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Gap Road

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

During the Tulsa Race Riots, many African Americans were hanged here. It is said that if one takes his car to this road and put its in neutral, it will climb the hill. It is said that the people hanged during the riots are the force pushing the car.

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Julie Green says:

January 29, 2006, 5:56 pm

I grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Yes strange things happen on Gap Road. Its a popular make out road for teenagers. But the kids parking on Gap Road get really worried about staying to long. I had not heard about the Tulsa Race Riot blacks being brought their. Try Collinsville, Oklahoma.

I’m at this sight researching for a movie.

Red Cypert says:

February 21, 2006, 12:23 pm

My girlfriend was born and raised in Bartlesville, and she can tell u why the smart kids don’t stay long on Gap Road. She doesn’t talk about it much, but I managed to get some of the story out of her before she freaked out. It was something about a disfigured humanoid “thing” with burning red eyes that comes racing out of the woods toward you. Maybe I shouldn’t have pushed her for the story cause now she says she has horrifying dreams and she kicks me in her sleep. So careful what u dig for, u might get kicked.

ian phillips says:

February 26, 2006, 12:55 pm

i think this story is getting confused with the midget mountain tale in san antonio where a bus load of kids were killed trying to cross the tracks and now if you park your vehicle on the tracks and put powder on your bumper then put the vrhicle in nuetral it will suddenly move forward up a hill and stop once it has passed the dangerous part of the track. and if you look at your bumper you will see child size finger prints on the bumper. i know this because i use to live in san antonio and have done this neat little trick and i have seen the prints on my bumper.so i suggest you should do better research before prinying or making assumptions.

shaniqua says:

March 26, 2006, 12:05 am

yeah I hate black people

Jamie says:

March 31, 2006, 4:52 am

I lived in Bartlesville for awhile and lived in the area my whole life. Mom still lives over there so we are always over there. The road is way cool. I have heard of the hangings before as well. I’ve never heard of any glowing eye stories. HA! That is silly. But your car will go up the hill! You sit at the bottom of the hill, put the car in neutral and sit for maybe 1 second and it starts to roll, and a very steady roll, at that! =) It’s fun. I took some digi photos last time we were all there (mom, family and friend piled into the car) as the car was rolling. I had gotten out of the car and snapped the event. I captured orbs around the car…and as you know, orbs are ghosts. ;)

Mark says:

April 8, 2006, 11:17 am

Just returned from Bartlesville and this phenomena is intriguing.

The car will roll BOTH ways across the bridge, but only when facing forwards !!!

The common mistake and as directed in hauntings guides, is to start the car at the down facing turnaround at the ‘Y’ in the road, thus giving somewhat of a ‘run up’ across the rail tracks. But the effects are best when the car is put in neutral between the rail tracks and the bridge, on apparently upward facing road.
The car will move off and clear the bridge, continuing to roll some way, sedately.
Turn the car round and approach the rise of the bridge, stopping a few metres before it. Again the car will roll over it. This is the opposite way of course.
Placing the car backwards results in no movement!

We tried pouring coke on the rail track side and this ran downward..as expected from the look of the road !

Bartleville appears to be more than an optical illusion..magetic ground properties? or something else besides?

Lindsey says:

April 8, 2006, 2:58 pm

I currently am a high school student in Bartlesville and I think I know what hill your talking about. We call it Gravity Hill (if it’s the right one). Ian stated that you got it confused with a moutain in San Antonio. The thing is, it’s a ghost story so every state probably has their own version of it. I have been to the hill and considering I dont believe in ghosts, I still found it way creepy whent the car started to roll. Like most people who have posted, I have also never heard that hangings took place there, I heard it was a school bus full of kids who got hit by a train (sound familiar:). I have lived in Bartlesville for the past 15 years and think it is funny how ghost stories have diffrent explantions of the phenomenon that occurs at the bridge. If you are very interested in Ghost Stories you should find out about crybabybridge, the lavity (spelling?) house and cat man bridge.

angie says:

April 10, 2006, 6:52 pm

do any of you know the exact location of where the car is suposed to be before it starts moveing . like what are the cross streets the actual name and place .

jchsv says:

April 12, 2006, 1:00 pm

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I HATED IT

sam says:

April 29, 2006, 2:15 am

Their is also a hill in Springer, Oklahoma that is called haunted hill or gravity hill. It’s the same thing, you put your car in neutral in this one spot and it starts rolling backward up a hill. It moves at a fairly fast speed. We put a coke can in the same spot and it started rolling up the hill as well. The story behind this spot had something to do with a lady whose daughter died there and now she pushes you car away. I guess she doesn’t like coke either.

drew says:

May 28, 2006, 5:31 am

i live in claremore ok and crybaby bridge is a few miles away. story goes a baby was thrown off the bridge and killed. its on old hwy 88 between oologah and claremore. there is a new bridge there now but the old bridge still stands (10 feet away) bc it is a “historical landmark”. i went lookin for “gravity hill” tonight and couldnt find it. i was told it was on some road but never found the road. i did see “gap road” but that was before i read this, ill have to try that road!

Destiny says:

June 7, 2006, 8:55 pm

There are about 500 of these hills all over the country. They are often refered to as “gravity hills.” It has something to do with the gravity and rotation of the earth. Red Cypret, what you girlfriend is talking about is known as a Chupakabra. No one knows what they really are, but they are some kind of evil creature. I don’t know if they can harm you though. Shanique, this web site is not to post your opinions on different races of people. It is to post information and opinions on they ideas mentionedin the story.

Carmen says:

June 8, 2006, 9:48 am

There is a “gravity hill” in Bledsoe County. Tennessee and also another one in Lake Wales, Florida. Destiny is right though,there not haunted.It’s got todo with gravity and the rotation of earth on its axis.

MsAbigail says:

July 9, 2006, 11:39 pm

Hi, we just came back from a visit to Springer, OK. visiting relatives that only live a mile from what they call “Ghost Hill”. We didn’t really believe it at first, but seen first hand that this is actually for “Real”. We put our car in neutral and it started moving immediatly, going backwards uphill at 25 miles an hour. I can say, we are true believer’s of whatever this is, as we seen it for ourselve’s. I’m real curious about what happened there, and would like more info. if anyone knows the story? My Husband and brother-in-law put cinnamon on the car, since we have a white SUV we needed something that would show up. And sure enough there were 2-different hand prints as plain as day on my vehicle….which absolutely blew us away. I took photo’s of them, and my husband took photo’s of the car to see if there was anything that might show up on film. But for sure these hand prints were not ours, one very long fingered print on the front side, and one small child’s print on the driver’s side of the car. Anyone else interested or knows more about this, I would be happy to visit with you about this! My curiosity is going wild! lol

Timmy says:

July 13, 2006, 12:30 pm

the gap band is from tulsa. discuss.

kirsten says:

July 15, 2006, 8:24 pm

if so many of u ppl havent heard of these places id say this website was a fake…isnt it funny how so many of these stories sound alike???

kirsten says:

July 15, 2006, 8:24 pm

almost exactly alike?

heather says:

July 17, 2006, 1:51 am

Alright Timmy, this isn’t coffee talk.

mischiff says:

August 2, 2006, 4:42 pm

We went to Gap road a few weeks ago and nothing happened. I was very disappointed. We waited several hours to see if anything happened and nothing did.

Joe Finkleness says:

August 21, 2006, 9:46 pm

I have been here. Also mothing happened for me. We drove all the way from Florida just for this and then nothing even happened

Go Gators

Janis says:

August 26, 2006, 10:04 am

I have lived around gap road most of my life and that has been a long time. I had heard it was because some blacks had been hung there. At the time it was called the n word gap road, so the story very much could have been true.

Jessica says:

August 26, 2006, 9:03 pm

I use to live in Sayre, Oklahoma. I have heard of crybabybridge but only happen upon it when driving around. Also if you pass that bridge and keep going further I know of a well type of building out between two cow pastures owned by a man named Matt where I heard they use to hang black people there. I heard it was hauted but was too young to even try since my family is full of cowards. The story I know of crybabybridge is a lady drowned her son in a creek that runs there and ever since then at midnight you can put baby powder on the bridge and see bloody baby foot prints.

