In preparation for my next trip, I have been doing a lot of research on hauntings in Hawaii. There are a ton places with historical significance and more than a few with sordid stories and tragedies attached to it. Below is a list and short description of the places on my itinerary.
Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona
Our first stop will be Pearl Harbor for a history tour. I have always been a fan of history, and I admit that it will likely be an emotional visit for me. The USS Arizona was bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, killing 1,177 sailors and Marines. Over 900 were never recovered and they remain entombed within the USS Arizona just off the coast of Ford Island.
There is a good chance that phantom soldiers are seen walking about. The chaos that ensued after the attack would have likely left an intense energetic imprint on the entire area. Sure, there may be an intelligent haunt there but I pray that everyone has moved on rather than remaining there.
Hawaii has had various types of plantations in its history. Among them are pineapples, sugar cane, macadamia nuts, and coffee. This outdoor museum tells the history of plantations in Hawaii during the time period of 1850 – 1950. Some structures are restored while others are replicas. Together they give the entire story of the cultures that influence Hawaii.
A young spirit girl is believe to live in the Portuguese House and there have been reports of furniture moving and the sounds of pots and pans banging in other structures. Check out the video above to hear more about that.
Founded in 1955, this Catholic university started out as a 2-year college in the 1920’s under the name St. Louis Junior College. It soon expanded to a 4-year university under the name Chaminade College in honor of Father William Joseph Chaminade.
Classes were moved during World War II when it became a temporary hospital for the military. Room 319 was once used as a morgue, while another building was used as a children’s hospital. There have been reports of ghost soldiers seen throughout campus.
It was reported that an exorcism was performed in room 208 in Hale Lokelani. The story is that a cross that hung on the wall left an imprint that cannot be removed. Phantom screams and shadows are reported to come from that room.
The Night Marchers
The Night Marchers are said to be spirits of ancient Hawaiian warriors whose purpose it is to protect sacred sites. It is said that you should not look directly upon them or you will die shortly thereafter. You will recognize them coming because they carry torches and they sound a conch shell to warn of their arrival.
Some also believe they are spirit warriors ready for battle, armed with weapons and wearing decorated helmets. Lastly, some believe they are the spirits of the men killed by King Kamehameha I when he invaded and seized O’ahu.
The Nu’uanu Pali Lookout
In 1795 The Battle of Nu’uanu, Kamehameha I fought to unite the Hawaiian islands into one kingdom. The battle took place at the edge of the lookout where hundreds of Kalanikupule’s warriors were forced off the edge.
It is said that their remains were left at the bottom of the cliff and remain to this day. There have been reports of shadow figures and screams that occur in the wee hours of the night.