KKK Fliers Mysteriously Appear Throughout Oklahoma Town: 'Save Our Land'

Residents of a town in Oklahoma have described their disgust after Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers were found at their homes.

The leaflets, containing the messages "Save Our Land" and "Join the Klan," were discovered in the small town of Peckham, Kay County, over the weekend—just prior to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"Never thought that anything like that would happen around this area, it's like a real nice quiet place to stay. I was just shocked," local resident Ryan Bonifield told KFOR. "Totally afraid of what might happen in the future."

The fliers were kept inside plastic bags and weighed down by blue stones. Those living in nearby Newkirk are also reported to have received similar KKK flyers a few months back.

Reverend Calvin Miller is the president of the Progressive Oklahoma Baptist Convention, a group of predominantly Black churches. He said that whoever is responsible for posting the KKK fliers thought that now is a "good time" to recruit for the white supremacist hate group.

"It's a movement that's continuously going to go on," Miller told KFOR. "Basically it's an organization that's been around for years.

"We try to be positive in the midst of all of this and especially on a day like this where we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and what he stands for," Miller added. "Unity, peace, and try to really strive to work together."

In a statement to Newsweek, the Kay County Sheriff's Office said they have conducted followups with the residents of Peckham and ruled that whoever was responsible for handing out the fliers had not violated any laws. The fliers had placed on the ground next to the mailboxes.

Elsewhere, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said it is investigating after KKK propaganda fliers were found in the driveways of several Sterling homes.

Similar fliers were located by the Leesburg Police Department within the town limits.

"All of the fliers were in plastic bags and weighed down with birdseed and were similar to fliers distributed in the region in previous years," the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said in a January 16 statement. "There is no indication any of the households that received the fliers were targeted."

In July 2020, a number of police departments in Virginia launched inquiries after KKK recruitment fliers appeared in towns across the state.

Similar to the ones which appeared in Kay County, the fliers were placed in clear plastic bags and weighed down with birdseed.

The fliers, which called for people to "pray for white Americans," were linked to the Loyal White Knights, a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated group based in Pelham, North Carolina.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) describes the Loyal White Knight group as "one of the largest and most active Klan groups" in the U.S.

This article has been updated with comment from the Kay County Sheriff's Office.

Members of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan participate in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tennessee. A number of KKK recruitment fliers have been found at home in a small town in Oklahoma. Spencer Platt/Getty