Skip to comments.Strange Find Has Rancher Scratching His Head (Oklahoma)
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."
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.
If this is Red State news, maybe all of those New Yorkers have a point.
Someone is pulling a practical yoke here.
The Truth Is Out There :)
A perpetual crowd pleaser!
i think it is the old sign for the dems. a big fat zero with a mustache.
Hmmm. I'd have to guess its part of a Cow Tools exhibit, or Cartman's anal probe.
Alert the media! They just located one of John Kerry's Cambodian elephant snares! He was there after all!!
Southeastern Oklahoma. Okay, here's what we do: nobody tells the New Yorkers.:)
"....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."
Would be interesting to see an analysis of the metal.
It's upside down.
You'd think folks had never seen a beeber before.
hey that thing is a disgronifactater
its hillarys old IUD
That's a beeber?? I'm stuned!
The battery holder is missing, wonder if it was B,C,D
or AA, or AAA or AAAAAAAA?
That was an hysterical guess, until I visualized it, and now I am really grossed out.
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.
You left out the saucer people..
good thing you noticed it's upside down.
knowing that makes its origin much clearer to me.
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.)
And to think people say that your state never did anything good for the country besides supporting the president.
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