Ghostly legends surround three historic buildings in the Cherokee Nation—the Saline Courthouse, the Murrell Home, and the Jack Brown House.
“They say the hanging tree is still alive on certain nights [at the Saline Courthouse] and strange events happen,” says the video narrator. “Legend has it that on stormy nights, events of the past can be witnessed as well. During the days of Indian Territory, before Oklahoma became a state it was said that a gunfight took place and that two escaping criminals can be seen still running the grounds. During the gunfight, a woman was shot and dropped her baby in the creek in front of the courthouse, and she returns to search for her child.”
Amanda Prichett, the historical interpreter for the Murrell Home, says several things have happened at the home she can’t explain, including a black orb appearing on security camera footage.
Sandy Long, who manages special projects for the Jack Brown House, tells of her experiences in that building, like smelling pipe smoke, and lights turning on in the middle of the night.