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ishmael
12-11-2009, 06:28 PM
I've read about this occasionally for years. Pretty damn weird!

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13956752

I've been fascinated by the seemingly inexplicable since I was knee-high to a leprechaun. I've told my "ghost story." What's the strangest thing that's ever happened to you? Just for fun, and to break up the monotony of the endless political argument.

TimH
12-11-2009, 06:35 PM
Satan worshippers.

J P
12-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Thread title reminds me of Annie Proulx's short story "The Half-Skinned Steer". Just read that recently. I see it's online here (http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97nov/proulx.htm).
I like her writing but man she comes up with some strange stuff.

ishmael
12-11-2009, 06:49 PM
"Satan worshippers."

Com'on, you can't leave it at that!

I had a long-time girl friend who was into Wicca when I met her. Her group, um coven?, was a little bit on the dark side. I went once, and that was enough. She was a chameleon and was soon onto something else. A fascinating, bright woman with some identity issues. My favorite kind! LOL.

capt jake
12-11-2009, 07:00 PM
That strange stuff has been happening in that area ever since I was a kid outside of Denver. At least 40+ years ago, the same exact things were happening. The same exact descriptions even.

Weird for sure. Answers? Who knows?

huisjen
12-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Here we go again.

Dan

paladin
12-11-2009, 07:34 PM
didja notice the only thing missing was the filet mignon......

McMike
12-11-2009, 08:05 PM
http://www.ghostvillage.com/legends/dudleytown.shtml

I've been there, it's no joke!!

BarnacleGrim
12-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Either that or a prank in the same category as crop circles.

ishmael
12-11-2009, 08:40 PM
You could be right Don. That was my thought when I first heard about it, but there are, apparently, some anomalies that don't make sense, such as no footprints anywhere near the animals, even in soft ground. Dunno.

Wiki has a pretty good summary of the phenomenon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_mutilation

ishmael
12-12-2009, 11:05 PM
"I think it would be quite difficult to make in mistake able human footprints in ground that was well trodden by cattle "

That's the thing, the carcasses are often found in places with no footprints, no hoof prints, no nothing.

BarnacleGrim
12-13-2009, 05:38 AM
The wiki article lists a number of natural processes that lead to that mutilated look.

ishmael
12-13-2009, 01:44 PM
Read a bit, barnacle. There is something more than decomposition going on here. Decomposition doesn't core out a anus, or cut ears.

It's comforting to find a rational explanation, but these mutilations don't fit. Look to the original article, and its references, to see how this is weird.

BarnacleGrim
12-13-2009, 05:51 PM
I saw a mutilated fox once, about 200 metres from a construction site. No surgical precision, though. Probably a blasting accident.