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

EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

Here’s a helpful tip from us to you. If you’re trying to elicit a response from an alleged spirit resident, we suggest you follow these three simple rules. Keep it simple – Too many teams and investigators will rattle off a barrage of commands, questions and requests, and after a ten second wait will wonder… Continue reading EVP / Communication tips: Keep it Simple. Make Sense.

Omakau’s Mysterious Newly-wed Corpse

On our way to St Bathans to investigate the notoriously haunted Vulcan Hotel, we stopped in at the Muddy Creek Cafe in Omakau, for a fish and chip break about midday. Waiting for our order of blue cod and chips (some of the best blue cod I have ever tasted, by the way), I walked… Continue reading Omakau’s Mysterious Newly-wed Corpse

North Shore ”Hanging man”

Since moving to the north shore of Auckland around 15 years ago, I’ve picked up a few intriguing local stories of possible paranormality and high strangeness around the region. One was told to me back when we first moved here. I noted it, visited the area and took photos to try and document what I could… Continue reading North Shore ”Hanging man”

The Dunedin Dog boy

If you ever find yourself around the Halfway Bush area of Dunedin, you might just be unfortunate enough to stumble across a short but menacing, upright standing dog creature; with ”glowing animal eyes”, scurrying and making a hissing sound through the bush and watching passers by. The Dunedin Dog Boy has been known to leap… Continue reading The Dunedin Dog boy

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

Two recent ”Haunted” additions

A couple of recent additions to the haunted item research room (or the Hoarding / junk room, as the wife calls it!) Went around to collect these two mischievous girls, due to their inability to behave themselves, causing much grief and unease in this suburban One Tree Hill household. The story goes that the two… Continue reading Two recent ”Haunted” additions

St Stephens House – 9 St Stephens Avenue & 1A Brighton Road, Parnell [To be Demolished]

One of the misconceptions in the research that we do, is that we can gain special access to any building we desire. If there are reports of possible paranormal activity, or a house is of historical value, then Haunted Auckland can automatically gain ‘red carpet’ access to investigate and document. This just isn’t the case.… Continue reading St Stephens House – 9 St Stephens Avenue & 1A Brighton Road, Parnell [To be Demolished]

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

Life comes to an end – West Auckland

Hidden up a suburban driveway, this old abode sits rotting, long empty and pretty much beyond the point of repair; awaiting an eventual land sale. Nice to see this one hasn’t been vandalised or stripped of anything of value by the parasites that prey on locations like this. Thanks to  Aotearoa Abandoned for the heads up on this interesting location.… Continue reading Life comes to an end – West Auckland

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)

Carnegie Cres – Development, Hobsonville

During the massive development projects of the Hobsonville Point region of West Auckland, many full street and sub division blocks were bought up by developers and demolished to make way for more construction in the name of progress. Many 100s of houses went under the bulldozers; many low income renters had to find new accommodation.… Continue reading Carnegie Cres – Development, Hobsonville

Otuataua Stonefields: 2nd research visit – Mangere, Auckland

The Ōtuataua Stonefields show how the early Maori adapted to their new environment. New Zealand’s shorter growing seasons and colder mean temperatures ruled out many Polynesian staples. The settlers salvaged only a few crops – kumara, taro, yams and gourds, all plants with short growing seasons and small or tough leaves. In the inland Bay… Continue reading Otuataua Stonefields: 2nd research visit – Mangere, Auckland

The Goatman

There are stories that travel far back into Māori folklore, and forward to quite recently, of a mysterious entity, half man half goat, that has been encountered on lonely roads and outside of smaller towns all around the country. Most people refer to the creature by a simple, straightforward name, Goatman, sometimes Hoofman. Who or… Continue reading The Goatman

Takapuna Boating Club – Sir Peter Blake Parade

The Takapuna Boating Club started in 1914 on the shores of the Shoal Bay as the Bayswater Boating club and shortly after the First World War was re-established as the Takapuna Boating Club when a decision was made to erect a club house. An old tannery building in Panmure was purchased. Over several weekends Club… Continue reading Takapuna Boating Club – Sir Peter Blake Parade

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?

Lake Alice Hospital – Manawatu

Lake Alice Hospital was once a rural psychiatric facility situated in the Manawatu region, catering to the full mental health spectrum, from troubled youth and the criminally insane to the elderly with dementia. The sprawling complex, opened in August 1950, spread out across 56 hectares of land consisting of ten two-level villas, each with eleven… Continue reading Lake Alice Hospital – Manawatu