Red Eyes in The Tunnel

Informant: Male/26/European ancestry
Location: Koloa, Kauai

Underneath my house there is a tunnel that runs the whole length of the structure. It was used back in plantation days, but I don’t know what for. When we were kids we used to play in that tunnel all the time. 

One day I was playing when I noticed it was getting really late. I started to make my way through the tunnel to the other side of the house. Halfway through, as I was crawling, I could see the other end, and at the end there were two big, glowing red eyes. I stared at them, and they stared at me. 

I figured, well, I can’t go forward, so I’ll just go backwards really slowly. Each time I moved back, the eyes moved with me. It followed me through the tunnel, but it always kept its distance, and it didn’t follow me out. 

I knew it wasn’t a cat because cats don’t have red eyes, and they were far too big to be any animal. I still don’t know what it was.