CATTLE MUTILATIONS SPREAD TO URUGUAY
The unprecedented wave of cattle mutilations, which began at Salliquelo in Argentina's Buenos Aires province two months ago, has now spread across the border into the neighboring country of Uruguay.
On Monday, June 24, 2002, "the discovery of a dead cow whose tongue, eyes and genitals were extracted in a livestock region of the Uruguayan interior has raised concerns in that country."
"The first case was reported today in the Department (state) of Durazno, some 300 kilometers (180 miles) from Montevideo," the capital of Uruguay, "and resembles cases which have occurred" in nine provinces of Argentina.
"Intendent (Mayor) Carmelo Vidallin tried to calm down rumors by saying that 'we must await the experts' verdict,' referring to the Ministry of Livestock and Agriculture, which is looking into the matter."
"'It is remarkable that the animal was slain for purposes other than eating,' said the intendent, adding that 'there are many hypotheses because matters are always this way in a small town.'"
"No signs of blood or of a struggle between the predator and its victim were found--an indication that suggests mystery and feeds speculation among local residents."
The following day, Tuesday, June 25, 2002, "As occurred in Durazno...another cow has been found dead with perfect cauterized incisions on its head and sides. Its tongue and salivary glands had been removed, along with its mammaries, rectum, part of the large intestine and genitalia."
"This time it occurred in Cardona, in the Department (state) of Soriano, according to Hipolito Tapie, Director of Livestock Health of the Ministry of Livestock and Agriculture. Tapie reported that specialists from (Uruguay's) Secretary of State had already drawn samples from the two animals found dead in Uruguay."
"'Our own specialists went to extract samples in order to submit them to lab analysis in the hopes of discovering something,' Tapie added, 'We don't have much because only a single animal was found in Durazno. The same is happening in Cardona. Just a single animal.'" (See the June 25, 2002 broadcast of Uruguay's Radio El Espectador. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria Coluchi para esas noticias.)
MUTILATION COUNT HITS 170 IN ARGENTINA
Argentina's wave of cattle mutilations continued without letup last week. Dead and mutilated cows were found in nine provinces ranging from Entre Rios in the north to Chubut in the south. The mutilation total has reached 170.
On Friday, June 21, 2002, "in southern Buenos Aires province," farmers discovered the carcass "of a 9-month-old, 250-kilogram Aberdeen Angus calf showing signs of mutilation."
"At Digue, north of Bahia Blanca, the toll has risen to nine dead and mutilated bovines."
"At La Pampa, 10 kilometers (6 miles) southeast of Abramo, a shorthorn cow was found with its jaw, tongue and udders mutilated, according to Edgar Suarez, the officer in charge of the local constabulary."
"Cattle rancher Oscar Alvarez, the animal's owner, also reported an Aberdeen Angus and a Hereford cow, both mutilated in a similar fashion."
"A dead cow also turned up in Jacinto Arauz," the site of a similar mutilation three weeks ago.
"In the department of Lihuel Cahuel, on the border of Rio Negro province, a four-year-old Aberdeen Angus cow was found mutilated in a San Laureano pasture field belonging to Ricardo Lavandera."
On Thursday, June 20, 2002, "the remains of a cow showing signs of mutilation were found in the community of Maria Grande. The animal had its tail sliced off along with its genitalia, masticatory muscles and tongue. It was also further reported that the animal had been dead for two or three days."
Also that day, "an animal showing the same signs or cuts was found in a pasture of the Diamante region. The Diamante case was found in a field located near Costa Grande and belonging to Adriana Trossero, as reported by local veterinarians to the police, who immediately ordered that analyses be performed on the animal."
"The day before yesterday (i.e. Thursday, June 20, 2002) it was in Gobernador Ugarte, 25 de Mayo and in Bolivar. Today (Saturday, June 22, 2002) it was Roque Perez's turn. In a field 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the city (Roque Perez) towards the south along the Camino Real, Pedro Conserna, 79, a cattleman who had lived in the vicinity for 51 years with his son, Abel, and the family" raising Aberdeen Angus cows, reported a mutilation.
"The Conserna family told" the Argentinian newspaper La Manana "that they weren't startled at first, considering that a storm front had gone past and 'we thought a bolt of lightning may have killed them.' But later they revealed that 'there is a suggestion of the inexplicable because we noticed the absence of udders, tongues, eyes and ears in all three cases. It's also curious that the incisions appear to have been made with a sharp, hot object,' they added."
