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Cattle Mutilations and the Government

Mentioning to many of the leading lights in the field of so-called “Cattle Mutilations” the idea that the admittedly weird phenomenon might have far more to do with the the work of a clandestine group in government or the military than it does with black-eyed aliens from some far away galaxy, is likely to result in a response of an overwhelmingly negative and defensive nature. Belief (particularly of the Mulder-like “I want to believe” variety) is a very powerful tool when it comes to concluding this or that is linked to the UFO puzzle. And that goes for cattle-mutes, too.

But – say the full-on believers in the theory that E.T. like to chow down on a nice tasty steak now and again – if not the aliens, then who else could be responsible? For the most part, they scoff at the idea of predators, cults and the government (the latter being “them” in paranoia-land) as the culprits.

The fact of the matter, however, is that – for decades, no less – various official bodies have taken a clandestine and concerned interest in animal deaths and injuries all across the United States. But not for reasons relative to the actions of menacing, meat-loving extraterrestrials. Nope, the reasons are much different and, in many ways, far more disturbing. We’re talking about shadowy figures sabotaging the food-chain via deliberate, terrorist-style actions and officialdom’s secret and sometimes panicky attempts to stop it.

Think I’m wrong? Think the government could not keep – and still isn’t keeping – a careful and secret watch on the U.S. cattle population for reasons of a national security nature? If you do, it’s time to think again. Read on…

Bacteriological Warfare in the United States is a fascinating FBI document – declassified into the public domain via the terms of the Freedom of Information Act – that covers the years 1941 to 1950. Notably, of the file’s original 1,783 pages, no less than 1,074 have been firmly withheld from declassification by the FBI. The file reveals a wealth of illuminating and disturbing data on animal disease and death, and their potential, theoretical links to bacteriological warfare and sabotage by hostile nations and individuals.

For example, J.R. Ruggle, the FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge at the Savannah, Georgia office of the Bureau in the early-to-mid 1940s, wrote thus to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover on February 3, 1943: “This office has received a copy of a communication from JOHN T. BISSELL, Colonel, General Staff, Assistant Executive Officer, Military Intelligence Service,Washington,D.C., dated December 29, 1942, to directors of intelligence in all Service commands…”

Colonel Bissel’s communication read:

“It has been brought to the attention of this division the possibility in the immediate future of an attempt on the part of the enemy to plant bombs containing germs or to endeavor to create an epidemic, such as hoof and mouth disease, among cattle and other livestock. It is requested that should any information concerning the above come to the attention of the Directors of Intelligence of the Service Commands or the A.C. of S. [Assistant Chief of Staff], G-2 [Army Intelligence], Western Defense Command, that the same be transmitted by the most expeditious means to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 War Department.”

Evidently, such matters were of keen concern to U.S. Intelligence. And that concern did not go away any time soon. In 1944, the FBI prepared a document that dealt with the scenario of a widespread attack on the U.S. cattle herd via unconventional, bacteriological warfare. The document states:

“A review of the book entitled Sabotage’ by Michael Sayers and Albert E. Kahn, which was published in September of 1942, discloses the following data: The complete record of sabotage carried out by Chernov, supposedly of the German Intelligence service in Russia during 1930 to 1936 is too long to put into the book according to the authors, but includes – killing off pedigree breed-stock and raising cattle mortality by artificially infecting cattle with various kinds of bacteria – effecting a shortage of serum to counteract epidemics of anthrax so that, in one instance, 25,000 horses perished as a result of Chernov’s sabotage – infecting tens of thousands of pigs with erysipelas and with certain plagues by having virulent bacteria placed in medicinal sera.

“In another point, the authors have asked the question: ‘Could such wholesale sabotage of agriculture as took place in the Soviet Union take place in the United States of America?’ They then answer the question that, regardless of how fantastic it might sound, such diabolical sabotage was actually practiced by German saboteurs in 1915 in the United States of America.”

The FBI elaborated further:

Anton Dilger, a German-American medical graduate from John Hopkins University, was in Germany when the First World War broke out. He offered his services to the Kaiser, and was promptly detailed by Colonel Nicolai to do secret service work in the United States. Dilger returned to America with a supply of cultures of glanders and anthrax germs. Financed by von Papen, he set up a laboratory in Chevy Chase, near Washington, and started breeding germs on a large scale for infecting mules, horses, and cattle awaiting shipment to the allies.

“This man then organized a band of some twelve assistants to travel around the country, carrying Dilger’s germs in small glass phials stopped with corks through which a needle extended. This roving band jabbed their deadly needles into the livestock.

“They also spread germs by placing them in fodder and drink. Thousands of soldiers, as well as horses and cattle, died as a result of Dilger’s germs. At last Dilger revolted against his mission of silent death. He was murdered by German spies a few months before the end of the war. Could it happen here? It did happen here!”

The FBI’s declassified records from 1945 reveal that the issue of cattle being potentially affected by bacteriological warfare was a major one. A memo to Hoover dated July 6, 1945 states: “You may be interested in the following information which was reported by the SAC [Special-Agent-in-Charge] of the Norfolk Field Division following a Weekly Intelligence Conference on June 28, 1945.”