Jessica says:

August 26, 2006, 9:05 pm

Now that I start thinking about it, I also heard of a sunken cemetary close to that area. I saw it but heard not to be there late at night. My sisters are scardy cats and just like to tell me when we passed but would never let me look. Have any of you heard of it?

Demarcus says:

September 14, 2006, 9:37 pm

I parked there just to see what would happen, and sure enough, the car started moving. It was spooks alright, tryin ta’ steals my hooptie ride. Same kind of spooks I see everyday round Greenville, Archer, & Pine.

Happy Holloween

kathy says:

September 22, 2006, 9:22 am

I heard of the cemematary my mom was just burried there in june 2006. she was just sucked right in to the groung reminded me of a vaccum.she was spit back out of the ground though guess the ghost didn’t want her either. her coffin the burst in to flames I was ammazed I think I’ll be burried there too. Im gonna price some plots any one want me to get a price for them. I also heard that if ur lucky enough to stay in the ground u can be dug up and brought back to life exactly 1 year after your burried there.

Tim says:

September 22, 2006, 1:55 pm

Has no one ever thought to take a level out there and see if it REALLY is an incline and not just an optical illusion? And before anyone responds with: “I can tell from looking at it that it’s not an optical illusion!” I suggest you think about what you’re saying.

Anyone want to take a level out there, give it a try and post the results?

-Tim

sandy says:

September 22, 2006, 6:45 pm

Alright. Gravity Hills exist everywhere. The one I went to was in Alma, AR. Where you’re supposed to put your car in nuetral is actually between two hills. Your car does move but only because you are still technically rolling down the bigger of the two hills, caused by gravity. My friend took me there and i laughed so hard.

My cousin told me about cry baby bridge when i was very little. The way I heard it is if you are standing on the bridge or are parked on the bridge you can hear a baby crying.

Brandy_Rose says:

September 30, 2006, 4:42 am

I have two questions actually, one is can anyone actually give directions to this Gap road? I’d really like to try it out sometime and see what happens for myself. and secondly, has anyone ever heard of the no-name cemetary in the woods near Marietta. Its in the middle of the woods near the Red River, one side is Texas the other is Oklahom. Every grave there has the last name love. I looked up the family history and even got a copy of the geneology…the thing is, the names listed on the graves are no where on the family tree! and every one of them died between the years 1904 to 1908. If anyone has any information about this please email me at Lady_of_the_force@hotmail.com!

Elesa says:

September 30, 2006, 10:38 pm

My husband had actually been to Gap Road in Bartlesville with some of his buddy’s…….. He was raised there, He said it is true what is said about it, He once wanted to take me there, when we first met, I kind atold him F***K Y*U!!!!!!!!!! He did take me to Bardo Lake { I think that is how you spell it} Talking about some freaky stuff…….Try going out there at midnight and having you boyfriend tell you the story about a so called ” Hook Man” NOW, I remember rolling up all my windows, crying begging him to take me out of there !!!!!!!!!!!!!

April says:

October 1, 2006, 9:47 pm

I have actually witnessed the “Gap Road” it really does work, but so does coke bottles, too. I suggest the next person that goes out there SHOULD bring a level and put powder on the bumper, then we can put this thing to rest. The directions to get there are quite confusing, make sure you know as much about the directions as possible so you dont waste 30 minutes trying to find the dang place.

tel says:

October 3, 2006, 10:35 pm

“”i think this story is getting confused with the midget mountain tale in san antonio where a bus load of kids were killed trying to cross the tracks and now if you park your vehicle on the tracks and put powder on your bumper then put the vrhicle in nuetral it will suddenly move forward up a hill and stop once it has passed the dangerous part of the track. and if you look at your bumper you will see child size finger prints on the bumper. i know this because i use to live in san antonio and have done this neat little trick and i have seen the prints on my bumper.so i suggest you should do better research before prinying or making assumptions.””

it’s not midget mountain lol we don’t have mountains in san antonio. it’s midge mansion! lol

tel says:

October 3, 2006, 10:36 pm

QUOTED IAN PHILLIPSâ??â?i think this story is getting confused with the midget mountain tale in san antonio where a bus load of kids were killed trying to cross the tracks and now if you park your vehicle on the tracks and put powder on your bumper then put the vrhicle in nuetral it will suddenly move forward up a hill and stop once it has passed the dangerous part of the track. and if you look at your bumper you will see child size finger prints on the bumper. i know this because i use to live in san antonio and have done this neat little trick and i have seen the prints on my bumper.so i suggest you should do better research before prinying or making assumptions.â?”

MY POST! -itâ??s not midget mountain lol we donâ??t have mountains in san antonio. itâ??s midge mansion! lol

Abraham says:

October 5, 2006, 8:26 pm

I live about 3 miles from gravity hill. The “ghost story” I’ve always been told about from people in the area is that it’s the ghosts of black slaves that have been hanged up there that push your car. Anyways, gravity hill really does work. You just have to be at the right location. For those asking about directions – it’s located south of Bartlesville on highway 75; you take county road 2400 to the west; you keep heading west until the road doesn’t go west anymore(it then starts going south); turn around at this curve and face your car east; put your car in neutral and you start rolling uphill. I’ve done it many times, and it’s worked every time.

About the red-eyed creature – I’ve seen it once and a friend of mine has seen it once also; I know of a few other people that have seen it. This aspect of gap road is not as well known as gravity hill.

About Cry Baby Bridge, Labadie mansion, and Cat Man Bridge – those are very freaky places if things go the way of the stories.

Tim says:

October 13, 2006, 2:14 pm

Also, I’d like to see if the finger prints in the powder still occur if someone cleans their bumper really well with glass cleaner, to remove any old fingerprints and residual oil from peoples hands, BEFORE applying the powder to the bumper.

I expect that if I put powder on the bumper of my car as it sits in my garage, then put a fan on it to blow it off, my own finger prints would be revealed from the last time I opened my trunk or for some other reason touched my bumper.

I’m as fascinated by ghosts, spirits, and the unknown as anyone. But some of this stuff is just stupid. To immediately assume that an ‘orb’ that appears in a photograph is undeniable proof that a ghost is present, is so completely off the charts stupid, it irritates me. What ever happened to the good, spooky ghostly apparitions?

These days, any type of lense flare, reflection, light bouncing off of some dust, or other anomaly in a picture is suddenly undeniable evidence that there is a ghost or spirit lurking. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a photograph at night and NOT had an ‘orb’ in it. Sorry, I got on a tear there. It just irritates me the way tv shows and websites blow this out of proportion. Its like they’re digging for ‘proof’ where it doesn’t exist. I get all built up watching these ‘ghost hunter’ tv shows, and in end, all you get is a psychic claiming there’s a pissed off spirit somewhere, and then as proof, you get a picture of an ‘orb’.

Sorry, I’ll get off my soap box now.

-Tim

Paula says:

October 13, 2006, 2:43 pm

Can anyone give directions to the site in Springer, OK? I would love to go there and this is closer to me than Bartlesville…Thanks

Nancy says:

October 14, 2006, 12:28 pm

Gravity Hill is for real! I lived in B’Vill for 8 years and it wasn’t until the last year I lived there, Oct. 2004 until I ever got enough “guts” to go out there. I rode out there with my fiance’ and his friends who have lived there all their lives. I wanted someone that I knew wouldn’t be “messin'” with me to drive, so I had one of my girlfriends drive. And I’ll be damned, when we got to the point on Gap road where “gravity hill is” the car really started rolling! It freaked me out! So I had to do it myself to make sure this was for real. It’s for real people, but it’s an illusion! You are really going down the hill when you think you are going up!

becca says:

October 17, 2006, 3:06 pm

I have never been to any of these places but if your looking for proof there is ghostly apparations please visit pucketts wrecker service in oklahoma city or just look it up on the web .There is a post on kfor news 4 with photos and video of a woman who was killed a few weeks before there survalliance camera caught the video, this was aired on tv and many ghost hunters tried to prove it was not true , they could not. The story gives you goose bumps the video will change a skeptics mind go see ..the Proof..as she wanders the wrecker yard looking for her vehicle they moved just hours before the video caught the ghostly figure.