Meanwhile, in La Pampa province, "eight more mutilated animals were found Friday (June 21, 2002) at Lots 2 and 22 of the Department of Curaco, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Puelches. This was confirmed by Deputy Sheriff Omar Martinez."
"Two of the carcasses were found on Lot 22 in a field owned by Augusto Valdome," and the remains "are that of two cows missing genitalia, an eye, an ear and part of the jawbone."
"Furthermore, two additional cows and a calf were found on a field, also on Lot 22, owned by Julio Rogge. The first two were missing the same organs as in the foregoing (Valdome) case but the calf was missing its lungs, heart and entrails."
"In a third field, police officers discovered three cows in a pasture on Lot 2, owned by Sara Aguerre. The carcasses were also missing the genitals, udders, ears, eyes and showed deep cuts on their jawbones."
"Deputy Sheriff Martinez noted that the remains of the calf's head found on Rogge's field will be sent to the National University of La Pampa's School of Veterinary Medicine. The police took the sample due to the strange bluish discoloration found (on the calf's head--S.C.)."
In the northwest, near Santiago del Estero, "the police precinct of Garza confirmed yesterday (Saturday, June 22, 2002) the discovery of a heifer with its parts sectioned off. The event occurred under unknown circumstances and the incisions recall those now seen on a daily basis in the fields of the provinces of La Pampa and Buenos Aires."
"The animal was found yesterday in a hilly region of the place known as Quimilioj, in the department of San Martin, by a local resident, Joaquin Lemos. 'The cow apparently died two days ago (June 20, 2002), and it was found that some of the cow's body parts were missing, apparently its eyes and udders, reported police."
"'There appears to be no putrefaction and, while carrion birds presumably approached the animal, they did not touch it,' added the police source."
"Meanwhile, police from Precinct 38 of Garza maintained in its report to authorities in the (provincial) capital that no tire tracks or footprints were found near the animal, nor anything that could suggest the presence of cattle rustlers."
"In Darregueria, Guillermo Garcia, foreman of a pasture field in Susana Torres in the Puan district, found the head of a calf protruding from its mother's abdomen. Both cow and calf had been mutilated and were missing tongues, eyes and ears."
Elsewhere in northern Argentina, the mutilation flap hit high gear in the province of Entre Rios. "Two new cases increased the death toll in Entre Rios to 16. The breakdown of what is known so far about the mutilated animals in the province is as follows: one in Lucas Sud Primera (dept. of Villeguay); two in Aldea Asuncion (dept. of Gulaleguay); one in Costa Grande and another in Las Cuevas (dept. of Diamante); one at Pedro Vallejos (dept. of La Paz); one at Sola (dept. of Rosario del Tala); two in the Third District of Gulaleguay, one in Hasenkamp, two at Santa Luisa and two in Maria Grande Segunda."
"Two new mutilated cow cases were made known at this time, having occurred in the department of Nogoya. One of the animals was found at Laurencena and the other at Seccion Urquiza."
Veterinarian Pablo Seeling "notified his superiors of the discovery, recalling that the Laurencena case involved 'a bull missing part of its testicles and tongue, which had been extracted in a very special (unusual) way.'"
"'What makes these characteristics special is the fact that one must have a special scalpel or something to make a cut as clean as the one on the animal. I don't want to think about aliens or anything, but I wonder how one could make such a precise incision,'" Seeling said. "'I made an incision with my scalpel next to the existing one, and it was completely different.'"
Seeling "noted that in any event the animal had been dead for about five days, and its flesh looked 'like what one would find in the butcher's shop. (i.e. fresh and unspoiled--J.T.) This was something that attracted our attention immediately.'"
(See the following Argentinian newspapers: El Tribuno of Salta for June 21, 2002, "Another dead cow found in Maria Grande;" La Manana for June 22, 2002, "Cattle mutilations extend to Roque Perez;" La Arena of Santa Rosa, La Pampa for June 23, 2002, "Eight more cases in Puelches;" El Liberal of Santiago del Estero for June 23, 2002, "Heifer killed in Garza;" El Diario de Parana for June 26, 2002, "Two more mutilation cases in Entre Rios" and the TELAM News Agency report for June 22, 2002. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, Gloria Coluchi, Alicia Rossi y Proyecto Catent para todos los articulos de diario sobre esas noticias.)
