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Guthrie’s School for Boys

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Guthrie’s School for boys was once a youth detention center, but is now abandoned. It is said that a dark figure now haunts the bell tower located in the center of the school.

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Alex says:

October 3, 2005, 8:45 pm

The story on the boys’ home is up for sale and there maybe a family buying it to convert it to a private home.

janice wigley says:

October 5, 2005, 9:45 pm

do they ever allow people to go thru the school in groups?

Allison says:

October 9, 2005, 1:00 am

No, group tours are not allowed. The home shut down in 1978 and was bought in 2000. It has been redone and it is not a private home. Creepy if you ask me. However they do allow weddings there and it has the most beauitful gardens I have ever seen in Oklahoma. Its said that you can hear boys screaming in there and that on of the nurse maids hanged herself in the bell tower. At night between 2am and 4am you can heard gasps coming from the tower. The really scary place in Guthrie is the old hospital. Just being near it freaks me out.

Randi Smirg says:

October 27, 2005, 10:04 am

I have been to both, the house once was really scary before they renovated it. There are old graves sites on the back side of the property. I called and did some research on the place and it used to be owed by the Masons. It was called Masonic Boys Home back then. It was pretty scary when we used to go in it. There were old papers liek birth certificates layiung around along with trash scattered. There are rumors of spirits being in there. One time we enterted a window on the bottom floor backside of the building and a black shadow kept lurking aroudn us the whoel time, it was a really eerie feeling!!! The hospital is really scary also. You can see things moving in the windows when you drive up to it!!

tim kanoff says:

November 17, 2005, 11:54 am

hey people waz up im 18 and i live in okc i wanna find a real haunted house to try to spend the week or weekend so if any of you know where i can find one that would be cool and if you want you can join me my e-mail adderess is THEBOGGIE_MAN666@YAHOO.COM its all in caps well thanks and talk to you later peace

TONI says:

November 17, 2005, 1:44 pm

Hi my name is Toni, I’m writing this in reference to the ghostly happenings in my home.My husband Dale died on Feb 02,1992..After his passing things started happening in my home.Dale did die in our home.He started doing all kinds of things.We would see shawdows in the hall.Lights would come on by thier self.He would move things.My 4 year old daughter seen him in my room she came to me and asked where did he go? She said he was there then he was gone.Thing’s like pictures would fall off the wall.There are so many things he would do i can’t list them all.But we knew it was him.We dont see much of anything now but,Id still like to we still miss him dearly.

TONI says:

November 17, 2005, 1:45 pm

Hi my name is Toni, I’m writing this in reference to the ghostly happenings in my home.My husband Dale died on Feb 02,1992..After his passing things started happening in my home.Dale did die in our home.He started doing all kinds of things.We would see shawdows in the hall.Lights would come on by thier self.He would move things.My 4 year old daughter seen him in my room she came to me and asked where did he go? She said he was there then he was gone.Thing’s like pictures would fall off the wall.There are so many things he would do i can’t list them all.But we knew it was him.We dont see much of anything now but,Id still like to we still miss him dearly. Please someone give me some feed back

Cole says:

November 28, 2005, 2:30 pm

I’m doing a paper on Halloween for yearbook and I’d like some storys on hounted places in Guthrie. Thanks

Aqua says:

November 28, 2005, 10:30 pm

Where is this located in oklahoma

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Sandy says:

February 14, 2006, 5:00 pm

Come on, I am 64 years old and grew up in Guthrie. I have heard so many stories about this and the Masonic Childrens Home. I lived across the street from Masonic Childrens Home and my own step-son still thinks they murded children there. Not so. The children were well taken care of. Had horses, cows, play ground with even a farris wheel. Bowling ally gardens etc. The only haunted places I know of is a house in the 300 block of E Noble. One of the buildings down town also. Sorry, the rest make a good story.

Red Cypert says:

February 21, 2006, 12:11 pm

Ok people, this is an up date on the old hospital in Guthrie. I went there a while back with a friend of mine and yes, it is a truely sadistic place indeed. HOWEVER, the Logan County Sherriff’s Dept. watches this place RELIGIOUSLY!!! They will prosecute to the fullist! That’s b/c OKGHS has thousands of $$$ of equip. (and alarms) watching the place for “activity”. But if u can get past the dozens of pigs and avoid the cameras, well… lets just hope u don’t run into what we say…

Red Cypert says:

February 21, 2006, 12:14 pm

sorry, i meant to say SAW. it gave me gitters thinking of it and so i screwed up

Taylor says:

March 15, 2006, 5:02 am

Me and some buddies of mine just got back from the old hospital, and we were so freaked out. we took some pictures and saw faces in the windows. we took off and didn’t go back

paul cox says:

March 19, 2006, 1:04 am

yea so about a year ago me and about 10 other ppl went in their one night, we took the hard way through the trees and **** next to that neighborhood..yeah bad idea, theres alot of barbed wire fences you have to climb…
we went in through the bathroom window
that **** is so scary, we went all the way up to the bell tower and you could actually hear ****
if you ever get a chance to “break” into it, do so you will be glad you actuallty got to go in their

Courtney says:

March 24, 2006, 4:27 pm

I went into the boys home back in 2001. At that time there were people living in a tralior on the black top in the back yard. Back in 1998 I use to enter through the back door there. But the last time I went I had to climb in through a window. They’ve also put a tall iron fence around it that made it almost impossible to get in. Believe I spent 6 hours in that building with candels a flashlight and a blanket. I don’t care what anyone says, that place made me a believer in ghosts.

Courtney says:

March 24, 2006, 4:32 pm

I have had so many contacts with ghosts in that building that I think I brought some home with me. I too collected papers and little trinkets from the home. Some of the bedrooms inside had closets in them that were only 3ft. tall and 6ft long. The closets had sinks in them and locks on the doors. Now tell me why would anyone need a closet with a sink and for gods sake a lock on the door?!!! These kids were beaten by the lady that ran the place. I still believe that the 5 boys that died r still there.

ausonion says:

March 26, 2006, 12:00 am

I hate homos

Steve M says:

March 28, 2006, 8:49 pm

I was told by the Police in Guthrie that the Boys Home is NOT haunted, and they added that the Stone Lion Inn IS haunted. There have been many people who have broken into the old building, some of which were seriously injured, due to it’s state of disrepair. The place WAS rather creepy looking, like something from a hollywood film. Standing outside on a crisp October evening in 1999 the building made the Bates Mansion look like a warm and welcoming place. But, I believe any “ghosts” were in the eye of the beholder.

Jamie says:

March 31, 2006, 5:05 am

I am really, really wanting to check out the two places, the Boys Home and the hospital. I wish I knew someone in Guthrie to help me out in that department. I have wanted to check them out for years. I am somewhat tired of taking tons of orbs pictures in cemeteries. But we do it, still, to capture orbs. I have been interested in proving the afterlife for many years. I know it would scare the poop out of me, but, I need to know. You know? I keep trying to get my husband to go stay at the Stone Lion Inn, and maybe this weekend. Not sure. If anyone has any information of Guthrie hauntings, please email me at I really want to go check out those places, but I just can’t get arrested. That is some bull****. If only they would give ghost tours. They could make some money! =)

Jamie says:

March 31, 2006, 5:05 am

PS–I have heard of the story of the nurse abusing the boys, too.

Jamie says:

March 31, 2006, 5:07 am

PPS-Sorry, I forgot. Where is the old hospital located? How can I find it? Any suggestions on how to get some pics?

night_owl says:

April 5, 2006, 4:43 pm

i live in del city and the place to be at night is sunnylane and 29th street thats right the cemetery i was told thing’s go on in there and i never been up there at night but been told story’s from everyone that live’s here

Red Cypert says:

April 11, 2006, 11:52 pm

sorry people the old boys home was converted into a home around september of last year and is currently occupied. sorry for the inconvenience. 04/11/06

p.s. i’m dead serious, people now live there!!!!!

Red Cypert says:

April 11, 2006, 11:58 pm

and as far st the old hospitle is concerned, forget it. the logan county sherriff’s dept. watches that place religously and they WILL ticket ur *** and/or take u to jail for breaking and entering. if u don’t believe me then i will happily email u a copy of the $375 ticket ticket the they gave to me when i went!!!

Michellle says:

April 23, 2006, 1:43 am

The orphanage has been totally renevated by a family who lives on the property. The building has been constructed to its original colonial beauty. Events and weddings take place regularly. There are now plush gardens where barbed wire fences once stood. It looks nothing like it was before, but there is still an eerie feeling to walk around this gorgous place after hearing horror stories about it all your life.

Vivi LaTareen says:

April 29, 2006, 10:47 pm

I’ve heard and read lots of different ghost stories, and lots of them don’t make any sense. They are just a bunch of bullshit stories that people try to scare other people with. But I do travel to lots of places, and lots of them are real. For instance, this story about the Guthrie’s School for Boys is true. I’ve been there countless of times, and I’m even good friends with one of the guards there. He said that he has heard lots of strange noises while patrolling there at night. Those of you who don’t believe this, go check it out for yourself, and ask the people there, because there is definatly some paranormal activity going on around there.

morgan green says:

May 4, 2006, 10:55 am

AwW..mAn that is some scary stuff!!!!I am gunna go there and get the pea scared out of me aren’t i!?!

IR says:

May 19, 2006, 3:56 am

sorry, i meant to say SAW. it gave me gitters thinking of it and so i screwed up

Comment by Red Cypert | 02.21.2006 | 12:14 pm

Just what did you see? I love details…

dustin says:

June 13, 2006, 11:39 pm

i used to have a black figure following me it was weird i onece saw it bending over and it had red eyse like it was ganna kill somthing like me but later on i was at a friends house i saw it but after i moved to a different town it stopped stalking me o ya and im 14 it stopped at around 13 years old send me a picture of the house and the house i used to live in was haunted it creeked, after we moved in when i was 3-4 the lights never worked because the black figure messed it up i saw him this story is true.

Joe says:

June 29, 2006, 11:47 pm


I used to frequent the Guthrie Masonic Boy’s Home back when I was younger. First time I went was in 1990. I can honestly say it freaked the hell out of me. When we went, we had no idea the place was even supposedly “haunted”. Afterwards, we used to go there on the weekends when we were bored. The last time I went was during the daytime. There’s a small parking lot in the back. We parked the car and just sat out there for a while, looking in all the windows as people would say they could see faces and movements. Suddenly, we ALL heard music playing (sounded like an old church organ) loudly. We sat there terrified for what must have been 15 to 20 minutes until we decided we had to go in and investigate. As soon as we entered, the music stopped. We ran back to the car and the music started again. VERY creepy. I still have nightmares about that place. The elevator I almost walked into not realizing it was just an empty shaft! The paperwork everywhere dating back to the 1800’s. And the giant empty pool. I’m saddened to hear that it has been renovated and is now occupied. I’d love to go back again and see it as it used to be!

Cole says:

July 11, 2006, 9:01 pm

i live in Guthrie 2 blocks from the old boys home the man that bought it is from Edmond Oklahoma.. He only restored the ball room the class of 04 got to have their prom there wich i have pictures of and will try to post them and leave a link here. he tore down most of the home all that is left is the west wing and ball room the rest of it is his personal buisness that he runs from the home

Kay says:

July 14, 2006, 5:18 am

My mother-in-law ans I have a web page that deals with paranormal pictures,and help with answers concerning paranormal activity please check it out or feel free to e-mail me.

T says:

July 29, 2006, 4:40 pm

Hey people, I am from Oklahoma City and I used to go to Gutherie all the time when I was younger. The Boys Home is kinda scay but you cant realy get that close to it. When I went there, we saw red lights flashing in alot of the windows, shortly after, we got stop by the police. They gave us a warning and said the red lights were paranormal investigators, or somethin like that. Now the hospital is freakin crazy, we accualy went inside but just for a few minutes. It just dident feel write. We met with a kid that lived n Gutherie, and he told us how to break in and said that someone resently died when they fell through the rotten staircase. It was crazy. If you havent been there, you have to go, theres something wrong about that whole town, somethins not right. If you ask a local about the hauntings, they will get mad and refuse to talk to you.

OklahomaTrey says:

August 12, 2006, 5:18 am

me and some of my friends about 7 went to the hosptial in guthrie, mainly because we have heard story of people seeing lights turning on and off. and people standing in the window.

well went went there from oklahoma city near mustang. we left at 1230 got there at 130 at night, it was hard to find its off of noble between 20th and 19th. well we got there parked in the neighborhood (mainly because of there is a hotel thingy place that is open 24 so watch it and dont let them see you)

so we got there. there is a building in the back its like the power house and the boiler room and have a guarge and i have to admit it was really chill but creepy because everything was rusty and old. i recomend to find the basment in that place its awsome but watch out its also really easy to cut up your legs if you dont watch where you walk, since there is alot of old **** on the ground.

well the hospital it self is boared shut, and is i do say impossible to get in and we literally tried every window tryed our hardest to get some boards loose. there was one way to get in. the back where that building i was talking about. there is this walking place if you can get on top of that there is this a/c vent that runs to the window but is very shady and would be hard to get out of.

also watch out because the place is just hott with cops.

but here is the stuff that we saw while we there.

number one we drove by and the place just have this looming feeling about it. its like in the movies where thedrive up to the place and the camera goes up and it looks like its the tallest thing in the world.

and also there are lights in the building, in theory the place has been empty more then most people have been alive in that town so they should be burnt out and not on because i mean why.

and also you go up and there will be lights on and then come back and some other lights would be on and some would be off.

like we were trying to find a way in and the 3rd story above the half ground basement so about like 40 feet or so up. and like the light was on. and then we came around again to check some other place and the 2nd story light right below it was on.

well like i could see if a homeless guy was in there but the thing is that place is like shut like a fort and for someone to get in there would have to be a mountian climber to get to the 3rd and 4th story windows which i see impossible so i belive with out a doubt some crazy **** is happening.

i have had friends that have driven up and lights turn on and off in the place and figures or 50’s people in the window.

i swear on my life this place is creepyand haunted and if you get in there i tip my hat and bow to you. and i would like for you to tell me how you did.

but i worn go with alot of people because i swear that you will be scarred but i would do anything to get in there.

if you can get in there i bow down to you its impossible.

