Part 1: 1980 Animal Mutilation High Strangeness Files

“It's like whatever mutilated this horse embalmed him!”

- Robert Blake, Rancher, Simla, Colorado

Typical excisions found repeatedly on heads of mutilated animals from early 1970s onward: cleanly removed lower and upper jaw flesh; “cookie cutter” circular removal of flesh around the eye; eyeball, tongue and ear removed. Polaroid by Sheriff Tex Graves, Budin Ranch, Logan County, northeastern Colorado, 1976.
Typical excisions found repeatedly on heads of mutilated animals from early 1970s onward: cleanly removed lower and upper jaw flesh; “cookie cutter” circular removal of flesh around the eye; eyeball, tongue and ear removed. Polaroid by Sheriff Tex Graves, Budin Ranch, Logan County, northeastern Colorado, 1976.

September 22, 2009  Albuquerque, New Mexico - After my Emmy Award-winning television documentary, A Strange Harvest, was first broadcast on the CBS affiliate in Denver, Colorado, KMGH-TV, on May 25, 1980, I assembled a chronological list of animal mutilation reports as the year unfolded. The following is the 1980 summary I typed up for my private research file and now share for the first time in this Earthfiles Real X-File. Addresses, phone numbers and some names of ranchers and eyewitnesses have been deleted.

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