Argentina: Cattle Mutilation in Hasenkamp
Research by EDITH MONEDA (ICOU-Colón) with DANIEL
Hasenkamp is a community some 80 km northeast of
Paraná, capital city of Entre Rios. The case in question took place in
mid-July, almost surely on Thursday, July 15, in a field known as “El
Sambuyón” leased by a man surnamed Lescano.
A red Aberdeen Angus heifer, weighing some 400 kg,
had given birth to two young some days before, and surprise was widespread when
the animal was found mutilated in bizarre fashion some 5 kilometers away from
the farmhouse in a grassland dotted with espinillo trees. The animal was found
under a Nandubay tree (Prosopis affinis) near a wire fence, missing the organs
typical to such cases: one eye, an entire udder, tongue, genitals and part of
its jawbone. The incisions were cauterized and there was no trace of blood on
the field. Oddly enough, both ears were intact. In the affected area, the grass
was blackened, as if by some kind of spilled fluid, in the words of the
On Site Research
Police authorities were notified of the event and
the Crime Prevention Brigade of the Paraná Police took on the case, sending a
police veterinarian to the scene. A week after the incident, a research team
made up of Edith Moneda of ICOU and ufologist Daniel Padilla from Colón visited
the area. They were accompanied by part of the Lescano family (father and three
children) and they were able to ascertain some significant points of interest,
1. The animal was ‘dragged’ a meter away from its
2. No traces of any associated anomalies were found
in a survey of the surroundings.
3. The acting veterinarian performed abdominal
incisions without first ascertaining any strange anomalies or justifying the
cause of death.
4. Most noticeably, despite having died 8 days
prior, the carcass showed no signs of rigor mortis, as though it had occurred
only days before. All of its soft parts, blood and exposed flesh, were normal,
without any insects settling upon it.
5. The hyoid bone was remarkably ‘clean’ without
any adhesions. This is a determining factor, as in several cases we have been
told that ‘not even professional deboners can do such a good job’.
6. The other highly strange event has been the
discovery of a small, perfect circle measuring 5 centimeters, cauterized, and
located on the animal’s hide over the udder. A vital element that was extracted
by researchers for study.
7. A magnet was passed all over the cow’s body in
a search for metallic elements (filings, parts, etc.) with negative results.
8. There is a windmill with a water tank some 1000
meters from the animal. It shows no anomalies.
9. The locals did not see any ‘nocturnal lights’
about prior or after the event.
10. In the Hasenkamp event, the mutilating agent
did not ‘return’ to continue mutilating the body, as has happened in other
instances. According to the owner, everything was the same as when they found
the animal the first day.
Hypothesis (Luis Burgos)
While research is ongoing, we can develop a
framework toward a “working hypothesis”. During a survey of the field
two days before finding the lifeless animal, the owner attested that it was in
good health and so were its two calves. He did not check on them the next day,
and the day after, he was startled to see the calves alone in the field. He
undertook a search for the mother and found the unpleasant surprise. We must
therefore suppose that it is possible that the cow was ‘separated’ during the
night, mutilated and deposited where she was later found, distant from both
little calves. Faced with such a prospect, it is obvious that some questions
are more disquieting than the answers. Had the animal been stalked beforehand?
Did the mutilation take place on site or elsewhere? Was the body inoculated to
keep it fresh for several days? The fact is that we’re facing a mutilation of
exceptional characteristics that will not have a satisfactory ‘official’
explanation, much like the hundreds that have taken place since April 2002.
What is most convincing to researchers is that this entire event, which took
place in 48 hours, invalidates the possibility of any conventional methodology
or the involvement of local fauna.
Research credit: Edith Moneda, indefatigable ICOU
travel companion, to whom we are deeply grateful for her willingness to
investigate, undertaking a nearly 600 km.long journey at her youthful 82 years
of age. An example to be followed by anyone who wants to engage in field
research. Congratulations and thanks!
[Translation (c) 2021 S. Corrales, IHU with thanks
to Luis Burgos]