The Night Marchers: Hawaii’s Legendary Ghostly Warriors

Among the many ghost stories of Hawaii, the legend of the Night Marchers is perhaps the most well-known and feared. These spectral warriors are said to be the spirits of ancient Hawaiian warriors, marching in formation through the night to protect sacred places and intimidate any who dare to cross their path.

According to legend, the Night Marchers appear on certain nights in certain locations, usually near ancient Hawaiian sites such as heiau (temples) and burial grounds. They are said to be dressed in traditional Hawaiian clothing and carry weapons such as spears and clubs. Their ranks are led by a powerful kahuna (priest) who chants ancient Hawaiian prayers as they march.

The Night Marchers are not to be taken lightly. Those who see them are said to be frozen in fear and must show respect by lying face down on the ground until the procession passes. Any who disrespect the Night Marchers are said to be met with dire consequences, including death or even becoming one of the Night Marchers themselves.

While the legend of the Night Marchers is undoubtedly a spooky tale, it also speaks to the deep cultural and spiritual traditions of Hawaii. In ancient Hawaiian society, warriors were highly respected and held a significant role in society. The idea of these warriors continuing to protect and guard sacred sites even after death is a testament to the importance of these places to Hawaiian culture.

In modern times, the legend of the Night Marchers has been adapted into popular culture in Hawaii. It has been featured in movies, television shows, and even video games. However, it is important to remember that the legend has a real and significant cultural context, and should be respected as such.

Visitors to Hawaii should be aware of the legend of the Night Marchers and show respect to any ancient Hawaiian sites they encounter. It is also recommended to avoid being out at night in areas where the Night Marchers are said to appear, as encounters with these spectral warriors can be a truly terrifying experience.

In conclusion, the legend of the Night Marchers is one of Hawaii’s most famous ghost stories, and serves as a reminder of the deep cultural and spiritual traditions of the islands. While it may be a spooky tale, it should also be respected and understood within its cultural context. Visitors to Hawaii should approach ancient Hawaiian sites with reverence and be mindful of the legend of the Night Marchers.

The 10 Most Haunted Locations in Arkansas

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States bordering the Mississippi River. It’s known for its bounteous par and wild ranges, with landscape encompassing mountains, hot springs, rivers and caves.

It’s capital, “Little Rock” hosts the Clinton Presidential Center, as well as Bill Clinton’s presidential archives.

Let us take a look at 10 most haunted places in this state:

1. The Old Arsenal

The Old Arsenal is among many buildings that comprised the state’s weapons storage facility. It is in MacArthur Park and now houses the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. There have been many reported sightings of nebulous visions, including a playful spirit who likes to toss things from the top of the staircase, a duel between two unexplained shadows and a strong figure of a man who disappeared into the air once an employee made contact. There have also been sounds of laughter, talking and music heard from the second floor, however when investigated, there was no one present.
The Old Arsenal (Arkansas)


2. Mr. Lyle’s House

This house was built by Jimmy Lyle in 1926, and there were series of reports by local residents stating that there are different fun-loving spirits around the premises. Although the house underwent renovation in 2006, it was also reported that the ghost of Mr. Lyle is said to have been spotted meandering in areas of the house. During the renovation, some construction workers claimed that they heard the voice of a child running and laughing around on the second floor but nobody was seen after they checked. In 1970, a family who lived in the house recalls their daughter waking up and screaming after seeing a little boy in front of her bed smiling at her. He ran through the wall and vanished.
The Jimmy Lyle house


3. Toltec Mounds

This place is also called the “Stonehenge of Arkansas.” The earthen dikes and mounds present at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park are remnants of the Plum Bayou culture. Eighteen mounds were built by the Plum Bayou native to serve as a religious, governmental, ceremonial and social complex with each mound serving as a burial mound. Archeological digs at the site have revealed items that can’t be traced to other Native American cultures, and have also suggested that the Plum Bayou people simply vanished with no hint of why they left or where they went.
People who pay visit to the present-day stop have asserted to see orbs, lights, and even ghostly phantoms of ancient people. Footsteps have also been heard around the current mound site at night.
Toltec Mounds

