Sunday, May 28, 2023

New Animal Mutilation Map

By Margie Kay

I created a new animal mutilation map for researchers using Google My Maps. I have completed approximately 40 investigations on my own, but others are invited to share their cases to be included. This is a work in progress, and it will take me a while to finish. Researchers and witnesses may report their cases to be included in this map to 

Link to map:

Seven Cows and Two Goats Found Mutilated in Texas

Guardian article

FOX 26 Houston article

Seven cows were found dead and mutilated in east-central Texas along TX-OSR Highway on April 19, 2023 and later according to the Madison County Sheriff's office. 

Each cow was from a different head and pasture and was found at varying locations along the state highway in Robertson, Madison, and Brazos Counties. Authorities found no evidence of blood, footprints, or tire tracks around any of the cows. 

The first cow found was a 6-year-old longhorn-cross cow and she was found with a clean precision cut around her mouth and her tongue removed. The other cows were found in similar conditions. According to the sheriff's office, “On two of the five cows, a circular cut was made removing the anus and the external genitalia. This circular cut was made with the same precision as the cuts noted around the jaw lines of each cow.”

A rancher in Montgomery County reported to FOX 26 that they found two goats mutilated on their property. 

Ranchers stated that no predators or birds came near the mutilated cattle, which is highly unusual. 

The cause of death remains unknown, and the sheriff's office asks that anyone with information to come forward. A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Animal Legal Defense Fund for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible. 

Multiple cases such as this have been reported across the country for the past 50 years, with most of the events occurring in the 1970's. The FBI investigated a number of cases under Project Animal Mutilation. 

                                                                Fox 26 News Report

Monday, August 22, 2022

Rabbit Mutilation in Nevada


Lianne Beyer of Reno, Nevada reported a strange event on August 20, 2022 which occurred on her property.

Today we found this rabbit dead and beheaded (25 ft from our back door) behind our home on our golf course. No animal or human tracks AT ALL were seen around the animal and little to no blood on the fur or ground around the animal. It is so strangely placed as well. I wanted to share some pictures and video with you in the hopes of someone reaching out to us as it so fresh and bizarre. It rained here heavily the last two days, and it is like it was perfectly placed down without tracks on the soft dirt. The footprints you see are of me and my daughter looking at it. I am not usually a believer in the paranormal, but this has us completely freaked out. It reminds me so much of one of the strange animal mutilations that has occurred around the world but a smaller animal. As a side note we have tons of coyotes in our area, and this would have been immediately scavenged in my opinion, but nothing has touched it. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.”

The rabbit head was placed behind the body. Lianne and her husband did not touch the body or head. Three days later the head and body were missing, but no tracks could be found in the soft dirt, even though it had recently rained.

Lianne and her husband are completely baffled, and so am I. I’ve investigated multiple animal mutilations, but none like this. A predator surely would have eaten the rabbit rather than taking its head off and leaving it. And the fact that there was no blood on the ground is eerily similar to what occurs with large animal mutilations that remain unexplained.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

23 Common Occurrances in Animal Mutilation Cases

After studying the subject seriously since 2012 I've discovered that there are a number of commonalities among animal mutilation cases that are worth noting, and that any serious researcher of the subject should look for.

Animal mutilations came to public light in the 1960's when ranchers began to report to the local police and FBI, and the media picked this up.  This phenomena occurs not only in the United States, but worldwide. Many mutilation files were released by the FBI and are now available to researchers, although these are all older cases, with no new cases released, although there are many. In Missouri alone, I've investigated over 70 reports. One has to wonder why the later cases have not been released yet, unless as some people theorize, there is a cover-up regarding this subject.

The media seemed to grab on to the idea early on that cults were doing the mutilating, although to date there has never been any proof of that. Additionally, some reporters and websites state that most or all of the cases can be explained by natural predators, which is preposterous given the facts. 

Another problem in getting this information out to the public is that most ranchers do not want any publicity and don't want their names or locations used in any manner. Unfortunately, this means that the public will never know exactly where or when these mutilation events occurred.

