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PostPosted: 17-04-2009 19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cattle Mutilation investigation continued, more animals found, more authorities/ranchers baffled
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Image Credit: Chuck Zukowski - Not much left of this calf
Aka…the continued adventures of MUFON investigator Chuck Zukowski.

We pick up our story soon after our investigation on Saturday, March 14th. The following Tuesday, March 17th, Chuck received a call about another strange animal death, this time in Walsenburg. This rancher also welcomed our investigators to take a look and help explain what may have happened. Chuck set a time for the next day and headed out.
Majority of calf's body missing

The new victim was a one-week-old calf. Rancher, Tom Miller, had last seen his herd intact during their normal afternoon feeding time on Monday. The next morning the mutilated calf was found near the feeding tub, completely destroyed. The torso with the ribs and organs were completely gone, and the ears were cut out in circular patches. The only thing left was the head, the legs, and the spinal cord. Everything else was gone, without a trace. There was no blood in the area of the animal, and what was left looked crushed.

There were no signs of struggle. The crushing of the animal looked almost like it had been done by the animal being hit by a vehicle, but it was in a fenced area and there were no tire tracks. The location was also in view of the ranch house.
Miller and other local ranchers that he had asked to come take a look were baffled. The only explanation for the crushed condition of the remains they could come up with was that it was dropped from a very great height.
Chuck arrives to take samples
Chuck was able to get there Wednesday, the 18th. The day after the calf was found. The remains of the animal were now on the flatbed of a truck, ready to be hauled off. Chuck and I had discussed the importance of getting the animal to a veterinarian to have a necropsy done, but time and resources didn’t allow for it. So Chuck was going to take samples and pictures and then work on finding a lab that could look at the samples.
Upon Chuck’s arrival, one of the people at the ranch checking on the animal was a Colorado Brand Inspector. According to the Division of Brand Inspection's website, their primary responsibility is to protect the livestock industry from loss by theft, illegal butchering, or straying of livestock. Brand Inspector, Dennis Williams, agreed with the ranchers that this death was unusual. They all told Chuck they had never seen predator damage like this. In fact, they felt that the incision around the ear appeared to be made by a laser. Once again there were wounds that looked to be cauterized.
And then a third mutilation
The fun didn’t stop there. Already overworked and stressed out from two animal investigations, and hard at work trying to find someone to look at the samples, Chuck received another call on Saturday March 21st. Brand Inspector, Dennis Williams, had received a call from ranch manager, Tim Meyers. Meyers had a strange cattle death that he asked Williams to come take a look at. Williams called Chuck, and they agree that Williams would take a look at the animal, and Chuck would come out if Williams found the death strange. Seasoned Brand Inspector, Williams, called Chuck that evening, and let him know he had another weird one. Chuck jumped in his UFO Nut (that’s the name of Chuck’s website, which he has on a sticker on his SUV) mobile, and headed out yet again.
This animal also had its udders removed. Meyers said it looked as though it were surgically removed. He had noticed the animal missing during feeding time Saturday March 21st, in the afternoon. He had last seen her the previous afternoon. He went to look for her, and found her body. He also found that she had given birth sometime on Friday, and the newborn calf was not far away. This was the cow’s first time giving birth. She was about two and a half years old. Meyers was able to rescue the calf.
Besides the udders which appeared to have been surgically removed, the only other damage to the animal was in the vaginal area, where predators seemed to have gotten at it. Again, there didn’t look to be any blood from the udder removal. In stark contrast to the predator damage which did produce blood.
Colorado State University able to look at samples
Trying to manage his life as a family man, a microchip engineer, and a reserve police officer, Chuck told me he didn’t know what he was going to do if there was another. He was trying to get preliminary reports out to our colleagues and to Linda Moulton-Howe, a long time cattle mutilation investigator, who wanted to report the findings.
On top of that, we found that we truly were not prepared to handle these sorts of cases. We needed to find a lab that would be able to look at the animals and preferably be able to perform a necropsy within a couple days of the animal’s death.
Colorado State University is one of the top veterinary schools in the country. Although they are in northern Colorado and these mutilations, and Chuck are in Southern Colorado, his first choice was to give them a call. He was able to get in touch with Colleen Duncan, Professor of Anatomic Pathology at CSU. It was a blessing when she told Chuck she was willing to take a look at his samples. Truly the break he had been looking for. He arranged to drive out there and get them the samples, so they could try to determine how the lacerations were made, and if indeed they found cauterization.
Next Up: CSU’s findings