4. Springfield-Des Arc Bridge

This is an iron bowstring truss bridge that extends over Cadron Creek, the Springfield Bridge-Des Arc Bridge is said to be haunted. Visitors claim they have heard a baby’s cry and a girl’s scream without tracing the source of the sound or the person involved. These dismal clamors were observed in the area sound the bridge.
Springfield Bridge -Des Arc Bridge


5. Old Malco Theatre

It all started during a performance in the 1880’s when a woman disappeared from the audience in the middle of a magic show production. Ever since that incident, Old Malco Theatre have been considered haunted. The ghost of a glowing woman has been observed in the theatre basement, screams come out of the empty theatre and objects move around by themselves.
Old Malco Theatre

6. Hornibrook House/The Empress of Little Rock

This house was originally built by James H. Hornibrook as the most unrestrained dwelling in the state. However, the house now operates as The Empress of Little Rock. There have been witnesses of several paranormal experiences by visitors, guests and even the owner Robert H. Blair. Blair saw a gentleman dressed complete with a top hat floating down the stairs.z
The same image was seen by another witness, Timmy Watts when he found himself locked out while restoring the mystery poker room in the attic. When he came back with a screwdriver to give unlock the door, he discovered that the door was now open.
Hornibrook House - The Empress of Little Rock


7. Calico Rock

East Calico Rock is a historic district that is regarded as a ghost town featuring 23 buildings and structures from the city’s history. When you take a stroll along this historic Walnut Street Bridge, you will see 22 detailed signs with notable photographs and information about the area, which includes a theater, cotton gin, pool hall and tavern, funeral parlor, lumberyard, and the old city jail.

East Calico Rock

8. Mount Holly Cemetery

This cemetery is located at 12th Streets and Broadway in Little Rock. Mount Holly Burial ground is the final resting place for some eminent Arkansans. Over the years, there have been several reports of paranormal sightings in photos taken at the property, including nebulous visions of people wearing period apparel, mists and bright lights. Some visitors have claimed that statues have been strangely relocated to the lawns houses close-by.
The sounds of trinkets and flute echo have also been heard. Also, there are claims that tiny items appear and disappear around the graves.
Mount Holly Cemetery

9. Gurdon Light

On several occasions during the night, there are claims a haunting light is spotted in Gurdon along the railroad tracks. We are meant to believe that the source of the light is from the lantern of the rail employee’s ghost.
There are two versions of this rail employee’s death. Some claim the man was struck by a train, others say he was killed in a fight close to the tracks.
Gurdon Light Arkansas

10. Witches Hollow – Cave City

The name tells it all; its name originates from a witch who once practiced her magic this place. This place is said to be haunted by the deceased witch who has been seen strolling along Sandtown Road.
Witches Hollow - Cave City

Top-10 Most Haunted Places in North Dakota

North Dakota is home to numerous haunted places where extremely weird and even terrifying things happen.

Below you will find 10 places in  North Dakota guaranteed to make you hesitate your next visit.

 1. St. Joseph’s Hospital (Dickinson)

St. Joseph’s Hospital staff has given information that ghostly acts have been experienced in the hospital’s varied areas. It has been noted that the elevator that goes to the morgue operates on its own. Many times, in the cafeteria ghostly voices are heard. There have also been reports of running footsteps in the basement.St. Joseph’s Hospital (Dickinson)

St. Joseph’s Hospital staff has given information that ghostly acts have been experienced in the hospital’s varied areas. It has been noted that the elevator that goes to the morgue operates on its own. Many times, in the cafeteria ghostly voices are heard. There have also been reports of running footsteps in the basement

2. Harvey Public Library (Harvey)

Witnesses at Harvey Public Library have seen glittering lights, unexplained computer issues and missing objects. The naughty ghost responsible for all this mess is thought to be a lady called Sophie. Sophie resided on the library’s site when her husband murdered her using a hammer, at the beginning of 1930s.

3. North Dakota State University

It is thought that a man who committed suicide by hanging himself from a pipe in Ceres Hall in the course of World War II haunts the place. A lot of individuals feel a weird presence near them while inside Minard Hall, which at one time was believed to be the scene of two murders.

