This is the first and most complete collection on modern Hawai’i ghostlore ever published, including tales of fireballs, nightmarchers, visions of Pele, phantom hitchhikers, calling and choking ghosts, supernatural beings, menehune, haunted houses and buildings, and other paranormal phenomenon in the Hawaiian Islands. Included are 8 full-color reproductions of “uncanny photographs” taken in the Islands. Based upon archives, newspaper articles and extensive firsthand accounts collected over twenty-five years, Obake Files is the definitive reference book for anyone interested in the supernatural traditions of Hawai’i’s multicultural people.
“. . .I thought about the presence that I had felt at my right shoulder during the ceremony and held back my tears, as we drove through the mystic Kohala night under the lunar bow. From that time forward, I realized that I could never look upon the supernatural tales that I was gathering in a wholly objective light. . .”
— Glen Grant
Author: Glen Grant