Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a Honolulu City Haunts walking tour from Oahu Ghost Tours (up to a $34 value). Each expedition departs Thursday and Saturday nights at 7:20 p.m. through the end of March and at 7:50 p.m. starting April 1. Tours meet at Iolani Palace, though participants may chose to be picked up beginning at 6:30 p.m. at one of eight Waikiki hotels.
Oahu Ghost Tours provides amateur paranormal investigators an opportunity to bust ghosts on nighttime treks through downtown Honolulu's reputedly hauntedest locations. From historic sites such as the Capitol to sites of modern-day mysteries, tour-goers explore real places where they can commune with the dead batteries that still haunt their discmans. Oahu Ghost Tour guides are handpicked for their storytelling abilities, along with their first-hand experiences with the supernatural, to share chilling tales that they claim are true and verified by historical and ancestral information.
Guests are advised to bring comfortable footwear, as tours are 1 mile in length and can last up to 2.5 hours, depending on the amount of moonlight. Tours are not scripted or rehearsed, so like pizzas and snowflakes, no two experiences are ever the same. Parents should use judgment, as some stories are gruesome and graphic and may not be appropriate for some children.
- None of us looked behind as we drove away ... who knows what we would have seen? – Kerry Miller, Midweek
- If you're truly interested in "ghosts", it was informative and challenging. If you're a skeptic, but enjoy being in the woods at night and seeing some areas you might not see otherwise, you'd probably enjoy as well. – robd, TripAdvisor
Oahu Ghost Tours
By foot and by car, Oahu Ghost Tours explores the island's spookiest spots during three unique experiences infused with riveting bits of Hawaiian history. Despite measures to preserve sacred areas, Oahu's growth into a buzzing metropolis has sometimes come at the expense of its ancient past. Buildings stretch skyward atop burial grounds, and roadways weave through caves filled with the remains and cherished stamp collections of beloved ancestors. Through rich storytelling, eyewitness accounts, and expert knowledge in the supernatural, Oahu Ghost Tours' guides lead groups on investigations of those disturbed sites, including the scene of a chilling modern-day murder and the infamous Morgan's Corner.