Steve-o says:

October 17, 2006, 8:26 pm

Im from Norman, OK. Ive have been to the road, and it actually happens. I never knew the story behind or why it happened. I just happened to be looking up haunted stuff being thats its around Halloween and all, and i found this. No joke, my buddies truck rolled up hill in neutral about 30 feet, then whatever was doing it stopeed and we started rolling backwards…creepy stuff. Now that i know it is the deads ghosts of hung people…its way scarier. I thought it was something that had nothing to do with ghosts.

gemini says:

October 18, 2006, 3:17 pm

I live in Bartlesville. Gap road is where the white man used to hang black people on that road so when the other black people had to walk down that road to get to where they had to go (work, friends )ect.. there would be black people hanging to show as examples on what the white man could do to the black people and for the person who left the comment about I hate black people be careful because you never know who is reading this and the black people might hate you too. BE IGNORANT BY YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!
Now that out of the way.Where the car goes up the hill is Gravity Hill they say that it has to do with the earth’s gravitational pull at that particular spot but, gravity hill and gap road meet at a corner. it is true I have done it myself I have got to the corner before the bridge and put the car in nutral and folded my feet so that i’m not touching the gas petal and the car has moved and picked up pace to about 25 miles per hour up the hill and over the bridge then it stoped. but people say it is because of the ghost but then other say because of gravitational pull at that one particular spot.

ben says:

October 22, 2006, 1:41 am

Directions: Coming north from Tulsa turn left at the American Christian School. Follow that road past the bridge and follow the firrst “Y” in the road to the right and then at the second “Y” follow to the right again till you reach`a ninety degree left turn and turn your car around and pull off to the right hand curb and pull up to the white pole off in the trees on the right side and put your car in nuetral the whole ride may be 1/2 mile long.

Legend: back in the day `white people used to carry some slaves on top of the coach to help push it out of deep muddy spots one time the coach got stuck on the tracks and the tracks made the problem worse with a train coming down the tracks they we’re struck and killed its the ghosts of this coach that make sure it doesnt happen again its said that if you look down the tracks as you pass by you can see the slaves in white shirts walking in the woods making sure you make it over safe. NOT MAKING IT OVER THE TRACKS AND ON THE BRIDGE IS CONSIDERED VERY BAD LUCK!

Fact:the ground is a optical illusion. Scientists have checked levelness on the ground and it is sloping downward just coming around the curve before makes it only appear to have a slope. but most everytime you will make it all the way back to the bridge my personal top speed is 30 and made it about 30 yrds from the stop sign. the illusion of the slaves in white shirts is just some poles by the tracks down the way

PAM says:

October 23, 2006, 10:37 am

Hey this sounds really interesting and I was wondering if anyone could give me directions to gravity hill, coming from Pryor OK, or some where around there, also does anyone know anything about crybaby bridge I heard its supposed to be around there to.
pamie_15_2003@yahoo.com

P.S. me and some friends of mine went to Hornet Missouri to see the spook light but didn’t see anything, where heard that the best time to see in is between 10pm and midnight anyone know if this is true?

Tony Montana says:

October 25, 2006, 1:38 pm

There was a place in Missouri (roadside tourist trap) where they have water going uphill and not being on any booze or other types of mood enhancers the water seemed to be really going uphill. This was on the way to Silver Dollar City back in the 1970’s. has anybody checked to see if water will run the uphill direction?

joey remington says:

October 28, 2006, 8:20 pm

I used to live in B,ville and the hill is there and works! Happy haunting!

Stephanie Alexander says:

October 30, 2006, 4:52 pm

So,….if a few of my friends and I wanted to go see this place,….where is it located? I am from sand springs. Can anyone tell me how you would get there? my email is salexander4308@aol.com
just put in “subject” line : “haunting in bartlesville”

Tyisha says:

October 31, 2006, 10:55 pm

I live in Tulsa Oklahoma. And have for several years. I know of a place in Broken Arrow Oklahoma (for those of you who are local its east of county line on 121st) There used to be this old barn out there. It was an old place. You can go out there and see eyes looking out of it and its abandoned. I think that the barn has collapsed in on its self now. Just turn off all the noise, put your air vents on inside air and take your foot off the gas and put the car in neutral. The road is gravel/dirt so you will have dust. Something pushes you past the barn and you roll to a stop a few feet away. I did some research a few years back and the area was a prime location for the KKK. Its creepy.

I also know of a place that is extremely creepy. Its out near the Broken Arrow Senior High. That whole area is a prime place to go and have a good scare.

Michelle says:

November 13, 2006, 12:37 pm

That is so weird even though i like hauntings i dought it is true

Michelle says:

November 13, 2006, 12:41 pm

That is so weird even though i like hauntings i dought it is true
LaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLAlA
dumbos

Idolslave says:

November 26, 2006, 4:36 pm

I grew up in Bville. I remember lots of local legends. Gravity Hill, Labadie House, etc. There are a couple of others that I remember, and I want to see if anyone else has heard of them.
There was a place called “House on Stilts.” It was supposedly up in the Copan area, not too far from Labadie House. The legend had something to do with an abandoned house on stilts in the woods inhabited by a crazy Indian.
The other place was called “Indian Graveyard.” I believe it was also in the Copan area but I don’t know for sure. I just remember spooky tales of paranormal activity there. Does anyone remember these places? I am planning a trip soon to re-discover these legends.

Mandie says:

November 27, 2006, 5:12 pm

There is a mark on the road if you travel to the west far enough, where you are actually suppose to start. I have been a native of Bartlesville for 30 years. I live about 1.5 miles from Gravity Hill and the story of the hanging tree on Gap road is true. I have also heard the story of the baby powder on the truck lid of the car, but who in their right mind has the wits to get out of the car to try it. The story that was used while I attended BHS, was that if your car made it accross the tracks while doing gravity hill, that you would die.

megan says:

November 30, 2006, 9:53 am

well, i live in muskogee. i’m so planing to try this out. if i happens i’m going friggin pee my pants. j/k lol.

lizabeth says:

December 5, 2006, 7:23 pm

WELL I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BARTLESVILL… I CAN NAME EVERY ROAD … EVERYTHING TO DO THERE .. WHICH BY THE WAY ISNT MUCH BUT … THE HAUNTINGS OF BARTLESVILLE ALWAYS INTERESTED ME….

LIKE THE CRY BABY BRIDGE AND THE LABIDY GRAVES/ HOUSE …

AND THE ALL TIME FAMOUS CAT MAN BRIDGE ….

OH OH OH AND THE BELL TOWER.. WELL IT ISNT A BELL TOWER … IT A RANCH WITH A GIANT BELL AT THE TURN IN ROAD WHERE THE GRAVES AND STUFF ARE LOCATED .. EVERYTHINGS ON THE SAME ROAD .. EXCEPT GAP ROAD … THATS KINDA OVER BY … UMM THE WOOLOROCK PLACE.. I THINK THATS RIGHT BUT ANYWAYS …..

NOTHING MUCH EXCITING ABOUT THE PLACE….

THERES ALSO THE HAUNTED CEMATARYS…..

AND LOTS OF OTHER UNSPEAKABLES…

BUT GAP ROAD ….. WELL IF YAH HAVE A CAR DRIVE IT UP THERE TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF … AND THE CAR AS WELL TURN THE RADIO OFF … IF IT DOESNT SHORT OUT ALL TOGETHER WHICH IN MOST TIME OF MY VISITS IT HAS TEND TO DO SO …

THE HAND OF THE VICTUMS .. CAN BE SEEN IF YOU HEAVELY DUST YOU BACK BUMPER …..

FINGER PRINTS AND MUCH MORE MAY BE FOUND HERE…
ITS OH SOOO CREPPY….

BUT AN AWSOME PLACE TO GO TO IF YOUR BOARD IN BVILLL…..

