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Tulsa Spirit Tours

          There is indeed something strange in the neighborhood and the Tulsa Spirit Tours will take you to all the “hot spots”.  I had the privilege of going on the first ghost tour in their new bus.  No more renting the party bus or the trolley for them!  They did not paint the outside to look like an Ecto vehicle but the inside does have some spooky decorations to remind you that this ain’t your average sightseeing tour.


               The ladies who took us on the tour had many interesting stories about the locations we visited.  Teri French did a majority of the talking and she does have a book out called Tulsa’s Haunted Memories where she explores some of Tulsa’s own urban legends and some not well known histories.  The tour met downtown at the OSU parking lot just north of Mt. Zion Church.  Please keep in mind, to go on one of these tours you must have a reservation as there is limited seating on the bus – they will not accept walk ons.  The tour began with some of Tulsa’s most infamous history – the Tulsa Race Riots.  As most people know, many ghosts arise from violent deaths.  Of course, as with all history many stories vary, everyone claims theirs is the true story and the history books only recorded what they were told to record.  While it was a bad time for Tulsa, it is still fascinating to hear the stories.

The tour went by the old Brady Mansion in the Brady Heights district.  That house has had its ups and downs and is currently for sale if anyone is interested in being in a cursed house.  My partner in crime who went on this tour with me told me when we approached this house that many years ago he had a whim to walk by the place with gauss meter which went off like crazy.  Gauss meter for those not in the know measures magnetic fields – an EMF.




Then the tour went by Tulsa’s oldest house.  I tried to get a good picture of the place but only the first one really came out with any clarity.  The others were very blurry even though I had the camera braced.  


 The next stop for the tour was to the Gilcrease Home and Tomb.  This was the first time we got the chance to get out and walk the area, which I would have liked to have done that at some of the other places but I do understand the legality issues.  We were warned that sometimes camera batteries would mysteriously drain there only to be back at charge once off the grounds.  No such thing happened to our equipment that night.  The ladies also said that this was one place that every time they have done an investigation they always got some phenomena.  We were told about a ghost cat that seems to roam the premises which reminded me of when I was in New Orleans and a ghost cat story at a park there.  Of all the animals, it makes sense that cats would make their ghostly presence known.  If I’m remembering correctly, this was the location that had actually made the ghost investigators pack up their equipment and leave the house before they were done with an investigation. 



          Next up was the Cave House out there on Charles Page Boulevard.  The lady who owns the place (I believe her name was Linda) was gracious enough to open it up for us to walk through.  She showed us a few of her ghost pics and told us the stories behind them.  The Cave House does have its own tours that are by appointment only for just $10.   I am certain that in these tours she goes into more details of the history of the house and the ghost stories.  I liked the story of the Key Lady, a spirit that would take keys from people.  I do have to wonder what she will do, though, as more and more things are becoming remote entry? 

            The tour wrapped up with more of the driving to locations and not getting off the bus.  One of the locations we went by (and yes the bus did stop as stories were told, so it wasn’t just a drive by) was the old Hanging Tree over near the BOK center.  Sadly, I was on the wrong side of the bus to get any pics of the actual tree but I hope to go back to get some pictures – perhaps not so close to Samhain though.   Then we went to the Brady Theater and the Cain’s Ballroom, both places with a lot of history that can be found and it seems the people that made the history aren’t always at rest.  I know that when I was Cain’s I always preferred being outside or in the auxiliary instead of the ballroom proper, perhaps it was because of the agitated spirits. 

            The tour was a fun way to spend the evening and I would encourage people to take it even when it’s not October.  If you go and there is a smaller group chances are you can get more detailed stories of their adventures as the investigators explored these places.  I do appreciate that they had some EVP that they played for us over the speakers to go with certain locations.  And yes, sometimes they told us what was said there were times when they let the recording play and just indicated where we should hear something.  All the recordings were the undoctored recordings although that doesn’t mean that the investigators didn’t take the audio files and process them to get a better idea of what was being said.  Again, this reminded me of when FearCast was in New Orleans and we did a live broadcast of our radio show.  People were texting us asking who was talking in the back ground and when I listened to the playback, sure enough you could clearly hear someone telling us to “Get Out”.   Amazing what can be caught on camera and recorder. 

            The Spirit Tours do have a variety of tours that they will take you on such as a Haunted Pub Tour (one is a walking tour and one is a bus tour) or a Serial Killer Tour.  All the info about prices and dates can be found on their website .  For further info on the Cave House Tours you can look up that page at .  To order a copy of Tulsa’s Haunted Memories visit .



The 13th Ward

            If you’re out and about in BA and happen to hear some screams in the night, it’s probably just folks being scared at the 13th Ward.  This attraction isn’t hard to get to however it wasn’t well identified – 71st and 193rd behind the Pizza Hut is the best way for me to explain how to get there.


