Are Extraterrestrials Wreaking Havoc On the Range?
Colorado ufologist Chuck Zukowski is in the news again. On May 20, Denver, Colorado television station KDVR aired a special called “Rocky Mountain Mysteries,” one segment of which focuses on a case Zukowski investigated last year in Westin, Colorado.
Zukowski has appeared on numerous radio and television programs over the years, speaking as a recognized authority on the phenomenon known as “cattle mutilation” or, more generally, “animal mutilation.” If you don’t know anything about Zukowski’s particular field of study, consider yourself lucky … and prepare to be grossed out …(really: this gets a bit graphic, so consider yourselves warned - ed.)
For decades, farmers and cattle ranchers around the world have been reporting to authorities that parties unknown have been culling their herds in a manner most grisly. Cattle and other domestic animals (horses, goats and so on), healthy one day, turn up dead the next, their eyes removed, rectums cored, reproductive organs amputated and udders snipped with surgical precision.
This is the “mutilation” part of the moniker, be it cattle or otherwise.
In some cases, even the largest of these poor beasts appear to have been dropped from great heights, breaking tree branches as they’ve fallen to the ground. Their carcasses have been exsanguinated (drained of blood) and no blood or tracks of any kind – animal, mechanical or human – can be found at the scene of the crime.
Yet police avoid these cases, despite the fact that ranchers whose livestock are killed in this way suffer huge financial losses. Because there's no evidence of human involvement, police have nothing to go on.
Ufologists argue that extraterrestrials are responsible for animal mutilation. Experts on the other side of the fence say that predators and insects are to blame, maybe even the military. Ranchers say that predators and insects are incapable of causing the kind of damage being done.
I cast my vote for the military. They’re capable of anything.
Red Star Films has produced an excellent documentary on the phenomenon. Watch it here.
(Or, if you prefer, watch Magical Trevor disappear cows more humanely here.)