Haunted Places in Tonkawa, Oklahoma



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    101 Ranch

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    10.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The 101 Ranch was a cowboy hangout in the early 1900s, and legend has it that ghosts remain here from that time. Will Rogers was among its guests. Witnesses say melancholy cowboy melodies and residual phantom voices can be heard around the site.


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    Poncan Theatre

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    12.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    One of Ponca City's oldest buildings, the theater is the site of disembodied footsteps, disappearing apparitions, and the sound of Native American drums. To add to the eerieness, a stain on the ceiling resembling blood is said to mysteriously reappear whenever it is scrubbed clean or painted over.


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    Pawnee Bill Museum Ranch

    Pawnee, Oklahoma

    36.4 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Pawnee Bill himself and other ghosts have been detected by visitors here; his image is said to eerily appear in a painting on the second floor. A fierce chill has been noted in an upper bedroom, and May Lillie, Pawnee Bill's wife, is believed to haunt her favorite chair near ...


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    Old Gaslight Theatre

    Enid, Oklahoma

    36.9 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The old theatre has now closed down. However, the place is apparently still haunted by the ghost of a man known as 'Alton', the former owner of the adjacent mercantile. Witnesses say his footsteps can still be heard throughout the building. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse

    Enid, Oklahoma

    36.9 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Staff at the children's museum, housed in a historic warehouse, have reportedly received phone calls from within the building after the place has closed down for the night. Upon investigation, the museum is empty. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Garfield Furniture - Grand Avenue Hotel

    Enid, Oklahoma

    37.1 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The 1898 Grand Avenue Hotel, now a furniture store, is possibly haunted by the apparition of John Wilkes Booth. He stayed at the hotel in 1903, and committed suicide through strychnine poisoning under the pseudonym David E. George. The owners of the place say that the room he died ...


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    Knox Building

    Enid, Oklahoma

    37.2 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Dating back to 1921, the historic building is now occupied by a symphony orchestra. The music director has reported encountering the apparition of a workman known as 'George', whom he once greeted after mistaking him for a maintenance worker sent to repair the faulty elevator. Alas, upon calling the ...


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    Student Union - Atherton Hotel

    Stillwater, Oklahoma

    40.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Folks have reported seeing shadows or mysterious glows, and lights will turn on by themselves. Doors lock or unlock by themselves, and cold breezes may be felt.


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    Bird Creek School

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    52.2 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The old one-room schoolhouse for Native American children was built in the early 1900s. Legend has it that if you write your name on the blackboard and leave, when you come back later, the board will have been wiped clean by unseen hands.


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    Constantine Arts Council and Theatre

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    53.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The historic building is haunted by the spirit of Sappho Constantine Brown, the daughter of a former theatre owner. Workmen refurbishing the building during the 1980's were the first to encounter her apparition, which was often accompanied by light footsteps. The sounds of a phantom brawl has also been ...


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    Stone Lion Inn

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

    55.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    One ghost who haunts this inn is said to be a little girl named Augusta. She is around 8 years old and frequents the third floor. She moves objects and touches guests on the cheek while they are asleep. Another haunt who resides here is that of a man who ...


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    Old Santa Fe Depot of Guthrie

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

    55.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    As of January 2013, this 1900s train depot is no longer in operation, and stands empty and for sale. The old Harvey House restaurant was here, and the Harvey family lived upstairs for years. Legend has it that Mrs. Harvey's ghost still lingers here, and has been seen peeking out ...


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    Blue Belle Saloon

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

    55.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Blue Belle Saloon is a turn-of-the-century structure that was once a bordello run by madame Miss Lizzie. Apparitions have been seen of men and bordello girls, thought to be Miss Lizzie and two of her girls, Claudia and Estelle. Claudia was allegedly beaten to death and buried inside the saloon. ...


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    First Christian Church

    Cushing, Oklahoma

    56.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The apparition of a woman in white has been walking between the pews of the church, and in the hallways of the church. The lights go on and off late at night when no one is around. The church organ plays by itself, and continues to play when the source ...


