We have been enjoying our ongoing investigation of the Lake House Arts Centre, in Takapuna. A stunning piece of historic real estate, built in the 1890’s as a family home and in 1997, relocated in seven pieces from its original place on Hurstmere road, at the Northern end of Takapuna Beach. A fascinating place with… Continue reading The Lakehouse Art Centre
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
During the Xmas holidays, Sam from Haunted Auckland took his family for a few days’ stay down in Napier, situated in the beautiful Hawkes Bay region. While he was there he took the chance to visit and photograph the abandoned Old Napier Hospital, which is currently in the process of demolition. Whilst not necessarily haunted, we still… Continue reading Old Napier Hospital – Napier
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
On the topic of prison, it’s more likely that you’d hear of those on the inside that can’t wait to get out. And then there’s us – those on the outside that couldn’t wait to get in… Haunted Auckland had been invited by Craig Wright to join him on a tour of Napier Prison where… Continue reading Napier Prison Investigation
Hi all, we get private visit requests on an almost daily basis, from people all over the country, that claim to be experiencing unusual, possibly paranormal events in their homes that frighten them, causing unrest within the family. If the location is local, we can usually send some team members out to look into it… Continue reading New NZ Teams Wanted
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
Napier Prison is a former prison in Napier that was New Zealand’s oldest prison. It is now an historic facility which offers guided tours twice daily and self-guided audio tours all-day. It is also the only building where it is possible to see the original path of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. The Prison was constructed… Continue reading Napier Prison
The question has been asked for decades: why haven’t psychic powers been proven yet? Psychics have been studied for decades, both in and out of the laboratory, yet the scientific community (and the public at large) remains unconvinced. In a recent book, “Science & Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics,” author Chris… Continue reading Do Scientists Fear the Paranormal?
Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is the name given to an ape or hominid – like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets. Most… Continue reading Bigfoot
In the early 1850s, the Colonial Government in Auckland sent Alfred Domett, District Commissioner of Crown Lands, to oversee the survey and drawing up of a plan for the still-to-be-named port town. It was Domett who proposed the settlement be named Napier after Sir Charles Napier (1782-1853), who successfully led British forces against a large… Continue reading Old Napier Cemetery
Napier (Park Island) Cemetery contains the official war graves of 15 men who served in the New Zealand forces during the First World War and who died before 1 September 1921. Gates open at 8.00am and close at sunset. Toilets open 8.00am to sunset. Only existing family-owned plots are available for full-size earth plot burials.… Continue reading Park Island Cemetery – Napier
With a majestic view over Napier, this beautiful old villa stands out on a hilltop, open to the elements. Proud, though in need of some TLC.
The mystery of moving coloured lights in the night skies over Hawke’s Bay continues to deepen with a third sighting since early last month. Last Saturday night it was Onekawa resident Stephen Carr’s turn to be perplexed by unexpected lights overhead after going outside just after 9pm. And, as he discovered after calling police, he… Continue reading Mystery of lights in sky lingers [Hawkes Bay Today]
Introduction: There have been many encounters with unknown creatures off the coast of New Zealand, with the East coast being particularly favoured. There is a very good reason for this, running parallel to New Zealand’s coastline is the Hikurangi Trench. A deep gouge on the ocean floor, that descends in places to depths of 3,750… Continue reading The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.
We return to the famed Auckland Civic Theatre in search of the former staff and performers said to linger in the grand auditorium.
The team ventures south to the scenic Hawkes Bay to investigate this majestic art-deco hotel on Napier’s waterfront.
by Mike Barrington [The Northern Advocate] Mystery lights seen in the sky over Tutukaka could have been alien cosmic masters cruising by in their flying saucers. Or they may have been Chinese lanterns released by European backpackers partying on a nearby beach. Mal Egginton at first thought he was seeing a plane when he watched… Continue reading Sightings of UFOs off North coast
Could New Zealand become a new hot spot for close encounters? Just days after New Zealand authorities released 2,000 pages of previously classified UFO X-Files, mysterious lights were spotted over three locations.New Zealand’s stuff.co.nz news service reports that on Sunday, Boxing Day in that country, unexplained orange and red lights appeared above Napier, Taranaki and… Continue reading UFOs Buzz New Zealand After X-Files Release [AOL NEWS.COM]
An object that mysteriously smashed through the roof of a house near Hastings, forcing a light plane to land for a mechanical check, apparently came from a wood-splitter. The incident occurred about a month ago when a Whakatu resident called police and said a chunk of iron had ended up on his living room floor,… Continue reading Origin of Hawke’s Bay ‘UFO’ finally revealed