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Chicken-Fried News: Capitol intrigue


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Okay, who rubbed the genie’s lamp and wished for Oklahoma to be more like The Da Vinci Code?

Because there something is going on at the State Capitol.

Workers have uncovered some strange markings and hidden rooms during renovations on the 1917 building.

The Oklahoma State Capitol is in the midst of a $245 million renovation project that is scheduled for completion in 2022.

In the meantime, however, Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services workers are finding some oddities in the 452,000 square-foot building.

There are basement-level, metal-framed windows that were covered up with paint before being covered by walls.

Project manager Trait Thompson said he thinks the walls were original because they were made with metal to protect the Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., in case of attack.

Are the eight stone chimeras atop the building also there to ward away danger?

If so, maybe the initials C.W., found carved into two of the limestone versions of Greek mythological creatures, is part of a magical spell to preserve the building.

More mysteries are sure to be uncovered as the project continues, so we at Chicken-Fried News will keep our fingers crossed for a Nicholas Cage-Tom Hanks team-up to find the real meaning of Oklahoma’s State Capitol weirdness.

Who knows?

Maybe they can lift the curse that keeps making lawmakers advance transgender bathroom bills and sexually harass staff members.

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