loved the ghost tour. And it
changed my life. Fascinated by the new Hawaii opened up
I wrote Exploring Lost
Hawaii, Places of Power, Mystery, Mystery and Magic, an award
winning cultural/travel book.
The ghost tour opened a side of Hawaii I'd never seen or heard
of. As soon as I saw ominous Ulupo Heiau at Kailua, I was
hooked. What a strange place! Huge. Spooky.
tour guide had the stories to prove it! What was the
history? What spirits walked these high stone platforms?
Who beat the drums? Did menehune build the menehune
pathway? I simply had to find out.
I went to the State Library and State Archives and for three
years read historical tomes, Fornander, Summers, and other old
books and Hawaii became a different place to me. Every big
rock had the potential of being a god stone and probably was!
Powerful kings, mighty chiefs, beautiful queens, scheming
priests, human sacrifice, birthing stones -- Hawaii had it all.
And the people I interviewed had experienced it -- there really
were spirits out there, night marchers walked!
Thank you Chris and Oahu Ghost Tours - I'm so glad I went on
that tour -- words aren't enough.
Ellie Crowe, author of Exploring Lost Hawaii, Places of
Power, History, Mystery and Magic, wrote the bestselling and
award winning cultural/travel book after going on a Oahu ghost
Oahu Ghost Tours feels honored to have been the inspiration for
this book. Although we did not have any input into its
content other than providing a tour for its author, we have
reviewed it and highly recommend it as a very well written,
authentic, and informative representation of Hawaii's unique
culture, history, and supernatural side. In the future we
will be offering this book exclusively to our guests at a
substantially reduced rate as a mahalo for joining us on our
tours. In the meantime, please support the author by
purchasing at this link, or at your favorite book store.
describe how much....Ellie
Aloha Oahu Ghost Tours! My
girlfriend and I took your Orbs of Oahu tour a few weeks ago.
I have to tell you that we were expecting a good ghost tour, but nothing
like what we saw! Of the eleven ghost tours that we've taken at
various cities on the mainland, nothing even comes close to this!
After our first stop, we weren't sure that we could continue we were so
scared, but we're glad we did. Definitely worth every penny!
Steven and Maria F.
Hi. I wanted to write to let
you know that your tour, Orbs of Oahu scared the crap out of me
and my entire group. I think you remember us. My sister
refused to get out of the van at Morgan's Corner. All I can say is
it looked like we had the chicken pox when we left this place, the
'chicken skin' was so major! And Uncle Joe, our guide was great!
I think we would like to go on another one of your tours, but I'm having
a hard time convincing my sister right now. She still
remembers what she saw on that first stop.
Dear Oahu Ghost Tours. I
should have listened to the person on the phone who said that the
Orbs of Oahu driving tour was 'very intense'. I'm from New
Orleans, Louisiana. We have voodoo, and other weird things here.
I've also taken most all of the ghost tours here. I can honestly
say that nothing here even compares to this tour. I have never
been so scared in my life! The cemetery was real spooky, and that
first stop we did was unbelievable.
Believe it or not I am looking
forward to taking this tour again! I will however make sure I'm
wearing Depends next time. Almost lost it a couple of times!
Aloha Joe and the rest of the Oahu
Ghost Tour team. Just wanted to drop a quick email letting you
know how much we enjoyed both your Orbs of Oahu and Sacred
Spirits tour! We had never been on a ghost tour before, and
were really looking for something different. Well we found it in
your tours. We're so glad that the concierge at our hotel
recommended you to us. We highly recommend your tours to
anyone wanting to experience the supernatural. We are
Kathy and David
Thank you. FYI -
Loved the TOUR it was great. We had a great group and tour
guide. The tour was historically informative and had a lot of
mystery to it. I recommend it, especially to local folks.
I am planning to take the bus tour (evening) soon. My cousin's
are dying to pack up this morning and head back to downtown to
explore everything (in the day light). This has been a
worthwhile and educational experience... thank you for
continuing the tours.
We both Robert(Drew) and myself would love to thank you, and
Uncle Joe for the best tour that will leave us to talk about for
years to come.
It was so informative, exciting, listening to the history,
heritage and the wisdom and knowledge that our guide Uncle Joe
We got some excellent photo's from the Children's graveyard, the
beach and other places that people would not dare to go late at
I have attached some photo's of some orbs, please feel free to
use them on your site.
If anybody I know is to go to Hawaii, we would definitely
recommend your tour.
Denise & Drew
I’m trembling just recalling
the events that took place that night. But I’m taking one for
the team just so you can enjoy your bloodcurdling Halloween
night oh and don’t forget the heebie jeebies on the side.
I went on the Orbs of Oahu tour offered by The Original Oahu
Ghost Tour with uncle Joe. He told us all these scary stories,
and made us sign a waiver form just incase we’d “disappear” was
he serious? I laughed in the face of fear, how naive of me. I
didn’t know what I was in for, I honestly thought we’d drive
around for about an hour hearing ghost stories and I’d be back
in time to watch the 10’clock news. I was horribly wrong. It was
a 5 hour tour, 5 hours filled with hair raising supernatural
experiences which was enough to scare me out of sleeping for
We went to all the spots, Morgan’s corner, Old Pali road,
Chinese cemetery and many other places which I’m pushing in the
back of my mind, too painful to recall. I will be honest, I did
not see anything…not with my naked eye that is, but through the
camera lens the ghosts definitely made their presence known.
Orbs were seen in every click of the camera. But that’s not the
eerie part, you could hear and feel their presence. The beating
of drums in the moonless night and the sensation of cold air and
hot air filling my lungs was proof that “they” were among us.
There were so many times uncle Joe had to chant a prayer to
protect us from unrest spirits. Thankfully uncle Joe’s heart and
mind was strong enough to protect us all. By the 3rd hour of the
tour, I was aching to go home, but I told myself to man up.
