I’ve not been able to confirm it, but rumor is this site no longer exists, as it was torn down some time in the last couple of years.
8. Concho Indian School, Concho
The Concho Indian School has a rich and interesting history and, after closing its doors due to inadequate funding in the early 1980s, sits quietly in Concho, Okla., deteriorating.
There are rumors this building is haunted, with reports by people across the Web of heard voices and other weird noises, and seeing shadows and strange lights throughout the halls. An Oklahoma paranormal investigative group said they visited the school several years ago and caught an EVP (electronic voice phenomena) of a basketball bouncing in the gym, but I can’t get my hands on the recording.
7. Bryant Center, Oklahoma City
The Bryant Center was the happening place in northeast Oklahoma City during the 1960s. It was kind of the epicenter of recreation for the area’s black community, and included a bowling alley, dance club, supper club and restaurant.
The center also hosted various events, like speaking engagements by prominent black leaders, and beauty pageants.
The good times didn’t last, though, as crime began infesting the area, and the ownership of the Bryant Center changed hands. It was last sold to a company in 1989.
6. The Walcourt, Oklahoma City
Now, it sits with boarded windows and doors, its lawn decorated by a “no trespassing” sign.
The Walcourt was a two-story apartment building built in the 1920s. According to Preservation Oklahoma, the building’s architect, builder and owner strived to create posh apartments with all the bells and whistles, to appeal to the oilmen and bankers that flocked to Oklahoma City during its period of prosperity.
But, now it sits, deteriorating as the rest of downtown gets a facelift.
5. Cottonwood Manor, Yukon
The Cottonwood Manor is another allegedly haunted location, one that holds different histories depending who you ask.
If you ask the crew at Abandoned Oklahoma, then they’ll tell you the truth: Cottonwood Manor was originally a nursing home for people with physical and mental disabilities during the early 1900s. At some point the home was shut down and a man came in and bought it, wanting to turn it into a church.
Obviously, that never happened, and there the manor sits, earning a reputation it may or may not deserve.
4. The Savoy, Nowata
The oil and gas boom of Nowata’s yesteryear meant the town needed accommodations. And that’s where The Savoy came in.
Built in 1909, The Savoy was a luxurious hotel for the plethora of bigwigs visiting the area on business. Once business subsided, The Savoy turned into the county hospital during the 1940s. During the 1990s, the building was still being used, mostly for weddings and the like.
Then the roof began leaking and that was that for a little bit. A group did come to the rescue and put a new roof on the place, but progress has slowed since then.
3. The town of Skedee, Okla.
There’s nothing creepier than an abandoned town. From the stores to the schools to the houses, all of them left for greener pastures.
Skedee, Okla., is, sadly, a perfect example of this, though it’s not completely abandoned.
Skedee started off strong enough, mostly as an agricultural community. So strong, in fact that, by 1909, it had enough townsfolk to justify four churches, a school and a bank.
The population began to slowly dwindle, though, and in 2001, it only had 102 inhabitants. Most of them worked in neighboring cities like Stillwater and Pawnee. In 2010, the population had dropped by half of just 51.
2. St. Vincent’s Home, Oklahoma City
If you’re wanting to check out a haunted abandoned spot, and Edmond is too far of a drive, then head into Oklahoma City and visit what’s left of St. Vincent’s Home.
The home was for male patients only and was run by a group of Catholics called the Brothers of Mercy. Constructed in 1945, the walls of St. Vincent’s Home saw a number of terrifying things happen throughout its halls and rooms, which included two murders by a nurse.
When the Abandoned Oklahoma team members visited the location for photos, one of them also took a voice recorder to see if he could catch anything in the air. Sure enough, he did, and an EVP can be listened to here. And here’s what the investigator said about the experience:
… Listen carefully and you will hear a voice say “don’t ignore me.” After not sleeping all night and not exactly sure what we had recorded, we headed back to the location and tested out several possibilities. We set the recorder and walked down the hallway whispering “don’t ignore me” every foot or so. The results were shocking. After you get more than five feet from the recorder, all you hear is a muffled, but full of reverb and echo whisper. The recording is way too clear for it to have been whispered from more than three feet away. I had the recorder in my hand, and I was at least 15 feet from the other two in our team.
1. Camp Scott, Locust Grove
If you’re an Oklahoman reading this, chances are you know about the still-unsolved Girl Scout Murders that took place at Camp Scott in 1977. Heck, if you were alive and cerebral during the late 1970s and early 1980s, chances are you heard about the murders of the three children on the news, because it made national headlines.
While the murders are now considered a cold case, the event that predated the killings by less than two months is rather unsettling: A camp counselor returned to her tent to find her belongings rummaged through, some food missing and a note that read three girls would soon be murdered at the camp. Thinking it just a horror film-esque prank, the threat was discarded.
The police thought they had their man in prison escapee Gene Leroy Hart, but he was acquitted by the jury. The prospects of a conclusion via DNA testing were tossed out the window when results returned inconclusive due to the age of the blood samples. What followed was a civil suit by two of the families and the closure of the camp in 1977.
Now, as eager as you might be to get out there and explore these places on your own — don’t. The crew at Abandoned Oklahoma receives special permission to step onto these properties, and many of them have “no trespassing” signs posted.
That’s not to discourage the seeking of adventure and history. Just be smart about it.
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