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CASES / INVESTIGATIONS
Since 2006, the Strange Occurrences team has conducted and participated
in investigations in private houses, businesses and major public buildings in Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, Horowhenua, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, and in Dunedin, Christchurch and Central Otago.
SPOOKED! - Exploring the Paranormal in New Zealand by Jo Davy & James Gilberd, published by Random House in August 2011, gives accounts of
a number of investigations Strange Occurrences has conducted, and some of our ongoing research.
As of June 2012, some investigation reports (where privacy is not an issue - i.e. open investigations) will be posted
on the new blog: theevilmoriarty.com
- The Ghost of St Bathans
- TV One Close Up, 31st October 2011
- James Gilberd investigates the possibly haunted Vulcan Hotel, Central Otago, on Halloween.
- TV3 Nightline clip
- 17th August 2011, Inverlochy House & Spooked book
TV3 News story about the Strange Occurrences investigation of the Wellington Town Hall, June 2010.
TV3 Nightline story of Strange Occurrences investigating two Wellington locations in September 2009. (Please ignore the silly floating things
and reference to Ghostbusters :-)
Radio NZ Documentary of Strange Occurrences investigating Inverlochy House, Wellington, in June 2009
Some investigation photos and notes are posted on the Strange Occurrences Paranormal Investigation
Facebook group page. You will need to join Facebook to join the group, and then ask to join the group.
Below are some photos of us investigating several unidentified locations.
"The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and science.
He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle."
- Albert Einstein.
The Canvas magazine supplement of the Weekend Herald, 24th January 2009 ran an article on our investigation of Inverlochy House, Wellington,
as its feature article. Thanks are due to journalist Alan Perrott who travelled down from Auckland to spend the afternoon and night
with us as we worked on the investigation, along with members of Phoen-X PRI. A follow-up investigation of Inverlochy has been done and more will follow.
Part of the article -
actually just the sidebar - is on the NZ Herald site.
It is hard to establish what might be occurring
at a site within the timeframe of a single investigation, so we are running several longer term investigations that involve
repeated visits. That way we build a picture of the possible occurrences of paranormal activity in a place.
The Wellington Museum of City & Sea, and
Mygalaxi are some of the sites we have investigated several times.
We are not inclined
to reach conclusions such as whether a location is haunted or not, as we are dealing with phenomena we so far know little about.
Our investigation process is centred around collecting and compiling evidence, hard or anecdotal, rather than making proclamations.
Also, we do not try to eliminate, release or "free" ghosts, although we may be able to put clients in contact with people experienced in that area.
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
- Arthur Schopenhauer.