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HBO Cathouse star dies in mysterious fire – Oklahoma City’s Cathouse Murders (2009)

House on fire At 5:30 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2009, Oklahoma City's 911 emergency dispatch center received a harrowing phone call reporting a house fire on the 1500 block of Southwest 56th Street. The caller, a neighbor down the street from the blaze, was calm as she described the scene to the 911 operator. Within minutes, firefighters from the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD) arrived on the scene and attempted to determine whether anyone was inside the burning single-level brick home.  After extinguishing the fire, which gutted much of the inside of the house as well as the roof, investigators located four bodies inside the residence. The bodies, burned beyond recognition, were taken to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office where autopsies were conducted on each. Local television

Atomic wedgie kills Oklahoma man: underwear’s elastic waistband pulled over man’s head suffocates him to death

Oklahoma authorities have arrested a 33-year-old man who they say killed his stepfather by giving him an “atomic wedgie” that caused the victim to suffocate on his own underwear.  33-year-old Brad Lee Davis was fighting with 58-year-old Denver St. Clair (the man’s stepfather) at their residence in McLoud, Oklahoma (just east of Oklahoma City) when Davis grabbed the back of his stepfather’s underwear, pulling the elastic waistband completely over the back of St. Clair’s head. Oklahoma Medical Examiners determined that the waistband wrapped tightly around the victim’s throat, suffocating him to death. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Deputy Travis Palmer said the fight began after Davis and St. Clair were drinking beer on the night of December 21, 2013 at the older man's residence when St. Clair began

Police training with new sonar equipment at local lake find SIX dead bodies in two different submerged cars

Police in southwestern Oklahoma were training with new sonar location equipment at Foss Lake on September 17, 2013 when they discovered two decades-old mud-covered vintage cars containing six skeletons at the bottom of the lake. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers were training with the new equipment near the tiny town of Foss in Custer County, about 150 miles west of Oklahoma City. The cars were found side by side in about 12 feet of water. The first car found was a blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that contained the bodies of three teenagers. The second car found was a 1951 Chevrolet and also contained three bodies, believed to be all men. The 1969 Chevy Camaro, matches the description of a car driven by Jimmy Allen Williams of Sayre,

Photo emerges of “Chupacabra” sitting atop a backyard fence?

Photographs of this bizarre looking creature show what appears to be a Chupacabra (goat sucker) sitting atop a wooden fence.  A Oklahoma resident shot the picture of the animal in his backyard.  Experts reviewed the photo and verified that the image has not been manipulated in any way.  A similar photo, but taken from the opposite angle and purported to be a part of the same set, was sent to Oklahoma officials who claim to have identified the animal as a "hairless squirrel".  How or why it lost its hair is anybody's guess...

Oklahoma Man believed to have died from spontaneous human combustion

Sequoyah County, Oklahoma officials believe that 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt likely died from spontaneous human combustion after they found his burned body in his home but could find no other fire damage or evidence of accelerant use (temperatures in excess of 3,000 degrees would be required to burn the body to ashes).  The Tulsa, Oklahoma man was found after neighbors noticed smoke coming from his home.  Fireman arrived and attempted to put out what they initially thought was a pile of trash.  Soon they realized that the “pile of trash” was a human body.  Nothing else in the house had been burned, including the floor beneath the body, and there were no signs of an accelerant being used in the fire. Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart told