Well that’s a headline I thought I would never write!
First of all I want to let everyone know that I am not a big sports fan. I never have been one either. I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon because a team is doing very well in a season. But I do have respect for the Thunder. I did come across a headline on my phone where I get “paranormal news” and a very small blurb was posted in a Miami based newspaper. The Sun Sentential decided to take a poke that kind of got me a bit riled up. No, I am not running out to purchase an official Thunder-Up t-shirt but the short article did make me raise an eyebrow and be on the defensive end.
I’m not normally concerned with sports rivalry but I am getting rather annoyed with the national media making statements as to which they are so surprised that Oklahoma City is actually a real city! Why on earth would anyone in this day and age really assume we are sporting around covered wagons and living by lakes and rivers in tee-pee’s? Oklahoma City may not be the most progressive city around but really we are not waking up each day to hunt for our food!
Miami Heat player Udonis Haslem told media “I’m a pretty good guy, man. I respect everybody’s space,” “If that’s the ghost’s room and they come pop up on me like that and he says it’s his spot, he can have it. There’s plenty other rooms.”
Folks who have stayed at the Skirvin Hilton — you can check in any time you like but you can never leave — report all sorts of supernatural incidents. Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass insists on a nightlight when he stays there and Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson said his bathroom door slammed in the middle of the night. – Source Washington Post
It’s nice to see the competition not be intimidated by a series of ghostly tales attached to the hotel like many others in the past.
OKC lacking the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons level of accommodations the Heat are used to, these NBA Finals against the Thunder have delivered them to the century-old Skirvin Hilton. And that has delivered them to the gates of . . .
Seriously, the gates of … ? What exactly does dot dot dot mean? Delivering them into the gates of failure? Loserville? Victory? Hell? Over active imaginations?
What I particularly do not care for are the suggestions that OKC is not able to provide athletes and even celebrities first class accommodations. Perhaps those writing these tall tales should actually stay at the hotel and visit our city before assuming we are not up to celeb-standards. I am aware and often confused with the marketing strategy of the Skirvin concerning their haunting history. I do wish they would address the rumors as I can see they are creating a lot of negative publicity on the subject. There are strange things that could possibly happen at the hotel but some of the stories are getting fabricated beyond reality.
Don’t believe me? Take a peek here
I’m going to link the graphic this paper created just because I found it to be humorous.
It still makes me laugh when I read about grown men that put on mean faces for a living be afraid of the Skirvin Hotel. The hotel is nothing to be afraid of or lose a minute of sleep over. I’m sure if you dug deep enough there are ghost stories at even the most prestigious hotels in the nation.
I do want to say that I am very proud of the OKC Thunder and their accomplishments. They are representing our city very well. I am more than happy to see that the world will finally realize that the state of Oklahoma does in fact have electricity and we do not live in mud huts down by the river. I wish the Thunder the best of luck and I do hope they win just to shut people up!