Thalia says:

August 15, 2006, 8:07 pm

I don’t know where that is but there probably is?! I don’t know?

bill says:

August 19, 2006, 5:39 pm

I can’t believe ya’ll…GHOSTS…get real, its all in your head…i guess ya’ll believe in deerlady to

Phyllis oklahoma city says:

August 27, 2006, 10:40 pm

The orphange was not just boys it was boys and girls, It was run by the masons. The home had a good history, the reason it was shut down was because the laws changed. Instead of one big orphange they now place children in foster homes to get more of a personal home atmosphere. The property was bought by a family who renovated the entire land and home it is a fabulous home. It is done in a grand way. We did a televison show there the people are gracious. The daughter and her husband have a wedding business in part of the home. The owner is a Prison Builder that is his career. I appreciate the fact they kept the property as original as possible. They even left the play ground equipment in tact as history. There is no eerie feeling. It is warm and inviting. If you are planning an occasion or maybe a wedding check it out.

nikki says:

September 5, 2006, 4:02 pm

hey! well i live in a small town just north west of guthrie, and i’ve been in the old boys home. the stories are completely true. it’s the wierdest feeling i’ve ever had. though now, it’s occupied. a very rich man had it redone, it’s beautiful, and him and his family live in it. my brother-in-law helped redo it and he says he’s not scared of anything, and on evening him and his buddies were workin and they kept hearing things. at first the ignored it, but then they heard footsteps and cries and screams. they took off. scary stuff.

Call me Niff-Zilla says:

September 7, 2006, 9:58 pm

Was wondering if someone could give me directions to the hospital coming from oklahoma city?

katiesp says:

September 18, 2006, 8:57 pm


I’m in need of some help. I’m doing a documentary on the Masonic Boys Home in Guthrie, and I need to know if there’s anyone who would be willing to share their experiences… past and present. I would love to have a local perspective as well. This is not a malicious act against the home. I simply want to document a story. Also, if anyone has any pictures of the home before it was redone (and can send me a link to them), it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

PLEASE let me know if anyone can help me!!! I’m looking to shoot this weekend (9/22/06).

Ashley says:

September 21, 2006, 5:17 pm

Hi my name is ashley and i used to live in guthrie when i was younger and my mom my aunt and i used to go up to the masonic home and phyllis is right part way the home was for boys AND girls. But any ways we used to go up there almost every night pretty late and we would watch it through the windows and their really are figures that appear in the windows and disappear. Lights would really turn on and off and the place did send off creepy chills. I havent been there in quite a while so i’m not sure what it looks like now but i do have a few pictures of what it use to look like. But all in all the place was beautiful even though it was closed down and borded up. I love that building and wish i could have gotten it or atleast got to go through it but who knows maybe one day. As for the hospital we went there too and took pictures and waited but i dont remember seeing any figures just the same thing going on with the lights: on and off. Both of the buildings were pretty cool looking then but like i said i dont know any more i havent been down there in a while. But i do plan to go back down there one day to see them again Because they were very beautiful when i lived down there i remember that they used to have the look of some thing old but the look of having alot of memory in them two. If you go to see them just look dont go to see if you break in cause it just ruins apart of history. The building used to be awesome to look at late at night. Thanks, Ashley

Brian says:

September 22, 2006, 12:42 am

My Cousin is having his wedding this weekend (9-23-06) in the garden. They have really made the place look awesome. We walked though part of the building and i did get some wierd vibes about the place, i personally dont believe in ghosts, but nonetheless its creepy. The old playground equiptment on the east side of the property was eerie to say the least. I would have loved to go into the building before it was renovated. My other cousin told me stories about it. Evidently they have torn down several parts of it. Here is a link to what the building used to look like, and what it looks like now:

Quite a change. He told me that people have sacraficed animals in the old swimming pool too, Probbaly not though. They did infact fill in the pool and its now a ballroom used for indoor weddings and such.

On the other hand, The Hospital, I, like many of you, have heard its haunted. Also before they tore down the old Santa Fe Railroad station below the bridge it looked really creepy and haunted.

amanda says:

October 4, 2006, 6:48 am

hey i have a question about this site

amanda says:

October 4, 2006, 6:53 am

mwahahaha, im so scary. if u dont reply i’ll rip the flesh from ur bones… slowely and painfullly

Amber says:

October 4, 2006, 12:22 pm

i think its a giant muentant bat who is just looking for a mate

kayli says:

October 17, 2006, 11:07 pm

coment for the message I HATE HOMOS


Tiffany says:

October 18, 2006, 8:57 pm

My husband grew up n guthrie and i have been n the orphange a million times. There was a room we called the blood room because the walls were covered in blood one night and the next the blood was gone. We had a little girl follow us around and tell us to protect her. A man came out of one of the fireplaces and we ran!! Also the masons used to hold seances in the room next to the bell tower. It had a huge pentagram on the floor and we were actually chased from the place when we interupted one night. That place definitly had some strange stuff just like the whole town

A Citizen says:

October 23, 2006, 3:04 pm

For you people who want to know about the “boys home” and the old hospital you need to know both are very protected! There is no avoiding as one person says “the pigs” in these places. The law will press the law to the fullest extent. So if your thinking of visting these places and thinking of avoiding the law think again your not! You can try and I will visit you in the local jail wether the county or city! As we say here “enjoy your stay in the local city hotel, enjoy your stay” Then I will say to you face to face “I told you so” As far as mass murders at the boys home that is just a rumor, as one person said they were taken very good care of. As far as the old hospital good luck on that one If you wants chills and thrills you will experience it in the local jail! So see ya there !!

Alexandria says:

October 29, 2006, 7:01 pm

ok i live in guthrie. the guy that renovated the old boys home name is Calvin, my dad knows him, he works at the guthrie airport and is doing alot of stuff with jets and all the jazz, he is very rich. The place is gorgeous now, i vaguely remember what it looked like before he fixed it up but it was creepy. ive only been to the hospital once, never gone inside but its scary just looking at it in the middle of the day!

Alexandria says:

October 29, 2006, 7:04 pm

the masonic scottish right temple is pretty wicked also, we do alot of stuff in there for choir and when we get the chance me and my friends sneak off and explore. apparently its haunted, the janitor died under a light fixture putting in a light bulb, and my friend claimed she saw him one night, while exploring, and shes not one to lie or even believe in that stuff. trust me its spooky.

britta says:

November 3, 2006, 12:46 pm

i’ve been to many supposedly haunted places, back several years ago. but, the only place i actually saw or heard anything unusual was the haunted masonic orphanage in guthrie. we went when there was a trailor behind it, after it had been bought out. there were like 5 of us and we all stopped dead in our tracks and looked at each other at the same time, jaws dropped and wide eyed. we were right by the room with the locked door, that we never could get in and we all heard children screaming. it was unlike anything i’d ever experienced in any supposedly haunted place. it was insane!

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November 14, 2006, 2:04 am

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Steven says:

November 15, 2006, 5:21 pm

… “and one time at Band Camp”

Geez who knew there were so many B&E artists
in oklahoma – this place has so many illegal
visitors you must all be running into each other.


carol says:

November 16, 2006, 1:43 am

Well I think most of you are confused. I don’t know anything about a “boy’s home” in Guthrie, but I was one of the children that lived in the Masonic Children’s Home, and i don’t remember it being haunted. The Mason’s were very good to the children there. Yes, there was discipline but no abuse to my knowledge. I was there from 1965-1971 and thank God i was there and not in some foster home. As I remember it, we were given everything that a child could ever want accept for parents. And also taught about Jesus for which I am most grateful.

Twylla says:

November 22, 2006, 5:46 am

Okay everyone, I used to attend the Job Corps Center in Guthrie Oklahoma back in 1998. I had heard several stories about the place. For instance, There was a nurse who used to take out her anger on the children. Children were treated nice to the every day passer by. But behind closed doors was another story.
It is said that back in its history, children were abused and locked in rooms… especially the infirmary. when children got ill they were all thrown in a room and locked…some children died because of the lack of medical attention. Mind you there werent laws like there are today…the state didn’t do routine inspections like we know our state would do today.
Well, there was a night me and my closest friends, (about 6 of us) hopped the fence at job corps, and decided to go check the place out… A friend of mine had been there and swore the place was truely haunted.. But me a HUGE SCEPTIC, was just along for the ride (away from the job corps campus)
Well on this particular night it was pouring down rain…by the time we got there, we all were soaked and partially covered in mud. At this time there weren’t really too many obsticals when getting inside.. We entered the back through a window that was partially boarded….we had flashlights…and the second we entered, my friends started feeling spooked, but me the sceptic just wanted to explore the place.
Well, we started walking in some of the rooms that the west wing i think. And I could faintly hear some whimpering whispers… to me it sounded like a little girl..but It didn’t really spook me. The further we wandered, at one point, it got terribly cold, i mean COLD. we were in the long hallway on the second floor and all of a sudden all three of our flashlights went dim….almost completley out. My friend said SHHH listen..then we heard some footsteps slowly approaching us..but could no see a thing…thats when I really started feeling as though the rumors weren’t false…well we were all frozen stiff and then out of no where all you could hear is what sounded like 3 or 4 little children screaming… I mean screaming like they were being hurt.. thats all it took all 6 of us ran down stairs and headed back to the window we had entered. We were about 10 feet from the window (running) and all of us heard a little voice say “hurry she’s comming” we got out of there shoving each other out the window to the point some of us landed face first in the mud….we didn’t care!
I was in tears when we got outside and shaking terribly.
Our goal was to go to the bell tower, we never made it. But as we walked away from the place we all just stood in awe of what we had experienced…. My friend shouted look….and he was pointing at the bell tower. And all you could see was a dark shadow that definatly wansn’t translucent. we ran all the way back to job corps and didn’t stop….I had nightmares about the place for a while, and realized I was convinced that there was truely something paranormal about the place…
A few weeks later some other friends of mine said they were going to jump the fence (of job corps) and go check the place out themselves, I pleaded with them not to… But I guess people have to experience things for themselves.
Its crazy to think someone has renovated the scarey place….I don’t care how nice it is today,,, i will never go there again.

Melina says:

December 3, 2006, 3:04 pm

When I was 17 I am 42 now I was in an abusive relationship and women like this or teenagers with no place to go would have to go stay in the old Hospital, I knew nothing about it, upon entering that long drive it was the scariest and creepiest thing I was scared to death, I seen a red light on the second floor, I didn’t ask anyone what it was, in my mind I thought people were working on maybe other levels.
Upon entering there was very little light used in the Hospital and a very small section on the first level there were only about six of us there total including the two person staff. We were not allowed to roam on other levels of the Hospital of course and confined to a small hallway with a couple of rooms that we used. I remember always hearing strange noises at night and seeing shadows you could hear people walking around upstairs. Everything about that place was spooky and even back then the police patrolled it and was there. I would never want to go back inside of it again. I was there for about four days and could not wait to get out of there, I could not sleep because I was so scared at night.
Funny no one mentions Job Corps, I always believed Job Corps was Haunted also, that was once scary property with a history.

taiku says:

December 10, 2006, 11:29 pm

I used to live on N. Osk street, a few blocks away from the childrens’ home. When I was younger, a few friends and I would screw around behind it after we were done fishing at Bird creek (Back when there were fish in it, anyway). A friend of mine and myself BOTH found two graves back there under some trees. But we can’t find them again. Anywhere. Really weird.

lynetta says:

December 28, 2006, 2:37 pm

hey i’m new at this ….. i’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 shadowland’s haunted places, i want to know when the fire was were children really killed? drop me a line at and put huanted in the subject because this is my junk e mail account thanx much love and keep explroning

gene says:

December 29, 2006, 2:35 am

hi i live in guthrie till i was 21 the home is hunted. i have had the demons hiss at me when i would
go on the grounds you could see all sorts of stuff at night. Yes a lot of magick happen in there.The masoins
did most of it the guy that owns it is a masoin he bought it for 1 dollar the maisons worship the devil.
I have old masoinc logs talking about the the place.
they made the kids work printing presses and ohter things but they gave they some money when they kick them out at 18. If I rember right they shut it down after a big fire. email me
If you want more. bye

Resident Of Guthrie. says:

January 13, 2007, 8:20 pm

This was a boys orphanage. A rich middle aged man bought it and theres many stories that i have witnessed. I lived a block away from this house I heard howling at about 10 p.m. this place is indeed haunted.

