|The Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Oklahoma is said to be haunted by family of it's original owners, the Houghton family.|
The Houghton's moved out of the home in the 1920s, when it became a boarding house. Soon afterward, the home was converted into a funeral parlor. Years passed and it would seem that the house would go back in time as it became a boarding house again, and then finally a residence again which serves as a bed and breakfast.
The old Houghton house is now the Stone Lion Inn which is owned and run by the Luker family. Sometimes late at night, footsteps can be heard making their way up the stairs to the third floor. It is there where the youngest Luker boy's room is located. Although he stacks his toys neatly on the shelves in his closet at night, in the morning all of the toys are found scattered all over the room as if some youthful spirit were at play during the night. Sometimes, the patter of little feet can be heard running down the hallway when everyone is snug in bed. Many believe this to be the spirit of little Augusta Houghton.
|The ghost of little Augusta Houghton haunts the upstairs of her old home which is now the Stone Lion Inn - Guthrie, Oklahoma|
Some visitors to the inn have reported the feeling of being touched just as they are getting snug in their beds. Almost as if someone is tucking them in their beds. The sounds of a woman's voice have been heard echoing through the halls. One particular visitor felt as though a heavy weight suddenly push down on the edge of their bed as if someone were standing on it. Then suddenly, the ceiling fan above shut off!
In the basement of the Inn, workers have reported the faint smell of cigars wafting through the air and occasionally a wisp of cigar smoke appears. The inn is a non-smoking building. However, several have claimed to have seen the one responsible. The figure of a man dressed in turn of the century top hat and coat has been seen standing behind he inn's heating unit. The ghostly visage fit the description of T. E. Houghton exactly!
1016 W. Warner,
Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044