Visit these spooky Tulsa landmarks and find a real reason to scream. Enter — if you dare.
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Originally called Convention Theatre, the Brady Theater was built in 1914. It has a varied history and, in 1921, was the epicenter of the Tulsa race riot. French says urban legends describe victims being burned in the Brady’s furnace and buried alive in the basement walls and floor. The theater’s most famous haunt, however, is Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso, who performed there in 1920. Legend has it that before his sold-out concert, Caruso and a three-car entourage visited an oil well in Sapulpa. Eventually, all three cars broke down, and Caruso was forced to walk a half-mile in the rain to the Brady. He died a few months later from pleurisy, resulting from a throat infection. Caruso is said to blame the Oklahoma weather for his death, so he haunts the Brady as revenge. French says PITT has recorded strange noises at the theater, including a loud “boom” from the rafters during an investigation.