Hawaiʻi's Best Spooky Tales


Hawaiʻi's Best Spooky Tales


collected by Rick Carroll

paperback, 6" x 9"
192 pp

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True inexplicable stories of old and new Hawaii told by many people in many voices from many points of view. An added feature is The Guide to Spooky Places featuring structures and natural phenomena imbued with the special power and mystery found only in Hawaii.


"Great storytelling... part oral history, part memoir... supernatural tales and encounters."

- The San Francisco Chronicle

"These stories will give you chicken skin. Especially if you read them aloud. At night."

- Honolulu Advertiser

"Makes you wonder if anyone can avoid encountering the supernatural in Hawaii."

- Native Books & Things

"Engaging anthology... a wealth of otherworldly encounter."

- Island Magazine

"Many of the firsthand accounts have Maui County connections, with three stories each taking place on Molokai and Maui, and oneThe Valley of the Ghosts, is set on Lanai... They give you a chill but nothing untoward. No mortal harm comes to any of the participants. "

- Maui News


Rick Carroll is the creator of the bestselling Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales series, collections of true first-person stories of mysterious encounters in the Hawaiian Islands today. 

Carroll began collecting oral stories in Hawaii two decades ago and has brought more than 150 new local authors to print in his Spooky Tales books. 

Rick is a former daily journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of Hawaii: True Stories of the Island Spirit and IZ: Voice of the People