FIRST SHEEP MUTILATION OCCURS IN ARGENTINA
"A pregnant sheep was found 'hollowed out' in Coronel Pringles, 120 kilometers (72 miles) north of Bahia Blanca," in southern Buenos Aires province in Argentina.
"The animal found dead at Coronel Pringles was 'a very pregnant sheep with cuts in the jawbone and missing its tongue and an eye,' according to veterinarian Alberto Sensi, who inspected it on the property of Juan Carlos Ibarguren, some 85 kilometers (52 miles) from the provincial seat."
"'We found no tracks or footprints, and the rest of the herd was very far from the hill on which we found the dead animal,'" Sensi reported. (See the TELAM News Agency report for June 25, 2002. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Projecto Condor para esas noticias.)
ANOTHER HORSE REPORTED MUTILATED IN ARGENTINA
"A racehorse of the Quarter Horse breed belonging to stables at Choele Choel" in Argentina's Rio Negro province "was found dead with strange mutilations."
"Veterinarian Carlos Montobbio, who certified the case, reported that the horse was missing an eye and part of its tongue, but no incisions on the maxillary (jaw) had been performed. It had also been castrated and a significant part of its small intestine and rectum had been removed."
"'It was as though it had been hollowed out from within,' a police source reported."
Montobbio "dismissed the possibility of an attack by 'yellow-jacket' wasps," saying, "'The surgical incisions presented on the animals cannot have been made by insects. The wounds were cauterized.'"
"This case, unlike others occurred 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) from the causeway connecting Choele Choel with the island." (See the Argentinian newspapers La Nueva Provincia of Bahia Blanca for June 27, 2002, "Second horse is mutilated," and Diario Rio Negro for June 24, 2002, "Another horse found dead in Choele Choel rural area." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria Coluchi para esos articulos de diario.)
MUTILATION SCARE CLAIMS WILD ANIMALS, TOO
Argentina's wild animals have also been claimed by the strange wave of mutilations sweeping that South American country.
In Chubut province, in the far south of Argentina, "a guanaco (a small llama--J.T.) showing signs of mutilation on its jaw, anus, ear and one eye was found on the beach at Punta Pardelas, on the Valdes Peninsula, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of Rawson."
"The report came from a rural foreman and was made to the Sheriff's Office at Puerto Piramide, which, in turn, notified the authorities of (the province of) Chubut, who sent a team of experts from the Provincial Conservation Agency."
(Editor's Comment: Puerto Piramide...Spanish for Port Pyramid. How's that for a Fortean lexilink?)
"The agency's director, Nestor Garcia, who headed the delegation, stated that the case was identical to the cow and sheep mutilations in" the provinces of La Pampa, Rio Negro, Buenos Aires and Entre Rios. "Garcia noted that 'what is strange is that there are no tracks to be found in the vicinity, except for the animal's own tracks on the beach during its last minutes of life.'"
"'I can't determine how long the animal had been there, but it could be that it has been longer than three days. This will depend on the autopsy performed by specialists from the Centro Nacional Patagonico (National Center for Patagonia), headquartered in Puerto Madryn, where we took the carcass,' he explained."
The next day, Monday, June 24, 2002, "another dead guanaco was found 5 kilometers (3 miles) north of Puerto Piramide with mutilated ears, missing an eye and with no sign of any tracks around it."
Then came the report of "the discovery in Rio Colorado of a wild boar showing strange incisions."
"Cattleman Nestor Soule, owner of a ranch 55 kilometers (33 miles) from Rio Colorado, in the department of Pichimahuida, found the boar last Sunday (June 23, 2002) near a gully. The animal, he explained, had geometrically perfect incisions and was missing the anus, tongue and jaw. To the surprise of the rancher and the foreman accompanying him, the animal was still soft in spite of the minus 14 Centigrade temperature (17 degrees Fahrenheit) recorded on the thermometer."
"'It's impossible that an animal could remain in this condition after death and after such cold, but I was surprised not to find any tracks nearby,' said Soule. the rancher chose not to file a police report but did put the boar carcass in his pickup truck to show his neighbors. He later left it in the wilderness."
"'Due to its traits, a boar is an animal that is able to smell any living creature at quite a distance...that is why it flees at the slightest sign of any peril,' Soule explained, 'I'm not a researcher or anything similar, and that's why I don't know what to say. But this is strange and I never saw anything like it before." (See the Argentinian newspapers El Chubut for June 25, 2002, "Strange phenomenon reaches Chubut: two guanacos mutilated," and La Nueva Provincia of Bahia Blanca for June 27, 2002. Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales, Gloria Coluchi, Christian Quintero de Projector Condor y tambien Proyecto Catent para esos articulos de diario.)