WHICH IS NOW BECOMING AN OLD RETIREMENT TOWN.. …WE LIVE IN OKLAHOMA CITY NOW.. BUT ANYWAYS ….

IF YAH WANNA KNOW MORE WMAIL ME A rockerchic12345@sbcglobal.net

if yah need directions or wannna know more about this or other places there

angela says:

December 11, 2006, 12:16 am

i lived there and did gravity hill numerous times. one of the times a guy w/ us rolled his window down and started yelling “push nig*** push” and the car started going even faster. another time my car was fielthy dirty and my ex and his sister use to “see” ghosts. They both freaked out b/c they “saw” a body hanging from a tree. we booked it out of there and at the gas station the trunk and sides of my car hand handprints everywhere.

lynetta says:

December 28, 2006, 3:35 pm

1. hey iâ??m new at this â?¦.. iâ??m researching a huanted building near cushing ok. the old norfolk school, was burned down, some kind of explosion in the boiler room killed some kids. my kids are teenager and went with some friends and told me all about it, we went last night, it is crazy haunted, i heard children and like wind chimes or soft music, it was great. the building is awsome, but falling quick, anybody know anything about this? I have checked and looked on the internet all i can find is one article at shadowlandâ??s haunted places, i want to know when the fire was were children really killed? drop me a line at lynettab@hotmail.com and put huanted in the subject because this is my junk e mail account thanx much love and keep explroning

Jo says:

February 5, 2007, 5:01 pm

Gravity Hill IS going towards wolaroc, i’ve lived in bartlesville area all my life…you go west towards wolaroc and go south (the road after the circle mountain turn off) It is gap road, but it’s a ways away from gap legend hangings..(which are true).

Jo says:

February 5, 2007, 5:01 pm

and by the way, the red eyed creature: Catman.

poochy says:

February 9, 2007, 5:16 am

I remember hearing alot about the crybaby bridge story when i was little. *shivers* never managed to find the place when I used to live in Claremore.

Gwen says:

February 9, 2007, 5:54 pm

I have lived in Bartlesville since I was about 11 years old im not 20. Ive tried the gap road and baby powder on the back of the car. The car in neutral is an illusion the road is really not up hill the way the surroundings are the road looks as though its down hill, there for when your car is in neutral its really pacing itself downhill. The powder is not from the ghosts pushing you its from the oil on yours and others hands touching your car and powder interacts withe the powder bringing up any prints. Causing you to think that ghosts or whatnot have pushed your car. But the whole story is still fun to tell and do.

Brandy says:

February 18, 2007, 12:01 am

The Gap road is true. I have lived in B-ville for over 20 yrs. My dad who has lived here his whole life, trust me it’s a very long time. The story is, is that there was a big problam with racisam(sp) That there where hangings of two black men. In the early 1900’s they were ground keepers for an old school out that way, and some, which is said to say, didn’t like the fact that there were blacks keeping so close to there childern. So they were tortured,beat and then hung. Some childern who knew these men were very sad. Because the men were only there to help keep the children safe. So that is why you will feel a helpful push across the RRtrax and up the hill to keep you out of harms way.

taylor holden says:

March 11, 2007, 12:47 pm

Hello guys, i notice your talking about crybaby bridge.
Last night my friends And I went out there to explore and have fun. We didn’t make the 1/4 mile trek to labadie house because we didn’t feel like getting shot.
So we went there nothing happened. we yelled the famous saying “I have your baby!!!”. nothing we went under the bridge. It was pretty boring. until we left, i’m warning you all don’t pull over if a truck pulls behind you and starts flashing his brights out there.
this happened to us last night. we were eaving and a truck pulled behind our second car it started tailgating them and flashing brights on and off so they started speeding and got up to about 87 and passed us and as soon as we hit copan lake bridge the truck stopped, and turned around and went back to where there were sitting and turned off there lights freaky. don’t let them pull you over.

Angel says:

March 13, 2007, 7:32 am

I went to gravity hill in b.ville, we went across it twice and the second time we heard the train whistle. there was no train. we sat and waited for it but we never saw it.

Phil P. says:

June 15, 2007, 11:31 pm

I lived on “n” gap road from 1972 to 1977. I’m not familiar with the phenomena mentioned here; the stories about the hangings are apparently true. I do remember one night my next door neighbor and his new bride heard eerie moaning sounds coming from somewhere in their house. They couldn’t find any logical source of the sounds and became so frightened they went in to Bartlesville and spent the rest of the night at her mothers house.
He was a very macho young man; a fearless bull rider, so it must have been very frightening indeed for him to cut and run like that.

Phil P. says:

June 15, 2007, 11:33 pm

You reading this, Bo? ;-)
Phil

Lacey Mae!* That's what they call me ;) says:

June 18, 2007, 10:59 am

this reminds me of a story i heard a long time ago.. but the story is a little different. in the story i heard, a school bus stalled on some rail road tracks and the driver and some (or all) of the kids were killed. legeng has it that if you put your car in neutral, the spirits of the kids and bus driver push your car over the tracks. Some say the spirit of the bus driver feels guilty for not saving the lives of the children, so he feels the need to save other lives b/c he couldnt save theirs.. and supposedly you can see their handprints on your vehicle.. has anyone heard this version before?

Brenda says:

June 21, 2007, 11:08 pm

i never been on whatever road but that girl that put i hate black people !!!!!!!!!!!!! needs 2 reconize cuz i bet they hate her 2 that stupid *****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda says:

June 21, 2007, 11:13 pm

i live in sanantonio and i never heard of that road but theirs beter stuff here like lots of hauntd houses and places like the railroad tracks where the kids died and the alamodome and more ******* **!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GATOR says:

July 13, 2007, 7:27 pm

F*** SAN ANTONIO [LEARN HOW TO SPELL] WETBACK!!!

sam says:

August 11, 2007, 11:10 pm

hey idk why every one is arguing its about an f-ing hill people its cool i’ve been to haunted places okay havent been to this one….just leave a damn comment and quit arguing your all so immature its not even funny….im a hell of alot more mature execept for thte few people who arent arguing grow the hell up and for everyone who wasnt arguing ;) hope ya agree

Bee says:

August 15, 2007, 9:36 am

Its is amazing who first came up with the idea to go driving around and park their car in different places to see if it would roll backwards. They must have alot of time on there hands. But I guess im just hating cause I dont believe it. I also think its funny that everyone else goes and does the same thing just cause they say it happens. I guess that saying is true: “Monkey see, Monkey do!” Im out!

Casper says:

September 5, 2007, 4:54 pm

I just farted

JxK says:

September 9, 2007, 12:11 pm

It is called “a magnetic field”, start paying attention in your physics class ;p

Zena says:

September 28, 2007, 3:05 pm

I saw the red-eyed creature when I was a kid east of Lexington, Okla. And a bunch of my friends saw it too. It scared the hell out of us. They call it ‘Dead-man’s Curve’. It’s not so funny when it happens to you.

j says:

October 9, 2007, 4:52 pm

This is for the person wondering about spooklight it appears like you said between 10 and midnight i live about 8 miles from it. but i been out there atleast 10 times and seen it only twice once was a light as big as a basketball the other time it was size of golfball but i heard of two spooklight locations one is just down the road from the famous haufman mansion which people say the walls bleed heard screams inside the house and they were in the street shadows of boys appearing and disappearing a mysterious fog over the cemetery the wind blows around the area and it could be around 70 degrees and it would all of a sudden get chilly the thing really strange is the pool outside would turn to blood color and people used white flashlights to check to see if it was a light from a steet light 40 yards away but it was blood red real spooky, the mansion has since burned down but the cemetery remains and it is still a popular place for locals.

j says:

October 9, 2007, 5:24 pm

sorry the town it is by quapaw and you cross devils promenade bridge to get there heading east

Steph says:

October 31, 2007, 5:59 pm

I just got off the phone with my friend that lives in Bartlesville, OK. She said that cry baby bridge and gravity hill are nearly neat places. Her dad took her there when she was young. She did say that gap road has a interesting history and that alot of bad things happened there. I asked her if she would take me there when I go up there this summer and she said that she would then she asked if I had heard anything about the cement factory?! I had she said I need to look it up. If anyone knows anything about this please post! thanks

Dee says:

December 30, 2007, 2:51 pm

The comments about the Gap Road legend being confused with the Midget Mountain story in San Antonio..The Gap Road legend has been around longer than the Midget Mountain . So explain how it could be confused with the other? I heard my Granny talk about it and this was in the 1940’s that she was referring to ..it was a make out spot even back then!

