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Cattle mutilation conspiracy involves dismemberment of cattle, removal of biological parts, and blood draining.[1] A notable spike in the event occurred from 1974 to 1978 across the midwest in the United States,[2] continuing into 1983. Blamed on devil-worshipers, no one had been apprehended for trespassing, or damages to livelihood.


1 Jan 1975

“The parts listed as missing have been the sexual organs, ears, lips, and udders, and in some instances, the blood from the animals was considered “completely drained”.—FBI-SAC, Minneapolis

Devil-worshiping witchcraft cults ravaged the midwest, from 1974 to 1978, according to the US Senate, the FBI, and local sheriff departments.[3]

In January 1975, the FBI sought professional help on the matter, consulting with Dr. Don Wilson, chief, Mammalogy Section, US Fish and wildlife services, Washington D.C. In response to a “three-state area” cattle mutilation request for research by SAC, Minneapolis, Dr. Don Wilson assured the FBI that “the circumstances set forth in referenced airtel are consistent with natural phenomena.”[1] The FBI, satisfied with this answer, forwarded it to other SAC requests for research.


By September 1975, the FBI concluded that the midwest cattle mutilations happening across Minnesota, North and South Dakota, to Colorado, in 1975 alone, was not in their jurisdiction. The FBI made it very clear to the Denver Post, “If the FBI were to enter an investigation merely because someone felt we should, we would soon be categorized as a national police force.”[4]

The Denver Post was receptive to the FBI’s response and expressed sincere appreciation for the FBI’s visit to the newspaper’s office on September 4th, 1975. The FBI was so pleased with the Denver Post now having a better understanding of the FBI’s “limited jurisdiction” over state-wide cattle mutilations, that they extented an invitation to the Post’s representatives to come visit the Denver FBI office, which they readily accepted.[4]

The FBI’s personal visit to the Denver Post was in response to their running a newspaper article the day before that said, “The incidents are too widespread—and potentially dangerous to public order—to ignore. Narrow interpretations of the FBI’ role is vis-a-vis state authority are not adequate to the need. There’s already federal involvement...Killings and mutilations of livestock have been occuring in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas—not just in Colorado... Senator Haskell should keep the pressure on the FBI...And if the FBI resists successfully, the senator should go to Congress to get the sort of attention these alarming incidents deserve.”— Denver Post, 3 Sep 1975.[4]

Haskell did respond in concern.

And the FBI resisted successfully.


FBI Records: The Vault
“Animal/Cattle Mutilation In the mid-1970s, reports of scattered animal mutilations in western and mid-western states concerned many people. The FBI was asked to investigate, but was unable to do so because of a lack of jurisdiction (except when such mutilations were found on Indian lands). These files consist mainly of press clippings and correspondence concerning the issues between 1974 and 1978.”


US Senate
A “series of incidents stretching from Oklahoma to Nebraska in which cattle have been dissmembered in some kind of witchcraft cult.”—Carl Curtis, United States Senate, Washington DC, 4 September 1974