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PostPosted: 18-04-2009 18:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

So someone was so hungry, they did eat the a** out of a dead cow.
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PostPosted: 18-04-2009 18:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading that cattle mutilations were someting to do with monitoring radioactive fallout. Given the story that the Three Mile Island leak was a lot more serious than was announced at the time, does anyone think there is a connection?
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PostPosted: 19-04-2009 12:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cow butchered in Tipperary field

PETER GLEESON

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

GARDAÍ ARE investigating the slaughter and theft of the carcass of a four-year-old cow from a farm near Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary this week.

They are investigating the incident which took place in an isolated field at Clonalisk, Knockearl, Cloughjordan, early on Tuesday morning.

They released details of the crime which was uncovered by the owner of the farm. He found only the head and innards of the animal in the field.

Gardaí said the head had been removed but there was no trace of the carcass, leading them to believe the animal may have been killed for its meat.

It is suspected those who carried out the crime had knowledge of what they were doing as the animal had been bled before being butchered.

“It was an absolutely despicable act. Whoever did this knew what they were at,” said Sgt Pat Curran of Nenagh Garda station.

He said gardaí were anxious to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area either on Monday night or early on Tuesday.

They are seeking information on any vehicles which may have been seen in the area that night, as it would have been difficult to remove the carcass without transport.

It is understood the farmer spotted the animal was missing when he saw the other cows in the field in a frightened state. He later made the gruesome discovery of the head and entrails.

While the theft of live animals from farms happens fairly frequently, there are no known reports in recent times of an animal being killed and butchered on the spot.

A spokesman for the Irish Farmers Association last night issued a warning to farmers to be on the alert to prevent any recurrence of such an incident, which he described as unusual.

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0416/1224244812257.html
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PostPosted: 20-04-2009 08:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always suspected that the "mutilations" are carried out by private people (or a private organisation), gathering parts for some secret or unusual activity. Be it worship, cooking, preparing spells or whatever. Probably with a certain number of individuals qualified or skilled enough to carry out the procedures.

As others have mentioned, if it were for pre-planned and arranged testing then the Government or Aliens could surely carry out this work in a more private manner. They would have had time to think about the procedure.

However, if it's near Midnight on a Friday night and your local underground bovine culinary cooking club has ran out of earholes and arseholes - there's only one place to get 'em. It's easier to take a car, kill the animal and take what you need than to arrive with a truck and the lifting equipment needed to haul away a whole animal.
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PostPosted: 20-04-2009 16:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ringo_ wrote:
However, if it's near Midnight on a Friday night and your local underground bovine culinary cooking club has ran out of earholes and arseholes - there's only one place to get 'em.

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PostPosted: 27-11-2009 03:36    Post subject: UFO Chaser: Aliens Involved in Mysterious Calf Mutilations Reply with quote

SAN LUIS, Colo. — A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and sheriff's officials mystified.

Four calves were found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed.

But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion. Usually predators leave pools of blood or drag marks from carrying away the livestock.

Two officers from the Costilla County Sheriff's Office have investigated the mutilations but say they don't know what's killing the calves.

"There's nothing really to go by," said Sanchez, who's ranched for nearly 50 years. "I can't figure it out."

A spokesman for the sheriff's office told The Pueblo Chieftain that investigators doubt a person butchered the calves because there is no blood at the scene.

"I've butchered a cow before and I know what kind of a mess it leaves," Sgt. James Chavez said.

Some in the area believe the mutilations are the work of aliens. An area UFO chaser, Chuck Zukowski of Colorado Springs, has been to the Costilla County pasture to investigate.