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    Cushing Country Club

    Cushing, Oklahoma

    59.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Cushing Country Club is rumored to be haunted by a ghost known as Irene. Legend has it that she perished in a fire at the house that formerly stood on the property. Orbs and recordings of voices were found by paranormal investigators.


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    Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    65.9 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said ...


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    Safari Mark's Bar and Bistro

    Sedan, Kansas

    69.4 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Dating back to 1904, the historic 'Bradford Hotel' is now a bar and bistro called 'Safari Mark's'. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Andrew Eaton (otherwise known as Indian Slim), a local character who had a reputation as a gambler and a champion horse ...


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    Central Plains Novelty Store

    Wichita, Kansas

    69.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    This original historic building is over one hundred years old, and the staff here have reported many instances of paranormal activity. Staff and customers have reported smelling perfume when there is no one around and hearing disembodied footsteps on the upper floor. Strange lights and figures in period clothing have ...


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    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    69.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a room.


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    Arcadian Inn

    Edmond, Oklahoma

    71.4 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Local folk say that the 1908 historic bed and breakfast is haunted by the ghost of Edith Ruhl, the wife of the doctor who built the original mansion. The inn is believed to have closed down. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Museum of Pioneer History

    Chandler, Oklahoma

    71.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The 1898 edifice that houses the historic museum was constructed immediately after a tornado flattened the original township. Known as the "Mascho Building', the place is rumoured to have a ghost or two. The owner got more than he bargained for after opening a haunted house attraction, with several ...


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    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    72 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    A reported misty white figure that flits through the trees as well as unexplained voices, laughter, and chain-rattling make this an eerie spot, and a hangout for town teens.


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    Jesse Creek Cemetery

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    72.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    This abandoned and overgrown cemetery is reported to be near Haunted Hill and Circle Mountain off CR 2700, and lies in an open field near an abandoned landscape business. Folks report that those who try to use digital cameras to take pictures here find that their cameras are not working ...


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    Labadie Mansion

    Copan, Oklahoma

    73 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The rumor mill tells of a man who murdered his wife here in 1935, which may be the spark for the odd happenings. Only a wall and the foundation still exist, as the once beautiful mansion has been ravaged by time and 2 fires. Some witnesses say their flashlights suddenly ...


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    Frank and Lola's

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    74.1 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Located in the 1910 Buford & Son Building, this historic bar and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a female spirit dating back to when the premises served as a brothel. Legend says that the ghost is that of a murdered prostitute named Estelle, who has been seen ...


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    Postoak Cemetery - Sparky's Graveyard

    Sand Springs, Oklahoma

    75.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK


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    Witch's Grave - Hillside Cemetery

    Skiatook, Oklahoma

    75.6 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Among its late 1800s and early 1900s graves, Hillside Cemetery is said to house a witch's final(?) resting place. Legend has it that those who tamper with her grave have suffered dire consequences from life ruination to demonic possession. Also, the ghost of a teen who wrecked his car nearby ...


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    Cherokee Strip Museum

    Alva, Oklahoma

    76.3 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    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 ...


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    Dewey Hotel Museum

    Dewey, Oklahoma

    76.4 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Visitors to this 1899 hotel-turned-museum have supposedly felt a male presence in an upstairs bedroom, possibly that of town founder Jacob Bartle's. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Achenbach Memorial Hospital

    Hardtner, Kansas

    77.6 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Reported occurrences that seem to speak for the hospital being haunted are many, including 1) The first-floor men's room is said to always be 15-20 degrees colder than the rest of the building; 2) Witnesses describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen; 3) Bloody footprints can be seen ...


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    Oaklawn Memorial Gardens

    Spencer, Oklahoma

    77.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    At Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, several graves date back to the 1800s and there is said to be a statue of Jesus missing several fingers and an eye. Witnesses say ghostly orbs turn up in some photos taken here.


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    The County Line - Gabriella's Italian Grill

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    79.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Gabriella's Italian Grill, formerly The County Line barbecue restaurant, is housed in a building that has been a Prohibition-era dance hall, a gambling establishment and a bordello. Legend has it that the joint was a favorite hangout of famed gangster Pretty Boy Floyd. One ghost known to reside here is ...


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    Gilcrease Museum

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    79.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Nighttime security guards and other employees reportedly have witnessed a ghost that roams the halls in the museum.


