Wednesday, November 17, 2010

HAUNTED HAWAII HAUNTINGS INTERVIEW


Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 4:30 PM


The Bigfoots Pad Paranormal team will be speaking with Laurene, Phil, and Wayne from Hauntedhawaii.net in a first time interview. Laurene is the webmaster 
of Haunted Hawaii and spiritual consultant. Phil, is a paranormal investigator and ghost tour guide. Wayne also will be joining us to speak about Spooky Kine Investigations and Paranormal Hawai'i. Tune in to this exciting episode of BFP Paranormal Radio!


CLICK HERE for more details and STAY SPOOKY HAWAII!


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mind Games: Spirits Within Us? (Part I)



Dear friends, Spooky Kine Investigations remains dedicated to helping people resolve paranormal related issues wherever they occur.  We believe this can best be accomplished by the scientific and the spiritual working together.  The following article focuses on paranormal studies from a scientific standpoint.  It is our hope to supply readers with a more intimate knowledge of existing scientific theories through which to filter possible evidence of paranormal activity.  Please note that never in the following article will you hear an absolute explanation for every possible situation.  We believe that when it comes to the supernatural, anything is possible.   ~ Wayne

Part I: Introduction

Do you believe in spirits?  Have you ever seen or heard something that logic just could not explain?  From the unexplainable bump in the night to the shadow you thought you saw out of the corner of your eye, everyone experiences odd occurrences like these once in a while, yet many dismiss them as simple tricks of the mind.  The believers out there feel that denying these types of experiences is a mistake, and urge us to trust in our instincts.  In fact, many believers use these occurrences as valid evidence of the existence of the supernatural.  However, unfortunately for them, many of these claims are potentially explainable from a  psychological standpoint.

We are going to be looking at two of our main senses: sight and sound, and how our minds might make us think we've seen or heard something otherworldly.  It is important to note that never in this article will you hear an absolute explanation for every possible situation.  As we will be looking at the paranormal from a scientific standpoint, it is important for us be practicing good science, and one of the most important aspects of a good scientist is being open to new ideas and concepts.  Therefore the biggest issue we want to avoid is confirmation bias.  Confirmation bias is “a tendency for people to confirm their preconceptions or hypotheses, independently of whether or not they are true.  People can reinforce their existing attitudes by selectively collecting new evidence, by interpreting evidence in a biased way or by selectively recalling information from memory” (Oswald & Grosjean, 2004, p. 79-80).  Unfortunately, both believers and skeptics alike fall victim to this extremely important concept.  Whereas they interpret every minuscule event as evidence towards their own theories and ideas, often twisting words and evidence to make it seem like it supports their claims.  However, as good scientists, we strive to not fall prey to this trap.  We must acknowledge the fact that there are things modern science has yet to explain.  By understanding and knowing how the human mind works, we will be able to make better conclusions to such events we encounter.  Furthermore, by filtering evidence through this critical psychological evaluation filter, occurrences that do pass become even more valid and note worthy.

When discussing such a controversial topic such as this, it is often easy to misinterpret terms that have not been clearly defined.  That is why we are first going to define several key terms that will be used throughout this article.  The first and perhaps most important term to be defined is the term “spirit.”  There are many synonyms affiliated with the term, including: ghost, entity, essence, apparition and specter.  For all intents and purposes, spirit(s) as used within this article will be defined as a supernatural essence transcendent in nature.  In other words, an unexplainable essence that is independent from our own physical world.  The reason for such an ambiguous definition is because the point of this article is to not argue whether or not spirits exist, or even explain what they are.  Instead, we are here to discuss possible psychological explanations for occurrences that might otherwise be misinterpreted for paranormal in nature.  The second term we will be defining is “believer.”  In this article we define a believer as a person who believes spirits exist in one form or another.  Conversely, the definition of a “skeptic” will be a person who does not believe in the existence of spirits in any way, shape, or form.  With these definitions in place, let us move forward and discover the spirits within us...


WRITTEN BY: Matthew Terada
for Spooky Kine Investigations
SKI.mterada@gmail.com
*  Matthew Terada is studying as a psychology major at the University of Hawai‘i.


Annotated Bibliography

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Auditory hallucination.  (2009).  Wikipedia.  Retrieved November 25, 2009, from wikipedia.org.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_hallucination

Baruss, I. (2001).  Failure to replicate electronic voice phenomenon.  The journal of scientific exploration, 15(3), 355-367.

