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Halloween at Kona spooky basement tour! (managed to take 2 pix!)
tobunga
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Posted: 2008-10-26 11:27 pm   Permalink

Hey everybody!

We were at Kona tonight and saw a flier advertising tours of their (possibly haunted) basement this Thursday the (30th), Friday (the 31st) and Saturday (the 1st) evenings to celebrate Halloween.

Eight feet underground, below sea-level (or something like that), the four room basement has been creeping out Sam's/Kona staff for years! Supposedly the ghost of Sam is lurking about the premises.

It's off limits to most people, and open only for this special occasion.
They'll have free guided tours of groups of 10 through out the evening on those nights.

Sounds like it might be fun!

That's all the info I remember from the flier, but if you call the fine folks at Kona at HEmlock 8-2405 (that's the phone number on the matchbook I have sitting in front of me, and I'm far to lazy to check anywhere else), I'm sure they can fill in all the gristly details!

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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2008-10-27 08:03 am   Permalink

I cant find the "hemlock" button on my phone....
...and Sarah, the operator, won't pick up. (Andy Griffith anyone?? huh? no? ugh...)

I went down in the basement once back when it was Sam's. I wonder if the have cleaned it up since it was Sam's? The was a bunch of decor down there that they weren't using at the time.
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Cammo
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Posted: 2008-10-27 09:24 am   Permalink

Isn't the basement their original bomb shelter?

 
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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2008-10-27 12:21 pm   Permalink

WooHoo!! Here the all the information:

Trick or Treat through KONA's Basement
Trick or Treat at KONA

Since my wife and I took over the old Sam's Seafood back in January '08 we have heard so much about the possibility of this place being haunted. The mysterious electrical issues, the feelings of being watched, sightings of people who aren't there and so on. With my attempts to verify such paranormal activity, I have heard from many reliable sources that Sam died in the restaurant. Maybe it was a heart attack, maybe it was at the hands of an evil doer. I'm still not quite sure. The long standing joke in the restaurant is "oh it's just Sam again".

Beginning Thursday, October 30th we will trick or treat our way through the basement at KONA. Approximately 6 feet below sea level our 4 room basement has been off limits to almost everyone. A true time capsule for this legendary restaurant that still has a portion of the old "rumrunner tunnel" dating back to the days of prohibition. I've heard stories that the 4 basement rooms used to be used as a speakeasy during prohibition and even a brothel (that may explain the walls in room 3 painted deep red).

Groups will be escorted through the basement in set times and escorted out (as long as your escort makes it out that is). Will you get scared? We don't know. Do the employees get scared when they are down there? You better believe it!


Chuck Purrington, proprietor
Each night beginning at 8pm

Thursday, October 30
The KONA $2.95 Happy Hour 4 to 7pm
Dinner from 4 to 10 pm,
KARAOKE begins at 9pm.

Friday, October 31
The KONA $2.95 Happy Hour 4 to 7pm
Dinner from 4 to 10 pm
Live entertainment in the Tiki Bar featuring
classic rock from The Michael Dena Band begins at 9pm.

Saturday, November 1
The KONA $2.95 Happy Hour 4 to 7pm
Dinner from 4 to 10 pm
Live entertainment in the Tiki Bar featuring
classic rock from Twang begins at 8pm.

There is no charge for this event.
We only ask that you enjoy some of our great food and spirits (drinks that is).

KONA Restaurant
16278 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington beach, California 92649





 
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Dartin Menny
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Posted: 2008-10-27 12:37 pm   Permalink

Too cool...

I vaguely remember the 'rumors' of Sam's being haunted when I worked there briefly years ago.

The Mrs. and I will have to go check out the tour!


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2008-10-27 2:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the info Woo Hoo... I thought it would be good to post, but I had to rely on only what I remembered reading while I was at Kona...

Sounds interesting, especially if they still have bits of decor stored down there that we can sneak away...
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tiki-a-fair
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Posted: 2008-10-27 3:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-27 12:37, Dartin Menny wrote:
Too cool...

I vaguely remember the 'rumors' of Sam's being haunted when I worked there briefly years ago.

The Mrs. and I will have to go check out the tour!



Maybe we can go with you? How fun would that be?!?!?!?!?


 
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Riptide
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Posted: 2008-10-27 9:13 pm   Permalink

Sounds like a good time. I think I am gonna test my faith on Thursday. I'm sure I'll be able to find a few spirits in my cocktail at least.

 
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PolynesianPop
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Posted: 2008-10-28 10:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-27 21:13, Riptide wrote:
Sounds like a good time. I think I am gonna test my faith on Thursday. I'm sure I'll be able to find a few spirits in my cocktail at least.



What time are you going? Maybe I'll meet you there..


 
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Riptide
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Posted: 2008-10-28 11:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-28 10:40, PolynesianPop wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-10-27 21:13, Riptide wrote:
Sounds like a good time. I think I am gonna test my faith on Thursday. I'm sure I'll be able to find a few spirits in my cocktail at least.



What time are you going? Maybe I'll meet you there..



I was thinking about maybe sometime in the 6 o'clock hour or so. Early enough so that I can partake of the Happy Hour menu, but not so early that I partake too much & am passed out come 8 o'clock.
Come one, Come all!


 
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Tiki Diablo
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Posted: 2008-10-28 9:22 pm   Permalink

I have probably spent the most time there than anybody when Sam's was going to re-open. While restoring/ building the hidden village I spent many a night there being the last one to lock up. Somehow I never felt alone. Yeah there might be some lingering guests there. ..........Boo!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2008-10-28 9:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-10-28 21:22, Tiki Diablo wrote:
I have probably spent the most time there than anybody when Sam's was going to re-open. While restoring/ building the hidden village I spent many a night there being the last one to lock up. Somehow I never felt alone. Yeah there might be some lingering guests there. ..........Boo!



Danny,

We're not alone!!!!

Got the same feeling down there that I got when I saw the ghost at the Kon Tiki Tucson.

Hair raising!!!

No joke!
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Posted: 2008-10-28 9:38 pm   Permalink

ghosts of tiki past.

oooooooooooooooooooooo

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SoccerTiki
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From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2008-10-29 11:22 am   Permalink

This is too good to pass up! I've been in parts of the basement...It's very dank and foreboding. You almost can feel the energy of past "events" that took place down there! Does anyone have a spec, er uh spooktrometer they can bring? I'll be at the bar "preparing" with a couple Mai-Tai's around 5:30 Thursday.

WoooHoooOOOooooo!
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tikilands
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Posted: 2008-10-29 10:36 pm   Permalink

Mr and Mrs Tikilands will try to be there Thursday around 5:30 for this spooky tour. Can't wait. See you there.

 
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