The legend of the Night Marchers
If you're staying in Makena in South Maui listen for echoing steps, blowing conch shells and pounding of drums at night while passing through Kahakuloa. The Night Marchers, also known as huaka’i po, are considered to be the ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors chanting as they travel in rows. Some claim they've seen them hovering above the ground. Other's claim they leave footprints on the trails they follow and carry torches to light their way.
Hawaiian historians believe the marchers are on ceremonial excursions. Should you come across this phantom band, myth warns to strip naked and lie face down in their paths – and never, ever look at them. These are the King’s men, appointed to shield the holiest chiefs from common man.
Part time Maui resident sharing my Kihei condo with guests when I'm staying in my mainland home.