Carrie says:

January 12, 2008, 1:45 am

I went to Pitt Road (gravity hill) when I was in high school (a long time ago). I was completely freaked out and took my parents back the next day and it still worked. At the bottom of the hill the road T’s if you turn right (you can’t turn left as it’s a dead end) there is an old one room rock house set back in the woods on the north side of the road. The story I was told is a witch use to live there, she killed several of the neighborhood children. She was killed by an angry mob, if you put powder on your bumper the prints that show up are hers. She is still trying to keep people away from her house. I know 10 yrs ago the house was there, we walked out there and through the woods behind but were too freaked to get to far!

kelly says:

April 21, 2008, 3:13 pm

I was wondering if any one knows where that lady cut off her sons head, hung his body from their antenna and drove off with his head and then the head started talking to her and im not sure what happens after that i do know that it is somwhere here in oklahoma i want to go see what happens when u visit there.

marlo says:

May 14, 2008, 5:26 pm

I lived in bartlesville all my life and have heard these stories often.I went to the Labadie manson and was scared shi@less with some friends back in 1986 something came at us at that manson and we took off running…many people have gone to the Cement Factory in Dewey Ok me being one of them-It’s a neat old place to visit which has some satanic markings and many rooms to visit…

Shelia says:

May 16, 2008, 8:15 pm

Kind of reminds me of the stop sign outside of Caney Vally High School’s parking lot. Back.. oh… in the 60’s or so.. a short time after that building was built, kid was shot by a prop gun. Apparently he and his friends had gone out hunting with the gun and forgot to take out the live ammo in it. The kid, Arthur was fatally shot.

I’d walked by that stop signs many times, sometimes when it’s not windy.. more when it was kinda breezy. The sign would clang loudly if you didn’t look both ways before crossing either the street or the entrance to the parking lot. There were times it would clang when traffic was coming. What’s freakiest about it. The wind can be blowing really hard… and that sign will not clang.

kelly says:

May 28, 2008, 9:32 pm

Hey all, I have lived in B-ville all my life and I’m 28yrs old now!!! My family has been in this area for OVER 100yrs we are one of the families that founded Pawhuska, Ok. Which has its own mysteries….
Any ways I have 2 comments:
1.Gap road and all its mysteries are very much true the hangins, the coach, the red eyes and THE HILL! When I was 16 my father took me out there and he proved to me that the hill does work, that is the night I saw the red eyes… And yes, as for the Chupakabra if you are not careful they can hurt you!!!
Well, some freinds and I wanted to disprove the hill, so we did the level and the powder. We took a level out there and the road does run uphill, not down hill as everyone says. As for the hand prints on the bumper, well, that is also true!! We polished my car and cleaned it very well and then put the powder on and you dcan and do see the hand prints. I about pissed my pants when we proved it ALL to be true. But, pleae keep in mind this was done about 10yrs ago, before this page and all the petty arguing… Some saay the hill is the result of the rotation and gravitational pull of the earth… OK THEN EXPLAIN THE HAND PRINTS……………………
2.All I have to say is that I am WHITE and do not think it funny or very mature for ya’ll who keep posting that you hate “the blacks”… GOD, I hate when people say that. The African Americans in our society have earned every ounce of respect that I have for putting up with the Bulls*&^%*((*&^ that they did. Who else would have been stong enough to stand up and fight for their freedom which should have been handed to them no questions asked……. HECK, most of the rail roads and historical homes and landmarks in the South was built with the hands of a “black man” as you say. So if you ask me you should shake their hands and thank them for all of the beautiful historical sites and all the rail roads in the south…

baileystover says:

June 12, 2008, 2:55 pm

u all suck !
u make me want to eat dead babies!!!!

Crystal L. says:

June 20, 2008, 1:50 am

I’ve never been to Gap Road in BVille, but my crew frequents Haunted Hill in Springer! It really happens, the car rolls uphill! Once, we felt something bump the front of the car before it started rolling. And another time, the car rolled, stopped, rolled again and hit over 30 MPH! There is also a small rock house there behind the fence. We have several pictures and videos of paranormal activity at the small house, a picture of a figure sitting in the doorway and a woman that is transparent in front of the house, wearing a light blue pioneer style dress and bonnett! Hey, this place made a believer out of me! If anyone doesn’t believe it, go there! Or, better, I will e-mail you the pictures and videos we took there! I have also researched the story of that place. Back in the 1800’s, the people in that area banished a woman from their community because she was believed to be a witch. They supplied her a small rock house to live in with her 2 small children with her promise to not bother the community’s people again. It was a cold winter and her 2 children got sick and died or starved to death, leaving her alone. The children are supposed to be buried there somewhere. Nobody knows where the witch went, but, when your car rolls, it is supposed to be the witch pushing you away from the house and her children.

Amber says:

June 21, 2008, 4:07 pm

I was raised by te crybabybridge in Copan area. My family and I lived in the house that you can see to the west of the bridge in walking distance. I was younger so at the point I didnt know the story behind what I knew as the “cool old bridge” but when I got older and heard the story it was a little freaky knowing that I lived right next to it and played outside in the dark. Yikes…

J Monkey says:

June 26, 2008, 3:28 pm

Just taking a crack in the dark here, but Oklahoma mountains are notorious for iron, iron pyrite, and quartz. These minerals heavily affect the electromagnetic forces on earth. Couple that with a train track, more iron, and you have yourself one hell of a magnet. I find it not at all surprising that the car would roll uphill. The fingerprints on the bumper, well I guess seeing is believing, but if I did see it I would be thouroughly creeped out. I have seen several unexplained things in my life. There is a bridge that a young man jumped off of and hit a box car killing himself known as Carpenter’s Bluff on the Red River. We have seen a human shape jump off the bridge only to never see anythig enter the water. What makes it worse is that it has happened many times while I was there. I gotta lay off those drugs.

J Monkey says:

June 26, 2008, 3:29 pm

Yes Broken Arrow is such a ruff hood. Represent your set homo, oops I meant homie.

Sandra says:

July 14, 2008, 2:48 am

i would probably lock my car door b4 i go to the hill.
:]]
jus to be safe.

conanrukus says:

August 12, 2008, 4:26 pm

I believe j monkey might be right. Not that I don’t believe in paranormal activity, I just don’t believe there could be so many ghosts with the desire to push cars up hills. It is probably electromagnetic forces caused by metal deposits and/or caused by underground rushing water. There is a road in Scotland where everyone kept crashing their cars for no apparent reason until someone figured an underground stream was causing the magnetic force and buried about 400 lbs of copper at the site.

