Haunted Tulsa Landmarks
Halloween is this week and a few braves souls may be lurking around Tulsa in hopes of having a ghostly encounter!
We have found several repeatedly mentioned spots that you could put on your haunted visiting list this year!
Here are a few to investigate:
One of the most notable landmarks in Tulsa and “The Home of Bob Wills”. Built in 1924, the building was originally a garage to house the many vehicles of Tate Brady. In the mid 1920’s the garage was converted into the Lavure Ballroom, a famous place to play for well-known local country musicians. In the 60’s and 70’s acts like Huey Lewis and the News, Pat Benatar, Talking Heads and the Sex Pistols played at Cain’s. Rumor has it the music legends haunt the venue, you can hear voices and faint sounds of ballroom music.
This 1914 theatre has hosted so many talented people over the years! Legend has it that the building is haunted by opera singer Enrico Caruso, who sang there 100 years ago. After being stuck outside on a rainy day, Caruso became ill and died shortly after.
Some guests have reported strange happenings when visiting Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum. The stories include moving statues!
The Center of the Universe
A pedestrian bridge in downtown Tulsa stakes the claim of being the EXACT CENTER OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE. If you stand in the center of the circle on the bridge and speak loudly, you may be amazed that you are the only one who can hear the echo. The bizarre acoustics are not the only thing that create curiosity on that bridge. The knocker at the base of the towering sculpture (created by Robert Haozous) is said to have lasting effects when you knock.
Tulsa’s Hex House
Sure, the Hex House may be a regular Halloween attraction now… but did you know it is based on a true story? There is a creepy story about a woman named Carolann Smith that will keep you up at night.
The Spotlight Theatre has been called “one of the most haunted places in Tulsa”. Stories about it include the sounds of mysterious footsteps in the basement.
Find out more about these locations others in the book “Tulsa’s Haunted Memories”! We have copies here at #Decopolis.
What are some of your favorite Tulsa ghost stories?