THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, the confrontation my family and I had with the locals could not have been more dangerous. We were driving along the supposedly PUBLIC road to the supposedly PUBLIC attraction when we were flagged down by a friendly looking old man. However, looks can be deceiving. He immiediately began screaming, cursing and yelling at us to “get off his land” (He was so riled up I could feel his spit hitting my face). We were trying to talk some sense to the beligerant old man when we noticed that there was a woman standing about 15 yards behind him holding a shotgun. He said “if you don’t leave now I will […] kill you all”… That was about the end of the rope for me. He threatened my innocent family’s lives!?! This crazy guy and his wife need to be locked up! We went straight to the Hana police to report the incident (they were not in and no one answered the phone; guess they dont care)! The whole experience pretty much ruined what should have been an amazing day. The kids never stopped crying, wife never calmed down, etc. One of Two things NEEDS to happen before someone gets MURDERED! If it is private land, the road needs to be officially closed off from public access (ie: gate, fence, etc.) Also, new guidebooks of the road to Hana must remove info about this location. OR…If it is public land, the aggressive hostile locals need to accept the situation and deal with it! Specifically, to the crazy old pair who threatened the lives of my young defenseless family; I hope you rot in hell.
Looks like Uncle Frank needs to realize… without tourists being able to enjoy Maui, there is no Maui. Homeboy is not even Hawaiian.- nik