SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLE MUTILATION On 8-16-99, Tuesday, a farmer reported a suspicious cattle death to the Hutchinson County Sheriff. He had found one of his bulls dead in the pasture. The bull was laying on its back on top of the fence, its reproductive organs removed. The wounds were clean and did not appear to have been caused by predators. There was no blood, no sign of a struggle and no obvious cause of death. After examination, the animal was left to lay in the pasture. Even after several days of ninety degree weather, decomposition was minimal and the carcass was untouched by flies and scavengers (and believe me, we have plenty of both around here!). That same night (so I was told ), another man (of Menno) was driving home and spotted lights in a field near the farmer's. He pulled into a field road ( an access road for tractors and such) and drove towards the lights to investigate. He was chased out of the field by the lights and drove to friends house who also saw the lights. There is a discrepency here--a coworker of my husband insists that Fred told her that the lights came from above but our neighbor says they were ground-based spot lights. On 8-23-99, Tuesday, another farmer (of Menno) also reported a suspicious cattle death to the sheriff. His was a heiffer, found dead with the reproductive organs removed. I don't have any other details about that one. Farmer #1 lives about two miles from us-- Farmer #2, about three fourths of a mile. Most of the farmers around us have cattle but the farms are small and can be easily protected from coyotes by a good dog --and everyone has dogs. There is a sort of coyote "highway" that follows a natural drainage from the highway to our place and farther northwest. We've seen coyotes traveling that way several times and thats were the hunters find them in the fall. It has been unseasonably hot and dry for the last six weeks; water holes are dry and small animal populations seem to be down (rabbits, coons and such). It is possible that coyotes are starting to raid pastures out of neccessity for food and water. Although how a coyote or a pack of coyotes could drop a bull on top of a fence is beyond me. [NOTE: The article below is NOT reperesentative of the beliefs of the local Sheriff, but those of Randy Dockendorf - we know, we have talked to the Sheriff in person. It was NOT a predator killing. We are cuurently investigating these mutilations and a full report will be presented when available. MN MUFON] Yankton Wagner Irene The Community Flag Web posted: Friday, August 27, 1999 Hutchinson County Livestock Deaths Under Investigation BY RANDY DOCKENDORF, P&D Regional Editor MENNO -- The Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office is not releasing information at the present time on its investigation into unusual livestock deaths during the last two weeks. Menno farmer Milo Hauck, whose herd was among those affected, said he was unsure of the cause of his livestock's death. "I had one incident that was questionable, and I knew something funny was going on," he said. "What happened to my bull looked suspicious, so I turned it in to the sheriff's department and they are handling it from there." The sheriff's office said Thursday that the investigation was ongoing, so information was not being released. Hutchinson County last saw similar livestock deaths in 1993, according to the sheriff's office. While some Hutchinson County residents speculate that mutilation was involved, the cause has not been officially determined. At the state level, the South Dakota Attorney General's office in Pierre has not heard of recent cases involving unusual livestock deaths, according to spokesman Bob Gray. Agriculture Secretary Darrell Cruea said he was also unaware of similar cases around the state. However, he said such incidents would be handled through state veterinarian Dr. Sam Holland and the state Animal Industry Board. Yankton County Sheriff Dave Hunhoff said he is familiar with livestock deaths similar to the ones under investigation in Hutchinson County. However, Hunhoff said he hasn't seen any suspicious livestock deaths in Yankton County for the past 10 to 12 years. "There should be a thorough investigation on any reports of the same type of incidents," he said. "Experts who examine the animals have found the very same type of injury -- the same type of cutting and location to the animal -- that I have heard reported in Hutchinson County." While Hunhoff encourages any producer to check out livestock deaths, he said predators are more often the culprit than people. "This could be the work of wild animals, like wild dogs," he said. "We were told by experts several years ago, when we had similar questions arise, that you will see biting around the mouth area of the animals." The attackers choose the method on purpose, Hunhoff said. "The wild dogs or coyotes will bite the animal to make it run until it collapses. They usually attack in packs, and they bite at the mouth and jaw area so the animal panics and runs until it falls," he said. "You will often see the animal cut up around the anal and genital areas because that is where the soft tissue is. Then the attackers can eat their way into the animals." The animal's wounds will often appear as if they were done with a cutting instrument, Hunhoff said. "While it looks like the animal was perfectly cut with a knife, it could also be the work of animals with sharp teeth," he