'Ghost Hunters' Cause Headaches For Owner Of Former OKC Insane Asylum

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 6:37 pm
By: Karl Torp

A metro man claims the notion of ghosts at a now abandoned former insane asylum is costing him thousands.

Millard Bowie owns the old St. Vincent’s Home at 3501 NE 23rd in Oklahoma City. The place has been abandoned for decades, but Bowie says ghost hunters have been breaking through boarded up windows to film their own adventures.

Bowie says it started a couple years ago when the show “Ghost Asylum” visited St. Vincent’s Home and others started visited as well.

Bowie thinks he’s boarded up the building 10 to 12 times and has racked up just over $3000 in fines from the city.

“It’s a major problem,” explained Bowie, who says he can no longer afford to hire a security company to patrol the building.

On Tuesday, Bowie took his concerns to City Council members to explain that he needs help keeping up with the break-ins. He’s tell News 9 he will try to get electricity to the place so he can put up lights to deter break-ins.

Eventually, Bowie hopes to turn the place into something positive for the community.

“I’d like to see it be a drug rehab for women,” said Bowie.