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Subject: RE: college ghosts

From: whitej@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu (Jason G White)

Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 11:50:25 GMT

Message-ID: <D7n4w1.H73@news.hawaii.edu>


            At what used to be Hawaii Loa College (now it is part of the

Hawaii Pacific University system) I remember tales of a ghost, or ghosts

from the late 80's.

One ghost used to stalk the second and third floor of the I'lima

dorm, and others said it was the Lehua dorm.  The people who related this

story to me weren't there when the incident happened.  Aparently some

girls were assaulted in their second floor room by an unseen agent that

would not let them out of the room.

Other people talked about a ghost who left kukui nuts in peoples

locked rooms when neither roommate had been there.


The college campus is very near the Nu'uanu Pali where Kaiana was

killed by Kamehameha I in 1795 in his military conquest of the islands. 

Some of the Oahuan warriors parrished during the battle by being thrown

from the 1000 foot cliffs of the pali. (in all reality, they probably fell

while trying to flee)  The base of the Pali is just across the street

from the campus, and some people claim that spirits of the slain warriors

still walk the area.  I believe you may be able to write directly

to the administration on campus at:



            45-045 Kamehameha Highway

            Kaneohe, HI 96744


            I'm not sure if they will even know what you are talking about,

my post was the outcome of a bunch of college students sitting around

late at night at a boring party.  Two individuals were "colaborating",

jumping into eachother's story, so maybe there is some speck of truth in

the stories.  You may find that when the school switched over to the Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific University.  Pacific University system many of the old 'ohana' (family) of students and professors left as I did.  The stories took place before the merger,

so you might need to look for someone who dates from before 1992.

As far as I know there isn't any documentation of the goings on. 

But I never really checked.  The rumors were about the building of the

campus, so maybe there would be newspaper articles, etc from early

seventies.  I think the school was dedicated in '76.


I remember my ex-girlfriend, a professor's daughter, telling me

something about a kahuna being called to bless the site during

construction, and being called back to bless it repeatedly because of



The Menehune (Hawaiian "elves") also seemed to like the spot. 

There were stories about them causing mischief on campus.


Sorry everything is so sketchy, but it has been 4 years since I

heard the stories.


From: wright@tiger.vill.edu (Kim Wright)Newsgroups: alt.folklore.ghost-storiesSubject: Re: Ghosts of HawaiiDate: 19 Mar 1995 04:01:30 GMTI have two interesting experiences in HI (and I am not even remotely sensitive to paranormal activity).   The first occurred about fifteen years ago.  I was very interested in photography and went to take pictures of one of the large stone temples on the big island (on the Hilo tip of the island). This temple was near the ocean on the big plains of rubble type lava.  It had a sign saying that it was sacred to the HI people (or something like that) and please don't tresspass. Being a firm believer in bad karma, I didn't climb up.  I contented myself with shooting about half a roll of film of it at about 1 AM by the light of a full moon.  No, I'm not making this up - I actually did those sorts of things back then.  I wasn't looking for anything ghostly, I just wanted some really neat shots of a pretty impressive temple (I'm more interested in antiquities (sp) than ghosts).  Having finished shooting I went back to the car.  I noticed that on the other side of the road, the ground dipped down about six feet where there was a very large area that was clear of under brush had a few trees, and was very brightly lit by the moon.  I climbed down in hopes of finding some good subject matter for some more pictures.  I thought at first that it might be a picnic area since the sandy ground was clear of plants and looked like it had seen a fair amount of foot traffic that day.  As soon as I started walking around, I realized that I was in a graveyard.  I wandered around, avoiding graves (no headstones, they were just very obviously burial places). I went and looked at a small stream that went down to the ocean here (more undergrowth there, looked like a good place to get bit by something).  Walked inland a little bit, the place got more ravine like, more undergrowth, less light, so I went back to the graveyard.  I took a few pictures but didn't see anything spectacular so I went back to the road. I walked a few yards to where the ocean came into a very small cove and admired the moonlight on the waves for a while, drove back to where I was staying and went to sleep satisfied that I had some interesting pictures. Later on that trip, I had an opportunity to pass that temple in the day time.  I stopped to get some daylight shots of the place then crossed the road to get some day shots of the graveyard.  I was vastly surprised to find no graveyard.  The ravine was there, the ocean and cove were just like I remembered, but the floor of the ravine was full of underbrush and densely wooded.  There was no open area and nothing resembling burial sites.  I was very surprised.  I climbed down and gave the place a thorough exploring (even climbing up the ravine to where it was crossed by the main (and only) major road on that part of the island.  I found some neat stuff including a very shallow cave with some petroglyph style figures and old woven reed mats, but no clearing and no graveyard.  The small stream was there and I followed it from ocean to highway.  I found disturbed areas of sand where I had been walking during my nocturnal visit.  As an interesting end note, my daytime pictures of the temple came out beautifully, but my night time roll of film never made it off the island.  Don't know when or where (or how) I lost it as I am very organized with my film.  Another strange thing is that I didn't realize it was gone until quite some time later. Another interesting end note.  When I checked out the cove during the day there was a sign put up by the historical society or some such official group that identified a tall stone on the edge of the water as "The Leaning Stone."  The sign said that a group of ancient people worshiped a shark god and as tribute they would take human sacrifices and tie them to a pole in the middle of this cove at low tide.  When high tide came, so did the sharks - munch, munch, munch.  The high priest or king (I can't remember wich) would lean on this stone and watch the proceedings.  I don't think this had much to do with the vanishing graveyard as the graveyard was quite peaceful and non spooky (till I couldn't find it by the light of day).  Besides after such a shark feast, I doubt there would be much to bury. Sorry about the terrible spelling and typos.  Hope you enjoyed.  I know it's an odd story buy it is all absolutely 100% true. Kim "I went back about five years later (in the daylight) and the shark sign was gone" Wright