4. The Children’s Museum (Yunker Farm)

This children’s museum is found in a farmhouse made of brick which was constructed in 1876. There was a belief that Elizabeth Yunker’s ghost had been sighted upstairs, where children engaged in activities.

The ghost of a young kid who passed on a long time back in the ancient well has been sighted standing near the same well. At times also, the elevator operates without prompt!

5. Fort Abraham Lincoln Custer House (Mandan)

General Custer lost his life in 1876 at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Therefore, he and his wife did not enjoy their house which was newly constructed, together for a lengthy period.
At Custer House, numerous witnesses have said they heard ghostly voices, saw doors open and close of their own accord and lights going on and off. The ghost of Mrs. Custer has even been sighted, dressed in black mourning attire…

6. Medora Fudge & Ice Cream Depot (Medora)

It is believed that a lady haunts Medora Fudge & Ice Cream Depot. She just makes one appearance each year on her birthday.

Medora haunted ice cream and fudge parlor
Haunted Ice Cream Parlor


7. Old Armory (Williston)

The year 1915 saw the construction of an Old Armory in North Dakota. According to witnesses, mannequins have been seen throughout the campsite moving about unaided. Also, some have even reported hearing ghostly whispers when no one else was around.

8. Totten Trail Historic Inn (Saint Michael)

This remarkable inn was at one time utilized by officers as well as their families as living quarters at the end of the 19th century. Witnesses say that while inside the inn, they saw ghosts from the corner of their eye trailing them.  A lady and gent lost their lives at the inn before it was rebuilt and there is a belief that these ghosts are them visiting time, and time again so they won’t be forgotten.

9. Liberty Memorial Building (Bismarck)

It is alleged that a ghost haunts Liberty Memorial Building. This ghost is also known as ‘Stack Monster.’  Witnesses say that they saw a male ghost and heard ghostly footsteps. At times, employees hear a person calling their name out, although no other person is present.

10. Chateau De Mores (Medora)

Chateau De Mores once housed Marquis De Mores together with Medora, his wife. Here, visitors might come across more that its initial furnishings. According to witnesses, they have seen unusual lights glimmer on and off. A lot of visitors claim to have also felt cold spots throughout the chateau.

15 terrifying Places in South Carolina

  1. Admiral’s House (Charleston Naval Base)
  2. Built in 1905, it not surprising that this house has a history. The story goes that at night you can see a small slave girl in a clump of trees on the property.

    Scary old plantation house, home of slave owners.
    Scary old plantation house, home of slave owners.

  3. Crybaby Bridge (Anderson, SC)
  4. Crybaby Bridge in Anderson South Carolina
    A bridge where you can hear the ghost of a dead babies cries.

    Too many tales to tell. However, it is said that if you stop on this bridge at night, cut off your car, you can hear the crying of a baby and see the mother walking the bridge looking for her child. My sister has personal experience with this phenomena and I have to say that I’ve never seen my sister so scared as when she is recounting the story of that night.

  5. Hell’s Gate/Oakwood Cemetery (Spartanburg, SC)
  6. Hell's Gate at Oakwood Cemetery
    Hell’s Gate at Oakwood Cemetery

    This cemetery has the honor of being known by most as probably the “most haunted place in South Carolina”. It is said that you will have phone problems during the day, i.e., the phone battery draining, a busy signal, phone ringing when it has been cut off. At night however, it is said you will see orbs, a white shrouding mist, and the laughter of children. NOTE: If you do go there after dark, know that it is notorious for homeless and vandal inhabitants.

  7. Montrose Cemetery (Darlington, SC)
  8. Montrose Cemetery in Darlington South Carolina
    Montrose Cemetery in Darlington South Carolina

    This cemetery has been explored by paranormal investigators and anyone brave enough to go there after dark. Established ca.1789, this cemetery has quite a history. People have said to have seen orbs, hearing children, the primal scream of a woman, a hulking black figure, and have noted that even though they were using the flash on their camera, the pictures came out pitch black.

