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Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Spooky Kine Investigations

Who’s afraid of that ghost? Not these guys

Posted June 14, 2011 by Melissa Chang

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a bit of a ghost magnet. For a while, the paranormal activity in my life was a lot more active than it is now, but it’s always there, hovering in the background, depending on who in my life has passed on (or comes back to visit).

So recently, when the Mission Houses Museum brought the guys from Spooky Kine Investigations for their monthly program (complete with ghost stories and an exclusive tour), I was a little apprehensive about going. On one hand, I didn’t want to interact with or activate any of the spirits living at the Mission Houses. On the other hand, I’d been dying to meet these guys (pun intended) since I’d first heard about them. They’re the Hawaii version of Ghost Hunters, in every sense of the concept.

Given the rich cultural history and mix of Hawaii, the guys at Spooky Kine Investigations approach their work with a different mindset. They’re sensitive to the cultural origins of their subjects and resolving situations in an appropriate manner.

Keep in mind, there’s science behind the art, so it’s not all about dealing with fear and hypothesis. They use equipment to measure and track energy fields, and their scientist/technician, Matt, brings an element of skepticism to the investigations to help explain some results in more measurable, tangible terms.

I did go to the Mission Houses to meet these guys, and we took a tour of Levi Chamberlain’s home office. We encountered a very old spirit, who asked us to leave. Don’t believe me? Check out this video (wait till the end).

In the safety of light and other people, I talked to the guys. Here’s a quick look at them and their work, and a tip on why you shouldn’t answer when you hear a spirit calling your name.

Want to hear more? They got some stories. Check them out on, and how you can hire them for your own investigation.


  1. Posted June 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I confess: I didn’t watch it ’til the end. Because you told me to. And now I don’t want to! :P

  2. Melissa808
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

    @Cat bwahahaa. Actually, it was much spookier in person, especially because I could FEEL that we weren’t welcome downstairs before the session even began!

  3. nonstopmari
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    did the green light mean no presence? i think u shd tell UR stories, like when u were housesitting and saw a little girl in the window, or that time in paris (la samaritaine?) when an unseen hand whopped u in the head.

  4. Melissa808
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    @nonstopmari The green light meant “no.” When the spirit wanted to say “yes,” he lit up the thing to orange.

    No no I have never seen anything with my two eyes. The girl in the window was a teenager. I knew she was there but I never saw her….someone else did, later. But yes, have I got stories!

  5. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Delicate Blossom; your spiked hair gave the impression of fright! so Jacob Marley was there, eh?

  6. Melissa808
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    @Annoddah_Dave Levi Chamberlain!

  7. M
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Hello Melissa, I haven’t encountered any spirits but masako has many times.

  8. Melissa808
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 12:03 am

    @M In the house, or at other places??

  9. M
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

    @Melissa808, both, but mostly other places.

  10. kamaka_hawaii
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

    @nonstopmari lol……I want to head about the time she got whopped in her head. I thought the Mission House investigation was going to be spookier. But glad it wasn’t cause I watched the video LATE at night, and alone!

  11. kamaka_hawaii
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

    @Melissa808 @Cat wow….what did that feel like? None of you heard any voices?

  12. Melissa808
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    @kamaka_hawaii @nonstopmari Actually, I wasn’t whopped, but something definitely pushed my head, hard.

  13. wahiawaboy
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    In the part 2 video, there is a noise at around 5:08. Maybe an EVP?

  14. Melissa808
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    @wahiawaboy whoooo could be.

  15. Melissa808
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

    @wahiawaboy hey, thanks for your comment about the video on parkrat went to check it out, heard it, is freaked out, and I am NOT going to click on the link!!!!! He played it back for me over the phone (note, he’s the camera man, so he would have heard it during recording) and yeah….no more ghost tours for me. Gah!

  16. Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

    @Melissa808 @wahiawaboy parkrat My hair is standing up on end! Yipes! Dude, that was not cool. I could have done without knowing that was there.

  17. nonstopmari
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    @ParkRat @Melissa808 @wahiawaboy i heard that. can u run it by the ghost hunters, esp the science dude?

  18. wahiawaboy
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    @nonstopmari @ParkRat @Melissa808 @wahiawaboy I left a message for Wayne of Spooky Kine. Hopefully he gets a chance to review the video. He hasn’t gotten back to me yet.

  19. Melissa808
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    @wahiawaboy @nonstopmari @ParkRat We also emailed Wayne and posted on their FB. Dang!

  20. Melissa808
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    @kamaka_hawaii @Cat I can’t hear voices.


About Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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