Paranormal Encounters In Hawaii

Posted on June 1, 2009

My name is James Among, I currently live in Los Angeles but I was born and raised on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Hawaii is said to be one of the top hotspots for paranormal activity, and trust me, that statement is true. VERY TRUE.

Several Paranormal events happened to me as I grew up on the islands. When I was around the age of 11 or 12 I used to be super religious, I was scared as hell when the year 2000 was coming around, everyone I knew made it seem like the world would end right when the clock struck 12:00 am on new years. Well, 2000 came and nothing happened. I slowly began to lose my faith in Christianity and then that’s when everything went really bad.

One night I was sleeping, I turned over on my stomach and then I suddenly felt a chill and froze. Either it was a Demon or one of the choking ghosts of Hawaiian legend. I could not move at all, then I managed to get one eye open and right in front of me was a large, red, claw like hand over my face. I quickly shut my eye and hoped that it would go away. These types of attacks happened frequently over the years, even after my attempted suicide attempt in 2001 (sorry for that detail).

Another scary thing that happened to me happened shortly after my great grandmother passed away. I had a dream that me and my family had gone to see her grave. When we arrived at the gates of the graveyard, the ground suddenly turned into a quicksand like substance and my family suddenly disappeared. Then, rising out of her grave was my great grandmother, she looked exactly like how you would see a zombie in a Hollywood movie. I woke up from that dream around 7:00 am.

The last paranormal event that happened to me was one year before I left Hawaii to go to California. I was staying with my uncle and aunt because my grandma had gone to LA on her own for that year. Me and my little cousin Zach decided to go hang out at the playground at his elementary school. In Hawaii we have a legend about a ghostly army of dead ancient Hawaiians known as Night Marchers. They don’t take no crap from nobody. So we were playing around, joking around. Until my cousin decided to yell “F**k you Night Marchers!” I soon felt a chill go down my spine because I knew that these sprits are the type that could kill a human being. I shook my head and looked toward the mountain area, to this day I swear, I saw a black figure moving quickly through the mountains. Me and Zach scrammed out of there before it could catch up with us.

Don’t let the palm trees and beautiful beaches fool you, Hawaii is just as scary as any other place in the world. Aloha and Mahalo (Thank you in Hawaiian).

Written by James Among, Copyright 2009

Night Marchers and other legends: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folklore_in_Hawaii




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11 Responses to “Paranormal Encounters In Hawaii”
  1. Bracket says:

    The first two stories sound like dreams to me and the last one sounds like your eyes playing tricks on you.

  2. Julianne says:

    You just sound troubled, not haunted. Theres a difference.

  3. Hannah says:

    Tell us more about the night marchers, please.

  4. Elephant says:

    The first encounter sounds like sleeping paralysis. People have written about it in other encounters on this website. The dream could be no more than a dream. I hope it is anyway. The night marcher couldnt be your eyes playing tricks on you if ur brother saw it too.I hpoe nothing ellse like this happens to you for your sake. To get out of sleeping paralysis concentrate on moving one finger. Once you do that you should be able to move Although you might not want to open your eyes what you see can be scary. Remember it is possible it was all your eyes and dreams. Tell us more about night marchers! Hi Hannah I dont know you but I said Hi.

