Let’s start taking it seriously for 2019.

Ok, this needs to be said. I’ve spent some of my time off, watching various paranormal team investigation videos on You Tube. Skimmed through about 10 in the past few nights. One thing they all had in common, which I found frustrating and if I’m honest, embarassing. They all contained no actual investigation or science… Continue reading Let’s start taking it seriously for 2019.

Former Wellington Fever Hospital / SPCA

It was a privilege and thrill to finally get the chance to explore this iconic historic Wellington landmark. The former Wellington Fever Hospital was designed in 1917 and completed for opening in 1920 to look after patients with infectious diseases and is a rare surviving example of an Isolation Hospital; situated high up on a… Continue reading Former Wellington Fever Hospital / SPCA

A Different Kind of Normal- by Kathy McBride / Ghost Hunting Made Simple – by Jeanette Kamper

A couple of recently recieved books I’ve just finished reading on the paranormal investigation topic….Firstly, the locally written; A Different Kind of Normal, by Kathy McBride. Kathy is a psychic medium based in Wellington. This being her first attempt at writing a book. It’s a self released publication chalking up a somewhat bulky, but enjoyable… Continue reading A Different Kind of Normal- by Kathy McBride / Ghost Hunting Made Simple – by Jeanette Kamper

Thoughts on Bigfoot Eye Shine

Over the years hundreds of bigfoot eyewitnesses have reported seeing what is described as glowing eyes. The eyes most often glow with a red color, but not always. Green, amber, blue, and even a scintillating mishmash of colors have also been reported. Some have suggested that bigfoots actually create this light with their own eyes… Continue reading Thoughts on Bigfoot Eye Shine

You Suspect Your Home is Haunted? Should You Investigate Your Home?

Every morning, like clockwork, at three in the morning, you’re woken to hear someone call your name. Alone and terrified, you stop to listen. You hear a bang, and then the sound of walking. Alarmed, you get up to see if anyone is in your house. Reluctantly you search the entire house and you realize that nobody… Continue reading You Suspect Your Home is Haunted? Should You Investigate Your Home?

The Bigfoot Phenomena and the Scientific Method

I often read various statements in Bigfoot Facebook groups such as, “I won’t believe it until science proves it” or “It’s not real unless it’s been proven by science” or “Unless it can be proven scientifically, then it doesn’t exist or it can’t be true.”  Statements such as these are made by individuals who put… Continue reading The Bigfoot Phenomena and the Scientific Method

Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

There are thousands of amateur ghost hunters around the world whose techniques are modeled after hit cable television shows such as Ghost Hunters, which claim to use good science. But a close examination of typical ghost-hunting methods reveals them to be mostly pseudoscience. Millions of people are interested in ghosts. One 2005 Gallup poll found… Continue reading Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

Ghost Apps: Fun or Fraud?

The old adage, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” couldn’t be more appropriate way to start this article. The subject alone is enough to make anyone serious about paranormal research pull their hair out. Ghost apps. How are they fooling the masses? Especially “educated paranormal researchers”??  Makes you wonder,  right?… Continue reading Ghost Apps: Fun or Fraud?

Stephenville: Texas’ latest UFO Hot Spot?

It appears as though a dozen or so UFO sightings that were reported to San Antonio police earlier this month have been explained. A local news station broadcast the story about illuminated globes that were spotted floating over the Alamo City by several residents on the evening of May 17. One eyewitness named Roger Barrera… Continue reading Stephenville: Texas’ latest UFO Hot Spot?

St James Theatre, Wellington

The St James Theatre, (previously known as His Majesty’s Theatre, and the Westpac St. James Theatre from 1997–2007) (shortened to “St. James” by locals) is a stage theatre located in the heart of NZ’s capital city, Wellington. The present theatre was designed in 1912 by Australian theatre designer Henry Eli White. The theatre currently faces… Continue reading St James Theatre, Wellington

The Warminster Mystery

The books of UK reporter Arthur Shuttlewood (1920-1996) provide insights on the topic of unidentified flying objects and human contact with people from beyond our earthly realm, a subject  considered in previous blog articles about Orfeo Angelucci, Truman Bethurum and Daniel Fry, among others.  Shuttlewood’s first book The Warminster Mystery (1967) chronicles momentous experiences as… Continue reading The Warminster Mystery