The document refers to the work of a man (whose identity is concealed to this day within the pages of the declassified documents) employed by the then-Army Air Force at Langley Field, Virginia, and who had “been assigned to handling investigations concerning the landing of Japanese balloons in the states of North and South Dakota and Nebraska.”

In a summary report, the SAC at Norfolk informed Hoover: “I was interested to learn that recently several Japanese balloons were found in that territory which were determined to have been carrying bacteria. The bacteria consisting of Anthrax, are placed in the hydrogen. I was told that such bacteria mainly affects cattle. When the bacteria lands on wheat or other types or farm land where food is being raised for the cattle, the bacteria remain in the food when it is eaten by the cattle, and upon human consumption of the milk or meat, the bacteria can be passed on.”

Particularly notable is a July 11, 1949 document that refers to the FBI’s desire to acquire “…world-wide information on animal diseases and animal population.” And, one year later, the FBI was still collecting such data. On October 19, 1950, the FBI prepared a document titled Abnormal Loss of Hogs in Nebraska and Illinois that dealt with an unusually high number of hog deaths in the aforementioned states – as a result of cholera. The files, however, make it clear that, in official, FBI quarters, the nature of the animals’ deaths had been viewed with deep suspicion.

It was concluded that the deaths were due to a “variant virus” or “atypical virus” that stemmed from “local conditions and the physical conditions of the hogs.” The important factor, however, is that this document was found within a file specifically focused upon bacteriological warfare. In other words, the FBI was still looking closely at any and all animal deaths that might not have wholly conventional explanations.

Of great significance is the fact that one of the cases that the FBI examined – and that is described in a heavily-redacted memo of May 29, 1950 – dealt with the finding of plague-infected rats at the highly sensitive Sandia Base, New Mexico, and which was viewed in some quarters as being the result of nothing less than a deliberate attempt to clandestinely introduce a widespread plague on Sandia by hostile, unknown sources.

As an example, a document prepared by the FBI’s Special-Agent-in-Charge at its Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 22, 1950, titled Bacteriological Warfare – Espionage-Sabotage (Bubonic Plague), refers to rumors then flying around the official world that an outbreak of bubonic plague in New Mexico’s rat population may have been the result of deliberate, bacteriological warfare-related activities by – once again – hostile, unknown forces.

The FBI noted with respect to its interview with a plague expert, who is identified only as a “Miss Greenfield” that: “…[She] is acquainted with the presence of the plague among wild rodents in New Mexico and in the United States for several years. It has now reached an area from the West Coast to a line running north and south at approximately the border of New Mexico.”

The FBI continued: “From August 1949 there were four cases among humans in New Mexico. Briefly, these four cases, one of which was fatal, were reported in New Mexico. Each case indicated that the victim had shortly before the illness, handled wild rodents which he had killed. The one case in New Mexico which was fatal was not diagnosed as the plague until after death.”

Notably, the FBI subsequently received from the Public Health Service two charts displaying the outbreaks of plague in both New Mexico and the continental United States during that period. And as the FBI noted with respect to the Public Health Service: “…they have found positive evidence of the plague among wild rodents in the states lying west of a line directly north of the east boundary of the state of New Mexico.”

The FBI’s Special-Agent-in-Charge at Albuquerque concluded his report thus: “Miss Greenfield has been requested to advise this office concerning any pertinent developments of the plague in New Mexico or in the United States that may come to her attention. In the event such developments are received, the Bureau will be immediately advised.”

And, in essence, those are the significant, declassified portions of the file. Taking into consideration the fact that we now know senior elements of, and agencies within, the government were taking a deep – albeit secret – interest and concern in cases of unusual disease and death in the U.S. animal population in the 1940s and 1950s, is it really out of the question to suggest they might have done exactly the same thing since the 1960s and right up to the present day?

And, that being so, what better way to hide such actions than behind a smokescreen of alien-themed “cattle mutilations”?

After all, such a smokescreen (or maybe “meme” might be better and more accurate) would keep away the “serious” media, who would lump the phenomenon in with the likes of Roswell, Nessie and Bigfoot and largely ignore it or poke fun at it. UFO researchers would be kept busy chasing non-existing alien butchers. And the debunkers – some of who are hardly strangers when it comes to acting as fawning, pathetic apologists for government – would be content to suggest it’s all the work of coyotes, mountain-lions, birds, insects, etc., etc.

Cattle mutes are real – believe it. But the culprits are not who many think they are (or so desperately want them to be)….

I’ll have much more to say on all this early next year. Much, much more…pages and pages more…


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  • Justice

    I’ve often wondered if the government wasn’t testing the generational effects of fallout from nuke testing’s done in those areas, in both the animals and the soil.

  • Scott

    Why would the government not just purchase the cattle (perhaps under the guise of someone else)? Why create a mystery that only attracts attention?

  • Don’t forget Britain experimented with similar methods during the Second World War. Operation Vegetarian would’ve seen millions of anthrax-contaminated cattle cakes dropped over Germany. Millions of people & cattle would’ve died. It was never implemented, though tests were done on the Scottish island of Gruinard, which was so heavily contaminated that it was off-limits until 1990, when it was disinfected.

