Phenomena refers to thousands of cases in North America where cattle have
been found mutilated under abnormal circumstances. The cows are found dead
(although the cause of death is undetermined), exsanguinated (all their
blood has been removed), and have had certain organs surgically removed
from their bodies. Often their reproductive and rectal organs have been
Abnormally high radiation levels have been detected near the dead animals when they are found, and scavengers will not touch the carcass. There are no footprints leading to or from the cows. There is evidence (clamp marks on the animals' legs) that the cattle were taken from their habitats and mutilated elsewhere. Sightings of UFOs and strange, unmarked, black helicopters coincide with most cattle mutilation cases.
The phenomena began in the Fall of 1973, when farmers in Minnesota and Kansas reported mutilated cattle. The circumstances surrounding the deaths were different then anything the local police had ever investigated. At this time, the blame for the mutilations was placed on Satanic cults. Soon, reports of cattle mutilations spread throughout the Midwest United States and even into Canada. Paranoia and speculation about the deaths ran rampant. By the late 1970s, four main theories about the mutilation cases had emerged:
1. the blame was to be placed on Satanic cults and ritual sacrifices.
2. The deaths were a result of intelligence agency secret projects involving chemical weapons testing.
3. Mass hysteria had blown simple cow deaths out of proportion.
4. Extraterrestrial experiments were to blame.
in Alberta, Idaho, Montana, and Iowa did link some mutilation cases to
satanic cults. However, police investigating this theory found little supporting
evidence and often ran into dead ends.
Evidence has been found to support this theory. Black, unmarked, helicopters with tinted windows and powerful searchlights are often seen during a cattle mutilation wave. Evidence at the scene of a mutilation suggest that the cattle were taken elsewhere by air, mutilated, and then dropped back near to where they were taken. A number of mutilations revealed that the cows may have died from a simple cattle virus, but nothing experimental.
It is very unlikely that all the mutilations were simple deaths blown out of proportion. There is much evidence to support the fact that these incidents were indeed extraordinary. The U.S. Government has expended thousands of dollars to investigation agencies to look into this phenomena.
The fourth hypothesis is very interesting and has much supporting evidence. UFOs are usually seen in the vicinity of cattle mutilations, and cattle are deathly afraid of them (i.e. they have been noted as stampeding and bellowing when in the presence of a UFO). Cattle mutilations often occur in UFO Hotspots such as Northern New Mexico, and near Area 51, Nevada. Two separate alien abductees have reported, under regressive hypnosis, seeing cattle taken into the alien craft and mutilated.
The cattle mutilation
phenomena claimed the lives of over 10,000 head of cattle by 1979. Areas
such as New Mexico had been especially 'hit' hard. It is a phenomena that
has haunted and terrified ranchers, investigators, and many others all
over North America. The purpose of these grotesque and strange occurrences
still remains a mystery.