I receive a lot of requests concerning the Skirvin Hotel in Downtown OKC. Travelers seek rooms that have a bit more to offer outside of luxurious accommodations.
Perhaps they have heard about the rumored tale of “Effie” a distraught mother and secret lover plunging to her death out of pure uncertainty and heartache? Maybe they heard the hotels haunting tales because the NY KNICKS & LAKERS were so afraid that they lost a game over it? Maybe people are intrigued by phantom “ladies of the night” potentially visiting their room? No matter what the reason is, there is no denying that the Skirvin Hotel has a haunting past. Since it was reopened, the unexplainable claims are making their way to the surface. Both new and old stories are being shared online and some of them will make your skin crawl.
The Skirvin Hotel is not “scary”, unless you have a great imagination and perhaps a basketball game the next day. Thousands of people spend the night in the hotel each month without ever witnessing a paranormal event or unexplained occurrence. Some of those people are staying in the hotels “hot spots” and never miss out on a wink of sleep. It’s not scary but it is one of the most highly recommended destinations I give to adventure minded travelers concerning the OKC Metro Area. The hotel is friendly and makes everyone feel at home. It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a child’s slumber party, business meeting or having a romantic get-a-way, the Skirvin is top notch when it comes to accommodations and service.
We have been monitoring reports of ghostly phenomenon since the book “Ghostlahoma” was released, which was around the same time the Skirvin opened it’s doors. Our team conducted a private trial at the hotel and learned a lot about the potential of ghostly activity. There is not a lot there, but when people least expect it they may get a blast from the past.
Areas in the hotel where we recommend you make your reservations.
- Any room on the 5th floor, west wing of the hotel.
- 9th floor central area.
- 7th floor central area.
- Ballroom- If you can get permission or an employee to show you around the ballroom, we highly recommend you visit that part of the hotel.
- 2nd Floor- Mezzanine- You can not get a room here, but take your time and enjoy the 2nd floor of this magnificent hotel. Stay to the west of the building.
- 10th floor hallway and central areas- Middle suites.
At night- see if you can hear talking, movement or a baby crying. Granted, there could be a real live baby/family in the room next to you, use common sense.
The key to witnessing something paranormal at the Skirvin hotel is to not expect anything. Just enjoy the hotel without looking for ghosts. We do not recommend anyone walking around this place with EMF meters, video cameras or any other kind of cheesy gadgets. You will be amazed what you possibly can get if you just run an audio recorder. Outside of potentially disturbing the other guests, the Skirvin does not need “ghost hunters” walking around it’s more classy than that. The hotel is more receptive to people that are there, enjoying the hotel and having a few cocktails in the Red Piano Lounge.
Learn more about the Skirvin Hotels Haunting history on the net or grab a copy of “Ghostlahoma” and let us know how your stay went! shoot us an email or post your story right here on this blog!