A great team is supposed to be well prepared and be able to overcome any adversity standing in its way, but can it overcome the ghosts of Hotel Doherty in Clare, Michigan?
Oklahoma State’s football team will be opening their season against Central Michigan on Saturday but according to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, the team is staying in a haunted hotel Thursday night.
The famed hotel has “colorful history”, according to Michigan’s official tourism web site. There have been many hauntings on record accumulated over the years.
Hotel Doherty was said to have once been a speak-easy during the prohibition years and in 1938 the hotel was the site of one of Michigan’s most notorious murders.
Isaiah Leebove, former Purple Gang attorney turned Purple Gang businessman, was murdered in the hotel, shot dead by his cousin and business partner Jack Livingston. Some believe Leebove still remains in the hotel, haunting visitors from around the world.
For the Cowboy’s sake, maybe Leebove will keep it down for a few nights.
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