I was stationed in Guam on 2 July 2007. I had heard a few things about Guam before I got there and I was excited about getting to live in such a wonderful mysterious place. I made friends with a few locals after I got there and everyone had a story or a true tale to tell about the Taotaomonas (ancient people of Guam). Whenever a person enters a forest, sacred place or religious site they have to ask permission from the land or Taotaomonas that reside there. I was told if you don't speak Chamarro that was ok as long as you asked permission in your language to enter the area.
My family and I decided to take a riverboat tour of the rivers on Guam. It was early afternoon, like 1pm. We saw a lot of fish, frogs, Philippine Deer and wild pigs that live at or near the river. The tour took like 2 hours and in the middle of the tour we visited a Chamorro village that was set-up like they were back 1,000 years ago. Before getting off the boat the tour guide told us that we needed to ask permission to enter the forest and the village so we would not get pinched or scratched. As soon as I got off the boat I felt strange and I did ask permission like 2 times before I set one foot in the forest. The village was like a 1/4 mile hike from the dock.
As I was walking through the forest I felt like someone was watching me, like really watching me as I entered the forest and until I got to the village. I felt like whatever was watching me was really mad! The forest was dark and the temperature was like 86 degrees. At the village they told us about Chamorro history and daily life. We went a different route on the way back to the boat dock and the tour was over. All of us had a story to tell about how it felt entering the forest. My skeptical wife was even a believer of the Taotaomonas after that trip! Please only serious replys and no smart talk. Thanks
Seriously though, my husband was stationed on Oahu as a Marine when younger, and he said he would have the most amazing feelings as he traveled throughout the island.
Come to find out (when I started doing our ancestry six or so years back) that he's descended from the old kings and queens of Hawaii... Had a NUMBER of them going all the way back in his tree, and even a family legend that the shark is the family's totem. His 6th great grandfather was the 23rd king of Maui and a number of them were on the losing side during the big battle at the Pali cliffs (and went over the cliffs). I feel like his ancestors (and all of ours too) influenced him when he was there. When I told him that his gg grandfather owned most of Waikiki beach and his great grandfather used to sit on his family porch and save the American sailors who would be trying to surf (and got in trouble) he stopped in his tracks. Apparently one day he had an experience in the water (even as a good swimmer) and felt as though someone "assisted" him in getting to shore. I think everywhere is filled with spirit, but exotic places seem so much more... Exotic. Thanks for your story.