Haunted Places in Fort Towson, Oklahoma



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    Johnson House Inn

    Hugo, Oklahoma

    13.4 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The 1910 residence of a former 'hanging' judge and his wife is rumoured to be haunted. Now a bed and breakfast inn, inexplicable occurrences have taken place over the years, such as disembodied footsteps, a woman's voice and a rocking chair that rocks by itself. A one-time housekeeper swore ...


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    Slate Shoals Mansion

    Arthur City, Texas

    14.1 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The mansion that once stood here was said to me haunted. Witnesses have reported uneasy feelings when around it, and strange sounds that came from it. Some have seen a ghostly woman in the attic and a wheelchair that moved by itself. Cabins in the back were said to be ...


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    Wheelock Mission

    Millerton, Oklahoma

    16.1 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    According to the local stories, the hauntings at Wheelock Mission began when a man broke into the girls' mission and murdered the girls. Witnesses say that the walls and trees bleed, and apparitions sit in chairs or hang from trees. One story tells of some teens who tried to steal ...


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    McDonald's

    Idabel, Oklahoma

    28.6 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The ghost of a little girl is said to haunt this fast-food restaurant. She has been seen going into the men's restroom before opening hours, and she has been blamed for all the women's restroom toilets flushing at once. Her laughter has been heard in the women's restroom, and employees ...


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    Kulli Tuklo Methodist Church

    Idabel, Oklahoma

    31.8 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The church and nearby cemetery are believed to be haunted. The bell at the church sometimes rings by itself at night, and people have reported hearing ghostly singing and laughter. The church doors open and close late at night, and people have reported seeing a shadowy figure approaching the church ...


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    Kiamichi Kitchen

    Talihina, Oklahoma

    52.4 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The Kiamichi Kitchen, now demolished, was housed in a former private home. It was said to be haunted by a ghost called George who would turn the lights and the radio on and off and make noises late at night.


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    Avon Cemetery

    De Queen, Arkansas

    54.2 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    A ghostly baby and mother are said to haunt the cemetery. Local legend has it that if you drop a rock into the well in the center of the cemetery at night, you will hear the baby crying. The baby's mother has been seen running through the cemetery. According to ...


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    Southeastern Oklahoma State University

    Durant, Oklahoma

    63.7 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    At Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Morrison Building, the apparition of a little boy has been seen walking around the basement. Apparently there used to be a pool here, and the little boy drowned in it. It is also said that a janitor died here under mysterious circumstances. And at the ...


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    Mary Jane's 1896 Cafe and Pub

    McAlester, Oklahoma

    69.2 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Mary Jane’s 1896 Bar & Grille is also known as "The 1896" -- and the place was, in fact, built in 1896. Legend has it that there were several deaths, including murders and suicides, in the apartment above it, and the resultant ghosts like to play pranks. One ghost likes ...


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    Fort Washita

    Durant, Oklahoma

    73.4 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Fort Washita, established in 1842, was overrun by Confederate forces in 1861. It now stands in ruins surrounded by ghostly legends. One is about a ghost who resides here called Aunt Jane, thought to be beheaded by thieves or soldiers. She appears headless and wearing a white gown, searching for ...


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    Hotel Denison

    Denison, Texas

    75.3 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The 1884 hotel was damaged by fire, causing the death of several guests and employees. Current visitors to the building have seen their spirits going about their business as usual, despite the fact that they perished almost a century ago. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hart Place Mall

    Denison, Texas

    75.4 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Dating back to the early 1900's, this former mortuary and furniture store is now an antiques warehouse. The place is haunted by a female apparition known as 'Miss Shirley', whose appearance is often accompanied by an icy wind. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Barrett Drug Store

    Denison, Texas

    75.4 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The old-fashioned drug store may have closed down, but the façade sign and spirits that haunt the place remain behind. Visitors have reportedly seen the apparition of a former owner, and have encountered an eerie entity in the confectionery section. Cold spots and disembodied footsteps have been felt and ...


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    Slaton Cemetery

    Daingerfield, Texas

    77.4 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Slaton Cemetery has earned itself the nickname "Blue Light Cemetery" because of its ghostly blue light that is said to float around here. Cold spots and bushes that move without a breeze also have been reported, as has a mysterious tractor beam that dragged in a driver's car while something ...


