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October 16, 2019, 12:24 pm UTC    
August 17, 2019 10:13AM
Allan Shumaker Wrote:
> I agree with the conclusion that small carnivores
> are responsible for the ‘mutilations’ observed on
> the carcasses. I have seen numerous photos of the
> lips, sometimes the tongue, ears, eyes, udders,
> scrotums and anuses missing.

Yep, the null hyp. is 'natural causes' have to be unequivocally eliminated first.

> However the side of the carcass in contact with the ground usually seems to be untouched.

Good point not mentioned in any of the articles. They didn't mention anyone trying to turn over any of the carcasses with a large forklift which they could easily have done.

> All those links are woefully deficient of photos
> of the area surrounding the body.

Right IMO, not enough photos or info to determine much of anything other than believing in the competence of the observations of the ranch workers and law enforcement.

> Thus the
> probable cause of death is impossible to
> determine. Large livestock can be killed instantly
> by lightning. Sometimes multiple animals are
> killed by the same strike.

Actually, a full 80% of all accidental outdoor deaths of livestock is caused by lightning according to this article:

So logically that was one of the first things checked by investigators: "no major" lightning storms in the area at that time. The equivocal catch here is what about 'minor' electrical storms? I was in Seneca, Oregon, on the 2nd, 15th, and 23rd of July of this year. Every July since 2005 I've typically made three trips to that area and I can attest to the fact minor (late afternoon) electrical storms are common for that area during the summer months. They can be very local in the amount of area covered.

Just by chance the only photo of a dead bull, the same photo used in all the articles AFAICS, shows a barbed wire fence in the background.
That could by probabilities alone account for that one animal. However, the dead bulls (at least two of them) were separated by a mile. So yes, five bulls together by a fence or under a
tree could and do get zapped by a single lightning strike without touching other cows or calves. To do science here would require a plot/graph of exactly where and how close to fences they were and just where the cows were in relation to the bulls needs to be known...exactly in order to eliminate lightning as a possibility.

Subject Author Posted

Science vs aliens...again

Lee Olsen August 16, 2019 09:54AM

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Allan Shumaker August 16, 2019 05:50PM

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Lee Olsen August 17, 2019 10:13AM

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Allan Shumaker August 17, 2019 11:38AM

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Lee Olsen August 19, 2019 09:18AM

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