Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Jan 1, 2022

A Year Of Ghost Stories. Pali Cop Story 2022

Two police officers had been dating for five years. After five years, the female officer finds out that her male counterpart is married with children. Needless to say, the female officer was furious and called the male officer at home and told him that he had 15 minutes to meet her at the Pali lookout; if not, she was going to appear at the school where the wife was a teacher and tell her everything about their five-year affair.

She planned to go to his children's school and tell his little ones about their father's OTHER wife. The male officer couldn't get to the pali fast enough, but because the risk of their secrecy was at stake, he drove nearly eighty miles an hour to get there. Two on-duty police officers saw the car speed past them on the Pali highway. They recognize the off-duty officers' car and follow but have difficulty keeping up with their brother in blue because he is driving a supercharged Chevy Monte Carlo. Finally, the officer arrives at the pali, parks his car, and walks toward the lookout. There he sees his girlfriend standing on the lookout wall, and with all the ambient light from the Kaneohe side of the island behind her, the female officer is a dark silhouette, but it's obvious she has a gun pointed at her head. Her boyfriend sees this and slowly approaches her, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, babes, don't do this! Just come down, and let's talk about this!"

"Now you wanna talk?" The girlfriend is incredulous. "After five years? Now you wanna talk?

At that moment, the two on-duty officers drive up and approach with their flashlights drawn. The boyfriend runs up to his brothers in blue and urges them to turn back. He and his female counterpart are just having a disagreement, and he handles it. The officers agree, and as the boyfriend heads back to where his girlfriend is standing, he runs into someone and is knocked to the ground. As he looks up, he sees a giant Hawaiian warrior with his palm out, facing him as if to say, don't go any further. Suddenly, the warrior is gone, and with the flashlight still shining on his girlfriend, he can now see that she'd been holding a gun tucked at her side, facing directly toward him. Her plan was to shoot and kill him first and then herself after. She was subdued by the on-duty officers and taken off the lookout wall. It was a heartbreaking scene. But he had no idea who the massive Hawaiian warrior was. No one else reported seeing the Hawaiian warrior either. The male police officer got off scot-free, and his wife and kids never found out about his lengthy affair. His girlfriend was taken off beat patrol and was assigned to desk duty. However, the police officer went to Maui a short time later to visit his tūtū wahine because he was still curious about the spirit of the Hawaiian warrior he encountered at the Pali lookout. The elderly woman explained that in the battle of Nuʻuanu, they had ancestors who fought on the Maui side against Kamehameha. Their ancestors perished in the war but died fighting down to the last man. 

"Our ancestors died honorably," his tūtū wahine lamented. Then without warning, the elderly woman gave her grandson a stinging slap across his cheek. "But you have NO honor! Your wife told me everything about what happened to that girl! She, your wife! You think she is stupid, but she is not! Oh man, if I was that girl and I had a gun right now, I would shoot off your balls right now!"

The officer was ten times his tūtū wahineʻs size, but he shrunk beneath her looming presence. "You go back home right now, and you apologize to your wife and kids, but more importantly, you apologize to that girl for ruining her life!" She demanded. Her grandson agreed that he would do precisely that. However, there was one thing he still needed to know.

"Why did the warrior spirit of our ancestor knock me down?"

"He was saving your worthless life, stopping you from getting any closer to that girl before she could kill you," his tūtū wahine hissed at him. The moral of the story? Donʻt test the fates with arrogance, and donʻt piss off your tūtū wahine. 

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