Hikaru Nagisa says:

January 26, 2007, 5:17 pm

I’ve been having the same preminission every night since two years ago, to my knowledge it is telling me that I need to find this person in my dream, but I do not understand it. Atop of that, I have also had my run-ins with some ghostly spirits, One night while I was walking home, I noticed a girl standing by the street, so I went to go help her out, but when I got closer to her, she continued to fade away, then when I finally reached her I was surprised to find a locket on the ground, when I went home that night I watched the news and found out that there was a girl dying of a terrible disease, when they showed a picture of her, I immediately went to the hospital where she was being held, I told the doctor to give her the locket, and when they did, I was sitting in the waiting room, and the doctor came back out and told me that she had died after he handed her the locket, but, the surprising thing was she had a smile upon her face, and when I got up and turned to leave the hospital, I came face to face with the ghost of that girl, she was short and thin, but she looked so happy, she looked like she wanted to say something, but she couldn’t, I then welcomed her, and exercised her body to heaven. I am a buddhist monk and I appreciate spirits, and I believe that no spirit is angry, just confused and disoriented, wondering if they are dead, and become upset when no one sees them or helps them. So, I have made it my lifes mission to help spirits find peace. And recently my brother had died, actually it was back in June, and he was shot in the head, I went to the crime scene, and even though it hurt to be there and I could sense much pain and suffering in that mere room. I prayed for the souls that died in that room to find rest, I then went into the back room where my brother’s killer had died, and I casted his soul to find rest as well. After that moment, the whole atmosphere had changed. I’m sure that many people can exercise spirits, and a question that was asked of me recently, was “why do, whenever we go to cemetaries do we hear the voices of children?” Well, Children mostly die without the knowledge of what death is. And so, with that, they never seem to cross over, I have done my studies and have exercised children spirits before, there have been poltergiests in some of the places, the children had become enraged by something and didn’t like it, so they threw objects around the room and broke light bulbs and chilled the mere air. I calmed down those spirits with prayers and then I gave them peace by exercising them. I wish that more people could do such things and be able to help more spirits find peace. I wish the best of luck to all and I hope that all the spirits you help find the peace they have been looking for. And I apologize for all of you that have lost loved ones. I hope that you will find peace in your hearts as well, to put the past behind you, though your feelings may still linger. Good Luck and Good bye.


February 11, 2007, 6:39 pm


Debbie says:

February 16, 2007, 4:54 am

My ex-husband Allen, and his brother and sister lived in the Masonic Children’s Home in Guthrie till its closing. Allen took me there to show me around and tell me about what it was like living there. The only weird thing that I saw that freaked me out was when I opened a door on the main floor and saw that someone had been living in that room. There was a bed, and there was an electric heater running. I don’t remember there being any electric on anywhere else in the building. He showed me the indoor swimming pool, the girls dormitory, the boys dormitory. We looked at the bell tower, but did not try to go into it. It was a really cool place! The main room on the first floor had a cornerstone that he wanted to get because he was sure something was hidden inside. We learned several years later after it was purchasd by a private individual that upon remodeling, when they removed the cornerstone, some very interesting items were found inside. Some of the playground materials were still there too. It was a very awesome place!

April says:

February 19, 2007, 11:55 pm

It’s not abandoned. It was bought by some wealthy guy not too long ago, and was reconstructed into a home. It’s on private property, so it’s hard to get into.

wTaylor says:

March 6, 2007, 4:00 pm

Me, my future ex-wife, and a couple of friends went into the old children’s home back in the fall of 1994 when we were all freshmen at Oklahoma Christian University. Very, VERY creepy place back then, but only one TRULY scary moment: We were all in a room or a hallway that overlooked the large room w/ the pool, which was about 1/2 full of muddy water (due to roof leaks, I suppose). I was looking down at the pool when my flashlight came across an object floating in the water. I put the flashlight back on it, and it was A HUMAN HEAD!!! Now I am not one to scare easily, but I was sooo scared that I literally could not scream, much less speak. I was literally FROZEN w/ fear. Nobody else had seen it yet as they were all looking at other things, so several seconds went by before I finally choked out “head…..pool…..there’s a head…..THERE’S A F-ING HEAD IN THE POOL!!!!!” God, we all screamed so loud, it’s a wonder nobody heard us and called the cops. We didn’t flee in terror, however, but went into the pool room for a closer look. Upon further inspection, it turned out to be a MANNEQUIN HEAD!!!!! Man, that was the best scare I have ever had in my life!!! I took a laundry list notepad and an old fuse from there, that I still have (somewhere). I remember that somewhere on the outside of the building(s) there was a cornerstone that was engraved with the date the building was dedicated, and I SWEAR the date on it was October 31st!!! That was pretty freaky. Can anyone back me up on that??? I actually got in the elevator and sure enough, it had an inspection sticker from 1978, the year the home closed. Such great memories, it’s so weird to see the place is all fixed up nice and USED FOR WEDDINGS!!!:

Still kinda creepy in a weird way, though. Hard to believe someone actually LIVES there, too. I don’t think I could get married there, after being in there and seeing what it looked like just a decade or so ago. Such great memories, though…

Destiny says:

March 13, 2007, 6:42 pm

hello, everybody , please I am searching for haunted places so I can go invistigate it and it is for some best freinds of mine that live in knoxville, please contace me for more information at I will really appreciate it and thank you and have a great day

ashley says:

March 16, 2007, 3:14 pm

wheres it at ?and wheres the hospital?

ashley says:

March 16, 2007, 3:15 pm

wheres is it at?wheres the hospital?

A. V. says:

March 20, 2007, 1:58 pm

The hospital is an ongoing investigation for the OKCGC (Oklahoma City Ghost Club). They have a website where cameras are on in certain places in the hospital 24 hours a day and you can view them live and chat about what you see ( If you go inside you will be on the cameras too and they will call the police. They have different scenarios set up inside like toys in some rooms where you can watch and see if they move. They change/check equipment often so that is why there are lights on inside and they may be off at other times. Hope this answers some questions.

chelsea says:

March 25, 2007, 2:06 am

the last time i went and saw the orphanage i remember it being huge.. why would they make it into a house?

famous says:

July 7, 2007, 11:22 pm

how do you get there HELP!!!!!

John Governale says:

July 28, 2007, 3:04 pm

I grew up in the Masonic Children’s Home in Guthrie during the 1950s and 60s. It was not an orphanage. It was not a boys home. It was a well-run charitable effort by the Masons that provided children from poor families and broken homes a decent chance in life.

We were well cared for.

During the years I lived there, no children were murdered, there were no rumors about children having been murdered, and there was never any feeling of creepiness or of the place being haunted in any way.

Any large building, once it’s vacant, can seem eerie, but I suspect that any encounters anyone has had there are a case of BYOG — Bring Your Own Ghost.

The main reason I’m commenting on this site is because it’s cool enough to use RECAPTCHA.

levi says:

September 2, 2007, 2:43 pm

where exactly is the hospital located and what is the address of this place i wanna go but i need to know.

Nancy says:

September 5, 2007, 12:35 am

I know what you mean.. Dec. 28, 2004 my husband committed suicide and my daughter and I had some odd things happen to us to.. We still smell his cig. smoke quiet often, even though we have since moved to a different house and town. There are some strange things that happen to us.

danny says:

September 24, 2007, 4:23 pm

hey wats up if any one knows of any real scary places in okc let me know

Sara says:

September 28, 2007, 4:04 pm

The Masonic boys home is at the intersection of college and elm street. I always thought it creepy that it was on Elm street. The old hospital is on 19th street. I live across the main road from it.

Sara says:

September 28, 2007, 4:13 pm

Google the “Samaritan Foundation”. It was a cult formed in Guthrie, ok. They did rituals at the boys home as well as other places around town. Don’t ask around town about them though because no one will talk about it. Look it up. It’s a cold case file that hasn’t been solved.

Sara says:

September 28, 2007, 4:17 pm

Here is some info on the cult.

Allo-Thar says:

October 5, 2007, 12:06 pm

So, is the OKCGC even around anymore? and the link to the webcam in the hospital just leads to another random .com, so either they’re having technical difficulties or it got changed maybe? I’d like to explore the hospital but don’t want to get in trouble for trespassing… Can anyone give me some more info?

Rob says:

October 6, 2007, 2:31 am

Back in the early 80s.Me and some of my friends used to go there allthe time,it was a creepy place but we never seen or heard anything.Until I started dating a women who was about 42 years old when I was 24,she always told me about the old boys home and I told her about how I never seen or heard anything there.Well one night we decicided to go there and from the moment we walked into the place we heard crieing. the further we walked the stranger things got.We saw a women walk down the hallway towards us then just disappear. It was one of the wierdest experiences of my life and hers as well.

Baron says:

October 9, 2007, 11:37 am

I use to visit the haunted boys home back in 94′ – 97′ we use to go there a lot to just drink and try to scare each other. If it is the place that I remember there is a full size basketball court and pool in the lower east end of the building. I can remember that if you yelled who killed you almost any time after dark you could hear faint crying of children. I went to revisit the place in 2002 and was told by the cops that someone did buy it and was in process of renovating the building. I hope that if it is done when I get back to the states that they will let me take some pictures.

Tonya says:

December 20, 2007, 12:19 am

I WENT THERE AND EVER SINCE THINGS BEEN WEIRD!!! I SAW THING PEOPLE WOULDN’T SEE.When i sleep i would see something happen then a week or two later it would happen!Many people have been distance to me since that happen.Please if you can tell me whats happing it would be GREAT. Thankyou

Tim says:

January 1, 2008, 4:08 am

I went to the old hospital back in 88 or 89. Me and a group of friends drove up from Yukon on one particular aimless night. It was the middle of the night (3AM?) when we went inside. Just parked out front and went in a window (if I recall, a couple of people waited in the car). It was of course abandoned, as this was years before those paranormal goofballs set up there. We explored the entire building from the basement to the roof. Creepy, yes. haunted, most certainly not. We were using torches for light. How we avoided getting arrested is beyond me, as even back then we had been warned by locals that if you were caught there it was STRAIGHT to jail. However, I don’t think that it was as heavily patrolled as it is now. The place was filthy, of course. Lots of used junkie needles and trash strewn about. Again, though, not haunted. Now there are the afore-mentioned paranormal goofballs set up there, so it is not really cool to go there anymore, as it is not really abandoned. They have a website set up about it with live cams. Somebody should do them a favor and tell them that it’s not haunted and they can close up shop. Regrdless, You WILL be arrested now, and the charge will probably be breaking and entering. I know, it sucks. Just keep that in mind if you decide to make the attempt. Those of you looking for directions, just exit I-35 on Hwy 33 (Noble Ave)and head west for a bit (it is on the far west edge of town). Turn right on N. 19th street. Straight ahead 1 block. Can’t miss it. It is the tallest structure around. People act like it has a secret location or something, but it’s easy as can be to find, and kind of unmistakable once you see it (which you will a long ways away). Good luck to you, and take bail money. Regards – TM

Terri says:

January 24, 2008, 11:56 pm

There are moments when I just can’t keep my mouth shut, and after reading the last post, I find myself having one of those moments….

“those paranormal goofballs” that Tim referred to have one of the longest running research sites set up. There has been a lot of time, energy and money put into it. I respect the heck out of them, and having met a few of the research members. They are normal every-day people, not “goofballs”, or fruitcakes, or whatever other insults that people would like to throw at them.

I was lucky enough to be invited on one of their investigations. I am about as normal as you can get, middle-aged mother of 5, don’t scare easy, and believe that knowledge is power. What scares so many is the fear of the unknown.

I can tell you from experience, that hospital is haunted. We had objects thrown across the room, random cold spots (in July) that felt like standing in a freezer, and objects moving after being placed in a controlled environment.

My advice to those out there who would like to get involved in paranormal research would be to find a reputable group (there are a few in the Oklahoma area), and join them.

DON’T GO TRESPASSING!!!!! Do your homework people and have patience.

I.R.O says:

February 24, 2008, 1:40 am

Hi, I have frequented the old orphange several times in my youth… when we first started going there we were not brave enough to actualy go in..we would just watchout side the gates.. and you could see shapes and light in the time the train went by and you could hear the bell from the bell tower..except there was no bell.. and you could faintly here kids voices..when we actualy got brave enough to go inside we had meet up with some local kids that were also going inside and said they would give us a tour.. we had to clim through the window and went all the way down to the basement… the whole time you felt like somone was watching you.. when we finally made it down to the basement we discovered an under ground passage. we were going to go explore it but once one of our friends got down inside it, his flash light would not stay on.. there was about ten of us total and the other nine that were not in the passage used our lighters to give light and as you all know lighters get hot, and when the lighters went out one of the local girls that were with us gasped and said omg dont turn around of course the other eight of us did. and standing there was a little girl.. needless to say we booked it out of was one of the scariest things, yet i went back several times after that never saw anything like that again but always had that creepy hair on the back of my nekc someone is watching me feeling…

Steve says:

March 1, 2008, 11:36 pm

So, the “paranormal goofballs” have a website? I’m not a skeptic when it comes to paranormal activity. I only refer to this group by that title because I’m not sure what else to call them. If you could, let me know the name of the Website, and if they have a name, the name of the group. I’d like to contact them. Thanks guise.


