Nature and Existence of Ghosts

Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo - by Théodore Chassériau

“What are ghosts?” – This is a question which is often pondered by paranormal investigators. A recent Reddit post started me thinking on my theories on the nature and existence of ghosts and I decided I would take the opportunity to expand on my thoughts here.

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?

Public Events at the Pumphouse Theatre: Presentation Evening & all night Ghost Hunt Sleepover!

That’s right folks; we’re heading back to the one of our favourite haunts, to spend time talking about ghosts and the paranormal, as well as spending the early hours with the alleged ghostly residents of this stunning 112 year old building situated on the edge of the equally mysterious Lake Pupuke. PUMPHOUSE THEATRE MARCH 24TH… Continue reading Public Events at the Pumphouse Theatre: Presentation Evening & all night Ghost Hunt Sleepover!

Erskine College, Wellington

History Erskine College in Wellington built from 1905 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, is a collection of Class 1 recognised historic buildings which include the Chapel of the Sacred Heart and the Main Block Convent. The premises served as a Catholic girls’ boarding school; Convent of the Sacred Heart at Island Bay, until… Continue reading Erskine College, Wellington

[Book] Australia’s Haunted History – By Jeanette Kamper

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

The Pumphouse Theatre GHOST HUNT! Sept 10th

SEPTEMBER 1Oth 8pm till 1am! A night of Paranormal Investigation with New Zealand’s most active and recognised Paranormal research team. Join Haunted Auckland for a night of frights, learning and fun in this fascinating  and reportedly haunted 110 year old historical location! Note: This is an R18 only event Get to see behind the scenes in this fascinating location and get… Continue reading The Pumphouse Theatre GHOST HUNT! Sept 10th

Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent – Katoomba, NSW

As I was wandering around Katoomba, Australia, on my way to photograph the local old cemetery, I stumbled upon this incredible beast of a building. Have to say my mouth was pretty wide open for the whole time I spent taking it all in! It’s huge! It was closed to the public and totally surrounded… Continue reading Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent – Katoomba, NSW

Paranormal Theories

Ghosts; many have had experiences with them over thousands of years. Ghosts certainly aren’t a new fad. But what are ghosts? Straight up, there are only theories to explain the thousands upon thousands of documented experiences that people around the world have had since the beginning of recorded history. Ghosts and hauntings seem to be… Continue reading Paranormal Theories