Courtney, M., & Courtney, A. (2008).  Comments regarding “on the nature of science”.  Physics in Canada, 64(3), Retrieved November 25, 2009, from arxiv.org.  http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0812/0812.4932.pdf

Delightful Illusions [Online Image]. (n.d.).  Retrieved November 20, 2009, from openlearning.worldpress.com.  http://openlearning.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/delightful-illusions/

Hines, T.  (2003).  Pseudoscience and the paranormal.  Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Long Island Paranormal Investigators.  (2009).  Evp classification.  Retrieved December 1, 2009, from liparanormalinvestigators.com.  http://www.liparanormalinvestigators.com/evp_classification.shtml

RĂ¼diger, P. (2004).  Cognitive illusions: a handbook on fallacies and biases in thinking, judgement and memory.  Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Smith, E.E., & Kosslyn, S.M. (2007).  Cognitive psychology: mind and brain.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Wynn, C.M., & Wiggins, A.W. (2001).  Quantum leaps in the wrong direction: where real science ends and pseudoscience begins.  Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

COMING SOON: THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS


This weekend S.K.I. presents a new informative series THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS. Our first featured article titled, Mind Games: Spirits Within Us?, shares with readers various psychological explanations behind the paranormal experience. It will be presented as a four part article written by S.K.I. investigator Matthew Terada. STAY SPOOKY HAWAII!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HAUNTED HAWAII

Looking for something FREE and exciting to do with the entire family this Halloween? Spooky Kine recommends you visit our collegues at:www.hauntedhawaii.netfor the largest online collection of Hawaiian ghost stories shared by local people like you and me!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Spookylau 2010

S.K.I. and the Hawai'i State Library invites you to join us on October 30th @ 11:30 am at the Hawai'i State Library, Hawai'i and the Pacfic Dept. 478 S. King St. Honolulu, HI, for Spookylau 2010!


Meet the team from Spooky Kine Investigations as they provide an inside look at professional paranormal investigations here in our islands. Watch and listen as the team shares video, audio, and photographic evidence, and talks about their personal experiences with the supernatural, with a special guest appearance by colleague Obake Hunter. Spookylau guests in attendance that day will also be the first to preview the all new PARANORMAL HAWAI'I series. We hope to see you all there!


For more information on PARANORMAL HAWAI'I please visit www.paranormalhawaii.com.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photo Gallery







SHARED BY: Anonymous
TAKEN ON: February 2010 @ 7:00 - 7:30 am
LOCATION: Saddle City Road, Waimanalo, HI
NOTES: This picture was taken on Saddle City Road in Waimanalo between 7:00 - 730 am. The truck driver had stopped and gotten out to take this picture to show his boss that the truck barely cleared the width of the bridge.
It wasn't until he got home and downloaded this picture from his cell phone that he saw what appeared to be a woman in white standing below the bridge. The driver states that he is certain nobody was around this bridge at the time he took this picture. He has also stated that since noticing the anomaly, he has been having a difficult time sleeping.

INVESTIGATOR NOTES

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

As a sleepy, quiet September ends, what chilling October horrors await us just around the bend?


Spooky Kine Investigations would like to thank our Facebook ohana for making our first year a memorable one. We'd also like to thank our colleagues in the paranormal field throughout the state of Hawaii for the friendships, conversations and adventures we're shared. We look forward to meeting and working with more of you this coming year.

As S.K.I. enters into year two, we remain firmly committed to our mission of helping people, raising spiritual awareness in our islands and giving back to our community. And all the while having ourselves a little fun too. STAY SPOOKY HAWAII!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Spooky Kine Investigations: Morgan's Corner (Nu'uanu Pali Drive)


Spooky Kine Investigations teams up with our colleagues, the Obake Hunters, to investigate the legendary Morgan's Corner. In this web episode, investigators Stephen and Gabe capture an interesting EVP and possible disembodied voice during the investigation.


Spooky Kine Investigations is a professional organization serving our community and businesses through the promotion of spiritual awareness.

Visit SpookyKine.com for more information about our team and future events.




STAY SPOOKY HAWAII!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

SPOOKY KINE INVESTIGATIONS: FROM THE GRAVE






Spooky Kine Investigations was invited by our colleagues, the Obake Hunters, to join them on a field trip to learn about and experience the historical Oahu Cemetery after dark. While Spooky Kine Investigations does not investigate cemeteries, we do take every opportunity to get out there and document all things supernatural Hawai'i has to offer. SKI would like to remind everyone to please be respectful, and do not disturb the peace of those those who were put to rest there. Please obey all posted signs and be sure that you are not trespassing or breaking the law.

