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  1. #1
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    My buddy called me last night and wanted to know if I wanted to go detecting and researching with him in Oklahoma. Always up for an adventure, I agreed and we arranged to leave by 9AM this morning. We had a great day, but only found 2 clad pennies, and a kids toy with the detectors.

    While we were up that way, we decided to go into the Red River bottoms and look for arrowheads and such. Where we were, they have been excavating the bottoms for sand for a sand company. There were several huge mounds of sand and my buddy went looking at the edges of them, while I was in the bottoms looking around. He hollers at me and throws something at me and yells... "What's this?"

    I picked it up and immediately knew what it was from my elementary science classes. It was a Human Ulna bone. The bone which we call our forearm and connects to the elbow. This is the lower or outside bone if your looking at the top of your arm. It had probably been buried for some time as it has an almost silver petina on part of it and has a little decay at the wrist end. But the joints are in excellent shape. I figure it was an old Indian bone, as this area of Oklahoma is historically Indian Territory, the Choctaw nation is all through this part of southern OK. Below are some pictures I just took of it with my cell phone. Sorry if they didn't turn out too good, but my digi-cam is in storage.

    Enjoy...
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    Remember, the kid you leave home today
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  2. #2
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    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Dang, I didn't figure they'd look for Hoffa this far south.?
    BTW, if I'm not mistaken, the silver patina is probably from being exposed to the sun.

  3. #3

    May 2005
    Mobile, Alabama
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Did you rebury the bone? Did you report it to local authorities?

  4. #4

    May 2005
    Texas
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Hey Golddigger, The area your describing sounds like the the Red River between Denison and Bonham.

  5. #5

    Jun 2005
    Tacoma,WA
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    wow, that is a little different. Id freak if I found a bone like that. Brad

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    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Cool bone!

    HH

    Lonewolfe

  7. #7
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles
    Hey Golddigger, The area your describing sounds like the the Red River between Denison and Bonham.
    Hey Charles,

    That's where we were... LOL
    We came up through Dexter TX. and ended up going up toward the Choctaw reservation. We turned off of 75 and found the sand pits. I live in Garland, where are you at?

    Cableman... We didn't turn it in or rebury it. I have it here at the house for now. Not really sure what to do with it. Anyone have any suggestions? Laws? or other info?
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

  8. #8
    SD MUDDOG

    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Take it back and reburry that thing before you piss off some evil spirits or something..LOL Scary find..

  9. #9

    May 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    35

    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Without being a scientist, you should turn it in to at least get it dated, sometimes given an area's climate things can look older or newer than they really are...it would be a shame if that was a missing person...and if it WAS an indian it still deserves some respect and maybe a museum or one of the actual indian tribal groups there would know of what to properly do with it, and they may want to explore the area the dirt came from that it was in for posible preservation. way cool find though...

    HH
    Springsman

  10. #10
    us
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Interesting find! I have read a few stories of indians fighting indians along rivers, ambush style! Man thats cool, who knows what the story is behind it, would be cool to know.
    ~GTI 2500 PRO~

  11. #11

    Jun 2003
    San Antonio, Texas
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Them Bones, Them Bones, Them dry Bones
    Saving History, one Piece at a time!

  12. #12
    Floater

    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    The Bone is definetly pretty cool. To bad you couldnt hang there there longer and find the rest of the dude. I think it would be cool to turn it in and tell them how you found it. (So long as they werent on Indian land. But if it was at the bottom of a sand pile they had dug or dredged up what could they say. It's nice to blow town once in a while to just screw off and forget the world. Later HH

  13. #13
    PrizmIV

    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    I would do something with it but keep it in my house im sure your family/friends comes over and sees it there going to be like WTF Mate! If you have a noisy neighboor then your really screwed lol! I would probally turn it in to the police. When we were adding on to our house some of the workers were digging and found bones; we had a doctor thats our friend come look at it and he said he thought they were human or rather human size and the noisy neighboor some how found about it and we came to look at the progress of our house one day and there was CSI, police, and fbi in the driveway along with all the yellow tape! Turns out they were horse/mule! HH Jonathan

  14. #14

    Jan 2005
    SOUTH ARKANSAS
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    Re: Unusual find today in Oklahoma...

    Cool find, but I for some reason thought that the ulna bone was the lower jaw. Anyway you should report this to the authorities in that area, because it could be a crime scene or at the very least an ancient burial site, and these are both need to know situations. If ancient it needs to be investigated to see if it's a random death or a full blown site. I would report it, but that's just my opinion. HH
    Doyle Barnett    Bounty Hunter Sharpshooter II  White's XLT

  15. #15
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Follow up on Human Arm Bone Found in Oklahoma...

    Hey Folks...

    Just thought I'd give you all the latest news on the Human Arm bone we found in Oklahoma back on the 10th or so...

    After reading the responses here and then asking myself the question, "would I want someone to turn in my arm?" I answered YES...

    So the journey begins... I called the police department for where I thought I was when we found it. It turns out, they had no juridiction for this part of the state. They give me another number for the Sherriff dept. I call and spoke with the nice detective there a few times and explain where it was found and how to find the place. I hop in my truck and head that way. A few hours later and a full tank of gas, I get there and can't find the police. So, I mapped the area real good, and left the bone there and told them where it was. I've not had any more contact with them, so I can only assume they found it. They advised if they had any problems they'd get in touch with me.

    So, now the bone is back where it belongs, I guess, or at least with the rightful law enforcement... I'm kinda glad it's gone, that was kinda spooky... I knew I didn't like Oklahoma for something or other... (just kidding Jim...)
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

 

 
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