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Do you see it? Flames in burning tree appear to show image of Hawaiian princess

Side-by-side photos of Kaiulani (Image: Hawaii State Archives) and the portion of the fire some say resembles her. Side-by-side photos of Kaiulani (Image: Hawaii State Archives) and the portion of the fire some say resembles her.
The princess is seen in the branches (at right) of her beloved banyan tree (Image: Hawaii State Archives) The princess is seen in the branches (at right) of her beloved banyan tree (Image: Hawaii State Archives)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An overnight fire in Honolulu earlier this month didn't do much structural damage, but it deserves a second look now that video of the fire has surfaced.

In that video, some say they see the spirit of a Hawaiian princess.

Look closely at the flames, burning brightly in a banyan tree, and you might be able to make out the silhouette of a woman who many believe bears a striking resemblance to Princess Kaiulani.

Princess Kaiulani, the daughter of Princess Likelike and horticulturist Archibald Scott Cleghorn, died in 1899. She is remembered mostly for her beauty and intelligence, but what many don't know is that she had a particular fondness of banyan trees.

As the story goes, her father planted the first banyan tree in Hawaii in Waikiki where they lived. She loved it so much, that it eventually became known as the "Kaiulani Banyan". It was later chopped down to make way for hotels along Oahu's famed southern shoreline, but not before pieces of it were planted across Oahu - including at the site that eventually became Princess Kaiulani Elementary School in Honolulu.

That tree is the one that burned in the early morning hours of April 6, 2016. And that fire is the one in which many people say they can see her image.

"This video shows (you) that spirits exist!" said Chablis Louis, owner of the video on YouTube. "That tree had meaning."

Investigators believe the fire was sparked by vandals or homeless people.

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