The PumpHouse Theatre

The PumpHouse Theatre is located in the picturesque Killarney Park which sits on the edge of the equally beautiful and intriguing, Lake Pupuke. The PumpHouse operates as a venue for hire for the performing arts. It hosts a wide range of theatre, from plays, musicals, dance, stand-up comedy and many other kinds of events. But… Continue reading The PumpHouse Theatre

Drums Along the Congo: On the Trail of Mokele-Mbembe, The Last Living Dinosaur – by Rory Nugent

PUBLISHED 1993 In the upper reaches of the Congo River, there are many generation-transcending stories of an actual living dinosaur named Mokèlé-mbèmbé, or the God-Beast as the native locals respectfully call it. This name originates from the Lingala language, and is commonly translated to mean ‘one who stops the flow of rivers’, said to be… Continue reading Drums Along the Congo: On the Trail of Mokele-Mbembe, The Last Living Dinosaur – by Rory Nugent

Barcaldine Castle – Oban, Scotland

Barcaldine Castle, aka The Black Castle, is a 17th-century tower house castle located at Barcaldine 9 miles north of Oban, Scotland. The castle was built by Sir Duncan Campbell, of Glenorchy, between 1601 and 1609. The castle fell into disrepair in the later 19th century, when Barcaldine House became the principal residence of the family.… Continue reading Barcaldine Castle – Oban, Scotland

USS Iowa – San Pedro, Los Angeles

USS Iowa began military service on Feb 22 1943. She was used initially as an escort ship for ships transporting President Roosevelt, and other ships travelling in the Atlantic Ocean, but was also involved in the Marshall Islands campaign, Okiniwa landings and in assault targets in Hokkaido and Honshu during WWII. The ship was also… Continue reading USS Iowa – San Pedro, Los Angeles

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

Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Mark’s night in Johnson’s Cottage (Toy Room)

The principle goals of this project were to at first try our luck at ascertaining whether there may or not be some form of residual remnant, or possible paranormal activity present in any of the other houses and buildings with the village; and if so, attempt to either experience or observe first hand, document or… Continue reading Howick Historical Village: Solo Overnight Sessions – Mark’s night in Johnson’s Cottage (Toy Room)

Project Puhinui: Solo Session five – Puhinui Homestead, Howick Historical Village.

On March 29th of this year, it was Marlene’s turn to conduct a solo overnight stay at Puhinui Homestead, one of our favourite, and possibly one of the more ‘active’ of any of the locations we have thus far investigated in this country. On this night Mark, Barbara, Sam and Lisa also spent the night… Continue reading Project Puhinui: Solo Session five – Puhinui Homestead, Howick Historical Village.

Not Making Excuses

I’m often asked, “You’ve been doing this all your life now Mark, have you got any cool photos of ghosts?”, and, “What’s your best evidence?” My reply: “No”, and “Bugger all really.” How can someone be looking for something for this long, yet still not have any proof that it’s even there? Not wanting to… Continue reading Not Making Excuses

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

Can Electromagnetic Fields Create Ghosts?

  Q: I recently read your book Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries about the mistakes that ghost hunters make using EMF detectors during investigations and how they are not productive. However, I always understood that EMF meters/readers were used to measure EMF levels because high levels of EMF could cause hallucinations that… Continue reading Can Electromagnetic Fields Create Ghosts?

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

St James Theatre, Wellington

There are numerous ghosts reported to haunt this beautifully kept and much loved, iconic theatre. The St James Theatre was opened on Boxing Day, 1912. During the theatre’s first months, it was used primarily to play silent movies, but was later adapted to present live performances as well. The St. James has had a long… Continue reading St James Theatre, Wellington

Bizarre conspiracy claims involving Paranormal NZ

A bizarre and amusing webpage came to our attention recently. It involves an alleged cover-up by Paranormal NZ, aka Haunted Auckland, in a case named the “Johanna Laing Conspiracy Theory”. The webpage gives information on the alleged sighting of a ghost in Laingholm, Auckland, purported to be the spirit of Johanna Laing, the daughter Edward Laing… Continue reading Bizarre conspiracy claims involving Paranormal NZ

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

Are You Serious?

Now that’s a question I get quite a bit. Thrown from a distance, and usually from the safety and anonymity of the computer screen. Well, yes actually, we are quite serious. Because ghosts have very little definitive evidence for their actual existence, it might be easy for some to just blindly accept what science tells… Continue reading Are You Serious?

Yowie – What are they?

In the years I have been conducting research into this ‘creature’ ‘legend’ or ‘myth’ known as the Yowie, the remaining question is what are they, if they are in fact real? And that is the $64000 question isn’t it? First of all let me say that this was the last time I will say ‘if’… Continue reading Yowie – What are they?

Moa Sightings: Vol 1-3 by Bruce Spittle

Too hot to stay inside, too hot to be outside… so have found a coolish airy spot in the shade amongst the fernery, to spend a couple of hours reading the third book in a series I’ve had for a while now, but still haven’t completed, due to their immense, time-consuming size. Moa Sightings; lovingly,… Continue reading Moa Sightings: Vol 1-3 by Bruce Spittle

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

Napier Prison Investigation

On the topic of prison, it’s more likely that you’d hear of those on the inside that can’t wait to get out. And then there’s us – those on the outside that couldn’t wait to get in… Haunted Auckland had been invited by Craig Wright to join him on a tour of Napier Prison where… Continue reading Napier Prison Investigation

Survivor Man: Bigfoot

  Survivor Man: Bigfoot                                                                       In the words of Survivor Man Les Stroud he is not a big-footer, nor an enthusiast nor is he a witness to a sighting. He is a man who has had some experiences and he now wants answers – The truth. These are in  his words in the new episodes of… Continue reading Survivor Man: Bigfoot

UFO sighting has Wellington in a spin

A Wellington man is in awe after spotting an extra-terrestrial object in the sky over Lyall Bay this morning. Alex Greig said he often visited Lyall Bay Beach along Wellington’s southern coast with his wife, but this morning an unusual shaped orb caught his eye. “This morning we were walking along the beach… and having… Continue reading UFO sighting has Wellington in a spin

Loch Ness monster hunter concludes: it’s a big catfish

  After nearly a quarter century camping out by the banks of Scotland’s Loch Ness hoping to glimpse “Nessie”, the most dedicated hunter of the legendary monster has given up, concluding it is just a very big catfish. Steve Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house and job in southwest England in 1991 to spend… Continue reading Loch Ness monster hunter concludes: it’s a big catfish

Alarm over ‘alien space ship’ sighting

  The source of three unexplained lights which appeared to float in the night sky remains a mystery for the Maungatapu man who spotted them. Tony Hutchins, 62, was on his front lawn about 10.10pm on Thursday when he noticed a bright orange light directly above Fraser Cove. “I saw this orange light in the… Continue reading Alarm over ‘alien space ship’ sighting