Interesting recent discovery! About 25 or so years ago (around 1995 I think) a woman came into the music store I was running at the time, situated in central Auckland’s cool and buzzing Karangahape Road. She had heard through word of mouth by mutual friends or musical acquaintances, that I was interested in the paranormal… Continue reading A doll with a message
My parents built our three bedroom family home when I was 8. We are the only family to have lived in it since 1980; Mum, Dad, myself and my 2 sisters. Growing up I would often see a shadow of a figure down the end of the hallway, standing by the three bedroom doors. I… Continue reading The Man at the End of the Hallway
It’s odd sometimes how life goes, and the things that come your way. For me it’s haunted and creepy possessed things. People give me me items that scare the heebies out of them, to the point they don’t want them in their home. While I do like the concept of possessed dolls and have watched… Continue reading Two new ”haunted” additions
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)
As with most of the items in my decades long collection, I do tend to approach certain items with a somewhat sceptical, even cynical stance sometimes. When the stories seem too good be true and I’m left with so many unanswered questions I have to wonder if there’s either a lot of good liars and… Continue reading Mother in the Mirror
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
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!
Tucked away in Auckland’s North Shore, smothered in dense, overgrown bush native bush and weeds and almost invisible, is this old decaying farm house, sitting abandoned and derelict and typically trashed inside. Thanks to Daniel at Aotearoa Abandoned for the heads up on this fascinating location.
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
Hi all, looking for some help with information on this one. This week I received a framed picture. It belongs to someone, who’s grandmother no longer wants the picture in her home and believes it to be haunted and gotten rid of. It was going to be dumped, but I said I’d take it. She… Continue reading The Blond Haired Boy
Batman. Not a name that necessarily comes to mind at all when it comes to conversations concerning the paranormal and hauntings; however, there is an interesting link where life may imitate art. Dr Jonathan Crane, otherwise known Scarecrow, is a villain in the Batman universe (and who also appears in the 2005 film “Batman Begins,”… Continue reading Theory in Fear
The abandoned house at Ahiaruhe has given rise to lots of legends. Perhaps the most frequently enquired after house in Wairarapa is a derelict mansion that sits atop a ridge in the Ahiaruhe district, across the road from Stonehenge Aotearoa. It must surely be the most photographed building in Wairarapa. It has all the requisites… Continue reading Ahiaruhe Abandoned House – Carterton
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
Thought I’d introduce you to a few from my ‘haunted’ family of toys that I’ve been collecting through the years. The porcelain doll (her name is Maryanne), was given to me about 10 or so years ago. She was from a deceased estate auction amongst a truck load of other items. The new owners wanted… Continue reading Haunted Toys
From Comic-Book Advertisements to Cryptobiotic Artemia As a child during the late 1960s and early 1970s, living in England, I enthusiastically supplemented my already-extensive reading of British comics with any American comic-books that I could find, especially ones published by Gold Key or Charlton that featured popular television cartoon characters from that time period.… Continue reading A Short History of Sea-Monkeys
Alberton is a distinctive colonial mansion, built about 1863 by one of Auckland’s elite landed families. Once the centre of an estate that stretched as far as the eye could see, this beautiful building grew from a farmhouse into an 18-room mansion – including Oriental styled decorative verandahs and towers. Famous in the 19th Century… Continue reading Alberton House – Mt Albert
When I was about six, our family lived in Christchurch in an old rented three bedroom house on Selwyn Street in Spreydon. Sometimes I would wake up and there was a war on my bed with little people dressed like the King, soldiers, horses and canons, other times a tall soldier would walk out of… Continue reading The Soldiers of Selwyn Street
The O’ahu Cemetery is the resting place of many notable early residents of the Honolulu area. They range from missionaries and politicians to sports pioneers and philosophers. Over time it was expanded to become an area known as the Nuʻuanu Cemetery. It was the first public cemetery in Honolulu, founded in November 1844. Due to… Continue reading O’ahu Cemetery, Hawaii
The team was called in to investigate ongoing reports of unusual activity and experiences by both staff and patrons within this deceptively sized North Shore community theatre. Team in attendance: Mark, Barbara, Ian and Sam Weather: Overcast / light rain Initial temperature taken: Exterior: 11.6°C Interior: 14.5°C Theatreworks, The home of the Mairangi players, a… Continue reading TheatreWorks – Birkenhead, Auckland
Mid July we got a call from a woman explaining that her 91 yr old grandmother was having problems in her apartment and needed assistance. As always we were happy to oblige! Getting a distress call from someone in their 90’s is not a typical call for us. Most service calls we get are from… Continue reading “A doll named Sue” PART 1: The Introduction, An experiment into haunted items.
If you found out that someone had died in a house you were planning to rent or buy, what would you do? Go ahead and move in without a thought, or leave the possibly ghost-ridden place for some other sucker? What if it wasn’t just a death, say, from accident or sickness, but a murder?… Continue reading Trying to Sell Your Haunted House? Try Exorcism
Lizzie Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father Andrew Borden and stepmother Abby in Fall River, Massachusetts. The Borden home, originally built for two families in 1845, was turned into a single family dwelling by Andrew. The house remains a city landmark… Continue reading Lizzie Borden House