Veteran's Lake

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There are a few stories surrounding this public lake. Some say a boy swimming here once drowned, and his mother also drowned trying to rescue him; her apparition has been seen hovering on the lake’s surface. Another story is that it was a teen girl who died in a boating accident, and it is her apparition that can be seen on the lake.

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Veteran's Lake
Sulphur, OK
United States

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34.4896464, -96.98467579999999
Murray County, Oklahoma
Nearest Towns:
Sulphur, OK (1.6 mi.)
Dougherty, OK (7.4 mi.)
Davis, OK (7.7 mi.)
Hickory, OK (8.5 mi.)
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Roff, OK (12.6 mi.)
Gene Autry, OK (14.6 mi.)
Wynnewood, OK (14.7 mi.)
Springer, OK (15.1 mi.)
Fitzhugh, OK (17.0 mi.)


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  1. so….. I’ve been in the Veteran’s Lake and saw a little boy he looked like an actual kid but he was drowning I was going to jump in but then this older woman did before I could and then they just disappeared it was like it was a vision of what happened

  2. I’ve been here for a day at the lake. I heard screaming from what sounded like a little girl. When I looked behind me I saw a little girl. I looked away and looked back and she was gone.

  3. Growing up in sulphur you hear about the lake, everyone thought it was just a story to scare you away.meand a couple friends went down there one night it was a lil after midnight,a slow steady like fog came over the lake,as the fog got got closer we heard screaming of what sounded like a child..we also heard thrashing in the water,at this point we had enough and started to run back to the car,I looked back while we were running and seen a white like figure hovering over the water,I will never forget this.i go back frequently to see if I can maybe catch
    something on video but nothing so far.

  4. My family has been from Sulphur for several generations. The story I now is of the woman. You can’t see her unless you are a virgin, and you need to be the after midnight. She wears a long white dress and floats across the water. This is the story told by many of the old-timers around Sulphur.

  5. I have lived in this area of Oklahoma my whole life. So has my husband and all of his family. A couple of years ago around July of 2018 we had went with family and friends to spend a few hours at Veteran’s Lake after having spent the day at Panther Falls and Little Niagra. A few of us decided to swim across the lake, not a good idea I realize now as we are lucky one of us didn’t cramp and drown.. a little over half way across I caught a glimpse of something, almost like an apparition, glide beneath me. It was definitely not a fish. I then focused, and it looked like a woman was swimming underneath me about 5′ below me. I could just make out a shadow with what only could’ve been hair drifting behind. I completely panicked and took off swimming as fast as I could toward the opposite side. I told my husband- boy friend at the time- and all of my friends what had happened. About a year later we were looking online at haunted places in Oklahoma.. I could’ve passed out when I read that Veteran’s Lake was on the list and why. The thought of what happened still gives me chills. I decided to come back to this website, almost a year after finding it, to post my experience. I HAVE been back since.. I just get out of the lake once the sun starts to set.

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