Haunted Places in Makena, Hawaii



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    Iao Theatre

    Wailuku, Hawaii

    16.7 miles from Makena, HI

    The historic theatre opened in 1928, and some patrons and staff believe the building is haunted. On various occasions, there have been reports of a misty apparition sitting in seats around the theatre, as well as on the stage during closing hours. It is believed to be a female apparition, ...


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    Hamakuapoko

    Makawao, Hawaii

    19 miles from Makena, HI

    The former land division and town Hamakuapoko, between Paia and Haiku, is said to be haunted by spirits from its historic missionary and plantation days. A high school, now abandoned, is in the area; local legend tells of "choking ghosts" who accost students who were playing hooky from school. Also, ...


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    The Lodge at Koele

    Lanai City, Hawaii

    33.1 miles from Makena, HI

    This lush "Four Seasons" hotel property is said to be the home of several ghosts - one being that of a little girl who likes to visit guest's rooms.


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    Saffron Organic Cuisine

    Waimea, Hawaii

    66.3 miles from Makena, HI

    Housed in an early 1900's residence, this restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a female spirit. Staff have sworn that they've heard footsteps on the front porch, but upon investigation no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    75.7 miles from Makena, HI

    Rumor has it that King Kamehameha was buried on or near to the hotel grounds. Those seeking supernatural activity will want to visit the top floor, where apparitions of warriors and sounds of battle have been heard. On the ground floor is a gallery where a portrait of Queen Liliuokalani ...


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    Hulihee Palace

    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    75.9 miles from Makena, HI

    Built from lava rock and coral in 1838, the palace, once a vacation retreat for Hawaiian kings, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young Hawaiian boy.


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    Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

    Captain Cook, Hawaii

    93.1 miles from Makena, HI

    The Hawaiian name means "City of Refuge," and this park was the site of the largest Huna temple. Here, those who broke the rules of the religion could work off their sins instead of being put to death for them. At the temple, there is also a heiau, a stone ...


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    16th Avenue Kaimuki Bridge

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    97.3 miles from Makena, HI

    A hit-and-run accident, according to local reports, is what led to the haunting of this bridge. The spirit of the little girl who was killed here is said to appear to pedestrians, asking them to help her find her way home. She disappears if she tries to go past the ...


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    Diamond Head Tennis Courts

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    98.2 miles from Makena, HI

    Tennis players use the courts during late hours have reported seeing the apparition of a man pacing around the building back and forth as if he is guarding something. Witnesses say he smells of rotting flesh, and if followed, will vanish suddenly. Strange noises are also heard when there is ...


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    Chaminade University

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    98.3 miles from Makena, HI

    At this site a plethora of ghostly goings-on have been reported, from a spectral skateboarder to soldiers’ spirits lingering from a wartime morgue. Unexplained sounds and electronic phenomena abound, seemingly stemming from a suicide and an exorcism. Strange dreams shared by multiple folks and a feeling of being choked during ...


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    Waikiki Prince Hotel

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    99 miles from Makena, HI

    People have caught sight of strange lights moving around the hotel building, and have had their luggage moved around and heard whispering voices. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Thomas Hale Hamilton Library

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    99.2 miles from Makena, HI

    This library at the University of Hawaii-Manoa is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman. Her apparition has been seen wearing a pink muumuu in the Mauka Wing, first floor. Strange noises have been heard in the stacks and in the restrooms as well.


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    Manoa Falls Trail

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    99.4 miles from Makena, HI

    This trail, on which parts of the TV show LOST and the film Jurassic Park were filmed, is rumored to be haunted by spirits who inhabit banyan trees. Also believed to haunt the area are night marchers, ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors. Some say faint sounds of their drumming can ...


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    Waikiki Parc

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    99.4 miles from Makena, HI

    The ghost of a former employee has been seen near the time clock. Oddly, reports say the time clock records the deceased employee punching in every day.


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    Hilton Hawaiian Village

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    99.9 miles from Makena, HI

    Locals here tell of a pretty young woman in a red dress who has been seen walking in the hallways or along the beach. Some say she is the spirit of a woman who was murdered in a tower room here, and others say she is volcano goddess Madame Pele. ...


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    Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

    Kaneohe, Hawaii

    100.1 miles from Makena, HI

    At the Pali Lookout, an apparition in white has been seen at night. Folks also have reported seeing apparitions of ancient Hawaiian soldiers being tossed off the cliff, as King Kamehameha once did to defeat opposing armies, thereby uniting all the Hawaiian islands. The Pali Lookout is closed to visitors ...


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    Atlas Insurance Building

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    100.9 miles from Makena, HI

    There have been reports of an uneasy spirit in the building that was on this spot before the Atlas Insurance Building was constructed. Witnesses said an apparition would sometimes appear in a women's restroom mirror, and some reported having eerie, uneasy feelings in this area.


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    Morgan's Corner

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.1 miles from Makena, HI

    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 ...


