Project Mercer: Visit Three – Mercer Jail-House, Cemetery and Morgue investigation

A great investigation session last night. We headed out South again to carry on with further research of the Mercer Jailhouse, cemetery and Morgue building. This is visit 3 in our on-going study into this fascinating and very historic region of South Auckland. We are gradually unearthing many intriguing ”hidden” secrets surrounding this quiet and… Continue reading Project Mercer: Visit Three – Mercer Jail-House, Cemetery and Morgue investigation

The Old Melbourne Gaol (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

It’d been many, many years since I’d been to Melbourne. In-fact the last time I’d been I think Kylie and Jason were still mulling about on Ramsey street and I remember peeking over the fence at a friend’s house thinking that the set of Neighbours was on the other side. That was over 30 years… Continue reading The Old Melbourne Gaol (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Haunted Auckland’s Napier Roadtrip & Prison Ghost hunt

The team roadtripped its way back down to the beautiful Hawkes Bay region once again to spend the night at the mighty Napier Prison. We were running a public ghost hunt event that night and when everyone had gone home, we spent the next few hours in investigation mode. It was a long day / night,… Continue reading Haunted Auckland’s Napier Roadtrip & Prison Ghost hunt

Mark’s Solo Overnight Stay @ Napier Prison

After a year-long gap, (well, it was only around this time last year, but seems an eternity!) I figured it was time to revisit this intriguing urban fortress. The plan was standard. To spend the entire night, exploring and investigating the entire facility. Documenting everything as I go. Since we drove there, the car was… Continue reading Mark’s Solo Overnight Stay @ Napier Prison

Waikune Prison – Ruapehu

photo by Sam Collier

Waikune Prison was minimum security prison opened in 1921. It sits, isolated and alone, on a deserted and overgrown few acres, along a lonely strip of highway, and has been left abandoned and in decay since 1986. This derelict prison camp located in a remote area below a looming Mt Ruapehu, was closed due to lack… Continue reading Waikune Prison – Ruapehu

The Cage – St Osyth, Essex, United Kingdom

I first heard about The Cage in St Osyth a couple of years ago when I watched a programme on TV called ‘Great British Ghosts’. I was fascinated listening to Vanessa, the current owner, tell the TV crew about the events that had happened in the house since she had lived there.   After checking to… Continue reading The Cage – St Osyth, Essex, United Kingdom

Fremantle Prison – Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison in Fremantle, Western Australia. The six-hectare (15-acre) site includes the prison cellblocks, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, and tunnels. Initially known as the Convict Establishment or The Establishment, it was constructed as a prison for convicts, using convict labour, between… Continue reading Fremantle Prison – Fremantle, Western Australia

Bluestone Room

History In 1861, whilst the rest of New Zealand was being settled; a nondescript block building goes up in the thriving commercial centre of the far-flung British colony of Auckland. One hundred and fifty years later, the Bluestone Store resolutely remains anchored in Durham Lane, surrounded by high-rise apartments and offices. It is now one… Continue reading Bluestone Room

Maitland Gaol – New South Wales, Australia.

Maitland Gaol is a former Australian prison located in East Maitland, New South Wales. Its construction was started in 1844 and prisoners first entered the gaol in 1848. By the time of its closure, on 31 January 1998, it had become the longest continually run gaol in Australia. It has since been turned into a… Continue reading Maitland Gaol – New South Wales, Australia.

The White Lady

A White Lady is a type of female ghost reportedly seen in rural areas and associated with some local legend of tragedy. White Lady legends are found around the world. Common to many of them is the theme of losing or being betrayed by a husband or fiancé. They are often associated with an individual… Continue reading The White Lady

Machattie Park – Screams in the Dark

When Machattie Park officially opened in 1890, it was celebrated, as it symbolised the closing of one of Bathurst’s more unsightly pieces of history. Still, a part of that dark history remains, as piercing shrieks are heard, ringing out in the night. It seems the past continues to echo, even to this day. Screams in… Continue reading Machattie Park – Screams in the Dark

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum – Devonport, Auckland

Housed in a 19th Century submarine mining station looking over the Waitemata Harbour, the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum showcases the rich history of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Jerome – Arizona USA

The town of Jerome was founded in 1876 in the Black Hills in Arizona USA and was once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West” . It was built on Cleopatra Hill and overlooks the red hills of the Verde Valley and was originally a copper mining camp, which grew into a settlement to… Continue reading Jerome – Arizona USA

New Zealand man ‘attacked by vampires’

By Paul Chapman A New Zealand man claimed he was bitten by three people who allegedly drank his blood during a vampire-style attack in the dark. Details of the bizarre late night incident on Mount Victoria, an unlit beauty spot that overlooks the capital, Wellington, emerged after two people appeared in court jointly charged with… Continue reading New Zealand man ‘attacked by vampires’