The Jeep

Informant: Male/26/Portuguese, Chinese, Hawaiian ancestry
Location: Kealia, Kauai

I was around 15 when this happened. It was the 4th of July and me, my dad and my sister went up to Monuments to bust fireworks. It was around 12:30 a.m. and I was busting fireworks in something like a big gigantic drain. My dad and my sister were just sitting around watching me. I ran out of fireworks, so I went back to the truck to get some more. When I turned around, there was an old, old Jeep right behind me. The kind that was just bars, no cover or anything.

The way this place is, it’s a dirt road. We went down it about one mile, and we could see the beginning of it. If there had been any cars coming, we would have seen them. But there it was, right behind me. Nobody heard it or saw it coming. The Jeep was revving it's engine. When I looked in it, there was nobody there. There was no driver. It revved its engine again, and drove off down the road. I saw the lights turn the corner, and it was gone.

I looked over at my dad and sister, and my dad said, “You guys saw that? Did you see anyone in the car?” I told him there was nobody in it. He says, “We goin' follow. Come on.” So we all get in the truck, and my dad starts it up, and it dies. He tried three more times, and it died out each time. He says to us, “If the truck dies out a fifth time, that means something doesn’t want us to follow it.” He started the truck, and it died out again. Finally my dad said, “Let’s get outta here.” He threw it in reverse, it didn’t stall, and we left.

About three weeks later, I went to ride dirt bike with my uncle up at Monuments. We got to the road that we had been on that night, so I tell my uncle, “Eh, let’s go down this road. I want to see what’s down here.” So a little ways down the road, where we saw the Jeep turn, there was a tree. And wrapped around the tree was a Jeep. It looked like it had been there for a long time because it was all rusted. It was the same Jeep that I had seen that night.


Disembodied Legs in Wainiha

Informant: Female/49/ Japanese ancestry
Location of Incident: Wainiha, Kauai

My husband and his friends all wanted to go fishing so we headed out to Wainiha down the north shore side. While all the lines were in the ocean, some of us were hanging out on top of the reef. Some of them were trying to catch jumping jacks while others like me were picking those large pipipi's off the rocks. I was so into picking the pipipi's with my headlight that I just suddenly noticed legs, tabis and shorts passing right in front of me. I didn't think of anything of it; I just thought it was my friend Don who was going to check what my husband was up to. Don and my husband were to the right of me, and everyone else was near the beach. So I didn't look up, I just said "Hi Don!" and he just grunted back.

When my hands were full of pipipi's, I walked over to my husband who was talking with Don. I asked, "Hey, Don, didn't you just pass me to go by your brother? I said hi to you and you just grunted."

Now, Don is really afraid of ghost, spooks, and spirits. He said "Ohhh no way! No say that, that scares me! As spooky stuff that you seen me walk by you, and I grunted at you!" I said, "Yeah! It was your same shorts, legs, and tabis!"
Well I don't know who passed by me that night but someone or something did!


Followed Home

Informant: Male/32/Filipino, Caucasian

Location: Ele'ele, Kauai 

Sometimes trouble follows you home.

One night back in my young boy days, I was driving aroundlooking for my friends at the usual beach hangout spots. I checked at all the locations, but no one was there. While at those locations I burned rubber and did doughnuts for fun. I couldn't find any of my friends that night so I decided to go home. 

The next morning when I woke up I felt like I had the flu; my body felt weak and drained. I went into the living room and laid down. My grandma came up to me and asked me if I made humbug last night. She told me that she woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and saw a ghost lady go into my room. I told her, "Yes," then I fell asleep on the couch. 

At about lunch time I awoke to my grandma whacking me with malunggay leaves and praying. Then I felt the weakness I was having lift away as if it where magic. I felt like my normal self in a matter of seconds.

All I can say is no make humbug when you out and about bumbye they going make humbug to you.


Grandma's House

Informant: Male/32/Filipino, Caucasian
Location: Ele’ele, Kauai

I was raised by my grandparents since I was five years old. Since their house was built, it seemed to always have supernatural activity. Their house is located at the end of a dead end street and has a cement walkway on the right side for pedestrians to cut through. My grandma told me that when they bought the land she had a dream that on the right side of the yard was a pathway for Hawaiians.

A lot of weird things happened there. There seemed to be a white lady that appeared ever so often that everyone who lived in the house had seen. My first experience was when I was six or seven years old. I was about to sleep on the top bed of a bunk bed that I shared with my two sisters when I heard a growl. I looked up to see this grayish-white lady at the top part of my bed. I threw my blanket over my head and forced myself to go to sleep.

Throughout my years living there, other things I have experienced consisted of glass cups shattering for no reason while looking at it, knocking on the door at night with nobody there, hearing the door open and close even though it was locked with a dead bolt that has no key, and the chain on the top of the door attached. I've seen a bright light appear at 4:00 a.m. coming out of the ground ten feet away.

The craziest encounter happened when I was playing video games in the living room at about 1:00 a.m. I was playing with the lights off when, from the corner of my eye, I saw this grayish-white figure coming down the hallway. In my mind I thought it was my grandma coming to tell me that it's late and to go sleep. When it reached the living room, I turned to look at it, thinking it was my grandma. It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie. It moved in a slow gliding manner. It was an older lady with a mad looking face. She didn't look at me; she just glided toward the front door, which was about three feet away from me, and vaporized into thin air. After that, I was like, “It's time to go to sleep.”


Grandpa Castle

Informant: Female/28/Mexican-Filipino ancestry
Location: Hanama'ulu, Kauai

My sister told me something weird today. She said she and the two girls were at home in the living room, when my niece, the youngest one, got really scared and ran to the bedroom. My sister followed her and asked her what was wrong. She said, "I'm scared." My sister asked her why, and she said, in her limited two-year-old vocabulary, "Grandpa castle."

Our grandpa passed away a few months ago. His last name was Castillo, Spanish for "castle."