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    About 10 years ago when I lived at Na'alehu School in the teacher's cottages I used to have supernatural experiences quite often. It was a duplex house and being the one in charge of housing at the time I personally knew no one lived on the other side of the house . I would hear running and once in a while the walls would pound or shake. The rumor around town was that a child had pass away years ago in a old fishpond that was outside in my backyard.This was an old house about 80 years old and I've had about 3 roommates that also shared my experience. It was quite a experience living with ghosts.

    I love obake stories and would like to have this board share thier stories of the unknown.

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    Interesting.

    Observes.

    I'll share laters.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear
    I love obake stories and would like to have this board share thier stories of the unknown.
    Had a girlfriend years ago who put out a biweekly (twice a month) tabloid thing in SoCal. Each issue had a theme, a subject.
    One time it was the paranormal. (dumb word) We interviewed many people; spiritualist church leader, seance people, found an old 1800's hotel that was frequented by gold rush dudes, cowboys, railroad roustabouts, immigrant workers... etc.
    Four stories high, long building with many old rooms, this place was kept up since it was still being used as a restaurant and lodging. very charming. rite outta the best ghost experience tv shows.

    We learned of the history and was shown many photos taken by guests and visitors over the years. Here are just a few of the residents:
    Old miner with long gray beard; photographed many times next to a wall where rumor has it his gold is/was stashed. In photos, he is opaque and you can see the wallpaper pattern thru him. He is partway in the wall. Sitting.
    children crying all the time in a small under the stairs closet, Open it, and no kids, of course, But the sounds of babies crying is reported often.
    A maid gave birth to a child in that closet a century ago.
    Sounds of a baby whimpering behind a wall.
    Story is a child died in a particular room. Forgot how.

    I took a tour of one particularly active room; bed, dresser, ceiling fan above the bed, etc. across from the room from the foot of the bed, just below the ceiling, an air conditioner was housed in the wall. I am six one, and even for me, it was so high, I could just reach the controls. About 5 feet floor space between that wall and the bed.
    I walked in, took a look around the room, and then walked to the door.
    Turned for one last look in the room. (doesn't the script call for that every time?)
    I was slightly shocked to see the air conditioner cover, the big faceplate, now sitting on the bed. How did it pop off, fall and bounce and move without me hearing it? How could it have done that in, say, within the 3 or 4 seconds exactly at the brief moment my back was turned?

    This room, later, I heard a couple stayed there overnight. about one a.m., they awoke to hear a weird strange steady sound like tck, tck, tck, tck, tck, tck, tck, tck...
    They realised it was coming from the ceiling fan, Just as if someone was holding their hand up to it palm down, as the fingernails hit the fan blades whipping by.
    They pulled the covers up to theiir noses. da hellzat!? they both exclaim.

    they wait, things seem to calm down, about 1/2 hour later, a very cold presence wafted directly left to right across their bed and they knew it; very cold feeling through their shins. Not as if a draft breezed thru the room. But as if something went horizontally through the bed and their legs.

    The fourth floor was gothically cool and spooky;
    long corridor, rooms along one side, the cambered ceiling/(roof) and other side, these little windows here and there jutting out allowing for a small seating area to look out to the street.
    Heard of much activity through the years tho no one staying there in that area.
    OK, so; one night at about 11 p.m., I am there with a small handheld microdictating machine casette recorder, new blank tape.
    Go down to the end, there was an "L" shape part of the hall where a couple doors go to rooms and a closet door.
    Place the recorder on the floor leaning against the wall. set to record.
    I leave and hang out opposite end of long hall. 15 minutes, maybe 20. No sound. no people, no activity.
    When I later played the tape, I hear myself at beginning and end turning on, setting the thing down.. etc. but ten miniutes or so into the tape, I hear this door slam repeatedly; bang, bang, bang, bang!

    I was surprised, cuz I heard nothing but silence the whole time i was up there. But the recorder picked it up. From the long dead past?

    This was long time ago. still have the tape.
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    Wow Kimo! Interesting read. I still say you should have a Blogg.

    Ok, my turn.

    Tata Ben and Mama were together for 30 years. They did everything together, businesses, traveling, etc. Their love was a story book one. Unfortunately, Tata Ben never got a divorced. He had ten kids, my mom seven. They planned to live their lives out together to the end.

    Unfortunately, Tata Ben got a stroke last Feb. 2004. His children never knew or bothered with him only when they wanted money. He was the grandpa to my children. He was loved by my family.

    None of his family wanted to take the responsibility in caring for him. Due to mama and I not having any legal rights, we couldn't do anything. Should have, could have, would have gotten a Living Will but didn't. Even if I volunteered to take care of him without any financial payments, he was taken oneday from the hospital without our knowledge.

