It’s that time of year, when ghost stories from around Oahu are re-told to get people into the spirit of Halloween (October 31) and the Mexican Día de los Muertos (November 1 and 2), also known as the Day of the Dead.
You’ve probably heard the same tales of haunted spots time and again: The Kasha of Kaimuki, the Kakaako fire station, the old Waialae Drive-In, the barracks at Barber’s Point. Have you heard of some of these other stories? These are just a few that I’ve collected from friends and acquaintances:
Ricky L.’s friends lived in the Moana Pacific condominium and would see handprints on the glass outside, but figured it was from the window washers. They sometimes saw a shadow in their unit, but hoped it was their imagination. The last straw in a series of incidents happened one night, when their baby was crying, the wife went to the room to check on it, and saw a shadow standing over the baby, clearly a local guy, trying to calm it down. They moved out the next day.