Tim says:

March 2, 2008, 9:18 pm

Hi Steve. The website of the ‘goofballs’ is The group is called OKC-PRG, and the multiple cams update the pics every 10 secs or so. They have been there for many years now. Still absolutely *no* proof of *anything* paranormal (attn: Terri). Just a big creepy building, exactly like when i was there 20 years ago, albeit it looks a lot cleaner now (no junkie needles). Not haunted, but interesting nontheless. Best Regards – TM

Taylor says:

March 6, 2008, 5:34 pm

My Name is Taylor and i am 14 years old! My dad told me stories about when he was a kid, and one shocked me so much that I wanted to find information on it but i need your help. This happened in Miskogi oklahoma(sorry dont know how to spell it)when my father was a young boy him and his dad and mom and my uncles were waiting on my grandmaa sister to come pick them up at some park near some woods. My uncles, dad , and grandpa went to explore in the woods and he said they found a grave stone that had a story on it about a young woman who went to fetch a bucket of water but wolves chased her up a tree and she froze to death. and on the tomb stone had her name and it was a stone from the 1800’s(cant exactly remeber), my dad didnt know if the story was true about the young girl, but then later he saw a glowing figure in a tall tree. I have always wanted to find that tomb stone but was never lucky enough to find it!!!!!!

Taylor says:

March 6, 2008, 5:37 pm

Sorry for my comment that was really a story but i really want to find that tombstone if you have any info please just reply to my comment!!!!!!!!!

Jen says:

April 8, 2008, 2:19 pm

I want to see pics of the hospital and orphanage past or present if someone has them. Send them to

Samantha says:

April 13, 2008, 1:22 pm

The Masonic Boys Home used to be a popular site for devil worshipers. Back in the 70s or 80s my dad & some friends snuck in there & found a paniting of an upside down pentagram that was kinds split in the middle making it look like horns. And in the basement were dozens af bones, most likely animal.

Samantha says:

May 2, 2008, 1:12 am

People who say that places that are so obviouslly haunted have no paramormal senses. They couldn’t recognize & ghost if it bit them at the a$$!

Anyway… A woman hung herself in the bell tower because it had been discovered that she killed several children & buried them in the basement.
That is an evil place, they should tear it down, not try to slap lipstick on a pig & renevate it.

JDC says:

May 3, 2008, 7:19 pm

I went inside the boys home several years ago before the renovation and it is pretty creepy. Nothing too weird ever happened. The scariest thing was the dam cops that drove by every 10 minutes just hoping to catch someone shining a flashlight out the window so they could give them a fat ticket, and they did. There is another place down the road to the west about six miles ( old Logan County Hospital). It is still abandoned and scary as hell inside. But is also patrolled religiously by police. So be careful if you get caught you will get a ticket for what ever they can think of.

Debra Wardencki says:

May 12, 2008, 12:53 pm

The stories and facts mentioned in the comments above are incorrect, the building was The Masonic Home for Children. The home at that location was opened in 1923 and closed in 1978. It was a home for boys and girls not an orphange or delinguent boys home. No one was killed or committed suicide there. The place is not haunted. I lived there from 1965-1969 and never witnessed any paranormal events. The children that lived there were scared and hurt, lonely for their families. Some of the staff were kind and some were not. My sister was physically and emotionally abused and my brother was sexually abused by staff members.

V says:

May 28, 2008, 2:15 pm

I have been in Guthrie my entire life, I as a teenager frequented the masonic childrens home on many occassions. I have seen and heard things while inside that were extremely scary, as well as the children who I believe did die while living at the Home their have also been satanic rituals performed on the premises and inside the building. I truly believe both the childrens home and the hospital in Guthrie are haunted and the woman who owns the stone lion inn has made **** up just to lure customers in under false pretenses.

RobynOKCGC says:

June 12, 2008, 2:02 pm

Check out the website for some other haunts in and around Oklahoma. Site contains video, audio and photography of several paranormal investigations.

laura mccoy says:

June 20, 2008, 1:55 pm

i have been to the boys home several times i didnt believe it at all when i first moved form california to oklahoma but quickly changed my mind when i saw it. it was prob. just the stories but it scared the **** out of me. anyways it has since been turned into a place to hold events and weddings and is so amazing you would never know it is the same place the owners live on one side of the house. last may i was married there and it was perfect everything it is so beautifull and not at all haunted nothing happened it was a perfect day.

Daniel says:

June 24, 2008, 11:57 pm

Me and some friends just got back from the hospital last night. That place was creepy as hell and we couldn’t even get in. The whole place is boarded up. the only way we found in was to climb on the A/C vent in the back, but we figured if we needed to high-tail it out of there, then it probably wouldn’t be a good idea. It’s just really creepy how there are lights on in some of the rooms some of the time and other lights will be on at other times.

Either way, we decided to go check out a building right next to it. It looks like the boiler room maybe? And the doors to this building are cracked open and we went to investigate. As soon as we started shining the flashlight in there, we heard a look pounding noise on the roof, and that was enough for us. We booked it so fast out of there, but unfortunately ran into the cops. They gave us a warning and told us to never go near there again.

I strongly believe that there is something in the hospital and many locals know stuff that we don’t. We asked a couple of people that live in Guthrie about the hospital and they just didn’t even want to talk about it. There is something up with that whole town. It’s just so dark and I know that the hospital is haunted. I believe in ghosts now because of it.

taylor says:

June 25, 2008, 5:13 pm

yes i was just wondering if any one has ever heard of the withches chomney out by kitchen lake?

if you have just e-mail me any information on it

Tiffany says:

June 27, 2008, 12:22 am

Hey! I am really into the supernatural. Problem is I have yet to find any good haunts. If anyone has any good places that would be worth the time would you please let me know. I need some places quick before my friends decied that I am wasting our friday nights. My email is and my name is Tiffany. I would perfer places with interesting backgrounds but they dont have to have them. Its just easier to convince my friends to go if the story is great. Thanks so much!

Tiffany says:

June 27, 2008, 12:26 am

Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a huge fan of the supernatural. Problem is I have yet to find any good haunts. I need some new places to try before my friends give up and decied that I am wasting our friday nights. If anyone has any interesting places that I should check out would you please email me at Thank you so much! Also I would perfer that they have background stories but it isnt a must. It is just easier to get my friends to check out a plac if it has a story behind it.

R. Coran says:

July 9, 2008, 4:55 pm

It was not a boys home it was a children’s home housing both boys and girls. My Father grew up in that home. They didn’t have nurse maids they were mattrons some of who were extremely cruel and some of whom were sweet old ladies. It was run and owned by the masons. most of the stories you’re telling about it are not true. There are tunnels in the basement underneath it, and at a reunion I attended with my dad when I was very young too young to go along they were going to explore them but even as adults who had grown up in that home they got way scared. I’ve been inside my dad even showed me his old room. He and his 4 brothers and sisters all lived there. the only deaths that occured were accidents one in the pool and I believe in the furnace but it may have been the print shop.

patti says:

July 12, 2008, 5:09 am

I grew up in Guthrie, I went to school with children who lived in the children’s home. Not haunted, lots of rumors surround old, deserted buildings. The children were fairly happy, now as for the old hospital, both of my parents worked there when it was still open. Yes, it has some very odd happenings. my mother used to work on the 4th floor where surgery was. at night she would sometimes get called out to help with a surgery. she would be cleaning up after one and being the only one on the whole floor, she would hear someone call yoo hoo, and no one would be there. the elevator would open and close and no one was there to push the button. (old- button had to be pushed to get elevator) you always felt like someone was watching you. the 5th floor was for storage mainly but as a teenager I would volunteer and occasionally have to go up there for paper work or a desk or bed. up there, the lights would come on and go off without being turned on, no auto timer or sensor. you could hear people talking but couldn’t make out what they were saying. sometimes it took an hour to get the elevator because it would get to the floor but not open. I hated to go to the 5th floor alone, and I usually left via the stairs! you always had the sensation that someone was waiting just around the corner to grab you! many people have had experiences there. at the time it was owned by the nuns, lots of death and trauma went through those halls. by the way, the masons do not do magic or have demon rituals my whole family was and are masons,shriners,and eastern star and are very much christians. but rumor has it Guthrie does have a couple of witch covens and hence the “creepiness” of the town. there are many haunted houses in the Guthrie area however they are all privately owned and the owners may not appreciate the publicity that “ghost hunters” can tend to bring in their neighborhoods. not to mention it occasionally lowers the property value. hope this clears up some of the rumors. I am also a sensitive so I easily recognize “spirits”, the childrens home may harbor residual “saddness” but no paranormal activity. sorry folks.

malyssa says:

July 14, 2008, 10:33 pm

haha, i live in guthrie, the home is beautiful.
we have prom there every year.

Jackal says:

July 17, 2008, 3:57 am

Over the years, I’ve been in the old place dozens of times. I’ve slept in the bell tower and found the old tunnels under the building in the east end. There is a huge pool that can be explored underneith as well. When you have spent time in that building overnight, and by yourself, then you can make a determination as to whether it is haunted or not. Paranormal activity doesn’t just perform on cue either. But as many times as I have explored the place, the only thing I ever witnessed was a strange breeze that just suddenly occurred in a room without windows. The place is a battery for sad and negative energy though. It is permeated into the structure itself. Bad vibes. But I have never seen anything in there.

Leann says:

July 20, 2008, 1:54 am

I grew up one block behind the old hospital in Guthrie. I even used to walk on the little drive right against it as a short cut to get home. Not once did I ever sense anything paranormal, even after all those years living literally in the shadow of it, and I am not someone who is a doubter of such things. Trust me, the only scary thing about that place is the hazards of a crumbling building. Which is why it is monitored by the police so closely. My grandfather said the town couldn’t afford to have it demolished as it originally planned. Asbestos etc.

Robin Wade says:

July 28, 2008, 1:07 pm

The Masonic children’s home in Guthrie was not only a boys home it was a childrens home and was not haunted. The tower was actually the Incinerator that they burned the trash in, no one lived in the tower. My mother was raised there from 1962 until 1968. My aunts and uncles were also raised there, they were the largest family there with 6-7 children and my mother was the youngest ever raised there at six years old. She loved the people and was well cared for. We vistited in the 80’s with the old headmaster and again in 2002, the people who had bought it allowed us to go through it when they were renovating. Nothing horriable happened there and no-one killed themselves. You people are silly.

Robin Wade says:

July 28, 2008, 1:14 pm

Hey those of you who lived there and posted contact me if you remeber Mary Lois King or any of the King kids. Contact me at

I am Mary Lois King’s daughter.

Tim says:

September 9, 2008, 11:33 am

Daniel: There *IS* something in the old hospital. They are called OKC-PRG. And yes, there IS something up with the whole town of Guthrie. Specifically drugs and gangs. Guthrie has shocking problems for such a small town. It is not generally a nice place, particularly to those who are not local. I would like somebody, ANYBODY, to show me one newspaper article about any of these BS stories about the boys home. At the Daily Oklahoman website, you can keyword search every single newspaper back to 1903 or something. Find just one article. I hate to be a downer, but you people are making up backstories for the place that are completely fabricated. But hey, we all need to amuse ourselves somehow, so by all means carry on. Jen – I have some good pics of the *outside* of the old hospital I took in 2001. When I was inside in the middle of the night in the late 80’s, we did not have a camera. If you still want them, post a response and I will email them (I see our posts are almost 6 months apart, though, so I am not expecting a response). Good day all. – Tim

sean says:

September 9, 2008, 3:39 pm

iv lived in guthrie my whole life heard alot of bs stories and never seen anything , its all rumors , guthrie is jus a historic town that people think would be cool to tell hauntings about. is nothing here , i still live here . any questions bout that get me at

Tim says:

September 9, 2008, 11:06 pm

I want to tell you people going on about the lights that go on and off that what you are seeing is the activity of the group OKC-PRG. The building is NOT abandoned anymore. It is a paranormal research project with a lot of expensive equipment in the building. They are there legitimately, and you are unwittingly tresspassing into a place where your crime of breaking and entering is going to be recorded by multiple cameras. It’s not really cool to enter the building anymore (and not really possible anyway, from what you guys are saying). I was there in the middle of the night with a group of teenagers in I think 89. With the exception of one girl, none of us knew about or had ever heard about the place. I do not know whether ghosts exist or not (and dare I say, neither do any of you). Our attitude was not “hey, let’s go see ghosts”, or “hey, let’s go and prove that there aren’t ghosts”. We just drove up from Yukon because we were bored and a girl in our group knew of the place and wanted to go up there. The topic of ghosts did not come up as I recall. So, there we were, in the middle of the night, exploring the old hospital using torches for light. We were not looking for, and did not see any ghosts. It was just a creepy abandoned building. I am sorry if this offends some of you (attn: Terri). I would like to point out that if there were *really* ghosts there, me and my friends would have been *perfect* victims because we were totally unsuspecting. We would have been ghost fodder. Terri says that me and my friends did not see ghosts because we “fear the unknown”. I don’t know what she means. We did not fear the unknown. We did not fear anything that night known or unknown except for the cops. Some of you say that we would not recognize ghosts if they bit us in the butts. Well, if they are so plentiful (they were not), where’s your proof? Why has OKC-PRG not made headlines by finally coming up with the conclusive proof that ghosts exist? If they are as plentiful as you people claim, they should have proof by now. As it turns out, and I credit OKC-PRG for this, they do not apparently make false claims because they have nothing (proof-wise, anyway. They might have stories). I have seen pictures they took of things that looked like paranormal activity, and they themselves debunked the pictures with logic. They are okay in my book, and I wish them luck in their pursuits. I use the term ‘goofballs’ with affection. A lot of you have strong opinions that ghosts exist, and that’s cool, like I said, they might, I do not know. But just because a place is abandoned and creepy looking does not automatically make it haunted. I know. I was there as unsuspecting ghost fodder when the place was REALLY abandoned (again, it’s not now). The ghosts, however, were NOT there. I am sorry to disappoint. It is just a building. Terri says ‘knowledge is power’. Well, I have *real* knowledge of the old hospital. I was there in it’s natural abandoned setting, and not on a guided tour like she was. Some of you people go to great lengths inventing or repeating stories that are too easily debunked, like all the BS stories about the Boys Home, or Masonic home, or whatever it was called. These types of obvious fabrications do not help your case. They just make you look like a loon, and basically discredit you completely for all that you say. But please carry on. Don’t be dissuaded by me. Afterall, this is an anomymous forum, and these always bring out the loons. Good day. – Tim

christy says:

September 14, 2008, 11:56 am

the orphanige in guthrie is and has been a place for wedding rehursales,weddings,and honeymoons.the only way in is if your getting actually looks nothing like it once did.there are flowers everywhere,only the main building and one other exist.there is no sign at all of any orphanage.nor spoken of.owned like almost all of guthrie,masons,have very deep secrets that will not ever be known unless n actual member.oh,yes the place was and is still very haunted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim says:

September 23, 2008, 12:24 pm

Right Christy. Not spoken of. That is why everybody in the entire state knows it was the masonic chidrens home. Nevermind the people who were raised there saying NOTHING happened like the stories you people concoct. I mean, they were just freakin raised there. What could THEY possibly know?If YOU say it is haunted and evil masons slaughtered children and whatever else, then by God it MUST be true!! I imagine if you sign up for the masons, the first thing they do is fill you in on the slaughtering of the children. The info is probably provided in an intro packet or something.

