Ep. 102 features The Skirvin Hotel as suggested by listener Samantha Wilson with Research Assistants April Rogers-Krick and Jessica Bell. Westward expansion was pulling people from the east into the wild west. Oklahoma City was a boom town from 1898 to 1909 and many people flocked there. William Skirvin was one of those people who came to Oklahoma City and he built a hotel that has survived into today. The Skirvin Hotel was meant to be the most grandiose and fancy hotel in the area. And it was, hosting some of the luminaries of the day. For a time it was abandoned, but today, it is a property of Hilton and still hosting guests from around the world. But the Skirvin Hotel seems to be hosting more than just the living. This hotel is considered by some as the most haunted location in Oklahoma. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Skirvin Hotel. Moment in Oddity features the Phantom Time hypothesis and This Day in History features Prince Mutsuhito becoming Emperor Meiji of Japan.
The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch was a 110,000 acre cattle ranch in the Indian territory of Oklahoma before statehood. It is located near Ponca (Pong kuh) City in the Northern part of Oklahoma. Colonel George W. Miller was a larger than life man who founded the Fabulous 101 Ranch in 1893. The 101 Ranch was the birthplace of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show and one of the early focal points of the oil rush in northeastern Oklahoma. It was the largest diversified farm and ranch in America in its day and is now a National Historic Landmark. Today, very little is left of the ranch, but it would seem that several spirits still call the property home. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the 101 Ranch. Research Assistant April Rogers-Krick helped us with this one. Moment in Oddity features Elmer McCurdy’s stuffed body and This Day in History features the first chimp in space.