NORMAN — Children talk to invisible friends and wait staff feel a ghostly touch while rolling silverware, not to mention a serving tray flying from the hands of a server preparing to serve a meal.
These stories are just a few told at Kendall’s Restaurant in Noble where the Oklahoma Paranormal Research and Investigations group will once again investigate this weekend, followed by a public ghost hunting event July 27.
Apparently, there are four ghosts haunting Kendall’s Restaurant, located in a building that’s more than 100 years old at 100 S. Main St. in Noble. Margaret and Henry are remembered with paper ghost cutouts hanging on the walls, but Theodore and the fourth, unidentified spirit are far from forgotten.
Kim Locke, owner, said the alarms at the restaurant will go off in the middle of the night for no reason, and the former alley that has been closed in creeps some staff out, making them fearful to go back to the part of the restaurant, where some odd things have happened.
“The wait staff are afraid to go back there,” Locke said. “Where they roll silverware, when they’re sitting doing in their side work, the silverware will move or a door will fly open. It’s hard to say what happens when we’re busy because we’re busy. But the other night, one girl, a server, was about to set her tray down and it flew up, like someone hit the tray from underneath.”
Locke said the girl said, ‘I did not do that.’”
With all the paranormal activity, Locke said she researched, then asked the OKPRI group to come investigate. They found evidence of paranormal activity last year and are returning today to conduct more research before having the public ghost hunt the following weekend, which is already sold out.