UFOs SIGHTED IN TWO PROVINCES OF ARGENTINA
"Several residents" of Carhue, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, "claimed to have seen strange lights related to the presence of UFOs."
"Manuel Alesso and Raul Blengio, two rural cattlemen owning property in the Paraje Cilley area, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Carhue. They saw these lights in the same way as did other witnesses in different parts of the province."
"'Between 7:30 and 8 p.m., I was touring the fields of Arroyo Venado when I saw two lights to the northeast,' said Alesso. He added that he stopped his pickup truck and flashed his headlights at the lights. 'The lights began to shine even brighter and seemed to descend, which is why I went over to where Raul (Blengio) was planting and told him to look. The lights were white, round, and gave off a sort of haze,' adding that 'behind the light there was another, less shiny one.'"
"Raul Blengio stated that the lights moved slowly. 'They weren't stars--they were strange moving lights,' explained Alesso, while adding that a third witness accompanying them also saw the lights. 'I'm certain they have something to do with the cattle mutilations,' he added."
Carolina Montenegro, a college student majoring in business administration, "spoke of having a similar experience: 'On Friday night (June 21, 2002), I was in the countryside and, to my surprise, I saw a small light, orange in color and smaller than a star, and at the height (altitude) of said light there were no other stars to be seen. As I watched, the light changed color from orange to red, then to green and then back to orange until, after five minutes, it became smaller and vanished.'"
And up north in Santiago del Estero, "Residents of barrio Santa Rosa de Lima (neighborhood) in the city's northern end contacted (the Argentinian newspaper) El Liberal yesterday (Saturday, June 22, 2002) to report they have been witnessing for the past several nights--in connection with the (UFO) sightings at Fernandez and Ojo de Agua--objects with strange lights in the direction of La Venacha, to the northeast of Santiago del Estero."
"The wave of rumors and UFO sightings are directly related to the appearance of mutilated animals and there are already specialists who point to the presence of 'extraterrestrials' as the parties responsible for these acts."
"Jose Villalva, owner of a local supermarket, stated that his customers are commenting on the presence of these lights in the sky while doing their grocery shopping, while stating that he himself has not seen them."
A UFO "appeared in the sky of Fernandez Robles between (Tuesday) June 11 and (Friday) June 14 (2002) at different nocturnal hours," followed by "a new sighting last Thursday (June 20, 2002) around 9 p.m. Numerous residents of the following neighborhoods--El Norte, 12 de Octubre, Juan Domingo Peron, Camping, Roca and 102 Viviendas--claim having seen the luminous object."
"On said occasion, Marcelo Coronel, a professional mechanic living on the Calle Balcarse (street) in barrio El Norte, witnessed, along with the light of the moon and stars, something similar to 'a headlight surrounded by a red border, which increased and diminished in hue, and moved slowly from the north to the south without making any sound.'"
"Coronel adds that since he was on his way to the Sportivo Club, he followed 'the UFO' in his car 'along the old Route 34.' Once he reached the stadium, he continued to watch the object along with the Gallardo family 'for over 20 minutes until it became lost behind the treeline.'"
Finally, "two girls were hospitalized in Santiago del Estero" as a result of "their sighting of 'multicolored lights' which were also reported by several other residents of the province."
"Young Gabriela, 7, and Miriam del Valle Salto, 13, will remain under observation at the La Banda Children's Hospital" in Santiago del Estero "after the curious sighting." (See the Argentinian newspapers La Nueva Provincia of Bahia Blanca for June 27, 2002, "Lights over Carhue," and El Liberal of Santiago del Estero for June 27, 2002, "UFOs and mutilations at Santiago del Estero." Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria Coluchi para esos articulos de diario.)
(Editor's Comment: As if there wasn't enough going on in Argentina, look who's back in action on the other side of the Andes. Awwwww--you guessed!)
CHUPACABRA CAVORTS ON A ROOFTOP IN CALAMA, CHILE
Chupacabra made his official reappearance last week in Calama, a small city in northern Chile that has been plagued with sightings of the weird creature for the past two-and-a-half years.
"The phenomenon took place in Manuel Rodriguez, a housing complex on the Calle San Antonio" in Calama.
