Aloha Friday Picture: Santa encounter on Haleakala

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A number of years in the past, we began a convention of sharing this photograph and unbelievable story on the Friday earlier than Christmas. It doesn’t matter what number of instances we’ve learn this encounter, we’re nonetheless amazed. Whether or not you’ve learn this story earlier than or it’s your first time, we hope you get pleasure from it with a child-like fascination.

The above photograph of a person who seems to be Santa Claus was taken by Annie Chavez-Hollingsworth in December 2007. She was on the chilly summit of Haleakala to see sunrise. Let’s let Annie describe what she noticed,

“I’ve a stunning seize of the dawn, regardless of the flurries, and chilly that we skilled proper earlier than this. I  have an exquisite image of a person that seemed like Santa Claus. This was proper round Christmas as a matter of reality. The fascinating factor about this morning, is that’s was very chilly. Everybody there shivering, however this man. He had shoulder size naturally white hair, mustache, and a beard. Invision Santa. He wore nothing however a Hawaiian short-sleeved shirt, and a few Cargo shorts and sandals. I by no means as soon as noticed this man even remotely act like he was chilly. I bought his consideration by saying: Santa, to get his consideration, and as he turned, and he realized I used to be going to take his image, he gestured with a thumbs up, and let me take his image. As we had been all leaving, I didn’t see the place he disappeared to? Was Santa taking a fast breather simply earlier than he needed to get again to the North Pole? Nobody else, seemingly, was this Santa wanting particular person, however me and my pal. We now have examined the photograph, and nobody else appeared to see what we had been seeing (pal in background). We had nothing on board altering our particular person.”

How cool is that?!

Annie additionally shared the next Haleakala dawn photograph.

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Comfortable Aloha Friday and Mele Kalikimaka!

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