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Yet Another NBA Player Experiences Haunting at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel
PHOTO: The historic and allegedly haunted Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo via Flickr/Sheila Scarborough)
At this point it's certainly no secret that Oklahoma City's Skirvin Hilton Hotel gives some visitors the creeps. However it seems visiting NBA players are bearing the brunt of the allegedly haunted hotel.
Just one week after Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace said ghosts touched him "all over the place" inside the historic hotel, Miami Heat player Justise Winslow detailed his own terrifying experience.
The Heat were in town over the weekend to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder and stayed where most visiting teams do, the 105-year-old Skirvin Hilton Hotel. And according to the Miami Herald, it was around 9 a.m. Sunday when a showering Winslow saw his bathroom door move on its own.
"That really happened," he told the Herald.
"I'm just trying to get through this trip as quickly as possible," added Winslow. "I try and spend the least amount of time in my room. I go down, sit at the bar, get me something good to eat, watch TV, watch football, but I don't spend a lot of time in that room."
According to one Heat player, Winslow and teammate Tyler Johnson roomed together during a trip to Oklahoma City last season after one of them heard a faucet turn on by itself in the middle of the night.
"I don’t like them spirits and all that stuff, I don’t like to play around with it," Johnson told the Herald. "Sometimes it’s a little bit safer knowing somebody’s there."
According to legend, a woman nicknamed "Effie" threw herself and her baby out of a window from the hotel's 10th floor more than a century ago. Today, it's her ghost that's said to haunt male guests at the hotel.
Nonetheless, there's at least one Heat player who isn't afraid.
"I ain’t scared of no ghost," team captain Udonis Haslem told the Herald. "A ghost will have a helluva time — he might as well go to another room because he’ll have the fight of his life if he comes to my room. It will cost him so much trouble he’ll just say I’m just going to the next room. He’ll say, not tonight, this ain’t the room I need to be in."
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