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Japanese folklore gives us the name Kasha, a demon or strange cannibalistic entity that feeds on human corpses. It is said to bring the bodies to hell of those that committed mortal sins in life. 8th Avenue and Harding in Honolulu, Hawaii is said to contain a Kasha. It is said that it took up residency after a family was murdered by the father, the bodies of his wife and son were found but there was no sign of his daughter around.

In 1942 a woman called the authorities saying she had an unseen entity that had attacked her children. Police apparently watched in horror as the children were thrown across the room.

Later on three women moved in, one had the entity touch her and the frightened ladies called the police. The women wanted out! And so asked the police man to follow them down the drive, for some reason they turned off to a parking lot and the officer found them grappling with the unseen force. When he tried to help he too was forced back.  The one woman was choking and he got them out, none of their cars would start either. When the woman finally got back to the car and the policeman to his, it seemed it was okay and they started up again.

The troubles then continued, and gained momentum, the car door was ripped off and tossed to the roadside then the woman who was choking was thrown from the moving car. The three witnesses could do nothing as she was strangled to death.

In 1977 it seems that the incident was finally brought to a halt by a young couple who moved in, the woman awoke in the night to find a large woman with no arms or legs hovering above her. They consulted with their reverend, he suggested that they offer food to the intruder for a week and that it should help it to find where it belonged, it seems that it stopped the activity and no I really don’t understand the food thing before you ask.

 

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Japanese immigrants brought the legend with them to Hawaii, the legend is of the faceless creature. In Japan a famous Mujina was Kozo, he took the form of a monk and would travel the roads at night, he would ask passers by for tea or water.

In 1959 at a drive-through in Kahala, Hawaii, a woman was reported to have come into contact with one of these creatures. The local woman went to the restroom and noticed a red-headed lady brushing her hair. She got close enough to see the woman had no facial features, she had to be treated at the hospital for a nervous breakdown over the event.

A local radio show host, Glen Grant, picked up the story and gave it to his listeners in 1981. The woman involved called up to recount the tale and told him the previously unreported detail about the red hair, since then it seems other witnesses have come forward about the Mujina.

A story about the Mujina here.

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Estes Park, California USA, a 140 room neo-gothic hotel which is famous for it’s hauntings. It was said to be the inspiration for Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’ and parts of the mini-series were filmed there. Many reports have been filed there, predominantly it seems most active around the ballroom.

Guests have reported hearing the piano play with no one inside, and employee;’s have linked it to Freedan O, Stanley’s wife. Apparitions have been reported on more than one occasion. Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures have both done ‘on location’ investigations with a mix of real life explanations and some unexplained experiences.