by Karl Kurtz
I'm a little late in posting this on Halloween. Trick or treaters are already coming to my door at home as I write this. But I couldn't resist posting something about the second year of Halloween ghost stories from the Hawaii House Blog (for last year's stories, see "Hawaii Capitol Ghost Stories and Other Halloween Foolery"). On the Hawaii blog you can enjoy "The little boy who missed Rep. Ken Ito," "Ghost in Room 414" and "Governor Burns." The latter refers to:
...[T]he legend that the spirit of former governor John A. Burns remains at the State Capitol, and that you know he is around by the smell of his cigar....
We would also feel something playing with our hair when we smelled the smoke. Nothing bad, just tickling, like there was someone behind you brushing a feather over the top of your head. I would try to brush it away but it would continue. Nothing spooky, just weird.
The Thicket readers can enjoy these stories as a post-Halloween treat--without the sugar.
Photo credit: This Old House