Obake Files: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawaii

Obake Files: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawaii

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by Glen Grant
     
 

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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

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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

About the Author

Glen Grant: has become one of Hawai'i's best known storytellers and authors through his over twenty-six year effort to collect, preserve and perpetuate the "chicken skin" ghost tales of the islands. An instructor of American Studies at Hawai'i Tokai International College, Dr. Grant is the author of Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawai'i, Honolulu Mysteries: Case Studies in the Life of a Honolulu Detective, and Obake Files: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawai'i. He is the host/writer of the "Chicken Skin: Supernatural Tales of Hawai'i" television series and "Chicken Skin: The Radio Show," an evening of ghostly talk story on KCCN-1420 AM. Since 1985, hishistory and ghost tours through Honolulu TimeWalks have provided tens of thousands of residents and visitors with "chicken skin" experiences and he has now brought chills to national audiences through his appearance on "Dreamland," national radio personality Art Bell's top-rated program on the paranormal.

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ISBN-13:
9781566472241
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
3.06(w) x 6.94(h) x 1.18(d)

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