By Raul Oscar Chaves (CIUFOS-LaPampa)
Translated by Scott Corrales, IHU
As a fellow researcher once noted regarding ufology, this field of study does not grant a full answer to the phenomenon despite the efforts that have been carried out over the course of the decades. Why could this be? Perhaps because the phenomenon lacks any logic whatsoever, and it becomes necessary to understand this.
This opinion is the result of our experiences as field researchers and not mere speculation: the accumulation of information does not necessarily imply the understanding of knowledge, especially the comprehension of a phenomenon that is as atypical as it is illogical.
And I want to make reference here to cattle mutilations, since our experience has consisted mainly of engaging in field research in the province of La Pampa. Not having gone deeper into this research has not been due to a lack of will or ability, but rather, due to the lack of professional support, both veterinary and laboratory alike, institutions of higher learning, etc., with the exception of those who made a superlative effort to clarify the wealth of existing cases.
However, neither experts nor field researchers were convinced by the explanations offered by bureaucrats at the time, much less by childish answers that drew attention to the characteristics of the cases themselves. It was thus that the absence of the following became known:
Almost the entirety of blood (7% of the animals weight is the weight of its blood)
Absence of fetuses in cases of pregnancies ascertained by palpation, without detecting any labor
Absence of corneas
Absence of significant muscular groups in unopened bodies (longinis dorsis)
Absence of various glands
Visual confirmation of the nearly complete exposition of the uterus, circumstances that would ascertain the extraction/disappearance of the unborn animal, presumably through suction.
Verification of the existence of electromagnetic radiation over and around the animal.
Verification of the existence of unknown chemical compounds on the animals, impacting the carcasses’ span of preservation.
Discovery of bodies with severe burns (calcinations of the hard palate) both in digestive and respiratory tracts.
Discovery of unknown substances in the form of gelatinous drops over the carcasses, which could never be sampled. Why? Because when attempts were made to recover them, the substance changed its state to become liquid before crystallizing and vanishing altogether. This substance would be a necessary ingredient in the mutilations, with its impact depending on the degree of sublimation achieved.
Verification of the various preservation times, stretching up to 20 days before putrefaction sets in.
Verification through the use of clay ovens of temperatures of between 180 and 200 centigrade to cook meat from mutilated cattle, with 8 hours elapsing without the meat cooking at all, only emerging slightly toasted.
Discovery of carcasses showing signs of mutilation in various stages (up to 3 stages) in a short span of time.
Verification of the perfect preservation of a body in which 60% of its hide and hair were included, after a period of 3 years. Rigidity of the ocular orb due to exposure to a high source of light or heat.
Verification of extreme hardness in the hides, resulting from exposure to radiation.
Verification of states of deterioration and degradation caused in carcasses whose original position had been moved, without natural putrefaction ever occurring.
Verification of the existence of nearly conical imprints of unknown origin in the ground, proportionally distributed (with a depth of 15 cm, an upper diameter of 10 cm an a hexagonal format) and very close to the carcasses.
Discovery of carcasses beyond the perimeters of farms and ranches.
Discovery of animals in atypical postures: on their stomachs, on their backs (legs in the air), with depressions of 5-10 cm beneath them.
Verification of the existence of hematomas, internal bruising and fracturing in animals – facts that would suggest the animals being hurled or dropped from a height.
Discovery of animals with blue and emerald-green eyes; others displaying signs of blindness.
Verification of the existence of incisions that suggest the use of hitherto unknown technologies.
Verification of the existence of a pathogen in various parts of the body, greenish-blue in coming and of unknown origin.
Verification of cattle mutilation in unborn specimens that were still within the cows’ wombs.
With regard to the draining of water tanks, it has been possible to find evidence of effects on sub-aquatic flora growing within the tank – notorious changes in coloring, flattening and spiral shape, suggesting the possibility of their disappearance through suction.
The impact of burns on insects and toads within the same water tanks was also ascertained.
With regard to the condition of the pastures in locations where the mutilated cattle had been located, these areas showed a distinct change in coloration presumably resulting from the impact of electromagnetic radiation. The disappearance of microfauna was also observed.
The foregoing arises from the research conducted by Ciufos-La Pampa in over 300 cattle mutilation cases that have occurred in La Pampa and western Buenos Aires province. This was made possible through the collaboration and advice of experts from a number of fields of endeavor.
The first chemical compounds detected outside of Argentina in mutilation cases suggested the existence of Oxyndol in very high, atypical concentrations. It is believed that the sedative properties achieve positive results through gradual applications, rather than immediately, and would not produce severe burns such as the ones detected (except for unknown states of sublimation) and which would result in sudden death due to heart attack.
The cases from La Pampa and neighboring areas revealed the presence of formaldehyde--a chemical compound that manifests itself as a colorless gas with a penetrating odor—on the animals. This chemical can be compressed until it achieves a liquid state.
Much like oxyndol, formaldehyde would lack the capacity to yield immediate effects with definite results, under normal circumstances. It can be lethal in higher concentrations. It has aseptic/disinfectant properties and is used in the preservation of samples and cadavers, and can produce skin, eye, nose and throat irritation in humans.
These pathologies were detected by witnesses and researchers alike when approaching the carcasses. Odors similar to ether and formaline were detected, and their presence would have kept vermin and carrion animals from coming close. It should be noted that in two specific cases of consumption of meat from mutilated animals, the flesh had an acid and bitter taste, and could only be eaten after boiling.
In one of the cases in which the parties involved are a witness and the pack of dogs he employees for small game hunting, [consumption of the meat] resulted in a soporific condition that went from 22:00 hours on one day to 17:00 hours the next, continuously.
Opinions posited by professional veterinarians at the time suggested that given the presence of formaldehyde, human involvement could not be dismissed. These chemical agents or compounds, having narcotic and preservative properties, provide a heightened degree of aspepsia which affected witnesses and researchers alike, causing them to manifest such pathologies as impact on the eyes and airways, allergies of undetermined origin, significant weight loss, alteration of melanin levels, lack of bodily stability, liver and intestinal trouble, hair loss, weight increase in muscular mass, intense muscular aches, alteration of normal values in clinical tests, etc. While the mutilation phenomenon centered largely on cattle, it has also affected horses, sheep, dogs, cats, hens, rabbits, domesticated pigs, wild pigs, deer, llamas, guanacos and even humans, as evidenced by the case histories.
Finally, it should be noted that there were specific cases in which the animals involved could survive [the mutilations] but had to be put down due to the extent of their injuries.
In closing, we can remark that the presence Intelligence with a thorough knowledge is at work. The existence of various stages of genetic manipulation would undoubtedly become evident as well.
Raul Oscar Chaves