Spooky Kine Investigations is a professional organization serving our community and businesses through the promotion of spiritual awareness.

Visit SpookyKine.com for more information about our team and future events.



STAY SPOOKY HAWAII!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kahala Summer Fun 2010 Spooky Kine Stories

Aloha to the teens and staff members of the Kahala Summer Fun Program 2010! Thank you for inviting us over, and we hope you all had as much fun as we did. STAY SPOOKY!

 



"I have an overwhelming need to know the truth even when that truth leads me far from the safe boundaries of blissful ignorance" (5).

Goodwyn, Melba. Ghost Worlds. 1st ed. USA: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd, 2007. 5. Print.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

TYPES OF HAUNTINGS


July 03, 2010

Understanding the three basic types of hauntings will help decide the best methods of investigation and techniques used to justify evidence.

INTELLIGENT: This type of haunting carries the characteristics of a personable or "human" type of manifestation. These entities can adapt and respond to stimuli presented during an investigation. The "Intelligent" manifestation can respond to questions during EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) sessions or manipulate the physical environment by drawing energy from surrounding sources (electrical sources, air, batteries, etc.). This type of haunting is not always isolated to a familiar location such as a home, business, or external area. It is important that people understand that these types of hauntings may vary and adapt due to the intelligence of the entity.

RESIDUAL: A residual haunting can be best described as an entity repeating a particular event from the past with no awareness of the current time or spectators. This type of haunting may be witnessed multiple times by viewers who report the haunting as a reenactment or repeating circumstance. This is a difficult type of haunting to investigate due to the hauntings' unpredictable nature.

INHUMAN: The rarest type of haunting would be the inhuman manifestation. Also known as "Demonic", the inhuman entity is usually invited through misguided means such as Ouija boards, seances, or other forms of summoning. Once introduced, this manipulating entity will make it's presence known through hostile or menacing means. Rumors and folklore usually associate a foul odor with inhuman type entities. Removal of these types of entities usually involve a religious ceremony, cleansing, or in certain cases, exorcism.

This information is based on personal studies of the various types of hauntings. I have had the question raised on multiple occasions about the "choking ghost". Many people believe this type of haunting to be a form of "demonic" haunting. Unfortunately, I can't substantiate this particular type of haunting and in many ways feel that this type of haunting may be "intelligent". The "choking ghost" usually carries the same trademark pattern and occurs when the victim is asleep or falling asleep (I can detail that every individual reacts differently when exposed to the presence of an entity). The brain may cause the body to involuntarily react in the form of paralysis due to the state of mind the victim is in. I believe whole heartily that this event has happened to me when I was younger. I couldn't move or speak during this event and felt as if someone was choking me. I prayed and though  the sensation stopped, I was left fearful of what had just happened. I noticed a scent of perfume in my room after it stopped. I tried every way to justify what just happened but found no logical explanations.

I hope you find this information resourceful. 

WRITTEN BY: Stephen O'Kelley
Spooky Kine Investigations
SKI.sokelley@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CASE CLOSED

SKI Report #20100520-01. Private Residence. Ewa Beach, HI. Tonight at 7:30 pm, Spooky Kine Investigations concluded case "Kindred Spirit". With the help of spiritual colleagues and friends, we held a blessing for the client's family, ensuring that unwanted "guests" depart for more suitable destinations, as their family sets sail to begin a new peaceful chapter in their lives. STAY SPOOKY HAWAII.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SKI Report #20100520-01: Kindred Spirit

A preview of our current case at a private residence out in Ewa Beach, and a genuine warning to individuals attending ghost tours on sacred grounds, with those who promise protection from unwanted "guests". 



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

UPDATE: SKI Report #20100516-01: Spirit in the Sky



Grant, Glen. The Obake Files. 1st ed. USA: Mutual Publishing, 1996. 101. Print.


