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Eerie figure in runner's Hawaii footage sparks 'nightmarcher' rumors

By T.K. Randall
January 26, 2024 · Comment icon 11 comments
An alleged nightmarcher in Hawaii.
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An ultramarathon runner unwittingly encountered a mysterious figure during a 100-mile race in the Hawaii rainforest.
Back in January 2019, Kay Borleis - who has been a keen runner for most of her life - had been taking part in a grueling 100-mile race through the dense rainforest of Oahu, Hawaii.

The event is a challenging one to say the least and Borleis ultimately had to pull out of the race when she injured her foot during the second lap of the 20-mile route on the Honolulu Mauka trails.

The strangeness began when, upon returning home, her pacing partner Cassie sent a number of photographs taken during the race out to her friends and family.

It wasn't long before one of them noticed something unusual in one of the pictures.

It turned out that the camera had picked up a mysterious figure who had seemingly emerged from the foliage next to the trail, even though neither Borleis nor Cassie had noticed him at the time.
"The reason why no one was on that part of trail is because all runners had to run in a clockwise direction," she later wrote on her blog. "And tourists weren't out that early. We didn't see anyone for hours while running together. So, we were - and still are - positive there was no one there."

After doing some digging, Borleis discovered a local legend concerning deceased Hawaiian warriors called Nightmarchers who are said to roam the rainforest.

These undead revenants are reportedly so terrifying that mortals cannot even look upon them.

But could this really be what they captured on camera ?

You decide.

Source: New York Post | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Torviking 1 month ago
If you look really closely at this, on the left shoulder (their right) you can just make out a blue shoulder strap with white edges. Also he/she seems to have a scarf of some kind draped around the neck and from the stature I’d say this is a woman and it looks like she has her hair tied up in a bun.
Comment icon #3 Posted by George Ford 1 month ago
So a person that looks like a person walking the way a person would walk is now supernatural!???!  Also, "too early for tourists", errr, who so? When I was off travelling the world I'd sometimes be up and out as soon as the sun was out, so out hiking and exploring at 4am etc. There is no designated 'tourist time' out in forests and jungles etc. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by moonman 1 month ago
These "ghost" videos get dumber and dumber. Soon we will be getting straight-up yearbook portrait photos of people with claims of "this person never went to my school, OMG GHOST IN MY YEARBOOK". Worst part is certain idiots will lap it up.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Splendor Solis 1 month ago
I don't believe in ghosts or demons or whatever, but I also don't think this is a hoax. I'm sure it's just a case of a real person walking through the woods, while the camera filming the person just happens to muddle them up, making them appear otherworldly. ... But then again, it does look exactly like a zombie from The Video Dead. If I were to go into those woods, I'd carry a mirror on me just to be safe. How many people reading this will get the
Comment icon #6 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 1 month ago
It's a BigFoot.  can't you tell by how clear the image is? 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hankenhunter 1 month ago
It wasn't a vid. The strangeness began when, upon returning home, her pacing partner Cassie sent a number of photographs taken during the race out to her friends and family. It wasn't long before one of them noticed something unusual in one of the pictures.  
Comment icon #8 Posted by esoteric_toad 1 month ago
My bad, I guess when I watched that clip where it zoomed in I thought it was a short video. Still sticking by the fact that it simply appears to be a person and not a spooky spirit/ghost.
Comment icon #9 Posted by moonman 1 month ago
Whoever wrote the article is an idiot, because there is a video of it in the article itself, check for yourself. If it's not a video, it's 15-20 stills taken at video speed with the same camera all strung together where you can see the forest guy walking up, which essentially makes it - a video. Maybe there are separate pictures as well, but why would there be when there is already video taken from that exact viewpoint? The main picture doesn't even match the end of the video, there's some hanky-panky going on with all this. Somebody is lying and/or omitting details, cut the end part of the vi... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by C L Palmer 30 days ago
I hadn't heard of the nightmarcher myth before, so at least I got a new myth out of the article. One to add to my list of cultural legends.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Piney 13 days ago
No you didn't the article is BS. The Night Marchers aren't evil. They are the spirits of Hawaiian warriors who rise up on certain sacred nights and march in groups to battlefields or religious sites and if you stand aside they won't bother you. They don't wander aimlessly or travel alone.  I explained it in detail in another thread in the Crypto subforum about the same stupid picture. 

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