Oatie the Oatman Ghost

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Oatie the Oatman Ghost

Ashley George, Contributor

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Ever wondered if casper the friendly ghost is real? Probably not but Oatie the Oatman ghost is. Oatie is a huge attraction in Oatman that draws audiences young or old. Oatman is a ghost town right on historical route 66. Arrive in Laughlin Nevada go straight through Bullhead City to Fort Mohave turn left on Mesquite Creek and head straight until the burros for five mile sign is visible. The first sight you will see when one enters Oatman are the friendly, welcoming and smelly burros that line Oatman’s streets looking for anyone willing to give up a carrot or two. Then travel a little farther into the heart of the town where the Oatman hotel is located.

The Oatman hotel is one of Oatman’s largest attractions not only because of their unique aesthetic but for the visitor everyone sees, Oatie.  Oatie is Oatmans own personal ghost located in one of the vintage rooms upstairs. Oatie died in the back of the hotel from alcohol poisoning caused the loss of his family and is rumored to be living in his old bedroom. He is known for being very photogenic showing up in lots of tourists photos and he is also known for playing his Bagpipe, pulling the covers of the made bed in his room, and the room being unusually cold on a hot Arizona summer day. But Otman is a ghost town and it dose not only have Oatie as its only ghost. There is rumored to be three other apparitions wandering the floors of the Oatman hotel. The last owners Clark Gable and Carol Lombard are believed to still be wandering the up stairs halls as well “The first and foremost ghosts are those of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, who evidently had so many fine memories of the old hotel that they simply refuse to leave. Continuing to celebrate, guests and staff have often heard the pair whispering and laughing from the room when it is empty” ( Legends of America). And the last apparition is believed to be one of the old hotel chamber maids.

If a haunted hotel dose not seem appealing then head over the the local stores run by the Oatman towns people. The local leather store has all things vintage to meet anyone’s desire. They have leather belts ,vests ,shoes, and more. Or head over to the candy shop where kids and kids can enjoy modern or classic candy. Another option is to head over to the largest souvenir shops in this town to participate  in an old classic gold mining. Now this gold mining is not the get down in a mining shaft and hack away at some coal and sift through it this mining in a small bag of dirt that has some gold particles in it. One of the last attractions to visit is the jail. The jail is located on the left side corner of Oatman and has 4 small cells that used to hold criminals. Right outside the jail one of the many wells fargo stage coaches that is used for may family pictures.

Oatman is not only a historical ghost tow but it was also one of the many towns that struck gold. Otman was part of the Gold Rush it hit a vein and went on to collect over $10 Million dollars. All of these events are what has put Oatman on the map.

Oatman ghost town is a place of wonder and history the perfect place to bring a family on a vacation. So many children have enjoyed this town as much as its original settlers. They love the burros, and the atmosphere.

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