In his book OBAKE FILES: Ghostly Encounters in Supernatural Hawaii, author and historian Glen Grant asks, "Now that the State of Hawai'i has closed the Pali Lookout to nighttime visitors, will such sightings of fireballs move to the modern highway?" (101). This month SKI Report #20100516-01 will answer his question. STAY SPOOKY HAWAII!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

HB 1665

Spooky Kine Investigations supports HB 1665 as it is intended to protect Hawai‘i’s remaining historical fishponds. We believe in the value of these fishponds for community education, cultural learning and perpetuating Hawaiian traditions and values. Click here to learn more about HB 1665. To let Governor Lingle know you support her signing the bill into law, call the Governor’s Office at 586-0221 or e-mail governor.lingle@hawaii.gov. Together we can make a difference!
 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

SKI Report #20100520-01. Undislcosed Location. Ewa Beach, HI.

Tonight Spooky Company investigates a private residence, helping a family to find answers regarding paranormal activity happening in their home.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

SKI REPORT 20091106-01 UPDATE


Today Spooky Company visits the Honolulu Academy of Arts to study anthropomorphic ancestor figures from the Pacific Islands.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SPOOKY KINE SPOTS: MAUI

Coming in May, Spooky Kine Spots will feature Lahainaluna High School, located on the island of Maui. Investigator John Delima will share with you his personal experiences with the supernatural while dorming at this historical school. Contact us at spookykine@gmail.com if you or anyone you know would like to share your personal experiences at a Spooky Kine Spot!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SPOOKY KINE SPOTS: HAWAII

Updated April 20, 2010
ALL SPOOKY KINE SPOTS: HAWAII CONTENT FOUND ON THIS PAGE MAY NOT BE DUPLICATED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM SPOOKY KINE INVESTIGATIONS.

OAHU

HONOLULU


Hawai'i State Capitol Building. 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI.

Coming soon!


Leiopapa a Kamehameha Building (State Office Tower). 235 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI.

This fifteen-story commercial office tower
is named after Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa a Kamehameha, born to King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Kaleleonalani Na'ea on May 20, 1858. He was only four-years old when he passed away due to meningitis on August 27, 1862. The spirit of the young prince, affectionately known to the people as Ka Haku O Hawai'i "The Lord Of Hawai'i," is said to inhabit the building named in his honor: Leiopapa a Kamehameha, which translates into "The Flower Of His Father Kamehameha."





















Reported Activity
  • Renwick "Uncle Joe" Tassill, previous state Capitol tour coordinator, worked in the State Office Tower during the renovation of the State Capitol in the 1990's. During the time in his temporary office, he and others witnessed a large black and white photo portrait of Prince Albert Edward, which stood alone in the building's lobby framed in heavy wood and glass, suddenly fly off the wall. Even though the portrait fell about three feet and landed with a large thud, it miraculously remained unbroken. Tassill believes that Prince Albert Edward was upset about being separated from his parents, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Kaleleonalani Na'ea, whose portraits were displayed on another floor. Today all three portraits hang together in the building lobby.
  • Uncle Joe and a security officer once saw wet child-sized footprints at the end of the lobby hallway near the elevators. Uncle Joe recalls that the footprints were facing the wall where Prince Albert Edward's portrait hung at the time. It was as if the owner of the footprints was studying the portrait. Similar wet child-like footprints were also reportedly sighted in the office of a state representative.
  • Sharon Badoyen, a clerk who worked on the eighth floor of the State Office Tower, found Prince Albert Edward to be quite mischievous. Sharon said that he moved around the little toys she kept at her desk, which were sometimes later found on other desks in the office. Sometimes pieces of candy would go missing then mysteriously appear on Prince Albert Edwards portrait frame.
  • On another occasion, Sharon was working alone in the office late one night when she heard three loud knocks at the office door. When she opened the door, nobody was there. It happened a second time, still nobody there. The third time it happened, Sharon opened the door and an extremely cold sensation swept over her which she describes: "Like I had opened a freezer and its chill blasted me in the face" (E3).
  • Custodian Daren Higa shared the story of a co-worker who was cleaning the fire escape when suddenly he heard what sounded like a young boy singing. The custodian didn't see anyone, and when he called out, nobody answered. Building security officers have also reported the sounds of a child crying.
  • Betty Lopes, a retired custodian, claims that she and another person once saw the image of a baby crawling along one of the floors trying to stand up, over a security camera monitor. Betty has also seen the wet child-like footprints.
  • The Leiopapa a Kamehameha building is one of a few that have a recognized 13th floor. Once while Betty was up there cleaning the men's restroom, she saw a large bearded man appear in the restroom mirror. On the 12th floor Betty would hear footsteps as if someone were approaching from behind, but when she turned to look, saw no one.
  • On another occasion, Betty was scheduled to clean then Lt. Gov. Cayetano's secretary's office. When she got there she found that all the pictures on the walls had been turned upside down. She thought someone was playing a practical joke until she remembered that the inner offices are all secured.
Investigator Notes: Wayne Takabayashi

