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2×12 Enid’s Ghost Stories

Unbeknownst to Sam, Geoff has been researching other hauntings in Enid. The professor meets with Sam at the studio where he shares the stories he learned about a spirit that’s still trying to fix an elevator, an explosion sound that haunts a school, a boy trying to keep people away from a lake, and more.


Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by me, Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine.

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2×10 The Tombstone Tales of Enid

Under a full moon, Sam and Geoff arrive at the Enid Cemetery for the town’s annual Tombstone Tales event after receiving an invite from Visit Enid. The next day, the two meet Russ Frazee and Errol Wofford at Garfield Furniture to learn more about the town’s history and connection to John Wilkes Booth’s death there.

 This episode of Tales Unveiled is brought to you by Visit Enid. No matter what you’re planning, Enid has plenty of fun things to do and lodging options ranging from popular chain hotels to historic bed and breakfast inns. Get suggestions on what to see, eat, and do at VisitEnid.org

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Recreation of the room John Wilkes Booth died at in the now Garfield Furniture building - photo by Dennis Spielman
Recreation of the room John Wilkes Booth died at in the now Garfield Furniture building – photo by Dennis Spielman

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by me, Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine.

We would like to thank Visit Enid for the travel accommodations and itinerary. Also, a thank you to Russ Frazee and Errol Wofford for sharing stories with us.

If you love what we’re doing, want us to keep being artist owned and patron supported, click here. In return, you can get bonus content, including early access to various shows!

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Behind the Scenes Commentary (Spoilers)

I was invited by Visit Enid to spend a night in their town to do stories for both Uncovering Oklahoma and Tales Unveiled. This episode of Tales Unveiled was the main feature of the trip. Visit Enid provided dinner at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant (which was good by the way) and hotel stay at Country Inn & Suites (also nice).

The way Jeff and my schedule’s worked, we did the last Tombstone Tale on Saturday night for the season. As we commented in the cold open for the episode, we did have a full moon for the occasion. Since I didn’t have control over the tour, I had to be mobile and capture it from an audience perspective. I also switched from recording parts with my audio recorder and parts with my camera. In the episode, I featured three clips from the tour although I recorded more.

Visit Enid arranged the interview with Russ Frazee and Errol Wofford at Garfield Furniture that we did the next day. As discussed in the episode, what is now Garfield Furniture was the supposed place John Wilkes Booth died. After the interview, we got to see the recreated room where Booth stayed.

This was the first time I was invited by a tourism group to do stories about a city, so I hope I get to do more projects like this one. 

Enid Brewing Co

Oklahoma’s first Grain to Glass brewery, I interviewed Brady Sidwell for Uncovering Oklahoma about the origin story behind Enid Brewing Company and what visitors can expect. 

Visit Enid Brewing for yourself at 126 South Independence in downtown Enid or their website at EnidBrewing.com

I want to give a special thanks to Visit Enid for providing travel accommodations. If you’re planning to travel to Enid, be sure to check out the Visit Enid website to plan your Enid adventure.

Leonardo's Children's Museum - photo by Dennis Spielman

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid offers the opportunity for exploration and interactive play in an educational experience. In this tour video, Lewis Eggleston starts on the new second floor. The second floor focuses on the experience of living in and around Enid, with features including energy, health, and technology themes to help children connect with the world around them.

The first floor focuses on motor skill development, experimentation with simple machines and just plain fun, while also showcasing industry icons that dominate the Oklahoma landscape such as oil derricks and pump jacks.

There’s also Adventure Quest, which is Leonardo’s outdoor science playground. The three-story wooden castle features bridges, slides, swings, mazes, a water table, dinosaur dig, and tot lot designed to spark the imagination of the young and young at heart. Today, it remains the world’s largest community built outdoor playground.

I filmed this video during my Oklahoma Arts Conference trip. This is the final video from that trip. This video is also the final video for Lewis at Leonardo’s as he was moving out of state.

If you’re planning a trip to Enid, be sure to watch last week’s video on Simpson’s Old Time Museum to add to your itinerary.

Simpson's Old Time Museum - photo by Dennis Spielman

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

When you visit Enid, take a step back into the old west at Simpson’s Old Time Museum and the Skeleton Creek Productions Movie Studio. The museum and studio has a wide variety artifacts to interest anyone.

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