Haunted Places in Velma, Oklahoma



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    Tucker Cemetery

    Duncan, Oklahoma

    14.1 miles from Velma, OK

    Rumor has it that at this closed cemetery, graves will appear empty one moment and covered over with grass the next. It is also said that something unseen may grab your leg and that tombstones will inexplicably fall over and then right themselves.


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    Eskridge Hotel Museum

    Wynnewood, Oklahoma

    31.4 miles from Velma, OK

    This hotel-turned-museum boasts more than historic exhibits -- it's said to have some haunts as well. Mannequins in the displays are said to move, and shadows can be seen moving through the place.


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    Veteran's Lake

    Sulphur, Oklahoma

    39.3 miles from Velma, OK

    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 ...


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    Salem Presbyterian - Family Land Church

    Sulphur, Oklahoma

    41.6 miles from Velma, OK

    According to one local legend about this church and its surrounding area, around the turn of the century a man killed his wife and daughter here and buried them nearby. He committed suicide later, and his apparition has been seen on the property. The screams of his family have been ...


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    Blanchard Cemetery

    Blanchard, Oklahoma

    48.3 miles from Velma, OK

    Witnesses at Blanchard Cemetery have reported unexplained lights and the apparition of a tall man in black pants who may wave.


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    Kendall's Restaurant

    Noble, Oklahoma

    49.5 miles from Velma, OK

    Formerly a grocery store, the building that houses the restaurant is over a hundred years old. During its long and eventful history, the place has amassed many stories, and according to some, four separate entities that now haunt the place. A visiting medium encountered a ghostly girl in an ...


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    Old Plantation Restaurant

    Medicine Park, Oklahoma

    50.6 miles from Velma, OK

    The 1910 restaurant and former hotel is rumoured to be haunted by a horde of spirits from the past. The ghosts include a little girl playing in an upstairs hallway, a brown-haired prostitute who manifests on the staircase and even the apparition of country swing musician Bob Wills. A ...


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    Historic Sooner Theater

    Norman, Oklahoma

    54.2 miles from Velma, OK

    The 1929 Sooner Theater is haunted by the 'White Lady', the apparition of an elegant woman in a white dress seen descending the main staircase. Others claim to have heard the wails of a crying baby. The theater is a stop on the local ghost tour. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    S and J Marketplace

    Norman, Oklahoma

    54.3 miles from Velma, OK

    The antiques store is rumoured to be haunted. Disembodied footsteps have been heard in empty aisles, and temperature drops have been reported with no apparent source. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Witches Gate

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    57.6 miles from Velma, OK

    The burned mansion is the centerpiece of a local legend. Many different stories circulate here. Some say the wealthy family who lived here was met with tragedy when the father passed away. The mother went crazy and burned the house. Another tale says robbers broke into the house, and one ...


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    Murders at Hammon and Hatton

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    60.2 miles from Velma, OK

    Local lore tells of a couple who parked here to make out. A man in black knocked on their window, and they opened it up. Immediately and unceremoniously, he killed the couple. The only clue found was a bloody hook said to be hanging on the nearby railing. The phantom ...


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    Dr. White's Sanitorium - Old Insane Asylum

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    60.6 miles from Velma, OK

    At the old art-deco building, formerly said to have been an insane asylum, folks have reported the sound of footsteps and of water dripping in the basement, although there has been no water turned on here for years. The building has since been turned into a private residence.


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    "Little Sister" Statue - Flora Kemp - Riverside Cemetery

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    60.9 miles from Velma, OK

    The statue of Flora, engraved with "Little Sister," is known among the locals as the Crying Bride. The statue is said to shed tears. So the story goes, on her wedding day, Flora tripped and fell down the Kell House stairs to her death. But some question this story: Other ...


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    Goat Man of Wellington Lane

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    61.5 miles from Velma, OK

    Rumors abound of a half-goat, half-man creature who lives under a bridge here. Folks have reported seeing his eyes peeking out from on the the bridge late at night. A white ghost dog is said to appear here too.


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    Pinky's Cave

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    61.5 miles from Velma, OK

    A painted warning in the cave says “Stop now or Pinky’ll get you!” Pinky's Cave is a 3-mile concrete drainage ditch. Several decades ago, teenager Robert Pinkman claimed the tunnel for himself and his friends, calling it Pinky’s Cave. It became the stuff of neighborhood legends, a hangout for kids ...


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    Sacred Heart Mission Site and Cemetery

    Konawa, Oklahoma

    61.6 miles from Velma, OK

    The Sacred Heart Mission was established in 1876 and later became a convent and a school for girls. The initial heritage site was destroyed by fire in 1901, but the mission site was rebuilt. Ruins of many past buildings are still visible today, and so are the spirits that haunted ...


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    Moore First United Methodist Church

    Moore, Oklahoma

    61.6 miles from Velma, OK

    The church turned 125 this year and has some history. As a 125 year old church something probably haunts it. It has been set on fire, torn down, and a whole lot of other stuff. some people have said that a black shadow in the shape of a woman. ...


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    Violet Springs Cemetery

    Konawa, Oklahoma

    62 miles from Velma, OK

    Witnesses have reported phantom growling noises near a grave with a headstone that says "murdered by human wolves." However, rumor has it that tombstone inscription actually refers, albeit cryptically, to the fact that the woman buried here was killed by a botched abortion attempt.


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    1895 Building

    Bowie, Texas

    63 miles from Velma, OK

    Supposedly haunted by the apparition of a telephone operator known as 'Sarah'. Poltergeist activity is been experienced in the store located in the building, as well as the adjacent diner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    North Texas State Hospital

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    64.5 miles from Velma, OK

    There are two buildings here that are said to be haunted. The 1920s-era Administration Building was once used to house mentally unstable patients. Lights go on and off by themselves, and witnesses have heard moans, wails, and the rattling of chains. Shadowy figures have been reported here as well. In ...


