It’s time for another road trip! And this time, we’re going to take you to some of the scariest real-life places across Oklahoma. From cemeteries to ghost towns to an abandoned insane asylum, this haunted road trip will lead you to places where ghosts reside and paranormal activity is common. Just print this
Google Map and take the 543-mile journey to experience a road trip unlike any other.
Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, Tulsa
Your haunted road trip will start just north of Tulsa at the Redbud Valley Nature Preserve. This beautiful spot is full of scenic places but also some very haunted places. In 1976 a girl's body was found brutally murdered near a bridge in the park. The bridge was named "Karla's Bridge," after the young school girl and now visitors report hearing a young girl laughing and crying. Atop the hills in the park bright orange lights have been seen and many accidents along the road near the bridge have occurred.
Cains Ballroom Dancing, Tulsa
While in Tulsa, your next destination will be Cains Ballroom - a long-standing concert venue that has hosted hundreds of performers over the years. It is said that it is haunted from one of those performers, Bob Wills, a country western performer. A lady's presence has also been seen and felt over the years. Visitors and paranormal teams explain an eerie feeling of being watched, cold spots felt in the ballroom, orbs seen in photos, lights going on and off on their own and silly voices heard.
Ingalls Ghost Town
Your next stop will take you to the ghost town of Ingalls in Payne County - a town full of history, violence, gunfights and outlaws. The town was once a hideout spot for the Doolin-Dalton gang and became a famous shootout between the gang and law enforcement. All that remains are a couple of old buildings, including replicas of the actual hotel that was originally called Pierce O.K. Hotel, a stable, general store and saloon.
The ghost town has a very eerie feeling and is not the type of place you want to be in after dark.
St. Vincent's Hospital, Oklahoma City
Next, head to Oklahoma City to St. Vincent’s Asylum which began as a mental hospital for men in 1945. Starting in the 1960’s murders began to surface out of the asylum. The first known tragedy began when a nurse inexplicably suffocated two patients. Many more murders occurred before the hospital eventually closed its doors in the 1980s. The property is now believed to be haunted by tortured souls of the past. Paranormal investigators firmly believe the asylum is in the grip of a demonic entity, one that drove the patients and staff to madness.
(Do Not Enter The Building Without Permission.)
Dead Women's Crossing, Weatherford County
VIDEOAs you are driving in Weatherford County on your haunted road trip, you'll come across Dead Women's Crossing - where the ghost of Mrs. James haunts this spot. The murdered body of Mrs. James and her baby were found near Deer Creek in 1905. Legend claims Mrs. Jameses' restless spirit roams the streets and banks near Deer Creek, calling out for her baby daughter. Other stories claim that if you stand beneath the bridge crossing the creek and listen closely, you might hear the rattle of wagon wheels rolling around above you. This spot is one of the most haunted roads in Oklahoma...so proceed with caution.
Parallel Forest, Wichita Mountains
The next destination will land you in the Parallel Forest in the beautiful Wichita Mountains near Lawton, Oklahoma. The Parallel Forest was built by the federal government as an experiment to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl. Over 20,000 red cedars were planted exactly 6 feet apart in every direction on over 16 acres. As you can imagine, a creepy forest that is so uniform looking has brought with it many creepy stories of hauntings, urban legends, satanic rituals and everything else that would scare the living daylights out of you. Take the journey to this haunted forest and see what encounters you stumble upon in this misfit piece of land.
Sacred Heart Mission & Cemetery,
Of all the haunted, spooky places in Oklahoma, Sacred Heart Mission in Pottawatomie County has a truly terrifying past. The mission was built in 1880 and was used as a farm, school, chapel, seminary and boarding house. It was a flourishing mission until tragedy struck in 1901 when a fire broke out in the dining hall out and destroyed most of the facility. Many of the children died that day and it is said that their spirits still haunt the mission. From angry Native American ghosts to demonic activity to murders, Sacred Heart is a site to be visited with caution.
Tucker Cemetery, Comanche
There's something creepy about cemeteries that makes you question whether you should be visiting them. So what would a haunted road trip be without a trip to an extra spooky cemetery? Step inside Tucker Cemetery - the cemetery even locals fear due to sightings of the graves changing their surroundings. The graves will be empty, then the next moment filled with grass. Others have reported getting their legs grabbed and tombstones falling over. So this stop is definitely not for the faint of heart.
The last stop on your haunted road trip will be at Fort Washita - an old military post built in 1842 near Durant, Oklahoma. At the end of the war, Fort Washita was burned to the ground and was considered obsolete…except for a few haunted spirits left behind. The hauntings of these spirits have drawn in visitors and ghost hunters from around the country to investigate this eerie place.