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    Clifton Cemetery

    Emory, Texas

    77.5 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The story was told to me from my mother .... When she was a child a little girl had passed away around 10 or 11 years old. After her grave was prepared (dug) ground water had seeped into the grave. That night she came to the grave diggers and warned ...


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    Whistle Stop Cafe

    Van Alstyne, Texas

    85.8 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Staff and diners at this café have reported ghostly voices, chairs moving around of their own accord and a clock that routinely falls off the wall for no apparent reason. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Princeton Cemetery

    Princeton, Texas

    91.8 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    I have personally have been down to my local cemetery and experienced so pretty heart pounding stuff. I have played Ouija there, email me for info about that. But I have heard voices and footsteps and on one occasion, I saw kind of like a face or something out of ...


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    Beckham Hotel

    Mineola, Texas

    94.6 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    This 1880s hotel building is said to be haunted. One ghost, called Elizabeth, wears a long dress and often carries a parasol. Reports say she is most often seen on the stairs on Mondays at about 3 a.m. She is said to have fallen down the stairs to her death. ...


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    Lick Skillet Lane

    Waldron, Arkansas

    100 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    There have been ghost sightings on this road hitchhiking. Do not stop or you may get hurt. Its not a real person and you will have a feeling that you are being watched. I traveled down that road didn't see anything but I felt a presence. The reason why it ...


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    Cavalier House

    Jefferson, Texas

    101.6 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    This 1950s tavern building was eventually turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses at the inn say there have been residual hauntings from the tavern times. Folks have heard music, voices and footsteps. Reports say the building is either for sale or has been recently purchased.


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    Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    101.8 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The apparition of well-dressed man has appeared to both residents and guests. His identity is a mystery, but he is the subject of many ghostly local legends.


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    Alley-McKay House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Jefferson, Texas

    101.9 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    You may want to hang on to your drawers if you visit this pretty inn. The ghosts of two house slaves of long ago, Mr. Alfred and Patricia or Aunt Patty, are known for stealing folks' underwear.


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    The Grove

    Jefferson, Texas

    102.1 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Also known as the Stilley-Young House, The Grove is an 1861 house, reportedly very much a hotspot for paranormal activity, that has been featured on many TV shows and in many magazines over the years. Owners have described phantom odors, shadowy figures, moving objects, apparitions, and lights that turn on ...


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    The Excelsior House

    Jefferson, Texas

    102.1 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    This old hotel is said to be haunted by a headless ghost who roams the second floor. Another ghost lives here as well: a woman who wears black and carries a baby. It is said that the woman's apparition has frightened many guests, including film director Steven Spielberg.


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    The Jefferson Hotel

    Jefferson, Texas

    102.2 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Those who stay here should be warned: Room 19 is said to be haunted. A hotel employee reported hearing voices from the room when it was vacant, and guests staying there have claimed to feel they were being watched by an unseen presence.


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    White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    102.2 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    A ghost named Ida Sue, a young blonde girl, is said to haunt this inn. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions, quilts that move by themselves, and more strange sounds. Folks say sneezing and coughing can be heard day and night, thought to be a residual haunting from someone who once ...


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    Fort Chaffee

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    104.7 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    This historic site, now an Army National Guard station and training center, is reported to be haunted. The site, which experienced major fires in 2008, has also been used in several films, including A Soldier's Story in 1984, Biloxi Blues in 1988, and The Tuskegee Airmen in 1995. Elvis Presley ...


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    Old Fort Smith Courthouse

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    105.9 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    The old courthouse that still stands here was the sight of many a death sentence handed out in the late 19th century - the hangings occurred just outside.  It is said that the ghosts of the condemned men still roam this area.


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    King Opera House

    Van Buren, Arkansas

    110.7 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a young actor who was killed by an enraged father who objected to the actor's intentions to elope with his daughter.


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    Hampton Inn & Suites - Mesquite

    Mesquite, Texas

    116.9 miles from Fort Towson, OK

    Guests and employees both have experienced ghosts here. Folks have seen a male apparition wearing black pants and brown shoes, and have spoken to a ghost girl, not realizing she was a ghost. A pervasive feeling of being watched also has been reported.


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