Uncle Joe told me trust him and I did…and I survived.
So if you’re looking to sink your teeth into a plate of scary +
horrific + terrifying activity well then take a bite out Oahu
Ghost Tour. I dare you. Good luck.
Hi there! Thanks
Uncle Joe for one of the best ghost tours ever (10/10/07)!
You're right about this being the REAL DEAL! The presence of
the Night Marchers really freaked me out...I felt the heat
and cold and sudden thickness of air, the aroma of fragrant
flowers suddenly replaced by the stench of purification, the
sound of wailing and chanting as well as the sound of conch
shells being carried through the vicious rising wind and
witnessed your supple dark green ti leaf suddenly turn
brown, withered and frayed after 2 encounters with malicious
spirits. That was really inexplicable! Thanks for bringing
the extra protection against the evil entities as well as
the EMF detector. But I still think a ghost followed me back
to the hotel because at 5:13 am I heard slow deliberate
pacing and wrustling of leaves at the foot of our bed. I
tried to awaken my husband (a non-believer white man) about
the sound and he turned over still asleep and said,"mana" I
asked him what he said and he awakened and denied he said
anything . I told him that he did say something like "mana"
and he rolled his eyes & shook his head.( he definitely
wasn't saying "Mama" ha,ha!)
We stayed in Oahu until
the 17th...all the while I was hoping to run into someone
who still spoke Hawaiian but didn't . Then at the duty
free store at the airport I saw an Hawaiian/English
dictionary and looked up "mana" which means "supernatural
power." Whoa!!! That was a wild coincidence!
Mahalo for the ghost tour! -
Dear Chris and Oahu Ghost Tours
Just wanted to pass on our
appreciation for a great Sacred Sights tour yesterday. Uncle
Joe and Jope made it a wonderful day.
Uncle Joe exceeded expectations
with his local knowledge and genuine enthusiasm and Jope
made sure we were safe and happy.
Joe made every effort to ensure we
were not inconvenienced by the Seattle film crew. As someone
who has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and
also previously as a guide, I am aware how hard it can be
juggling a tour when film crew are present and it was
handled with utmost professionalism.
My company is involved in small
group adventures and responsible travel, so I very much hope
that our destinations will include Hawaii one day and then I
will have the pleasure of writing internationally about your
I have attached a couple of small
photos and please pass on our sincere thanks to Joe and Jope
for making the day so enjoyable and educational.
Sue E. and Martin P.
I've lived in Hawaii for 20 years,
and have heard many of the "stories" regarding Morgan's
Corner, the Pali, etc. When my younger brother and his wife
came to visit, I thought it would be fun to do something
different. I signed us up for one of your tours. The night
of Oct 22, 2007 was phenomenal. We went to the Pali,
Morgan's Corner, the Heiau, the Chinese Cemetery and up by
Tree Tops in Manoa. Here are some pictures I got of orbs at
the Pali site and at the Heiau. I did not see these until I
downloaded the pictures into my computer and adjusted the
At first, I thought it was all a
bunch of hui, until the experience I had at the Cemetery
I stepped into the portal area at
the Banyan tree. Within seconds, I felt a very small hand
grab my hand and squeeze it tightly. I could sense that it
was a little girl, and she was very scared. She had been
stuck there in the portal for a long time and wasn't sure
how to cross over. I knew I had to help her. By some
fortunate accident, we happened to have a young girl in our
tour who was Chinese, and spoke it fluently. I asked her to
tell the little girl that I was going to help her. She
stepped into the portal and while she was talking to the
little girl, I was able to reach a spirit on the other side,
who would help her cross over. I had her tell the little
girl to wait, as she had an ancestor who would be coming for
her soon. This ancestor had been looking for her, but for
some reason, had been blocked and had been unable to
connect. I guess through me, she was able find the path to
the girl and she thanked me for assisting in her search. I
left there that night knowing that the little girl would
soon be re-united with her family and be able to cross over
to the other side. I know this may sound like a crazy story
to a lot of people, but I have always been able to sense
spirits and talk to them since I was young. I do not
consider myself physic or anything, I just think I'm
sensitive to the spirit world, and they know when I'm
around. I actually believe that my late husband's spirit was
there with me last night, and it was he who found the little
girl's ancestor and brought her to us. After this endeavor
was over and I was back on the cemetery road, I immediately
felt the spirits of 5-6 children running around our group
trying to play tag with us. They were happy children who
were laughing, and tugging on our clothes.
I want to thank Uncle Joe and
Robert for a very unique experience. I am actually thinking
of going on one of the other tours that are offered here in
Sign me "Sensitive in Ewa Beach"
This is Mary Bingman, The silly lady who
chickened out on the Orbs tour, LOL. But I was
eagerly waiting for the van to show up at the
Marriot Beach Waikiki Hotel on Sunday, October
21.2007, a day that changed my life.
Bruddah Joe immediately made the five of us feel
like we were his Ohana, his family. This was my 3rd
trip to Honolulu and I had never been up the Old
Pali Road to Queen Emma's Bath before. In the quiet
stillness of the rainforest, Joe, with his gentle,
firm, but mystical words transported through time
and space to the time long ago when Queen Emma and
Liliuokalani were brought to their bath by
their guards. I could almost hear the clip,
clop of the horses hooves as they carried their
royal party to the beautiful spot for their morning
bath. I know that their spirits are still
there today, enjoying the cool water, eternally and
I had been to the Pali Lookout before, and knew of
its history, but our Kahuna, our Teacher, brought to
living life, the sorrow, the pain, the triumph and
the shame. As you go up the ramp to the lookout, you
can feel the spirits of the Oahu push against you.
