Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

Im often asked about the beginnings of Haunted Auckland and how we got together. The team’s roots go way back, creating some very deep and solid foundations. Around 1985, I teamed up with a couple of adventurous mates and, armed with a torch, camera and tape recorder, set out to document and hunt ghosts. In… Continue reading Haunted Auckland – The Roots & Beginnings

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

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?

ECRA 1978 Newsletter booklet scans

Recieved this classic piece today as a gift. Published by Wellington based research group ECRA (Earth Colonisation Research Association) Promotions and printed back in 1978, in limited numbers and circulated amongst the local underground UFO enthusiast community. Thank you so much Louise. It’ll go in my collection and is very much appreciated. After this posting… Continue reading ECRA 1978 Newsletter booklet scans

Of parrots, trolls and sheep…

There are many researchers out there in this world, but only a small handful within each paranormal field; be it ghosts, UFOs or Cryptozoology, that I would give serious credence to. All have one thing in common; they aren’t armchair researchers. These people actually go out and spend their time looking for answers, instead of… Continue reading Of parrots, trolls and sheep…

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

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

Getting Hairy with Rex Gilroy

Rex Gilroy, Director of the Australian Yowie Research Centre, Katoomba, NSW studying the Wadbilliga Dryopithecine fossil footprint. It is yet one more piece of evidence of an Australian primate presence in Pleistocene times and earlier. Photo copyright © Rex Gilroy 2013

I first heard about Rex Gilroy as a child. Perhaps about 1980, or thereabouts. I was a budding young cryptozoologist / paranormal researcher that would spend my time reading up every book or article I could find on the subjects. I also collected newspaper clippings. In my collection I have clippings that mention Rex Gilroy.… Continue reading Getting Hairy with Rex Gilroy

UFO above One Tree Hill , Auckland 7th Feb 2015

From You Tube…. “Didnt notice while filming…. can only be seen for few seconds at the start and 7 sec mark…. just popped in……. looks like 3 lights in a triangle…. but looks like 1 solid craft. Uploaded by John Lucich

UFOs and Rockets

MOST UFO INVESTIGATORS AGREE that UFOs represent a superior technology. In case after case, UFOs easily outdistance our fastest aircraft and are able to perform maneuvers that seem to defy the laws of physics. The craft are typically silent and show no evidence of any propulsion systems involving fuels or propellants. And yet the metallic… Continue reading UFOs and Rockets

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

Ngatea Mystery Circle – Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial?

From the original script by the late Harold H. Fulton It began quietly enough early in September 1969, but before two months were up, New Zealand’s biggest space scare had boomed to the greatest public UFO awareness on record in this far southern land’s experience. For a period commencing mid-September for the following four to… Continue reading Ngatea Mystery Circle – Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial?

Fata Morgana & the Quest for UFO Evidence

 “Fata Morgana”, sounds like the name of a sorceress from legendary stories of King Arthur & the Knights of The Round Table, and believe it or not, that’s indeed where the term’s origins lay! However it is also the scientific name for a natural phenomena that could explain a small amount of UFO reports in… Continue reading Fata Morgana & the Quest for UFO Evidence

Beyond UFO Abductions

The UFO phenomenon is extraordinarily complex, however the main focus is undeniably face-to-face encounters or the onboard UFO experience. Still, when people think of these types of close encounters, they often assume that the experience is a terrifying event during which the unwilling victim is laid out on a table and examined by emotionless gray-type… Continue reading Beyond UFO Abductions

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

Angel Hair: An Australian Perspective

Introduction The term ‘Angel hair’ refers to a web-like substance, which has been observed falling from the sky to the ground. It is reported to have the unusual property of ‘disappearing’ within a short time of falling. On some occasions it is reported in the company of UFOs. Reports of ‘Angel hair’ have been made… Continue reading Angel Hair: An Australian Perspective

A Case for Infrasound

Most researchers of the Sasquatch phenomenon soon recognize that many people have strange reactions to the presence of these animals. The feeling of being watched is by far one of the most frequently mentioned anomalies in reports, but there are many others. It is my opinion that infrasound can account for most, if not all,… Continue reading A Case for Infrasound

Rendlesham Forest Incident – Eyewitness Accounts

The Rendlesham Forest Incident is one of the best documented and most interesting cases in history. Several United States Air Force officers and trained military policemen who were witnesses to a UFO – up close and personal. This article has been reproduced by Haunted Auckland courtesy of The Rendlesham Forest Incident – Official Wesbite. The… Continue reading Rendlesham Forest Incident – Eyewitness Accounts

Mothman

Mothman is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, titled “Couples See Man-Sized Bird…Creature…Something”. Mothman was introduced to a wider audience by Gray Barker in 1970,… Continue reading Mothman

Ghost Apps: Fun or Fraud?

The old adage, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” couldn’t be more appropriate way to start this article. The subject alone is enough to make anyone serious about paranormal research pull their hair out. Ghost apps. How are they fooling the masses? Especially “educated paranormal researchers”??  Makes you wonder,  right?… Continue reading Ghost Apps: Fun or Fraud?

Sky-falls: When The sky is falling, Duck!

Sky-falls, for want of a better term, have occurred throughout history, even being mentioned in the bible. Frogs, fish and plant material – in one case broad-bean seeds in England – are the most common forms of sky-fall. However, other anomalous substances have also been seen to fall. There are many reports of blood and… Continue reading Sky-falls: When The sky is falling, Duck!

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?

The Maureen Puddy Case

One track of the Wendy Connors Audio History of UFOlogy Series “CE IV” CD offers a 19-minute recording of an interview with Maureen Puddy about a July 25, 1972 “abduction” in Frankston, Victoria, Australia. In this case, the word ‘abduction’ is a misnomer identifying a wrongfulness to an event beyond the experiencer’s understanding.  The interview… Continue reading The Maureen Puddy Case