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Since ancient times, man claims to have seen several UFOs. Many believe such stories, while others ignore what they see as crazy. The FBI declassified a document in 2009 that contains police reports as well as newspaper and magazine clippings on a case that – to this day – brings much controversy: the case of cattle mutilation in cities and states such as Nebraska, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, and North and South Dakota between 1974 and 1978. During these four years, around two hundred animal mutilation cases were reported in 9 states all with similar -and really weird- patterns.
These mutilations were mainly seen on bovines, but also on animals such as horses, sheep, dogs and cats. They all had strange incisions in their genital areas as well as in other body parts like the nose, lips and udders. Besides these, there was a component that added a certain mystery. The FBI declassified document says that “in some instances, the blood from the animals was completed drained.” So, the mutilated animal capillaries were found without any blood, which would not have happened if they had been attacked by predators. Besides, what kind of predator could have surgically removed the genitals of a cow?
There was a lot of speculation about what was causing these attacks. As seen in documents of that time, veterinarians believed that it could have been the attack of other animals such as foxes. But time passed by and no one found an explanation, so the FBI began to shuffle various theories on the origin of these attacks, such as satanic cults or pranksters.
But everything changed when in Morgan County, Colorado, several people reported that they saw something that looked like a helicopter flying around the areas where dead animals were found. There were some reports that say that strange people wearing black suits were piloting those choppers.
Agent Gabriel Valdez studied one of the mutilated cows and discovered 40 cm marks that were dug into the ground where the animal was found; these marks formed a triangle shape. It seemed that an airship landed there, caught the cow, killed her, and landed back where the dead cow was found. Below traces of an oily substance, the grass was charred and radiation levels were much higher than normal.
Several people reported that they were chased by a similar helicopter. These events began to extend to other states, so police started to consider the possibility that they were UFOs. The declassified documents feature letters from some senators to the FBI asking for help.
Things got weirder when police found other patterns in the animal attacks. For example, animals did not fight to resist. We can take a look at the cases that took place on frozen ground, where there were no footprints found around the bodies. It seemed like animals were captured from the air and then dropped from there. Even weirder is the fact that police found some cuts that implied the use of scalpel or a sort of laser.
Citizens started to get frustrated with authority and could not wait any more, so they armed themselves to protect their livestock, their families and themselves. It seems that it scared whatever was preying on the animals because the attacks stopped, but to this day no one knows what was really going on.