This Airport Is Said To Be One Of The Most Haunted Places In America

Airports feel like the last places in the world you'd expect to spot a ghost. After all, they're modern by definition, not to mention spotless, bustling, and filled with gift shops for tourists — you don't often hear about people seeing phantoms while buying Statue of Liberty miniatures. But at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, legend has it that a ghostly apparition can be found wandering the off-limits areas in the travel hub, according to Condé Nast Traveler, which named the facility one of the 32 most haunted places in America.

The ghost is known as the "Lady in Waiting," and supposedly appears as a blond woman wearing a white dress. It's said that during her lifetime, she fell in love with a man who left on an international flight and never returned. According to some versions of the story, the heartbroken lover then committed suicide (via Haunted Places).

Multiple ghosts await you on your travels

Alas, even in death the Lady in Waiting couldn't seem to escape the airport. Apart from being spotted wandering the halls, there are accounts of her making mischief in the airport bathrooms, flushing unoccupied toilets or unraveling toilet paper, says Condé Nast.

She apparently isn't the only ghost who calls the Honolulu airport home. There are at least two others, according to reports. The first is a rider on the Wiki-Wiki shuttle (per Haunted Places), who appears in the back of the shuttle late at night to startle sleepy passengers. The second is a terrorizing fellow who sits on passengers' chests to make them feel like they're choking (via Way). Since Japanese culture has heavily influenced the culture of Hawaii, this might be an import of the kanashibari, the choking ghost who has been widely spotted across the Hawaiian islands (via Seattle Times).