           From the outside, the unassuming building hides the horrors that lie within.  Oh sure, there may be a couple of creepy clowns banging on barrels and scaring people, but the building looks plain.  Once you step inside the doors however, you are taken to The 13th Ward, an insane asylum under the care of Dr. Thaddeus Munch and his faithful nurse.  Did I mention that the patients were the criminally insane and were subjected to some very intense and illegal experiments?



         You are greeted by a lovely nurse (no, not a hot nurse – but one more of a matronly type).  She will tell you a brief history of the facility and about how they have graciously opened it up for tours.  Of course, it’s not until the end that she informs the visitors that it was a hospital for the criminally insane.  Then she ushers you into the facility proper.  The very first scene you encounter is well placed because it does the job of getting the guests disoriented and it can (and has) left grown men weak kneed.

            The scares and actors are well spaced.  I will give a warning to all people who will be going through the haunt.  BE CAREFUL!  The reason I say this is because the actors will come out of places and rush upon you.  When you can see them, you know you can be out of the way.  I almost collided with an actor, though, when I was rounding a corner and he was actually sliding on his knees to get to where I was.  I didn’t hit the guy nor did he hit me but it can happen.  There are disclaimers on the website informing you that the haunt or the landlords or any of the actors are not responsible for injuries.  That is why it is there.  They are not trying to tackle you, but everyone in there is human (or at least they were at one point).

            And going with some of the other disclaimers, I can tell you that yes, there are strobe lights so if you’re prone to seizures you probably shouldn’t go in there.  And there are fog effects, in one area it was so thick that I was temporarily blinded as to where to go to next.  Granted, I just paused a bit to get my bearings again but be aware that if you’re sensitive to that you might want to stay away.  There were a couple of places where the walls were not the same dimensions as the rest of the haunt.  I did not have to crawl through the hall but I was bent over.  And while it was well lit for a haunt (yes, if you’re paying attention you should not get off the path) it is still a dark place.  Because of these features if you are claustrophobic you might want to reconsider going through.  I am not trying to discourage people from having fun, but I do want people to consider what they can and cannot handle medically or psychologically.   This is for fun not to cause any harm in any way to anyone.

            I do not want to give away too much of the scenes in there or what to expect.  Typical haunt effect such as strobes and fog are pretty much expected.  The rooms with different dimensions may not be common but it happens.  But the costumes and the actual scenes are very well done and deserve to have fresh eyes going in.  True, the fact that the theme is posted on the website (and kind of given in the name of the haunt) does let you know some of what you will see but they don’t just stop there.  One of the things that I really enjoyed that I don’t know of other haunts taking on is the maze.  Yes, you read that correctly, there is amaze in the haunt, in the building.  This is not like a corn maze or trail of blood maze that is separate.  This one may not be very tricky (give it time to grow) but it can lead you down the wrong path.  My advice to anyone going through is to stick together!  And remember, there is a way out.

            This is a family run business.  Most of the actors are family and all of them are volunteers.  They actually sacrifice their weekends for this month in order to scare you and they don’t get paid to do it.  The fact that it is so family centered means they do try to keep things to where a family can enjoy it together, but parents should keep in mind what their children can handle as far as loud noises, flashing lights and every scary things.  No one wants the haunt to have to close down for a few hours as they look for a child that ran off scared and is now lost. 

            Something that I feel needs to be mentioned that this haunt does and many don’t or at least they don’t promote, is it gives a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.  Yes, some of the money you spend to get scared will actually go to try to stop a very scary disease.  So, while you are facing spooks you can feel good that you have done you bit for a greater cause.

            I would absolutely recommend anyone in the area to come visit the 13th Ward.  Their prices are not unreasonable, $15 for general and $20 for a fast pass.  They don’t seem to give a discount for online purchases.  When I went, there really was no need for a fast pass but then I went early in the season.  I imagine that the lines are longer now that it is mid-October and if you really want to cut through the lines and minimize your wait time then go for it.  However, some of the fun of going to a haunt is meeting other people who are like minded and enjoy these things. That is something you might miss with a fast pass.  I do understand that when the general admission is at a 2+ hour wait it doesn’t seem so fun.  I am not trying to discourage the purchasing of fast passes just saying that don’t be in such a hurry that you might miss something.  A 30 min wait verses a 10 min wait isn’t such a big thing.

            I can say that my Halloween Haunt season has started off to a great start and I cannot wait to see what else is in store.  Keep checking back here for more updates on other local Oklahoma Haunts and Activities this month.


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Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.

Looking to get in on the campy "Sharknado" phenomenon, Animal Planet
has set its own horror film from The Asylum -- the same people behind
"Sharknado" -- called "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys," set
to premiere this Memorial Day weekend.

