Halloween Happenings

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Sarah Pacheco
Staff Writer

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Hawaii’s history is rich in tales of supernatural beings, occurrences and mythology.

From mischievous demigods who would play tricks on the earliest Hawaiians, to 21st century spirits who continue to linger at their favorite Honolulu haunts well past their expiration date, the islands are home to countless tales of “spooky-kine” encounters that are guaranteed to give even the bravest of souls some major “chicken-skin.”

For instance, it is believed the ghosts of service members killed during the attacks that took place Dec. 7, 1941, still roam military sites on Oahu, with Soldiers and civilians alike reporting seeing dark figures or hearing low voices, knockings and even laughter coming from empty rooms, here and on Schofield.

Other unexplained phenomena have occurred at Wahiawa Middle School, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Kipapa Gulch in Mililani, Camp H.M. Smith and the sacred birthstones in Wahiawa, while the Nuuanu Pali, Manoa Valley and Morgan’s

Corner on the Old Pali Road are well-documented locations where bloody battles and murders took place … and where angry beings from beyond have decided to stick around.

It’s not hard to hunt down a good Hawaiian ghost story, especially during this time of year. Just ask around and odds are someone will have a tale to tell.

Also not hard to find:

Halloween happenings.

To follow is just a sampling of activities planned in the days leading up to All Hallows Eve.

And who knows, maybe you’ll have a creepy encounter of your own to retell during a dark and stormy night.

Happy Halloween!

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Trick or treat hours for all U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community housing areas on installations are from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 31.
The Directorate of Emergency Services will provide increased security presence in the community during trick or treat hours.
Military and Department of the Army civilian police will be working together to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner.
Parents are strongly encouraged to have children carry a flashlight or a chemical-light. Parents should dress children in light-colored clothing or sew reflectors on dark clothing.
Military Police will hand out chemical-light souvenirs to children over the course of the evening.
Children under the age of 10 require an adult escort.

X-Raying Candy
Tripler Army Medical Center and the Schofield Health Clinic Radiology departments will X-ray candies for all personnel who are eligible for care at TAMC or SBHC.
•SBHC Radiology: 12-7 p.m., Oct. 31 and regular business hours, Nov. 1.
•TAMC Radiology: 5-7 p.m., Oct. 31 and regular business hours, Nov. 1.

Activities
Halloween-related activities on post and around Oahu include the following:

Today
8th Special Troops Battalion Haunted House — Fort Shafter Dining Facility, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 25-27 and 31.

Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Haunted Hospital —Runs 7-11 p.m., Oct. 25-26, SBHC Pharmacy entrance. Keiki Corner is for ages 2-6. Admission by donation is a fundraiser for the holiday ball.

Hawaii Pacific University FunFest — Features costume contests, prizes, food, live music and an appearance by HPU’s mascot, Sharky, 5-7 p.m., Oct. 25, Upper Fort Street Mall. The Viewpoints Film
Series will then present the film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. See www.hpu.edu/funfest.

Nightmare at Dole Plantation —Three Halloween attractions run through October:
•“13” haunted house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., daily;
•“Nightmare Express” train ride, 7-11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; and
•“Trail of Terror,” a frightening maze experience, 7-11 p.m., also Fridays and Saturdays.
Visit www.dole-plantation.com for prices and discounts.

ARTafterDARK: Ghost Story — Honolulu Museum of Art hosts, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 25. Visit www.honolulumuseum.org.

Gunstock Zombie Hayride — Departs every 10 minutes, 7-11 p.m., Oct. 25-26 and 28, Gunstock Ranch, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy. in Laie. Features 25-minute ride through zombie-infested woods and twisted fields. Costs $20 at the door. Visit www.gunstockzombiehayride.com.

26 / Saturday
Slime Time — Kapolei Public Library, 10:30 a.m., helps keiki, ages 3 and older, create their own slime and sidewalk chalk. Call 808-693-7050.

Halloween Fall Festival and Food Drive — Wahiawa town hosts this family event, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Wahiawa Shopping Center and Wahiawa Town Center. Includes mini-pumpkin decorating, a magic show at 11:30 a.m. and a costume contest. Call 808-221-2774.

Halloween Spooktacular — Mililani Town Center hosts this family Halloween event with a keiki costume contest, games and giveaways, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit goo.gl/fGFAUV.

Bellows BooFest — Family event at Bellows Air Force Station begins with a costume contest at 5 p.m., followed by trick or treating, a haunted house, games and movies on the lanai. Open to authorized military, DOD and family members. Call 808-259-4136 or visit www.bellowsafs.com.

Ghost Tours — Historian Steven Fredrick hosts his “Walk with the Dead” ghost tour throughout October, beginning Oct. 5. The four-hour walking tour covers 2 miles and visits haunted sites related to the dark side of historic Honolulu, including a haunted tavern.
Tours begin at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26-31. Cost is $30 with military ID, $40 for general public. Reservations are required. Call 808-395-0674 or email filmguy54@hotmail.com.

31 / Thursday
Schofield Exchange “Mall-o-Ween” —Trick-or-treating and costume contest for ages 12 and under, 4-6 p.m., Oct. 31. Halloween Bingo open to all ages.

USAG-HI Halloween — Authorized Halloween trick-or-treating hours for Army Hawaii areas will be 6-9 p.m., Oct. 31.

Mililani Shopping Center — Features trick-or-treating, pumpkin patch
picture-taking area and keiki costume contest, 5-7 p.m.
Visit www.mililanishoppingcenter.com.

Pearlridge Center — Halloween event features free photos and trick-or-treating for costumed keiki under 12, 5-8 p.m.

Kapolei Shopping Center — Trick-or-treating from 5-7 p.m. for costumed keiki.

Waianae Fall Fest — Waianae Mall hosts festival, 5-7 p.m. This Halloween event presented by the Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii and includes carnival games, arts and crafts and goodie bags for keiki ages 5 and under. Visit goo.gl/DHKlu3.

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