Hawaiian Ghost Mysteries | Featuring Lopaka Kapanui

Culturised Episode #8 – Featuring Lopaka Kapanui – “Mysteries of Hawaii” Ghost Guy

Lopaka Kapanui is a native Hawaiian storyteller, author, actor, kumu hula, and cultural practitioner. Sometimes known as “the ghost guy,” Lopaka makes a business of leading guests into some of the darkest, spookiest places on the island of ‘O‘ahu. Born and raised on ‘O‘ahu and spending his childhood summers on Hawai‘i Island, Lopaka grew up hearing all the old legends and ghost stories from his kupuna, his elders.

Having been in this ghostly storytelling business for more than 20 years, hundreds of people have come forward to share their own stories with Lopaka as well, making him a repository of sorts for some of our islands’ spookiest tales. Sharing more than just Hawaiian ghost stories, Lopaka shares his knowledge of the history and legends of ‘O‘ahu and Hawai‘i.