Asylum Paintball in Auckland was opened last November in the former psychiatric hospital’s maximum security ward in Kingseat Hospital.
Since it’s opening, a range of odd and freaky events have taken place, spooking workers and paintball players.
The spooky activities have gotten so bad that owners, Vitaly Miheer and Anton Klimenko have brought in a New Zealand paranormal investigation and research team known as Haunted Auckland.
Ghostly figures have been appearing in photographs taken by the paintball team, and doors slam closed out of the blue for no apparent reason. Camera batteries also suddenly die on full charge, even when they last for hours outside of the building.
Haunted Auckland is making a documentary on their investigation of the building.
The two two-storey adjoining buildings have 20 rooms and are connected by a steel-caged security tunnel.
The buildings were locked up for 20 years, abandoned before the paintball organisation moved in.
Investigators reported seeing strange shadows and hearing a number of strange sounds, including the laughter of an unseen man.
The Haunted Auckland team wants to speak to former workers of Kingseat Hospital to share their experiences.
Article written by D Mulhern