Miller Cattle Mutilation 03/18/09

October 13, 2009 | By | 9 Comments


Nestled out in the middle of  “out-there” near Trinidad Colorado, lay a five week old calf succumbed to a mysterious death.  This was the second time rancher Miller had experienced this type of ‘unknown” death with one of his animals. The previous death he had encountered was in the late 1990’s when Colorado had a rash of Cattle Mutilations.


The calf was found near a feed tub Tuesday morning 03/17/09 in an area where all the cows congregated twice daily to eat.  The location and the herd appeared normal Monday late afternoon when the animals were being fed by the ranchers.  The calf was found the next morning roughly 5 feet from the feed tub laying in the present condition.


The rancher and cattle inspector found it odd that the torso of the animal was damaged this way.  They had never seen predator or scavenger damage like this before.  The assumption was “they felt” the animal had been dropped from a great height to achieve this type of trauma.  Upon inspection of the animal there was no pooling of blood from the carcass around the area where the calf was found.  For this type of damage by a predator, and later by a scavenger, generally there are large amounts of blood on the hair and at the scene where the carcass is found.


The calf was approximately one week old and weighed roughly 100 pounds.  At the time of death the animal’s value was an estimated $150.00.  The low value was based merely on the age of the animal only to increase as the animal matured.  The calf’s girth was 13 inches, it’s head length 10 inches and head girth 7 inches.  The calf’s center section was 24 inches and leg from top of the thigh to hoof was 14 inches.


Both ears left and right side were cut out in a circular fashion. Tom, other ranchers, and the Colorado Brand Inspector who viewed this calf, agreed they had never seen predator or scavenger damage like this.  They told me it looked as though a laser or surgical instrument had made the incision.


Besides the normal investigative techniques used, the following were also checked:

– Radiation check done on carcass and area where calf was found. No radiation detected.

– EMF analysis performed at carcass. I did detect an electro-magnetic field about 6 microteslas,  but need to understand the readings to see if its natural.

– Magnetic scan over hair, bagging any type of metallic substance available.

– Black-light scan over carcass. No fluorescence seen.

Samples Taken:

– Left ear removed outside of cut anomaly.

– Right ear removed outside of cut anomaly.

– Left rear leg skin and hair sample.

– Skin and hair sample taken at what appears to be the genital area.

– Dirt samples taken at mutilation site and controlled site for comparison.

– Magnetic debris scan.

– Cutting knife bagged.

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Category: Cattle Mutilations, gore, Investigations

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For the past 28 years Chuck has been researching and investigating the UFO/Paranormal phenomenon. Chuck approaches his investigations with an analytical understanding, making sure to address all human known possibilities before venturing into the non-human or paranormal aspects of the sightings. (TV Shows in which Chuck's investigations have been featured on:) *2002, The Roswell Crash, Startling New Evidence: Documentary Sci-Fi Channel *2006, Sci Fi Investigates: Episode 5, The Roswell episode, Sci-Fi Channel *2009, Primetime: Outsiders, with Juju Chang, Alien Abductions, NBC *2010, SyFy Fact or Faked: Episode 6, San Luis Cattle Mutilation, SyFy Channel *2011, Chasing UFO’s, Episode 3, Alien Cowboys, San Luis Cattle Mutilation, Nat Geo *2013, Finding Bigfoot, Bailey Colorado episode, Animal Planet

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  1. hamburgler says:

    Everybody likes hamburgers!

  2. zukowski says:

    That’s why one very important Cattle Mutilation tool to bring to an investigation is a BBQ. heh heh.. (just kidding, these investigations are very serious and very important and a great loss for the rancher)
    Chuck Zukowski

  3. Brian Read says:

    Did anyone do a DNA analysis to see if there was predator DNA?

  4. zukowski says:

    DNA testing is too expensive for me to pay for. At this time all lab analysis is out of pocket. This is a very good idea and if you know of any lab that wants to perform this “pro bono” please let me know.
    thank you
    Chuck Zukowski

  5. Bill Fitzhugh says:

    Your discriptions of both cases (Miller/Zukowski) seem familiar with past ones I have heard about years past. None to my knowledge were ever resolved or solved. Would it be possible to post the deputies incident report on your website. I would appreciate reading it along with any statements by anyone interviewed?. It is my understanding that Federal Investigators did get invlved at one time in the past, are they involved in this case/cases?. You fail to mention if the cuts were laser like does that mean blood was present in the animal (contained) or does it appear that it was drained?. My rememberance from past incidents is that animals appeared drained.

    Would appreciate your follow up, will add you to my favorits list and check back. I agree a sad loss for the rancher. Plus it scares other ranchers into taking a loss to protect themselves against losing animals.

  6. staceyflnative says:

    I read this about the calf mutilations, I am from Palm Beach County Fl. I grew up a vegetarian and became a vegan and live on 20 acres, I always went to okeechobee city to see the baby animals/also to buy as pets and heard many stories of this over the past years from ranchers , also I had my own experiences of losing my animals to very odd events. I think this is more common then is in the news. Sorrows sent to you from Florida.


  7. staceyflnative says:

    p.s. the last time I was in Okeechobee City was about a year ago and was told of a mutilation a few weeks prior to that.

  8. nickpopefan says:

    If i ever saw a ufo or were abducted, I’d never say a word…. and if I did confide in close friends and the word got out, I’d change my name.. no one wants the men in black after them!

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