If you were in town over the weekend you probably heard and felt all the artillery from Fort Sill. Most of us, at least those of us who have lived here a while, or our whole lives are used to it and really don't think much of it. But what if you're new to Lawton, Fort SIll and have never been around the sounds of freedom before, I guess it could be a little unsettling. Maybe even a little scary if you aren't accustomed to being around it.

This past weekend, especially on Sunday Fort Sill was hitting it hard with some serious munitions. They were in the field doing exercises and it literally shook the ground. You could hear and feel all the artillery, or whatever it was they were shooting. It was AWESOME! Of course, there were a few people (Chads & Karens) who saw fit to jump online, hit all the feeds and forums, and complain about the noise and tremors.

Now to be fair some of these people may be new to the area and have never lived near a military base before. Either way, it was hilarious seeing all these people complain about the noise and earth shakes. A lot of them were saying they just wanted a peaceful Sunday and were angry that Ft. Sill was practicing, which disturbed their plans and relaxation. Seriously? Needless to say, those who thought it was a good idea to post negative comments and complain on social media about Fort Sill quickly regretted it.

Having grown up in a military family and living in Lawton, Fort Sill for over 35 plus years I don't even notice the noise of shelling or artillery most times. It's always funny when someone who's never been around the sound of freedom freaks out when they first hear and feel it "what the hell was that?"  Most of us would respond "what?" We're so used to it. Then we realize the person is talking about the noise and ground shaking and we just laugh and say "Oh that's just Fort Sill doing exercises, no big deal."

So if the sound of freedom disturbs you and your weekend plans for quiet relaxation you may want to consider a move. There will be times Fort Sill will be in the field on weekends doing exercises. It was funny to see all the responses these complaints got from U.S. Service Members and from locals. I'd be willing to bet these Chads and Karens will think twice before they start posting ridiculous comments and complaints online. My favorite comment from a soldier who replied back to the person was "Sorry our training in defending your freedoms got in the way of your weekend." EPIC!

Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to critter@townsquaremedia.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.

Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill

The Dreadful Downtown Hauntings of Lawton, OK.

When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.

If Oklahoma Was A Candle, What Would It Smell Like?

I think it's fair to say that each place you can visit has a distinctive smell. That being said, I don't think you can just easily cram Oklahoma into just one candle. There are so many different places that are diverse and unique. It's a loaded question beyond what most people can answer. Instead, here are a few different candles to represent the places I've lived and traveled to in Oklahoma.