This home was built in the small village
of Proctor, which is in western Adair County, just a few miles west of
the Arkansas border.
The house itself was built by a man,
sometime before Oklahoma became a state. The original owner and builder
of the house died there under "unknown circumstances". It's
been long known in this village that the man's apparition lingers in the
attic of his beloved house.
An older couple, who knew the ghost
stories associated with the house, were living there, when their daughter
and her children came to visit. The daughter and one of her little children
were staying in the bedroom that was connected to the older couple's
bedroom by a bathroom, whose doors were left open at night. After a
late night talk with her mother, the daughter went to bed. She heard
the bedsprings of her parents' bed squeak, like someone was getting
up from the bed. Then, someone's footsteps could be heard traveling
across the parent's bedroom bare floor, through the shared bathroom
and at last coming into the daughter's bedroom, shuffling on the carpet.
The daughter felt this presence standing near the bed. Thinking it was
her mother, who had come to tell her something, the daughter asked quietly,
"Mother, what do you want?" As no one answered, and the daughter
still felt this presence, she asked again in a regular voice, "Mother
what is it?" Her mother, who had been in bed sleeping the whole
time, answered her, "What is it, Dear?"
The daughter never did hear from
the unseen presence, and all assumed it was the ghost of the owner, perhaps
curious as to who was sleeping in his guest bedroom.