Ardmore, Oklahoma began with a plowed ditch for a Main Street in the summer of 1887. It owes much of its existence to the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad through the area during that time. A large fire in 1895 destroyed much of the young city which forced its residents to rebuild nearly the entire town.
Ardmore also has had its share of alleged ghosts. In June of 1908 a number of young boys of the city began to witness a ghost in the northwest section of town in the old plaza known as the Watts place. For several nights about the hour of midnight a ghost appeared on the scene and returned to earth.
The lads who claimed to see the apparition said that the ghost seemed well disposed and caused no trouble except to make them run and hide in the nearby trees. The Ardmore ghost did not walk or make its appearance except on a dark, still night when no noise could be heard. If any noise was made in the neighborhood near that particular house the spirit would not appear.
One evening about 10:00 P.M. a crowd gathered on Main Street and proceeded together to the place where the ghost was to appear. The young fellows arrived on time and waited for something to happen. But, having made too much noise, the ghost did not make an appearance. The previous night the ghosts appeared on the scene draped in white and walked for a long period of time.
A further investigation revealed that the ghost might have been a man who wrapped a sheet around himself and appeared on the scene to have a bit of fun on account of the boys who were reporting that a ghost was seen haunting the neighborhood…or was it real?
Ardmore is located about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City. Check out the ghost rumor for yourself!
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