Animal mutilation

CODEX Entry 7010: Cattle mutilation


This is defined as, usually bloodless, corpses of cows, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, and deer which are found with similar bloodless excisions; often an ear, eyeball, jaw flesh, tongue, lymph nodes, genitals and rectum are removed. There are rarer cases of exotic animals or even human.

The earliest documented outbreak occurred in 1606 “…about the city of London and some of the shires adjoining. Whole slaughters of sheep have been made, in some places to number 100, in others less, where nothing is taken from the sheep but their tallow and some inward parts, the whole carcasses, and fleece remaining still behind. There are additional accounts from England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A 1979 FBI report¹, “Operation Animal Mutilation”, indicated that, according to investigations by the New Mexico State Police, there had been an estimated 8,000 mutilations in Colorado. However, during the 8 months of the investigation, cases moved north into the Calgary area of Canada.

Many cases of mutilation have been reported worldwide chiefly in the Americas and Australia. In South America, an estimated 3,500 incidents have occurred since 2002, though very few cases are actually reported².

There is often an absence of tracks or footprints around the site of the carcass, even the animal’s own tracks seem to disappear. However, in some cases, strange markings have been seen.

Laboratory reports carried out on some mutilated animals have shown unusually low levels of vitamins in tissue samples, and the presence of chemicals not normally found in animals³. “Classic” mutilations involve the removal of the rectum and sex organs with what appeared to be “a sharp and precise instrument”. Internal organs appear to have been damaged by some aggressive blood extraction methodology that involves chemicals. Samples from the animal’s livers often exhibit an unusual absence of specific minerals, with any remaining blood containing anticoagulants.

In 1975 a forester in Idaho reported seeing a group of people in black hooded robes. Several cattle were found mutilated in the area the following day4. And a motorist in the same area reported to police that some 15 masked individuals formed a roadblock with linked arms, forcing him to turn around5. Law enforcement agents in several nearby states and provinces had also reported evidence implicating cults in cattle mutilations.

Two police witnesses claimed to have encountered several men in an unmarked U.S. Army helicopter in 1976. The witnesses confirmed that after a heated exchange, cattle mutilations in the region ceased for about five years. In 1979, three police officers in New Mexico, reported a strange craft hovering around a site following a wave of alleged mutilation which claimed 16 cows. The reports of “helicopter” involvement have been used to explain why some cattle appear to have been “dropped” from considerable heights. There were further “black helicopter” sightings near mutilation sites through-out the next decade. By 1990 upwards of 350 unregistered helicopter reports in and around mutilation sites had been documented.

Local folklore also attributed the mutilations to chupacabras that look like biped large lizards that steal blood.




¹ Animal Mutilation Project, FBI, Released under FOIA
² O’Brien C, Stalking the Herd
³ Operation Cattle Mutilation, Section 4
4 Donovan Roberta, Mystery Stalks the Prairie
5 D. Albers, Michael, The Terror