Iolani Palace

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Queen Lili’uokalani, who died of a stroke in 1917, is said to haunt her palace. A piano has been known to play by itself in the Blue Room, and the Queen’s locked bedroom door will open at night when no one is there. Also, folks have reported smelling the Queen’s cigar smoke and seeing a light in the tower, where no lights are installed. Voices and footsteps have been witnessed as well. Some were lucky enough to have seen the apparition of a lady in a black dress, who many believe to be the Queen’s ghost.

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    364 S King St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    United States

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    21.306715, -157.85875999999996
    Honolulu County, Hawaii
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    1. We asked someone to take our picture in front of the back side of the Palace and it looks like they captured something else. No flash was used in this picture and the sun was to the our left. What do you think?

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