Our teacher, our Uncle Joe changed Pali Lookout from
just a another tourist spot, with just his simple
words, he again transported us to the time of King
When we reached the 3rd Heiau, in back of the golf
course, I soon discovered that I was not going to
make it up the hill. due to my bad knee, No
worries, kind Uncle Joe asked the nice Samoan driver
to stay with me there, on the step, while I drank in
the beauty and the spirit of the Aina, while my
fellow travelers followed our teacher, I felt I
learned so much by just sitting there and feeling
the spirit around me. After a little while,
the driver and I headed back down to the van where
we could wait in air conditioned comfort of the 15
When Uncle Joe and the others came back to the van,
Joe presented me with a beautiful green mountain
fern wreath that he had woven upon the sacred site
and dipped in the sacred waters near where ancient
Hawaiian chiefs worshipped I was so
touched at his thoughtfulness, it was one the best
gifts I have ever received, He also gave me some
torch ginger blossom, that softens the hair
I have dried the wreath, brought it home to Texas
with me, and it will always have a place of honor in
After we left there, we stopped at a heiau that was
behind the YMCA, I could feel the spirit when we
entered, Joe, dressed in his Ali's red cape,
reverently led up to the Heiau, telling us along
short distance its history, When we
entered the site, Joe respectfully and with great
dignity took his shoes off , explaining that this
was a place of worship. He took a central
place on one of the rocks there, and again we were
transported. It was not Uncle Joe, but one of his
proud ancestors sitting there, teaching us of the
heiau as we were gathered around him, eager to learn
of his wisdom and knowledge Before we left the
Heiau, Uncle Joe with great dignity, and respect
moved forward to the heiau , He prayed with his
Hawaiian chant and I was moved to tears . I could
feel the guiding spirits of his ancestors that guide
his steps with love, protection and pride. Joe they
are with you always protecting you with their loving
kindness. Those loving spirits enfolded all of us
that were with Joe that day, We were all one , we
All to soon the tour was over, we all so wished we
could spend more time with our Kahuna , Uncle Joe ,
But his wisdom, dignity and spirit will stay with
us. I have truly felt better Mind, Body and
Spirit since the day of the Sacred Sites tour, on
Uncle Joe, We will always welcome you in our home as
Ohana, When I next came to Oahu, I will
go on the Orbs Tour, I trust you my
teacher, my friend.
Mary Bingman Of Bastrop, Texas
Hi Uncle Joe
I would like to thank you for a
wonderful Orb tour that you conducted on the night of Oct.
Now that I am back home in New
Hampshire I keep wondering about something.
The last place that we were at [I
can't remember what the area was called] my sister started
to cry and panic and you talked to her and sent her home
with some tea leaves.
Could you please explain to me what
exactly happened there? We did capture mist in a
picture we took but from what my sister told me it was as
though she had something pass through her. I would
really like to know what took place there.
I have always been very sensitive to
energy and area's where there is residual energy. I
have had many supernatural experiences in my life from a
very young age and I have been told by many reputable people
in the paranormal field that I am clairaudient and
claresentient but I have never developed those gifts.
So if you could please just tell me
what your honest opinion is as to what took place there I
would appreciate it, because I did not sense any energy that
would be dangerous or evil and I have had those energies
around me before.
I was also wondering if the young lady
in our group who said she saw construction workers; and held
the EMF reader was working with your group.
Any clarification you could send to me
would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for a great tour!
Recently my daughter and I visited
the island and she wanted to take your ghost tour. We
had such an experience. The light energy and the
expressions of the orbs that we captured on film was so
clear and strong. We have never seen
ghostly entities like these ever before and it is a real
fascination to look upon what has become non-human form.
We are so stoked by what we saw and felt that we can't
wait to go on another tour or haunt again. It's an
unreal amazing feeling. We just couldn't believe our
Sharon and Carlyn Johnson / Los
My teenager was
the one who requested we take the Orb tour. She loves to
watch shows about hauntings and such. I don't - didn't
- really believe in that stuff. Uncle Joe drove us to a
number of sites, and shared the history of each. Along with
the other folks, I had brought my digital camera and was
taking photos, but never expecting to capture any "orbs."
Was I surprised! This tour was amazing, scary, and
convincing. Having returned home, I've been sharing some
fascinating photos of orbs with friends and co-workers. Most
cannot believe that what is on my camera is real. All I can
say, is, "You would have to have been there." I
strongly recommend this tour to anybody - especially those
who have never experienced the paranormal. Uncle Joe is an
excellent guide, who shares a deep respect for the history &
culture of the islands. Thank you for an enlightening
Thank you for the fun and all the
information last night. We had a great time and was able to
learn so much more about the island. Robert was our
guide and we had such a good time. My son Nickolas (8) was
the one that really wanted to go on this tour and pushed us
all to book it, so glad we did. I am sure Robert
remembers him as my son loved to talk story with him and
would not leave his side. We are leaving soon (Wednesday) to
move back to the mainland. My son wanted me to ask and I
forgot at the end of night- but do you have any t-shirts
that we could buy for him. He asked if you had them, I
didn't think so but still wanted to ask just in case.
Thank you and we enjoyed all the stories and travels.
Thanks for the great tour last night (May 23rd). I just
wanted to send you folks a photo my Wife and I took at the
Ulupo Heiau. You can see on the upper left hand side of the
photo what appears to be the backside of a naked person,
minus a head. There are also many orbs in the area as well.
I zoomed in and included that shot on the same photo, on the
Anyways, if you would like to post the photo on your site
please feel free. Once again thanks for the great tour, we
live up on the North Shore but will return to these sites in
My friend and I took
the tour on 26 May and have not stopped talking about
it. We had the best time and have lots of pics of orbs,
one even of a circle of orbs taken at the rock wall!
This is the best ghost tour I have taken and really wish
I could have done it every night I was in Hawaii. I will
definitely be back!
I just wanted to thank you for an awesome tour even in the
pouring rain and allowing me to place the candies as gifts
to the children in the Japanese cemetery. There is a photo
where I took a photo looking over my shoulder and there are
very faint large white orbs.
