|Posted by Jack Cary on January 8, 2017 at 7:40 PM|
In the past few months, a very strange case was brought to the P.I.A. for further investigation.This case might just be called the sad case of Katherine Cross, had it not also possessed very ominous undertones of something more paranormal than the reported details of the Katherine Cross tragedy. A few investigators have looked into this mystery but none so much as Mary Franklin, an investigator located in Oklahoma. Mary was kind enough to share her case files spanning a 25 year period of investigation into this mystery, with the P.I.A., and we have begun our own analytical investigation into this case.
In the quiet, sleepy little town of Konawa, Oklahoma. a great mystery unfolded in 1917 and still continues to unfold to this day.
The known public facts of this mystery are tragic enough but taken in whole with the substantial amount of other source evidence available, it begins to form a very dark picture. The accepted version of the story is that in October of 1917 a man named Dr. Yates was charged with performing an 'illegal operation' on a woman named Katherine Cross who lived in Konawa along with the Dr. This illegal operation is thought to have been a illegal abortion. The operation caused her death and Dr. Yates was charged with her murder. What is still unexplained about these charges is that they were later lessened to manslaughter before the Dr. was found not guilty of the charges. There is some evidence to suggest that another man in the town of Konawa named Fred O'neil was instrumental in this outcome and that his father was the judge presiding over the case. There is scant other information regarding this particular affair because of the rural nature of the setting of Konawa in 1917. Even today, Konawa only has a resident population of 1400 people. The population in 1917 was less than 100 people. What is known is that shortly after this whole event happened, the Dr. was once again charged with performing an illegal abortion on a woman named Elise Stone. It is known that Fred O'neil was a teacher at the same school as Elise Stone and it is suspected that he may have been the father of the fatefully aborted child. Just as before, Dr. Yates was acquitted. Those are the known facts surrounding this headstone. The inscription on the bottom of the headstone remains unexplained at this time. 25 years ago Mary Franklin decided to delve into this case and was met with death threats and a bizarre series of events that clearly indicates something far far stranger at hand than the accepted story of Katherine Cross.
Picture: Double Dog Man tracks in fresh snow discovered by a homesteader named Carol Davies. Notice the three toed print which is the hallmark of the Dog Man. These tracks show two creatures running side by side. This location is extremely remote.
This is where the strangeness increases exponentially in this case. Not long after the discovery of the headstone in Konawa, Oklahoma, other witnesses came forward to report other headstones in small towns in central Oklahoma near Konawa and Ada that also bore the inscription "Murdered by Human Wolves", and some of these headstones were of male victims. One such headstone dating to 1901 still stands in the small, overgrown cemetary of Purcell, Oklahoma. Another headstone bearing the same inscription was also discovered in the small town of Stonewall, Oklahoma. All of these towns are located in close proximity in south central Oklahoma. September 2, 2001 a witness came forward named Michael Greyhawk who lived in yet another small town located near the others named Thackerville. Greyhawk reported that he had been near the lagoon outside of town and witnessed a very strange creature that he described as a "pale looking human male with an elongated face running very quickly on all four's like a dog. He said the creature was able to clear a very tall fence without a sound before disapearing into the woods.
photograph of purported Upright walking canine creature taken in rural oklahoma.
While investigating this case we discovered a cross pattern of information. This presents itself in the form of research done by the preeminent researcher into the Dog Man mystery, Linda Godfrey. In her case files she presents two very interesting encounters that were reported to her. The location of these encounters was south central Oklahoma. These encounters occurred very near the same small towns where headstones have been discovered bearing the inscription "Murdered by Human Wolves."
In 2011, Linda Godfrey was contacted by a school counselor who works near Ada, Oklahoma in south cental Oklahoma. She was 5 miles southeast of Ada on a rural back road when she came across a figure walking down the side of the road. As she passed the figure she was astonished to see a 7 foot tall upright walking wolf like creature carrying a deer over its right shoulder. She reported that it turned and easily stepped over a fence with its kill and strode off into the woods on its hind legs.
The Onaway photograph taken by a family out of the back window of their minivan as they fled a Dog Man.
In 1993 two teenagers who were hanging out in their cars on a back road near Okarche, Oklahoma, reported to Linda Godfrey that they too had an encounter with a 7 foot tall upright walking canine creature that approached their vehicles as they sat chatting. They sped away and report that neither are willing to go into the country anymore, especially at night. These encounters can be found in their entirety in Linda Godfrey's book 'Real Wolfmen, True Encounters in Modern America."
Lost Creek Dog Man: Photo by Jack Cary.