  9. Salem Black River Church (Sumter, SC)
  10. Salem Black River Church (Sumter, SC)
    Salem Black River Church (Sumter, SC)

    This church is said to be haunted by a priest whose entire family died from the plague. In the back of the church is a small building that has been noted to have flickering lights and sometimes you can see the shadow of a man.

  11. White Point Gardens (Charleston, SC)
  12. White Point Gardens (Charleston, SC)
    White Point Gardens (Charleston, SC)

    There is so much going on here that I don’t believe I would be able to detail all of it. Let’s note that Charleston is rife with history so there is no surprise that there are hauntings in these gardens!

  13. The Hermitage (Murrells Inlet, SC)
  14. The Hermitage (Murrells Inlet, SC)
    The Hermitage (Murrells Inlet, SC)

    This site is home of a very sad story of a lost love. Alice Flagg (the sister of a prominent doctor), had fell in love with a lumberman whose lack of stature wasn’t acceptable within their family. After the painful love story, she had fallen ill and died of what was suspected to be malaria, her brother found the ring on a ribbon around her neck and threw it in the marshes. It is said that she still walks the grounds and she is clutching her chest hoping that one day she will find the ring that her true love gave her.

  15. South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, SC)
  16. South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, SC)
    South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, SC)

    Built between 1822-1827, this asylum has been around long enough to conjure up quite many of it’s own ghost stories. Tales range from suicide to the torture of patients mentally incapable of defending themselves.

  17. Baynard Plantation (Hilton Head)
  18. Baynard Plantation (Hilton Head, SC)
    Baynard Plantation (Hilton Head)

    As the story goes, they say when you visit, you will hear or see the funeral procession of William Baynard passing by the old ruins of his former home. Many have seen and heard the apparitions but there have been no formal documentations.

  19. Cypress Garden Ruins (Monck’s Corner, SC)
  20. Cypress Garden Ruins (Monck’s Corner, SC)
    Cypress Garden Ruins (Monck’s Corner, SC)

    These ruins are actually from the set of the movie ‘The Patriot’. However, many people have reported an eerie presence when visiting the site, it is unclear but there was rumor of a death on the set at some point after the movie was filmed here.

  21. The Abandoned Mansion (Santee, SC)
  22. The Abandoned Mansion (Santee, SC)
    The Abandoned Mansion (Santee, SC)

    There are no known government records of this house nor documentation of when it was abandoned. It has been reported however, that upstairs lights have been seen flickering on and off.

  23. Old Train Buildings and Trestle (Smoaks, SC)
  24. Old Train Buildings and Trestle (Smoaks, SC)
    Old Train Buildings and Trestle (Smoaks, SC)

    Although the railroad is mostly gone and the buildings are falling down, the trestle does remain. It is said that you can sometimes at night still hear a ghost train coming down the tracks.

  25. Greenville’s Tuberculosis Hospital (Greenville, SC)
  26. Greenville’s Tuberculosis Hospital (Greenville, SC)
    Greenville’s Tuberculosis Hospital (Greenville, SC)

    This place has an immense history. At one point it was a tuberculosis hospital, at a later time an insane asylum, and later a prisoner release site before it eventually burned. Paranormal investigators have documented eerie voices and strange sounds at this location.

  27. Seven Devil’s Bridge (Woodruff, SC)
  28. Seven Devil’s Bridge (Woodruff, SC)
    Seven Devil’s Bridge (Woodruff, SC)

    This bridge has a history of seven men being hung here. Now, it has been reported that no one can cross this bridge at the stroke of midnight on foot or they will break down screaming and crying.

  29. Rose Hill Plantation (Union, SC)
  30. Rose Hill Plantation (Union, SC)
    Rose Hill Plantation (Union, SC)

    Just adjacent to Crybaby Bridge, Rose Hill Plantation has been reported to have quite a bit of it’s own paranormal activity. The plantation was built in 1827, the family lived, died, and was buried in a cemetery on the property. This property is a historic site and open to the public for a small fee.

South Carolina carries a rich and sometimes very dark heritage. If you’re interested in visiting any of these locations in South Carolina we encourage you to do so but please be sure to be safe and make sure the area is open to the public, otherwise you could be arrested for trespassing on public property.

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