Part 2 – Deer and Cattle Mutilations in Oregon

Mutilated cow found six miles from the May 5, 2002 mutilated bull. Brothers, Oregon is where a eight dead calves were found bloodlessly skinned on March 18 and 19, 2000. It's also where fourteen dead calves and a pig with its legs cut off were found in March 1999. The circled X marks the area where eyewitness Dwain Wright saw mutilated bull and where a cowboy described having seen glowing discs that lifted cattle up in glowing beams and dropped them back down through the trees in late 1970s to early 1980s.
Mutilated cow found six miles from the May 5, 2002 mutilated bull. Brothers, Oregon is where a eight dead calves were found bloodlessly skinned on March 18 and 19, 2000. It’s also where fourteen dead calves and a pig with its legs cut off were found in March 1999. The circled X marks the area where eyewitness Dwain Wright saw mutilated bull and where a cowboy described having seen glowing discs that lifted cattle up in glowing beams and dropped them back down through the trees in late 1970s to early 1980s.

Christmas Valley Cattle Mutilations:

June 17, 2002 Christmas Valley, Oregon ­ Christmas Valley, Oregon is about six hours northeast by car from Applegate Valley where the doe was found dead and mutilated by Dwain Wright. On Monday, June 10th, Lake County Deputy Sheriff Keith Bumpass showed field investigator and writer, Jean Bilodeaux, another mutilation about six miles from where the large 2400 pound bull was found dead and mutilated on May 5. (See Earthfiles 05/15/02) The name of the mutilated cow’s owner is withheld at his request. In the interviews below, first Deputy Bumpass describes the mutilated cow discovered two weeks after the bull’s unusual death, but thought to have been killed around May 11 based on ranchers’ experiences with deterioration in other dead animals.

Jean Bilodeaux has been to several mutilation sites in northern California and Oregon and discusses in Part 3 her observations of the bull she and the deputy went back to, plus another mutilated cow from December 2001 and a third long-horn bovine that the rancher said died in early spring 2002. The two older mutilations are still well preserved without predation.

Mutilated cow beneath big juniper tree discovered May 18, 2002, but estimated to have been dead since around May 11, 2002. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff's Deputy.
Mutilated cow beneath big juniper tree discovered May 18, 2002, but estimated to have been dead since around May 11, 2002. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy.

Interview:

Keith Bumpass, Deputy, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lakeview, Oregon: “It was Saturday morning, May 18, when we found her about six miles from where the bull was discovered on May 5. The cow was laying underneath a big juniper tree, one of the larger ones we have around here. The head was facing southward and it was laying on its right side.

Cow laying mutilated beneath large juniper branch without surrounding tracks or signs of being dragged under the tree. The land was not being used to pasture cows. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff's Deputy.
Cow laying mutilated beneath large juniper branch without surrounding tracks or signs of being dragged under the tree. The land was not being used to pasture cows. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy.

I noticed that the anal area had been really cored out big, a lot bigger than the other one (the bull) and went way up inside quite a ways. The udder area was missing all the way up into the lower hip area and between the legs, also quite a ways. Also, the cow is actually sitting on its own tail. One thing that I have found out since is a cow will not lay on its own tail at all. I didn’t know this until talking with some ranchers recently and the photographs definitely show the tail curved under her body.

As if she had been set down there on her tail while unconscious.

Right. The farmers have told me there is no way you can make a cow do that. They just don’t lay down on their tails.

Large, empty holes where rectum and and udder had been. Oddly, the cow was laying on its tail which ranchers say cows will not do on their own, suggesting the cow was not conscious when it was laid under the juniper tree. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff's Deputy.
Large, empty holes where rectum and and udder had been. Oddly, the cow was laying on its tail which ranchers say cows will not do on their own, suggesting the cow was not conscious when it was laid under the juniper tree.
Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy.

