A woman may have unknowingly passed the ghost of a supposed ancient Hawaiian warrior while running through a rainforest.
Kay Borleis was running the Hawaiian Ultra Running Team’s Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run on the Honolulu Mauka trails in Oahu in January 2019 when she had the spooky encounter.
‘To this day, we still don’t know what it was,’ said Borleis, a senior art director, in a blog post.
The race, known as HURT 100, is a 20-mile loop through the rainforests that participants run five times.
Borelis’ friend Cassie was running the fourth lap with her when Cassie snapped the photographs, which she shared with friends and family.
‘Upon further research, we found out that, “ancient Hawaiian tenets assert that any mortal gazing upon or being viewed in defiance to the marchers will die horribly and violently. Some people declare that if the mortal lies still, down on the ground, prostrated to the marchers they are giving proper respect, fear, and reverence to the Night Marchers; and they will be forgiven and spared.”’
Borelis said: ‘Luckily, we did not see the supposed Night Marcher.’
According to Honolulu Magazine, Night Marchers are the ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors.
‘In life, these warriors supposedly traveled at night to protect people so sacred that the common man was never allowed to look at them. Breaking that rule meant death,’ said the magazine.