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UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 26

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Subject: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 7 Number 26

Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.


Volume 7, Number 26
June 25, 2002
Editor: Joseph Trainor



       The wave of cattle mutilations which began in
Argentina's Buenos Aires province just over a month ago
spread to even more provinces last week, with well over
100 cases now being reported.
       "Two new animal mutilation cases shook the
communities of Rivera and Coronel Pringles."
       Coronel Pringles is located about 150 kilometers (90
miles) northeast of the city of Bahia Blanca in southern
Buenos Aires province.
       In Rivera, at a field "belonging to the Adolfo Alsina
district, residents had still not overcome their surprise
and uncertainty caused by the appearance of a cow found
mutilated at a farm, when word was received that a horse
had suffered similar injuries."  (See the following story
for more on the horse mutilations--J.T.)
       "'The animal (cow) was missing an eye, like the one
that turned up in Salliquelo" six weeks ago, "'and I was
startled by the cut that removed both its teeth and jaw,
which was a perfect cut,' added the cattle's owner."
       Veterinarian Jorge Robles "dismissed the possibility
that a wild animal could make these incisions."
       "'The bird or animal that attacks a carcass isn't
after the eye, the ear or the mammary glands.  They are
carnivorous and feed on flesh.  In this case, 80 percent
of what's missing is hide.  This is what fills me with
doubts,'" Robles said.
       "The veterinarian confirmed that the place where the
animal was found was far removed from trails or roads.
'The people who discovered the first cases noted that all
of the carcasses had their heads towards the east and
their tails towards the west.  Since it isn't easy to find
the cardinal points in a field, I took a compass with me
when I went to see this cow again.  To my surprise, the
head was pointing due east and the tail due west.  What
happened cannot be fit within the framework of medical
science,' he added."
       "Four dead animals were found in the town of Coronel
Pringles, two in Rivera, one in Coronel Dorrego and
another in Abramo, in La Pampa province" last week.
       "In Pringles, after the death of a 220-kilogram steer
became known, veterinarian Juan Murdrovcic described the
gruesome findings:"
       "'I was informed of four dead cows in a pasture near
the Las Praderas farm, property of Eduardo Fernandino,
located on the border with Laprada.  To reach their
location, it was necessary to employ a tractor, since it
is a marshy, boggy region.  The last 300 meters (1,000
feet) had to be traversed on foot.'"
       "'There is a hill after the marshland.  There, within
a 150-meter (500-foot) radius, we found the four dead
cows.  While there was little natural light, I was
startled by the fact that their eyes were fully outside of
their (ocular) cavities.  (The carcasses) were in an odd
pattern, on their legs, unlike others that are (usually
found) lying on their sides.'"
       "'When the cowhand lifted the cow's legs, there was a
perfect circle where the organ (an udder) was located.
Missing from the area were skin, glandular tissue, and
there was no sign of a knife mark or an incision or any
blood.  An almost perfect piece of (surgical) work,
geometrically well-executed,' commented the veterinarian."
       "Two more cattle mutilations were added to the four
reported earlier near Rivera, according to Jorge Robles's
statements to (the Argentinian newspaper) La Nueva
Provincia.  The case involves a middle-aged cow and a two-
to-three-month-old calf which had died days earlier but
which had been found with various incisions."
       "Robles stated that the calf had died over 15 days
ago (June 4, 2002--J.T.) and the cow a week ago
(Wednesday, June 12, 2002--J.T.).  The farmer and his
sons, due to the strange animal deaths reported and the
psychosis (terror) prevalent among the population,
verified the animals' condition and found that various
organs were missing."
       "Robles said that the field was located southeast of
Rivera, some 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) from the
town and was the property of Manuel Candanedo."
       "A dead and mutilated cow was (also) found in the
Pampan community of Abramo.  The animal was a pregnant
black cow, eight years old--was missing an eye, its
tongue, its reproductive apparatus, udders and jaw.  The
case was reported by Agustin Alvarez to the Bernasconi
Sheriff's Office on Monday (June 17, 2002), although the
event is believed to have occurred between Friday night
(June 14) and Saturday (June 15, 2002)."
       "As the Bernasconi Sheriff's Office reported, the
incisions were 'cauterized' and the cow gives off no odor
and is soft, as though recently deceased.  The location
where the animal was found, near a mill, has yielded no
clues whatsoever."
       "Dead cows, mutilated and without a trace of blood,
have created a strange wave of uncertainty among
scientists, fear among the general population and
conjectures about extraterrestrial activity."
       "The foreman of" a corporate farm "near the town of
Adela, some 600 kilometers (360 miles) southwest of Buenos
Aires," the national capital, "found 11 dead cows and
bulls whose tongues, eyes, mammary glands and genitalia
had been removed.  The find, which was added to the 9 dead
and mutilated animals in nearby communities, spread fear
among the rural population of the region, which is one of
the richest cattle production areas" in Argentina.
       "The bovine corpses were scattered in a radius of 300
meters (1,000 feet), arranged in a circle, which they
(observers) could see from above.  The incisions were made
with an electronic scalpel--an instrument which cauterizes
as it cuts.  No trace of bleeding was found."
       In Santa Fe province, northwest of Buenos Aires, "A
mutilated cow was found in the Santa Fe community of
Moises Ville, 170 kilometers (102 miles) from the
provincial seat.  The incisions are similar to those
reported in cases in Buenos Aires, Rio Negro and La Pampa
       "The animal, a crossbreed known as Red Overo, was
found missing an ear and eye, a tongue, genitalia and the
muscular mass of its jawbone, according to spokespersons
for the Renata Kulemeyer farm in whose pasture field the
mutilation occurred.  As in earlier cases, the cuts were
performed with surgical accuracy, without any traces of
blood on the animal's hide nor any tracks in the
       "Reports were received from the first case involving
a dead cow with strange incisions in the town of Nicolas
Levalle in southern Buenos Aires province."  Local
cattlemen claim that "the cow was 'somewhat dizzy.'  'It
stood still and stopped walking.  While we didn't stop to
look, as we led the rest of the herd to the watering hole,
there's no doubt something happened,' said Enrique
Kampmeier, the field's owner, whose farm is located 65
kilometers (40 miles) west of Bahia Blanca in the
Villarino district. 'The cow broke away from the herd and,
when it was found an hour later, it was missing several
       "Oscar Bellido, the municipal delegate of Goyena, 140
kilometers (84 miles) north of Bahia Blanca, confirmed the
discovery of a cow in a pasture field belonging to the
Murguia family.  The animal was missing such organs as the
tongue and part of its throat.  Its extremities were
       "In Chaco, a dead cow presenting signs of anal and
ocular mutilation was found in a field close to General
San Martin, some 120 kilometers (72 miles) north of the
capital.  The story was confirmed by the chief of Region 5
Chaco Police Raul Maldonado, who witnessed the phenomenon
alongside a veterianarian on the farm."
       "According to Maldonado, the farm's foreman found the
animal on Sunday (June 16, 2002) but waited for the
arrival of the farm's owner, Alfredo Pegoraro, to inform
the authorities."
       "Both men went to see the cow and were able to see
that, in spite of the days elapsed since its death, the
natural decay process had not occurred."
       "In Bolivar, a livestock producer reported that one
of his animals had been mutilated and 'different parts of
its anatomy are missing...the bovine is missing both ears,
the tongue, a piece of hide from its flank and flesh from
its jawbone."  (See the following Argentinian newspapers:
La Nueva Provincia of Bahia Blanca for June 16, 2002,
"Cattle mutilations reach 50 throughout the region" and
for June 19, 2002, "The subject ceases to be trivial;"
Diario Rio Negro for June 20, 2002, "Mystery death toll
rises to 84" and for June 22, 2002, "SENASA unable to find
explanation for mutilations;" La Capital of Santa Fe for
June 21, 2002, "Dead cow found in Moises Ville;" and El
Tribuno of Salta for June 20, 2002, "Fear of cattle
mutilations grows."  Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales,
Gloria Coluchi, Mercedes Cases, Alicia Rossi y Proyecto
Catent para esos articulos de diario.)


