Another Ghost Tale from Fort Sill, Oklahoma and a Book Giveaway
It's Weird Wednesday on Writing with God's Hope blog. A few weeks ago, I told you a legend from Fort Sill, Oklahoma near my home. Today, I offer another tale. To remind you this one also comes from the book, The Ghost of Fort Sill, by Robert R.
Hiatt. It was published in 1989 with over thirty ghost sightings from the old fort.
Today, my story is called “The Phantom Child of Quarters 424
East.” Sightings about this ghost were reported in the 1950s, 1960, and up to
On one occasion, the lady of the house hosted a card party
attended by wives of other officers. During this middle-of the-afternoon
party, she heard a baby crying. She assumed one of the ladies had brought her
child who had now awakened.
“Whose child is that?” she asked.
No one had brought a child. All the ladies heard the sound.
The crying continued and disturbed their fun. Finally, they went as a group
upstairs and determined the sound was coming from the middle bedroom. The lady
of the house opened the door. The room was empty. The crying stopped.
Near this period of time, a workman was inside this same house doing maintenance. A child crying unsettled him while he worked. He searched the empty house but found
Who knows? The story goes that a child was lost going to the
out house and froze to death. The base tore down the out house in December,
1929. From then on, stories of hearing the crying have cropped up every few
Just another Weird Wednesday ghost story? Maybe, maybe not.
Next Wednesday, I'll tell you another from this book, so drop back by when it's Weird Wednesday, again.
I tried last week to host a Rafflecopter book giveaway, but because of my lack of tech-savvy, I never got it working correctly. The only way you could enter was to tweet about it, and many didn't use Twitter. I wish to thank Amy Cattapan for pressing through and tweeting to be the only one who entered for a chance to win a free copy of Victoria and the Ghost. Thanks to her perseverance, she wins a free book.
However, today, I wish to extend another chance to others to win a free copy of Victoria and the Ghostin time to give it for a Christmas gift.
All you must do to enter is leave a comment below, giving your e-mail address, so I can notify you if you win. I will draw a name after midnight on December 2 and announce the winner on Weird Wednesday next week.
So comment now and check out Weird Wednesday again on Dec. 3.