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

My Paranormal Reality

Some investigations end up being non-events. Sometimes we pack up and leave a location having experienced nothing: photographing nothing out of the ordinary, recording nothing of any paranormal worth on our recorders, hearing, seeing and feeling absolutely nothing. Nothing. Yet the stories we have been hearing about the location, leading up to the event itself… Continue reading My Paranormal Reality

Otuataua Stonefields: 2nd research visit – Mangere, Auckland

The Ōtuataua Stonefields show how the early Maori adapted to their new environment. New Zealand’s shorter growing seasons and colder mean temperatures ruled out many Polynesian staples. The settlers salvaged only a few crops – kumara, taro, yams and gourds, all plants with short growing seasons and small or tough leaves. In the inland Bay… Continue reading Otuataua Stonefields: 2nd research visit – Mangere, Auckland

The Hellfire Caves – West Wycombe

The Hellfire Caves (also known as the West Wycombe Caves) are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile (500 metres) underground. They are situated above the village of West Wycombe, at the southern edge of the Chiltern Hills near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Southeast England. The caves… Continue reading The Hellfire Caves – West Wycombe

Massey Homestead, Mangere. Auckland

The Massey Homestead is an imposing historic building set in extensive gardens on Massey Road, Mangere East. It was for some years the home of William Ferguson Massey, who was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1912 to 1925. This is a brief history of the homestead, its ownership by the Massey family, its purchase… Continue reading Massey Homestead, Mangere. Auckland

The Poltergeist of McMinns Drive

Over a five month period, knives, broken glass, lids, bottles and many other objects were thrown about in a house at Humpty Doo, NT, Australia. The picture above shows an assortment of the objects, collected after being hurled by an apparent poltergeist. The story became big news, and many investigators attempted to solve the case. … Continue reading The Poltergeist of McMinns Drive

In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity

Historically, most of the Northern Hemisphere holds the attention of many when it comes to paranormal activity, UFO’s, Cryptozoology and strange phenomena. What I hope to bring forth in these articles is the often not heard of Phenomena that is just as prevalent in the Southern Hemisphere. As an Independent UFO Investigator myself I will… Continue reading In the Beginning… A history of New Zealand’s UFO activity

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

Flying Saucers and The Nine Pattern

As mentioned in my review of Flying Saucers from Outer Space (1953) by Donald E. Keyhoe, at a Pentagon press conference in 1952 General John Samford stated about UFOs “. . . there has been no pattern that reveals anything remotely like purpose or remotely like consistency that we can in any way associate with… Continue reading Flying Saucers and The Nine Pattern

Waitoreke – Giant Otter

Tales of strange Otter-like creatures have come from the South Island of New Zealand and persist to the present day. What is this strange creature? Is it an undiscovered remnant mammalian species or a stranded and forgotten link to New Zealand’s past. New Zealand is believed to have had no mammals when it separated from Gondwana, apart… Continue reading Waitoreke – Giant Otter

Mokele-mbembe

Mokèlé-mbèmbé, meaning “one who stops the flow of rivers” in the Lingala language is a legendary water-dwelling creature of Congo River basin folklore, sometimes described as living creature, sometimes as a spirit, and loosely analogous to the Loch Ness Monster in Western culture. It is claimed to be a sauropod by some cryptozoologists. Expeditions mounted… Continue reading Mokele-mbembe

Otter Sightings In Southland

As reported in: Stuff.co.nz – 15 November 2013. “It was about 12 inches long and needed a shave.” That is how Betty Hawkes described the cream-coloured whiskery animal that swam up and put its front feet on the bank when she was fishing under the old Clifden Bridge in 1956. Did Hawkes spot an otter? Invercargill-based… Continue reading Otter Sightings In Southland

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

Undisclosed Location, Airport Oaks

The team was called in to check out this warehouse building in Mangere, that has staff constantly on edge with eerie feelings, a mysterious entity seen on security cameras, lights turning on and other sensations of general spookiness.

Remuera: Ghostly goings on at No 4

By Donna Fleming [NZ Herald]It took three exorcisms and a Maori blessing to expel the spirits from historic Cotter House, one of the homes featuring on this year’s Look Good Feel Better Fine Homes Tour. If only these walls could talk. There must be hundreds of fascinating tales to tell about the goings-on at Remuera’s… Continue reading Remuera: Ghostly goings on at No 4

Hunting mythical creatures

Big cats, `extinct’ songbirds, moa, native otters there’s a zoo-ful of shy and mysterious creatures roaming the countryside if New Zealand’s cryptozoologists are to be believed. Are they just chasing dreams or is the truth out there? Kim Knight reports.   It was a dark and stormy night. OK, says Vicki Hyde, president of the New… Continue reading Hunting mythical creatures