said. "You can't tell visually if it was from a knife cut." Hunhoff said wild animals -- rather than a cult-like mutilation -- are more likely the cause of unusual livestock deaths in the area. "I am skeptical of those (mutilation) reports," he said. "I think, if a person sits back and watches or uses a camera, he will see animals eating on his livestock. I know of some of the incidents where farmers watched the carcass and the wild coyotes would come back." However, Hunhoff said he does not dismiss any case. He encourages producers to check out anything unusual. Producers can contact their Extension office or sheriff's office, he said. "If anything looks suspicious, I suggest you have it examined under a microscope," he said. "You can find some lab to do it." Hunhoff suggested the South Dakota State University lab in Brookings. "They already do a rabies analysis on the heads of suspicious animals, and they do some other examinations, too," he said. "With these animals, they take a sample of the hide. The lab can tell under the microscope fairly easily if it was done by animals or a knife." Livestock deaths, particularly those of an unusual nature, are reported most often in the summer, Hunhoff said. "Animals are usually out this time of year," he said. "You might see them in the feedlots over the winter, but generally there are fewer animals out on the range." Hunhoff said he suspects the work of several animals in cases such as Hutchinson County. "Strong animals could tear away at the throat, but if it's a small predator around here, they couldn't do it alone," he said. "Your common sense would tell you that smaller animals do not ordinarily go through heavy hide and eat another animal by themselves. They would usually do it in a pack." All Contents ©Copyright Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Comments or questions? Contact the webmasters at: email@example.com [Editor's Note: How does a predator core out the anus of a cow 6-10 inches deep into the carcass?] MORE: SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLE MUTILATION Nancy Talbott from the BLT Research Team writes the most interesting report I have heard lately concern's a rancher and his wife in South Dakota. Their 1800 pound bull was found lying impaled on a barbed-wire fence and mutilated a month ago. Ten days later, a neighbor located only half a mile away found a mutilated cow. They also reported seeing "columns, or shafts, of light" coming down from above. There was no discernible source where the light could be emanating. Ted Phillips reports that Missouri residents were also seeing "puddles" of light, which illuminated various areas of their fields. However, they had not seen a column or shaft of light coming down to the 'puddle' of light. Again there was no obvious source of the illumination. I'm getting weird stories from all over the world including a lot of crop circle activity in Canada. I phone people all over the world and never mention UFOs, but after collecting some facts they volunteer they are seeing them. Thanks to Nancy Talbott, BLT Research Team for the update. firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Talbott)
Charlois Bull Mutilated In October of 1993, a Charolais bull and 2 cows were mutilated on a ranch near DeSmet, South Dakota. The cows were found 3 miles apart form each other and the bull was located 7 miles from the cows. "These mutilations are unlike anything Iíve ever seen in my 50-plus years in the cattle business," ranch owner Art Geyer stated. He also said he knew the cattle had not died of natural causes. Geyer reported that the testicles and penis of the bull had been removed, the rectum had been cored out and the ear and tongue removed. He said the only noticeable blood was in the area where the bullís tongue had been removed. A hole approx. 1/4 inch in diameter was found in the bullís neck near the brisket. It was about 1 1/2 inches deep, the hair was gone around the edge of the hole, it appeared to have had heat applied, was dark in color, Art described it as a "plug hole". The cows were similarly mutilated. Geyer said that absence of blood had really confused him. It was also unusual that no predators had apparently bothered the cows for days while they lay in the field.
Subject: cattle mutilation report Reported to local authorities: November 10, 1997 Location: Farm located 41/4 miles N.E. of Wiber, Nebraska Situation: Female cow 6 years old, 1050 lbs, found still warm, no sign of cause of death from autopsy, udder completely cut off and the lip. Cow was brown/gray, farmer had seen her the day before alive and appearing healthy. She had a 4-6 week old calf (white faced black body 120 lbs. Angus sired) that is still missing. (unusual, the bull was nearby but in another fenced area, and the calf SHOULD have been yelling and upset but has not yet been found) 18' surgical incisions to remove lip and udder. No fraying, very deliniated. (no bleeding found, but blood still in body). Vetrinary doing autopsy said he had a case EXACTLY like this one in the area 8 years ago. He will be a 'go between' for the party who's cow it was in 1989 who wishes to remain annonymous. Some local officials speculate that "because it is hunting season, the cow may have been shot and then mutilated to make it look like 'satanists' to cover up". An article will run in the small local newspaper "The Crete News" in Crete, NE.......deadline is Tuesday midnight. Paper available Wednesday Morning.
