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The Kasha of Haunted Kaimuki House, Honolulu, Hawaii - Unexplained Mysteries
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In Japanese folklore, a kasha is a demon or cannibalistic entity that feeds on human corpses, and is said to bring the bodies to hell as punishment for committing mortal sin during life. Though these haunting cases don’t seem to fit the definition, a kasha is believed to reside in the Kaimuki house located on 8th Avenue and Harding in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Hawaii is known for its beaches, beautiful scenery, and friendly natives…but did you know it’s also one of America’s most haunted states? There are countless stories telling of ghosts and demons, including a particularly nasty one located at the famous Kaimuki House in Honolulu, Hawaii. Many families have moved or vacationed there over the years, only to be thrown out by strange and usually dangerous occurrences. On one occasion, a young couple bought the property and moved in. Within a short time, people next door started hearing loud bangs and crashes. Thinking it was a domestic violence incident, the neighbors called the police. But when the police arrived to investigate, nobody could even begin to explain what had been happening. All the couple could gather was that it felt as if they were “being attacked by something they could not even see.”
The creature said to reside in the Kaimuki house is called a “Kasha”, a man-eating ghost from Japanese folklore. Other interpretations of this monster include a ghoul who lives around crematoriums and feeds on the dead, and a cat-like demon from the sky who steals away bodies. However, all three versions have one thing in common: its insatiable hunger for blood and corpses.
In the summer of 1942, authorities were called onto the Kaimuki property because a woman claimed that an unseen entity was attacking her children. When police arrived at the home, they were confronted by a hysterical woman screaming that a ghost was trying to kill her children. They found the hysterical woman in the front yard screaming, She's trying to kill my children! When they entered the house, the police officers stumbled onto a scene that they would never forget. The three children were being thrown around the room by an invisible force. The officers watched for an over an hour, unable to do anything, as the children were beaten and strangled by the unseen entity. This event (which was published in the local newspaper) inspired Arthur McDougal to write a fictional, much more violent account. In his story, the children were literally ripped apart by the entity right before the mother’s eyes.
If you have been a bad person all your life, your troubles are not over when you are dead. During your funeral procession, as the priest and the mourners carry your coffin there is suddenly a crack of thunder and roaring from the sky to steal your dead body and drag it to hell comes … what? A flaming chariot? A cat demon? A cat demon riding a flaming chariot?
Or maybe you have just died at home, and your once beloved house pet thinks that your sin-ridden body would make a delicious snack.
Kasha are one of the most confused of Japan’s yokai. Over the centuries kasha have evolved from a fiery cart pulled by devils to an aged cat that changes form into a corpse-eating monster. Even the calling them yokai is dubious. Although yokai can be a catch-all term for Japan’s monsters, the kasha are more properly demons. They have more in common with Hell-dwellers like oni, and are found on Kamakura period Hell Portraits designed to terrify people into following the righteous path of the Buddha.
Three women later moved into the Kaimuki home. One night, an invisible force grabbed the arm of one of the women, which frightened the ladies and resulted in a call to the police for assistance. After explaining the incident to the policeman, the women asked if he could follow them as they drove to one of their mothers’ house. Not too long into the drive, the women pulled into a parking lot. The policeman got out to investigate and found the women wrestling with an unseen force, with one woman seemingly being choked. When the policeman attempted to help the lady, he was forced back and restrained by what he described as a “large calloused hand.”
The policeman managed to get the lady being choked out of their vehicle and into his patrol car, but neither of the cars would start. When the policeman let the choking victim go back to her vehicle, both cars purred to life as if nothing had been wrong.
They drove out of the parking lot, but things only got worse. The policeman saw the car door get ripped off the car and tossed to the road, and moments later the choking victim was thrown out of the moving car. The women and policeman were unable to do anything as the kasha choked its victim to death.
In the spring of 1977, another young couple moved into the Kaimuki House, oblivious to its creepy history. Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary until they returned from having a traditional Hawaiian Mother’s Day dinner, and retired for the night at about 8:00 pm. Around midnight, the bedroom became increasingly chilly, although there was no wind blowing through the curtains. Having woken up, the wife saw a white figure of a large woman standing at the foot of their bed. However, there was nothing visible below her waist, and she appeared to have no arms. Once the wife got up to use the bathroom, the figure disappeared.
A little shaken by these events, the couple made an appointment to see their reverend. He told them that their visitor was simply a wandering, harmless spirit who needed a little help moving on. He then advised them to put some food and water on a table every night in the general area where they had seen the ghost, and toss it out the window at dusk as an offering. After the couple repeated this for a whole week, the woman never appeared again.
A possible explanation for these spooky happenings may be the two murders allegedly committed in the house. The first one is a twist on the story mentioned before, about the children being brutally killed. However, the case states that it was actually a father who murdered his two kids, along with his wife. He buried his son and wife in the backyard, but the daughter’s body was never found.
The second event tells of a lesbian couple, where one of the women became involved with a man. After discovering his girlfriend’s secret, the man proceeded to kill her, the other woman, and himself…all within the walls of the Kaimuki house. Today, villagers still tell stories of the terrifying occurrences, and many books and newspaper articles have been written detailing the haunts. - See more at: http://www.realhaunts.com/united-states/evicted-by-demons/#sthash.4GlzqqAk.dpuf