North Shore ”Hanging man”

Since moving to the north shore of Auckland around 15 years ago, I’ve picked up a few intriguing local stories of possible paranormality and high strangeness around the region. One was told to me back when we first moved here. I noted it, visited the area and took photos to try and document what I could… Continue reading North Shore ”Hanging man”

The Trout Hotel – Canvastown

History Canvastown,  the home of the Trout Hotel, is 50 kilometres west of Blenheim, is a locality at the point where the Wakamarina River joins the Pelorus River, in Marlborough. Named after all the miner’s thick canvas tents that were set up all over the land, the town was founded in 1864, after gold was… Continue reading The Trout Hotel – Canvastown

The New Zealand ‘UFO’ Wave of 1909 – By Tony Brunt

The New Zealand ‘UFO’ Wave of 1909 By Tony Brunt 1967 – Former convener of the Auckland University UFO Research Group (no longer in existence.) For a little over a month in the winter of 1909 hundreds of New Zealanders reported seeing “airships” of varying shapes and sizes moving about in the sky. Sighting reports… Continue reading The New Zealand ‘UFO’ Wave of 1909 – By Tony Brunt

The Moa

Moa were large, flightless birds that lived in New Zealand until about 500 years ago. There were 10 species of these extinct birds. They belong to the ratite group of birds, in the order Dinornithiformes, which also includes ostriches, emus and kiwi. Moa were hunted to extinction by Māori, who found them easy targets. Their… Continue reading The Moa

Unidentified lights in the evening sky

Reported on Stuff.co.nz – 17 October 2013 UFOs or Chinese lanterns? Strange lights have again been seen in the sky above Blenheim, prompting speculation of intergalactic visitations. Nathan Menzies said he saw a strange light in the sky from his home in Brewer Street, Blenheim, at 8.30pm on Tuesday. “I don’t believe in this sort… Continue reading Unidentified lights in the evening sky

Kaikoura UFO sightings

Report in Stuff.co.nz – 22 January 2013 Among the hundreds of UFO sightings in New Zealand, only one was ever fully investigated. Public and media interest in the Kaikoura UFO sightings in 1978, coupled with strong personal interest from prime minister Robert Muldoon, led to the air force preparing a detailed report. This is the… Continue reading Kaikoura UFO sightings

Only one NZ UFO sighting investigated [The Press]

Among the hundreds of UFO sightings in New Zealand, only one was fully investigated. Public and media interest in the infamous Kaikoura UFO sightings in 1978, coupled with strong personal interest from Prime Minister Robert Muldoon, led to a detailed report being prepared by the air force. This is the first time it has been… Continue reading Only one NZ UFO sighting investigated [The Press]