Aloha. A little information about our guides. All Oahu Ghost Tours guides
selected not only for their expert storytelling abilities, but for their
knowledge in their field of practice. In this case ghosts and the
supernatural, particularly related to Hawai'i. All guides have had personal
encounters themselves, and grew up from children here in the islands with a sense of
curiosity, admiration and respect for the supernatural. To them
it's a passion. There are
many books written by many writers that tell basically the same stories of the
sites visited. We do this as well, but our guides have all
continuously studied the sites visited, as well as other sites around the
islands in detail for many many years, and over this time have accumulated new
and startling information from events that have occurred while on the
tours and from former guests who had their own experiences while on our
tours. As these are personal experiences, many of these are very unique
to our tours and you will not find them in any
publication. Two of our guides are in the process of writing their own books
their experiences. With a guide staff that includes two
school teachers, a kahuna, and the collective sharing of stories and experiences
between our guides
working as a team and in tandem with each other, we feel that you will
experience one of the most up to date, interesting, and informative ghost tours
born and raised on the beautiful side
the Ko’olaus (a.k.a. the Windward side) grew up listening to many
stories of the paranormal from family members and friends. Unique
and bone chilling stories he shares.
knows many of the haunted landmarks, which ones are real and those that
are just plain old urban legends. Kukea
not only shares these Hawaiian tales of spirits of unrest, but also
makes you feel like you're one with the entity. Kukea is extraordinary
in the art of ghost stories and the tales that are told around the
ready to take you on a journey to the world of the unknown. So ask
yourself, "Do things really go bump in the night?"
Espinda Jr. is from a little town in south O'ahu called Waimanalo.
Uncle Joe is a product of a proud family of
Hawaiians. Uncle Joe's
has roots back when Hawaii was still a monarchy, and he's proud of that
fact. He's also very in tune to Oahu's spiritual and
supernatural side, and has had many experiences himself.
who is multi-talented is also an accomplished musician.
Uncle Joe is session keyboard player backing up Hawaii greats like Butch
Helemano and former keyboard player and vocalist
with one of Hawaii's leading music groups, Kawao. Some of
Joe's local and national musical influences include
Natural Vibes, BET, Elton John, Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Butch Helemano,
and Braddah Waltah.
who is lead guide for Orbs of Oahu, is an expert storyteller with
his animated delivery and role playing on his tours as most Hawaiians are, and he's looking
forward to taking you on a journey to some of the most haunted sites in
all Hawai'i. Uncle Joe's natural and very unique storytelling abilities will have you
grabbing the person next to you as he tells of the terrible and spooky
events that occurred at the places visited. Uncle Joe is
also working on a new book on Hawaii's supernatural and unique stories.
Please welcome Uncle
Joe to Oahu Ghost Tours.
name is Robert Sepulveda and I was born and
in the Kapahulu area of Oahu.
remember back in 1977 or so, Dr. Glen Grant paid a visit to my elementary
school and did a presentation that included ghost stories and pictures
(some of which are included in his Obake Files book) that really left and
impression on me. This led to my interest in ghosts and other
mysteries of our world. I am a family man with two young children and a
beautiful wife who are the light of my life. I love this tour for not
only does it allow me to explore my interests, but also allows me to
share it with while meeting many wonderful people.
the day Robert is a teacher in the Hawaii Public School system.
my name is Joe Punohu and I'm a Native of O'ahu, born and raised in
windward side. I love telling visitors about the island, as well as
comparing and reminiscing with other natives of the island. I love
learning about and experiencing paranormal encounters, and teaching the
history behind the hauntings.
Growing up, I've always been taught to have a certain respect for
everything around me, and not to deny the presence of the supernatural
occurrences, rather to learn about them and learn from them.
I have had my own personal experiences with the supernatural.
I am also a proud father
of two children. My oldest is 4 years old.
