As I had done earlier, in October, I now present to you some of Oklahoma's historic strangeness associated with December:
In December 1903, newly paroled Cole Younger (one-time James Gang member) returned to the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma to search for the various treasures secreted there by his compatriots, Frank and Jesse James.
December 1999, the Weekly World News reported that the body of alien was found inside the belly of a fossilized Sauroposeidon proteles, a 110 million-year-old behemoth that many scientists consider to be the tallest animal to have ever walked. OU paleontologist in charge of the dig, Richard Cifelli, just laughed. In fact, he posted the article in his office.
An enigmatic "runestone" found in Tulsa Co. on a hillock known as "Bull Dog Hill," has been transcribed as reading "December 2, 1022". It is one of the tenous - and controversial - pieces of evidence that lead some to believe the Norse ventured far inland during their pre-Columbian excursions to the New World.
In December 1921, shadowy forms flitted about the Smith Farm in Hennessey on a nightly basis. Lights could be seen inside the barn, but whenever approached, the strange figures would vanish into the night. Phantom forms or a sinister cabal?