Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

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

A Pint of Paranormal – Web Series – Episode 1

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.

Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays from Haunted Auckland!

From our Haunted Auckland Family to yours; Have a very Merry Christmas & New Years and a safe, fun and relaxing holiday period. (if you get one!) This year was ridiculously busy, but very productive and a lot of fun. Looking forward to taking you all along on our research journey in the new year!… Continue reading Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays from Haunted Auckland!

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 – Lisa in Eckfords Farm Homestead.

On this night Mark, Barbara, Marlene, Sam and Lisa spent the night sleeping / investigating solo within the village. Each team member staying alone in one of the many buildings. Just themselves and whatever equipment or techniques they might choose to utilise that night for their investigation. Sam in the little Church House, Barbara in the Court… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Lisa in Eckfords Farm Homestead.

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.

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.

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

Matukutureia (or McLaughlin’s Mountain), Clendon, Auckland

Matukutūreia, or McLaughlin’s Hill, is one of many extinct volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. It has a peak 73 metres above sea level, and was the site of a Maori pa. History The scoria cone was originally crescent-shaped and featured Māori terraces and kumara pits, before extensive quarrying reduced it to a pyramid-shaped mound… Continue reading Matukutureia (or McLaughlin’s Mountain), Clendon, Auckland

Howick Historical Village: Halloween Event – October 29th 2016

The team were invited back to the village for their annual Halloween event. We gave presentations in the old Pakuranga School house and took keen ghost hunters around the village to give them a small taste of what it is we do. They used our equipmnent and got to learn a little about the whos, whys and whats… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Halloween Event – October 29th 2016

PUBLIC GHOST HUNT: Howick Historical Village

A fantastic and fun night with a great gathering of people at the Howick Historical Village! We kicked off the night with a short presentation about the team, and what we do, followed by the  intriguing Puhinui torch throwing clip and allowed for a few questions.  We then split into two teams; one lead by myself (Mark)… Continue reading PUBLIC GHOST HUNT: Howick Historical Village

Howick Historical Village GHOST HUNT! Sept 3rd

Haunted Auckland presents….. A Howick Historical Village GHOST HUNT Join the team for a night of investigation and intrigue, as we gain special night time access to this fascinating collection of houses; including the mysterious Puhinui House, a place that has been investigated many a time by the team and has kept us completely baffled… Continue reading Howick Historical Village GHOST HUNT! Sept 3rd

Project Puhinui: Session Four – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session Four: 30th April 2016 – Solo Overnight vigil by Lisa Ward. I thought it was a nice old house, very representative of the 1800s. I loved the Veranda. I went in treating it as an ordinary ‘un-haunted’ house and thought that I would just see if anything happened to convince me otherwise. The house was… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session Four – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Project Puhinui: Session Three – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session Three: April 9th 2016 – Solo overnight vigil by Sam Collier. I was no stranger to Puhinui house itself. Being a local to the Howick and Pakuranga area meant almost annual visits to the Howick historical village right through my school life from primary to college. I can’t ever recall ever visiting the Puhinui house… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session Three – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

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

Project Puhinui: Session one – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session One: March 19th 2016 – Solo overnight vigil by Mark Wallbank Feb 2016, I began working on a plan to investigate further, the almost regular unusual occurrences that have been reported through the years at the grand, and much loved, Puhinui house. puhi are the decorative plumes used on Maori war canoes; nui meaning… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session one – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Bell House Presentation Evening – Feb 27th 2016

Feb 27th 2016 A great relaxed and intimate evening in Bell House, Howick. Thank you to all those that came along last night. It was fun! Awesome seeing a few familiar faces from past events and Facebook. Speakers were Mark Wallbank and Barbara Caisley from Haunted Auckland. PARANORMAL 101: PART ONE Presented by Mark Wallbank Paranormal….What… Continue reading Bell House Presentation Evening – Feb 27th 2016

Last one standing – Howick, Auckland

This East Auckland home was bought up by developers along with a few others and was demolished soon after to make way for further expansion of the area. When I visited, this was the last home standing. Though only just.  

Private Residence, Howick

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.

Cumberland College, Otago

Cumberland College is a residential college in Dunedin, for the University of Otago. The iconic landmark was established as a hall of residence in 1989 and is located in the former Dunedin Hospital Nurses’ Home, built in 1916, just across the road from Dunedin Hospital and the Queen Mary Maternity Hospital. There are underground tunnels… Continue reading Cumberland College, Otago

Return to the Howick Historical Village

See the intriguing evidence the team captured on our follow-up investigation among the fascinating echoes of Auckland’s colonial past. Background For location history and other background information, see the investigation report from our previous visit in December 2011. The Return After the interest in our previous investigation from followers on our Facebook page and upon hearing further stories from… Continue reading Return to the Howick Historical Village

Sergeant Fords Cottage – Howick Historical Village: Visit 2 – 28th Jan, 2012.

After some interesting occurrences in a previous investigation and upon hearing further stories from the staff at the Village who received our report and corroborated some of the evidence we captured, we felt a second investigation with a larger team was necessary to help consolidate the evidence of paranormal activity at the Howick Historical Village.… Continue reading Sergeant Fords Cottage – Howick Historical Village: Visit 2 – 28th Jan, 2012.