2.15.2009

The Little Green Man

Informant: Male/26/mixed ancestry
Location: Hanama’ulu, Kauai

When I was about three or four, I was playing in the backyard of my house in Hanama’ulu, where we lived at the time. I remember turning the corner and seeing a little man with dark skin dressed in green near the corner of the house. The minute I looked at him, he disappeared, like he jumped into the ground.

I was terrified. I yelled to my older sister and my mom and told them what I had seen, but they didn’t believe me. But thinking about it now, the little man I saw could have been a Menehune wearing green.

1 comments:

Chad said...

Almost sounds like the story of the Green Lady of Wahi'awa from Glenn Grant's Chicken Skin. In that case, I believe someone interpreted it to be a Japanese demon called a "Kappa". But they're supposed to live near bodies of water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore)