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Aloha! Thanks for joining me on tonight's virtual bonfire! I see you got the fire started, mahalo very much! I've been so busy.
The trailer you heard at the start of the episode was for my friends Amanda and Trevin with the Seriously Sinister Podcast. They discuss "killer facts and spooky true petty crime stories" which was my cup of tea. Check out the Seriously Sinister Podcast's linktr.ee in the show notes.
Tonight's story involves the bloody history of Pakaka Heiau (temple), bad TikTok dances, and the repercussions of disrespecting the dead...
So sit back, pop a green bottle and....yunodakine.... and let's get into this.
*Note: All names and characters were created for this story. Any similarities to a person, or persons are purely coincidental.
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The "Dead Can't Dance Challenge" was made up for this story. Influencers are not dancing in morbid places for clout (at least I hope they're not).
Seriously Sinister Podcast
Mokoliʻi (unfortunately, aka) Ch*naman's Hat. Named after the island's resemblance to a conical hat.
When typing up the show notes, I found this blog post detailing the heiau, Russian/American fort, and a model of old Honolulu where the heiau once stood. (Wish I found this post when actually writing the story lol)
*Some names and places may have been altered for privacy sake