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

Wains Hotel – Dunedin

The Wains Hotel Building (frequently spelt grammatically but incorrectly as Wain’s Hotel) is a historic hotel building in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is currently occupied by the Park Regis Dunedin hotel. Job Wain started his first hotel in downtown Dunedin in the 1860s, at the height of the Central Otago gold rush. Business flourished, and… Continue reading Wains Hotel – Dunedin

The Hawkesbury River Monster

In New South Wales lies the Hawkesbury River, home to one of Australia’s strangest cryptids. The beast, known simply as the Hawkesbury River Monster, is a kind of aquatic lizard, much like the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland.  Descriptions of the creature liken it to the prehistoric plesiosaur, extinct for 70 million years.  Sightings report… Continue reading The Hawkesbury River Monster

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

Ghost Cam: Craig Y Nos Castle, Wales UK

Craig Y Nos Castle

Craig Y Nos Castle was built in 1843 by a Captain Rice Powell. Over the years it has functioned as a home and hospital for wounded soldiers. Various apparitions have been reported in the castle’s halls and stairwells. The Paranormal World operates a set of 26 live ghost cams in the castle, showing various views of the haunted locations.

Maitland Gaol – New South Wales, Australia.

Maitland Gaol is a former Australian prison located in East Maitland, New South Wales. Its construction was started in 1844 and prisoners first entered the gaol in 1848. By the time of its closure, on 31 January 1998, it had become the longest continually run gaol in Australia. It has since been turned into a… Continue reading Maitland Gaol – New South Wales, Australia.

The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui – Britain’s very own Bigfoot?

Ben MacDhui’s principal claim to fame is that, at 4296 ft (1309 m), it is the highest mountain in the Cairngorms range and is second only to Ben Nevis throughout Scotland. However, it is also famous – indeed, infamous – as Scotland’s ‘haunted mountain’, thanks to the sinister, ostensibly supernatural entity known as Am Fear… Continue reading The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui – Britain’s very own Bigfoot?

Monte Cristo homestead

Monte Cristo homestead was the country’s most haunted home. And it doesn’t seem to have fazed them – they still live there. Reginald’s nephew and his wife once visited Monte Cristo and were looking for the loo late one night. A young woman dressed in white appeared before them, whispered “Don’t worry, it will be… Continue reading Monte Cristo homestead

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

The Dragons of Oceania

Dragons belonging to the wingless but quadrupedal classical category are most closely associated with Europe, but some have been reported far away from that continent. Among the most fascinating yet least-known of these remotely-located classical dragons were those of Oceania. Australia was home to several very different forms. One of them was a freshwater version… Continue reading The Dragons of Oceania

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

Bunyip

The bunyip, or kianpraty, is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia. However, the bunyip appears to have formed part of traditional Aboriginal… Continue reading Bunyip

Reflections about UFOlogy

Some of the conclusions offered by editor Charles Bowen in the UFOlogy anthology Encounter Cases from Flying Saucer Review (1977) include the first paragraphs from the final chapter “Beliefs.” We believe that “flying saucers,” or UFOs, do exist: the evidence of sight, radar and sound indicates that either might be metallic, or might give the… Continue reading Reflections about UFOlogy

The 1868 “UFO vision” of Frederick William Birmingham

Did a UFO buzz New South Wales, Australia, in 1868? was a local surveyor invited to board this incredible flying machine by its strange pilot, Or was it a dream? Here is the 2002 recreation of the 1868 “UFO vision” of Frederick William Birmingham in Parramatta which was part of 2 an internet TV programme, the… Continue reading The 1868 “UFO vision” of Frederick William Birmingham

Thylacine

The thylacine ( THY-lə-seen,  or Thylacinus cynocephalus, Greek for “dog-headed pouched one”) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th… Continue reading Thylacine

Australia’s secret big cat?

As reported in Stuff – 19 October 2012.  A doctor, dentist, solicitor, clergyman and Qantas pilot have all seen it, as have numerous Rural Fire Service volunteers and an officer from the Department of Agriculture. A NSW detective spoke of how he watched the beast, from barely 50 metres away, for more than a minute. And… Continue reading Australia’s secret big cat?

UFO spotted over eastern Australia

People across New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT say they were startled this morning by a huge white light moving across the sky. Canberra resident James Butcher says he was driving home from a night out with his brother when they spotted the “strange spiral light in the sky”.“It had a distinct bright centre,… Continue reading UFO spotted over eastern Australia

Maori legend of man-eating bird is true

Creature that features in New Zealand folklore really existed, scientists say By Paul Rodgers A Maori legend about a giant, man-eating bird has been confirmed by scientists. Te Hokioi was a huge black-and-white predator with a red crest and yellow-green tinged wingtips, in an account given to Sir George Gray, an early governor of New… Continue reading Maori legend of man-eating bird is true