Clarissa says:

September 24, 2008, 2:28 pm

Someone did buy it. And remodeled it in to a very large home. I used to go thru there in high school back in the ’90’s and there are a few ghosts. In the basement where the pool room was there was a pool. in the deep end there was a triangle cut out in the pool wall. Just big enought toget thru. There was a feeling of saddness, a feeling of being a cage. It is said that there where cages in there. I never had anything bad happen to me there. But there are others who where hurt very badly.

christy says:

September 24, 2008, 8:56 pm

I did not ever say persons that are affiliated w/or part of the masons were slaughering children.the mason people and their worship are something that is not “heard of”by just anybody.their worship does not include slaughtering of children.whatever the case may be,the orphanage and its happenings is a hush one person will ever truly know what actually happened there.whatever the case may be,the people of guthrie at that particular time did somewhat try to cover up the true story.

Tim says:

September 25, 2008, 1:15 am

The “true story” is that foster care of children shifted from orphanages to individual foster homes. Unfortuneately it is as simple as that. I truly wish it were some really cool and scary story about the home. It just isn’t. The same shift to foster homes happened to most orphanages nationwide. Also, I am pretty sure that the masons are a christian group (I think George Washington was an early member). I digress, however. I do not want to be the one to squash a little small town ghost legend, so please carry on. I will agree that Guthrie people are weird and secretive in general. Even that night in the 80’s when me and my friends went to the old hospital, it was kind of odd. We asked people where the hospital was when we went into town. The first couple of people simply refused to tell us. I mean they just walked away when we mentioned the place. Somebody finally did tell us, but they made it very clear that if the cops caught us there, it was straight to jail. I did not take this as anything ominous, and still don’t. I just assumed that Guthrie is one of those towns where people don’t really like outsiders. Fine with me. I am an outsider that never really liked Guthrie. To me it is a contest between Guthrie and El Reno as to which is the worst city in the state. Although in fairness to Guthrie, I think El Reno is quite a bit worse. Granted I have not been in OK in many years. Maybe Guthrie and El Reno have changed. Somehow I don’t think so, though… – Tim

Geneva says:

October 21, 2008, 2:44 pm

It would seem that this is now a private residence

Tamara says:

November 12, 2008, 3:07 am

I took some pictures of the orphange, thinking it was the hospital, but oh well… I have some digital pics of the INSIDE and out after traveling 2 hours from near Ardmore, Ok. I am glad our tour guide didn’t know where the abandoned hospital was, and took me to the orphanage instead, because I am aware that I would have been arrested since the camera feeds in the building are checked by the police. By the way Oklahoma PRI, thanks for ruining it for others, including UN-vandalizing urban explorers. I would loved to have taken a few harmless pics… As for anyone who is interested in seeing the pics and the story behind how I got them, e-mail me at

Steve M. says:

November 14, 2008, 1:06 am

I revisited the Guthrie Boys Home this past year (2008) in May. It is now a lovely place with well-manicured lawns and incredible landscaping. A coat of paint, and some cheery curtains have transformed this place into a cheery domicile. Nothing spooky left.

Tamara says:

November 14, 2008, 1:34 am

I will agree. It is a beautiful place. They owners have really taken care of a historic landmark. I will bet though that the underground tunnels I have heard of are still kinda spooky since I can imagine they are not as up to date as the rest of the home. I just took the pics about 2-3 weeks ago.

K MAC says:

November 16, 2008, 6:22 pm

I’ve been to this place and you can crawl in a small hole, BUT dont expect to walk too far because there is a motion sensor alarm system inside the house and we had to run out and run to our cars to get out of there before the cops came. Unfortunately, some people that were walking inside with us werent so lucky and they were escorted out of town by the police.

don says:

December 10, 2008, 2:15 am

Who all has been down the corridor with the water around the edges and at the end it has a triangle knocked out of the brick wall and there is a dirt room on the other side of it? And how about the room with the throw switch and the vertically opening door? Has anyone ever heard the dogs chasing them? I’ve been there! How about the huge room with the wide boards on the floor but with 1-2 inch gaps between the boards?

baylee says:

December 14, 2008, 11:55 pm

okay i live in Guthrie and a man bought it and turned it into a million dollar mansion. and its the most amazing thing in guthrie.. when you drive by it you get like a weird feeling over you.And a couple of years ago well maybe like one,Guthrie had their prom there.

Shannon Jones says:

December 18, 2008, 10:45 pm

I just recently found this site and noticed the conversations about the orphanage. My ex, me and some friends were regurlar attendees there so to speak. My ex’s step dad stayed there once when he was a child and a boy scout. He said it was really uncomfortable and the Sisters there were mean to the children. We use to go ever weekend, I use to stand out side behind a small brick wall that use to be infront of the iron gate, That is when I noticed two child like figures in the windows above the main entrance, I bent down and so did they, it was like they were playing peek-a-boo with me. I also witnessed a small red ball that would bounce in front of the door, I also seen a book in the window seal of the bell tower but there was no way to get there too it. I heard the bell ring several times. There is a cat that lives there that has been ran over, shot, and so forth several times and still to this day lives. The neighbors watch the place closely.. if they see you around the cops arent far behind. The tunnels of gutherie go along way around the town and even under the orphanage. My sister spent alot of time in that place and alot of stuff happened while she was there… she wont talk about alot of it because it scares her…. people that say that it is not haunted is full of it… and as far as no one living there,,, that is wrong as well… the family there is crazy… it wouldnt surprise me one bit if either their animal or kid one came up missing… from what I hear if you get in the basement, your gone… I dont know for sure.. I never made it that far…

Priscilla says:

January 2, 2009, 2:20 pm

I have lived in Guthrie all my life and one of the places everybody says is haunted is the Logan County Memorial Hospital… I’m afraid to say it is NOT haunted… it’s just an abandoned hospital. The other places are The Governor’s Mansion, The Stone Lion Inn, and some say the Pollard Inn. I do believe ghosts trust me on that one but i believe any “ghosts” are in the eye of the beholder. :)

levi says:

January 13, 2009, 8:00 pm

hey guys do you think that hospital is actually a research facility i go by there every now and then but afraid to go in. i dont need to be arrested. i need to know if there are cameras in there before i go again. i usually go listen to the drums in the indian burial grounds about 15 miles away in crescent, so could any body let me know if i should sty away or not.

samantha mayfair says:

January 16, 2009, 6:10 pm

I have lived outside guthrie all my 33 years. Me and my friends went to the boys home almost every weekend to try and get scared but i can honestly say i never saw or heard anything but a bum sleeping in there. The boys home is now a caterer for large parties.

Tamara says:

January 17, 2009, 12:00 am

There are ppl who have tried to get into that hospital over last Halloween and were arrested. It was on another website and it was supposedly the cops of Guthrie who had posted the arrests, actually about ten ppl they reported. So they said they were informed ppl were breaking in because the cameras in the building feed into the police station as well as Oklahoma Paranormal Investigations. I have not personally tried to see the place since I came up on that bit of info, but keep us informed please if u happen to go in or get caught or both.:)

Tamara says:

January 17, 2009, 12:02 am

The above comment was for levi…

levi says:

January 18, 2009, 3:22 pm

ok well thank you but after all that i have decided not to take my chances so im not going to go in the hospital but i do have anotherquestion for you. Do you know of any other places that i can check out, thats not fake.

Tamara says:

January 18, 2009, 6:46 pm

fake? so ur not talking about halloween style spook houses? no sorry I really dont know where any are, but I bet u could probably google what ur looking for.. As for cheaper thrills I would suggest going to and look at the amazing abandoned photography there and see if that doesn’t satisfy some of ur curiosity.

levi says:

January 18, 2009, 9:32 pm

oh, sorry for the misunderstanding, but you are the most helpful person that i have contact with by far. so i will check into the website you gave me and see what that does for me. so thank you much for your information that you have given me.

christy says:

January 19, 2009, 2:29 am

Supposely,one of the women who worked at the orphanage accidently killed a boy,to hide the body,in the basement,one of the walls just happened to be crumbling.she placed the boy in the hole and repaired was assumed the boy ran away.months later there were problems w/the plumbing,the woman refused to let the plumber into the basement.years past the woman killed herself in the basement,hung herself.when a plumber finally had gotten down there they discovered a wall crumbling assuming that it had to be from a pipe that burst.they cleared the ruble.that is when the boys remains were discovered.also,one of the janitors hung himself in the bell tower.Don’t know the story behind that?have heard of a couple random oppinions???????

Tamara says:

January 20, 2009, 1:46 am

I have heard that freemasons are satan worshipers and that the masons also ran the orphanage, so that would make sense to me, christy, about ppl killing themselves. I have heard the same stories u have too, so how weird is that? BTW levi ur welcome.

For Shizzle says:

January 25, 2009, 9:08 pm

Sis any of you people that saw figures in the windows and lights and all that **** stop and think that if there are 137 comments on this little website about the place being haunted and all the people that used to go in there and the figures and lights could have been other people sneaking in and checking the place out? It is not haunted and nothing bad happened there. I will tell you something freaky though…the captcha at the bottom to verify for me to post is ADOPTED! Rather fitting for the haunted orphanage post!

For Shizzle says:

January 25, 2009, 9:13 pm

Here is the website to the haunted Dominion House in Guthrie…Looks pretty haunted!

Melissa says:

February 19, 2009, 9:17 pm

I grew up in Guthrie as well and The Masonic Boys home in Guthrie IS IN DEED HAUNTED. The children there were treated very badly. I know because a member of my family worked there when it was open. It was horrible my grandmother told me. She use to go by there and say prayers for all the boys. I myself have never went up to the place only because of the stories she told me. My grandmother would cry and get so scared to even talk about that place.

Tim says:

May 9, 2009, 9:28 pm

Tamara – Are you kidding about freemasons being Satan worshippers? It makes you look VERY foolish when you spout inane **** like that, especially when it can be debunked in about 5 seconds on Google. Freemasons are devout *christians*. Hence the reason they were in the business of running an *orpahange*. The fact that you so easily latch onto the *stupidest* of stupid rumors shows that you are almost certainly lacking in any kind of real intelligence. But hey, whatever. I have no horse in this race. I’ve never even been to the old orphanage. I was at the old hospital though, when it was REALLY abandoned, back in 1989. The journey is detailed in some posts above, and I will not repeat the story here. Suffice it to say there were no ghosts. All abandoned places look scary and haunted. Especially true for that old hospital. Once again, though, no ghosts. Sorry folks. And there were no children slaughtered by evil child murdering satanic Freemasons at the boys home. Sorry again guys. It’s just not true. But, I think we all *really* know that already, don’t we? I know it can be fun to tell stories. I would personlly suggest, though, trying to keep your repeated and fabricated stories at least in the realm of reality. Claiming that satanic Freemasons murdered children is REALLY REALLY stupid, and that is EXACTLY how it makes YOU look, Tamara. Good day! – Tim

Tim says:

May 9, 2009, 10:04 pm

On an unrelated note, some of you wanting a place to go that is abandoned and that has an ATTROCIOUS past should look into the old abandoned Camp Scott south of Locust Grove. A lot of it is still there, although the old murder site is pretty much just woods. The camp was shut down in June 1977 the day after 3 girl scouts were horribly murdered. It has been closed ever since. I honestly do not really think it is cool to go there. There is a house on the 600+ acre property, and I’ve heard there are a lot of free roaming pit bulls. I’ll also bet, though, that if you slip the owners a $100 they would let you in for the day. I am not saying that the place is haunted. What it is though is an old abandoned girl scout camp that was CLOSED FOREVER THE DAY AFTER 3 scouts were brutally murdered 32 years ago. That, my friends, is as creepy as creepy gets!! Think about it. A happy bustling girl scout camp. Brutal murders. Closed forever the next day. Just sitting there all vacant being reclaimed by the woods for the 30+ years.