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    Drunk Tom - Lake Wichita

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    65.2 miles from Velma, OK

    According to local legend, Drunk Tom was a young man who had left a night of hard drinking to walk along the reservoir. He fell in and drowned. Folks say if you go to the spot, you will hear a whiskey bottle break and see a vision in the corner ...


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    Langston's Western Wear

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    68.9 miles from Velma, 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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    Fort Washita

    Durant, Oklahoma

    69 miles from Velma, 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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    The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    70.3 miles from Velma, 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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    Henry Overholser Mansion

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    71.4 miles from Velma, 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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    Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road

    Electra, Texas

    71.7 miles from Velma, OK

    Many stories are told about Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road. One is that in the mid-1800s, a woman was convicted of practicing witchcraft and burned alive on the bridge. There is now a hole completely through the bridge. She is heard screaming at night. Another story is that in ...


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    Shawnee's Ritz Theater

    Shawnee, Oklahoma

    73.5 miles from Velma, OK

    It was built in 1897 as a dry goods store, and then it was turned into a boarding house. The Ritz theater was born in 1926, and it may be haunted by a 1900s projectionist named Leo Montgomery who died of a heart attack during a movie showing. Flickering lights ...


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    The County Line - Gabriella's Italian Grill

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    75.1 miles from Velma, 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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    Oaklawn Memorial Gardens

    Spencer, Oklahoma

    77.8 miles from Velma, 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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    Fort Reno

    El Reno, Oklahoma

    78.7 miles from Velma, 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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    Southeastern Oklahoma State University

    Durant, Oklahoma

    80.3 miles from Velma, 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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    Spur Hotel

    Archer City, Texas

    80.8 miles from Velma, OK

    This 1928 hotel wasn't restored till the late 1990's, but the refurbishment may have stirred up the resident ghost. Room #007 is a hotspot for paranormal activity, but who or what haunts the place is currently unclear. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lonesome Dove Inn

    Archer City, Texas

    80.9 miles from Velma, OK

    Formerly a hospital, the 1927 bed and breakfast inn is named after a prize-winning novel written by a famous local author. The place is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits, including a playful male presence and a ghostly nurse forever tending to her patients. In the ...


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    Barrett Drug Store

    Denison, Texas

    81 miles from Velma, 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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    Hart Place Mall

    Denison, Texas

    81 miles from Velma, 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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    Hotel Denison

    Denison, Texas

    81.1 miles from Velma, 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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    Arcadian Inn

    Edmond, Oklahoma

    83.2 miles from Velma, 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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    Shortgrass Playhouse - Hobart Fire Department

    Hobart, Oklahoma

    89.6 miles from Velma, OK

    The apparition of a burnt man, believed to a fire-fighter who died in action, has been reported in the building. Various other strange phenomena has been reported here as well. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    J & J's Pizza

    Denton, Texas

    91.4 miles from Velma, OK

    Formerly a jewellery store, the bar and club is haunted by the apparition of a former owner who was shot by burglars in the basement hallway. Musicians performing gigs have reported strange experiences in the vicinity of this area, and a female employee was once followed to the bathroom ...


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    1901 Wright Opera House

    Denton, Texas

    91.4 miles from Velma, OK

    Formerly an opera house and a saloon (the latter closed in 1913), the establishment now serves as a bookshop and a music store. The building is haunted by a female apparition, known as 'Emma', who roams the third floor where her former apartment was located. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Campus Theater

    Denton, Texas

    91.4 miles from Velma, OK

    The 1949 theater is haunted by J.P. Harrison, a former stage manager and owner. Legend has it that without a sighting of his spirit prior to a production, bad luck and misfortune will ensue. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Denton County Courthouse

    Denton, Texas

    91.4 miles from Velma, OK

    The 1896 courthouse is haunted by a man in cowboy attire brandishing an old-fashioned rifle. Perhaps the spirit is that of Captain Denton, buried beneath the lawn in front of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dead Women Crossing

    Weatherford, Oklahoma

    94.4 miles from Velma, OK

    This small community has a haunting name with a story behind it. Its origin is said to be a story involving Katie DeWitt James, a schoolteacher, and Fannie Norton, alleged to be a prostitute. When Katie filed for divorce in 1905, she took her baby on the train and went ...


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    Whistle Stop Cafe

    Van Alstyne, Texas

    95.4 miles from Velma, 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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    Museum of Pioneer History

    Chandler, Oklahoma

    96.9 miles from Velma, 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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    Goatman's Bridge - Old Alton Bridge

    Argyle, Texas

    97.6 miles from Velma, OK

    The Old Alton Bridge, aka the Goatman's Bridge, is rumored to be a site where satanic practices have occurred, and as a result, a half-goat, half-man creature was conjured up. According to the legend, those who parked on the bridge and honked three times would call up the Goatman. Reports ...


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    Old Bessie Gymnasium

    Bessie, Oklahoma

    98.2 miles from Velma, OK

    The old gymnasium used to be a morgue, and there have been reports of paranormal activity inside the old building. The apparition of a previous caretaker from the building has been in the gymnasium wearing a top hat and a black trench coat. He disappears when approached by visitors or ...


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    Blue Belle Saloon

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

    98.9 miles from Velma, 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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    Old Santa Fe Depot of Guthrie

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

    98.9 miles from Velma, 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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    Stone Lion Inn

    Guthrie, Oklahoma

    99.1 miles from Velma, 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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