    We went to the hospital x2 a day. When the nurse saw us approaching she told us his family had taken him home. What home? The only home he knew was the home he shared with my Mama.

    Two days after mama and I went to his sister's home where he was. Upon seeing us he cried and said, "I want to go home!" It broke our heart to leave him there and we knew as well as he, that it was our last meeting.

    They took him to the Philippines without telling us again. How did we find out. One early morning while asleep, I got up because I felt cold. Suddenly, I saw a mist and a shape taking form. I wanted to scream and shout out for mama but no words came out.

    The shape came to form into a very young and handsome Tata Ben. I told him, "why you come to my room? mama stay da odda room!" I got up and high tailed it to mama's room. I told her what happened and she busted out laughing. She then said, "Wea he went?"
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    Do a search over at Hawaii Stories for "Glen Grant" or "Obake;" plenty stories over there, as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine
    Wow Kimo! Interesting read. I still say you should have a Blogg.

    I had one, But the doc gave me some medicine and it went away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear
    About 10 years ago when I lived at Na'alehu School in the teacher's cottages I used to have supernatural experiences quite often. It was a duplex house and being the one in charge of housing at the time I personally knew no one lived on the other side of the house . I would hear running and once in a while the walls would pound or shake. The rumor around town was that a child had pass away years ago in a old fishpond that was outside in my backyard.This was an old house about 80 years old and I've had about 3 roommates that also shared my experience. It was quite a experience living with ghosts.

    I love obake stories and would like to have this board share thier stories of the unknown.

    I always encounter supernatural experiences...my money always seems to mysteriously disappear from my paycheck. Those haunting words always appear as if some kind of statement from the dark side, "Taxes and other contributions".

    Kinda spooky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe
    I always encounter supernatural experiences...my money always seems to mysteriously disappear from my paycheck. Those haunting words always appear as if some kind of statement from the dark side, "Taxes and other contributions".

    Kinda spooky!
    Heh, heh. I'd probably laugh louder but I just e-filed my Fed and State returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinakboy
    Dell pcs and we would see our mouse cursors move across the screen.

    It's da new model;
    da Dell PC Ouija!


    "ghost in the machine"

    "Ouija (Mother) Board"


    http://www.museumoftalkingboards.com/

    http://www.pinn.net/~royaloak/Stories/Computer.htm



    ...which reminds me; would you use a Ouija board? and if not why not? and if so;
    would you want to use a new one (unadulterated with anyone's 'essence', energy, vibrations, toejam-football, spinal clacker, dustbunny dirtball, fingernail scratcher, cooties, effluvia, germs, spittle or anything else) or would you want a used one? something that supposedly has a 'conduit' to the other side already established?

    Did you know-tis "The Haunt", Glen Grant's Moili'ili place that was run by his friends, now stands apparently empty? sad...
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    Heck no not now but wen i was growing up i probably would! lol Our neighbor kids had it and played with it but never told us of their experiences. Probably was too scared eh!

    i was fortunate to attend one of the late Glen Grant's tours starting from the steps of the Main Public Library. Too bad I didn't have my camera then! it was back in oct 99. best $8 i ever spent!! chickenskin up da wazooo!!

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    I spent Father's Day at my eldest brother's home in Aiea-Halawa Heights. Off the Aiea Heights Road. The women in the living room area started talking about Haunted Places...two in particular caught my attention.

    The first one was about their own neighbor, a middle aged Japanese female who told my sister-inlaw of seeing menehunes around her property. She sought advice from a Kahu who told her that it was a path towards the heiau...sacred grounds. Aiea Heights Park is sacred. It is said that a young girls crys are heard, she does not believe she is dead. The park is closed in the evening.

    The second one is of the half wild boar/half man of Kipapa Gulch. There have been many accidents on the bridge and one in particular happened to an unfortunate young man whose car was hanging over the bridge. Luckily he was found barely alive and when the Detective went to investigate (three months after) he said he had seen the half boar/half man on the road. He swerved and that's what he remembered last...only to awaken for a breif moment to be carried by the beast to a safer spot.

    So did anyone else hear anything about the two stories above. I've always been interested about the unexplained and the unknown......ha la...watch out foa da boogie man! heheheheh
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    hoy auntie no u get scary kine stories eh!! i no rememba da half boar/man of kipapa gulch only da white lady one dat appear in your car when u drive ova da gulch.

