Lopaka Kapanui: Chicken Skin Ghost Stories
As a self-described "Jewish kid from Hollywood," Glen Grant became one of Hawaii's most beloved teachers and Hawaiian historians. He popularized the term "Chicken Skin" and left a legacy of ghost stories that still scare and intrigue us to this day.
In March 1994, Lopaka followed a friend's recommendation and went on a ghost tour with famed historian and author of "Obake Files" and the "Chicken Skin" ghost story series, Glen Grant. At the time, he had no idea that he was about to meet his future mentor. Lopaka quickly realized that the stories that Glen told were the same tales of legends and history that his own kupuna shared with him.
Glen was the original creator of 'O'ahu's first ghost tours, setting the stage for the future of all other ghost tours in Hawai'i. He was adamant about researching every story, every fact and instilled this ethic in Lopaka as well, accepting nothing less than excellence.
"If I make a mistake or get something wrong, it's not that bad because I'm 'haole.' People expect me to make mistakes," Glen said, "But you, Lopaka... you're Hawaiian, you're from here and you're not allowed to make those same mistakes."
With the help and support of Glen's family, join Lopaka Kapanui, as he shares stories from the darkest recesses of Glen's spine-chilling collection.
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater
General Admission: $15
Museum Members: $12