Sunday, March 15, 2009

Werewolves in Oklahoma?

Just outside Konawa, in Seminole County, Oklahoma is a little cemetery with a very unusual tombstone.  It is for Katherine Cross who was born March 13, 1899 and murdered on October 10, 1917.

 If you look at the inscription, you would assume that she was attacked and killed by werewolves.  However, it wasn't something mystical and other-worldly that murdered her it was a "criminal operation" performed by Dr. A H Yates.  Dr Yates didn't work alone for a local schoolteacher, Fredrick O'Neal was charged alongside him for the murder of another young girl, Elise Stone.  

Little is known about the "criminal operation" and some assume that it was an abortion gone wrong.  Others speculate that, as a school teacher who had the trust of his students. Frederick ONeal lured these young women into unsavory activities with other members of a secret club and that the only outcome for Katherine and Elise would be death.

Without adequate documents or records being located, we may never know what happened but the tombstone will be a constant reminder that something interesting happened in Konawa.


  1. That is so crazy! I grew up in Ada and had several friends who went to the Sacred Heart cemetery at night for kicks because of some interesting graves there, but I never knew there was anything like this! Who knew?

  2. It is one of my favorite cemeteries. I also like the one over by Paseo. My friends and I use to go there at night and hang out. =)

  3. Wow, that is interesting. I like visiting old ghost towns in oklahoma I find it fun.

  4. Misty, you'll have to let me know if there any that you recommend. I'm always up for a good road trip!