Eyewitness Maria Gavia, an employee of a local daycare center, reported, "It was not a man. It did not look like a person. It resembled an ape and it jumped all over the roof. It passed right in front of my window and then it came back, making all kinds of noise."
"I didn't want to turn on the light, because I was very afraid and my window doesn't have screens. I was afraid that the animal would break in. I cannot explain exactly what happened, all I know is, I was very scared."
"It was after midnight. Suddenly, I heard loud noises coming from the roof. That creature went by my window. It jumped a lot. It made very long jumps, unlike the way a person jumps. Suddenly, I saw my father coming out of the door on the first floor, and the creature jumped. It jumped so far that it landed on top of the neighbor's house. No person can jump so far without first running and gaining momentum. Then it finally left."
"I was able to listen to the neighbors yelling, 'There it is! There it is!' It (the creature) finally ended up across the street. I know this because the dogs across the street began barking and howling. Moments later, there was nothing but silence."
"I had never seen anything like that, as if it was a monkey that jumped on two legs and sometimes three. It was about 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall, perhaps even more, but it was stocky. It made a lot of noise. I could not sleep during the entire night." (See the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Calama for June 23, 2002. Muchas gracias a Dr. Virgilio Sanchez Ocejo y Jaime Ferrer del Centro UFO de Calama para eso articulo de diario.)
THIRD UFO APPEARS OVER VIENNA'S HIETZING DISTRICT
On Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 10:30 p.m., Robin V. was enjoying an evening breeze on her balcony in the Hietzing district of Vienna, the capital of Austria, when she "saw a strange light approaching from the northeast."
"I was sitting on a balcony of my house in Vienna," Robin reported, "A small star barely visible flew slowly overhead. Suddenly, it stopped. Then it became greater (brighter). It grew to the size of the sun and was increasingly a bright bluish-white."
"Then sharply-defined rays shot out from it, and the light surrounded me totally for several seconds. There was no pain or anything other than I just had a great feeling of joy and wellness."
"It (the light beam) ceased immediately, and the thing (UFO) just continued to the east. It returned again after some minutes. Then it continued to the north without showing any further phenomena." (Email Form Report)
(Editor's Comment: Okay, that's the third UFO sighting in Hietzing this year. Last time I was only joking when I asked if there might be "an underground UFO parking garage" under Hietzing. Not any more. To paraphrase a homicide detective of my acquaintance, "That's too many coincidences for one afternoon. What's the big attraction in Hietzing?")
THREE ORANGE UFOs SEEN IN ADELAIDE, S.A.
On Saturday, June 29, 2002, at 8 p.m., Mrs. R.V. received a telephone call from an excited friend, urging her to go outside and look at the night sky above Adelaide, the capital of South Australia state.
"It was a clear, bright, moonlit night," R.V. reported, "I did not see them approach. They were already there when I got a phone call to go out and look. Three bright orange lights lined up across the sky, the first slightly higher, the last slightly lower than the other (middle) but only marginally."
"When I saw them, they were spread out like that, but the person who phoned me said that they were in a > shape when she first saw them and then moved into that (linear) position. They seemed to be moving slowly towards the west, but so slowly that it was hard to tell. They were very evenly spaced across the sky and faded in intensity once or twice while I was watching them."
"They were bright orange, there were three of them, and from where I stood, they were three-eighths of an inch apart. The light across the bottom seemed brighter than that at the top. They appeared cylindrical and may have had a domed top."
"Then, minutes later, I went to phone to new status and they were gone when I got back outside." (Email Form Report)
Concerning the Francisco Marto mini-biography, Portuguese author Joaquim Fernandes writes, "The Francisco evocation is pious enough with the same exaggerated patterns of the foreign writers, who didn't have full access--as we did-- to the sanctuary official archives." (See UFO Roundup, volume 7, number 24 for June 11, 2002, "1908: Unforgettable Francisco Marto," page 7.)
"Their books are confessional and not accurate, based on biased reports and translations: the Ourem administrator's participation is yet rectified, and he is NOT anymore the bad guy."
"Our three research books based on first-hand data are critical and offer a new path to a better look at the Fatima affair."
(Editor's Note: Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada wrote Fatima--Nos Bastidores do Segredo, Ancola Editora, Lisboa, 2002.)
From the UFO Files...
