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Alone with the ghosts of Waikumete Cemetery—City of the Dead!

Waikumete Cemetery
Take a spooky tour to Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland


Waikumete Cemetery in Western Auckland, New Zealand was established in 1886. There are over 70,000 buried here and one of the largest cemeteries in the southern hemisphere. Marc Coppell interviews Te Oka Toia from Auckland Ghost Tours about its grim history, and his own paranormal experiences growing up in the area. Marc alone armed with a bagful of paranormal gear, spends a cold night here. One of the most spooky aspects was picking up a child's and baby's voice. Someone/thing is captured on a static septercam steering in Marc's direction. Hear 'live' intelligent, descriptive responses from the dead. Part of this graveyard made Marc sick to the stomach during daylight hours. Headphones recommended.

Written by

Marc Coppell

26 Jul 2016