This is one small town that is probably better known for its haunts, than small-town charm. Most of the time when you talk about small towns in Oklahoma the conversation normally centers around how friendly they are, or how pretty the streets and buildings are. Not about how haunted it is. This small town is one of the most haunted places in the Sooner State. There are all kinds of spooky stories and terrifying tales being told.


If you're brave enough you could take the trip to the small town of Waurika, OK. for some top-notch ghost stories and maybe some ghost hunting as well. It's about an hour away and just on the other side of Duncan and Comanche. I usually stop in Waurika a few times a year when I'm heading to Ardmore for a show at the Heritage Hall, or to visit Two Frogs Grill. Waurika, OK. has more than its fair share of creepy ghost stories.

For a small town, Waurika has some big ghost stories and tall tales


Over the past several weeks the family and I have been planning some daycations and staycations for the spring and summer months. We decided not to go on a regular vacation. Instead, we'll do mini one or two-day vacations or staycations all in Oklahoma. Places we can get to and back in a day, or do a weekend getaway.


Each member of the family picks a place they want to go and that has the type of activities they're into. The wife chose a daycation, maybe a weekend getaway, to hunt ghosts and visit haunted houses. She's into all the ghost hunting and paranormal shows. So now we'll be headed to Waurika sometime this spring or summer for a visit. There's not a whole lot there, it's a really small town. But it has some really big hauntings.

If you're looking to take a ghost-hunting getaway Waurika, OK. sounds perfect

Man on rocking chair in a dirty old room

Waurika used to be a big railroad town back in the day. As a matter of fact, the old Rock Island Railroad hub or building is still standing and that's where some of the biggest haunts are. The old railroad building is now home to a reportedly haunted library. People have seen an apparition of a "ghost man" walking around. Supposedly there are even photos of this alleged "ghost man" taken by locals and paranormal investigators.


People have reported all kinds of terrifying paranormal experiences from books flying off the shelves to doors slamming to feeling the presence of a ghost. There are several other houses and buildings in Waurika that are rumored to be haunted, some are abandoned and others have people living in them. There are lots of local legends and ghost stories to investigate. The wife is beyond excited. The rest of us, not so much.

The "ghost man" of Waurika Library has been seen by several people throughout the years

ghosts hands

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