Monday, January 30, 2012

Shamrock Part 2

This is the old gas station and the former downtown strip of Shamrock. One of those buildings looked like a place where ceramic dolls were made. There were still random heads and molds in it. A little creepy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shamrock Part 1

Welcome to Shamrock. Established in 1910, this town boomed almost overnight with oil fields sprouting up all around it. The whole town was built with Irish street names, green buildings, and supposedly there is even a Blarney Stone there. (now I have to go back to find it!) Once home to about 10,000, only about 100 are left and most of the buildings and houses are overgrown, vandalized, and decaying. However, the town still does sport an annual St. Patrick's Day parade!

Old Shamrock school. It was pretty incredible and eerie.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Silver City Part 2

I am finally getting around to posting part 2 of Silver City. Just a few more shots of the town. The general store, a house we came across that just simply eerie. I do sit back and wonder what the circumstances were for the people leaving, and leaving what looks like everything behind at that.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Silver City Part 1

In my travels this summer, Silver City was one of the places we went. Once a farming and ranching community, there is not much left but a few houses, a church, and a cemetery.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

U.S.S. Batfish

I had the great honor and privilege of attending and photographing the U.S.S. Batfish out in Muskogee with the former GSI (currently OGI I believe - Ok Ghost Investigations) Was an awesome night and an amazing piece of history and I just have to share a couple photos from that night.

This is the mast from the U.S.S. Oklahoma

And yes, if you were thinking it, we did have a great investigation, some interesting photos with explainable light sources, including a blue orb, and other anomolies!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Idea

This is my plan: I am a photographer; an artist at heart. I am also fascinated with the paranormal, which, in a roundabout way, leads me to this blog. This last summer, I went on my first "Ghost Town Run" I plotted out a map of nearby ghost towns and the family and I went for a drive. I got some neat photographs and saw some really crazy places. Recently, I decided I am going to continue on my travels throughout Oklahoma photographing the ghost towns and perhaps even go outside the state to some other exciting places. My ultimate goal (which has been my goal for many, many years) is to make it out to Bodie Ghost Town in California. If you have never seen photos of this place, it is well worth checking out.
What better way to start this all off than with a little local exposure. Here are some I recently took in Bixby.

This one I am still trying to get the story on. Based on some preliminary research, I think there's a connection to George Wiles, a man who owned a hardware store in Bixby in the 20s-30s. I came across this off a lawsuit I read about. Will confirm this if I can get ahold of someone at the Bixby Historical Society. So far, no luck!