At Night at the Vulcan Hotel

I thought I’d share this here. It’s a chapter from my Haunted New Zealand Roadtrip book on an intriguing old histoical Pub / Hotel down in the stunning Central Otago region. We slowly crawled along the gravel road that passes through this “sprawling metropolis” – about five small historical houses, a post office and a… Continue reading At Night at the Vulcan Hotel

The Golden Fleece – York, U.K

During my time in England (July 2018), I decided to book myself in for a night at one of York’s most haunted pubs, the Golden Fleece. The day was hot and bright outside and walking into the pub early in the morning was a complete contrast. The pub was cool and very dark inside. Low… Continue reading The Golden Fleece – York, U.K

Ghostly gushing mystifies Regent workers

By Chris Morris Sarah Anderson does not want to spook the audience. But she is struggling to explain recent mysterious incidents inside Dunedin’s Regent Theatre. The latest came early yesterday, when, in a dark and empty upstairs function room, a tap turned itself on. It began gushing water, flooding the room and then the box… Continue reading Ghostly gushing mystifies Regent workers

Cathedral House Hotel – Glasgow, Scotland

Was pleased to gain some much appreciated ‘behind the scenes’ access to explore one of Glasgow’s more (apparently) active hotels. Cathedral House Hotel is a beautiful Victorian building on Glasgow’s Cathedral Square to the east of the city centre and is nestled close to Glasgow Necropolis. The building was built in 1877 and was used… Continue reading Cathedral House Hotel – Glasgow, Scotland

Mark’s Solo Overnight Stay @ Napier Prison

After a year-long gap, (well, it was only around this time last year, but seems an eternity!) I figured it was time to revisit this intriguing urban fortress. The plan was standard. To spend the entire night, exploring and investigating the entire facility. Documenting everything as I go. Since we drove there, the car was… Continue reading Mark’s Solo Overnight Stay @ Napier Prison

The Vulcan Hotel, St Bathans

The former gold and coal mining town of Saint Bathans, lies deep in the heart of the Maniototo District in New Zealand’s Central Otago Region. The town was named for the Scottish Borders village of Abbey Saint Bathans by early surveyor John Turnbull Thomson; the Scottish village was the birthplace of Thomson’s maternal grandfather. The… Continue reading The Vulcan Hotel, St Bathans

Regent Theatre, Dunedin

The Regent Theatre is a theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand with a seating capacity of about 1,650. It is in The Octagon, the city’s central plaza, directly opposite the Municipal Chambers (Dunedin Town Hall) and close to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The Regent Theatre stands on the site of Dunedin’s most disastrous fire, whereby… Continue reading Regent Theatre, Dunedin

The Borley Hauntings

Photo by Lisa Ward [Haunted Auckland]

The little village of Borley is located in a very pretty but sparsely populated area of North Essex and just a few miles away from the Suffolk border where I grew up. At one time the Borley Rectory was considered the most haunted house in England. As a small child I became fascinated with the… Continue reading The Borley Hauntings

Is my House Haunted?

You hear heavy footsteps in the upstairs hallway when you know no one is up there. Doors slam unaccountably. Household items disappear and reappear without cause. You wake to someone whispering in your ear, yet you sleep alone. The bathroom light switches on and off by itself. There’s the unmistakable scent of a strange perfume… Continue reading Is my House Haunted?

The New Zealand ‘UFO’ Wave of 1909 – By Tony Brunt

The New Zealand ‘UFO’ Wave of 1909 By Tony Brunt 1967 – Former convener of the Auckland University UFO Research Group (no longer in existence.) For a little over a month in the winter of 1909 hundreds of New Zealanders reported seeing “airships” of varying shapes and sizes moving about in the sky. Sighting reports… Continue reading The New Zealand ‘UFO’ Wave of 1909 – By Tony Brunt

“A doll named Sue” PART 1: The Introduction, An experiment into haunted items.

