The Waial’ae Drive-in Theater was known as a popular spot in Kahala, both for it’s movie selection, and for a spirit that terrifies unwary women in the restroom area. Several years after its opening in 1956, women began reporting an encounter with a ghost whose face is a smooth canvas of skin, often standing in front of the mirror combing her long hair.
One encounter happened in 1965 when a young woman opened the door to one of the stalls to see a woman standing before her with no face hovering above the toilet. Her then-boyfriend then saw her running out of the bathroom screaming, followed by a faceless woman with no legs. A group of friends gathering in the theater in 1965 encountered a large fireball that rose from the ground and circled the parking area several times before flying straight into the screen. There has been no explanation of where the ghostly woman and the fireballs come from, but it is noted that the theater is located next to a graveyard, which is famous for being saturated with the souls of the dead, even more so for Hawaii.
Since its final closing in 1986, the area has become a favorite spot for ghost hunters, cautiously peeking into the women’s rest room for a chance to see the famous ghost.
The ghost is seen all over the island of Oahu as well. From Waikiki, to ‘Ewa beach, even in the boiler room of a Honolulu hospital, it seems the faceless woman is making her presence known all over the islands. No one knows who she is or what she wants, but for those who visit the island of Oahu, it’s best not to go anywhere alone at night, lest she find you.