       Argentina's mutilation scare took a sinister new
twist last week as the first reports of horses being
mutilated began to trickle in.
       "The mutilation in Rivera is the first one to involve
a horse."
       "'The horse died of old age some 20 days ago (May 26,
2002), right near the barn.  For this reason I decided to
rope it by the legs and drag it to a secluded area.  I
went by many times in recent days but never past the
carcass, and when I saw what had happened, I was
startled,' related the horse's owner, who declined to
identify himself."
       "He added that the horse was missing its tongue,
despite the fact that its jaw was clenched shut.  'It's
weird, because when an animal dies, it stiffens so much
that it's hard to open its mouth.'"
       "The cattleman also stated that the horse was missing
its anus and genitalia, as well as skin from the inner
section of the genital organ.  'Also its tail, which had
been clipped perfectly down to the hair but with the
abdominal wall showing,' he added."
       "The rural location where the mutilated horse was
discovered was west of Rivera, some 12 kilometers (8
miles) away from the town."
       "The horse was inspected by veterinarian Jorge
Robles, who also analyzed the dead cows in Areno.  'The
incisions are the same,'" the veterinarian said, "'The
horse is missing its tongue, an eye, an ear and its
       Dead and mutilated horses were found near Rio
Colorado on Wednesday, June 19, 2002.
       "With regard to the horse found near Rio Colorado, it
was reported that it was missing an ear, its left eye, its
tongue, digestive tract and anus.  The discovery took
place on the farm of Delfor Segura, some 40 kilometers (25
miles) from Rio Colorado heading towards Conesa."
       "The animal, a black riding horse, was 600 meters
(2,000 feet) away from the farmhouse and, as in earlier
cases, did not give off any odor and did not attract
predators.  Also strange is that the spot where the
discovery took place is hard to reach and 5 kilometers (3
miles) off the road.  No tracks or traces were found in
the vicinity."
       "The Catriel case was rather similar.  Veterinarians
and ranchers are still stupefied, since they cannot find
an explanation for this event.  The animal lacked
testicles, foreskin, anus and part of the hide on its
belly, which was cut in a similar pattern."
       "Veterinarian Jose Torres, who was on site and
examined the horse, stated that 'what drew my attention
were the testicular incisions, since there wasn't a drop
of blood to be found, and veins the size of a pencil run
through this part of the body.'  He also estimated that
'the incisions were made with a very sharp knife or
scalpel by a surgeon having considerable knowledge and
skill.  Contrary to other cases, these incisions were not
cauterized.'"  (See the Argentinian newspapers La Nueva
Provincia for June 16, 2002, "New mutilations in Rivera
and Pringles," and Diario Rio Negro for June 20, 2002,
"Two horses found mutilated yesterday in Catriel and Rio
Colorado."  Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria
Coluchi para esos articulos de diario.)


