Poll results: Social media commenters name North Kohala site as spookiest place on Big Island
The supernatural is alive and well on Hawai‘i Island, according to our most recent poll.
In the latest weekly poll, we asked where the spookiest place on the Big Island was, and while 25 votes came in saying they didn’t believe in the supernatural, the poll revealed that voters found Mackenzie State Recreation Area as the spookiest place on the island with 86 votes.
However, when we turned to social media, many commenters named a spot not listed in the poll, the Mo‘okini Heiau located in North Kohala.
According to the National Park Service, the temple is one of the oldest and most sacred places of worship on the island. It is said that human sacrifices were performed there.
Commenters on social media spoke about the loneliness and powerful atmosphere.
One commenter wrote: “Wasn’t even able to enter cos invisible wall…but what I saw…I can hardly speak of.”
Commenters also noted Waipi‘o Valley as another spooky spot on the island.
See the full poll results below:
- Mackenzie State Recreation Area: 96 (25%)
- All of the above: 60 (16%)
- It’s not listed: 58 (15%)
- End of the World: 32 (8%)
- Keauhou hōlua: 25 (6%)
- None of the above. I don’t believe in the supernatural: 25 (6%)
- Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: 23 (6%)
- Banyan Drive: 22 (5%)
- Konawaena High School: 15 (4%)
- Manukā State Park: 14 (3%)
Total votes: 370