Thank you again,
My family took both your Honolulu City Haunts and your Orbs
of Oahu Tours. We had Cousin Joe for the first tour
and Uncle Joe for the second tour. We enjoyed both
tours and had a great time. My son was really taken
with Uncle Joe after being possessed by a spirit at the
Morgan's Corner stop. The spirit had grabbed me, then
rode in the van with us before leaping into my child. Uncle
Joe helped him with this, got the spirit out of him, and
even contacted us the next day to see if we were alright.
Both tours are well worth the money, lots of fun and you
will learn lots about Hawaiian culture, history and
warriors. We have taken vampire and ghost tours in New
Orleans, but this one was much better. The stories are
very educational, the spots we stopped at were dark, spooky,
and sometimes down right scary.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting
Oahu. It is well worth your time and money.
Thank you Uncle Joe and Cousin Joe for the great time we
The Ilene, Wendell and Andrew H.
My family and I took the tour Orbs of Oahu hoping for a good
When we went to the dreaded Morgan's Corner, my sister
found it harder to breathe as did I. We smelled the
food that the woman was cooking before she was murdered.
When we went to see the Night Marchers, the spirit that
roamed knew we were coming and he let us know he was there.
Well, we recovered and are living our happy ghost-free
lives... for now.
Thank you so much, Uncle Joe and Brother Joe.
Jamie M. (11)
Grand Junction, Colorado
Me and my husband thought your tour
We went on the orbs by night tour
the 30th June 2008.
I'm sure you remember us, We were
the ones with the video camera. We were so amazed with what
we had seen and I have attached some still shots of my video
camera for you to have a look at.
We captured this on out first stop
about 2 minutes into the walk. I have a video of it that
goes for around three minutes.
Don't worry uncle Bob I still have
your address and will send you a copy soon, as we are in the
process of moving house.
To Uncle Joe,
My wife and I enjoyed
your tour last Wednesday evening. It was as
intense as you described and we felt the spirits were
with us during the tour. Following the tour
and on the way back to the hotel we made sure to spread
salt around the outside door of our hotel room and at
the foot of the bed to wart off any spirits still
hanging around. We did not sleep well that
night and thought nothing of it other than the intensity
of the tour. The next morning my wife talked about
some strange feelings she had of a visitor the in the
other room during the night. The next
morning a video tape of our trip was missing. This
was not of the tour but rather the whole taping of our
stay in Hawaii. It was missing and yet the
door was still bolted from the inside as I made sure of
it before going to bed. We are still missing it
and feel that the spirit world might have claimed it.
Have you heard of this happening before? My
wife brought the video camera on the tour along with her
digital camera but felt uneasy about taking photos or
videos of the spirits during the tour so she just
carried them with her on the walks. She
thinks the tape might have been taken out of spite.
That maybe this was the way of the supernatural to get
back at her for her thoughts of not trying to disturb
them. I really don’t know but it is the only
explanation that makes sense. I would not be
surprised to one day on one of your tours to have a
small DVD disc show up.
Anyway we enjoyed the
tour immensely and would take the tour again.
Steve and Kim
Hi Uncle Joe and Brother Robert,
My family and I went to the Orbs of
Oahu Tour on July 29, 2008. We had a very good time. Very
scared in some of the places. We took lots of pictures and
got lots of activity! I would highly recommend this tour
when anyone visits Oahu. We were the group that went to all
of the Orbs Tour except for last part where the Warrior
Assassin was at. We left the Chinese Cemetery at peace and
happy, and as we got to the van it got windy/drizzling. It
was about less then a 5 minute drive. It started pouring
rain as soon as we got where the Assassin Warrior was at,
and couldn't go far as we entered the gate. As we got into
the van (the rain let up a little), and about a few feet
after we left the area it just stopped raining. We all
agreed in the van that it was a sign from whom ever was
watching all of us that we shouldn't have gone there. We
took lots of pictures and had lots of orbs and energy
This tour was very professional and
when things got a little too much for people Brother Robert
would come and take people back to the van.
Also, when people didn't feel safe
at a certain location Brother Robert would stay behind in
the van with them. I don't know what else to say about the
tour, but it was worth the money! I don't want to spoil to
much for people who will take the tour in the future, but we
would definitely do it again!
Venice, Lindsey, and Stephen
We took the Orbs of Oahu Ghost Tour on Monday January 12,
2009. It was well worth the price. Our guide was Uncle Joe;
he was wonderful, knowledgeable, funny, kind, smart - a
fantastic storyteller, and the perfect guide for the 5 hour
trip. We felt safe and cared for the entire time. We loved
him! He expertly handled our group – we had an obnoxious
mother-daughter team; he was very good with them.
I know that we will take the tour again, and the other two
next time we are in Oahu.
Thank you for the experience.
Anne Elezabeth Pluto, PhD
Artistic Director, Oxford Street Players of Lesley
33 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hey I went on the Orbs of Oahu and
the experience was crazy!
As a local I went on many "ghost
hunts" with my friends in high school even trying to freak
ourselves out at Morgan's Corner. We never got to see
anything because we would be too scared to even look around.
But after this tour I will never go on another ghost hunt
with my friends again! Uncle Joe was an amazing tour guide
and made us feel completely safe the entire tour.
Sent from my iPhone
I just want to thank
Braddah Robert and Braddah Joe for a great time last night!!
It was a birthday that my son will never forget! I
plan on taking the tour again with some friends from work!
