Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 7, Number 27
July 2, 2002
Editor: Joseph Trainor
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
(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
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
"'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
"'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
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
(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
"'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
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
"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
"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
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
"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
(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
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
"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
"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
(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
"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
"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
"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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