The cattle mutilation phenomenon is a 50-year-old puzzle. Who or what is behind the death and disfigurement of livestock reported as mutilated around the globe? In the first half, researcher Christopher O'Brien
joined Richard Syrett
to discuss his in-depth examination and analysis of this complex, multi-layered mystery while scrutinizing the various explanations that have been proposed over the years, along with new theories that have chilling implications. O’Brien has found reports of animal mutilations as early as 1605 in England. Most of his research has taken place in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, which has historically been ground zero for anomalous animal mutilations. From his 28 years of investigation, O’Brien feels that "there is is no one-size fits all explanation" that explains all of the features of mutilation cases that he has researched or personally investigated.
There is small percentage of "high strange" cases which seem to defy explanation, such as a calf that was found with its brain removed (with no obvious opening from which it was taken) its spine taken out, and the heart and liver removed and placed back inside the body cavity. According to O’Brien, the vast majority of the cases he has seen can be attributed to human activity, but that the motivations remain hidden. O’Brien has noticed that most mutilations seem to occur downstream and downwind from areas of radioactive contamination, which he believes may be an important clue. He leaves open the possibility of alien activity, but also suspects that "the cause is terrestrial, if not more terrestrial than we are," referring to "some sort of supernatural predator" that may be as old or older than the human race.