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    Although I work at the Bishop Museum and there are many ghost stories here I have never seen or felt anything. Maybe Pedro has a story or two? The only unexplainable situation that happened to me was back in 1979 when I worked at the Blaisdell Center. Early one morning I was given the job to go to the Concert Hall and collect up the trash. I was the only person in the whole building, no windows or doors open and no A/C unit on. I had hair halfway down my back then and all of a sudden a COLD gust of air blew by me and actually lifted my hair up. Complete all over chickenskin. When I told others what happened I was told that the Ward sisters house was right where the Concert Hall stands, so it may have been one of them or... the other thing that happened (true story). A man with the nickname of "chop chop", because he gave massages, had lost all his money, wife and hope, had killed himself in the upper standing room only area. Just a few years earlier.

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    wooooo... blaisdell eh??!! gotta watch fo da chickenskin alert when i in dat area den....

    Glen Grant said in his tours that Restaurant Row is haunted and it was the site of a mass graveyard during da chinatown fires due to da plague etc. He said people would experience strange happening dea.

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    True story, as told by a co-worker:

    His sister-in-law started a new job at Windward Mall. So she drove her minivan daily from her home in Pearl City to Kaneohe on H-3 freeway. This was back when H-3 had first opened.

    One early morning (about 8am) a police officer pulled her over. She wasn't speeding so she asked the officer why he pulled her over.

    He told her that the law requires infants to be strapped in a car seat. She told the offficer, "Sir I don't have a baby, what are you talking about?".

    The officer looked confused and said, "Miss, I followed you for over 1 mile and your two infants were jumping up and down freely in the rear area of your vehicle. I could see them in your back window. One of your infants even waived at me through the back window as I pulled closer to you".

    She argued back, "Officer, I DON'T HAVE KIDS!".

    The officer asked if he could inspect inside her van, and she said, "Pease do!"

    The officer looked throughout the minivan, under the seats and in the back.

    NOT A CHILD TO BE FOUND.

    But when the officer looked closely at the back and rear quarter windows, there were HAND PRINTS of children all over the insides of the windows.

    They both froze. She was so freaked, the officer almost had to drive her back home.

    After that incident, she ended up using Likelike Hwy, and sold her van.


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    I've got an aunt who's really akamai and well-respected in the community.

    But if you visit her house and hang out a bit, sometimes you'll hear her talking to someone NOT physically there. "Go away!". "Just go!" "Go now!". She's the only one who can feel an (angry) spirit when it's present in her home. He always sits in her chair and she has to chase him away.

    Other members of the household have seen apparitions of a strange man that lurks in her kitchen. Some family refuse to sleep over because of this.

    I believe the "6th Sense" is something you either have or don't have. You CAN see ghosts or you CAN'T.

    Fortunately for me I don't have it, and I'm happy just the way that is. I'd rather NOT see ghosts. Never have in my entire life.

    Will continue to share stories told by others though. Get plenty!

    My wallet on the other hand is an obake experience in itself.. $$$$$$ seems to disappear into thin air!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai
    I believe the "6th Sense" is something you either have or don't have. You CAN see ghosts or you CAN'T.
    So why do you not believe one can develop clairvoyance?
    Or develop the ability to see "the other side"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    So why do you not believe one can develop clairvoyance?
    Or develop the ability to see "the other side"?
    I listened to a discussion once on Art Bell's radio show about Technical Remote Viewing, also known as TRV. People with clairvoyant capability are placed under controlled conditions to specifically "target" information needed. TRV really is a SCIENCE of clairvoyance.

    The department of defense and other authorities have contracted TRV experts for military intelligence and crime solving cases.

    Example was the Fight 800 crash. Through TRV, they came to a "conclusion" that the cause of the accident was a failure within the fuselage's center fuel tank area.

    On a more wild note, TRV "techs" were able to "communicate" with "Greys".. that is ALIENS.

    If not mistaken, they did mention that TRV can be LEARNED if one applies their mind properly.

    An intersting movie on the this type of subject is Minority Report (Tom Cruise). A future scifi based on precognition (ability to see an event before it takes place). Great flick!

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    Default Waimanalo Blues... or is that Greens? or Greys?

    My cousin owns a home and horse stable business at the end of Waimanalo, just before Makapu'u. A place on Oahu NOTORIOUS for paranormal activity.

    One late evening a few years ago his son was watching TV in his upstairs loft when a BRIGHT GREEN FLASH of LIGHT entered his room, followed by a thunderous BOOM that shook the house. My cousin was downstairs in the living room and heard the commotion.

    They both ran outside and watched as this flash of green light hovered over their property, then immediately darted towards Sea Life Park.

    So they jumped in the car and attempted to follow it, where it turned and headed towards Sandy Beach Park. Then it disappeared. NOTHING

    They waited in Sandy's parking lot, and within minutes Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Chinook Helicopters showed up and began searching for "something" that was out at sea in front of the park.

    When my cousin returned home, he called Kaneohe Marine Base to inquire about the incident, but the person he spoke with denied his entire account.