Orbs and Digital Photography

There is much debate and controversy as to whether “orbs” in photos are spiritual/ghosts, dust, moisture or insects. On one side of the debate, “Sceptics” are saying the orb is a reflection/ refraction of light caused by the flash being too close to the lens on modern digital cameras. Sceptics will also argue that dust, moisture, rain… Continue reading Orbs and Digital Photography

Theory of “Spirit Orbs” and The Diagnosing of Online Photos

We are often sent photos and asked what we think of them. After feeling like a broken record, I felt like maybe I should explain why we do not “diagnose” photos that are sent to us over the internet. It’s not that we’re being “para snobs!” Honestly! Bottom line, whether its a potential spirit orb,… Continue reading Theory of “Spirit Orbs” and The Diagnosing of Online Photos

Whangarei Residence

The team road-tripped its way up country to Whangarei at the request of a frustrated couple living in a home with regular, ongoing paranormal activity.

Ufo Fleet 20+ objects – New Zealand West Auckland 14th July 2012 8:45pm

Ufo Fleet 20 plus objects – New Zealand West Auckland Saturday 14th July 2012 8:45pm The report attached to the You Tube clip states….”At approximately 8:45 pm on the 14th of July 2012 we went outside and looked at the night sky to see what appeared to be a fleet of ufos. They were around 20+… Continue reading Ufo Fleet 20+ objects – New Zealand West Auckland 14th July 2012 8:45pm

The Orb Phenomenon

INTRODUCTION In recent years a number of people have reported finding anomalous circular images, often called “orbs,” in photos taken at night with a flash, under seemingly ordinary conditions. The photos have been taken both outdoors and indoors. These photos were not taken under “conventional UFO,” conditions, i.e., there were no strange lights or objects… Continue reading The Orb Phenomenon

Return to the Howick Historical Village

See the intriguing evidence the team captured on our follow-up investigation among the fascinating echoes of Auckland’s colonial past. Background For location history and other background information, see the investigation report from our previous visit in December 2011. The Return After the interest in our previous investigation from followers on our Facebook page and upon hearing further stories from… Continue reading Return to the Howick Historical Village

Ghostly experiences offered on tour [Kapi-Mana News]

BY ANDREA O’NEIL For someone who says she’s not much of a people person, Kathy McBride has the wrong career: she’s confronted by friends and strangers all day long – only they happen to be dead. Ghost hunter, ghost buster, medium, psychic – call her what you will, Miss McBride says she has seen, heard… Continue reading Ghostly experiences offered on tour [Kapi-Mana News]

It’s 2012, here come the UFOs [NZ Herald]

The New Year has seen a spike in reported sightings of UFOs, with 2012 hysteria blamed for an increase in reports of flashing lights and floating orbs. WeatherWatch.co.nz – which receives a handful of eyewitness reports of meteors and other lights in the sky every day – said there had been a dramatic increase of… Continue reading It’s 2012, here come the UFOs [NZ Herald]

Waikato’s most haunted [Waikato Times]

They’re not ghostbusters, they’re investigators Quantum Foundation founders Lisa Austen, left, and Tracey Royce investigate paranormal activity in the Waikato and say Hollywood horror flicks are nothing like the real thing.Things that go bump in the night go bump a little more often in the Waikato than other parts of the country. That’s according to… Continue reading Waikato’s most haunted [Waikato Times]

Ghostly photos spark debate

Are these some of New Zealand’s spookiest pictures? [stuff.co.nz]For the past few weeks, The Press has been calling for New Zealand’s best spectral images in the wake of a British competition that judged ghost pictures from around the world.The photograph chosen as the best by British judges was that of a ghostly figure, in Tudor… Continue reading Ghostly photos spark debate

UFO website will record mysterious encounters

By Errol Kiong Scientists are welcoming a new website that encourages people to record their UFO sightings. Veteran Hamilton air traffic controller and pilot Graeme Opie is behind the UFO Focus New Zealand Research Network, which aims to document sightings of unidentified objects in the sky. He says the network has received 48 reports of… Continue reading UFO website will record mysterious encounters