This was one of the major aqueducts constructed to bring water to the dry sugar cane. It was in this area that six Chinese workers died when a section of the tunnel they were excavating with dynamite collapsed. The native workers at the mill believed that the vengeful god Ku was angry that dynamite was being used to further desecrate his sacred land. That kind of destructive power, in the natives' eyes, was reserved for only the gods.
No one has been able to explore this area since the mill's closing, as no one can tolerate the extremely thin air. Mill owners once insisted that this was a result of the poor ventilation, however others believed that the smell came from another source-the bodies of the workers. Even after the bodies were finally removed, the smell persisted.
Paranormal investigators call this type of phenomenon a "memory scent"-a smell that lingers long after the source has been removed. Psychics have stated that there are powerful remnants tying the workers to the tunnels and to this earthly plane, in the form of objects that are still in the water from the time of the accident. Although the tunnels were used after the blast, superstitious workers refused to touch the helmets, masks and tools that still line the floor.