The two-hour scripted movie stars Shannen Doherty ("Beverly Hills,
90210"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future") and Jason Brooks
("Days of Our Lives"), and is directed by James Cullen Bressack
("Pernicious"). Doherty and company battle lampreys -- eel-like fish
with huge teeth and funnel-shaped mouths -- after they slide their way
into the city's sewer system and start terrorizing the residents of a
small Michigan town.

Brooks plays Michael, a fish and wildlife expert who moves to the town
with his wife, Cate (Doherty), after being summoned by the town mayor,
Akerman (Lloyd), to help deal with its attacking fish problem.
("River Monsters" star Jeremy Wade also makes a cameo.)

But with these blood-suckers on the loose, the town's residents
quickly learn that a casual dip in the pool or routine trip to the
toilet can turn deadly as the lampreys hunt for their next victim.

The logline states, "There is absolutely nowhere to run, and no one is safe."

"Blood Lake" will premiere on Sunday, May 25 at 9 p.m. as part of the
network's third annual "Monster Week" (actually nine days long)
programming block.

Other Monster Week specials include "Man-Eating Zombie Cats" -- about
big cats with a thirst for human blood -- and a quest to find a giant
crocodile tormenting a village in "Nature's Most Wanted."



“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare... From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit THE PACT and THE DIVIDE, comes MR. JONES, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray™, DVD and on demand from Anchor Bay Films. Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, MR. JONES will also have an exclusive Los Angeles limited theatrical engagement beginning May 2nd.

Scott (Jon Foster of STAY ALIVE) and Penny (Sarah Jones of “Sons Of Anarchy”) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror



Redding House Asylum. For some, it’s a distant reminder of a time when medical treatment of the clinically insane bordered on torture. For an unsuspecting group of college students, it’s the first stop on a journey into terror! On May 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment unlocks HOUSE OF DUST on DVD. The chilling possession shocker features a hot young cast including Inbar Lavi (STREET KINGS 2: MOTOR CITY, UNDEREMPLOYED), Steven Grayhm (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH), Eddie Hassell (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, JOBS), Holland Roden (“TEEN WOLF”), John Lee Ames (DAYS OF DARKNESS), Alesandra Assante, Joy Lauren (“DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”), Nicole Travolta (“TWO AND A HALF MEN”) and Stephen Spinella (“24”). 

Emma (Lavi) is one of the bright new faces at Camden College. Plagued with visions and voices all her life, she’s now trying to move past her personal demons of schizophrenia, and substitute hallucinations with higher learning. Emma joins her friends when they break into the shuttered remnants of the abandoned Redding House Asylum on campus. When they accidentally shatter canisters holding the ashes of former mental patients and subsequently inhale the dust-filled air, they’re soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One of them happens to be a convicted serial killer from 1959...

Inspired by true events, HOUSE OF DUST opens the door to a nightmare of murder and mayhem.


Pre-orders launch for Fright-Rags' Day of the Dead merchandise

The darkest day of horror the world has ever known is upon us. Pre-orders have launched for Fright-Rags' merchandise celebrating George A. Romero's Day of the Dead:

Fright-Rags' limited edition Day of the Dead box set features a shirt designed by Justin Osbourn (available as a T-shirt, girls shirt and zip-up hoodie), along with a canister of rocks taken from the Wampum Mines - the filming location of Day of the Dead. An 11x17 poster and a prismatic sticker round out the set, which is beautifully packed in a collector's box. There are only 500 box sets available, so sizes and quantities are limited.

Zombie aficionados will also want to pick up the limited edition 18x24 screen-printed poster featuring artwork by Gary Pullin. The posters are limited to a mere 200, and each individually-numbered piece is signed by Lori Cardille (who stars in the film as Sarah). Pullin's art is also available on shirts and hoodies. Last but certainly not least is a shirt designed by Jeff Zornow that depicts the gruesome Dr. Tongue leading a horde of undead friends.

These items are now available for pre-order exclusively on until Monday, January 27 at 10am EST. Orders are expected to ship in late-February.

In conjunction with the release, Fright-Rags is hosting a 35mm film screening of Day of the Dead at The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY on January 24th. Details can be found here.



Beautiful sorority babes. An isolated island with nowhere to hide. A crazed killer targeting them one-by-one. Ah, the joys of higher learning... On February 11, 2014, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE, a master class in girls, gore, carnage and comedy. Guaranteed to tutor you in terror, SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE will be available on DVD for an MSRP of $22.98.

An isolated town full of sexy college girls has a dangerous secret: one girl has gone missing each year for the last 20 years. A big-city cop, in danger of losing his badge, agrees to aid the town’s sheriff in investigating these unsolved disappearances. Quickly they realize that they are dealing with a psychotic killer whose brilliance has been twisted into a taste for terror, torture and sorority sister torment. But when this party gets started, who will graduate – and who

will be held back?