By Diane Ako
Anyone ever seen a ghost? I've felt one- I think one kissed my head when I was in Hana. I had taken a rock off the beach, encountered a spate of bad luck, and took it back. When I was in the hotel (alone in a room) I still felt someone kiss the top of my head, as if to thank me.
Another time, I was videotaping a demo in my dojo, and I felt Sensei come up beside me to peek into the flip-out viewfinder. I turned to talk to him and found he wasn't even in the room. Later, another student who can see ghosts, said he thought he saw a shadow by me.
It never scares me at first because I don't realize what's happening till afterwards. So, I haven't seen ghosts, but (assuming I'm not nuts), maybe felt them?
The old KHNL used to have ghosts in the main building on 150-B Puuhale Road. It was a crematorium during the war. I've heard many stories about several ghosts there from different coworkers. I never had to, nor wanted, to be in Headquarters after dark.
I love ghost stories. Share!!!