Cherokee Strip Museum

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The upper two floors of the museum have been bricked up, and it is believed the ghostly activity has shifted to the lower floor of the museum building. Ghostly voices have been heard, cold spots are felt and a piano in the reception area plays by itself. Ghostly apparitions and strange lights have been seen in the museum, which previously served as an old hospital.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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901 14th St
Alva, OK 73717
United States

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36.79882037545897, -98.67991966002592
Woods County, Oklahoma
Nearest Towns:
Alva, OK (0.9 mi.)
Capron, OK (8.8 mi.)
Avard, OK (9.2 mi.)
Dacoma, OK (11.6 mi.)
Hardtner, KS (15.0 mi.)
Burlington, OK (15.8 mi.)
Lambert, OK (16.3 mi.)
Cherokee, OK (18.1 mi.)
Kiowa, KS (18.5 mi.)
Waynoka, OK (18.6 mi.)


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  1. When I was a kid me and my mom went in the 2nd floor surgery room and there is a closet next to it. A Ouija board laying on the floor and when I saw it I felt a cold jolt up my spine and I ran downstairs

  2. I was on the second floor alone and the phone at the nurse reception area rang, once. It does not have a dial, it did have a cord attached to it but the telephone switchboard is part of the museum so it is not clear what could have caused it to ring. I asked the people downstairs and they said they had not and could not ring it. It did unsettle me a bit and I left the top floor after that.

  3. I was investigating here with my crew and a doll in the nursing part of the hostpital moved. We heard footsteps in the 2nd floor hallway and no one was there. I took pics on my camera and were mysteriously deleted

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