Hawaii Superstitions, Oahu
We wanted to find something a bit different this time around, so I searched for things to do that were well off the beaten path. I found one. "The Oahu Ghost Tours" were right up our alley. From what I gather the island of O'ahu, has a reputation for being the most "haunted island" in the Hawaiian chain. I know stories about Madame Pele the resident "spirit" who lives on the Big Island in Kilauea Crater, but I had never heard the legends of the ghost stories on Oahu.
Based on the supernatural findings of historian, Glen Grant the Oahu ghost tours has designed 3 tours you can take:: "Honolulu City Haunts" 2 1/2 hour walking tour of downtown Honolulu. Tour 2 dubbed "Orbs of Oahu" a 4 hour driving tour which is guaranteed to give you "chicken skin"in such places as The Pali lookout and Morgan's corner. They strongly recommend no children for this tour. So of course, this is the one we took. I cannot say I saw a ghost but in several stops along the tour way I could not wait to get the heck out of there.
Finally the Tour #3: For a daytime tour and for those who wish to learn about Hawaii's spiritual ancient past, "The Sacred Spirits" tour will take you to the dwelling places of the Fire goddess, Pele, to sacred places built overnight by Hawaii's legendary little people, the Menehune, to ancient petroglyphs, This tour lasts about 6-7 hours.
The cost is quite reasonable ranging from $24 to $49 dollars depending on what tour you take. They pick up at a convenient locale depending on where you are staying.
Make sure you bring a camera, closed toed shoes and a windbreaker, We definitely got rained upon at the last stop on the "Orbs" tour. If you like the show "Ghost Hunters" then I believe you will enjoy the Oahu Ghost Tours as well. See it for yourself and then you decide, even for the non-believer it is a lot of fun.
**Pictures soon to follow**
This statue in the Ewa area is located at Campbell High School. It signifies and tells the story of a child who was transformed into a shark in order to protect the people of Ewa.
Malama Ia Ka'ahupahau
(Caring of Ka'ahupahau)
Kazu Kauinana Fukuda