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.