The Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City is home to a lustful ghost known only by her nickname, Effie. She lived in the hotel both as a living person and a succubus. Her story is a sad tale…
The Skirvin Hotel was owned by W.B. Skirvin, a rich oilman. When it opened in 1911, it was best hotel in the southwest. Each room had running water and it even had “iced air,” which is known today as air conditioning. In 1930, Skirvin added 14 stories to the hotel, making it 24 stories tall.
It was during Prohibition when a young Effie came to work as a maid in the hotel, then famous for being a speak-easy. She become involved with Skirvin and the two conceived a child together.
Trying to avoid the indignity of a having a child with a maid, Skirvin did his best to hide Effie. He kept her locked in a hotel room on the top floor of his hotel. Even after their baby born, mother and child remained locked away.
Effie became depressed. She could not stand being locked way like that. When she could stand it no more, she grabbed her baby and jumped out the hotel window.
Unfortunately, the story does not end there. It is far from over…
Visitors to the hotel still hear the sound of a child crying. Items are mysteriously moved, including a maid‘s cart being pushed down the hallway. Others have seen the form of a naked woman while they were in the shower. Men have been “propositioned” by a woman’s voice when they are alone in their rooms. One man claims he was “sexually assaulted” by an “invisible entity.”
The hotel was closed in 1988, but reopened in 2003. Even after a $46.4 million dollar restoration, Effie is still present. Guests still report strange things happening in the Skirvin Hotel.
Oklahoma City residents, have you heard the stories of Effie and the Skirvin Hotel? Better yet, have you had contact with Effie or her baby? Share your stories in the comments below. We’d love to hear what happened to you!