Biophysicist and Sheriff Agree Surgically Mutilated Cow Bounced When It Hit the Ground—Dropped By Whom?
BY DAVID S. LEWIS
In late November of 2006, journalist Linda Moulton Howe visited Pondera County, Montana, in conjunction with a Discovery Channel production for a series entitled Best Evidence, slated to air sometime this year. In October, a ranch owned by John Peterson was the scene of one of the many reported cattle mutilations that have taken place in that area of the state (and across the globe) since the 1970s.
While in the area working with television production personnel, Howe, a veteran investigator of cattle mutilations, also met with Pondera County Sheriff Tom Kuka, Chief Deputy Dick Dailey, and Deputy Ed Erickson in their Conrad offices (southeast of Valier).
The Peterson ranch had become the focus of media and internet reports following the October 8 discovery of a strangely mutilated cow carcass there, one in a series of several dozen such events that have taken place in Montana over the years. The Peterson cow mutilation in particular was the subject of a widely distributed Associated Press story originating at the Great Falls Tribune, and Sheriff Kuka was interviewed on the popular Coast to Coast AM radio show (formerly hosted by Art Bell). Cattle mutilations, in general, and those in Montana, have been the subject of media reports and speculation since the 1970s, at which time the Cascade County (Montana) sheriff’s department investigated numerous cases. At that time, the mutilations occurred in conjunction with bizarre UFO and helicopter sightings, some of which were reported by local military and law enforcement personnel.
According to Howe, as posted on her earthfiles.com website, “by October 11, 2006, the Petersons discovered the dead and mutilated cow and called Sheriff Kuka. Several ranch families within a mile of the cow’s mutilated body on the west and north never saw or heard anything unusual. About a mile to the east is a U.S. Air Force missile launch control station….On Novem-ber 21, as our vans rolled down the gravel county road, the large, black cow stood out on the beige stubble field in the afternoon sun. By then, it had been about six weeks since her death, but no coyote or other predator had taken any bites from her body.”
An account of an after-the-fact intruder did surface, however. Reportedly, a Montana NBC affiliate reporter cut off the cow’s head on November 18. One of Peterson’s neighbors told Howe that the reason for the head being removed was to have a lab at a college in Montana look at it. Howe said that the Petersons reported that no one had asked permission for this to be done.
As with other cattle mutilations, the udder and rectal area had been removed with a sophisticated surgical technique that leaves no blood. One of the cow’s eyeballs, the left ear, and a circle of flesh around the eye, tongue, and jaw had also been surgically removed, a pattern typical of animal mutilations that have been taking place internationally.
Sheriff Kuka called Howe in October to discuss what appeared to be a depression in the pasture that seem to indicate the animal had bounced after being dropped from an undetermined elevation.
“The soil was shoved up against the north side of the mark, suggesting that the 1300-pound cow had dropped from high enough above to hit the ground with considerable force and bounced to its final resting place with its legs and head pointed north,” Earth Files reported.
Sheriff Kuka told Howe that, “even though the physical ground evidence indicated the cow had bounced south to north, all the 6-inch-high barley stubble underneath her body was neatly lined up and flattened to the ground north to south in the opposite direction,” an anomaly that is being investigated.
Howe arranged for Kuka to confer with biophysicist W. C. Levengood, of Pinelandia Biophysical Laboratory, Grass Lake, Michigan, about how to sample soil and young barley plants at the mutilation site on the Peterson ranch. Later, Howe interviewed Levengood about his soil tests, which, she reported, “support Sheriff Kuka’s theory that the Peterson cow was dropped from above, already dead and mutilated.”
Levengood’s research dealing with positively charged ion energies in water has been published in the respected botany journal, Physiologia Plantarum, the Journal for Scientific Exploration, and Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.
“Thanks to Sheriff Tom Kuka’s good work, I had excellent soil and barley samples to investigate,” Howe quotes Levengood as saying. “The samples were taken at various distances from the cow….The data from my impact studies on soils…agrees with the drop/bounce theory.”
The question remains to be answered, of course, as to how, why, and by whom the cow was lifted, surgically mutilated, then dropped back down to the Peterson’s pasture.