Its left eye was gone completely through so you could see inside the skull area. the only thing that had been around it was some buzzards. No flies on it. Nothing had ripped any flesh off at all. No human foot marks. No tire tracks. I looked for drag marks. Maybe one of the farmers had found it and dragged it underneath the tree. I did ask the ranch owner if he did do that and he said, ‘No, found it just like that.’ I took pictures of the area there. No drag marks, no foot marks, no anything.

 The cow's ears were there, but the left eye was removed; the tongue was removed deep within the throat; the udder was removed and the rectal/vaginal area was cored out deeply 8-9 inches wide and deep. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff's Deputy.
The cow’s ears were there, but the left eye was removed; the tongue was removed deep within the throat; the udder was removed and the rectal/vaginal area was cored out deeply 8-9 inches wide and deep.
Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy.

There seems to be a lot of sticks and debris right around where the animal’s head is that look undisturbed.

Yes. In fact, that cow shouldn’t have been out there where it was. The rancher was not pasturing that area with his cattle. He doesn’t use that pasture at all until the fall.

 Sticks and debris around mutilated cow's body appear undisturbed and Deputy Bumpass could not find any tracks or drag marks, nor signs the cow had ever moved its legs in a death struggle. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff's Deputy.
Sticks and debris around mutilated cow’s body appear undisturbed and Deputy Bumpass could not find any tracks or drag marks, nor signs the cow had ever moved its legs in a death struggle.
Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy.

So there were no other cattle anywhere in that grazing pasture land?

No, not at all. Just the dead and mutilated cow under the true.

How long do you think that cow had been dead?

Inside the udder area the sac that holds one of the stomachs there, the main one, the grass itself had lots of water in it. That shouldn’t have been there if the cow had been there for a long time. So we’re guessing that cow died about a week or so before May 18.

If you subtract seven days from the 18th, you would be at approimately May 11 which would be about a week after the big bull was found.

Yes, pretty close to that time. I showed the cow’s owner some of the mutilation pictures from your books. He said, ‘Yep, I’ve had animals like that back in the 1980s and this year, two more cows up on the hill on the Derrick Ranch, the anal areas were missing also. But another deputy and I went up there and both of those animals were eaten down to bone. So, we didn’t think they were like the bull and this cow that have laid out here with nothing touching them for so long. And, man, we’ve got a lot of coyotes and other predators out here that are always hungry! Again, I was just by the cow and bull a couple of days ago and nothing has eaten on these animals.

What was amazing about this cow, though, is how it was underneath the big branches. That kind of baffled me because if it had been dropped from the sky, none of the branches up above the juniper where the cow was at were broken at all. No signs of it. Everything was full length. What got me is with no footprints, how did this cow get underneath these big limbs?

Right. In looking at the photos, the legs look like they have settled into the ground without a single bit of movement by the legs, no signs of death struggle, no signs of disturbance of any kind around the animal in the photos.

The photos don’t do enough justice. If that cow was standing up on its feet, there is a big branch right underneath it. The branch would actually be pushing on the cow’s back. So for the cow to walk underneath there would be extremely uncomfortable for that cow where she was laying. I was scratching my head on that one.

Again, there were no footprints around the whole area. No footprints even from the cow where it was standing there and fell over. You can easily see footprints about 20 or 30 feet away, you can see where lots of cows have been through there and you can see old footprint marks. But nothing where the cow was at. Even at the end of the hooves laying there, there are no depressions at all. Strange.

Also, the tongue was out. I didn’t mention that. The tongue was removed way back in the back. I think all the teeth were there, though.”

Tongue removed deep within cow's throat, leaving a cry cavity. Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff's Deputy.
Tongue removed deep within cow’s throat, leaving a cry cavity.
Photograph © 2002 by Keith Bumpass, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy.


Continued in Part 3 with Jean Bilodeaux.


More Information:

See my book Glimpses of Other Realities, Vol. II: High Strangeness in Earthfiles Shop for more information about unusual animal deaths linked to glowing aerial objects and beams of light in the Sand Springs, Oregon area north of Christmas Valley.


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