  • Nathaniel Shippen

    In some wilderness camping areas of the western U.S. in the 1960s and early 70s there were warning signs about rodents carrying plague. I assume this is still the case. I never saw any information at the time about how it was introduced though.

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website implies (although it doesn’t explicitly state) that the plague became endemic in U.S. rodents after being accidentally spread here by ship from an epidemic in China in the late 1800s.

  • Animal mutilations have also occurred in Australia, however, such events have largely stayed out of the public eye.

    According to there was a rash of cattle mutilations in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. These reports of mutilations were accompanied by sightings of strange lights in the sky, egg-shaped pod marks and crushed rocks on the ground, burnt tree tops and dozens of dead birds.

    But, were these strange lights in the sky and markings on the ground a red herring?

    The report continued:
    “According to the reports, farmers have been warned to ‘keep quiet’. Adelaide UFO researcher Colin Norris of AIUFORA said he had been told to ‘drop off’ after making inquiries into the sightings. Norris said: ‘The area where the bodies of the cows were found is often used by the army and is closed off…I have been told they asked the farmer to remain quiet about the animals and that they would cover the whole thing up'”.

    So, we have the mutilations taking place in an area used by the military and farmers being warned to keep quiet. Perhaps we should be looking to a more terrestrial perpetrator rather than one from the stars.

    Interestingly, the report concluded with a further cover up attempt:

    “The allegations of official cover up over UFO-related animal mutilations are consistent with suspicions raised by UFO researcher Richard Jones from, after Brisbane’s Radio 4BC failed to release a radio interview segment from October 2009 of him discussing the government;s response to alleged UFO-linked animal mutilations.”

    Is the Australian government better at covering up such mutilation cases than other governments? And why cover up such cases at all?

  • Nathaniel Shippen
  • Rodents do carry the plague. Not in huge numbers, as in the black plague pandemics that have occurred in the past, but the plague is a normal thing- it is out there. It is spread among rodents by the fleas that bite them. A couple of humans get it in the US, every year. This is not big deal, with modern medicine… until it mutates, as it has in the past, and becomes super deadly. It is similar to the flu, in can mutate, and every so many years (not a good way to predict) it will be particularly virulent and kill off a lot of the human population.

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  • Bear1000

    While the idea is interesting and cannot be ruled out, there is one major hole in the entire concept: Why would a well-funded hostile country or terrorist group trepass on private property, overpower a large bull or cow without making a sound, perform experiments out in the open with the chance of being detected when they could just buy the cattle and transport it somewhere and perform their experiments in secret? In addition, at some of the sites of these bizarre kills the soil is changed to where nothing will grow in it ever again. And in many of these cases, there is not a single trace of human or predator tracks. While I am not saying that all cattle mutilations bear all these marks, the ones that do cannot be ruled out as having to do with some other worldly work.

  • raburgeson

    Well we have to weigh the pros and cons. Who experiments that requires the death of the subject? Might not even be an experiment. Who would harvest biological materials? Are aliens a myth or a fact? A campaign to discredit aliens if they exist. Just for fear porn and disinformation to further the last card is an alien threat objective? hummmm!

  • Robert Schreib

    Well, what if the Earth’s ionosphere evolved ‘Sky Vampires’, life-forms made of ionic energy, that are also super predators that fly down to earth to prey on cattle and horses to drain their blood and burn off the cattle’s private parts with thermal laser like extensions? They could look like bright UFOs, but actually be things from our world. The ‘black ops’ helicopters might be trailing such events to examine the mutilated cattle, because it might be possible to extract traces of the ‘Sky Vampires’ on them, and analyzing an ion-based life-form might yield valuable scientific data. Also, what if this thing could ‘possess’ jump inside a human body? That could explain the legend of vampires. Further, since the ‘Sky Vampires’ metabolize ultra-violet rays in sunlight to get energy, that could explain why vampires would burn up in sunlight, since the life-form possessing them would convert it into electrical power that burns them up. Anyway, that’s one explanation!

  • Marianne Wysinski Albany

    My opinion: Cattle and other animal mutilations, they took pieces that were lacking of human … to transform humanoid into humanity. These are against the Godly divine …If God wanted them to have these pieces, He would have allowed their placement in womb!
    They were not selected for humanity because of either their motivations, or intentions, which seem selfish of concept. Any being that can not respect the flesh of our animals, surely has only deception for their self-definition.
    Society has seemed to follow suit of some … pitting conflicts, greed, selfishness, disrespect of property and private space. Not the “old school vampires”, a new breed of cannibalistic basis (in my opinion). The Government when they initiated “star wars” should be doing something grander to protect true humanity that is being swayed from morals by their coveted lusts.
    They cause tremendous ills … along with the initiation of old viruses such as group a strep … and a concern of pandemics if such combine with other super-viruses … Is truly a huge health concern for humanity and the human race.
    I do not believe it to be the Zetas, but there are something upwards to 37+ species of greys/grays in existence universally … Which ones did God ban?