The Lakehouse Art Centre

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 Cryptid in the Sky

  On several occasions while walking and driving through thick native and isolated bush around New Zealand, my partner (Kel) and I have encountered a massive bird or bat like creature, swoop down and fly off very quickly. The first encounter was in an isolated reserve on the North Shore around 10pm. Kel, our friend… Continue reading The Cryptid in the Sky

The PumpHouse Theatre

The PumpHouse Theatre is located in the picturesque Killarney Park which sits on the edge of the equally beautiful and intriguing, Lake Pupuke. The PumpHouse operates as a venue for hire for the performing arts. It hosts a wide range of theatre, from plays, musicals, dance, stand-up comedy and many other kinds of events. But… Continue reading The PumpHouse Theatre

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”

Laishley House – Investigation Session 2

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2020 Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland City in New Zealand and the location of the Port of Onehunga, the city’s small port on the Manukau Harbour. It is eight kilometres south of the city centre, close to the volcanic cone of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie). The residential and light-industrial suburb, with… Continue reading Laishley House – Investigation Session 2

O’Neill’s Point Cemetery – Bayswater, Auckland

Devonport (O’Neill’s Point) Cemetery contains the official war graves of 41 men who served in the New Zealand forces and 1 man who served with the UK forces during the First World War and who died before 1 September 1921. The cemetery was opened in 1891 and is located in King Edward Avenue, Belmont, Auckland.… Continue reading O’Neill’s Point Cemetery – Bayswater, Auckland

Takapuna Boating Club – Sir Peter Blake Parade

The Takapuna Boating Club started in 1914 on the shores of the Shoal Bay as the Bayswater Boating club and shortly after the First World War was re-established as the Takapuna Boating Club when a decision was made to erect a club house. An old tannery building in Panmure was purchased. Over several weekends Club… Continue reading Takapuna Boating Club – Sir Peter Blake Parade

PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS: Kingseat Maximum Security – Oct 11th & 18th 2014

Due to the great numbers of requests from the general public to attend our investigations, we decided to run a handful of public ghost hunts, so that fans, followers and supporters of the group could get the chance to see what it’s like and get a taste of the paranormal investigation field for a few hours. The… Continue reading PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS: Kingseat Maximum Security – Oct 11th & 18th 2014

TheatreWorks – Birkenhead, Auckland

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

Private Residence, North Shore – Auckland

Haunted Auckland were called to look into mysterious on-going activity in the beautiful, but under renovation, North Shore bungalow. We have omitted any names, location specifics and personal details in order to maintain the privacy of our client. Investigators on the night – Mark and Barbara Weather Conditions on the night – Fine and cool Luna… Continue reading Private Residence, North Shore – Auckland

Albany Private Residence

The team was called in to investigate this private residence in a quiet suburban Albany subdivision on Auckland’s North Shore, where the occupants have reported numerous apparitions, a child seen standing in the hall, touchings and other night time disturbances. Team in attendance – Mark, Barbara and Pam. Weather Conditions on the night – Warm… Continue reading Albany Private Residence

Harbour Bridge Ghost

There is an old story that goes at least into the early 80’s, perhaps even much earlier, of a man who was found drowned underneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It is thought that he had died after being either swept off his fishing perch by incoming rough water, or fell, hitting his head and drowning,… Continue reading Harbour Bridge Ghost

Fort Takapuna

Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, one of the most significant new additions to the conservation estate, was opened by the Minister of Conservation Sandra Lee on 18 June 2000. This was the result of a decision to classify part of the land used by the NZ Defence Forces for over a century as a Historic Reserve,… Continue reading Fort Takapuna

The Mason Road Tree

This urban legend has been circling for a few years now, but isn’t widely known. The location is Mason Road, in a small subdivision off Oteha Valley Rd. It’s in a newly developed section of Albany on Auckland’s north shore and the rumours are kept at a low whisper for fears the land might devalue if word… Continue reading The Mason Road Tree

Laishley House, Onehunga

Former residents warned their grandchildren of  frightening goings-on in the upper storey of this historic home. Is there something lurking upstairs at Laishley House?

Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden

The team was invited to visit this wonderful old theatre in west Auckland’s Glen Eden. We had heard stories of ‘Ernie‘, the resident ghost, who some say, has been residing there since World War 2. Ernie is often blamed for any theatre mishaps within the theatre and comfortably known by most that have worked there through… Continue reading Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden

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.