Mr Smiley, or “Smiley”, (as he’s fondly known to friends) is one Haunted Auckland team member that has possibly seen more paranormal activity than all H.A team members combined in the team’s decade long history!
He went from being just another cheaply-made yellow ball sitting in a box in a $2 store, to holding the prestigious and important position of Lead Trigger-Object in “New Zealand’s most recognised Paranormal research team”.
Smiley has loyally spent many years standing guard, monitoring the corridors and stairwells in everything from psychiatric hospitals and a former school, to Theatres, Homesteads and Museums.
Mr Smiley has been video documented being moved on the stairwell of an old Girl’s School and pushed a number of times by unknown forces.
Smiley is proud of his position in the team and never feels deflated when teased by the sceptics. Some sceptics believe that a trigger object ball has no place in paranormal research and that it’s all just a waste of time. However, his well-rounded personality, upbeat manner and an almost obsessive dedication to the research has keep him at the forefront of his profession.
Being “New Zealand’s most recognised trigger-object ball”, Smiley enjoys talking to his fans who will often prefer to have their photo taken with just him than the rest of the team. Though, with all his new celebrity status, Mr Smiley has stayed grounded and focused on the job at hand and doesn’t let himself get too over-inflated.