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More on the Animal Mutilation Issue and the Secret Surveillance of the U.S. Cattle Herd

Well, my two recent articles on cattle mutilations, and how aliens have zero to do with them, provoked a number of people to state that I was wrong. No, I was not wrong. One person said, over at Facebook, that landing markings are never found at the site of mutilations. That’s total garbage. As is the claim made to me that black helicopters are never seen at mutilation sites. They certainly are seen. Not only that, and as you’ll see, one of the key figures in this controversy came around to the theory that the mutilations were the work of a top secret government program. How do we know that? From the official FBI records and U.S. police files on the subject. And, for those who disagreed with me, take a look at those same files. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the files have been in the public domain for years. They can be found at this link at the FBI’s website, The Vault. In August 1975, Senator Floyd K. Haskell, of Colorado, made his voice known to the FBI, on the growing cattle mutilation controversy: “In Colorado’s Morgan County area there has also been reports that a helicopter was used by those who mutilated the carcasses of the cattle, and several persons have reported being chased by a similar helicopter. Because I am gravely concerned by this situation, I am asking that the Federal Bureau of Investigation enter the case.”

Officer Gabe Valdez of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico came to a fascinating theory – and it had absolutely nothing to do with aliens. On the matter of whether or not the mutilations were the work of cults or natural predators, Valdez said: “Both have been ruled out due to expertise and preciseness and the cost involved to conduct such a sophisticated and secretive operation. It should also be noted that during the spring of 1974 when a tremendous amount of cattle were lost due to heavy snowfalls, the carcasses had been eaten by predators. These carcasses did not resemble the carcasses of the mutilated cows. Investigation has narrowed down to these theories which involve (1) Experimental use of Vitamin B12 and (2) The testing of the lymph node system. During this investigation an intensive study has been made of (3) What is involved in germ warfare testing, and the possible correlation of these 3 factors (germ warfare testing, use of Vitamin B12, testing of the lymph node system).”

A lengthy document, prepared by Forrest S. Putman, the FBI’s Special-Agent-in-Charge at Albuquerque, New Mexico was soon thereafter sent to the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. It read:  “Information furnished to this office by Officer Valdez indicates that the animals are being shot with some type of paralyzing drug and the blood is being drawn from the animal after an injection of an anti-coagulant. It appears that in some instances the cattle’s legs have been broken and helicopters without any identifying numbers have reportedly been seen in the vicinity of these mutilations. Officer Valdez theorizes that clamps are being placed on the cow’s legs and they are being lifted by helicopter to some remote area where the mutilations are taking place and then the animal is returned to its original pasture. The mutilations primarily consist of removal of the tongue, the lymph gland, lower lip and the sexual organs of the animal.”

The document continues: “Much mystery has surrounded these mutilations, but according to witnesses they give the appearance of being very professionally done with a surgical instrument, and according to Valdez, as the years progress, each surgical procedure appears to be more professional. Officer Valdez has advised that in no instance, to his knowledge, are these carcasses ever attacked by predator or scavenger animals, although there are tracks which would indicate that coyotes have been circling the carcass from a distance. Special Agent Putman then informed the Director of the outcome of Valdez’s run-ins with officials. He also advised that he has requested Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to conduct investigation for him but until just recently has always been advised that the mutilations were done by predatory animals. Officer Valdez stated that just recently he has been told by two assistants at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory that they were able to determine the type of tranquilizer and blood anti-coagulant that have been utilized.”

And, finally, there’s one fascinating piece of information to think about. The Durango Herald, in 2014, ran an article that covered all manner of weirdness in the area. Here’s one of the most important parts of the story: “Valdez…appeared on the History Channel’s UFO Hunters in 2009. He revealed images: disturbing mutilations of cattle and what he claimed was a human hybrid found inside a cow. He also said he found gas masks and even a ballpoint pen at scenes.” For those who think cattle mutilations are the work of aliens, then why are they using  gas masks (yes, more than one)? The idea that creatures from other worlds would use regular gas masks – of our making – during the mutilations is both ridiculous and totally hilarious. And pretty sad for those caught in an “I want to believe” mode. Wake up!

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Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.
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