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    Queen Emma Summer Palace

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.6 miles from Makena, HI

    The apparition of the former Queen has been seen by staff walking through the palace by staff and visitors during certain months of the year. Her footsteps are heard, and she has also been seen with a dog running through the corridors beside her. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mission Houses Mueseum

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.7 miles from Makena, HI

    People working late hours in this historic museum have seen people watching them who disappear and reappear suddenly. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kakaako Fire Station

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.8 miles from Makena, HI

    The apparition of an elderly fire-fighter and his faithful dog have been seen wandering around the fire station late at night. Fire fighters working late hours have reported hearing the barking of a dog when there are none present. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    15 Craigside Place

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.8 miles from Makena, HI

    The condominium is across the road from a large cemetery. Many residents have reported seeing the apparition an elderly woman in their apartments, or have seen her looking down into the street. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Washington Place

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.8 miles from Makena, HI

    The Washington Palace is a historic building believed to be haunted by the apparitions of Queen Liliuokalani and Governor Burns. The queen died in a downstairs bedroom during 1917, and staff have reported seeing her inspecting the property and the building occasionally. The former governor has been known to give ...


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    Iolani Palace

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.9 miles from Makena, HI

    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 ...


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    St. Andrews Cathedral

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    101.9 miles from Makena, HI

    Queen Emma was an integral part of the building of the cathedral, and during events people have seen her standing in various parts of the building. The cathedral also features a piano that plays by itself. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Verizon Building

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102 miles from Makena, HI

    The building is now the headquarters of the company Hawaii Telecom, but workers in the building have reported paranormal activity on the upper floors of the building. The elevators go between floors of their own accord, and people have reported hearing and seeing a white apparition on the tenth floor. (Submitted ...


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    212 Merchant Street

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102 miles from Makena, HI

    The site of this historic building is now a café, but the upper floor is said to be a gathering spot for apparitions. People have seen a glowing figure and felt strange a strange presence, while other have heard moans and screams in the vicinity of this building when no ...


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    Hawaii Theatre

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102.1 miles from Makena, HI

    The ghost of a Chinese theatre patron who was murdered on the grounds of the theatre has been seen watching theatre productions, but he fades away when he is approached by theatre patrons or staff. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pioneer Plaza

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102.2 miles from Makena, HI

    People have reported seeing a shadowy apparition in the corridors of the building. A woman was murdered on the nineteenth floor of the building a while before. Some believe the restless spirit is still looking for it's murderer. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    842 Bethel Street

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102.2 miles from Makena, HI

    This spot, now occupied by the City and County of Honolulu, is believed to be haunted by a ghostly employee who isn't aware they are now off the clock permanently. Reports say the ghost has been seen going into the restroom and heard opening and closing file cabinets, typing on ...


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    Chinatown

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102.3 miles from Makena, HI

    There are reports by visitors to Chinatown in Honolulu of an evil entity that follows people around. It is described as being a short figure, and has been described as having a malevolent presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Highway 1

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102.5 miles from Makena, HI

    It is believed that the building of Hawaii's busiest highway disturbed some warriors’ spirits, as bones were found and frightening apparitions scared off many of the highway workers. War cries are said to ring out inside the highway’s tunnels.


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    Regal Cinemas Dole Cannery Stadium

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    102.8 miles from Makena, HI

    Visit Theater 14 in this complex and you may see a ghostly theater patron who favors a corner seat. In the restroom, some have heard the young victims of a nearby school bus crash. Why all the drama? The place was built over the site of an old heiau, a ...


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    Bishop Museum

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    103.4 miles from Makena, HI

    Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum was built as a museum by Charles Reed Bishop for his late wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop. It was originally intended to house family heirlooms passed down to him through the royal lineage of his wife. The museum was built on the original boys' campus of ...


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    Hickham Field

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    105.9 miles from Makena, HI

    Ghostly soldiers abound at this World War II historic site, and the sounds of war have been heard by many visitors. One ghost the locals call Charley likes to play pranks, switching radio stations or hurling objects through the air.


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    Honolulu Airport

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    106.3 miles from Makena, HI

    According to local legend, the Lady in Waiting at the Honolulu Airport is an apparition that stands at the gate at night, peering out at the runway. She is a blonde lady in a white dress, and she sometimes appears in secure areas where most people don't have clearance to ...


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    Aiea Taiheiji Soto Mission

    Aiea, Hawaii

    108.3 miles from Makena, HI

    There are reports of sightings of a man with no face in the bathrooms of the historic mission building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    USS Arizona Memorial

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    108.3 miles from Makena, HI

    During the Pearl Harbor Attack, this ship suffered the most casualties after the ammunition inside of it detonated causing it to explode. Guests who come here will pick up misty human-like figures in photographs. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    University of Hawaii at Hilo - Hale Kanilehua

    Hilo, Hawaii

    110 miles from Makena, HI

    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 ...


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    Volcano House Hotel

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

    114.4 miles from Makena, HI

    This house is a former historic private residence, and a former owner and his family used to receiver visits from the apparition of an elderly woman. She has been seen in the rooms of guests and in the hallways, and people have also seen a ghostly white dog on the ...


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    Pounders Beach

    Kailua, Hawaii

    116.7 miles from Makena, HI

    Here lies an old foundation of a former house, believed to have been haunted. Local tales tell of a housewife who once drowned here while trying to save her child. Her spirit is said to still search for her child, who can be heard crying or pitter-pattering along the ground. ...


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    Polynesian Cultural Center

    Laie, Hawaii

    117.1 miles from Makena, HI

    The park is broken up into sections based on traditional island countries of the Pacific Ocean. In the Fiji Village, people have heard the sound of tribal drums being played when no one is around. In the Marquesas Island village, people have seen and heard the ghost of a little ...


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