This Entire Neighborhood In Hawaii Was Mysteriously Abandoned And Nobody Knows Why

The United States of America is home to countless sites that have been abandoned some for just a few years and others for centuries. The Hawaiian Islands are no exception. While some of these abandoned sites are abandoned for very clear reasons (like the decline of an industry or extreme storm damage, for example) we are left guessing as to why others were left to deteriorate and become one with nature.

It isn’t often, however, that entire neighborhoods are abandoned seemingly for no reason. But that’s exactly what happened to this abandoned neighborhood in Hawaii on an Oahu military base that was abandoned in the last decade, and while there are rumors as to why the neighborhood was abandoned, I can’t find actual documentation to support an specific claims — only internet comments. This is one of Hawaii’s most modern mysteries!

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For a better look at this abandoned neighborhood, check out this video uploaded by YouTube user Some FairLife Milk:

Want to learn more about Hawaii’s abandoned places beyond this abandoned neighborhood in Hawaii? Check out the abandoned Coco Palms Resort, Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station, or the Koloa Sugar Mill.

Address: Fort Kamehameha Beach, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96818, USA
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Abandoned Neighborhood In Hawaii

September 27, 2021

Are there ghost towns in Hawaii?

There is one ghost town in Hawaii, and that’s Keomoku. Located on the eastern shore of Lanai, this charming little fishing village was a quiet spot for many years. In the late 1800’s, Maunalei Sugar Company turned this little town into a sugar planation town, and the population grew. It was a bustling little village for many years, and had a population of almost 2,000 people. In 1900 however, the plague that was devastating Hawaii hit this small town. The remaining villagers left when the sugar plantation closed down. By the 1930s, this small village was abandoned and largely forgotten.

Are there ruins in Hawaii?

There are many ruins in Hawaii, including famous ones like The Kaniakapupu Ruins of King Kamehameha III, all the way to less well known structures from homes and buildings abandoned years ago. The rainforest tends to take back buildings that have been left for too long. Keomoku, the ghost town in Hawaii, is probably the largest area of abandoned buildings, that will eventually become ruins.

Address: Fort Kamehameha Beach, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96818, USA