SPIRITS ON 66
Haunts and haints are a
source of late night entertainment around a camp fire and frequent
topic during Halloween season. However, in Bristow, hauntings
on their Main Street which is Route 66, arenít just for Halloween
and they have been taken so seriously a paranormal investigation team
is being called in to come investigate in July or August. Read on
to find out about all the Spirits
on 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma.
Gust or Goof?
A local Bristowan took photographs of some
roadside ruins west of town on Route 66 and had quite a start when
pictures were in hand. A curious mist appeared in several shots. Was
it a gust of her frosty breath on a cold morning captured by the camera,
flaw of the lens, or something else? You be the judge whether it is
"ghost", "gust" or "goof".
Do you see a face in this picture? Click
here to see another picture taken at the same time at the same
location. Is it an upright "angel"? Or an apparition angry
Those who manage and work at a convenience store north of town at
the intersection of Route 66 and SH 48 insist that K's
Corner is indeed haunted. After a lover's quarrel, it is said a young
woman attempted to cross Route 66 there where K's
Corner is now located and was hit and killed by a semi truck. Workers
believe her restless soul lingers and claim such bizzare
events as the simultaneous occurrence of the bathroom light going
out and the toilet flushing on its own. Another worker claims that
while in the store alone, a Hostess Sno-Ball
was hurled across the store to land at her feet. A former paranormal
group called PROOF investigated the location in 2004 but their findings
were inconclusive. People also claim to see the young woman in the
window of her nearby house, now abandoned. A former paranormal group
member has plans to reinvestigate.
Sightings are claimed of a weeping woman sitting in the upstairs window
of an existing building near the site of the early day hospital on
Main Street. Perhaps she lost a loved
one in the hospital? Or perhaps she is the gilted
love of a wild catter during the oil boom
from the Past
A worker in a local shop watched two gentlemen enter, one walking
behind the other. She spoke to both, one nodded and smiled, the other
just shuffled on
behind his friend. They went into the bargain room from which the
friendly fellow returned a short time later with items to purchase.
When the worker asked about his friend, the man was confused and said
he had come alone and seen no one. Searching the shop indeed turned
up no one although the worker was adamant TWO gentlemen had entered
the store. It is believed by the shop owner that the early day shopkeeper
wanders through from time to time to check on the store. Although
he is not seen frequently, he is heard shuffling around from time
to time. Being a gentleman of an earlier time, perhaps he had concerns
about the young woman being in the store alone with a strange man
and wanted her to know he was looking after her by keeping a close
eye on the man. For sure, this shop's owner believes it has more than
its signature "butterfly" floating around.
Impressions of a "man in shackles & chains" are reported
in Bristow's Historical
Will you sense him too if you visit?
A local gym has reported its toilets flushing when no one is present.
It was thought there might be some water pressure explanation but
examination after the flushings reveal toilet
paper in the bowl.
More of the Weird
in Bristow, OKÖ
In 1977, Big Foot sightings were reported in Vici, OK.
Shortly thereafter, search parties were formed after similar sightings of an
unidentified creature were reported in eastern Oklahoma near Bristow and Stilwell.
Nothing was found. (Click here for more details on this and
other Big Foot sightings.)
On 5/15/74 at 13:00, an object appeared
for 5 Minutes. It was described as large, drab color, enormous, cigar
shaped, no appendages on craft. Moving at moderately fast speed, (faster
than any blimp could}. (Click here for more details on this and
other Oklahoma UFO sightings)
When an elderly woman that resided on Pecan street became too feeble to live
on her own, her son moved her into a trailer house near his home in Sapulpa. A former
neighbor reports that shortly thereafter, the woman was found in a chair
severely burned with no damage to either the chair or the trailer house. The
neighbor further reported that unfortunately, the poor woman lingered a few
days in the hospital before passing on. What could possibly have caused such
an injury? Was this a case of spontaneous combustion?