1975: BLACK HELICOPTERS ON THE ATTACK
The current cattle mutilation wave in Argentina and Uruguay had its counterpart twenty-seven years ago, back in 1975, when a wave of mutilations swept from Texas to Colorado. This "flap" was also remarkable in that it was the first widespread appearance of the black helicopters.
In his 1994 book, Black Helicopters Over America, Texas-born author Jim Keith offered a chronology of mutilation events involving black helicopters that took place between January and October of 1975.
"On January 22nd (1975) began a remarkable 'flap' of unmarked helicopters (often equipped with bright spotlights--J.K.) in Texas which would last for three months. The flap began when an unmarked chopper (USA slang for helicopter--J.T.) was observed, circling an area where a possibly-mutilated cow had been found an hour earlier."
"In February (1975), in Wood County, Texas, Mrs. A.D. Cruse heard a loud helicopter circling her house. A mutilated cow was found on the property the following morning."
"Also in February (1975), numerous unidentified choppers were seen in Smith, Gregg, Bosque, Coryell, Hamilton, Camp, Kaufman and Hopkins Counties in Texas."
"February 25th (1975), in Bexar County, Texas, Stanley Jasic spotted a silver helicopter flying at a distance of a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometers) away. A dead, mutilated cow was later found in the area. That same night, there were three sightings of unidentified choppers in Kaufman County, Texas."
In his book, The Choppers...and the Choppers, Thomas R. Adams tracked "mystery helicopters and cattle mutilations" and "informs us that 'The reports of low-flying helicopters spotlighting cattle ended (apparently--J.K.) in May (in Texas--J.K.)."
However, "during April, May, June and July of 1975, unmarked mystery choppers were sighted in Marshall County, Kansas and in at least three instances in Alamosa County, Colorado. Now that the Texas flap had ended, mystery helicopter sightings suddenly went wild in Colorado in May 1975." (Editor's Note: Alamosa County was also the site in 1967 of the first puzzling horse mutilation in the USA. The mare's name was Lady, but the event became widely known as "the Snippy case.")
"On the 29th of May (1975), in Elbert County, Colorado, a sighting of an unmarked chopper was also linked to a cattle mutilation."
"Three girls on horseback were also chased by a helicopter on July 17th (1975) in El Paso County, Colorado, with a large number of chopper sightings taking place at the same time. Editor-publisher John Hines took a photo of a mystery chopper the same night as the horseback chase. This area was to be the center of a great deal of cattle mutilation activity during the year 1975."
"On July 23rd (1975) in Elbert County, Colorado, Undersheriff Bill Waugh observed a silent helicopter through his binoculars. The same night, a search was undertaken by the police for a mystery chopper which appeared and reappeared in Teller County (Colorado). Within recent weeks of these events, there had been 40 incidents of cattle mutilation in Teller County."
"August of 1975 was also the beginning of a 'Montana flap' and, by May of 1976, there were at least 130 reports of helicopters and unidentified craft which had been observed in that state."
"In September of 1975, there were over 40 sightings of unmarked choppers in Colorado, the incidents often occurring in areas where cattle mutilations were taking place."
"In early September of 1975, a family in Rio Grande County, Colorado observed a helicopter with something which looked like a 'litter basket' hanging underneath it. The following day, a mutilated bull was found nearby where the sighting had taken place, suggesting that the 'litter basket' arrangement may have had something to do with the lifting or transporting of cattle."
"October 1975 saw a continuance of the Colorado flap, with a minimum of 30 sightings being reported in the state."
"On the 3rd of October (1975) in Weston County, Wyoming, Raymond 'Spud' Jones and some of his neighbors woke up hearing a 'high-pitched whine, like a jet turbine starting.' On October 6th (1975), Jones found the mutilated carcass of one of his cows in a nearby pasture."
During the same period, "in Washington County, Colorado, ranchers were reporting numerous mystery choppers and their connections to cattle mutilations. A rancher's daughter, at home by herself, observed a chopper flying over a field approximately 100 yards (90 meters) from her home. She described the sound of the chopper as 'muffled.' A dead cow was later found on the ranch."
The main difference between the USA's cattle mutilation flap of 1975 and today's flap in Argentina and Uruguay has been the absence of black helicopter sightings in those two South American nations. (See the books Black Helicopters Over America by Jim Keith, IllumiNet Press, Lilburn, Ga., 1994, pages 20, 21, 24, 25, 26 and 27, and The Choppers...and the Choppers by Thomas R. Adams, Project Sigma, Paris, Tex., 1978, pages 6 through 21.)
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