He told the paper there have been other unexplained calf mutilations in the area, including three in March. One of the other calves, found dead on a ranch near Trinidad, had its ears removed, Zukowski said.

"We're trying as much as we can to find a pattern," said Zukowski, who runs a UFO Web site called ufonut.com.

Sanchez said he has sold off his 32 remaining calves out of fear more would be mutilated. He hasn't decided how he'll manage the remaining 40 animals in his herd.

"It's a big loss for a small rancher," he said.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577119,00.html?test=latestnews
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PostPosted: 02-04-2013 17:17    Post subject: Cattle mutilations? Reply with quote

I found this (as you can see) in the columbian newspaper sep 30th 1894. Im not quite sure which category to post in as mystery beasts are mentioned but could this be an early case of cattle mutilation?

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PostPosted: 13-04-2013 15:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

38 out of 60 calves killed (even over a period of months) seems off-pattern for cattle mutation...?
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PostPosted: 01-08-2013 03:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been quiet on the cattle mutilations for a while - not any more:

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Missouri farmer finds third cow with bizarrely mutilated genitals and missing organs.


A Missouri rancher has now found three of her cows mutilated in bizarre and unusual ways and she’s not ruling out the possibility that aliens are behind the gruesome acts.

Lyn Mitchell of Henry County, Missouri says the first example occurred back in 2011. That cow had its tongue completely excised, along with one of its ears.

She assumed teenagers were to blame. But after she found two more cows with mutilated genitals and missing organs on her farm just this summer, she now believes something harder to explain could be to blame and local police agree with her.

On July 9, Mitchell found one of her best cows dead in her field. She first noticed its tongue was missing, which was appalling enough.

But she then realized the cow’s udders, anus, reproductive organs, and ears had all been removed.

About two weeks later, it happened again. Though she hadn’t called a veterinarian to inspect the first two cows, she did get one in to see the third.


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PostPosted: 08-01-2014 23:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if this was mentioned earlier in this long thread. First modern incidence of anomalous animal mutilation is pretty suspicious:
http://books.google.com/books?id=iczSBcAUC5oC&pg=PA81&dq=cattle+tongues+missing&hl=en&output=html_text&sa=X&ei=QeHNUt7CB4b4oASOt4HoAg&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA

At the peak of a UFO wave, of course:
http://www.nicap.org/papers/78hall-wave67.htm

I can't tell how much of this is fiction or collected tales, but take a look lower on the page where strange lights are mentioned in connection with missing cattle and even children:
http://books.google.com/books?id=kDUWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA60&dq=strange+%22missing+cattle%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3f_NUt6LEM3aoATh9IHIDg&ved=0CEcQ6AEwBA
Okay, this appears to be a work of fiction.
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Reading the February 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super Science, the other week, I came across an early example of alien cattle mutilation, set in Arizona desert.
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Spawn of the Stars By Charles Willard Diffin

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"But the beast—the—the thing!" exclaimed Thurston. "It's monstrous; indecent! It thought—no question of that—but no body! Horrible! Just a raw, naked, thinking protoplasm!"

It was here that he flung open the door. They sniffed cautiously of the air. It was warm again—clean—save for a hint of some nauseous odor. They walked forward; Riley carried a flash.

The odor grew to a stench as they came where the great mass had lain. On the ground was a fleshy mound. There were bones showing, and horns on a skull. Riley held the light close to show the body of a steer. A body of raw bleeding meat. Half of it had been absorbed....

"The damned thing," said Riley, and paused vainly for adequate words. "The damned thing was eating.... Like a jelly-fish, it was!"


"Exactly," Thurston agreed. He pointed about. There were other heaps scattered among the low sage.

"Smothered," guessed Thurston, "with that frozen exhaust. Then the filthy thing landed and came out to eat."

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The story also mentions ball shaped alien spacecraft that drop bombs of enormous explosive power, which can level entire cities, detonating in huge mushroom clouds and based on the nuclear properties of hydrogen. Although not proper atomic weapons, pretty close.
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