University of Hawaii at Hilo - Hale Kanilehua

You are here Home  > Colleges and Universities >  University of Hawaii at Hilo - Hale Kanilehua

In the Hale Kanilehua dorm, a ghost of a little boy is said to reside. Rumors say he lived in the house that once stood here, but was killed during its demolition. The ghost has been seen on the ground floor of the girls’ side, and he has been heard walking, talking, laughing, or bouncing a ball. Also reported here have been the strange sound of wind whistling through a vacant room, footsteps, electrical anomalies, feelings of being observed by something unseen, and toilets that flush by themselves.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

W Lanikaula St
Hilo, HI 96720
United States

Get Directions »
19.7019717, -155.08323989999997
Hawaii County, Hawaii
Nearest Towns:
Hilo, HI (2.0 mi.)
Wainaku, HI (3.1 mi.)
Paukaa, HI (4.5 mi.)
Papa'ikou, HI (5.9 mi.)
Kea'au, HI (6.2 mi.)
Kurtistown, HI (7.0 mi.)
Pepeekeo, HI (9.2 mi.)
Mountain View, HI (10.2 mi.)
Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI (10.4 mi.)
Orchidlands Estates, HI (10.5 mi.)


Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Comment (1)

  1. their is an other roomer that there once was a guy that was dorms at the dorms and one day he decided to hang him self, some people say that his spirit still walks in the place, on the guys side on the second floor and first Flore. Some people reported that there knocking on the door while taking a shower and no one else was in the building, doors slamming when they walked passed, and strange noises. One girl took a photo while she was near the lounge and in the picture she clamed that she could see a male person in the window glass, and no one was standing there.

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.