The House from Hell

The following true story was shared with us by Sean Muir on our NZ Paranormal Research group. Part One – An evil house OK, I don’t talk about this much. It’s kind of long and still sends a cold shiver up and down my spine whenever I think about it. It was in the early… Continue reading The House from Hell

Pumphouse Theatre Public Paranormal Investigation Event – AUGUST 24th, 2019

AUGUST 24th 7.30 pm till 1.00 am A night of Paranormal Investigation with Paranormal research team, Haunted Auckland. Here is your chance to join Haunted Auckland as a Paranormal Investigator, for a night of learning and fun in this fascinating and reportedly haunted historical location! Have you got what it takes? Note: This is an… Continue reading Pumphouse Theatre Public Paranormal Investigation Event – AUGUST 24th, 2019

Strangers in the Mirror

Have you ever looked in a mirror at night and seen a stranger’s face staring back at you? Have you ever seen something in the mirror which can’t be real? Have you gazed into a mirror, only to realise that the face gazing back at you no longer has the familiar features of your own?… Continue reading Strangers in the Mirror

R.I.P Lorraine Warren

In the paranormal field, Ed and Lorraine Warren were already world-renowned legends, but it was thanks to James Wan’s The Conjuring (and its subsequent franchise universe) that the duo rose to even higher levels of prominence. The entire universe is based on the case files of Ed and Lorraine, with Lorraine played by Vera Farmiga… Continue reading R.I.P Lorraine Warren

Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh, Scotland

The City of Edinburgh is known for being home to one of the most haunted graveyards in the world — Greyfriars Kirkyard. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars. Most of the hauntings are linked to the ghost of George Mackenzie… Continue reading Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh, Scotland

30 East Drive – Pontefract

   In September 2017, I was privileged to gain a few hours access to investigate the notoriously haunted Number 30 East Drive in Pontefract, which has stood empty since the Pritchard family fled after they were subjected to years of torment by the so-called ‘Black Monk of Pontefract’. The poltergeist activity here is considered to… Continue reading 30 East Drive – Pontefract

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.

Ghost Hunters in the Dark

Why do ghost hunters look for ghosts at night with the lights off? Obviously it’s more dramatic, but is there some specific reason or investigative rationale behind it? —S. Pedroncelli A: Nearly every ghost-themed “reality” TV show and film has one or more scenes in which the investigators walk around a darkened place, usually at… Continue reading Ghost Hunters in the Dark

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!

The Pumphouse Theatre GHOST HUNT! Sept 10th

SEPTEMBER 1Oth 8pm till 1am! A night of Paranormal Investigation with New Zealand’s most active and recognised Paranormal research team. Join Haunted Auckland for a night of frights, learning and fun in this fascinating  and reportedly haunted 110 year old historical location! Note: This is an R18 only event Get to see behind the scenes in this fascinating location and get… Continue reading The Pumphouse Theatre GHOST HUNT! Sept 10th

Newcastle Ghost Stories – Book by Renata Daniel

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

Lisa Ward: There are many theories as to what ghosts are, or might be. Which one makes the most sense to you at this stage?

One thing I do believe is that paranormal phenomena exists, whatever that is. I don’t believe it’s just the overactive imagination of backward thinking or ghost obsessed people. Sure some paranormal-type experiences can sometimes be explained by the power of the mind and some can be attributed to normal physical events e.g. doors slamming in… Continue reading Lisa Ward: There are many theories as to what ghosts are, or might be. Which one makes the most sense to you at this stage?

The Cage – St Osyth, Essex, United Kingdom

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

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

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

Alberton House – Mt Albert

Alberton is a distinctive colonial mansion, built about 1863 by one of Auckland’s elite landed families. Once the centre of an estate that stretched as far as the eye could see, this beautiful building grew from a farmhouse into an 18-room mansion – including Oriental styled decorative verandahs and towers. Famous in the 19th Century… Continue reading Alberton House – Mt Albert

Public Ghost Hunts – February 2015

KINGSEAT: MAXIMUM SECURITY BUILDINGS PUBLIC INVESTIGATION Feb 21st – 8pm till Midnight. A night of Paranormal Investigation with New Zealand’s most active and recognised Paranormal research team. Here is your chance to join Haunted Auckland as a Paranormal Investigator for a night of frights, learning and fun in this fascinating and notoriously ‘active’ historical location!… Continue reading Public Ghost Hunts – February 2015

Kaniakapupu Palace ruins, Nuʻuanu Pali and Manoa exploration – Oahu, Hawaii.

I met up with some Hawaiian paranormalist friends riding under the name Hawaiian Hauntings whilst on a trip to the U.S in November 2014. Together we headed out until well after 2am, into the dark, muggy and drizzly night to explore some historical and spiritual landmarks that have had more than their share of ghost… Continue reading Kaniakapupu Palace ruins, Nuʻuanu Pali and Manoa exploration – Oahu, Hawaii.

PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS: Kingseat Hospital – Maximum Security Buildings- Oct 11th / 18th

OCTOBER 11th – 8pm till Midnight. UPDATE: SECOND NIGHT ADDED! OCTOBER 18TH A night of Paranormal Investigation with New Zealand’s most active and recognised Paranormal research team. Here is your chance to join Haunted Auckland as a Paranormal Investigator for a night of frights, learning and fun in this fascinating and notoriously ‘active’ historical location! Have you got what it… Continue reading PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS: Kingseat Hospital – Maximum Security Buildings- Oct 11th / 18th

PUBLIC GHOST HUNT: The Pumphouse Theatre Sept 7th

SEPTEMBER 7TH     6pm till 10pm A night of Paranormal Investigation with New Zealand’s most active and recognised Paranormal research team. Here is your chance to join Haunted Auckland as a Paranormal Investigator for a night of frights, learning and fun in this fascinating  and reportedly haunted historical location! Have you got what it takes? Note: This is an R18 only event You… Continue reading PUBLIC GHOST HUNT: The Pumphouse Theatre Sept 7th

Trying to Sell Your Haunted House? Try Exorcism

If you found out that someone had died in a house you were planning to rent or buy, what would you do? Go ahead and move in without a thought, or leave the possibly ghost-ridden place for some other sucker? What if it wasn’t just a death, say, from accident or sickness, but a murder?… Continue reading Trying to Sell Your Haunted House? Try Exorcism

Ouija Boards: Harmless fun – Or dangerous past time?

Early example of a Ouija Board, circa 1900

There is still some confusion and mystery surrounding the birth of the Ouija Board, but it’s fair to say, similar “oracle” type boards have been used throughout history. One of the first to be documented was in fact in China, centuries ago around 1100AD, although some enthusiasts insist that the Ouija, or something like it,… Continue reading Ouija Boards: Harmless fun – Or dangerous past time?

Kingseat Maximum Security

Parts 1 and 2 of our 3-Part Investigation As Haunted Auckland has spent the past couple of years field researching some of the many looming structures and private villa residences on this oppressive and overwhelmingly large and sprawling piece of sinister real estate, we were thrilled when contacted by the new lease holders of the… Continue reading Kingseat Maximum Security

The dangers of Preliminary Investigation

This subject was brought to my attention on a Paranormal website’s forum. The question asked was regarding what to ask a client prior to going to a location to investigate. One response really caused me to think about what could create bias in a potential investigation, including selection, scientific, and cognitive bias on the part… Continue reading The dangers of Preliminary Investigation