The 'Iolani Palace is located in downtown Honolulu on the island of Oahu, it was completed in 1882 under the rule of King Kalakaua and when he died in January of 1891 his sister Lili'uokalani became Queen. She was to the best of my knowledge the last royal to live in the 'Iolani Palace. We know so well the sad events that took place while she was Queen and she was a very beloved Queen of Hawaii, eventually she died of a stroke in 1917. Sometime after that date the U.S. government moved in and used the 'Iolani Palace as headquarters until 1969. After that the Palace was restored to as much as original condition and is now open to the public for tours.
Some say the Queen is still at the Palace. There have been many reports by both employees of the Palace, guides and tourist alike of strange things that happens there. I and friends of mine have heard so many things that supposedly happen at the 'Iolani Palace, and the surrounding Palace grounds that we wanted to go there and see what we could find out for ourselves. We went to the Palace at night and talked with one of the security guards. He was very helpful and insightful of the happenings at the Palace. Even though we could not enter we felt like we knew the Palace like the back of our hand after our conversation with the guard.
Here are some of the things he was kind enough to let us in on. In the blue room of the Palace, is a piano that is locked in a glass case. The security guards do not have the key to that glass enclosure. Yet at times, the guards can hear the piano playing. Not a song but, just keys being pressed in random order. Now, it is not one of the pianos that will play on its own with no one pressing the keys. Someone must be stroking the keys to make any sound. They of course have security cameras there and when they zoom in to the piano, no one is there and no keys are being pressed down but yet, the piano music keeps playing.
Another fascinating piece of information he gave us was, at night all the doors are sealed. About 30 minutes after the sealing the alarm goes off in the Queens bedroom and when the guards go up and check, the seal had been broken and the door to the Queens bedroom was open. The guards will of course reseal the door and about 30 minutes later, the alarm goes off again.
The Queen was known for her love for her people and her love of cigars. Yes, the Queen did smoke cigars. At times I and many other people have smelled cigar smoke on the Palace grounds and by the Queen's statue across the street when no one was smoking at all. I can only assume that is the Queen's way of saying she is around.