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Report: Backwoods Black Market Castrator To Testify Against Husband

6:43 AM EDT on August 9, 2021

Back in October of 2020, the Oklahoma Internet collectively threw up its lunch after a married pair of black market urologists known as “The Eunuch Makers” were arrested following a botched surgery in their ramshackle AIRBNB castration cabin in the Oklahoma backwoods.

To make the story even more gruesome and clickable, the victim also claimed the castrator's collected and saved the discarded human body parts from their procedures for possible consumption, probably in the form of a trail mix or sausage.

Since then, the Eunuch Makers – Bobby Lee Allen and Thomas Evans Gates – have been waiting for their day in court. Now, thanks to the dogged reporting of Nolan Clay – the castration beat reporter for The Oklahoman – we've learned that the younger of the two Enuch Makers has agreed to testify against the other:

A newlywed has agreed to testify against his husband at trial in an illegal surgery case that gained national attention because of accusations of cannibalism.

Thomas Evans Gates III, 43, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three misdemeanors in Le Flore County District Court after prosecutors agreed to dismiss three felony counts in exchange for his cooperation.

The jury trial for his husband, Bob Lee Allen, 54, is scheduled to begin Sept. 20.

"I agree to testify truthfully in the trial of Bob Allen," he told the judge in writing about the plea agreement. "Then the state will recommend that I be sentenced to time served plus fines + costs."

In his guilty plea, Gates admitted to possessing psychedelic mushrooms Oct. 12, possessing drug paraphernalia and keeping the victim's castrated parts in a freezer in the cabin instead of burying them.

Honestly, that's not very surprising. If you're going to choose black market castration/body part collecting as a side gig, it would probably help to be under the influence of psychedelics.

I guess it's also not surprising that Gates is flipping on Allen. I spent way too much time on their Facebook pages after this news broke, and you could tell that Allen seemed more like the alpha in their romance, and the brains behind the operation. He also probably had some heavy sway over Gates. Hopefully, Gates is able to move on with his life, get some treatment and, in the future, keep human body parts out of his freezer.

On that note, Allen denies the body parts were kept for a quick and easy late-night meal.

The victim later told investigators that "after the surgery was over that Allen said that he was going to consume the parts and laughed and said that he was a cannibal," according to the affidavit.

Allen denies talking about cannibalism, his attorney told The Oklahoman in February. Allen claims his accuser brought up the subject in conversations at the cabin, not him.

In all fairness to Allen, the patient who flew to Dallas from Virginia and then drove to southeastern Oklahoma to get castrated in a cabin in the Kiamichi mountains probably isn't the most reliable witness, and is probably a bit off in his own right. Maybe the whole Cannibalism stuff was part of nervous small talk:

"Any other questions before we begin?"

"What are you going to do with my nuts? Eat them? You're going to eat them right? Get it, nuts?"

"Yeah. Sure. I'll fry them up in some olive oil and eat them. Anyway, please stay absolutely still. I'm going to count to three, and you may feel a little bit of pressure."

Then again, the photos Allen shared on Facebook of the unknown meats that he cooked with his weird sun-powered cooking device doesn't do him any favors.

As Ernest would say:

Anyway, I guess we'll continue to let Nolan cover the story and then bring you all the highlights in this classic southeastern Oklahoma true-crime mystery. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We'll keep you advised!

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