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    Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas

    79.9 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their own.


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    Cain's Ballroom

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    81.4 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Built in 1924, the historic Cain's Ballroom is a concert venue that has hosted such acts as the Sex Pistols, Van Halen and the Ramones. The building is believed to be haunted. Cold and hot spots, orbs that show up in photos, and lights that turn on and off have ...


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    Brady Theater

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    81.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Brady Theater, a public assembly facility since 1914, is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of opera singer Enrico Caruso, who performed there in 1920. Local legend has it that it was here that he caught the cold that led to his 1921 death by pleurisy.


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    Sapulpa Historical Museum

    Sapulpa, Oklahoma

    81.6 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Three floors of exhibits detail the town's past, but visitors may see more than museum artifacts here. Phantom voices and strange flitting forms have been noticed here, and ghost investigators have captured electronic voice phenomena.


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    Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    81.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Some say those who visit the second floor alone or with only one other person may hear footsteps in the costume room. The basement is also said to be a bit eerie, with strange scratch marks on the walls and, as some witnesses have reported, a faint sound of phantom ...


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    Vina Rae's Grill & Graze

    Avard, Oklahoma

    82.1 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Vina Rae's Grill & Graze cafe in the old high school gym is said to be haunted. Orbs turn up in photographs, odors such as burning hair seem to come from nowhere, and the sounds of footsteps, voices, and knocking have been reported. The apparition of a headless woman showed ...


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    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas

    83.2 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the ...


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    Henry Overholser Mansion

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    83.3 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Built in 1903, the 20-room Victorian mansion is home to some eerie occurrences. During tours, some visitors have had their hair pulled or had something unseen jostle them. At least one young boy has seen the apparition of a woman believed to be Mrs. Overholser.


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    Mohawk Park and Golf Course

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    83.7 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Mohawk Park is reported to be full of "little people" who can be heard talking and moving throughout the area, although they are invisible. The park is also said to be home to an 8-foot-tall Deer Lady--half woman, half deer--who may appear standing on her hind legs. On the golf ...


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    Philbrook Museum of Art

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    83.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    At this art museum, some say the statues' eyes follow you, and if you look closely, you may notice their heads actually turn! Reports also mention lights that turn on by themselves up and down the hallways when no one is there.


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    Tyrrell Hall - University of Tulsa

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    84.1 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Tyrrell Hall, located in the center of the University of Tulsa, is one of the three original buildings on the campus, which predates the city itself. Until recently, it housed the university's school of music since the university's establishment in 1894. The building is comprised of a ground ...


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    Noble House Restaurant and Hotel

    Watonga, Oklahoma

    84.2 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    This quaint 1912 hotel and restaurant features rooms named after local residents, and is rumoured to have several ghost stories associated with the building. Guests staying on the second floor claim to have heard footsteps on the roof, strange whispering voices and have felt a cold presence in their ...


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    The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    84.3 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Rumor has it that a former maid killed herself and her illegitimate daughter by jumping out the window here. It is these deaths that folks say spurred the hauntings. Female guests have reported hearing infants' cries during the night, and male guests have been propositioned by a female voice, or ...


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    Langston's Western Wear

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    85.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    The 1919 building that houses Langston's Western Wear was originally a dance hall and bar. It is said to be haunted by two ghosts, Rose and Patty, who are trying to find each other. The 1920s-1930s women were sisters and taxi dancers at the dance hall when a jealous boyfriend ...


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    Flower Pot Mountain

    Medicine Lodge, Kansas

    86.8 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    There are many different tellings of the legend of Flower Pot Mountain, so the story will differ depending on whom you speak to. However, some versions involve a ghost with a hidden diary, a gnarled tree, and a Native American massacre of pioneer settlers who once thought the Indians to ...


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    Fort Reno

    El Reno, Oklahoma

    87.1 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    Fort Reno, named for General Jesse L. Reno, who died at the Battle of South Mountain, became a permanent post in July 1875. It is said to be haunted by shadow figures, apparitions of children, and phantom sounds made by ghostly soldiers.


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    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    88.5 miles from Tonkawa, OK

    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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