The Norman Transcript


October 14, 2012

Stables ready to fright



“Everybody has an act that they are supposed to do. They are not just in costume jumping out at people. They have a scene that they work. It may be a line from a movie they are supposed to say.”

This year’s walk will be Oct. 19-21. Starting on Oct. 25, the Black Hole will be open every night through Halloween. The Black Hole will start at dark and will run until midnight. Cost is $15 per person and weather and ghouls permitting.

“We’ve had some years where we got rained out,” Steveson said.

In August, Steveson not only worried about the future of the Black Hole but also the future of her home and Thunderbird Stables. During the wildfires, Steveson’s business, located at 142nd and State Highway 9 in the Clear Bay area of Thunderbird State Park, was threatened like many other properties in the area.

“We just had to lock the gates, turn everything loose and go. We had enough property that they (the horses) would go to the water. They would not go to the fire. I felt comfortable that they would be OK. But after a couple of days and the firemen saying you can’t go back in there, I started wanting to know if my horses were OK,” Steveson said.

Steveson knows she’s one of the lucky ones, since she only lost a storage barn and part of her pasture was burnt. “I’m thankful every day,” Steveson said.

For more information on Thunderbird Stables or the Black Hole, call 321-5768 or visit


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