Alexandra says:

September 15, 2008, 5:47 pm

I’ve never heard of these stories before, so I became every interested in them when I found this site. I’ll defenetly have to go on vacation there when I get older. Now for the reason I am posting this comment. Whoever said that they hate blacks, do you hate whites too? what about Asians? and Mexicans? We’re all the f***ing same you know. The last time I checked, we had all the same organs in our bodies. The only difference is that we have our own personalities, and looks. Grow the f*** up. That goes for all of you out there that hates black people. I have never, and will probably never understand why you people think like that. Wheather you want to accept it or not, we’re all the exact same. And by the way, you were just told off my a teenager, who’s also white. Maybe everyone out there should take my example, and start treating everyone the same.

ian xtreme says:

September 18, 2008, 11:28 am

the race riot story is an urban legend….it’s not real…what it’s taken from is midget mountain in San Antonio Tx, a bus load of kids were hit by a train on the hill and if you put it in nuetral place baby pouder on the back bumper your car will move forward untill it clears the tracks, after that you get out look at the back bumper you will see tiny finger prints of the chilrdren pushing your car to safety….now I know this to be true because I have done it….now the bartelsville story I have yet to get it to work so I think what you have there is a urban legend….but if anyone has an event that they would like to see put to the test…contact me @ ianxtreme@rocketmail.com no place is to scary for me…

ian says:

September 22, 2008, 12:30 pm

yes tel….that’s the one…magic mountain….san antonio, plus midget mountain is the only occurance of this type (the whole car moving across the tracks) that has been documented on live camera and the phenomenon did as the tale says….even the baby powder on the bumper’s

Sappy says:

September 28, 2008, 6:28 pm

I am in a ghost hunting group out of Bartlesville, OK, and gravity hill on Gap Road has been checked out. As for the road, it looks like your going uphill when infact, you are travelling downhill. A Level proved it. Also, for the handprints on the back, we cleaned off the back then put baby powder on the bumper and there were no handprints on the bumper when we were done. It is actually pretty neat, though, because the car picks up speed as it travels downhill an makes it pretty far before stopping. We ended up past the bridge and almost to the stop sign before the car leveled out and came to a hault. Fun stuff, but no ghosts were pulling or pushing the car. We did capture a few orbs on the top of the hill though but some of ‘em were probably bugs. Now the cemetery up the road past gravity hill….now thats a whole ‘nother story. ;)

Tam says:

October 4, 2008, 8:31 pm

There is a road in Helena, MT, that if you put your car in neutral your car will go up the hill.

Galen says:

November 17, 2008, 7:54 am

There is a haunted house in Bartlesville on Jennings Avenue across the street to the west of a quadplex apartment building. I experienced it myself and know the family who lived there and they experienced many sightings and occurances.

Stan the Jokeman says:

December 2, 2008, 6:44 am

My grandmother, who was born in 1907, grew up in and around Ochelata, Oklahoma.
Before she passed away, she confirmed many stories about Gap Road.
Not only, were innocent black men brutally murdered on Gap Road, during the Tulsa race riots, but the actual tree, largely used for the majority of the hangings still stands today, and is believed to be somewhat of a haunted, “death tree”.
In the early sixties my mother and some friends went to this tree, climbed it, and found a carved, sharpened prod like spear, that one can only surmise, may have been used to stab the bodies of the murdered men.
My mom’s friends convinced her to take the spear home with her, and mom swears the stick moved at night, while she slept.
One of her male friends took the spear, at her request, and threw it into the Caney River, not far away.
I did some of my own investigating, and discovered that atop Circle Mountain, which looms over Gap Road, is the foundation of a home, that some say belonged to a group who performed black magic, and satanic worship.
The house burned down many years ago.
There is also the legend of swinging bridge, and what crept around in the dry creek bed below.
In high school, a friend’s mom, lost her arm in a horrible car crash on Gap Road.
It could all be nothing more than pure coincidence.
But I think, so many evil things have happened here, it will never leave.
Drive down this road at dusk some evening, and see if you can’t feel the hair on your neck stand up.

Talissa says:

December 5, 2008, 5:19 pm

I use to live in Bartlsville for about 2 yrs. Had always heard the story about gap road the say there was hangings and you can see peo[ple hanging from the trees at night never saw it myself but as far as gravity hill the story i heard was a family got hit head on by a oncoming vehichle that crossed over the middle line and they all died its supose to be them pushing the car. Me and some friends actually went out there and stopped the car we even turned the car off in neutral, it actually started moving it was really cool.

mary white says:

March 6, 2009, 6:04 pm

i went to gap road a little over a year ago not long before my mom passed away and she begged me not to go because she said she had a bad feeling about it, my mother was 89 years old at the time but i had moved from bartlesville when i was 20 years old and that’s been years ago, i came from houstson to visit family that still lives there and i can tell you that putting your car in neutral and it moving by itself is true and it does stop by the railroad tracks just like most people say in fact after i got there and it happend i remembered what my mom said and it was scary, if nobody believes it then all they have to do is go there and find out for themselves i know i did, there is also a large house by the high school that used to be called college high but i’m not for sure what’s called now but they say that an exercisom was performed on it a few years ago but it didn’t work, can anyone tell about this thanks mary

Patrick Glover says:

March 27, 2009, 3:49 pm

On a happier and unrelated note, can anyone recommend a good sledding hill in Bartlesville?

tori says:

March 31, 2009, 4:00 pm

There is something like this in Florida, its called spook hill. The legend is that a some Indians had a war with a giant crocidile and the indians that where killed push your car uphill. Ive been there a ton of times and it works.

Stan the Jokeman says:

March 31, 2009, 10:27 pm

LOL.
Patrick, I am so with you. Sledding. Love it! Why don’t you go to Circle Mountain, and sled Uphill!!! WOW!!!!
Second:
Tori,
Unless your thirteen, please stop getting drunk before you type things.
They were not Indians. They were Japanese.
Your, “Spook Hill” tale obviously involved an evening of pot smoking, while watching a Godzilla movie….LOL
Just having fun…..

Dan Havenar says:

May 11, 2009, 6:47 pm

hahaha, I was raised in Bartlesville. It probably has something to do with all the meth labs, lol. oh, or maybe its the ghosts of the toothless white trash people who ran out of gas when shooting dope out there trying to get their car back to town.

Mason says:

May 15, 2009, 3:53 pm

I live in Dewey right beside Bartlesville and i have went to gravity hill it is a bit weird…Also for the skeptics for thinking nobody was hanged out there i have to accounts y it was called that… at one time it was called Ni**er gap road and my grandparents have pictures (paintings) of people hanging from the trees….

Pete says:

May 26, 2009, 1:05 am

HI I grew up near lawton Ok my girlfriend at the time my wife now. We both seen a figure in a tree watching us when it was a fullmoon. It was not human she will not talk about it to this day. We never went back and this is the first time I have spoke of it since then. I did not want to beleave what I seen was real. ?????

Jaime says:

May 30, 2009, 11:28 pm

FYI,
The “Gap” wasn’t where blacks from the race riots were hanged, it was where 4 escaped slaves back in the day were hanged. I have an article that tells of it. They were caught near Jesse Thompsons’ farm. He was a judge, but also family and it has been passed down that he was part of the underground railroad. That was why the slaves were near circle mountain trying to get to Jesse Thompsons’ place. Originally called “N…… Gap”, after the men who were hung. I’ve heard that you can sometimes hear sounds of the horses after them clopping down the road in chase. Lots of bad things have happened near there. My g-great uncle was murdered there when he was car-jacked back in the 40’s.

Jim Toll says:

June 21, 2009, 8:12 am

Dan Havenar was not raised in Bartlesville. He lived here until he was maybe seven .He never went to collage like he says he bought his degree.

Dan Havenar says:

June 22, 2009, 10:17 am

LOL, who the heck is Jim Toll first of all. Oh, and by the way, learn to spell college. What the heck does me going to college have to do with anything.OH, yeah and by the way you are right, I lived there until I was nine and then I moved away, and then I moved back again off and on several times. Have you been doing to much meth or has all the tooth loss started to affect the way you think (White Trash)

Gillian says:

July 15, 2009, 12:45 am

gravity hill is just an illusion.
people say it’s up hill but really it is downhill.
it’s still pretty cool and it always works for me.

you get there by going out to the american christian school on 75, then turn right if you’re going towards tulsa and keep it straight all the way down that road.
be careful on the railroad tracks.. you will most likely bottom out your car..
and be sure to stay straight on the road, don’t take the curvy roads or anything.. once you go past the railroad tracks there is a split in the road and the right split is Gap road.
but just stay straight and there will be a gravel turn around and just turn around there and drive back a little ways the way you came and put your car in neutral.

also, the labadie house, it’s not smart to go out there.
people do still live there.. and they don’t like people on their property.. they let you know it too..
hah.
yeh, enjoy.