Joe has been compiling stories and
information on the supernatural for many years and hopes one day to sit
down and write a book about his experiences. Until then, he will
intrigue you with his accuracy and knowledge of the sites visited.
my name is Melissa Keli`i Ha`o. I grew up in Manoa Valley about three
houses down from the Chinese Cemetery. I never really gave it much
thought at the time, but we had ti leaves EVERYWHERE. When I asked my
grandmother about what was up there or out there, she would always look
at me, pull me close and tell me not to worry. She said that my Hawaiian
blood would protect me.
to my father, we are decedents of the same Ha`o’s that helped to
establish Kawaihao church and the Ha`o twins that grace the state
shield. On my grandmother's side I have Naumu royalty in my veins
(they once owned most of Kauai), perhaps it is these ancestors that
pushed me towards Oahu Ghost Tours and have had a hand in protecting me
wasn’t always a believer. Back in 1998 I was working as a chef for
Manele Bay on Lanai and one of my co-workers was discussing the trouble
a “menacing spirit” was causing her son. After listening to her tale I
immediately looked at her and said, “I don’t believe in ghosts.” That
was a mistake for two reasons. The first, Lanai is a very, VERY, small
island and by the end of the day I had more than 50 people corner me to
tell me their personal stories and emphasize why I SHOULD believe. After
each story I politely smiled and said, “I still don’t believe, that can
very easily be explained…” (I was still very young). The second reason
was that the ghosts or spirits that live on that island, and there are a
LOT, took it upon themselves to make me a believer. Later that night
after dropping off everyone (I drove the VanPool vans) I was backing into
my space. There was no one near me, on either side. I heard a loud bang
and looked in my rear view mirror and saw a tree, swore under my breath,
and got out to see the damage I caused the van by hitting the tree. I
was at least 20 feet from the tree, so I got back in to continue backing
up. I put the van in reverse and heard the bang again. This time I
looked up but remained in the car. About thirty seconds later a third
bang shattered the silence within the van, but this time is came from
the side of the van, and it came with such force that it rocked the 15
seat van. I flew from the van, up my stairs into my apartment,
slammed the door and started screaming, “I BELIEVE!” I look back on that
night, and my roommates reactions, with fondness now, but at the time…..
the moment I took my first tour I was hooked. I cannot see things in
the traditional sense, though I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want too, I can
feel/sense “stuff” around me all the time. As a “day” job I teach
US and Hawaiian History at St. Andrew’s Priory. These personal
experiences have really spiced up my Hawaiian history class, and has
also sparked a new interest within myself to keep learning.
Oahu Ghost Tours welcomes Wayne Enos
to our ohana of experienced guides. Wayne leads guests on our day
tour called Sacred Spirits and is very familiar with the ecology and
culture at the sites visited
and of the Hawaiian lifestyle. Wayne is a laid-back local boy from
town of Hauula which is located on the Northeast side of Oahu , who also
rocks on stage and loves all styles of music. His laid back style
make for a relaxing and unrushed day on our Sacred Spirits Tour.
Locals may recognize Wayne. He is
also guitarist and one of the
principal songwriters for Natural Vibrations, one of Hawaii's
leading reggae bands when he isn't conducting tours for Oahu Ghost
Tours. One of his favorite “Vibe” moments was when Prince jumped
on stage with them during a show on Maui.
If you have the good fortune of
getting Wayne on your tour, you are in for a real treat from someone who
not only loves good music, but nature and the outdoors too.
is our staff
in Hawaiian life is the overseer of the structure of
(Hawaiian life). He or she is the keeper of the ancient knowledge, of
wisdom and understanding. Kahuna's are often called upon to perform
marriages, funerals, or to spiritually cleanse a person or a place.
The few living
are the preservers of the ancient
heart and soul. They are the keepers of the Principle in the paths
known and unknown, the Sacred Bridge Builder, the keeper of the Highway
beyond road’s end.
Kahuna Pahia is a
of love. Not only is she one of our spiritual advisors, she is also
available for private tours as a special added value to our Sacred
Spirits day tour. Contact us for additional information on this.