On September 21, 1967 Harry King went to the fence to give Nelly Lewis’ prized Appaloosa Horse, Lady, her usual treat for the day. He grew concerned when she failed to show up. A short time later, her body was found, mutilated. Lady’s death was quick to make newspaper headlines because of the unusual condition her remains were in, and investigators were quick to link the case to UFO activity in the area. 

From there, cases of animal mutilation were reported en masse, leading to public enquires from state governors and other officials. Throughout the 70s and 80s, Mutilation cases were documented in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Montana and Texas, along with Puerto Rico.

While these mutilation cases fit a certain pattern, on this episode, paranormal investigator and co-host of The Q Files, Shane McClelland, joins me to discuss the most unusual cases, including the “rapture” of a calf in Brazil, a poaching on the Cheshire River in England and an unusual sheep slayer in Bolivia.

Sources:The Snippy Case, The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, September-October, 1967Snippy Still Not Dead Issue, The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, November-December 1967UFOs and a Horse Called Snippy, Denver LibraryAfter Snippy – what Next? By Janet Bord, Flying Saucer Review 1972 V 18 N 6More Skippy and Pedro Trajano Machado Incident“After 50 years, Snippy still a mystery” by Sylvia Lobato – Alamosa NewsAlta Loma 1973 – Texas UFO Museum & Research LibraryFlying Saucer Review: Case Histories 1971 N 61968 HUMCAT #68-02“Violent Humanoid Encountered in Bolivia” by Oscar A. Galíndez, Flying Saucer Review 1970 V 16 N 4Interesting “connected” case: “A ‘Flying’ Humanoid in Puerto Rico” by Sebastian Robiou Lamarche, Flying Saucer Review 1978 V 23 N 6“UFOs and Mysterious Deaths of Animals, Part I: The Animal Deaths in Puerto Rico” by Sebastion Robiou Lamarche, Flying Saucer Review 1976 V 22 N 5“UFOs and Mysterious Deaths of Animals, Part II: UFO Sightings in Puerto Rico” by Sebastion Robiou Lamarche, Flying Saucer Review 1976 V 22 N 6“More Mysterious Deaths of Animals” by Sebastion Robiou Lamarche, Flying Saucer Review 1979 V 25 N 3“Four Young Men and a UFO” by Jenny Randles & Paul Whetnall, Flying Saucer Review 1980 V 26 N 3Stendek Vol 3 N.o 9“Who’s for Venison, Who’s for Pork?” by Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review 2000 V 45 N 1

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Rob Kristoffersen is an amateur UFO researcher from the Adirondacks of Northern New York. He is the host of the podcast, Our Strange Skies: UFOs Throughout History.