Pawnshop says:

August 22, 2009, 12:33 pm

If you don’t know where to start, nothing will happen. Gap road is the site of many hangings during the Tulsa race riots, you can research that and find that it’s a fact. The heal is actually around the corner from the turn onto gap road and is built over an old osage indian burial ground. There is a chief mound not more than 150 feet off the side of the road, been there seen it. Gap road has a lot also, including the bleeding tree. Research shows that more than a thousand african americans, as well as indians, were hung on this road and thus the spritual activity. It is called gravity hill by the way, and has been for a long time. So non-believers keep on making your comments, they amuse me. I’ve been there, seen the effects of the place, and done the research. It’s the real deal.

Alex says:

October 15, 2009, 2:03 am

Yeahh I have been out there with some friends of mine.. We didnt see any creature with red eyes come running towards us, but the car did move and it freaked me plum the hell out! I have lived in the Bartlesville area all my life, and i really like going to all the places that are supposed to be haunted like the Labadie Mansion, Cry Baby Bridge and so on..but as for “Gravity Hill” It works! :)

Christine says:

October 16, 2009, 5:50 pm

The orb is the energy being transferred from a source (i.e. powerlines, heat energy, batteries, people, etc) to the spirit so they can manifest. This may not even be a conscious thing the spirit is doing, just a natural way they get their energy. This would explain why the orbs are round balls.

bhouston_72 says:

October 16, 2009, 11:16 pm

the 1 in springer oklahoma i know is true mayb not all the stories but definatley a car,ball,can u name it it rolls uphill.try getting on a skateboard and c if u dont feel sm1 pushin u u ca

Karen says:

November 10, 2009, 2:34 pm

we went to gravity hill on several occasions.One story is if you put the car in neutral on the tracks, ghosts of little kids will push you off. we did this and put baby powder on our bumper. we were pushed off. when we got out and looked, there were hand prints in the powder. NO LIE ! another time we went… we had 2 cars going. as we were being “pushed” up the hill, a black figure standing on 2 legs ran across the road.the first car stopped and started asking it what it was. it looked like it looked at us with glowing red eyes then just disappeared into nowhere. then as we were leaving, rite after we seen the red eyed thing, there was a 3rd car that appeared behind us. it followed rite on our tails, all of a sudden my aunt said “what is that car doing?” the car had turned its brites on. as we started to slow down the car DISAPPEARED. there was nowhere for it to turn no driveway, no other road… nothing. we stopped and got out and there was noone or thing out there.

Tania says:

November 20, 2009, 1:30 am

my mom use to live in oklahoma and she said now and then when she passed by there would be somebody staring you the death

ken says:

December 28, 2009, 3:46 pm

I grew up in Bartlesville and gravity hill was a popular place.It’ great to see after all these years it’s still so popular as a hangout. One word of advice;don’t stay to long.I didn’t!

Tanner Gruber says:

January 11, 2010, 10:44 pm

Ive actually been to gap road..i live in bartlesville and we actually call it “Gravity hill” but ive brought my car there put it in neutral and it did go up the hill….idk i think it might be the geography of the area

Tomeka says:

January 13, 2010, 1:57 pm

julie didn’t even capitalized Black which is supposed to be capitalized so of course she doesnt know Tulsa well,Oklahoma was ALL BLACK at one time. ALL of it was BLACKS and Indians Look It UP! The Whites stole our land here!

Tomeka says:

January 13, 2010, 2:16 pm

This has nothing to do with ghosts or roads or hills…I’m tired of White people THAT SAY they are not prejudiced but say Black when describing a person… ya’ll don’t do that when you describe a White person. One time a lady was telling a story in Public and loudly mentioned “The big Black guy” but mentioned no one elses race. Race wasn’t even a point in her story…it had nothing to do with it! just wondering why people do that of ALL races? Non-prejudice people say PEOPLE or A Man not “That Black Man or that White man! Please stop this! it doesn’t make since in 2010!
There aren’t that many full blooded Whites anymore!

Tomeka says:

January 13, 2010, 2:27 pm

DID ANY OF YOU LEARN THAT RACES ARE CAPITALIZED IN ENGLISH CLASS? A LOT OF YA’LL ARE VERY IGNORANT NOW LOOK THAT UP IN THE DICTIONARY!

Tomeka says:

January 13, 2010, 2:46 pm

Thanks Kelly but you did not capitalize Blacks either and Ive never met a person the color of black or the color of white.Never!

Thunder?Lightening says:

January 26, 2010, 1:36 pm

Just because I know some one will land flatfooted on my comments about race. When I speak of being Indian I say “I’m part American/Indian.” So yes, when I refer to myself and my own race, I’m using the same illustrative measures. I’m not a hater of people or religions. Just a clarifacaion of the facts. Jump on another bandwagon.ca

Ethan Hamilton says:

February 22, 2010, 11:44 am

I live in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and i have been out to gap road several times. the only reason peoples cars move is because the road is slightly slanted downhill. it doesnt look like a downhill slant because if you have your lights off, it makes an optical allusion. so pretty much, gap road is a bunch of bull.

jake says:

March 24, 2010, 5:45 pm

who ever said its black people who got hung in the tulsa race riot is dumb. The tulsa race riot happened in tulsa. Its a liitle ways from tulsa.

Stan the Jokeman says:

May 2, 2010, 6:04 pm

Wow! Haven’t wrote on this website in awhile, but I have to say, some of you folks need to stop getting drunk before visiting.
Tomeka….lighten up a little, and get over yourself. No one is attacking you. At least there are still large number of Americans of the African descent, who still exist.
Whites nearly wiped out an entire race of Indians, when they took over this territory that you live on, so get a hold of yourself. By the way, you live on Indian land. Not Black land.
This website is for one thing.
To honor the fallen men, who were brutally murdered on this road, and to share our own personal, sometimes spiritual experiences on this road.
We don’t politically posture here, and stick our hands out like we are owed something.

lee preist says:

June 14, 2010, 5:03 pm

I flex and pose out there all the time for all my Okla. friends.As part of OK mozart I will be flexing and posing tonight out in the NUDE!!!!!!!!!!!

Brittany69 says:

June 22, 2010, 6:58 pm

I have been here and we waited foe 10 minutes for our car to start rolling.. I would have to say go to Labadie (spelling) Mansion if u have the chance it is outside of Bartelsville almost to Copan.. Way more stuff happens there..

Bob says:

July 8, 2010, 1:33 am

As others have said, catman and the Labadie place NE of B’ville are the two other primary legends. Gap is S of town. These tales go back to at least the ’60’s.
One of the spookiest places in the county is where a densely wooded hill rising some 200′ from the rusty Caney river bridge could be home to about anything in your imagination. Do not change a tire here at night. Go north of this bridge to a tiny creekbed bridge where catman supposedly stalks some nights. A little farther N is the Labadie place, although I heard partiers burned it down except for a chimney. However, there is still a small family cemetary right next to the road surrounded by a dilapidated wrought iron fence. Keep going N to the highway 10 intersection and there is the entrance to the Mullendore ranch. An infamous unsolved murder occurred there in 1970 involving wealth, Chub Anderson and mafia ties.

Carol S. says:

July 8, 2010, 4:50 am

I have never been to any of these haunted places but would love to go check them out if someone would be kind enough to give better directions. I live here in Bartlesville,Ok. & have seen Gap Road but do you go East or West from Hwy. 75 or is it better to go Hwy.123 ? How many miles down is it? Etc. Will someone please tell me as I would love to go. As for the other haunted places we will have to wait awhile due to no gas money.

