Hawaiian storyteller Lopaka Kapanui sums up how powerful the legend of the night marchers is.
Step in a different direction: While Pele assumes myriad forms, she is perhaps best known — and most feared — for taking on the shape of a woman with long white hair, both elderly and young, and both disheveled and polished. Roaming from island to island, rumor has it she has a proclivity for hitchhiking and cigarettes, the latter of which she can light with a mere snap of her fingers.
Others have reported seeing her dancing in red at the foot of volcanoes. Believed to ask for favors to test the kindness of strangers, failing to pick up the White Lady — or neglecting to treat with her aloha — results in catastrophe and heartache. In other words, give the platinum blonde a ride, offer her a smoke, and forget about carrying around a box of matches.
Listen for the blowing of the conch shell: Hawaiian historians presume the marchers are on ceremonial excursions, which is often celebrated by the sounding of the pu.
Should you come across this phantom band, myth proclaims that one should strip naked and lie face down in their paths — and never, ever look at them.
But historians ahem, ghostorians beware: Attacked on December 7,the USS Arizona sunk when it was bombed, taking with it a record 1, crew members and rendering it the largest loss of life on any US war vessel.
Following reparations init now sits on the harbor as a tribute, and carries with it, for most visitors, a tremendous sense of desolation — with the lives that perished that tragic day supposedly still patrolling the area. The refurbished boat brims with eerie noises that range from disembodied voices to pacing footsteps, while an Australian woman in snapped a pic that resembles a ghostly figure suspended in water and crying out in agony.
Uncanny, certainly, but also unsurprising: Prior to his death, Hawaiian Herald tabloid writer Glen Grant was a booming voice and radio personality throughout the islands, once questioning the credibility of a ghost story on his live program only to have the witness — allegedly locked up and indisposed — call him to furnish him with details.
Grant took particular interest in the Kaimuki House, a large home unwelcoming to visitors to put it mildly that many claim is ghosted by a man-eating ghoul ripped from the pages of Japanese folklore stories.
Its myth reaches back towhen police arrived at the Kaimuki House amid complaints only to find a home full of children levitating, thrashing about the room, and smarting from invisible forces.
Roughly thirty years later, a couple who had just moved in reported inexplicable drafts of chilly air and sightings of an armless woman missing her legs. Interested property owners, take note:Published continually since , "NEWS YOU CAN USE" was a Blog before "Blog" was even a word!
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If I were the OP’s employee and had multiple guests ask about/report ghosts I would probably include it in the report. Not as a we need to get a psychic or call ghostbusters, but more of this is a weird incident that happened multiple times .
Manoa Falls Trail: Waterfalls, Connectors, and Night Marchers. March 29, Hikes. Some even believe that Manoa Falls is one of the paths that Night Marchers, the ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors, often march.
Former University of . Areas through which the Night Marchers are said to pass, showing Kawaihae before the harbor development. “Sure enough, I was sleeping and woke ‘cause I heard all the sounds like Grandpa said.
I stood by the window looking out and there they were walking past outside my window.