Something strange is afoot in Beaver Dunes Park. Located in the panhandle of Oklahoma, the dunes are home to a legend involving the Spanish explorer Coronado, mysterious late night military excavations, Men in Black encounters, and enough mysterious disappearances to warrant the nickname “Oklahoma’s Bermuda Triangle.” The story goes that Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, as … More Restless Oklahoma: Shaman’s Portal
Gross-Tinz, Germany, 1892: a ten-year-old girl develops a tremor in her right hand, which quickly escalates to full-body seizures. Soon after, 19 other students are similarly afflicted. Doctors are stumped as to the cause. Montreal, 1894: at a ladies’ seminary, sixty students suffer mysterious seizures with no known medical cause. Bellevue, Louisiana, 1939: a … More Restless Oklahoma: What is Going on in Dewey Public Schools?
When I was a kid in the early ’80s, somewhere around 9 years old, something magical happened in the sleepy little lakeside subdivision in which I lived: the family that lived below the bluff atop which our end of the neighborhood sat built a water park on their property It was no Whitewater Bay, but … More Restless Oklahoma: Ponderosa Water Park
Driving west out of downtown Tulsa, around a bend in Charles Page Boulevard, if you don’t blink and miss it you’ll spy sitting right off the road a house that looks like something out of The Flinstones. If you stop for the $10 tour, inside you’ll find décor that’s as unique and eclectic as the … More Restless Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Cave House
Way up in the corner of Northeastern Oklahoma, not far from the Missouri border, lies a stretch of dirt road that is pretty unremarkable except for one thing: it’s the site of an eerie, unexplained phenomenon described by locals as the “spook light.” This mysterious ball of bright light can be seen on just about … More Restless Oklahoma: Spook Light Road
Suspicious deaths, basement-dwelling slaves, fraudulent activity and mysterious midnight burials — these are just a few of the sordid goings-on inside a stately-looking brick duplex in early 1940s Tulsa, which served as inspiration for one of today’s top annual Halloween haunted house attractions. The true story is about as crazy as it gets. Carolann Smith, … More Restless Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Hex House