       Argentina's wave of animal mutilations has been
accompanied by a sudden sharp upsurge in the number of UFO
sightings.  Mystery objects and lights have been seen at
mutilation sites such as Catriel and General San Martin.
       "A group of police officers claimed to have witnessed
an unidentified flying object in the community of 25 de
Mayo," in Argentina's La Pampa province, "and are looking
into the possibility that the episode may have something
to do with the dozens of mutilated animals found in the
provinces of La Pampa, Rio Negro and Buenos Aires."
       On Thursday, June 20, 2002, "an unidentified flying
object was seen over the tourist complex known as Las
Lenas by dozens of natives, tourists and operators of the
Mendoza resort.  The object was a short distance away, as
multiple eyewitness reports corroborated."
       "Visual contact with the strange object occurred 8
p.m. and 8:30 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) over Cerro Los
Fosiles (hill), a natural graveyard of extinct marine
creatures which form part of the exclusive Las Lenas
(Editor's Comment: Sounds like geologists' heaven!)
       "'Several people claim having seen a strange luminous
effect.  This is the overall remark circulating in Las
Lenas,' explained one of the tourist complex workers,
requesting anonymity.  'The phenomenon occurred near part
of the hill known as La Antenna to the locals, since the
internal radio communications for the complex are located
       "'It's a luminous phenomenon, not an object.  It's a
light that runs down the sides (of the Cerro Los Fosiles--
J.T.),' explained another worker at the Mendoza resort."
       "One of the witnesses of the curious incident was a
machinery operator, who in the early hours of the evening
was using one of the snow rollers that press the ski trail
for skiers.  The man was carrying out his duties near the
base of the chair lift of the El Vulcano Trail when he
noticed to his amazement an 'intense multicolored light'
moving about 600 meters (2,000 feet) away, causing
vehicular (engine) trouble aboard the snow roller."
(Editor's Note: Right now it's the middle of winter in
Argentina and other countries of the southern hemisphere,
so there is plenty of snow in the Andes.)
       "Frightened and amazed, the machinist got down from
his vehicle and ran towards the Las Lenas lodge, where he
informed his superiors of the phenomenon, which he did not
hesitate to qualify as a UFO."
       "Over the next several hours, the ski resort"
received several reports "from motorists driving along
adjacent roads" of the phenomenon at Cerro Los Fosiles.
       "'Last Monday (June 17, 2002), in the vicinity of La
Himalaya, going towards Azopardo, resident Ricardo
Rodriguez saw a flying saucer over a nearby hill, bearing
a strong white light and with a red bottom.  His brother
was able to see something similar in another field on
Tuesday night (June 18, 2002): he was driving and he saw
the UFO in a different direction, but in the same region,'
added (Oscar) Bellido, (municipal delegate for Goyena)."
       "A UFO was seen Wednesday night (June 19, 2002) in
the vicinity of Puente Dique over the Rio Colorado (river)
in Catriel, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the
province of Neuquen.  The alleged UFO was seen by truckers
and people working at the Provincial Traffic Control
(checkpoint--J.T.) on the La Pampa/Rio Negro highway."
       "Most witnesses concur that the UFO was seen around 9
p.m. and was over the area of Penas Blancas, giving off a
powerful red light that increased and diminished in
       "Jorge Hernandez, an operator in Puente Dique, stated
that 'the light was suspended (hovered) for more or less
20 minutes and was lost from sight....the light became
very strong and then appeared to dim.  It moved in bursts
and then remained immobile...it couldn't be a plane or
helicopter because of the way it remained still.  I wasn't
the only witness--many other folks around here have seen
it.  Some say the lights are related to the dead animals,'
he concluded."
       "In General San Martin and other localities in the
province of La Pampa, several residents reported having
seen 'strange lights' in recent days.  Sheriff Gustavo
Martinez," of the Bernasconi Sheriff's Office, "says he
ascertained the existence of a strange light in the sky
after having been alerted by neighbors.  'It changed color
and size consistently, sometimes reddish and then blue.
It was significantly larger than a star, more like the
size of a tennis ball,' stressed the police official."
(See the Argentinian newspapers El Diario de Parana for
June 21, 2002, "UFO seen over tourist complex" and Diario
Rio Negro for June 22, 2002, "Strange lights reported in
La Pampa."  Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Gloria
Coluchi para esos articulos de diario.)


