Friday, June 15, 2012

Back To Normal ??


Okay, time to get back to normal.   PARAnormal, that is.  I was reading about a hotel in Oklahoma City . . . the Skirvin Hilton (formerly Skirvin Hotel).  It first opened in 1911.    It's haunted.   For real.   Honest.   A spirit told me so.  The Chicago Bulls stayed there and reported doors slamming shut on their own and strange sounds outside their rooms.  The New York Knicks stayed there, too.   In January of 2010 they even blamed a loss to the Thunder on the haunted hotel.   Yes, indeed, they did.  They weren't outplayed by the Thunder, they were freaked out . . . by the ghosts.   A couple of their key players were so freaked by the stories they had heard about the haunted hotel  that they couldn't even sleep.   One of the big guys stayed in his teammate's room curled up in a corner on the floor, shaking in fear . . . all night long.   So the story goes.   Just because you're big doesn't mean you're brave.   So, of course, the Knicks didn't play their best game the next day.    Hard to play, I guess, when you've been up all night quivering like a baby.

The story goes like this . . .

The original owner had an affair with a maid (Effie) and she got pregnant.  The dirtbag owner wanted to protect his reputation so he locked her up on the 10th floor.  Her entire pregnancy.  See, I told you he was a dirtbag.   Needless to say, Effie got a little depressed.   DB owner still kept her locked up even after she had her baby.   Effie couldn't handle it anymore and jumped out the window - with her baby - killing them both.   In some versions of the same story, the maid is described as "loose" and some men who have stayed in the hotel have reported being propositioned by a female voice.  Others have claimed to have seen a naked woman with them while taking a shower (yeah, they wish).   Another man even claimed that he was sexually assaulted by an invisible entity while staying at the hotel.  Hmmm.   Wonder exactly how that works? 

Anyway, Effie is said to hang out at the hotel.   And hotel workers say they see objects moving by themselves and have heard weird noises at night.

Next time I'm in OKC, I think I may stay at the Skirvin :)  I may not be as big as a NY Knick, but I think I may be a little braver.   We shall see.

33 comments:

  1. That is pretty close to where my family lives in Tulsa. There is the Lemp brewery in St. Louis too! I have been to the Crescent Hotel and the Basin Park in Eureka Springs, which are both haunted and have nightly ghost tours.

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    1. My parents live in Enid and I think I will be taking a trip to OKC soon as my dad is not doing well. I love haunted places!!

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    2. Here is the phone cover site
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  2. I have mixed feelings about staying in a haunted hotel. On one hand I'm curious, on the other, I'm too chicken!! I wonder if there are any newspaper stories from the early 1900s about Effie's suicide with the baby? You'd think that would make the news. I'm hoping to make a day trip down to the Lizzie Borden museum/house which is now a B&B one of these days. Not to stay over, but to shoot pics. Who knows what might show up?

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    1. I think I read that the dirtbag owner somehow kept the story from the newspaper. I would love to go to the Lizzie Borden house!!

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  3. Do also men have that much imagination?

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  4. That does sound like fun! I want to visit the Lizzie Borden house in MA for the same reason. :)

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    1. We should both go and then compare notes and stuff! fun!!

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    1. PA is still on my list to vist for all their haunted places - - maybe YOUR 15 acres are haunted!

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  6. Nice posting, but not sure that is a place I'd like to stay. I get scared when the dog has stood in the kitchen barking in the middle of the night. If anything it will be a good blog posting about your stay in a haunted motel. Oh and take some garlic with you! j/k :)

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    1. Isn't garlic for vampires?! haha!

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  7. Okay, I like a scary movie, but no way would I stay in that hotel! Have you seen 1408? One of my favorite scary flicks!
    (I really hope you didn't lose followers over being a Mormon, either.)

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    1. Loved 1408. Can't wait to stay in this hotel :)
      (And I hope the Mormon thing didn't have anything to do with being dumped!)

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  8. Thats right, you love that haunty stuff. I swear I saw american indian ghosts in the house I grew up in. A few times actually. Creepy. One even winked at me.

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    1. Well, you ARE pretty cute, Jennifer :)

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  9. Please don't unfollow me because I saw ghosts!! :)

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    1. Are you kidding?!! That might make me stalk you!

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    2. Dang it I don't want to be dumped for seeing ghosts either!! We lived in a cute lil farm house I would see in the middle of the night a figure sitting at the kitchen table when I would look more clearly it would be gone, I had put the baby in her crib for a nap (we had no close neighbors & husband was at work) I pulled the blanket past the crib kicker so the blanket wouldn't cover her face I came back in to check on her and she was covered all the way up to her chin with perfect finger marks where the ghost had went along her whole body!!! I was terrified but then I found a brother of the man who built the house and asked about his dad and brother and found they were good people so from then on I would give a hands up wave on my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Good spirits are different from bad revenge spirits. Please don't unfollow lol

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  10. Sounds pretty creepy, but I'd stay just to see if anything weird happened. Let us know if you go!

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    1. Most definitely . . . you know, dogs have a keen sense of the paranormal. Maybe Schultz should come with me :)

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  11. I can't do the hotel thing you are way brave lady :}

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  12. Have you ever seen the movie 1408? If not, don't watch the trailer. It will ruin the surprise...

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    1. I have seen it, Robin! I don't want an experience quite like that one! haha

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  13. Saw this on Pinterest and thought of you ;)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/208010076509639167/

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