Jan 06, 2022 I Nick Redfern

The Very Sinister Side of Cattle Mutilations: No Aliens Involved

Bring up the matter of cattle mutilations and, in all likelihood, it will lead into a UFO connection to the disturbing, grisly phenomenon. The fact is, though, there are good reasons to believe that the mutilations have absolutely nothing to do with aliens and UFOs. The truth is worse. Much worse. Since at least 1967, reports have surfaced throughout the United States of animals – but, chiefly, cattle – slaughtered in bizarre fashion. Organs are taken and significant amounts of blood are found to be missing. In some cases, the limbs of the cattle are broken, suggesting they have been dropped to the ground from a significant height. Evidence of extreme heat, to slice into the skin of the animals, has been found at mutilation sites. Eyes are removed, tongues are sliced off, and, typically, the sexual organs are gone. While the answers to the puzzle remain frustratingly outside of the public arena, theories abound. They include extraterrestrials, engaged in nightmarish experimentation of the genetic kind; military programs involving the testing of new bio-warfare weapons; occult-based groups that sacrifice the cattle in ritualistic fashion; and government agencies secretly monitoring the food chain, fearful that something worse than "Mad Cow Disease" may have infected portions of the U.S. cattle herd – and, possibly, as a result, the human population, too. Not only that, the notorious black helicopters are often seen at mutilation sites.

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(Nick Redfern) Black Helicopters and Cattle Mutilations

As I said above, it was 1967 when reports began. At least, that's what numerous Ufologists will assure you. The fact, though, is that government agencies have been carefully and quietly watching the United States' cattle since the 1940s. And I'm not talking about alien agencies. I'm talking of human agencies. By stating that the phenomenon kicked-off in the Sixties made it sound like the mystery suddenly surfaced out of nowhere. The mystery - for the farmers, at least - was around for decades earlier. 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. Bissel, 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 as follows: "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:

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(Nick Redfern) Helicopters but no UFOs

"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."

What this tells us is that government agencies have been secretly watching America's cattle herds since the Second World War. None of the data above has a proven a UFO connection. And, based on the timeline from the 1940s, there's no reason why that should be the same for the 1960s-1980s cases: zero aliens. Now, let's bring matters to more recent times. Colm Kelleher is an investigative writer who has diligently pursued the cattle mutilation issue. Indeed, his book Brain Trust has the subtitle of  "The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease." A bone-chilling connection between Alzheimer's, cattle mutilations and the cattle herd: wouldn't it be very easy to hide the truth behind an "it's all aliens" angle? Yes, it most definitely would be very easy. Why? Because the UFO angle provides a convenient cover. Cattle mutilations: forget creatures from outer-space. Look right here on Earth for the answer to the mutilations.

Nick Redfern

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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