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The Foundry is the back room of the machine shop. It the site of one of the more persistent hauntings at the mill. Many workers reported seeing the translucent figure of a woman hanging from the ceiling here. It is believed to be the spirit of a mill worker who took her own life in this room in 1934. Sightings of her were once so common that the workers insisted on leaving the lights on at all hours in the hope that her ghostly image would not appear.

The arrival of the sugar barons to this area of Polynesia brought with it untold wealth for the landowners, but it came at a great expense. Cruelty was severe in the Polynesian sugar trade, especially for the field laborers, who were forced to toil long hours in the hot sun, wearing layers of clothing to protect them from the sharp cane.

The Hanging Woman was one of these field laborers. Late one night, she entered this room, wrapped the pulley chain around her neck and then leapt from a stool, hanging herself. When she was discovered the next day, a suicide note was pinned to her chest.

Tour the location this week's cast investigates.

 Photos: Ki Sugar Mill

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