This is the report of a security guard at "Harpo Studios" wherein "the Oprah Winfrey Show" was produced during it's remarkable 25 year run from 1986 through 2011 with guests from all walks of life but it seems that she had some uninvited guests from the disaster which overtook the S.S. Eastland on today's date, July 25 in 1915 and which wound up on what would become Oprah's doorstep many years later.
The Topheavy S.S. Eastland Turns a Picnic Into a Tragedy
"A Terrible Symphony"... Eastland Crashes and Fills With Water
The (Alleged?) Haunting of Oprah Winfrey's Studio....
A security guard that worked for Harpo for 3 years told a reporter: "I can say for sure that there are spirits walking the halls." The guard received a call from a woman that was working there late one night stating that "There are people outside my door, I can hear them laughing". She was extremely shaken. Once the guard arrived, the woman admitted to opening the door to see no one and yet the laughter and talking continued. Other reports have included hearing mournful sobbing, whispering, the sound of old time music and marching footsteps of a large crowd. Doors slam shut without anyone being around them. Mysterious orbs have appeared in photographs taken in or near the buillding. And of course there are reports of the mysterious "Gray Lady" mentioned at the top of this posting. Ms. Winfrey is reported to have experienced some of these phenomenon, including some poltergeist activity in her own office, but this is unconfirmed, and as far as I have been able to find as of this writing, she has declined to comment on this situation in public. Also I wish to point out that the description of the sighting given at the top of this posting DID in fact come from "the National Enquirer" so take that as you will. But I did find essentially that same information in several different places and the source was quoted directly if anonymously as a security guard. But IF you believe as I do that human spirits can be more or less trapped in between this world and the next at a place of great earthly stress, then Oprah's studio certainly seems to be one such place.
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"Oprah's Show is Haunted!" by John South & Denny Johnson, "The National Enquirer", June 29, 1993