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With the Aloha State’s mixing of cultures, it’s no surprise that many different beliefs and storytelling traditions made it to these shores. So, it follows that there are many different ghost story traditions that dwell here as well. For those looking for a spine-tingling experience, try a tour that journeys to some of the haunted spaces on the island. Ranging from highly spiritual to mostly colloquial, all of these tours are based in the lore of the people who’ve called Hawai‘i home.
Native Hawaiian storyteller, Lopaka Kapanui, shares his knowledge of Hawaiian history and lore in his MYSTERIES OF HAWAI‘I tours. Known for his well-researched stories, these tours go beyond mere ghost stories, delving into the history and cultural significance of
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Come Halloween season, check out two popular haunted house on O‘ahu. The first, Haunted Plantation (hawaiihauntedplantation.com), is so scary, it comes with a very detailed warning—so the meek need not venture! It’s located at HAWAII’S PLANTATION VILLAGE in Waipahu and is open on weekends in October and on Halloween. Admission is cash only and not refunds are provided. The second, SKELETON KEY PRESENTS JORGE GARCIA’S NEW HAUNT (skeletonkeyhawaii.com), is located in Kailua and showcases a new haunting theme each year, designed by actor Jorge Garcia (Hawaii Five-0, LOST). There are select “Keiki Nights” for those who can’t quite take the big scares, and proceeds benefit Kailua Onstage Arts Theatre (KOA Theatre).