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    Oh, I love these stories and have a bunch to add...when work slows down. Kimo, have you had any of SoCal types of experiences in Hawaii? And, Pomai, the kids in the back of the minivan is amazing. I had the opportunity to speak with Glen Grant about a couple of my experiences. Now, that was fun!

    I have a couple of short stories I can contribute now. The long one's I'll save for another time. With the exception of a few winter nights, I always turn on the ceiling fan above my bed at night. Prior to falling asleep one night all of a sudden the air circulation stopped as if the fan had been turned off. I figured it malfunctioned and stopped. When I turned on the light the fan was working just fine...just no air was stirringl I immediately felt a 'presence' between me and the fan but I felt no fear. Instead I asked the presence to please move on so that I could get some sleep with the much needed air. Within a couple of seconds the presence departed and the air circulation was back to normal.

    Then there was the time I was involved in a 5 car pile up where the H1 and H2 merge. I was the middle car. The vehicle behind mine was a truck. That driver was slightly injured. The front of the car in front of me was completely smashed as the car in front of him slammed on the brakes, was hit, then took off. The front of the fifth car was heavily damaged from rear-ending the truck.When I realized that I had no choice but to ram into the car in front of me, I took my hands off the wheel, eased up on the brakes, closed my eyes, said a quick prayer and just surrendered to the inevitable front and rear ender that I was about to experience in a small sports car. I waited for what seemed like 10 seconds. I was afraid to open my eyes. When I finally did, my car had not been touched. It was so close, both front and back, that I doubt I could've slipped a credit card between the front and back bumpers. That accident was severe enough to make the news. Even the police couldn't explain why my car and I came away unscathed. Hmmm...that's not entirely true. My nerves were scathed for about 24 hours. A friend of mine told me that the area of the accident was known for night marchers and maybe there was some correlation. What I don't know.

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    Default Moths: Superstitions, Omens

    Tutusue, glad you came out without a serious injury.
    This isn't you on the phone is it?

    Have you ever heard the superstition that moths are the embodiment of the soul of the recently deceased?

    When my grandmother passed away, a large moth entered our living room about a week later, and remained in the same place for about a week.

    When my sister passed, a smaller moth hung around for a few days.

    But we weren't brought up with this belief, so to this day I (pretty much) look at these experiences as pure coincidence.

    Anyone heard of, had these experiences or have this belief? If so, what do you know of its cultural or ethnic origin?

    Googlin' a bit, the term, Lepidopteral Symbology popped up. "Symbols relating to wings and the body".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai
    Tutusue, glad you came out without a serious injury.
    This isn't you on the phone is it?

    Have you ever heard the superstition that moths are the embodiment of the soul of the recently deceased?
    [...]
    Anyone heard of, had these experiences or have this belief? If so, what do you know of its cultural or ethnic origin?

    Googlin' a bit, the term, Lepidopteral Symbology popped up. "Symbols relating to wings and the body".
    Heh! No injury...didn't even get a tap on the bumper. Only the nerves were fried! That coulda been me in that picture...20 years ago!

    I hadn't heard the moth "symbology" but I did experience the same thing as you but with a butterfly. My grandmother had passed a few years prior to a beautiful butterfly showing up at our home. It stayed and stayed and stayed. It would land on our fingers. I heard from a friend who was into the paranormal/supernatural, and not aware of the family's butterfly experience, that my grandmother said she was reincarnated as a butterfly. Go figure. Now, whenever I see one get close I hold out my finger. That special butterfly decades ago has been the only one to light upon my finger!

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    it's not so much an idea of a developed soul reincarnating as an insect, which would negate the concept of reincarnation, as much as the possibility that one who has passed on to the other side being able to easily guide something small such as a butterfly or moth, finding it easier than concentrating ectoplasm and materialising to someone not at all sensitive or clairvoyant...

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    Default Our Aumakua

    My girlfriend's family Aumakua is the Pueo, or Hawaiian Owl.

    About 15 years ago, her mother was driving home at night with a friend from Kula (Maui), heading home to Kahului on a dark back road with no street lighting.

    As they were driving, a Pueo suddenly appeared in front of them flying overhead. The Pueo continued flying within view for several minutes. It then suddenly darted ahead quickly and turned around, heading in the opposite direction.

    Mom immediately knew that was a sign. So she stopped, then turned around and headed back in the same direction the Pueo flew, eventually taking the main highway back to Kahului.

    The next morning in the Maui Newspaper, they learned a rock slide caused a fatal accident at a location they would have been headed had the Aumakua not warned them.

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    I was just browsing through the threads and just did a search about glen grant and it brought me to these threads... Too bad he had to go I really thought that he was a good story teller.. Matter of fact one of our stories are in one of his books. I really miss those days..

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