THE OCT. 9th, 2006 VALIER, MONTANA
MUTILATION INVESTIGATION

On October 9, 2006, Valier (pronounced VA-LEER), Montana cattle rancher John Peterson and his wife discovered that one of their Black Angus cows had been left mutilated in a pasture, alongside a road near their ranch.  (The Peterson's later learned that a neighboring farmer had spotted the dead cow during the previous day.  He didn't bring it to their attention, however, because a dead cow is not an unusual thing to see on cattle ranches once in a while).

John waited a couple of days thinking over what his next step should be.  He had a neighbor who had once lost a cow to a mutilation.  In fact, the towns of Valier, Depuyer, and Conrad have a long recorded history of the phenomenon.  But here he was looking at a $1,200 -$1,300 loss, that was not even covered by insurance.

Besides that, he was faced with having to dispose of a carcass, that for some reason the predators refused to approach, he became frustrated and reached out for his boyhood friend, and Pondera (pon-der-ray) county Sheriff Tom Kuka.

Sheriff Kuka arrived on the scene of the mutilation on October 11, 2006, to conduct an initial investigation into the matter.  The following day, he returned to where the cow lay dead and, armed with a Geiger counter, camera, and evidence kits, Kuka collected samples, took photographs, and recorded measurements.  He was well prepared for the task at hand.

 

The following photographs are bering made available to the public to encourage a scientific dialog regarding animal mutilations occurring on the Rocky Mountain Western Front in the state of Montana. John Rhodes and Sheriff Tom Kuka encourage anyone with additional evidence having to do with cattle mutilations in Montana, to contact the Pondera County Sheriff's Office.

 

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This seven-year-old, healthy cow #62 was lying on her right side,
next to the pasture fence, several yards from the two-way dirt road.


Photograph 2006 - Tom Kuka - Pondera County Sheriff's Office.
 


It's left cheek was missing, and the flesh was peeled to the bone.
 

 

The entire udder was cut from the body with surgical precision and a small
mound of dirt was discovered gathered at the cow's north exposed underside.
(The carcass may have been moving in a northerly direction when it hit the ground).

Photograph 2006 - Tom Kuka - Pondera County Sheriff's Office.

 


The vaginal area and rectum were cored out in one piece.
Within hours of the discovery, the cow's entrails were ejected
due to natural internal bloating pressure.

 
Photograph 2006 - Tom Kuka - Pondera County Sheriff's Office.
 

Not a single drop of blood fluid has been found on scene,
and no trace blood was found outside the perimeter of the cuts.

The cow's left eyeball did not contain any fluid.
 

There were no animal tracks, shoe or boot prints, or vehicle tracks in the dirt surrounding the cow.

The nearby fence, running parallel to the road, had no signs of tampering.

There appears to be a low force impact area,
suggesting that the cow was dropped from an unknown height.

Photograph 2006 - Tom Kuka - Pondera County Sheriff's Office.
 

There was a strange, three foot long "V-shaped" wedge cut into the ground
running parallel to the head and five feet above it to the southeast.


ANOTHER VIEW

Photograph 2006 - Tom Kuka - Pondera County Sheriff's Office.

Black Angus Cow #62 was valued at over $1000, making
the mutilation a Felony Criminal Mischief offense.


News regarding Cattle lost to these clandestine bovine surgeries gets around fast in the local farming communities of Valier and Depuyer. It was not long before the Great Falls Tribune article appeared about John Peterson's mutilated cow, and the story hit the wires and was re-published in the Helena Independent Record. CryptoHunter John Rhodes and his associate visited Valier to inspect the cow, interview John Peterson, Sheriff Kuka, and other local residents about the incident.

It had been almost five weeks since Black Angus Cow Number 62 had been discovered mutilated on Peterson's land near Valier.  But, despite the fact that the cow had been dead for some time, the carcass was remarkably well preserved.

On the night of November 17th, 2006, Rhodes and John Peterson thoroughly examined the cow at night, with a portable black light, to see if there were any florescent geometrical marks on the corpse. No unusual visible markings in the UV range were discovered. (UV markings have been found on some cattle in mutilation cases outside Montana).

The following morning, Rhodes met with Peterson and Tom Kuka.  He conducted on-camera interviews and carried out various field tests while at the crime scene.  Rhodes examined the carcass, obtained samples, and is currently working to arrange scientific examination of the physical samples in search of anomalous trace evidence.  Results of tests will be made public when they have been received.

