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Portland Does Away With Ghosts of Seasons Past in OKC

submitted 6 years ago by in Rip City

By the time the Trail Blazers arrived here around 3 a.m. on Monday, they had heard the ghost stories of their new crash spot, the Skirvin Hilton.

The hotel, in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, has long been rumored to be haunted. Legend has it that shortly after he built the hotel in 1910, the owner, Bill Skirvin, had an affair with a maid named Effie, during which he impregnated her. In an attempt to hide the scandal, Skirvin locked her in a room on the 10th floor, which at the time was the top floor. Even after she gave birth, she was kept in the room, causing her to eventually jump out the window, baby in arms.

The hotel is now 14 stories high, but guests and workers on the 10th floor have reported sounds of a baby wailing, and some have said a ghost of a nude Effie roams the 10th floor.

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