Looking for a nice getaway where you can enjoy sun, sand, poolside service and a volcano goddess? That’s just what you’ll get when you visit the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not only does it have a restaurant for each of it’s 22 acres, it is home to Waikiki’s largest pool! If that isn’t enough for you than maybe some ghost hunting is more your speed.
The Ghost of Hilton Hawaiian Village
Most people believe that the ghost roaming the halls and beach of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel is no other than Pele, the “Volcano Goddess.” Legend tells us that Pele was the daughter of Kane Milohai and Haumea; creators of the sky, earth and upper heavens. She was believed to be born in Tahiti but was exiled, due to her horrible temper, to what we know today as Hawaii. When her older sister Namakaokahai found out where she was, she traveled to Hawaii to fight her younger sibling. Things didn’t end well for Pele, she was torn apart buy her sister and her remains were left in Maui on a hill called Ka-iwi-o-Pele. Sibling rivalry at it’s worst!
Apparently Pele really enjoys Hawaii and enjoys letting people know that she is still there. You may see her wandering the halls and taking a stroll down the beach. She is known to come in many forms; a hitchhiker, an elderly woman, or maybe a stranger who shows up at your door. Most people have seen her as a young woman in a red dress.
Is Pele Haunting Hawaii?
While the legend of Pele is the most popular, some believe that she is the ghost of a woman who was murdered years ago in the tower room. In 1959 a hotel employee saw the woman in red walking in the hall but she then vanished in front of him. He quit the next day and opened a poi factory. We cannot confirm that last statement.
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