Hawaii March 29, 2018
Hike To This Abandoned Mansion In Hawaii That’s Rumored To Be Haunted
You could spend a lifetime hiking the many trails on Hawaii’s islands, but here’s a hike that might give you more than you bargain for. The Kaniakapupu Ruins is supposedly haunted.
The Kaniakapupu Ruins are located off the Pali Highway, near Honolulu.
Finding the trailhead might require a bit of sleuthing. It's considered kapu, or forbidden to visit, since the King once lived here and many feel that it's a sacred place. While some tourist sites offer information about the ruins, many have chosen to remove exact location details to cut down on vandalism and other unwanted activity.
If you do find this trail and decide to visit, please be mindful of the sacred nature of this place. Do not litter or vandalize the ruins.
The trail to the ruins is short and easy to navigate, though it's quite overgrown with bamboo.
Walk the trail quietly, remembering to respect the ancient spirits who may occupy this land.
After a short distance, you'll come to the ruins.
The Kaniakapupu Ruins are all that's left of King Kamehameha III's summer mansion.
It's said that the king and his advisors escaped to this mansion during the hot summer months, when the elevation and dense vegetation provided a cooler respite.
The ruins are truly beautiful, and it's easy to see why this place is so revered.
You'll find a plaque on the grounds, and offerings are sometimes placed here.
It goes without saying that you won't disturb or take the flowers or other offerings left for King Kamehameha III.
While this place is definitely beautiful, it's also said to be haunted.
Visitors often reported feelings of being watched. Some even say that they've been chased back down the trail by spirit warriors who are clearly unhappy about the presence of outsiders. The warriors are known as Night Marchers, and they're supposedly the spirits of Hawaiian warriors who have never crossed to the other side. They walk single-file, beating drums and carrying torches. It's said that the only way to survive an encounter with the Night Marchers is to strip of all your clothing and lie facedown on the ground until they pass.
Have you ever witnessed anything strange at the Kaniakapupu Ruins? Tell us about it in the comments!
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