Mid July we got a call from a woman explaining that her 91 yr old grandmother was having problems in her apartment and needed assistance. As always we were happy to oblige! Getting a distress call from someone in their 90’s is not a typical call for us. Most service calls we get are from… Continue reading “A doll named Sue” PART 1: The Introduction, An experiment into haunted items.

“A doll named Sue” PART 2: The investigation and Journal: An experiment into haunted items.

This portion of this segment I will outline a little info about Sue, our plans for her, and the journal we are keeping. This portion will be updated as the journal progresses, so please check back if you are interested in this research!  *DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS ARTICLE, OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS BLOG… Continue reading “A doll named Sue” PART 2: The investigation and Journal: An experiment into haunted items.

The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui – Britain’s very own Bigfoot?

Ben MacDhui’s principal claim to fame is that, at 4296 ft (1309 m), it is the highest mountain in the Cairngorms range and is second only to Ben Nevis throughout Scotland. However, it is also famous – indeed, infamous – as Scotland’s ‘haunted mountain’, thanks to the sinister, ostensibly supernatural entity known as Am Fear… Continue reading The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui – Britain’s very own Bigfoot?

Monte Cristo homestead

Monte Cristo homestead was the country’s most haunted home. And it doesn’t seem to have fazed them – they still live there. Reginald’s nephew and his wife once visited Monte Cristo and were looking for the loo late one night. A young woman dressed in white appeared before them, whispered “Don’t worry, it will be… Continue reading Monte Cristo homestead

The Ghost Nun of Borley Rectory

Borley Rectory was a Victorian mansion that gained fame as “the most haunted house in England”. Built in 1862 to house the rector of the parish of Borley, Essex and his family, it was badly damaged by fire in 1939 and demolished in 1944. The large Gothic-style rectory in the village of Borley had been… Continue reading The Ghost Nun of Borley Rectory

Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida’s black panther mystery

Within the field of monster hunting (cryptozoology), much ado is made about such notable, enigmatic creatures as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Chupacabra. But, among the lesser-known ‘cryptids’ that are reported with regularity are ABCs — Alien Big Cats. Frequently referred to as Black Panthers, these large, elusive felids have been spotted all… Continue reading Tracking the Carrabelle Cat: Florida’s black panther mystery

San Antonio: the spookiest city in America?

About six years ago I was looking for a change of scenery. At the time I was living in Houston, but I was hoping to intensify my research into all manner of mysterious creatures. I was familiar with accounts of monstrous birds that had been reported sailing over the skies of San Antonio and had… Continue reading San Antonio: the spookiest city in America?

Reflections about UFOlogy

Some of the conclusions offered by editor Charles Bowen in the UFOlogy anthology Encounter Cases from Flying Saucer Review (1977) include the first paragraphs from the final chapter “Beliefs.” We believe that “flying saucers,” or UFOs, do exist: the evidence of sight, radar and sound indicates that either might be metallic, or might give the… Continue reading Reflections about UFOlogy

Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

New Zealand’s Fortune Theatre is on the corner of Moray Place and Upper Stuart Street, in the heart of the southern city of Dunedin. The theatre lays claim to being the world’s southernmost professional theatre company and is the sole professional theatre group in Dunedin. The Fortune Theatre building is registered as a category one… Continue reading Fortune Theatre, Dunedin

Paranormal, supernatural, or perfectly natural?

Paranormal and supernatural are two very common terms that are quite often both used to describe the same things. But how many of us know what these terms really mean, and how are they different? My title here is the Paranormal Examiner, and today, that is literally what I am going to do. Paranormal is… Continue reading Paranormal, supernatural, or perfectly natural?

Basic Types of Hauntings

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

Gippsland Phantom Cat

The Gippsland Big Cat is a cryptid. Although feral cats are present in Victoria as in the rest of Australia and there have been hundreds of reported sightings, yet no proof of the existence of big cats has even been established. Dr John Henry, a researcher from Deakin University, studied the reported sightings from the… Continue reading Gippsland Phantom Cat