       A prize bull was discovered mutilated in a field in
St. Paul, Alberta province, Canada (population 4,861) last
week.  St. Paul is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east-
northeast of Edmonton.
       According to researcher Fernand Belzil, he visited
the scene and discovered "what I call an authentic
mutilation, as well as one of the most interesting cases
in all six years I've been investigating."
       "The bull was lying in a small clump of willow trees
facing west.  The tongue was removed, as well as the left
eye and left ear."  Genitalia were also removed.
"On the stomach was a very neat laser incision, oval in
shape, measuring 14 inches by 9 inches (35 by 22
centimeters--J.T.).  The skin was never found, and the
flesh had not been touched.  The rectum had also been
removed with the same precision."
       "What is very interesting about this mutilation is
that the blood test result indicated that the blood was
composed of pure hemoglobin.  Only three such cases have
been confirmed in North America--two were in the United
States.  The scientist told me that in order to change the
blood to hemoglobin, one needs very sophisticated
equipment, and to do this in a field is like doing brain
surgery in the kitchen using kitchen utensils."  (Many
thanks to Louise A. Lowry for this report.)


       On Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 9:45 a.m., Rifet
Bahtijaragic spotted a UFO over West Vancouver in Canada's
British Columbia province.
       "The UFO came up from the south--Vancouver Island,"
Rifet reported, "It was a sunny day with no clouds.  There
was one at first in the shape of a ball, colored like a
cloud, about two kilometers (1.2 miles) away from me
around 600 to 700 meters (2,000 to 2,330 feet) over the
(Pacific) ocean.  It flew horizontally at the speed of a
small jet."
       "Approximately 30 seconds later, four same-shaped
(spherical) objects approached from the same direction
(south) in the shape of a rhombus with one trailing
behind.  The first UFO disappeared while I was watching
the other four.  They flew still at the speed of a jet
until they reached the sky over Bowen Island (stationed
there are big TV antennas--R.B.).  They then changed their
flight from horizontal to vertical, increased speed and
suddenly came to a stop, hovering at 15,000 to 20,000
meters (50,000 to 66,000 feet).  They looked like four
stars in the sky in the shape of a rhombus.  They stayed
there for about five minutes and suddenly disappeared."
(Email Form Report)


       On Wednesday, June 12, 2002, Emilie P. and a woman
companion were driving from Leongatha to Mirboo North in
Australia's state of Victoria when they encountered a UFO.
       "My friend and I were travelling to our work," Emilie
reported, "That Wednesday we sighted something in the sky,
but I put it off as a jet.  It appeared long and silver-
looking.  I didn't give it much thought."
       One week later, however, on Wednesday, June 19, 2002,
the silver object returned.  "The following week, the same
day, and even the same time, we saw the same thing.  I
took some interest in it.  It seemed to be getting closer.
As it got closer, it appeared to be at a 45-degree angle
and of a silver colour."
       "While my friend continued driving, I was watching
this object.  It was getting closer and moving around.  It
was weird.  It was like it was moving around without me
noticing until I tried to look for it again.  The next
thing, it came down to our (car's) right-hand side and
appeared to be hovering above some farmland.  I can't say
exactly how far it was from us.  I would say approximately
200 meters (660 feet).  The next thing, it was gone.  Then
I looked up and it was in front of us again.  It seemed to
get closer and (then) further away from us, and was moving
around" before it vanished over the horizon.
       Leongatha, Vic. is located about 200 kilometers (120
miles) southeast of Melbourne.  (Email Form Report)