Bob says:

July 8, 2010, 5:46 am

Carol S, I made a mistake (two, actually…misspelled cemetery). Should read “NW” of town, not NE. You can get there by taking the west route toward Hulah lake also, but I think directions from hwy 75 might be simpler. Turn west off 75 at Copan, go across the lake dam and follow hwy 10 for roughly six miles past the dam until you see the big fenced in “Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch” insignia erected on the right. You want to turn left here on the gravel road and go south. Roughly one mile south and to the left (east) was the old Labadie place and the tiny cemetery, which is very difficult to see after dark unless you know where to look. About a mile further is the dry creekbed of catman noteriety (actually, the entire area). The last I saw it was covered with typical teenage spray painted satanic cliches and “(insert-2nd-rate-metal-band-here) rules” graffiti. Then, less than two more miles, you will come to a fork in the road. Go left to get back to the base of Copan dam, or go right and across the very spooky Caney river bridge and another right at the next fork to go around the wooded large hill and it will deliver you back to hwy 10 near Whipporwill Point and Bowring and you can take that route back to town. The hill and bridge are the eeriest place as far as I’m concerned. I travelled that road often between 1970-2000 and it’s fun at night…unless you have car trouble! According to Google Earth, the hill only rises 150′, not 200′ as I stated previously. Check the rearview often if you go at night. Could be a hungry bigfoot or a vengeful spirit gaining!

Cougar says:

September 20, 2010, 7:23 am

Bob,
My husband and I have done the Gravity Hill thing. Just a comment on the spray painting on the bridge: we loved the one that said “Satin is coming for you!” OOOOH!! I hope the poly/cotton blend isn’t with it! LOL!lesta

Cougar says:

September 20, 2010, 7:24 am

Bob,
My husband and I have done the Gravity Hill thing. Just a comment on the spray painting on the bridge: we loved the one that said “Satin is coming for you!” OOOOH!! I hope the poly/cotton blend isn’t with it! LOL!

Bob says:

September 22, 2010, 12:13 pm

Satin don’t scare me. Nyaaaaah. If they had said burlap or wool is comin’ fer ya, I’d be concerned…altho that poly is an unpleasant thought : /

mixeal says:

October 21, 2010, 3:48 pm

Last time i was on gap road, a Chupakabra pissed on my leg and stole my tires.

Mac says:

November 19, 2010, 2:05 pm

I used to go there with my wife back in the day. It’s just an illusion but like the other guy said, when you turn your lights off it looks like you roll up hill. The glowing eyes thing running out of the woods isn’t on Gap Road, it’s in Copan and they’re talking about Cat Man who lives at the Laberty house. (spelling?) Or what’s left of it. Been there a million times with the wife too…nothing ever ate us.

Mac says:

November 19, 2010, 2:10 pm

well I didn’t see that Bob had already covered that before i posted. Bob you’re missing part of the directions which include avoiding the old man who lives down the road to the right from the gate leading to the old homestead. Once you get across that you have to walk the half mile up what’s left of the drive way to get to the foundation of the house along with the barn and the servant’s quarters. Cat Man is supposed to kick *** up there too. I have to admit that the only thing that ever scared us up there was nature and too much beer but I’ll tell you what, on a full moon when you come out of the tree line that old house is pretty wicked.

Da' Kotten Picka' says:

October 30, 2011, 11:13 am

I’se be memberin’ dat road, its were my great antie and unkle usta live. back when da white devils be hittin’ us colord folk wif big stiks and such. and makin’ us pik da’ kotten wif are own 5 fingaz’

tru dat’

-kotten

Ashley says:

January 17, 2012, 3:06 am

I’ve lived in the Bartlesville area almost my whole life and have been to “Gravity Hill” on Gap RD many different times all with the same result, the car rolls. The story I was told was that blacks were hanged in the trees on that road that used to be called Ni**er Gap Road for that reason, I have never used powder or seen any “red glowing eyes” but I have heard that it is an optical illusion that the object (be it car or coke can) is actually rolling down but looks as though it’s rolling up.
As for Cry Baby Bridge, Labadie mansion, and Cat Man Bridge, I’ve been to the Labadie Mansion twice and I get creepy vibes every time. The friend that always drags me out there, since I have no idea how to get there on my own, told me that Cry Baby Bridge is right by the mansion and as your leaving the mansion you will sometimes see the “cat man” and I swear I did once. She also has told many stories about standing by the house and feeling like she was on fire and having to cleanse her house because she brought a ghost home.
Both sites are definitely cool spots to check out, if you can find them.

Josey says:

March 6, 2012, 11:48 pm

First of all, after reading all the stories, let me say that one thing I have noticed is racism is alive and well, which is disgusting. We are all a bunch of muts, very few people are of one race, believe it or not, white and black are not colors (look it up). But anyway, the ghost stories are very intersting, my husband grew up in the Copan/Bartlesville area and we come back to visit often, he has experienced some of the very same things spoke of on here. Now can we please get rid of the hate, these places are haunted because people were treated badly in their earthly bodies, 90% of that was due to a racist act, aren’t we all a little wiser and more educated now?

amanda says:

March 29, 2012, 12:20 am

i just want to make one comment. yes, he gap band is from tulsa. that’s bc it’s named after Greenwood, Archer, and Pine. Gap street in B-ville is just Gap street.

Angle of death says:

July 17, 2012, 4:33 pm

This road is nothing more than a illusion, Google earth shows how the road is a down hill slope,, and if to the person who claims they cae from florida for this,,lmao ur full of it. this isnt a big deal enough to reach florida!

Stephanie says:

September 17, 2012, 12:36 am

I heard of the train tracks in San Antonio and even been there but it’s not uphill or anything so if u put the car in neutral it’s gonna go forward and also we didn’t see any hand prints in the back either so it’s hard to believe. I’m not gonna say I don’t believe in ghosts or any paranormal activity but u can’t believe everything u see and hear.

Keith says:

September 11, 2014, 2:27 am

Hi, I usually don’t post anything ever on the web. Just here to read,
but I read that people were skeptical of this place… I also read that
some of you couldn’t find it and drove a long way, just to be disappointed.
This saddens me… I don’t live in Bartlesville, in fact it’s about an hour away from me,
but I’ve still been going there for years. It all started when I was about 18 years old.
I’m the type of person who doesn’t believe in any of this so take everything
I say to heart. My best friend and I are talking about the subject and he learns that
I don’t believe in ghosts or anything supernatural. I tell him I want to,
but I never could because I’ve never seen/felt/known any proof. I still stand by it.
That all changed… One night he took me to what he called, the haunted hill.
I didn’t believe him, of course, but I figured why not let myself be disappointed.
The location is what I see everyone getting wrong… So I’ll tell you exactly where it is;
at least for us. Yes you pass the bridge, the train tracks and go to gap road.
Upon entering gap road, you turn left and follow the winding road about half a mile until
you reach the top and hit a straight away. Here at the end if this road you see
a left turn and a couple houses in front of you… This is it. You turn your car around here,
position yourself in the center of the road, right where it starts. Yes, you have to be in the
right spot or it doesn’t work… There’s a little birdhouse to your left and that’s usually where
I like to line up my car door to. I’ll explain to you what to do and what happens; I’ll explain to you how I felt and how it changed me. The first time, my friend says, “okay get out and get in the drivers seat”. So I play along… He then explains to me his version of the story. Racial riots, four innocent black men were hung, and they are bound to the place… What takes place is them pushing your car to safety. So much so, that you can leave your car turned off, be pushed up this so obvious hill(it’s very subtle but still a hill) and be pushed all the way down, across the tracks and across the bridge… All with you car off; keep your lights on please.
I still don’t believe him.
Here I am, sitting in the drivers seat. I letting foot off the brakes, and turn my ignition off.
This is when it happened… The car starts moving. This isn’t just moving… Something is moving us. My car makes noises like it’s being bent, I hear strange things. The car is shaking and rumbling ever so quietly. Nothing like it would normally do; aside from that I feel something. For the first time in my life I don’t feel alone. I was freaked out, but I wasn’t scared… Sure enough, we were pushed slowly to the peak of the road, and down we went. All the way down across the tracks and across the bridge. At that point we lost the momentum, the car stopped and we went back and did it a dozen times. :)
I’ve taken every one of my friends and to this day, still enjoy it with the same results. I don’t know what I believe at this point, and it’s your choice to believe whatever you will; but this is a real supernatural thing. Gravity… Okay that could be a very believable explanation from your screen, but know this. When you are at this hill and you’ve ventured to this insanely creepy place at 3 A.M., you will think as I do. I hope this changes your mind, or even inspires you to go experience it for yourselves. Thanks for reading :)

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