Matukutureia (or McLaughlin’s Mountain), Clendon, Auckland

Matukutūreia, or McLaughlin’s Hill, is one of many extinct volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. It has a peak 73 metres above sea level, and was the site of a Maori pa. History The scoria cone was originally crescent-shaped and featured Māori terraces and kumara pits, before extensive quarrying reduced it to a pyramid-shaped mound… Continue reading Matukutureia (or McLaughlin’s Mountain), Clendon, Auckland

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.

Basic Types of Hauntings

Have you ever seen a ghost? Have you ever heard someone call your name when you know no one is there? Ever seen the shadowy figure of someone out of the corner of your eye, then turn and see nothing? Or, have you ever seen someone that looks exactly like yourself, only to watch them… Continue reading Basic Types of Hauntings

The Three Witches, Auckland Domain

The legend of the Three Witches There are stories that have been wafting around in time, of three witches that were hanged in the 1800’s from trees in swamp land which has now become the beautiful and iconic Auckland Domain. There are tales (urban legends perhaps) of people walking through the park being ambushed by… Continue reading The Three Witches, Auckland Domain

Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve, Ihumātao

The Otuataua Stonefields, near Ihumātao, is one of the Auckland’s last volcanic areas where you can see the large-scale stonework and earthwork remains that show how people once lived and worked. A stark reminder of Auckland’s volcanic past. Location and History: 56 Ihumātao Quarry Road, Mangere. 21.1km – 27 minutes drive from Downtown Auckland. The… Continue reading Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve, Ihumātao

The North Head Tunnels

Come with us as we explore the gun emplacements and shelters which burrow into this Auckland volcano. History and Background: North Head is a small strategic headland at the mouth of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Its commanding views over the Hauraki Gulf and inner harbour have made it an important lookout and defence site for centuries,… Continue reading The North Head Tunnels

The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.

Introduction: There have been many encounters with unknown creatures off the coast of New Zealand, with the East coast being particularly favoured. There is a very good reason for this, running parallel to New Zealand’s coastline is the Hikurangi Trench. A deep gouge on the ocean floor, that descends in places to depths of 3,750… Continue reading The Possiblity of Mosasaurs breeding off the New Zealand Coast.