  5. KELLIE says:

    EASY FOR PEOPLE TO LAUGH AND THINK WERE CRAZY BUT THEY JUST DONT UNDERSTAND. PERSONALLY IM 20, FROM OAHU, BORN AND RAISED AND I’VE HAD 3 EPISODES OF SLEEP PARALYSIS AND I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN TOLD THAT ITS CAUSED FROM ANXIETY, HALLUCINATIONS, PHENOMENON, ETC. BUT IN MY CASE I HAD A SPIRIT THAT I HAD PERSONALLY PICKED UP. I HAD PICKED UP THIS SPIRIT WELL OVER A YEAR BACK BUT THEREFORE, I HAD BEEN SCARED OUTTA MY MIND AND HAD A PSYCHIC DO A PERSONAL READING ON ME BECAUSE I KNOW I HAD SOMETHING WITH ME. I THOUGHT IT HAD BEEN MY GRANDMA, BECAUSE OF HER PASSING. BUT COME TO FIND OUT, IT WASNT. SHE HAD THEN SAID I HAD A FEMALE ENTITY IN HER 20-30 RANGE ATTACHED TO ME. IT WASNT A HARMFUL, VIOLENT, OR EVIL SPIRIT. AND HOW I HAD PICKED IT UP WAS FROM WHEN (A YR. TO 2 YRS. AGO) I HAD GONE GHOST HUNTING WITH MY FRIENDS LATE AT NIGHT IN A GRAVEYARD. THEN ALL WE DID WAS LAUGH AND TRY TO SCARE EACH OTHER. THE TYPICAL FOOLING AROUND (LOOK OVER THERE, I SAW SOMETHING, WHEN WE NEVER REALLY DID) BUT WE CAME ACROSS A STAIRCASE THAT LED UP TO THE UPPER PART OF THE CEMETARY, WHEN I HAD MADE THE BET FOR ALL OF US TO INDIVIDUALLY GO UP AND DOWN THAT STAIRCASE. AND LET ME TELL YOU, IT WAS PITCHED BLACK AT THE TIME OF NIGHT. AND ME, TALKING ALL BIG, I DIDNT DO IT. AND MY FRIENDS DIDNT DO IT EITHER. SO THEN WE LEFT. LATER AS THE TIME PAST, RECENTLY MY GRANDMA PAST AWAY THIS JUNE 09′. AND 3 WEEKS AFTER HER PASSING WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE. I WAS REALLY SCARED NOT KNOWING WHY I COULDNT MOVE, WHEN I KNEW I WAS AWAKE, AND AT THAT SAME MOMENT OF THAT TAKING PLACE, I FELT SOMETHING ON MY BACK AND HAVING PRESSURE BEING PUSHED ON MY CHEST HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE BREATHING. THEN ALL OF THIS LASTED (ATTACKS) I’D SAY ANYWHERE FROM UNDER A MIN TO MAYBE 2 MINS MAX. BUT AS SHORT OF A TIME I HAD BEEN IN THE PARALYSIS, ITS THE SCARIEST FEELING EVER. AND I HAD TOLD ALL OF THIS TO THE PSYCHIC, AND SHE SAID THAT I HAD PICKED UP THE FEMALE ENTITY FROM THAT STAIRWELL AT THAT CEMETARY A YR OR SO BACK THEN, BUT I’VE ALWAYS HAD THIS ENTITY ATTACHED TO ME. AND ME BEING VULNERABLE AND THINKING NEGATIVE BOUT ALOT OF THINGS ESPECIALLY AFTER MY GRANDMAS PASSING MADE IT TRIGGER AND SET THE EPISODES. SO BASICALLY I BEEN CARRYING A SPIRIT THAT I PICKED UP WHILE HORSING AROUND WITH FRIENDS THAT LONG BACK BUT ONLY NOW ITS TRYING TO LET ME KNOW ABOUT MY WRONG DOINGS AND THAT I HAD TO ALSO PULL MYSELF TOGETHER (MY WELL BEING) AS WELL. SO WHAT THE PSYCHIC HAD TOLD ME TO DO WAS TO GO BACK TO THAT CEMETARY, LEAVE AN OFFERING, APOLOGIZE FOR MY WRONG DOINGS, AND LET HER KNOW THAT SHES NOT WANTED NO LONGER FROM ME KNOWING THAT I KNOW ABOUT HER NOW, AND BASICALLY FOR ME TO TELL HER TO MOVE ON TO THE OTHER WORLD. AND ME BEING EMOTIONALLY DISTRESSED AND EVEN SUICIDAL AFTER MY GRANDMA LEFT, TRIGGERED THIS FEMALE ENTITY TO FINALLY GET ITS SELF NOTICED BY ATTACKING ME IN MY MOST WEAKEST STATE, ME BEING VERY NEGATIVE , DEPRESSED, AND LOW SELF ESTEEMED. AND SO FAR EVER SINCE I DID MY APOLOGY, ITS BEEN A WEEK THATS PASSED, BUT I MENTALLY AND SPIRITUALLY FEEL BETTER AND WISH TO NEVER FEEL THESE KIND OF EPISODES EVER AGAIN. I WILL NEVER DISTURB THE PEACE, ESPECIALLY LATE AT NIGHT IN CEMETARIES. AND WHAT I CAN NOW SAY IS THAT I REALLY DO BELIEVE IN THE PARANORMAL AND THAT I ‘VE LEARNED MY LESSON. +GOD BLESS+

