Gibbons Homestead – Whatipu

A few members of the team road-tripped out West to spend a fun night investigating the allegedly haunted Whatipu Lodge, where the ‘’Pink Lady’’, thought to be one Matilda Gibbons, is said to reside. We also spent a few hours heading around to and spending some more time in the large cave (one of many… Continue reading Gibbons Homestead – Whatipu

Waverley Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky. U.S

Early in the 1900’s following an outbreak of ‘White Plague’ (otherwise known as tuberculosis) the Waverley Hills Sanatorium was purpose built for patients in hopes of containing the disease. There was no cure for the disease and whole families and sometimes, whole towns died from it. The land chosen for the sanatorium close to Louisville… Continue reading Waverley Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky. U.S

The Nature and Existence of Ghosts

Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo - by Théodore Chassériau

“What are ghosts?” – This is a question which is often pondered by paranormal investigators. A recent Reddit post started me thinking on my theories on the nature and existence of ghosts and I decided I would take the opportunity to expand on my thoughts here.

Public Events at the Pumphouse Theatre: Presentation Evening & all night Ghost Hunt Sleepover!

That’s right folks; we’re heading back to the one of our favourite haunts, to spend time talking about ghosts and the paranormal, as well as spending the early hours with the alleged ghostly residents of this stunning 112 year old building situated on the edge of the equally mysterious Lake Pupuke. PUMPHOUSE THEATRE MARCH 24TH… Continue reading Public Events at the Pumphouse Theatre: Presentation Evening & all night Ghost Hunt Sleepover!

Help! There are creepy faces in my photograph!

An example of pareidolia in a high ISO JPEG image.

So you’ve taken a photograph with your phone and you notice something odd in the shadows. You zoom right in and there are creepy faces! Eyes and maybe a nose and a mouth or even a skull, staring out transparently from the shadows. Is it a ghost? Is it a demon? What have I captured?… Continue reading Help! There are creepy faces in my photograph!

Paranormal Theories

Ghosts; many have had experiences with them over thousands of years. Ghosts certainly aren’t a new fad. But what are ghosts? Straight up, there are only theories to explain the thousands upon thousands of documented experiences that people around the world have had since the beginning of recorded history. Ghosts and hauntings seem to be… Continue reading Paranormal Theories

Project Puhinui: Session Four – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Session Four: 30th April 2016 – Solo Overnight vigil by Lisa Ward. I thought it was a nice old house, very representative of the 1800s. I loved the Veranda. I went in treating it as an ordinary ‘un-haunted’ house and thought that I would just see if anything happened to convince me otherwise. The house was… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Session Four – Puhinui House, Howick Historical Village

Paranormal Theories

Ghosts; many have had experiences with them over thousands of years. Ghosts certainly aren’t a new fad. But what are ghosts? Straight up, no one is really able to explain the thousands upon thousands of documented experiences that people around the world have had since the beginning of recorded history. Ghosts and hauntings seem to… Continue reading Paranormal Theories

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?

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

Red Beach Private Residence

The Haunted Auckland team were contacted by a family concerned by apparent paranormal activity occurring in their suburban Red Beach home. Reported activity A “spirit” woman was seen walking across the hallway while one of the girls was in the master bedroom. The older daughter woke one night to find her room full of spirit… Continue reading Red Beach Private Residence

The sounds of ghosts through electronic devices

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) is the recording of sounds or voices on electronic devices that were not audible to the human ear at the time of recording, and is one of the most fascinating pieces of data in paranormal investigation. EVP clips vary widely in their volume, length, and tone, and many clips are almost… Continue reading The sounds of ghosts through electronic devices

What are Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)?

Electronic Voice Phenomena / Audio Voice Phenomena Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are sounds found on electronic recordings which resemble speech, but are reportedly not the result of intentional recording or rendering. EVP are commonly found in recordings with static, stray radio transmissions, and background noise. Recordings of EVP are often produced by increasing the gain… Continue reading What are Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)?

Pareidolia; funny name, funny phenomena, not so funny problem…

How many times, while surfing the Internet, have you seen someone post photos on a paranormal society’s Facebook, asking if a face in an inanimate object is paranormal or not? A face in toast, plaster, smoke, a ceased shirt, trees and foliage, and…..CLOUDS? The clouds should have given this away. Remember laying on your back… Continue reading Pareidolia; funny name, funny phenomena, not so funny problem…

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

EVP: Electronic Voice Phenomenon – Wikipedia

Within ghost hunting and parapsychology, electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit voices that have been either unintentionally recorded or intentionally requested and recorded. Parapsychologist Konstantīns Raudive, who popularized the idea in the 1970s, described EVP as typically brief, usually the length of a word or short… Continue reading EVP: Electronic Voice Phenomenon – Wikipedia

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

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

EVP – Fact or Fiction ?

For as long as I have had an interest in the paranormal I can remember an association with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). Even years back when I remember some friends trying out some EVP work with a cassette recorder. They sat there in a circle, with some atmospheric candle light asking out into the semi-darkness.… Continue reading EVP – Fact or Fiction ?