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A man named F.E. Houghton built a house for his family in Guthrie, OK in 1907. The family was happy there, but a daughter of the family, Irene Houghton was diagnosed with whooping cough, and died from the illness. Some stories say that a maid gave her the wrong medicine, which caused her death.

The house was leased by the Houghton family to a group who turned it into Smith's Funeral Home in the 1920s. It served as such for several decades, until the Walker family purchased it in the 1950s and made it back into a home. The house remained with them until, in 1986, Becky Luker purchased it and coverted it into an inn. She named it the Stone Lion Inn because of the two lions who rested on either side of the front steps, keeping guard over the house.

It wasn't long until the new owner and her guests began to experience supernatural activity, including the sound of phantom footsteps on a stairway, and a door opening and closing although no one else was in the house. A family toy closet was occasionally opened in the night, and the toys brought out and scattered about.

Today the Stone Lion Inn is still a beautiful place to visit, and guests rave about the accomodations. Will you encounter a ghost if you stay at the Stone Lion Inn? Well, like any other haunted location, it's a matter of happening to be at the right place at the right time. One thing is certain, though - you'll have a great time at the Stone Lion Inn!


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