K's Korner, located north of
Bristow at the intersection of Highways
and 48, has been the site of many spooky happenings, according to
employees. One former employee recalls an incident in which a ghost
tried to help her with her nightly closing duties. "I was cleaning
the bathroom, and the light just flicked off and the toilet flushed.
I ran out of there so fast. I couldn't go back into the bathroom for
Other employees report bizarre
occurrences as well. One remembers when she was cleaning the
cappuccino machine and a Hostess Sno-ball came hurling at her. "It
landed at my feet," she said. "That rack was quite a ways from me. I
know it couldn't have just fallen off and landed where it did."
Employees believe that the ghost may not
be alone. "We think that there may be more than one ghost. We think
there's a ghost that's kind of a jokester, and then one that may not
be so nice."
In November 2004,
Bristow resident Scott Lawrence, along with a team from the
organization PROOF, set up audio and visual equipment after hours at
K's Korner to see if they could detect anything.
"Bluntly, I don't believe that there is
anything there," says Lawrence. He also notes that it usually takes
more than one visit to a site to determine if there are indeed
spirits lurking on the premise.
In preparation for the investigation in
2004, Lawrence researched the area surrounding K's Korner. He found
out that a young woman, following a fight with her husband, was hit
by a semi truck as she tried to cross
Highway 66 right in front of the land that is now occupied by
K's Korner. "I've also heard reports from people that they have seen
a young woman standing in the window of the abandoned house that was
owned by the lady that was killed." recalls Lawrence.
Though Lawrence is no longer affiliated with PROOF, he continues to do
freelance work, and said that he would be interested in reinvestigating
Regardless of the outcome of investigations, employees insist that there
is something in the building. They maintain that there have always been
unexplained noises and several instances of lights unexpectedly going
off and radios coming on with no explanation whatsoever. One former
employee refused to go into the kitchen area because she said she got a
bad feeling. "I would just walk in there and the hair on the back of my
neck would stand up."
Lawrence says that all the equipment in the world is no match for a
person's instincts. "The uneasy feelings and hair standing up on your
neck are the best tools to detect spirits."
One employee agrees. "There is definitely something there."