For paranormal research to be taken seriously as a science, those of us in the field will need to be the ones who bring it to the point that we can present it in such a way, that science can possibly see the value in it then for them to take it further. Either with… Continue reading Viewpoints: Joshua Carroll – Do you feel science and the paranormal will ever walk alongside each other?
Whatipu is a remote beach on the rough and rugged West Auckland coastal bay, at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges. Swimming there is considered risky due to all the currents and rips. The region has a dark and tragic past. mysterious deaths, suicides, drownings and murder. Tragedy occurred in 1863 just inside the… Continue reading Whatipu Caves exploration and investigation – Session 1
Finally got through reading this wee beast of a book. Been busy roadtripping and writing myself, so have been taking this around with me to flip through at random moments during the last few weeks. Only a few pages in and I was fast realising this book was good. Very good in fact. I could… Continue reading [Book] Australia’s Haunted History – By Jeanette Kamper
When I travelled over to Aussie recently for the Paracon event weekend, my suitcase weighed in at 26 kgs. That’s 3 kgs over the New Zealand legal limit. Most of that weight was my own books, in a box, to be sold (hopefully) at the Paracon bookstore. I sold a good few, which was awesome;… Continue reading Newcastle Ghost Stories – Book by Renata Daniel
I first heard about The Cage in St Osyth a couple of years ago when I watched a programme on TV called ‘Great British Ghosts’. I was fascinated listening to Vanessa, the current owner, tell the TV crew about the events that had happened in the house since she had lived there. After checking to… Continue reading The Cage – St Osyth, Essex, United Kingdom
Ok, you asked for it! You’ve done the ghost hunts…worn the t-shirt, and followed our whacky adventures on the interwebs. Now you can add Haunted Auckland to your own personal paranormal library, with our brand new book, “Voices in the walls – Living the paranormal in New Zealand”, hot off the press and available via… Continue reading HAUNTED AUCKLAND – THE BOOK!
Haunted Auckland makes their third visit to the Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital Maximum Security buildings for an overnight investigation.
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
Willy Reichel’s memoir “An Occultist’s Travels” offers an account of memorable the seances of medium Mr. Miller in 1903.
If you have watched any of the latest paranormal TV shows du jour you have likely seen the use of an EMF meter during the investigation. Using the loudest, brightest, and “coolest” looking devices, the paranormal investigators sweep the room – pointing out the EMF spikes which, they claim, are surely of paranormal origin. Attempting… Continue reading EMF Meters – Vital Tool or Optional Gadget?
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…
Have you ever seen a ghost? Have you ever heard someone call your name when you know no one is there? Ever seen the shadowy figure of someone out of the corner of your eye, then turn and see nothing? Or, have you ever seen someone that looks exactly like yourself, only to watch them… Continue reading Basic Types of Hauntings
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.
The Haunted Auckland team returned to the New Lynn house for a full overnight investigation, following an intriguing initial investigation which seemed to indicate that the home may quite possibly be actively haunted.
We return to the famed Auckland Civic Theatre in search of the former staff and performers said to linger in the grand auditorium.
An expecting couple calls the team to investigate their Howick home where light anomalies, uneasy feelings and unusual behaviour from pets has them concerned they may not be the only ones inhabiting the property.
Location & History Waitomo Caves Hotel was first originally called Waitomo House, then in 1905 the Tourist Department bought it & renamed it the Government Hostel. Waitomo Caves Hotel is situated upon a natural high-point in an area of limestone rock honeycombed with natural caves and underground streams. Many of these caves are regarded as Tapu (sacred)… Continue reading Waitomo Caves Hotel
What will the team find in this century old Devonport theatre where the ghost of a former projectionist is said to dwell? Join us on a joint investigation with the Auckland Spirit Chasers. Location The Victoria Theatre and Picture Palace is located in Devonport, on Auckland’s picturesque North Shore. Known for its beaches and expensive real-estate,… Continue reading Victoria Theatre and Picture Palace
What lurks behind the curtains at New Zealand’s largest, and most iconic theatre? Find out as the team gets special back-stage access to this landmark of Auckland’s cultural history.
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
Haunted Auckland takes a step back in time to investigate the Howick Historical Village, looking for paranormal activity in building dating back to Auckland’s early colonial days.