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Strange Find Has Rancher Scratching His Head (Oklahoma)
McAlester News Capital ^ | November 6, 2004 | DOUG RUSSELL

Posted on 11/07/2004 1:37:53 PM PST by PoliticalInsider

It may be a work of art. It may have some more useful purpose. Or maybe it's some combination of the two.

But Dwayne Romine would like to know for sure.

He and his 12-year-old son, Greg, were looking for deer tracks on some family property near Indianola recently when the older Romine spotted something a little unusual in the ground.

"I said 'look at that, a piece of rusted metal'," he recalled. "Greg said, 'Naw, that's just an old tree branch,' but I said 'No it's not.'

"Sure enough, when we pulled it up, it was metal."

That alone was strange enough. After all, the property that belongs to Dwayne Romine's father, Larry Romine, had been in the family since before statehood and no one knew of any houses that had ever been in the area.

Larry Romine had used a bulldozer to push brush into a pile, then later burned the brush. Dwayne Romine thinks maybe that's how the thing came to the surface of the ground, but "like I said, it's strange. There have never been no houses there."

The thing's shape was stranger still.

When held flat, the object's metal bands made an outline something like a steer's head, with horns sticking out of the side of the head instead of the top. The thin metal formed a sort of loop in the center, then stretched to the sides to form the "horns." What was even more unusual was the fact that the fact that the shank and rowel of a spur had been attached to the metal near the base of each horn.

"Dad said it was a cow yoke," Dwayne Romine said. "But it was right down along the South Canadian River, and no one's ever run milk cows down there that I know of."

The yoke, if such it was, would have been designed to keep a cow from reaching through a fence and getting at weeds that, when eaten, could turn her milk bitter.

"I'd like to know what it is," Romine said. "If it was a yoke, fine, but I don't know of anyone ever running milk cows in that area."


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: beef; cattle; cow; dairy; et; extraterrestrial; flyingobject; flyingsaucer; marsprobe; martian; martiancattleprod; martianprobe; myfavoritemartian; outerspace; probe; saucer; strangemetal; ufo; unidentified; whatzit; whereisthebeef; yoke

Dwayne Romine and his 12-year-old son Greg look over a strange item they found while searching for deer tracks near Indianola.

Apparently, a slooooooow news day in McAlester. In other local news, a nearby rancher found a cow pattie in his field.

1 posted on 11/07/2004 1:37:54 PM PST by PoliticalInsider
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To: PoliticalInsider

If this is Red State news, maybe all of those New Yorkers have a point.


2 posted on 11/07/2004 1:40:13 PM PST by Piranha
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To: PoliticalInsider
"If it was a yoke, fine,

Someone is pulling a practical yoke here.

3 posted on 11/07/2004 1:40:39 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Democrats strongly support voting rights for Necro-Americans)
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To: PoliticalInsider

The Truth Is Out There :)


4 posted on 11/07/2004 1:41:52 PM PST by upchuck (Pajamas? I don' need no steenking pajamas!!)
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To: martin_fierro

A perpetual crowd pleaser!

5 posted on 11/07/2004 1:44:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Of course a winning Powerball ticket wouldn't hurt.)
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To: PoliticalInsider

i think it is the old sign for the dems. a big fat zero with a mustache.


6 posted on 11/07/2004 1:44:22 PM PST by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: PoliticalInsider

Hmmm. I'd have to guess its part of a Cow Tools exhibit, or Cartman's anal probe.


7 posted on 11/07/2004 1:46:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: PoliticalInsider

Alert the media! They just located one of John Kerry's Cambodian elephant snares! He was there after all!!


8 posted on 11/07/2004 1:46:19 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Piranha
If this is Red State news, maybe all of those New Yorkers have a point.

Southeastern Oklahoma. Okay, here's what we do: nobody tells the New Yorkers.:)

9 posted on 11/07/2004 1:46:45 PM PST by xJones
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To: PoliticalInsider
When held flat, the object's metal bands made an outline something like a steer's head, with horns sticking out of the side of the head instead of the top.

"....The Romine's took the object home and began noticing strange things happening around the house soon after. The toilet water turned to blood and a low, gruff voice could be heard telling the family to "return the sacred amulet from whence it came".

Not knowing what to make of it, Dwayne Romine nailed the object to the wall and now uses it as a paper towel dispenser."

10 posted on 11/07/2004 1:47:56 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: PoliticalInsider

Would be interesting to see an analysis of the metal.


11 posted on 11/07/2004 1:48:51 PM PST by JockoManning
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To: PoliticalInsider

Kinky cows?


12 posted on 11/07/2004 1:49:26 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: PoliticalInsider

It's upside down.


13 posted on 11/07/2004 1:50:18 PM PST by SlowBoat407 ("Don't bother giving me liberty: I'll take it for myself, thanks.")
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To: PoliticalInsider

You'd think folks had never seen a beeber before.


14 posted on 11/07/2004 1:50:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PoliticalInsider

hey that thing is a disgronifactater


15 posted on 11/07/2004 1:59:20 PM PST by al baby (she stuned my little beeber)
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To: PoliticalInsider

16 posted on 11/07/2004 1:59:34 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (if a man lives long enough, he gets to see the same thing over and over.)
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To: SlowBoat407

its hillarys old IUD


17 posted on 11/07/2004 2:00:06 PM PST by al baby (she stuned my little beeber)
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To: tet68

That's a beeber?? I'm stuned!


18 posted on 11/07/2004 2:02:05 PM PST by SlowBoat407 ("Don't bother giving me liberty: I'll take it for myself, thanks.")
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To: SlowBoat407

The battery holder is missing, wonder if it was B,C,D
or AA, or AAA or AAAAAAAA?


19 posted on 11/07/2004 2:02:32 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: al baby

That was an hysterical guess, until I visualized it, and now I am really grossed out.


20 posted on 11/07/2004 2:24:57 PM PST by Defiant (Democrats: Don't go away mad, just go away.)
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To: PoliticalInsider

Maybe it's never been "cow country" but surely they must realize that there could have been someone nearby who had a milk cow or two.

Yep. Slow news day.


21 posted on 11/07/2004 2:28:55 PM PST by EggsAckley (....................................GO NINERS !.................................)
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To: tet68

AAAAAAAAA

22 posted on 11/07/2004 2:32:53 PM PST by SlowBoat407 ("Don't bother giving me liberty: I'll take it for myself, thanks.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Dude.

You left out the saucer people..

23 posted on 11/07/2004 2:41:00 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Meega, Nala Kweesta! Give A+BERT (snakeoil) his name back! Help him, JimRob, you're his only hope...)
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To: PoliticalInsider
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24 posted on 11/07/2004 2:45:49 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: SlowBoat407

good thing you noticed it's upside down.

knowing that makes its origin much clearer to me.


;-)


25 posted on 11/07/2004 2:49:28 PM PST by JockoManning
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To: PoliticalInsider

It's "folks" like this that make educated Oklahomans look bad. However, I could go to NY and very easiy find people with hideous grammar skills. Consequently, I'm very sure these people have a good number of skills I don't have. (I hear farming is gruelling work.)


26 posted on 11/07/2004 2:52:05 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Savor...)
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To: PhiKapMom

And to think people say that your state never did anything good for the country besides supporting the president.


27 posted on 11/07/2004 6:01:16 PM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: PoliticalInsider
It is old fashioned barbwire.

They have a collection of them at the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City.
28 posted on 11/07/2004 8:50:22 PM PST by Chewbacca (Just because Social Security was set up as a Ponzi Scheme doesn't mean I have to support it!)
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