  • March 24, 2010 @ 1:42 pm. At the suggestion of the Daughters Of Hawai'i, I called the Hawai'i State Archives to speak with an employee who was a member of the board that named the Leiopapa a Kamehameha building. I asked if the land on which the State Office Building was built had any significance to the Kamehameha family or Prince Albert Edward. The employee answered no, and that during the building naming process their research didn't find any connection between the building's location and the Kamehameha family or Prince Albert Edward. The building was named in memory of Prince Albert Edward because of its proximity to St. Andrews Cathedral. Also, the land directly Ewa of the Leiopapa a Kamehameha Building was owned by his uncle, Keoni Ana (John Young II). When asked if he thought that Prince Albert Edward had some sort of fond memory or significant incident having to do with the location of the building, the Archives employee said that it's highly doubtful. Prince Albert Edward would have most likely been confined to the palace grounds, which had a much higher wall for security purposes during his time. I wonder why the presence of Prince Albert Edward would be present in a location that he had made no physical or mental connection with during his life. I theorize that there could be something contained within the Leopapa a Kamehameha Building itself, something that draws and keeps him there. Perhaps it is to be close to his mother, Queen Emma, whose spirit is said to be present in St. Andrews Cathedral.
  • March 24, 2010 @ 2:13 pm. I called to speak to Larry Cobb, the State Office Towers building manager to ask him a few questions. He was not available so I left a message.
References

  1. Hoover, Will. "Downtown Haunts." Honolulu Advertiser 22 Oct. 2000: E1, E3. Print.
  2. Ohira, Rod. "Workers say ghosts dwell in state building. Many people say they feel the presence." Honolulu Star-Bulliten 31 Oct. 1997: n. pag. Web. 25 Mar 2010. http://archives.starbulletin.com/97/10/31/news/story2.html.
  3. Hackler, Rhoda E. A. "Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa a Kamehameha: Prince of Hawaii." Hawaiian Journal of History. Vol. 26. (1992): Print.
  4. "Albert Kamehameha." Wikipedia. 18 Mar. 2010. Web. 25 Mar. 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Kamehameha.


KAILUA

Heiau Ulupo State Monument. Kailua, HI.
Located in Kailua, Ulupo "Night Inspiration" is Oahu's second largest heiau, standing at a height of 30 feet and covering a massive area of 140 by 180 feet. This ancient Hawaiian religious site is believed to have been built in the 1400's by the Manahune (commonly known today as the Menehune) people who poured their sweat, souls, and mana into it's construction, using stones that had been gathered from great distances. One stone in particular was recorded to have been from as far as Kualoa, located more than 10 miles away. The "Menehune Pathway", a path of stones leading from the ceremonial spring, is named in tribute to the people who built it. Historical information on Ulupo Heiau is scarce and while it may have originated as a waihau (agricultural) heiau where ceremonies would be conducted to ensure fertility of the crops grown in nearby Kawai Nui swamp. It is believed that the function of this heiau changed over time becoming used instead as a luakini (war) heiau dedicated to ceremonies, including the sacrifice of defeated warriors, that would ensure success in battle. Ulupo is considered a wahipana, or sacred place, offering us a glimpse into the beauty of a time long ago. Please remember it should be treated and respected as such.



Reported Activity

  • A guide from Hawai'i Ghost Tours strongly advises against walking up a pathway leading to the top of Ulupo heiau. He recalled a tour during which a young woman had scaled the heiau and disrespectfully started kicking stones about, calling it "a big pile of rocks". Others involved with the tour became quite upset, feeling that surely spirits would follow her, thus dooming the tour. The following day, friends of the woman had contacted the tour guide telling him that when the young woman awoke that morning, her legs were red and swollen three times larger than normal. Her friends immediately took her to see a kahuna, who performed a blessing. Afterwards, she went back to the heiau with an offering and apologized for her disrespectful behavior. The swelling went down and her legs returned to their normal size.
  • Wesley shares that he, too, had been on a Hawai'i Ghost Tour that had taken their group to visit the sacred Ulupo heiau in Kailua. Admittedly, their group had been drinking while on the tour and were feeling pretty good by the time they had arrived at Ulupo. He recalls a friend mentioning to him that the ancient Hawaiian's would make human sacrifices upon an alter, to which he responded loudly, "Nah, nevah have human sacrifices hea, I doubt it". Later that evening, Wesley returned to his truck parked outside of Kawaihao church on Punchbowl to find that a Hawaiian fishhook he kept dangling from his rearview mirror had been meticulously wrapped tightly around the mirror. Worried that he may have offended something that evening he called his friend, who scolded him, "Brah, you no can say dat kine stuff out loud. You can tink um, but no say um". It was dark and raining hard the night Wesley went back to Ulupo with an offering wrapped in ti leaves asking to be forgiven for his open disbelief. He would wait for a sign of that forgiveness before he unwound the fishhook from his rear view mirror.

