Hawaii is home to stunning beaches, picturesque palms, and awe-inspiring volcanoes, but legend has it ghosts also call the islands home. Here are 7 haunted spots in Hawaii that may turn your dream vacation into a nightmare.
USS Arizona – Honolulu
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy bombed the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack that claimed nearly 2,500 American lives. Over 1,000 of those men died aboard the USS Arizona, and many of the victims’ bodies could not be recovered. Some say the doomed men haunt the wreckage today. One woman even claims to have seen a ghostly man’s face in the water.
Manoa Falls Trail – Honolulu
A banyan tree along the famous Manoa Falls Trail reportedly attracts the attention of Night Marchers, the legendary ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors. Witnesses claim to have seen the men marching along the trail late at night, beating drums and staring grimly ahead.
Kilauea Volcano – Big Island
According to local legend Pele, the Goddess of Fire, lives in Kilauea and appears in many forms. Some Hawaiians have seen Pele dancing among the volcano’s smoke and lava, while others believe she appears as a white dog to warn of an impending death. Collecting sand or rocks from the volcano is unwise as Pele reportedly curses those who disturb her home.