Here are some pictures. any questions...don't hesitate to
Hope to see you folks
again really soon!
party of 5 went on the walking tour of down town
Honolulu with Joe on September 11th. We
learned so much from Joe on the tour and had a really
great time. We immediately went back to the hotel
to check out our pictures. Attached picture 312 is
a picture I accidentally took. There appears to be
a man sitting toward the top of the stairs. I took
two more pictures, not knowing I had already gotten a
picture and there is nothing in the other two.
at the hotel reviewing the pictures, we found two other
pictures that we believed had apparitions in them, but
I’m having a hard time finding them now! If I come
across them I will be sure to forward them to you.
you and thank Joe for such a great experience. I
definitely learned more about the culture and history of
Hawaii than I did at any of the other activities we did,
even the Polynesian Cultural Center.
My name is
Christine & I took your Oahu Ghost Tour with Uncle
Joe & Cousin Robert on 9/16/08. I took this
picture at the Hala site. I was not able to
see anything clearly at the time but when I got
home, there it was. I hope you find it as cool
as I do. The tour was great and I am
recommending it to anyone who visits Oahu.
Thanks so much
for a memorable night. My boyfriend and I went
on the orbs tour Friday October 10.
We had a very
interesting time, and I cant wait till I come
back to do it again. (I was the lady with the
Here is a very
eerie picture of the couple that embraced the
hugging tree. I know that there was another
couple on the tour I believe from Australia who
had taken the evening walking tour then did the
orb tour; they took a picture at this time as
well and got a very impressive orange/red orb
directly over this couple. The three other
pictures I took when this couple was embracing
the tree had nothing on it!
an unforgettable tour!!!
Tour of Oahu
While I was on vacation in Hawai'i, my mom and I
booked a driving ghost tour. I love going on
ghost tours of any city, they are usually full
of history and interesting locations, and
definitely leave you with "chicken skin"! I did
San Francisco Walking Ghost Hunt
earlier this spring,
and in January 2007 Marcy and I took the
Haunted French Quarter tour in New Orleans
(so very cool, I recommend to everyone!!)
However, as cool as those both were, the Oahu
tour was the scariest, and the most ... well,
was my mom (Wendy), my younger sibs (Dove and
Fred), and I ... Nannie and Papa stayed behind,
because they think ghosts are silly. We met our
tour "bus" at the Hawaiian Hilton village and
drove to meet the other tour members, and guides
Uncle Joe and Cousin Robert. Uncle Joe reminded
everyone that you have to have a strong heart
and a strong mind to protect yourself- nothing
can harm you that way. We were all given sea
salt (to neutralize negativity) and we were off
to the first stop, the
Nu'uanu Pali Lookout!
Now, we had already seen the Pali Lookout
the day and it was beautiful, not creepy at all
(see right). Well, except for the fact that it
was the site of a terrible battle between
Kamehameha and the defenders of Oahu, most of
whom were driven over the side of the cliff. As
we made our way up the now dark highway I could
not shake the feeling that someone was watching
me- you know, that prickly
eyes-at-the-back-of-your-neck feeling. We were
taking pictures into the darkness trying to
catch orbs; in fact, my camera died after this
stop, I only have a few good ones!
The second stop was one of the creepiest. It was
a place called
Morgan's Corner, named
after Dr. Morgan, who had a house there. His
neighbor, and older Mrs. Wilder was savagely
beat to death by two escaped prison inmates,
possibly looking for Dr. Morgan's money. While
we were walking up to the site one woman said
she felt a presence on her shoulder, and Uncle
Joe told people to take pictures of her. In
there was a large orange orb hovering on her
shoulder. As we got closer our
electro-meter-mathingee started going crazy.
Everyone was waiting, slowly shining flashlights
around the area as Uncle Joe repeated Hawaiian
prayers ... and then ... we saw something! I try
to keep myself as skeptical as possible, since
90% of paranormal activity can be explained away
by the environment-
but I'm telling you, we saw something! It
was like ... a smoky, thin cloud... it was
suddenly there, moving to the right, and then
faded away. My mom was shining her flashlight
right in that area, and we both saw it at the
same time. I was more surprised than scared; and
then it was time to go. When ghost hunting, you
can always feel when you need to leave, and
We also visited the
Manoa Chinese Cemetery,
built on the single hill in a valley, where the
qi of the valley collected. At the top of the
hill is an old banyan tree, and is supposed to
be a vortex, a portal to the other side. It was
very peaceful there.
Our last stop was by far the most creepy.
Unfortunately, I can't remember the name, but it
was the head of a hiking trail near the
cemetery. It was a spot where the much feared
Hawaiian Night Marchers
travel- these apparitions are often accompanied
by the sounds of drums, chanting, footsteps. We
much, just shadows of people (where shadows
should not have been!!) but we had a sensory
experience! Imagine- it's night, in the
"jungle". It's hot, oppressive, with the
slightest of breezes, just barely moving the
leaves on trees. Suddenly, the smell of flowers
surrounds us, strongly, where there are
Then a cold
breeze starts, and turns into a wind-
and does not
disturb any of the surrounding foliage!!
We all had chicken skin at that point! People
were hearing things, my mom heard someone
whisper in her ear- I think I still have marks
from where she grabbed my arm so tightly! The
feeling at that spot was so disturbing ... we
all got out in a hurry!
I have to say that it was by far my most
interesting, productive ghost hunt ever.
Aloha, Oahu Ghost Tours
Thank you for letting
me go Oahu Ghost daytime tour. (5hours)
It was last week
Wednesday the van came to Ala Moana Hotel to
pick me up ON TIME!!! ( that was amazing and I
like it) I met uncle Joe who tour guide, he is
very friendly, professional and good to take
care of people. He is very much Hawaiian
and also proud of himself as a Hawaiian.
This tour, we can learn
about Hawaiian history, Heiau, customs, and
people etc...also very rich Windward side.
He gave and let us
taste wild sugar cane, coconuts and taught us
how to make Kukui Nut oil and let us feel that
was very special. That kind experience, if we
were lucky we could do it. In PCC or any
other Luau have place to have such activities
but only for a few people, not for everybody.
