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Ghost Hollow
Cushing, OK 74023

County: Lincoln County
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Dubbed Ghost Hollow this spooky spot is located about a mile north of the Cimarron River. In the late 1800`s was an ideal spot for hanging outlaws. There was an old elm tree and a sycamore there where lawbreakers were often lynched. The elm tree is said to still stand today... and is haunted.
Some claim an innocent man was hung in 1887 and the next day, all of the bark mysteriously fell off of the tree. From that night on, at the time of the full moon, the tree is said to glow white.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12973     5/15/2008 3:58:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

My friend Billy and I used to party at the hanging tree. I have indeed seen it glow. That whole area is freaky. We actually found a gravesite out there in the trees surrounding ghost hollow.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48464 ReplyTo# 12973     2/17/2010 8:53:00 PM     Edit          

how do you get there.... i used to party there in the 70's 80's cant remember now..

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20774     10/13/2008 10:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live in Cushing Oklahoma, and the tree is no longer standing. It fell down back in 1989 due to a tremendous ice storm that did much damage. Also the "Hanging Tree" as we in town call it was not used for Outlaws it was used by the KKK to hang African Americans, and also I have personally been to the tree when it was standing and I never saw it glow or a grave. I will however say that area around the tree felt "creepy". It would make the hair on the back of your neck stand.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41741 ReplyTo# 20774     10/16/2009 11:43:00 PM     Edit          

Dude , It Didnt Fall Down , I've Been Out There Alot And Im Only 15 So Theres No Way It Fell Down . Cause I've Seen It , (: Get Your Story Right .

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46928 ReplyTo# 20774     1/21/2010 7:10:00 AM     Edit          


i ive in cushing oklahoma to, can you give me directions to it, my emial adress is curtistheman@hotmail.com    maybe we can meet, i am actually intrested in seeing this tree, iv heard many rumors about it and decided i will investigate this so called " haunted tree"


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48461 ReplyTo# 20774     2/17/2010 8:26:00 PM     Edit          


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27117     2/9/2009 9:40:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Where's the hanging tree?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43707     11/2/2009 9:21:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


i seen dat tree with my own eye, it still standin yall liars


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44914     11/23/2009 10:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i've been to the hanging tree recently its not longer standin but i get a bad vib from the spot it use to be

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46929     1/21/2010 7:12:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


id like to visit this so called tree, can anyone give me directions i live in cushing oklahoma so id like to visit this so called haunted tree


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Take Hwy 33 to Hwy 108.  Go N on 108 through Ripley and cross the river.  Take the river road on the N side of the river and go east about a mile (to the first road where you can turn L).  Go N & you will drive through Ghost Hollow.  The hanging tree is about 1/2 Mi N of the River Road.  I've see a grave marker nearby.  I've also seen a memorial near the Hanging Tree on the East side across the ditch.  Somebody used to come there often and build a campfire.  The memorial had a woman's name on it.  It is gone now.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59921     10/12/2010 9:11:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have a farm close to the this location.. The trees were always known as the "kissing trees" as they had grown entwined with one another.. They were vandalized frequently by stupid kids and were set on fire at one point. One of the trees was taken out entirely by an ice storm and the other tree was partially destroyed. Last time I was there only a tiny portion of a trunk remains of one tree. There is a grave marker a ways down the road from it and there is a memorial for a woman right across the wet weather creek that is by where the trees used to stand..

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68374     3/21/2011 3:21:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I used to party every weekend down there when i was growing up..yes it is very weird down there..we would pull up by the hanging tree and the wind wasnt blowing at all, but as soon as we would get out of the car the wind would start blowing and it seemed like u were being watched..yes there is a grave across the big creek it was a man in the army or something but eventually the rain washed away the grave stone an the memorial marking for the woman i knew her she partied there as well..and as for the tree a kid burned it down and then the county cut it down..I always heard there is an old cemetary in the woods somewhere..there is a book on the place about the legends and such, its not called ghost hollow though, idnt remember the name of it,i checked it out in the library when i attended ripley school..very interesting book all i remember is its brown with gold lettering i think it was something ingalls

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 78813     7/15/2012 10:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The original tree fell into the creek as it eroded away and is right across from the "witness rock", a wall of rock that remains to this day.  Dead Man's creek has changed its course and has eroded the original site.   People wrongly think of the rapidly growing sycamore tree north of the location as the hanging tree but this is wrong.  Many have partied here and a woman did have her cremated remains placed on the east side of the creek by her sons.  This has all washed away.  The tree at  this party site first fell down due to carpenter ant infestation and several storms along the way brought down the hollow limbs.  An idiot teenager set the remaining tree on fire.  The tomb stone people talk about was brought in by partiers to perpetuate the myth.  Lived on this property and know ALL about it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81926     4/18/2013 1:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Also the kinda tree in gosht hollow glows white because when thu get big they loose there bark and they stand out well in moon light because they are white

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81927     4/18/2013 1:38:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

There is a kissing rock! Or witness rock The original hanging tree is long long gone. They just pick new ones once the old fall. Ripley is the town ghost hollow is near. I have looked at old ripley news papers . Back when the KKK was here the towns hall people used to keep caged skunks so they could throw them in KKK meetings and scare them and break the meeting up. The original hanging tree was closer to my home and has been clear of all trees till my family bought the land around 1983 before that it was a peanut farm and r mod likely tore it down to make his farm. I have once saw a white male ghost that pointed a revolver at me from my window . I'm still pissed at the ghost shouldn't do that.




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