A rejected maid, a ghostly child, a ghastly woman in white. Oklahoma is home to several terrifying spirits. Here are seven places to find them.
Skirvin Hotel – Oklahoma City
Built in 1911, Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hotel is reportedly haunted by a former maid named Effie. According to local legend, Effie jumped to her death with a baby in her arms after the hotel’s owner and child’s father, W.B. Skirvin, locked her in a room to prevent a scandal. The spurned maid is now said to roam the hotel, slamming doors, peeping at men in the shower, and even propositioning male guests. Guests also report awakening to the sound of a wailing baby.
Oklahoma City Zoo
Legend has it a pale woman with long, black hair lurks inside the behind-the-scenes area of the zoo’s aquatic area. Famed psychic Chip Coffey even stopped by the zoo in 2011 to talk about the rumored haunting. However, many local researchers say the legend is completely unfounded.