This tour all people can do because it's a small
had rain so we couldn't go hiking to see
He told me he take
people to the place very secret so I think we
don't have tour anything like this.
If somebody wants to do
something very much Hawaiian activities, I'd
Thank you again letting
me have this wonderful experience with my
parents. Thank you, uncle Joe!
Ko Olina Activities &
Amazing tour! This was definitely the highlight
of our trip to Oahu! Attached are some photos
to use as you wish. I had a ton of amazing
photos, these are definitely the best. Thanks
Facility Security Officer
These are some of my
photos taken on Nov. 21, 2008 at the Battle of
Nu'uanu, Pali lookout.
Our driver was Robert.
We really enjoyed the tour learning about the
history and such. Robert was very
Notice the movement of
the orbs on image 2558, they appear to be moving
in different directions.
I had a lot of problems
with my camera that night. The batteries
would die before several of the pictures were
saved. I went through many batteries that
night. This was a spur of the moment
activity that we booked that morning at our
welcome breakfast. If I had known we were
going to do this tour, I would have brought many
more batteries with me.
I will send more
pictures from that night later this week.
Thank you so
much for a unique experience during the Orbs
of Oahu Tour. Not only did my Mom and I
capture several orbs on camera, we learned a
great deal about the culture and history of
Oahu and the Hawaiian people. Uncle Joe and
Melissa were phenomenal. We cannot thank
them enough for sharing their knowledge and
wisdom with us on the tour.
My Mom and I
were so enthralled with the experience that
we forgot to write down the names of the
places that we visited. I know that you are
all very busy, but if you would mind sending
me a list of the places we visited during
our tour on Monday, December 29, 2008, I
would appreciate the assistance. We are
currently working on our scrapbooks for our
visit to Oahu and wanted to write down the
places we visited next to the pictures.
Attached is a
picture that Melissa took of me while I was
standing inside the tree at the Chinese
Cemetery. Uncle Joe and Melissa thought that
there was possibly an orb in the tree at the
time. Thank you again for your time,
experience, and dedication to honoring those
who came before.
Computing and Informatics
Here are the pictures that I promised I
would send. I took the walking tour in
October. My husband and I were visiting
Oahu for our honeymoon. We had a great
time! We took the tour with Brother Joe
and Melissa. It was Melissa's first tour
and we were so honored to take it with
her. All of my life, I have had an
interest and great respect in the
afterlife, and even though I was excited
about taking the tour, as we began, a
strong feeling of calm came over me. I
felt that the tour was so well done, the
history was amazing, and I was so happy
not to just learn about ghosts, but to
learn about the history in Oahu.
As for the pictures, I sent all of the
ones that might have something on it. I
want to let you know that it was raining
that evening and I did get a lot of
raindrops on my camera, but I constantly
cleaned that lens. There were one or two
photos that had what looked like
raindrops but they looked like they
floating up. I also enclosed the photos
of the bird that Melissa told us was
always in the tree.
I hope you all have a blessed and
prosperous new year. I want you to know
that my husband and I will never forget
the tour and I personally feel like a
different person by taking it. God
Rachel and Patrick G
We had the most amazing time on our tour
with you. We just wanted to say Mahalo!
Jody & Patrick Muldoon
My name is TJ and I host a podcast called
"The 13 Skulls" about the paranormal. My
family and I were in Oahu last week and took
the Tour with Uncle Joe. He was terrific! I
will be recommending this tour to everyone I
know. Uncle Joe was very knowledgeable,
energetic and friendly.
I have been on a few tours and by far Uncle
Joe was the most genuine and the fact that
he is Hawaiian made the tour and what he was
telling us that much more exciting and
interesting to hear.
I appreciate what you guys are doing and
will be sending you the audio and photos
from our tour as soon as I can get them
Thanks again for a great tour Uncle Joe!
Have a great day and take care....
Admin and Host of The 13 Skulls podcast
My daughter and I went on the 5 hour
nighttime tour. The brochure said it would be intense...let me tell you,
that was an understatement !!! Uncle Joe did a marvelous job of informing
us about the history of the Island and it's "inhabitants". We were
skeptical at first. But, are no longer! I could hardly believe what
I saw, felt, heard and even smelled.... I have a whole new respect for the
spirits. I have to admit, at times I was scared beyond comprehension.
Kathi from Sacramento, CA
went on your tour on 2/12/09, Thurs. night.
My husband Gary and my son, Kyle (9, the boy
with long hair), went as well. Kyle will
always remember this tour, and especially
you Uncle Joe. He can't stop talking about
how much you comforted him when he felt the
spirit was in him. He felt very safe with
you and says you were like an angel to
him.... I thank you for that.
Here are some pictures we took that night.
Job well done to both you and Uncle Frank
and we all feel this was the best tour we've
ever done on any trip! Thank you and God
and Kyle Flaherty.
My husband David
and I took one of your city haunts ghost
tours on Saturday 14th February with
Melissa. We had a great time and thought you
might like to see a couple of the photos we
took in the palace grounds and graveyard.
We did the Sacred
Sites Tour back in October and have not
stopped talking about it since! It was
a FANTASTIC day and worth every minute of
it! THANKS Uncle Joe and TwoBoy!
We will never forget you!
Nancy and Leo Letarte
Oahu Ghost Tours!
Spirits Day Driving Tour" - Feb. 27,
I had such
a great time and found the tour both
educational and entertaining.
Painless education I always say.
Uncle Joe really took his time to make
sure we understood the importance of
these scared locations and he ALWAYS
showed his respects to the spirits
residing there. Not only his words
but actions were communicated on how we
should always respect the Hawaiian
entities. We felt privileged but
welcomed at ever stop we visited.
