This is the story of the Evans family, whose harrowing
encounters with the inexplicable happened in 1975, a
peak year for surgical cattle mutilations in Colorado.
Though my account reads almost like scary science fiction, it
is based on witness reports taken by Dr. Leo Sprinkle
and Dr. John Derr, who at the time were working with the
now defunct Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO).
Paranoia stalked the beautiful Colorado landscape in the mid
1970s. Mysterious night surgeons were doing their foul
deeds. An unseen agency was performing ultra-skilled
surgery and removing specific animal parts. Only the
bovine carcass with its serrated edged cavities remained
Glowing aerial lights and other strange aerial forms were
frequently see, but no culprit had ever been apprehended
in the thousands of incidents. The middle-aged Evans
family, consisting of John, Susan, their three sons, and
a business partner named Jim, who spent several months
cleaning and repairing the ranch the family had acquired
before moving there in Oct. of 1975.
The ranch was located near a small town in the Rocky
Mountains, and overlooked a military installation.
Abandoned coal mines were thought to be under an area of
the ranch. The new residents were immediately presented
with mystery there were never able to solve. Why did the
house often have a turbine-like hum?
Shortly after their arrival, an orange glowing craft shaped
like the top of a lighthouse appeared over a dam on the
northwest corner of the property. Little did they
realize that this would be only the first of an
incredible onslaught of bewildering events.
In the months that the family tried to cope at the ranch,
UFOs were often seen by them and their friends. In one
incident, during broad daylight, Susan and two friends
spotted an object that must have been hundreds of feet
Most often the sighting took place in darkness. On the night
when nine discs appeared beyond the front of the house,
it was Susan who got zapped. She had been watching from
the front room couch. There was a flash of light, and
whatever it was, knocked her into the middle of the
front room floor. Of all the persons at the ranch, Susan
was the most sensitive to the mysterious forces and
eventually the one most disturbed by it all.
Periodically she and several of her friends suffered induced
headaches, momentary paralysis, and all the symptoms of
panic. Several friends made an early departure from the
ranch. When the discs were about, effects such as power
outages, pounding on the side of the house, mutilations
and other bizarre phenomena occurred.
One afternoon Joe the oldest son, and some friends visiting
from Denver found the first mutilated cow. It had its
udder, one eye, one ear and its rectum removed. It was
devoid of blood in the fallen snow.
Eventually the Evans herd would lose four cows. This
precipitated an angry confrontation between Jim and the
county sheriff, who seemed unresponsive. Appearing to
control his great irritation, the sheriff told Jim,
"We know what the mutilations are and have known
for some time. We only make public about one fourth of
the total, and there have been 400 so far. It is done by
extraterrestrials. The FBI has been told about it. This
"cover-up" policy avoided certain panic in the
county, and successfully reduced public ridicule of the
Several times at the ranch a voice came out of nowhere. One
night the three adults came home from shopping and found
the boys in the back room cowering in fear. Something
had been pounding on the house all evening. Jim lost his
temper and stormed outside. He screamed curses into the
silence and ended up saying, "If we can't have this
land, you won't have it either! I'll blow the whole
thing away. "Back in the house he had some coffee
and tried to calm down. Then went back outside to work
on the faulty septic tank. Suddenly, a great stereo-like
voice boomed from everywhere, "Dr. Jim, we accept
Jim hurried back into the house very upset and disoriented.
The family talked to the sheriff about moving the boys
to town. Incredible as it seems, a big hairy being also
joined the parade of oddities on the ranch. It became
apparent that "Big Foot" was just one more
facet of the cunning intelligence harassing the Evans.
No less than 20 persons would see "Big
One night, Jim took a shot at its dark form, without effect.
In the midst of the harassment, something completely
destroyed the transmissions of Susan's Cadillac and the
station wagon. On another occasion, Susan got a complete
surprise. Jim had quietly stepped out on the porch
without turning on the porch light. Once he spotted the
figure, he tapped on the window and Susan came out.
Susan shaded her eyes, leaned over and looked where Jim
told her into the trees. She was amazed to see the huge
dark figure lean over and shade its eyes, just as she
had, appearing to mimic her movement.
In two separate episodes, strange figures momentarily
appeared at the house. One was an indistinct figure in a
tight suit, who appeared in a window above Jim as he lay
on a couch with his gun beside him. This threw Susan
into a high-pulse, rapid breathing episode, even though
she was alone in her bedroom when it happened. On
another occasion Jim awoke on his couch in the wee hours
and found he couldn't move. A tall, skinny alien stood
beside him. It was wearing a space helmet, with three
hoses projecting out of it and attached to a pointed box
on its chest. In panic, Jim began to be able to force
air through his larynx and make strange noises. The
alien vanished. Jim thought, "Oh God! I'm
hallucinating--I've lost my mind."
John became more rational after John and Susan came rushing
in. Of all the strange happenings that occurred on the
ranch, "the meeting incident" was probably the
most frightening yet fascinating. Sort of a climax of
all the sinister activity. It was a cold, moonlit,
winter night when Jim and Joe drove up to the mysterious
Jim would never know why he got the compulsion to venture
near this strange place after sundown. They had been
parked a little while, when they noticed a dim, yellow
light behind their auto, coming from the forest. As they
cautiously approached there lay an illuminated black box
in the snow. Jim remembered that the sheriff had warned
him about black boxes which were making a buzzing sound
and this increased when Jim took another step toward it.
