Morgan's Corner

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Morgan’s Corner was named after Dr. James Morgan who lived on the S-curve in the 1920s-1940s. In 1948, Therese Wilder, a 68-year old widow who also lived on Morgan’s Corner, was killed in her home by two escaped prisoners. They bound and gagged her; she suffocated. This may have led to the rumors of haunting here, but there is also an urban legend about a couple who was parked under a tree nearby. The car wouldn’t start, so the boy went to get help while the girl waited in the car. She waited a long while, hearing the wind scrape the tree’s branches on the roof of the car. When she awoke, she found that her boyfriend’s body was hanging from the tree, dead, and his fingertips were what was scraping on the roof of the car all night. Reports say this story is made up, but rumors of hauntings in this area persist.

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3939 Nuuanu Pali Rd
Honolulu, HI
United States

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21.346919, -157.8233909
Honolulu County, Hawaii
Nearest Towns:
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Halawa Heights, HI (6.2 mi.)
Waimanalo, HI (6.5 mi.)
Kailua, HI (6.6 mi.)
Halawa, HI (6.7 mi.)
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  1. I grew up on Oahu and Morgan’s Corner was a favorite “haunt” while growing up, especially during Halloween or full moon nights. There are other haunted areas up and down Old Pali Road (near where Morgan’s corner is located). I have heard the cries of children who are supposed to have died in a small school bus accident near a little bridge on a wicked curve on the Road. At the end of the Road, there used to be a steep embankment where large boulders rolled up and down the slope mysteriously. The boulders are bigger than any man or men could push or roll. And then there is Madam Pele on Nuuanu Pali Drive and many other long stretches of road in Hawaii. Lots of chicken skin stories!

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