Stay tuned to this page for updates!

GEORGE NOORY INTERVIEWED JOHN RHODES
AND PONDERA COUNTY SHERIFF TOM KUKA
THURSDAY, NOV. 30th, 2006
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The Pondera County mutilation event earmarked a possible return of a cyclic phenomena that has gripped this region of America since the 1950's.  Some sixty-plus years and dozens of mutilations later, the criminals who have engaged in these costly experimentations remain undiscovered and active.

Rumors as to the identity of these nefarious and mysterious high-tech criminals run the gamut:  Some people believe that corporate pharmaceutical black operations groups are conducting tests on animals.  These highly trained quick interaction teams are said to be targeting specific animals, injecting them with undetermined substances, releasing them into the field, then retrieving their bodies after they have been grazing for some time. 

It has also been proposed that the perpetrators of these mutilations are using noise canceling rotor helicopters or some sort of electromagnetic propulsion craft to abduct their animal targets. It is further theorized that the cows are transported to another location, where they undergo an operation, then are returned to their grazing pastures.

As far as the media is concerned, multated animals such as this are due to Satanic cult activity, pranksters or simply the result of predators tearing away at the animal. While this slant completely ignores the scientific data gathered at the classic mutilation crime scenes,  it serves its purpose in providing audiences and subscribers an "opt out" false sense of security. (After all, what they don't know won't hurt them, right?)

Many upstanding community members across northwestern Montana, some of whom have themselves lost livestock to these puzzling criminal activities, are not buying the mainstream media's smirk and chuckle sign-offs to mutilation stories anymore.  They would like to know who or what is targeting their property and terrorizing their ranching and farming communities.

DID YOU KNOW THAT, BEFORE HE WAS GOVERNOR OF MONTANA,
BRIAN SCHWEITZER HAD HIS OWN CATTLE MUTILATION?

IN A NEW YORK TIMES INTERVIEW (9/17/01), HE SAID THE BRAND INSPECTOR SAID HIS MUTILATED COW WAS NOTHING MORE THAT THE VICTIM OF A LIGHTNING STIKE. BRIAN SAID THERE WAS NO LIGHTNING THAT NIGHT and that IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS DONE WITH INSTRUMENTS! HE NOT ARGUE THE BRAND INSPECTOR'S DISMISSIVE COMMENT ANY FURTHER (He has yet to take action as governor of Montana to help find funding for investigations into these myterious, ongoing felonies).


So that leaves local law enforcement on the front lines of this continuing horror show. Armed with crude forensic equipment and cameras, they obtain samples for analysis, and take pictures of the scene. Since their budgetary restraints do not allow for forensic analysis of materials not related to human crimes, the investigations are sometimes turned over to MT Fish, Game, and Wildlife authorities.

Despite the fact that ranchers and farmers, people who deal with predators their entire lives, say there is no possible way that these incisions were made by animals, the samples provided to official Wildlife 'experts' are often returned with the official findings of "Death By Predator." When intelligent, down-to-earth, law enforcement officers receive these official conclusions, they realize that their efforts have been stonewalled. While the threat of continuing investigation into cow deaths was not direct, the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Game's absurd and insulting conclusions are perceived as a proverbial "wink-and-nod" to drop investigations. 

With no official avenues left to them, law enforcement officers are then forced to seek forensic analysis of the "mutilated" animals in the private sector.  Unfortunately, lab work, private sector professional consultation, and forensic equipment is too expensive for most rural law enforcement departments and independent researchers.  In the majority of mutilation cases, the evidence gets forwarded to "experts" in mutilation phenomena, who may or may not have access to equipment and research professionals, or it sits gathering dust in some tucked away, cardboard box.

John Rhodes hopes to help effect a positive change by generating interest in the phenomena that results in the discovery of who or what is responsible for the destruction of Cow #62 and other animals like her.  We welcome and appreciate all feedback from those who endeavor to further educate themselves and others.

 
 
 
UPDATE

After a necropsy (post mortem medical examination) of Cow # 62's skull was performed by a qualified veterinarian, it was sent to a taxidermist to be prepared for long term preservation.  With permission from the rancher, John Rhodes made the skull available for public auction.

This was the first classical animal mutilation evidence ever offered for public sale! 

The money raised from this unique auction was provided to rancher John Peterson and his family.

 

 

This image is of the skull after it was polished by the taxidermist.

 

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