Cattle Mutilation Investigation Information by Ted Oliphant III Hello, I'm Ted Oliphant, as a police officer in Fyffe, Alabama I investigated over 35 cases of cattle mutilations over a six month period from Oct 1992 through May 1993. Over the last ten years, law enforcement in dozens of States have been trying to track and identify unmarked helicopters sighted where area livestock have been discovered dead under suspicious circumstances. The helicopters are seen before and after these cows are found in pastures, missing certain organs. The same things are always taken. Bovine jaws are stripped to the bone, reproductive organs removed, digestive tracks and rectums "cored" out. There is little to no blood at the scene. Tissue samples taken by police investigators and analyzed at veterinary labs, all show signs of exposure to heat, three hundred degrees or more. The tissue is cooked and the incisions are cauterized by the heat. This prevents blood and other fluids from leeching onto the ground. Everything taken has to do with input, output and reproduction. In recent mutilation cases, Alabama 1993 & 1994, California 1996 and Florida 1997; pharmaceuticals have been found in bovine blood. They are: Barbiturates, Anti-coagulants, Synthetic Amphetamines, Aluminum-Titanium-Oxygen-Silicon flakes, and Antimony (Antimony: A brittle lustrous white metallic element occurring in nature, free or combined, used chiefly in alloys and in compounds in medicine. Webster's). The drugs found are NOT veterinary drugs, they are pharmaceuticals associated with humans. Among those law enforcement agents who have thoroughly investigated these bovine excision sites, there is a consensus that some kind of medical testing going on. The additional presence of un-marked helicopters on scene, before and after cattle are found dead missing specific organs, leads both victimized farmers and investigating officers to conclude that there is a connection. But why use human drugs on cows? Use your imagination. Every organ taken from affected livestock has to do with input, output and reproduction. Where entire jaws have been excised in large, oval excisions, the bone is exposed and is perfectly clean. The wounds have been cauterized and there is no presence of blood. The jaw is an important part because enzymes are produced there. Enzymes that can kill viruses and bacteria, it's an antibody factory. The digestive track also acts as a filter, that absorbs, collects and stores traces of any chemical or toxin introduced. The rectum is a similar filter as are ears. They store traces of toxins and chemicals like a library. Because many diseases (like CJD & BSE ) can be inherited, the reproductive system may be a good place to find look for clues on how it passed to the next generation. In 1993, I got a call from a man who told me that if I went to a certain place on a certain evening, I would see several helicopters land and refuel. He was right. Well after dark, two Chinook helicopters (The large twin rotor type) landed in the field behind some trees and opened their doors revealing large black plastic fuel bladders. Minutes later several smaller scout helicopters landed nearby, shut down and crews from the Chinooks walked over with large hoses and refueled each of a half dozen helicopters. The whole operation took less than 30 minutes and the helicopters took off and headed across the border where we tracked them to their home base, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Now we knew who they were but we couldn't figure out why they refueled on Sand Mountain. The next morning a reporter, Steven Smith from the Rainsville Weekly Post, called the Public Affairs Officer, William Gibbons of the 101st Airborne and asked if they might've been in our area the previous evening. "We have no aircraft in your area, it wasn't us" said the captain. It certainly was. So we knew then that some kind of secret operation was being conducted, but we didn't know what it was. We still don't, but when you look at each piece of evidence and try to use them as puzzle pieces, these so called "cattle mutilations" might be associated with government studies of epidemiology. With BSE & CJD being such devastating "new" diseases, is it possible than many alleged cases of "cattle mutilations" are actually evidence of our tax dollars at work? The Evidence Suppression Team from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; & The F.A.A. Investigation of un-marked helicopters over Sand Mountain. The 101st Airborne Division is not suspected of being directly involved in the cattle mutilations that occurred between Oct. 1992 through May of 1993. But is seems possible they may have refueled the un-marked helicopters that we eventually traced to Maxwell Air Force Base. The 101st's inability to tell the truth about where they had been, seems to be a constant in Federal Government employee behavior: You don't tell the truth unless somebody holds a gun to your head. When un-marked helicopters were witnessed by local farmers and law enforcement officers, Albertville Police's Chief of Detectives Tommy Cole called in the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate. Detective Cole had lost a cow to the phantom surgeons and his wife had seen an un-marked helicopter over their pasture January 8th, 1993; the day before they discovered one of their Black Angus steers mutilated. An FAA investigator came to Albertville and Cole took him for a ride in his police car. The FAA investigator was skeptical until an un-marked helicopter flew near them. The FAA investigator couldn't believe his own eyes and pulled out a hand held radio and hailed the helicopter. The helicopter pilot didn't respond and ignored demands that he identify himself. This infuriated the FAA investigator who had now reversed his skepticism. He was able to trace the helicopter to Maxwell Air Force Base in Southern Alabama. When he launched an inquiry at the base, he was immediately told to drop it and never talk about again. A week later Chief Detective Cole received a call after midnight, it was the FAA investigator. It seems that while out in a boat on nearby Lake Guntersville, he and his family had witnessed a large triangle shaped craft flying maneuvers above them. I wonder if he ever reported that to his superiors? President Ronald Reagan once hypothesized: "What if one day we all found that we faced a common threat from outer space, wouldn't we all put aside our differences and work together?". If you have any information, pertinent speculation or a rebuttal, please contact me. Ted Oliphant III email: email@example.com (510) 486 0611