The YMCA Backpackers Hostel in Pitt St, in the bustling Auckland CBD has had its share of spooky occurrences through the years. Whether the stories are fact based or just urban myth, only those that have had experiences really know. I remember as a teen, hearing stories of a couple of alleged suicides in the rooms. This was before it was upgraded and went under some much-needed renovations. I was also told of a person tragically falling to their death from a high-level balcony one night. Landing on the footpath below.
There are stories of voices heard coming from rooms where no one is staying. The sound of someone running down corridors in the early hours. The sound of loud and purposeful hard shoed heel-toe walking on hard floors, when the hallways are fully carpeted.
Mysterious disappearing shadow-like ‘’people’’ seen on stairwells and walking along corridors.
I heard of one person entering their room to see a person standing at the window looking out. At an eye blink the ‘’person’’ vanished. The stories seem to come from the bottom few floors. I as yet haven’t heard of anything being experienced in the top levels.
Have any of our readers had any experiences whilst staying at the Pitt St YMCA, or know of anyone that has? Keen to hear your views.