       On Thursday, June 20, 2002, at precisely 10 a.m.,
four silvery-white saucers appeared in the sky above Baku,
the capital of Azerbaijan, a small Asian nation on the
shores of the Caspian Sea.
       Hundreds of people in Baku "saw the strange flying
objects hovering over the city.  They first appeared at 10
in the morning.  The objects" took up position "over the
underground station and were seen by street vendors, one
of whom telephoned" the local newspaper Al-Azerbaijani.
"But by the time our correspondents arrived at the
station, the objects were gone."
       One street vendor who was interviewed told the
reporters: "'It was a silver white object looking indeed
like a saucer.  At first there was one of them.  Then
there were four.  The UFOs remained in the sky for five
hours.  They stayed motionless in the air."
      Around 3 p.m., the saucers "began to move slowly
away," heading east over the Caspian Sea.  (See the
newspaper Al-Azerbaijani for June 21, 2002.  Also the
American Freedom News shortwave 8 p.m. radio broadcast for
June 21, 2002.  Many thanks to Rick Wiles for this news


       "A woman from Hove in West Sussex, UK claimed to be
able to see strange circles of light on her garden fence."
       "Lisa Stewart says she can see lights of perfect
circles which have a pronounced X at their centre."
       "The 36-year-old first saw the beams six years ago
and took some photographs but thought little about them."
       "The Evening News reports Lisa's children have also
seen the lights."
       "Similar light shapes have also been seen in Norway,
Germany, Slovenia, Canada and the USA."
(Editor's Note:  To say nothing of Chile and Brazil.  Here
in the USA, "light circles" on bedroom walls have preceded
appearances by aliens.  This has caused speculation that
the lights might be some kind of alien transporter, and
that the "dazzle field" abductees claim to have passed
through is a kind of space warp, allowing direct access to
the saucer.)
       "The paper says they have also been spotted on the
walls of the Jarvis Hotel in Guildford, Surrey, UK."
(Editor's Comment:  So the next time the pub hostess says,
"Time, gentlemen, please!" try not to exit through the
light circle.)
       "Lisa said, 'I think they are a strange phenomenon,
on a par with crop circles.  I know other people have seen
them, but I think you have to be receptive to them.  Maybe
I've seen them because I've been looking for them.'"  (See
Ananova for June 19, 2002.  Many thanks to Loren Coleman
for this news story.)

  From the UFO Files...


       In June 1908, residents of the Exmouth Gulf region of
Western Australia, about 620 kilometers (372 miles) north
of Perth, were puzzled by a series of mysterious "loud
explosions," which reminded a handful of the phenomenon of
the phantom "Barisal guns" in India.
       In Nature for June 4, 1908, J. Burton Cleland
reported, "Under the title of 'Barisal Guns of Western
Australia,' you published a note from me describing a
peculiar, loud detonation heard by my companions and
myself while on the Strelley River, in the north-west of
       In the same periodical, editor W.E. Cooke reported,
"I have just received the following note from Mr. H.L.
Richardson, Hillspring Station, 100 miles (160 kilometers)
northeast of Carnavon (W.A.) on our west coast--'A
peculiar incident happened here last evening (June 26,
1908) about an hour after sunset.  In a southeasterly
direction from here three reports (explosions--J.T.) took
place high up in the air, and then a rushing noise like
steam escaping, lasting for a few seconds, and gradually
dying away.  Mr. Loeffler, one of the owners of the
(Hillspring) station, was standing outside with me at the
time.  It was a beautifully clear evening, and there was
nothing visible at all in that direction.  The reports
sounded like explosions of some combustible to which there
was no resistance."
       The source of the "detonations" was never found.
(See Handbook of Unusual Natural Phenomena, compiled by
William R. Corliss, the Sourcebook Project, Glen Arm,
Maryland, USA, 1977, pages 378 and 379.  Also Nature
78:390 for 1908, "Barisal Guns in Western Australia" and
81:127 for 1909, "Barisal Guns in Australia."

       Well, that's it for this week.  Even as your editor
writes these words, animal mutilation reports continue to
pour in from Argentina.  It's now the biggest wave of
mutilations since the USA in 1975.  We'll have complete
coverage of this so-far-suppressed news event next week in
"the paper that goes home--UFO Roundup."  See you all in
seven days!

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