  6. Diana96 says:

    I changed my mind!!Me and my family are planning to go to Hawaii but after i read this story,sorry to say,im going to cancel my vacation even if my family refuses….. :(

  7. Leah says:

    PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO REALISE OUR CULTURE IS NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHERS, WE STRONGLY BELIEVE IN OUR WAYS AND OUR ANCESTORS STORIES, AND THE NIGHT MARCHERS AND ALL OUR STORIES ARE REAL TO THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE. WE RESPECT THE DEAD, WE RESPECT ALL THAT OUR ISLANDS OFFER, WE ONLY ASK THAT OTHERS RESPECT OUR STORIES AND BELIEFS AS WE HAVE HAD TO RESPECT THERES.
    PARANORMAL ENCOUNTERS ARE NOT TO BE LAUGHED AT OUR THOUGHT OF AS NOT REAL. WHO ARE WE TO SIT HERE AND SAY THEY ARE NOT? THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WITH SIMILAR STORIES THAT HAVE NEVER MET OR TALKED TO ONE ANOTHER. JUST BECAUSE A STPRY MAY BE SCARY IT SHOULDNT STOP ANYONE FROM VISITING OUR ISLANDS AND ITS BEAUTY THAT ALL OF OUR GODS AND GODDESSES AND DEMI GODS HAS CREATED. JUST RESPECT OUR TALES AND LISTEN WHEN OUR PEOPLE TELL U.

    • Caretaker says:

      Leah – Please do NOT type in all caps – it is stated clearly in the rules not to do that. Most of the time comments who dont follow the rules are deleted. In the future if you post a comment in all caps it will be removed. Thanks for visiting and posting your thoughts but please follow the rules.

  8. kalemama says:

    Our Island is like any other state or country, with all this paranormal thing. I know, been here since I was born left for 10yrs then came back again. Back then it was peaceful. You could feel their presence around you and yes some people still do. Just like any other place in the world.
    Kellie said one was with her when her and some friends went to the cemetary. I, do believe it could have happen there. Me and my sisters came across something like that back in the 1960′s. We were playing on some of those old carriages and my youngest sister felled off. Said that someone threw her off, went home told mom she scold us. She said don’t ever do that again, that we should respect other peoples property. More upset with us when we told her where we was at. So, yes this is like any other state, just people who are not ready to go yet., My intrest now is the FOURTH KIND……….These people exist and believe to be among us……………………

  9. ChronicMidori says:

    Oh come on now… You live in a land full of mana, and the most you have to mention is sleep paralysis and the marchers? We have sleep paralysis here on the main land too… What about Pele and her little people? I thought the caves they built at the bases of the Volcanoes was supposed to be a tourist attraction and people made offerings there? I heard there are a ton of haunting’s because of Hawaii’s rich history? It’s pretty crazy, have you looked it up?

    My boyfriend moved to Hawaii when he was 4 and stayed till he was 11, he’s told me tons of stories!! His mother once told me about how he told her he saw the little people in the backyard the day after they moved there to his step dads house on the less populated side (northern?) of the big island, Kauai. It was before anyone told either of them about the Goddess Pele or the little people. Kinda eerie to have your 4 year old tell you about how he woke up to the noise of 3 inch tall natives running around the yard and disappearing into the forest and then have the legend confirmed by the locals…

    I’ve had quite an interest in Hawaii’s culture and history after the stories I’ve been told by him. It really is interesting because it’s still such a ‘wild’ place, so to speak. It’s been un-perverted by over development, let’s hope it’s stays rich and beautiful. Not to mention that, as a woman, I find it pretty cool that entire culture still worships an ancient Goddess of volcanoes and fire.. Why wouldn’t they? She is their home!

    Here’s a some links I found after a quick google search if anyone is interested:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2106041_tour-haunted-sites-hawaii.html

    http://www.sergeking.com/HAM/pele.html

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hft/index.htm

    http://www.squidoo.com/haunted-hawaii

    • sabrina says:

      I have lived in Hawaii for 9 years now, and I am christian, so I am protected, but yes, there are paranormal beings out there, the devilles minions. Although, every once in a while I do see a flash of green or black, or I see somthing move that is no where close to a person. It’s scary, but I know that they can’t hurt me.

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