Saturday, 10 November 2018

UFO News Article:
“Mutilations – what’s the answer? -
Predators …or UFOs?”

2 November 1980
(The Greeley Daily Tribune, Colorado)

Sources: U.F.O. Newsclipping Service, Plumerville, Arkansas and

Quote from the article (Page 19):
“The call comes into the sheriff’s office shortly after 8 a.m. on a bright, sunny, summer morning. The caller is a rancher from a remote part of the county. He tells the sheriff or a member of the investigations department of the sheriff’s office that he has just found a cow in a pasture a mile or so away from the home headquarters of the ranch.

The cow has been mutilated.

That scene has been repeated thousands of times over the past five to six years in at least 40 states and foreign countries, according to David Perkins, director of Animal Mutilations Probe, based in Farisita, about 20 miles northwest of Walsenburg in south-central Colorado.

Perkins is one of a handful of private investigators who has devoted countless hours in the investigation of the mysterious circumstances surrounding mutilations. County sheriffs in most States west of the Mississippi River have put in several hundred hours probing the incidets, which usually involve a cow with part or all of the senses organs, i.e., an eye, the tongue, and an ear, as well as the reproductive organs, missing.

Usually, there is no sign of struggle, the body will be void of blood and there will be no blood where the animals have been cut. And there are no tracks around the animal, other than its own.

Predators often don’t touch the carcass of the animal, and, in some cases, the carcass seems to decompose much faster than what is normal.

Evidence is scarce.

One outcome of the New Mexico conference (a three-day convention in Albuquerque in April 1979) was a $50,000 government grant to study mutilations. A retired FBI investigator spent not quite a year investigating and determined that animals died of natural causes. Predators were deemed responsible for the disfigurations on the carcasses.

Perkins and (Tom) Adams disputed the conclusion, suggesting instead that unidentified flying objects are involved.

Adams has compiled a catalog of some 200 mutilation incidents that involved flying objects. Some sightings on Adams’ list occurred in northern Colorado in 1975.

On the night of Aug. 21, 1975, officers from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department spent more than five hours chasing unidentified aircraft. The chase began when a helicopter sighting was reported at about 10 p.m. near Stoneham, in extreme eastern Weld.

During the next five hours reports of similar sightings ranged from north of New Raymer, to Merino, Peetz, and Kimball and Bushnell, Neb. The sightings finally died out early the morning of Aug. 22 near Carpenter, Wyo.

On Aug. 25, 1975, more ‘helicopter’ sightings were reported and a mutilated yearling heifer was discovered in Adams County.

On Sept. 3, 1975, the Weld Sheriff’s Department received a report of helicopter sightings northeast of Cornish and when officers responded, at least five distinctive aircraft were sighted, with at least two believed to be helicopters.

At approximately the same time, a New Raymer rancher reported seeing a helicopter land in an arroyo on his ranch. The craft was later seen taking off and leaving the area, flying in a northwest direction.

The next morning, Sept. 4, 1975, a mutilated heifer was discovered near Briggsdale, just north of Cornish.”

The article also reports on the animal mutilation investigation work of Dr. Henry Montheith, engineering physicist at Sandia Labs, a government research area in New Mexico. Montheith revealed that Soviet scientists had queried him about his animal mutilation investigations.

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