He backed up, returned to the car, then sent Joe back to
As Jim stood there, he spotted another yellow light down
under the dark pine trees. He began to walk toward this
light. He had not felt well this day and his health was
not the best anyway. He had a heart condition called
Jim didn't want to move his legs and go to the light yet a
strange, overpowering compulsion, moved him toward it.
Jim had anxiety, but no real fear.
Photo of Donald Worley,
Alien Abduction Researcher
Jim never understood why he would do something like this against
his own wishes. He entered an illuminated area that
seemed to have no light source
[AAER Note: This is not ordinary light created by photons. This may be an energy that absorbs photons out of this universe.]
Two aliens were standing in the light source. Jim told the
investigator, "As soon as I walked up they spoke to
me by my name and said, 'How nice of you to come.' It was
like I had been expected."
Jim continued his story. "Down the hill was a dimly lit
disc on the ground. I was up there maybe five minutes.
They apologized for any inconveniences they had caused us,
told me that a more equitable arrangement would be worked
out between us, whatever that meant. I wanted to ask the a
lot of questions but didn't. Like where do you come from?'
I did tell them they were foolish drawing the attention
mutilating cattle. I complained about the damage to our
cars but they admitted nothing."
Jim had studied the two beings closely. "They seemed
young and effeminate, were about 5 feet 6 inches tall,
wore tight fitting clothing, like a flight suit and these
changed from brown to silver. I don't know how this was
done. They were very fair with large eyes. They seemed
perfectly normal and relaxed. They had blonde hair with
something over the head, but I could still see some hair.
Their facial features were fine. The thing that impressed
me the most were the large and striking eyes."
Jim said, "The aliens were different but only in that you might
just stare at them and not be freaked by them. They didn't
give me any earth-shattering information like a cure for
cancer or a billion dollars -- or at least offer to pay
for the car's transmissions. I did find out that the big
fuzzy thing we call 'Big Foot' obeys their commands. I
found out the black box can be lethal if they were telling
The beings spoke in ordinary English. Why they didn't use the
usual telepathic communication often used is a mystery.
Jim was pretty shook up by it all. He had seen the disc
nearby and was very excited about the prospects for peace
Jim expected to see the aliens again. He rushed down to the
house and excitedly told all about the meeting and they
might even have visitors at the house one day. Later he
thought over this very unreal meeting and its pleasant
conversation and became confused and disillusioned.
After a period of quiet the frightening harassment began
again. One morning just after daybreak, Susan, Harry, and
another visitor named Charlie were driving into town.
Charlie saw the huge cone shaped UFO first. They compared
it to a farmhouse down the road and decided it must be
hundreds of feet across.
Paranoia had set in as far as the hapless inhabitants of the
ranch were concerned. They tried the buddy system and
believed only what two people saw. Whatever they had done
it was far too late. The toll of months of tension was too
much for the brave souls who loved the beautiful Colorado
ranch so much. They were already conditioned when the last
event occurred. Actually it was really nothing. Just an
electrical short on the front porch that set some buckets
of paint on fire. Everyone thought this was it. They were
under attack. This was the end and they might die. Their
will was broken and they sought flight instead of fight.
The alien force possessing undreamed of power had won. Its
victims believed it was not a friendly force, and couldn't
care less if they lived or died. The force was engaged in
widespread activity than no man could stop or even impede.
Jim believed that the ranch must harbor some kind of base
Susan was most affected after they moved away. She began to
go to see a psychiatrist. Jim's background as a security
officer in the Air Force prepared him for some of what
happened. He was the type who thrived on intrigue.
In this classic case we see several significant factors that
seem to present us with important clues concerning the
unfathomable presence behind surgical cow mutilation.
Whatever is engaged in this ground level activity must be
In the Evans case we see a variety of paraphysical
manifestations and their physical effects. Important too,
is the appearance of the aliens themselves. Not, the
master controllers behind it all of course.
Who can ever know what they look like and where they really
are? The only thing taken from the Evans ranch was the
cattle parts and the blood, so let me try to address this
vital part of the enigma.
Why would the aliens want the blood and certain tissues. For
the most part we are limited to asking certain
rudimentary, speculative questions. Is a desire for DNA
and genetic material behind this strange harvest? Large
parts of cattle chromosomes are identical to human
chromosomes. The tongue has salivary glands with cells
containing chromosomes a thousand times larger than any
other body cells.
Why the need for the historically special substance called
blood? This acquisition of bovine blood causes me to
recall a time in the 1960s when the aliens tried to take a
loaded bloodmobile in West Virginia. Actually in the same
context we must remember that ominous relentless intrusion
into the very heart of human existence called, "Lost
Time Abduction (LTA)." The surface of this secret,
denied, thing has only been scratched.
Why this fondness for living egg, sperm, and human fetuses?
Are the products of the two phenomena, MUTE and LTA
somehow connected? What are the aliens creating? Why the
urgency to create it? Sometimes they have said it must be
done. Do they know some dreadful things about Earth's
future that we can't know? The truth of alien presence
transcends all other concerns of human existence, and no
doubt involves our orgin, the nature of our being, and our
ultimate end. Yet today we continue on in a soothed
Inner Government having successfully convinced us that
nothing exists and nothing is happening. Are the
unsuspecting inhabitants of this planet lulled into an
endless sleep, one day going to be awakened to an
atrocious nightmare that government long ago should have
prepared them for?
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