References
  1. SKI REPORT #20090828-03
  2. Crowe, Ellie, and William Crowe. Exploring Lost Hawaii. 1st ed. USA: Island Heritage Pub, 2008. 162 - 164. Print.
  3. Becket, Jan & Joseph Singer. Pana Oahu Sacred Stones, Sacred Land. USA: University Of Hawaii Press, 1999. 153. Print.
  4. "hawaiistateparks.org." Ulupo Heiau Historic Site. Dept of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii, n.d. Web. 20 Apr 2010. http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=32.
  5. "ulupoheiau.com." Brief History of the Ulupo Heiau. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr 2010. http://www.ulupoheiau.com/.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

THE HAUNT THEORY

We've been told by every made-for-television investigator and countless supposed "credible" paranormal groups that certain levels of EMF can cause ordinary individuals to experience everything from dizziness to hallucinations. Sounds like a sound enough theory, but has anyone bothered explaining to us why???

"Dr. Michael Persinger gives me the lowdown on the haunt theory. Why would a certain type of electromagnetic field make one hear things or sense a presence? What's the mechanism? The answer hinges on the fact that exposure to electromagnetic fields lowers melatonin levels. Melatonin, he explains, is an anti-convulsive; if you have less of it in your system, your brain - in particular, your right temporal lobe - will be more prone to tiny epileptic-esque micro-seizures and the subtle hallucinations these seizures can cause." - Roach, Mary. Spook. USA: W W Norton & Co Inc, 2006. 218. Print.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SPOOKY KINE SPOTS Q&A WITH WAYNE TAKABAYASHI

Q: Spooky Kine Spots, what is it?

A: Spooky Kine Spots is our list of places located throughout our home state of Hawaii with reported paranormal activity.

Q: How is Spooky Kine’s list different from the other haunted Hawaii listings found on other websites?

A: During our initial planning for Spooky Kine Spots we spent a lot of hours looking at other websites and even some books. We noticed that a lot of them would offer the name of a location they knew little to nothing about and a brief description of paranormal activity that may possibly have happened there. What does this place look like? Where did this information come from? A lot of what we saw seemed to have been cut n’ pasted off other websites. That wasn’t good enough for Spooky Company. Our goal is to give people the most accurately researched information and put together a top quality listing like they’ve never seen before.

Q: What are some of the features that people have to look forward to?

A: First, living right here in the islands, we will provide pictures showing these places we’re speaking about. Our team is dedicated to researching and learning more about these places and reported activities. Where did this information come from? You’ll know if we found it in a book, newspaper, magazine, or website because we will be providing you with all the source information. The most exciting part to me is that as we get to sit down and document more accounts of personal first hand supernatural experiences with island residents we’ll be adding it to the listing!

Q: That sounds awesome! When can we expect to see Spooky Kine Spots?

A: Our team is currently hard at work on the first two locations which will post on both our Facebook and official website www.spookykine.com sometime in the last week of March. From there we hope to have another location, and updates to existing locations every month. We also hope to be hearing from our fans with suggestions and personal experiences that they may have had. STAY SPOOKY!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

EVP?

"The human mind is also adept at turning nothing at all into intelligible sounds. C. Maxwell Cede, described an experiment in which a group of people were asked to help transcribe what they were told was a faint, poor-quality recording of a lecture. Subjects offered dozens of phrases and even whole sentences they'd managed to make out - though the tape contained nothing but white noise." - Roach, Mary. Spook. USA: W W Norton & Co Inc, 2006. 186. Print.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

HAPPY 2010

From all of us here at SPOOKY KINE INVESTIGATIONS!