It is often believed that the Camp Scott murders were the basis for movies like Friday the 13th, although there is actually nothing in common. For starters the Camp Scott victims were 8,9, and 10 years old, not bimbo teenagers. IMO Camp Scott would be the greatest “ghost hunt” site in the state. The old hospital and Boys Home are just abandoned buildings. Camp Scott gives me shivers just thinking about the place. And unlike all of your rediculous stories about children being murdered at the Masonic Home, Camp Scott is the real deal. You can look it up. VERY tragic and sad place. Empahsis on the word *sad*. Such a *very* sad place. I live in DC, but the next time I am in Tulsa visiting family I think I am going to sneak out and make the little side trip to Locust Grove. Maybe park along the back fence and just hop in and go check out the old murder site (it’s a big 600+ acre campground and it takes a LOT of research to figure out where exactly the murder site is, where the bodies were found, etc., but I have done the research and I know all the locations). I’m damn near 40, and to old to be doing **** like hopping fences and tresspassing, but this is a place I am really curious to check out. I do NOT want to be disrespectful to the memories of the murdered kids, but I am going to check this place out some day. Good day – TIM

Tim says:

May 9, 2009, 10:22 pm

FYI – the girls were murdered in their tent in the middle of a dark and stormy night (two of them were for sure, there is specualtion that the third might have escaped and been chased down). They were all three found the next morning along a path about 150 yards from their tent by a counselor going to take an early shower. All campers were immediatley sent home and the camp never reopened. Some of you older folks will remember this case. It was HUGE 30 years ago. I don’t run into many younger people who know of it, though. One of the reasons I bring this case up is to attempt to illustrate the difference between REAL stories and FABRICATED stories. The stories of Camp Scott are true. The stories of the boys home in Guthrie are fabricated. Note the difference! – Tim

Tamara says:

May 18, 2009, 2:07 am

Hi there, Tim. If I had not so foolishly subscribed to the feed I wouldn’t have even known how *stupid* I actually am thoght to be. Uneducated, eh? Let me get off my application for my Master’s a second… Tim, the comment rendered about freemasons was not to be demeaning or representative in any way. It was exactly what it is, as is most of this ****… rumors, or plain b.s. I am interested in the history and architecture of such places. I am not interested in “ghost hunts,” since I am “damn near 30.”
On another note, were you actually a member of the orphanage yourself? Do you mean to say that every poster who has commented on this site stating they were indeed themselves abused by staff members of the orphanage are either lacking in intelligence or are liars? Why are you so quick to assume any of these stories are fabricated? There are documented cases of satanic worship all over the world. Either you bristle because you are yourself a freemason, or you are looking for something to do in your “damn near 40,” yet obviously boring downtime.
As in the case of the freemasons being devil worshipers, I guess everyone will find out in the end. Until then, it will continue to be what I have stated it to be in the above mentioned post- a rumor. Have a good day.

Tamara, FROM Oklahoma

Tim says:

May 20, 2009, 8:55 pm

Hello Tamara. Yes, I too basically forget this site exists. I bookmarked it long ago and about every 6 months I see the bookmark and think “hmm.. I wonder if anything new is posted…”. Then, after I post a confrontational post, I will check in on occasion thereafter to see if anybody has responded.

And here we are.

No, I am not a Freemason. Although from Oklahoma (OSU engineering grad), I now live in DC. So, every day that I go to work, I ride the train. Immediately next to the train station by my employer in Alexandria, VA, is this large monument. It’s about 10-15 stories tall, maybe, big fancy brick thing that sits up on a steep grassy hill. Tallest structure around. It is the “George Washington Freemasons memorial”. After walking by this thing daily going to and from the train, I finally got curious and wondered what in the hell “Freemasons” are. It turns out that they are just christians, and they believe in those type of values and so forth. If you are picturing satanists, you are just way off. Period. Think more along the lines of boring stuffy church people. Just FYI. There is simply nothing else to “find out in the end”. I’m sorry to dissappoint. No,this does not mean that EVERY Freemason is a good person. I would not be so naive as to make that claim. Yet it is clear that the organization itself is pretty tame. There is nothing inherently evil with the Freemasons.

As for the posters above who claim to be former residents and mention abuse, it is interesting how you *completely* neglect their statements where they *clearly* state that there were no murders, suicides, or any of that. I am NOT saying there was not abuse. I am saying there are not children buried in the basement or anything like that. Abuse is quite a different claim, as the sad fact is that orphanges like that probably were very prone to abuse.

Alas, yes, at the time of the last set of posts, I *was* looking for something to do in my “obviously boring downtime”. Ironically, I now have no such downtime, and in fact have too much **** to do! Sweet blissful downtime is no more, and every second that I type, much work goes undone and I dig myself deeper into a hole!!

And so I bid you farewell for now… Good luck with your masters degree!

PS – while you and I may be honest, the fact is there are a LOT of liars on little message boards like this. Just a heads up. – Tim

dane says:

May 27, 2009, 3:33 pm

Tim: Her posting may have been rumors and foolishness, but the severity of your attack was certainly not justified or very manly.

By the way, don’t let an education interfere with your thinking.

Back to the funn stuff: My ex was involved in the masons, and ACCORDING TO HIM, when you reach a certain level, you become involved in some really WEIRD, and supernatural stuff. Things, that according to him, are never to be revealed. I have my doubts, however, because if it were truly secret, then the “satanic” aspect wouldn’t be such common knowledge.

This person also claims to have been there and participated in the girl scout murders. He claims one of the girls got scared during a ritual and he ordered them
killed because the situation got out of hand. Ironically, his mother claims she worked in the kitchen and found a note saying that girls would be killed. Back then no one thought a thing about such threats. She also said her husband was chief of police of the Locust Grove town and he said the feds were swarming around the area and wouldn’t even let him in the campground.
I used to think he was full of **** until he went to a reunion held at the former girl scout area. He went to some dilapidated buildings a ways in the woods and kept staring at one spot. It wasn’t too awful far from where the old swimming pool was located. What is strange is the spot he stopped to look at was next to a broke down rock building, yet the girl scouts were camping in cabin like tents. I’m fairly sure he’s lying, but then again, I’m not so sure.

Tim says:

May 28, 2009, 4:44 pm

Yes, I know the severity of my attack was over the line. When I write I almost always come off harsher than I intend. Sorry Tamara, if you read this. I don’t intend to be a bully (you know, as much as one can really BE a bully on an anonymous message board).
As for your friend and the Freemasons, I honestly don’t know that much about them. I do not mean to portray myself as some great ‘defender of the Freemasons’. I don’t give a flip about them and have never even known any. If they are sectretive, that is probably why people are suspicous. Are they big in Guthrie? As I mentioned in some post way above, I’ve always gotten a weird and secretive vibe from Guthrie in general. It’s just not a friendly place.
You are correct that the girl scouts were in those big tents that sit up on wooden platforms (cabin like). I know the pool at Camp Scott was open to the public for awhile in the 80’s. Is this when you guys were there? The murders were not too far from the pool, but not really too close either. They were up kind of NW from the pool and about 120 yards NW beyond a corner in a fence line that runs along the eastern edge of the property. There is basically nothing left of the old murder site, except for maybe some of the concrete foundations of the “cabin like tents” that are buried way beneath the forest by now. The bodies were carried SE from the tent about back about 150 yards very close to that same corner in the fence line, where there is also a service gate and a power line access path cut through the forest (still to this day). It seems logical that it is through this gate that the killers entered and left. It’s like they were carrying the girls to a car, and for whatever reason dropped them just before the gate. So, if that sounds famailiar at all, to sort of help gauge your friends story. If he was looking at the old broken structures just east of the pool, than no, that is not the area of the camp where the murders occured. If you hiked a ways through the woods up NW and you passed this access gate and power line cutout, that would be closer. I believe there is an old dilapidated shower house/storage facility out in the woods in the general area of the murders. And yes, there was a note found, I want to say in a box of donuts or something? It was a month or so before the murders, and it said something like “we are on a mission to kill 4 girls in tent number one”. It sounds SO ominous. It really does. But remember, this was a camp with prank prone little kids, and also it was 1977. I was a boyscout in the early 80’s, and we were all pranksters. This was the days before PC **** really kicked in, and kids were still allowed to use words like ‘kill’ without being shipped off for mental evaluation for fear that they would be a school shooter or something. FWIW, there really were no indications of any type of ritual at all. It looked more like the act of sexually depraved lunatics. Of course there are so many unknowns. Nobody really knows what happened for sure, so who is to say?
Like Tamara, I too have a deep interest in the histories and architecture of old places. Especially old places with dark stories (I also like researching to discover the dark stories). It’s an odd hobby, but one that apparently alot of people share. I like going out and finding murder sites, etc. Plus just old abandoned places for some reason really grab my attention. I have no idea why.
Anyhow have a good day. – Tim

G.W. says:

May 29, 2009, 10:39 am

Guthrie is not unfriendly

dane says:

June 3, 2009, 5:01 pm

Hi Tim. I believe the woman who claimed she found the note said she found it in the kitchen, and perhaps in the cupboard. The reunion I went to was held in ’89 and I don’t remember exactly where in the woods he went. I went with him, but it’s been so long ago I simply don’t remember. There were old rock structures, and I’m thinking they were only big enough for something along the lines of a smokehouse. They were crumbly with weeds and trees growing all around them. My memory may be faulty and they could actually be the foundations of the tents.

I always thought my ex was crazy, but then again I would have doubts of “what if”. I also remember being in the town of locust grove and my ex having a discussion with an “old timer” about the murders. The old timer spoke as though he knew EXACTLY who was responsible and asked us if we had seen the person around town lately. They spoke about the framing of hart and even named the “killers” and what they were up to these days. What makes me want to kick myself is the fact that the old man spoke these names and I don’t remember them. You would think something as serious as that would be remembered. I wish to God I remembered because I would call the feds in a heartbeat. I asked about the silence among the people of locust grove and was told that the murders involved two rival families involved in the mob and the whole town of locust grove sticks together. But since when did the mob begin killing children?
I consider myself to be of the most conservative persuation. Possibly more conservative then a libertarian. There are many “crimes” that have no business being on the books and that I simply would not turn a person in for. THIS isn’t one of them!!!

dane says:

June 3, 2009, 5:11 pm

What is so sad and downright tragic in the aftermath of all of this is that the only hope of finding the true killers was forever destroyed when that DNA evidence didn’t pan out a couple of years back. I’m tempted, even now, to think there was a coverup involved in that, but that would border on slight paranoia. It seems the further up the chain you go in law enforcement, the more professional the people are, or tend to be.
The old timers in locust grove KNOW who did it. If they were rounded up and given the quantanemo bay interrogation treatment, then I guarantee you will start getting some names.
Since this is a hauntings site, I believe I am safe from ridicule when I say that it would be a good idea to hold a seance at the murder site with questions for the spirits on who the killers are. Who knows, something might actually come of that. But then again, would such things be admissable in a court of law? Or would it even get that far? Would the statement of a spirit constitute probable cause?
Until the last person who was alive in ’79 dies, this is going to haunt the state.

dane says:

June 5, 2009, 10:17 am

I was just a baby when it happened, and didn’t really find out about it until years later.
I’m sorry, I know it’s off topic, and unless someone else wants to continue the discussion I won’t mention it anymore. Maybe it’s because the anniversary of the murders is coming up, but am I the only one who still feels deeply troubled and bothered about it? I woke up from a sound sleep the other night at 2:00 am with it heavily on my mind.

dane says:

June 5, 2009, 10:34 am

Anyway, I’m interested now in the two hauntings in Guthrie. Does the lions inn have a sign out front? I don’t know street addresses that well, but might be able to picture it in my mind based on landmarks. There’s the old side of town with all the large, fancy houses, and then there is downtown which is near that. But off a ways from downtown is the newer additions like Walgreens, Walmart and McDonalds. I’ve seen several of what appeared to be old buildings around the courthouse. There is an old, grey block style building right next to the courthouse that looks like it should be a prison. What is this?
I haven’t been to close to the old hospital, but before I even knew about the haunting legends, I drove by the place thinking it would make a great haunting site for halloween. I think what may be perceived as hauntings from people driving up to it at night looking for signs of spirits are actually people who’ve broken in there and are looking out the windows and shining flashlights around trying to find signs of hauntings themselves. Or it could be the cops trying to chase some young adventure seekers out of a dangerous building. It doesn’t make sense to haunt a hospital. Most people do die in hospitals. If I died in one, I wouldn’t stick around, but I would try to go back home, or to an old childhood place dear to my heart. Actually, I would go to one of my family’s gravesights and see if anyone was there.