We also learned natural healing which
was very interesting to each of us whom
all had some type of ailment we could
use some help with. These spots
visited were certainly NOT on the maps
so to discover these areas was such an
honor. I have already promoted
this tour not only because of its
entertainment value but because I feel
(as Uncle Joe) it is sooo important to
learn the history of our islands.
again for such a great opportunity to
“discover” true Hawaii and give our
aloha to Uncle Joe!
Sorry not to write sooner but I've been
off island. I wanted to let you know
what excellent guides Uncle Joe and
Wayne were in Pihana Na Mamo's recent
"Sacred Spirits" field trip. They were
informative, entertaining and interacted
well with the students, always having
their well-being in mind. The pacing of
the tour was perfect , even with a delay
on our part. Everyone had a great time.
Thank you Oahu Ghost Tours for being so
accommodating and please convey my
mahalo to both Uncle Joe and Wayne.
Pihana Na Mamo
King Intermediate School
My name is
Karen and I’ve been on the tour a
few times, I’m a RN from California
and I’m also the case manager /
investigator with a group called
Diablo Valley Paranormal. I wanted
to share with you all something very
cool! I caught an EVP that was
recorded back in January on Chinese
New Year’s. We were at the cemetery
and one woman that had been on the
tour before who lives there had a
EMF detector and was getting some
very strong responses for about 10
To listen to
this EVP it would be best to have
head phones on and to listen to it a
few times. The EVP is a voice of a
male, its very whispery and breathy,
as most EVP are.
Uncle Joe and
cousin Joe were there as well as a
young boy that was on the tour and
myself and the woman with the EMF
You will here
she is asking questions and the EMF
detector is responding as well as a
you like we are all here?”
“Would you like us to go away?”
Then you hear
the young boy ask if it beeps for
There might be
a quiet response “yes” in there but
it was spoken over, then I talk and
you like me?”
Male voice: “yes,
yes very much”
you a girl?”
you under 10?”
I will back to
visit 5/6 – 5/11 so I will be
calling to book a tour for next
I would like 2
thank Uncle Joe & cuzin Joe for a
wonderful Tour last nite. I
had a great time, also I learned a
little more bout our Hawaiian
Loa Laila R.
I am Alvin
L. Douglass, I went on the tour
with Joe as our guide, I would
like to post a few of the
pictures from experience.
I took about 377 pictures and
over 70 have orbs or other
strange occurrences. Let me
know what you think. By
the way, I have taken over 5000
pictures with my camera and have
never had anything like this
was outstanding, I loved the
stories and had something tug my
shirt on the Pali.
Joe was great, his knowledge and
unsurpassed!!! I plan on
doing more tours in the future
and look forward to the
Attached is a photo I took when I
went on Orbs of Oahu Tour on the
14th July 2009.
It was taken at the place where the
man ate the children, I can't
remember his name.
We had just gotten out of the van
and were standing around waiting for
the last few people
to join us. So I decided to take a
photo while we waited. I was very
shocked and a little scared
when I saw the photo cause I was
expecting to just have a photo of
the pitch black darkness
that was in front of me. I waited
until I got back in the van before I
showed the rest of the people
as I to scared to look at it while
we where out there especially when
Joe made us stand in a line
and said if something touches you
know that it's not anyone standing
Also I want to say thank you
cause when we were at the Chinese
Cemetery I went and stood in the
middle of the tree and I asked for
my brother who had died when he was
15 to join me. I have never felt his
presence so strongly before. I will
never forget that feeling and will
always remember that he will always
with me standing on
my left side. When I got back to the
hotel I rang my mum back in
Australia to tell her. She was glad
to here that my brother was there
with me while I was on holidays
without her and dad.
Thank you again for the wonderful
boyfriend and I both share a
great interest in the paranormal
and loved the Orbs of Oahu Tour.
I was very pleased that the
tour guides were respectful and
honest about the hauntings in
the area. It was
a very real and educational
experience. I hope to
enjoy your other tours when I
come back to Hawaii.
We did the Orbs of Oahu
night tour on June 25th
2009 and it was
and Spooky! One of the
top highlights of our
holiday! Uncle Joe was a
great guide! We
recommend doing this
tour to anyone visiting
Hawaii. We will
definitely do this tour
again when we return to
Hawaii! Thanks for
a great experience Uncle
Wayne and Kacee
Dear Oahu Ghost
We had such a
good Halloween night on this Graveyard
very creeped out at times!) Uncle Joe &
Joe were great and we're already looking
forward to our next tour! I've attached
some pictures that I hope you'll find
Ms. N. Triolo
Cpl. O. Bailey
Took this shot on low
shutter speed. This lady
in the tree is the one
that was taking crazy
shots all night with her
camera. Ignore all the
weird lights because
that is the low speed of
the camera taking in all
the lights and I could
not keep my camera
still. The clouds up top
too are simply clouds
amongst the mountain
behind the tree and
light bringing in
BUT…this lady kept
stating that her
shoulders felt heavy .At
first I thought it was a
dbl image because the
shirt is the same. But
look at the face. If you
zoom in…it is not her at
all. She never opened
The second shot is a
normal shot taken 2
Thank you again.
We had a great time.
Hello, my mother
and I took your
Walking Tour on
Oct. 17, 2009
with Robert. It
creepy at times
(like when he
talked about the
your name while
we stood under
trees). I didn't
anything on the
tour, except for
history, but I
something odd in
my photos when I
outlined in the
picture is the
lower level of
Palace, two or
three windows to
the left of the
If I'm ever in
I'll be sure to
take one of your
longer tours as
of us took the orbs of Honolulu tour
with bruddah Joe (not uncle Joe) and
Robert this past Friday night.
Having lived on Oahu all our lives, we
never quite experienced the islands as
we did that night! We enjoyed
hearing the ghost stories, we felt the
spirits, and we captured amazing energy
on our photos. thank you for
providing such a unique experience for
my daughter’s birthday!
family and I went on the
Orbs of Oahu tour, and we
loved it ! It was so much
fun and we got a lot of
scary pictures. Every place
we went to we had "chicken
skin or goose bumps."
like to thank Joe and Robert
for making the tour fun and
enjoyable. It was worth ever
penny, and we would like to
go there again.
