The Huntly Ghost Bride

There are stories that tell of a mysterious alleged ghost ”bride”, that is witnessed from time to time standing , or wandering along the railway tracks adjacent to the Huntly Cemetery located along State Highway one; about an hour south from Auckland. She has been described as wearing a long, all white dress or gown,… Continue reading The Huntly Ghost Bride

Bangour Village Psychiatric Hospital – Dechmont, West Lothian. Scotland

Bangour Village Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located west of Dechmont in West Lothian, Scotland. It was officially opened in October 1906 (under the name Edinburgh District Asylum), over two years after the first patients were admitted in June 1904. In 1918 Bangour General Hospital was created in the grounds, but the hospital began winding… Continue reading Bangour Village Psychiatric Hospital – Dechmont, West Lothian. Scotland

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

Otira Tunnel Ghost

The railway station at Cass painted by Rita Angus in 1936

I heard an intriguing story while doing the Transalpine Rail trip between Christchurch and Greymouth recently. The onboard commentary tells of a ghost who is sometimes seen on the Old Coach Road. Apparently the male ghost walks with his swag along the road beside the tracks. It is considered that the man was a Scotsman… Continue reading Otira Tunnel Ghost

Helensville Museum – Exploratory first session

The Helensville Museum is located at the Riverside Reserve, Mill Road, Helensville. The museum has been open to the public (apart from its current transition period) since December 1970, when Hedley House, as it was known, was officially opened by then Helensville Member of Parliament, the late Peter Wilkinson. Until then, the Society housed its… Continue reading Helensville Museum – Exploratory first session

Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent – Katoomba, NSW

As I was wandering around Katoomba, Australia, on my way to photograph the local old cemetery, I stumbled upon this incredible beast of a building. Have to say my mouth was pretty wide open for the whole time I spent taking it all in! It’s huge! It was closed to the public and totally surrounded… Continue reading Mount St. Mary’s College and Convent – Katoomba, NSW

Milton Wool Mill – Milton, Otago

Milton is a town of 2,000 people, located on State Highway 1, 50 kilometres to the south of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand. It lies on the floodplain of the Tokomairiro River, one branch of which loops past the north and south ends of the town. This river gives its name to many local features,… Continue reading Milton Wool Mill – Milton, Otago

The Leviathan Heritage Hotel – Dunedin

When the Leviathan Railway Temperance Hotel was built in 1884 it was situated beside the harbour, beside the original railway station, on land, which had been reclaimed from the harbour, with rock dumped during the flattening of Bell Hill. With 150 bedrooms, the Leviathan was then reputed to be the largest hotel in Australasia. The… Continue reading The Leviathan Heritage Hotel – Dunedin

Waiouru Military Camp

Waiouru Military Camp

Waiouru Military Camp is a camp of the New Zealand Army in the central North Island near Waiouru. All New Zealand Army soldiers complete their initial basic training at Waiouru Military Camp. History In mid-1940, 800 construction workers from the Ministry of Works built the training camp with capacity for 7000 soldiers. Within six weeks… Continue reading Waiouru Military Camp

Whangarei Private Residence

The Haunted Auckland team travelled to a small settlement just out of Whangarei to investigate a family’s reports of activity within their home. The area is very old with the road outside the house once having been the main road between Whangarei and Auckland.  The settlement once boasted a courthouse and shops and in the… Continue reading Whangarei Private Residence

PARALYSIS AND THE UFO PHENOMENON

Introduction   Recently, in the Australasian Ufologist, I had an article published titled “Waking paralysed:abduction or sleep paralysis?” In this article I pointed out that, to me, quite a few abduction accounts seemed more like attacks of sleep paralysis accompanied by hypnagogic/hypnopompic imagery, than anything extraordinary. While undertaking the research for that article, I started… Continue reading PARALYSIS AND THE UFO PHENOMENON

Picton Mushroom Tunnel – NSW, Australia

Picton Mushroom Tunnel, also known simply as ‘The Tunnel’, is quite the renowned location for paranormal happenings. Located just outside of Picton, NSW, Australia, the tunnel has seen its share of suicide, murder and accidental death. Many of those who visit there tell of strange lights, cold spots, disembodied voices and dark figures. The most… Continue reading Picton Mushroom Tunnel – NSW, Australia

Tirau St / Puraruru Cemetery – Putaruru

South of Hamilton on State Highway 1, the town of Putaruru sits amid rolling farmland, surrounded by the vast Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. A timber and farming town, Putaruru is known for its beautiful spring waters, which come from the Blue Spring on the Waihou River. Putaruru is a small town in the Waikato region… Continue reading Tirau St / Puraruru Cemetery – Putaruru

Fort Takapuna

Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, one of the most significant new additions to the conservation estate, was opened by the Minister of Conservation Sandra Lee on 18 June 2000. This was the result of a decision to classify part of the land used by the NZ Defence Forces for over a century as a Historic Reserve,… Continue reading Fort Takapuna

Glen Eden Railway Station

We take a rail journey out to West Auckland to document this famously haunted landmark and one of the city’s last original railway buildings. History The station house is a local historical landmark that was restored in 2001. A cafe is in the old station building. When first opened, one of the station’s functions was… Continue reading Glen Eden Railway Station