Tim says:

June 5, 2009, 1:21 pm

Dane – Yes, rumors run amuck about the girl scout murders. Still. Weird about your ex. It’s so hard to pull any facts from small town rumors 30 years later. Other people have been ivestigated, but to what extent I do not know. I don’t personally have any particular opinion as to whether or not Hart did it, but it sure seems likely that there was more than one person involved, even if one of them was Hart. As for a seance at the site, it would not be directly admissable in court, but if one were done and something came of it, the leads could be followed and investigated. If these leads panned out, the fruits of the investigaton WOULD be admissable. I was also young at the time of the murders, just 5 years old, living in Tulsa at the time. I found out about it much later also. And yes, it is still very disturbing to a LOT of people, not just us. It’s just so mind boggling that something like that could happen. It grabs you even after 30 years. It’s hard to get your mind around. That old camp, closed forever the very next day, just sitting there being reclaimed by the forest. It’s so sad, because it was one of those happy childhood places where people think back to and smile for the rest of their lives. Then came June 14th 1977. Such incredible innocence shattered so brutally in the dark of a stormy night. Those magical childhood memories forever replaced with a sick horror. It would be one thing if the events of the night were known, horrible as they may be. There would be closure of some sort. Instead it’s just this horrible dark mystery. Nothing but questions. It is very haunting. There is a docuumentary on the topic, made in 1981, I think, by one of the OSBI people who investigated the crime (Someone Cry for the Chilren is the name of the documentary). Without commenting about the opinions of the documentary in general, there is an outstanding introduction narrated by Johnny Cash that really captures the haunting feeling that a lot of us still feel regarding this crime. I guess we have wandered off topic. My fault for starting this discussion. I was actually in the old hospital in Guthrie with some friends back in 1989. We were snooping around with torches for light. I don’t know how in the world we avoided being arrested. No ghosts. Very creepy place though nevertheless. I agree that if I were a ghost I would not hang out the hospital where I died (if I even died in a hospital). I don’t know where I would be, but it would not be there. I’ll figure all that out if I ever become a ghost. Anyhow, have a god day – Tim

dane says:

June 5, 2009, 4:22 pm

I can find the address of the Guthrie boys home easy enough, but I’m trying to get a picture of it’s location in my mind. It seems I passed a building looking familiar to what I saw in the pictures. What kind of landmarks or stores is it close too? Is it near the courthouse or on the edge of town? If so, which side of town?

dane says:

June 5, 2009, 6:20 pm

To Tim: This sounds awful, but it makes me feel better knowing I’m not the only one who felt this way.

Tamara says:

June 5, 2009, 8:59 pm

Dane, I went there earlier this year. I’m not from Guthrie, way south of there actually. I have some good pics, though few, I took when I was there. If you’re interested in seeing them, e-mail me. I had a friend from the area show us to the place and it seemed down in a residential area on the North? sude of town. Can’t remember the street name, sorry.

It was a beautiful place to photograph…

Tim says:

June 6, 2009, 2:23 pm

Alright, I eat my words about the Freemasons. I was bored today, and on the National Geographic channel was a special about the Freemasons. They are old and secretive and there are a ton of conspiracy theories dating way back to old Europe, inluding rumors of satanism. Very interesting facts about the layout of DC streets (satanic pentagrams and so forth – for real). I am not saying they are evil, because they are probaly not. Secrets create suspicion. And there is certainly a TON of suspicion dating back centuries to long before the USA even existed, and some of it is pretty intersting. Their symbols are everywhere, dollar bills and so forth. So, my apologies. Apparently I was the one in the dark here on this topic. There is a lot more to the Freemasons than I ever realized. I think maybe I was confusing them with VFW lodges or something. Regards – Tim

Josie R. says:

June 8, 2009, 5:48 pm

Okay paranormal stuff is real. I’m experincing some paranormal stuff that the moment but I saw or read that some of you don’t belive in it. Well you should. Those things are real. And you DON’T want to be involve with that stuff trust me.and tim if you need any proff email me

Tim says:

June 9, 2009, 12:39 pm

I never said paranormal stuff is not real. I only said that me and my friends didn’t notice anything at the old hospital in Guthrie. The building was *truly* abandoned when we were there, unlike now. If there were evil (or even nice) things lurking, it seems like we would have been perfect unsuspecting victims because we were just stupid clueless kids. – Tim

Josie R. says:

June 9, 2009, 4:24 pm

Oh…either ay that’s what kids do now a days so I won’t blame you.

Josie R. says:

June 9, 2009, 4:28 pm

And that wasn’t just for you the computer erased the “or any one” above.

dane says:

June 10, 2009, 4:59 pm

I don’t know. As much as I WANT to believe in ghosts and such, it’s just hard unless you’ve actually experienced something. One of the things that makes me so skeptical is why hasn’t ANY of the ghosts through the years manifested themselves clearly and without a doubt to a camera, along with something of an interview? I’m not expecting an appearance on Oprah or anything, but maybe if some medium/psychic could make an agreement with one for it to appear before cameras and say SOMETHING? People have claimed to see them manifest, and they claim to be able to hear them speak, so why not manifest before a camera and answer a few questions? ANYTHING!!

jason says:

June 20, 2009, 10:29 pm


Bailey says:

July 9, 2009, 1:04 pm

Hey guys, I live in El Reno Oklahoma, i havent heard any thing “unusual” about this town but im into the paranomal stuff and i was just wondering if anyone had any stories…id be glad to hear them :]

preston says:

August 6, 2009, 2:49 am

I’m from guthrie born and raised and have been in the house while it was abandoned and since it’s been redone. It’s one of the scariest places I’ve been have heard things and seen dark figures that made me uneasy but never totally freaked me out. I know at one time there were supossed devil worshipers that had their meeting there and I saw the drawing and the pentagrams melted candles etc. that was when I was little and I’m 26 now and still don’t like going into that house.

Brenda Shores says:

September 12, 2009, 4:59 pm

My Daughters and I stayed one night at the Stone Lion Inn, we had a good time, had the murder mystery dinner….that was sooooo great. But the main thing that happened is during the night, someone kept pulling the covers off my Daughter’s side of the bed and a cold hand rubbed her leg. And her leg was ice cold. needless to say we didn’t stay another night. Even have a picture of that bed ant where it happened! Anyone that really wants a truly spooky night….go to the Stone Lion Inn….it is truly haunted!

dane says:

September 22, 2009, 4:16 pm

I drove through Guthrie over the weekend looking for yard sales. I was also kind of interested in finding the Guthrie boys home. I didn’t find it, I don’t think, but I came across the masons HUGE stone temple. This is an impressive sight to behold. With the size of the thing, along with the top quality products, it looks to be valued somewhere in the millions of dollars.
Also, the old hospital finally got torn down. Probably too many safety issues with kids trying to ghost hunt.

preston says:

September 22, 2009, 4:20 pm

the boys home is now a mansion owned by some rich guy. He redid the whole grounds years ago. The masonic temple is massive and it’s full of trap doors and hidden rooms. It’s a cool place, and yes the old hospital was destroyed mainly because it was a eyesore but also because of all the kids that would always break in ghost hunting

lee says:

October 13, 2009, 4:53 am

I used to be a security guard that did citywide patrol and was responsible for a ton of places in the OKC area. One place that I had to go walk every night really gave me the creeps. it is an abandoned factory near NW5th and Ann Arbor. It is called Quebecor world. We used to hear things in there and find things moved even though noone is there and there is a huge fence around it. We found records that told of a worker being crushed under machinery before the plant closed. A cool pl;ace to explore.

levi says:

October 13, 2009, 6:43 pm

Lee i have a question, if u use to be a guard for the Quebecor and u said it would be a nice place explore, but wouldnt there be guards at it now,let me know what u know about it.

Lee says:

October 14, 2009, 1:57 pm

No, our company lost the contract and the new owners didnt want to spend the cash on any protection for the building. But I must say, that was about 2 years ago and I havent been back by since then.

bethany says:

October 22, 2009, 3:00 pm

anyone ever heard of the “island” or old guthrie? real sadistic. old ruins of buildings and houses that used to be there with upside down crosses…weird ****

Jared says:

October 26, 2009, 8:54 pm

I just gotta say that some strange things have been happening in my house for the past few years. My great grandmother actually died in my bed room, freaked me out just seeing her lying in my bed dead. Anyways, my sister bought a weegie board and decided to be stupid and play with it, asking if my grandmother was still in the house. The board spelled out yes. The next night, me and my brother luke wee in the living room watching t.v and suddenly a six foot tall figue walked past me that looked like an six foot tall boy with blonde hair that looked just like my other brother tanner. So i called out to the person thinking it was my brother a few times getting louder everytime. Then my brtoehr tanner came out of his room and was like “what”. I felt the room get really cold as i realized what just happened. It freaked me the hell out. Then a second time me and my mother were fighting over something, keep in mind that my grandmother and mother were like a tag team couple. Anyways i made a joke about my grand mother haunting the house and that night while i as sleeping one of the blades off of my ceiling fan broke off and flew right over my head while i was sleeping.

Amy says:

October 28, 2009, 8:56 pm

I grew up in Edmond and I can tell you I visited, “The Orphanage,” many times. In the 90’s the building was not equipped with motion sensors and camera’s. The cops never even bothered driving by because the place is so enormous. We crept into building and hall ways in the pitch black only to leave with memories that even to this day you can’t put into words. The very back building we discovered was a morgue. My friend and I wanted to do a report on the history and found some general bricks with names all stacked into ONE PILE. We brought some to research names and unloaded some on the front porch of my friends house. My mother paged me only to learn that as we were instructed to immediately return to my friends house to be greeted with 4 patrol cars and her dad. The one pile of bricks became tombstones and we took them back by police escort. When the cops arrived with us and saw the pile and shook their heads in disgrace, not to mention we weren’t lying. Creepy

Ariel says:

October 30, 2009, 7:50 pm

I am going to the boys home in el reno tomorrow night with my fiance and some of our friends. ive heard all these rumors about hauntings there and I wanna get scared. ha. I am a firm believer in ghosts and actually lived in a house that was occupied by 2 spirits. I cant wait to see whats actually still residing there :)

dane says:

December 10, 2009, 5:57 pm

I can’t find the boys home in Guthrie at all. Would someone please tell me which stores or landmarks it is close too??

Josie says:

December 26, 2009, 7:10 pm

Hello all…I’ve been reading all of the posts on the old Orphanage and was excited to see that others had been there as well. I did not experience anything at all on my many visits to the orphanage and hospital but I do remember the fear and excitment it all produced. When I was in High School my best friend and I would go on a regular basis, I do remember the indoor pool which had maybe one or two original tiles left on the ground the rest of which were missing and the view of the elevator that was in the room just below ground level. I remember thinking that even when it was working I would never have used that elevator. We only went itno the orphanage once and out of fear of the building collapsing or a random rodent running by didn’t stay very long, not to mention when going up the back steps a small wall hides your view from your vehicle which leaves too much to the imagination. I do not agree or disagree that it has any activity but a few of the posts suggest a great “sadness” in that place…I tend to agree. I always felt drawn to that place and the view from the back of the building at the many closely nit doors inside on the 3rd level…as though something was drawing me in. I know, sounds silly but whether it be “normal” or “paranormal” that building with a delapidated carriage out back and iron gate out front is the thing that legends are made of. If I could only visit it again the way it was driving down “Elm” street in the middle of the night when your headlights hit the gate and building at the end of the street I would be happy. The only question I did have for anyone else is if the Chapel building is still there…

doyle says:

December 28, 2009, 6:41 pm

Brenda.. that wasn’t a ghost pulling off the covers and touching you. That was proably Beckey Luker trying to keep business up. She’s a publicity nut and calls all the news channels around halloween to get a story. The real place is the Job Corp whare the old nuns used to live. The stories that came out of there beat every other one I’Ve heard. They said they found skeletons of babies that the nuns had then killed. When I was young that was the gossip around Guthrie. I’ve lived here all my life and I was born in the old hospital. Come to think of it… maybe that’s what’s wrong with me. huh

Brook says:

December 30, 2009, 1:22 pm

Say what you want, but the Children’s home is evil. I lived in Edmond and a friend and I both decided to do a paper on it for school. We went in with her Step-dad and my mom. Our parents were as terrified as we were. The pool was creepy, dark stains on the bottom. While we were there, there was a film crew from one of the colleges doing a documentary. We tried to keep away from them and research on our own. We found rooms on the thrid floor with old wash basins with what looked like dried blood in them, burnt impressions on the floor, satanic paraphenalia, etc. The tombstones out back were the saddest and scariest things I have ever seen. Some of them were for children less than a few months old. The boys ran a printing press in another building on the property. The equipment was still in there, frozen in time. This place has some pretty remarkable history, if only you could find someone who really knows about it to talk to you.

doyle says:

December 30, 2009, 2:08 pm

Brook..I didn’t mean to imply that the boys home wasn’t creepy.Since it was bought and turned into a private residence I’ve not heard of anything paranormal happening there.I’ve been in there when it was abandoned but haven’t witnessed anything myself.When I was younger, I’m 52 now, the talk was of the place the Job Corps bought from the church. But being interested in the para-normal and knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t stay the night in the old, boys home. DG

Sue says:

March 15, 2010, 5:42 pm

Lived in Guthrie my whole life and I just love to hear all these nonsense stories. The Mason Childrens Home is 90yrs old, of course you would have seen runned down, old, tore up property. SO CREEPY. The stories you year from when it was a foster home, i’m sure are fabricated and not everything YOU heard IS true. Yes, terrible things happened. HAUNTED? doubt it.

GuthrieResident says:

April 7, 2010, 12:32 am

I personally havent seen the house before it was renovated….i was too young to remember. the owner of the “dominion house” is a family friend. but i have a friend who is older than me and she explored it back in the 90’s before our friend renovated it.

She went with a group of 6 people….and they even went through some of the dorms and the main building. My friend says that once they got in there, the flashlights went out and they got seperated. She says they put new batteries in right before they went in, but they died within 10 mins O_O. So she got lost, and her flashlight flickered on and off. she said that there were papers everywhere, and some odd drawings on the wall that looked like they were blood. She said that she saw some dead animals too. But the creepy thing is, she found the indoor pool and there was a banner in there. She read it and it originally said “Your children will be welcome here” Exept the part that says “will be welcome” was crossed out with blood and it said “Will die” But she wandered around and ran into one of the people she came in with, but the person didnt see that it was her and he ran. But she made her way out. but imagine wandering those halls alone O_O. she also broke into that old hospital out here too….she says it wasnt near as bad as the orphanage.