Hi Uncle Joe,
Malinda Pagles from the Orbs of Oahu
tour on Monday, October 12, 2009.
I don’t recall the name of the
sight but do know it was where you
talked about the cures for Asthma
and Indigestion. This is the
one I showed you right away. I
know originally that you seen a
different face than I did. The
more I look at the image, the more
people I have located in the image.
There are probably 10-15
distinguished faces in this white
shadow. I can see big faces
and small faces. Some women.
One sitting and holding something on
her lap like a basket and then a
couple with their arms holding
children. One appears to be
holding a small baby and then in the
same area, there is another lady
holding a very young child and you
can see the child has her hands on
the mother’s arms.
I was in
Hawaii for 7 nights and I have to
say that the orb tour was the most
exciting activity that I
participated in. I am going to
send a few more pictures. I am
curious about the tree at the
Chinese cementary. I am seeing
images or drawings of women on the
trees in color and wanted to know if
the trees were actually painted with
those or if it was just the ridges
in the bark that was making the
boyfriend and I both share a
great interest in the
paranormal and loved the
Orbs of Oahu Tour. I
was very pleased that the
tour guides were respectful
and honest about the
hauntings in the area.
It was a very real and
I hope to enjoy your other
tours when I come back to
Thank you so
much for an awesome tour. It was an
experience I'll never forget. Robert and
Joe are awesome guides. It was a very
educational experience as well. We
caught many pictures that contained
orbs. It's funny because I never
believed spirits could take on a form of
orbs I went to the Birdcage in Arizona
and caught orbs. Many people said it was
dust or spots on my camera. However, the
pictures I took on the Oahu Ghost tour
only proves they are real.
Thank you for
an awesome time.
I was in Oahu
last week, and last Saturday I did
the small tour, in the city… thank
you I loved the tour, it was great!
pictures I saw something “strange” (pics
took in the cemetery)…
Please feel free
to use them if you see the same
thing I saw!
Mahalo nui loa
sorry for my bad English!
went on the walking
ghost tour last night
and wanted to share some
of my photos. I really
enjoyed learning about
Hawaiian's rich history
and our guide, Robert
did a fantastic job. I
recommend this tour to
other locals and guest.
My sister and I were part of the
walking tour on August 28th. We
were too afraid to look at all of
the pictures while we were still in
Oahu, so after uploading them back
at home in Vancouver, BC....we
found a few very interesting
pictures so far-we played around
with the contrast settings too, and
found that we could see a little
more in some cases, we'll include a
couple different versions of the
Lastly, we wanted to say that our
tour guide, Joe, was excellent. Not
only did we get the chills, we
learned a great deal about the
history of Oahu. Overall, it was an
amazing experience that has given us
a new perspective on the afterlife.
Rummy and Vikki Kandola
Vancouver, BC, Canada
must say the Orbs tour had to be the
most "experiencing" (is that a word)
ghost tour I have ever been on. I
had a hard time keeping my balance
at Morgan's Corner and the tree
breaking and falling at Mauna trail
head was enough to scare the crap
out of me. I'm hoping to attach a
photo though that sort of creeps me
that was taken over the cliff edge
at the Pali Lookout. I didn't notice
it until I had gotten back to the
hotel room. At first I thought it
was two people in the tour group
until I realized it was an "over the
cliff" photo and the "people" would
have been in midair. Great
Hello: My daughter and I thoroughly
enjoyed the ghost tour on Wed. evening.
Thank you cousin Joe and uncle Joe for
the great time and fascinating
discussion. We will be sending some
pictures very soon. In the meantime,
thank you for a great experience! Rob
and Mickie Dobrusin
My husband is
a "skeptic" and joked to me most of
the tour, but while visiting
Morgan's Corner he kept quiet.
Afterwards he said that he felt
very depressed there and didn't feel
like joking much. He said he didn't
like the feelings that he
experienced at that site. I was
also nervous there...the hair
standing on the back of my neck and
on my arms, very negative energy all
you find the photos
interesting. We had a
wonderful time on both tours
(we also took the walking
tour, during which my camera
battery would not work...I
think I used it up the night
before on the orbs tour).
Can't wait to visit
Honolulu again. Thank you
for such a wonderful
Just wanted to
send off a picture from our tour
that was First Week of January 2011,
can’t remember exact date. We were
the Connors Family. I didn’t the
picture the night of the tour, once
I downloaded it onto my laptop was
surprised to see that to the left of
the picture it looks like full view
of a human skeleton lying on their
back (looks like an x-ray), spine
ribs & legs and to the right of
picture streaks of energies. I
can’t remember which location the
picture was taken at as there is no
background image. I am guessing the
mound, based on the order of my
photos. My Children had their
blackberries also set to ghost
tracker program and during the tour
my son had received a blue
Orb..with the word “William” atop
the screen, immediately after the
word “Boats” came up. This came to
us as a shocker & too specific to
be coincidence. My Brother’s name
was William and had passed away in a
motorcycle accident in 2003, he
worked with us in the family
business which is Marine/Boat
Sales! The fact that it was his
name & then boats that came up on
the screen, almost to let us know
that it was him and not a random
name is too much of a coincidence to
rule out as random…yikes!
We had an
awesome time & very much enjoyed the
Hi, Uncle Joe. Thank you, for the
tour. We enjoyed it very much! When
we got home and showed our family
and friends they were amazed at what
we captured. We are sorry it's
taken so long to forward you
pictures. Here's a few. Take a
look at JPEG 743. We think there is
an image of a man's face in the top
middle window. Do you see it? If
you would like more pictures
(specifically Orb's), let us know.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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