I want to go to the hospital, but the cops watch it now. and the blue bell saloon? the story behind it is creepy too. it used to be a bordello where young girls were bought as sex slaves…one girl refused and was beaten to death by the owner. she haunts that building…and i believe it. something always seems off when im near it. same with the dominion house… prom is gonna be held there and im kinda nervous.

And the stone lion inn? Something feels wrong near there too.
The Masonic Temple….it feels evil.

This whole town dosent feel right…and nobody that lives here converses about all these hauntings. i guess because they ARE real…… ive lived here all my life. i love this town but some days…..idk i just wish it was more homely and not so morbid and ominous.

The Orphanage was a torture house…..ive read some things where people say that they saw small closets with sinks inside? Why would you have a closet with a sink if it wasnt for torture?

I love this town…..but it sometimes scares me to death to sleep here.

bailey says:

April 28, 2010, 7:01 pm

well ive been there once and i saw this dark figure the shape of a boy i started screaming and then something grabed the front of my throat

Kaysey says:

June 7, 2010, 4:24 pm

Ok im Kaysey im 13 and me and my friend went to this house on my street and my neighbors say it is haunted and a man and three children died in there so me and my friend “broke” in the house by smashing the window with a hammer i know stupid but the door was locked any ways so we climbed inside and looked around we didnt see anything but then we heard random smashing sounds and a little boys voice and then somthing or someone knocked a cup off the table so we got freaked out for a min staring at the cup that was on the floor we started too leave but then my friend said “lets check out the rest of the house real real quick” and then leave and so we did….and so we went to the back bedroom and then we heard smashing again in the bathroom and so we went too look and we saw nothing but broken glass….and out of the blue footsteps walking down the hallway there was nothing there but footprints then we left were thinking about going back again should we?

kaysey says:

June 7, 2010, 4:58 pm

I’m Kaysey and i’m 13. My neighbors and my friend were saying that the house down the street was haunted. They told me a man and three kids lived there and one day they heard screams and crying not just a regular cry but a horrifing one. So when the police came no one was found in the house….strange right? gets scarier. Well my friend (Nikki) and I decided were going too break inside that house. So we break the door glass with just a hammer!. When we get inside we look around a little bit.. Then we saw a cup fall off the counter we started to leave but then Nikki said,”Lets look around a little bit more then we can leave,” so we keep looking and were in the back bedroom now. Then we heard glass breaking, it was coming from the bathroom we look in there and saw nothing but broken glass. But then we heard something coming from the hallway and they were footsteps. nothing was there but footprints and we freaked out! So we left and now were thinking about going back. Should we????

kaysey says:

June 7, 2010, 5:08 pm

my friend tried o remix the frist one so bbelive the first one nNOT the second

Shannon says:

June 23, 2010, 8:37 pm

I’ve been to the boys home several times…. before and after the renovation. The first time we went,My ex husband and I stayed in the front by the gates because he said he had a bad feeling… the group that went with us went in through a western window. While we were standin out from we looked up, and above the doors there were two side by side windows… We seen 2 children in the windows.. It was like they were playing peek-a-boo… they would duck under the window sill then pop back up… it was freaky…. then at 2 am we were looking at the bell tower… there was a book in the window.. standing up…. when we heard what sounded like a bell, the book gently layed over… I tried to get a friend of mine who was inside to go up and get it but the stair case had rotted away and he couldnt get to it… about half an hour later every one of our friends ( 6 total ) came running full speed out of there and kept running… Still to this day we dont know what scared them.. they wont talk about it…. Later, my sister and some friends went back… they met up with some others from town. They were in the basemen… she said that there was an old car down there and ALOT of papers.. she has some but will not show them to any one… She said that while they were down there all of their flash lights went off and when she turned to her friend there was a little girl standing there.. she said that all she could do was cry….she then heard a scream and the flash lights came back on and one of the girls that was with them was missing… they told authorities and an investigation was opened. They still to my knowledge havent found the girl.. We all stopped going after that…. when the place was purchased and renovated, I went back… standing out side the gate I seen the same cat that was there before… ** shivers ** that cat had been ran over so many times and it still lives…. I seen the same kids in the window and still heard the bell toll.. It doesnt matter what they do to the place… the spirits are still going to roam there… all of the tunnels under guthrie at some point will lead to the home…. it is definately a place of great spiritual energy… if you ever get to go inside.. open your self up to the paranormal and you will see…. also watch out for the lady on the north eastern corner… the one with the red lights in her window… she watches over the place.. shes creepy….

Steve says:

July 3, 2010, 4:27 pm

I never got the chance to see this place before it was renovated. My wife said it was really creepy. It looks like a good place for some ghost stories, but none of them are true. My wife did a report on the legends for a folklore class. After a lot of research, she found and talked to many people who lived there. The children were treated very well even after they were too old to stay there. There were no bodies found in the basement and no murdering headmistress. Creepy places tend to get embellished and anyone who “sees” something there just wants to or is making it up. There are many more haunted places, but this is not one of them. All the “stories” are not true.

doyle says:

July 3, 2010, 5:01 pm

I’ve lived her all my life..52 years and i’ve known people who actually lived there. i agree…it’s folklore. But one day my daughter and i drove to the rear (before it was bought by a private person) and we walked around in it. It was in a terrible state of disrepair but I’ll admit it was weird. We saw nothing or heard nothing, just an old place with the usual noises. It was daylight not darkness. All the same, I don’t think they could have dragged me in there iat night.

Ed, says:

July 18, 2010, 7:27 pm

I Have a very good friend that is a Security Officer at the Oklahoma City Zoo, He claims that he and other Officers have seen a women in the early morning hours with long dark hair by Aquatics center and when they go to investigate she is nowhere to be found. This has happened several times. I have tried to find what may have happened in that area but have had no luck.

Rya says:

September 11, 2010, 1:56 pm

I went inside with my great aunt, and three cousins back in 1994. It was very dirty and old. We explored most of the rooms. We went down to the swimming pool and the dorm rooms as well. I was the youngest and dumbest so when we got to the highest level, I climbed into the very top of the tower and could see over the rest of the orphanage. It was very dirty and had been badly vandalized. You could tell many people had been in there with spray paint. We had a good self guided tour and left. No ghosts. The only creepy thing was the vandalism, apparently done by real creeps. We were stopped by a police officer. My great aunt told the officer that we were just looking around and that it was a really interesting building. She also told him that she was a judge in the state of Tennessee and we went on our merry way after he told us to be sure and not go inside again.

czecher says:

October 20, 2010, 9:01 pm

there is a place in guthrie called the bluffs at the north most end of pine past dolese.when i was a kid we would target practice out there.i took a walk off by myself while everyone was shooting.i was near the old cave that was a hideout for the doolin gang,when i heard a horse walking behind me.this didnt bother me,people rode there all the time.i kept waiting for them to go by me,but every time i stopped the hoofbeats did too.i thought someone was being a smart-*** so i turned around.there was no horse or anyone.this unerved me but i thought i probably heard something else.i didnt thnk about ghosts or anything at that moment.i started walking again and then the hairs on the back of neck stood up cause the hoofbeats started up again.i went into a jog and so did they,i broke into a dead run and so did they.i hit the little turn off that road to the left down to where my family was and the second i got off of that road the hoofbeats stopped cold.again i turned around,really hopeing to see someone,something,anything that could explain what just happened.nothing,nothing there to help me understand.i didnt tell anyone for years.not for fear of redicule but that it affected me so much.

N/A says:

November 17, 2010, 4:56 pm

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Andreana says:

February 27, 2011, 7:40 pm

Hi everyone my name is Andreana and I am part of a paranormal investigation team called S.O.P.S we have investagated a few places but we are still starting out if anyone has knows of any places that have any activity or if you think your home may be haunted please e-mail us we live in Duncan but we are willing to travel our email is thankyou so much.

wiccara says:

March 26, 2011, 2:46 pm

Hello, me and a friend are avid ghost hunters.However we are looking for a new place to go ghostunting, becuz we are getting tired of cemetaries.

Kale says:

July 31, 2011, 9:03 pm

The Boy’s Home in Gutherie Has been Bulldozed and is now a private residence. Police patrol through this area often.

nick washum says:

October 21, 2011, 2:44 pm

my sister was married there, it is beautiful

James says:

February 15, 2012, 2:20 pm

We were just at the old Guthrie hospital last night and not once were there any Logan police around as a matter of fact we parked right next to the hospital not once were we asked to leave we have so many pictures of that hospital no fence or police around to tell us to leave the place is creepy but way cool at the same time that building is a part of history to Guthrie. Every time we are in Guthrie we go and see the old hospital no telling what you might see or hear..

LB says:

July 3, 2012, 6:08 pm

I am just wanting to find out if anyone has any information or has lived at 1223 E. Noble in Guthrie. I use to live there and I vouch it was very haunted. I know it was an older house so if any families have lived there previously before 2000 or so I would like some feedback.

Robyn says:

October 24, 2012, 4:30 pm

If I am correct, my grandfather purchased a piano from there when they shut down. I just remember saying he bought it at the orphange in Guthrie. My grandfather’s family lived there and at times my father, when he was a child, stayed there with his aunts while his father was off in the war.

Whit says:

January 8, 2015, 11:53 am

We had a wedding at the Dominion House (the old boys home) a few years ago. When we went to tour it, I was unaware of the stories behind the place, only that it was a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding. Upon driving up to the back entrance, I glanced around and noticed a nun or a nurse in a dress/robe, wearing a white nurse/nun hat, sitting in a circular brick architectural feature next to the back door. She was as plain as day. She didn’t look mean or menacing, but gentle and calm, like she could be relaxing or taking a smoke break. I didn’t think too much about it, since I had no idea what other purposes this gigantic building facilitated. They have chapels for weddings, so I suppose, I thought they made have more catholic religious purposes, such as a convent or senior care facility, so I didn’t think too much about it. When we parked and got out, she was gone. Once inside, I asked the manager why they have nuns here (I was just curious). He said that, besides us, there was only one other person in the building. Weird. I also felt like someone was watching us the entire time we were in the hallway and ballroom area. Nothing deviant, nothing creepy, it just felt like someone else was with us on the tour. There are definitely “people” still hanging around there, and although I didn’t see/hear any “children”, I don’t think these spirits are as sad and depressing as the stories claim.

George L. Coran says:

May 17, 2017, 11:55 pm

It’s been fasinating reading all the posts. Most of them are good examples of why you shouldn’t believe half of what you hear and almost nothing that you read. First of all, it wasn’t a boys home or school or detention center. It was the “Masonic Children’s Home”. That’s Children as in boys and girls. It was owned and operated by the Oklahoma Masonic Lodge. The occupants were children of Masons and Eastern Star members who were going through difficult times and needed a safe place for their children to live. Nobody was ever murdered in the basement. Nobody ever hung themselves in the bell tower. There are no bodies buried out back.

It was a blessing to hundreds of families during hard times. The children were cared for with as much love as you can give when they’re not your own kids. The food was fabulous. The dormitories were comfortable and safe. I can tell you that it was much safer to live there than in many of my school friend’s homes. No drunken fathers or mothers to be afraid of. No going hungry. A comfortable bed to sleep in every night. A full wardrobe for all occasions. Opportunities to learn to play musical instruments in the Masonic Home band. Yes, there was an indoor, heated swimming pool, an indoor full basketball court, a baseball diamond in the playground. A variety of playground equipment. Air conditioned dorms before most families had air conditioning in their homes.

All holidays were wonderful times of celebration and merriment. Especially Christmas. We had multiple parties receiving gifts from Masonic lodges, Eastern Star Chapters, Shriners, Demolay, Job’s Daughters, etc…

I could go on and on. It wasn’t perfect, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me and my brothers and sisters.

I just wanted to write this to set the record straight. It’s a little offensive to read all the made-up lies and garbage about The Home. It falsely tarnishes the memory of an institution that was a blessing to hundreds if not thousands of kids for over fifty years.

It was a very good thing the Masons did and I say “thank you”.

Jmckenzie says:

May 30, 2017, 8:12 pm

My mom and two of her sisters lived here in the 1930’s. My mom was 5 when she went to the home. She stayed there until she was 17 years old. The reason they were there was not because they were poor. My grandfather died at the age of 30 by a razor cut that became infected. Her mom tried to keep the family together, however she had a head injury after a car accident and felt they would be better taken care of there. My grandfather was a mason and this was available for children of masons. Mom said they had everything except their parents. Ice cream socials, skating and indoor pool. Most everyone struggled through the Depression they had alot. The Eastern Star group put my Mom through business school. She taught herself how to sew at the home. My Mom is 92 today and the only living sister. She recited recently the pray they would pray prior to meals.

Father we thank thee for thy care
For all thy mercies rich and rare
Which thou giveth everyday
In thy own kindly way.

Each standing behind their chairs. Although she was not always happy there no mention of ghosts. She did indicate sone of the staff were not kind. My uncle was also at the home but ran away.

abbie says:

February 3, 2018, 12:48 pm

so I’m super into the paranormal. so being the typical teenager that I am, I would love to find a hunted area in Oklahoma to go investigate. I’ve been to an abandon Penitentiary in West Virginia, defiantly on of the scariest things I’ve ever done. I’m a ghost adventures fanatic and I’m currently watching the Stone Lion Inn episode. It really isn’t too scary but if you’ve had any experience at the Inn I would like to know. I really want to go stay the night over at a paranormal area like that. So if you have any suggestions or references please comment below. Thanks Loves :)

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