Following are some of the common traits that are found at mutilation sites:
1. Little or no bodily fluids on site, on the ground or on or in the animal, even when found soon after the mutilation occurred.  Where has the blood gone?  How were the wounds made without any loss of blood?
2. Precise, surgical cuts, or laser-like cuts found, not torn hide or bite marks from predators. (We only look at fresh cuts, not old ones because as the animal bloats the cuts will stretch and make it look very straight)
3. The head of the animal is found facing east in a large number of cases.  (This is just an observation, no explanation has been found.) 
4. Similar organs missing on each of the mutilated animals: usually the udder or parts of the udder, the vaginal area, the tongue, anal area, and cheek which may include the jaw, and sometimes the lips or eyes. No marks are found on the bones, which would normally be found if the cuts had been made by a knife or other instrument.
5. In some cases marks on the legs or body are found as if the animal has been trussed and lifted with a rope or chain.
6. Extremely fast decomposition of the body, faster than if the animal died from natural causes,or in some cases, slow decomposition.
7. A "human-like" rather than a "dead animal" death smell has been reported in some instances.
8. Dead blow flies on the animal and on the ground.  What is killing them?
9. Lack of any sign of predators such as coyotes or vultures eating on the dead carcass as would be expected in a death from natural causes. In some cases animals never eat on the carcass, even though it is known that vultures and coyotes are in the area.
10. In some cases a dark black outline is left on the grass surrounding the animal which appears to be a burn mark of some kind.
11. Lab testing shows a change in the soil in some cases- something makes it non-water soluble, meaning that it has been exposed to very high temperatures. Soil testing outside the area shows no change to the soil.
12. In the rare event that an autopsy is performed internal organs or a fetus may be missing, and in some cases with no cuts on the body.
13. When mutilations occur in one area, they often occur in another, then months may go by with no reports. Oddly, Chuck Zukowski and I have found that many of these events occur ON THE SAME LATITUDE, and I've found these at 39 degrees, 38 degrees, and 37 degrees.
14. Often a circular depression is found on the ground or grass in the immediate vicinity of the animal. Some of the grasses have been lab tested (W.C. Leavengood, biophysicist, did testing and wrote reports on this - he found grasses had been chemically altered -see my article on this subject).
15. Often a depression just under the dead animal, and only in that location, up to 3" deep, indicating that the animal was likely dropped from above.
16. Broken ribs on the animal on the side facing the ground (usually only visible after decomposition or an autopsy is performed.) Again indicating a drop from above.
17. Rarely are any thrashing marks left on the ground around the animal (I know of only one) indicating that the animals were killed somewhere else and deposited in a different location.
18. Farmers and ranchers who report cases to the local authorities are on rare occasions, harassed and threatened. This usually occurs in countries outside the U.S. (I am working on several cases in other countries and will submit articles on these later.)
19. Investigators and ranchers often report low-flying aircraft over the mutilation site such as black helicopters with no markings and military planes.  When this occurs in an area that is not known for such activity such as ranches located near air bases, what is the explanation?  
20. High EMF readings are often detected inside the mutilation area on the ground, but not outside the area.
21. In all cases to date, there are NO TRACKS found from human footprints, ATV's, Trucks, or any type of vehicle near the dead animal.
22. When gates are locked by the rancher, they are not found unlocked and there is no sign of trespass.
23. Witnesses often see UFOs or unexplained balls of lights, or beams of light over their property prior to or during a mutilation.
24. Witnesses and investigators often see U.S. military aircraft, often unmarked, just after a mutilation occurred even though no report had been made to the military. In one of my cases, we heard two aircraft right over our heads, but could see nothing. Does our military have cloaking technology?

Quest Investigation Group requests that researchers and witnesses to the phenomena report cases to this site in an effort to collect as much data as possible in an effort to solve the mystery.

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About the author:  Margie Kay is a private investigator and owner of a forensic investigation company in Kansas City, Missouri.  She is the publisher of Un-X News Magazine, host of UNX News Podcast/Radio, Assistant State Director of Missouri MUFON, and Director of Quest Investigation Group. See more at or

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mutilated Deer Found at Cahokia Mound

A utility contractor was walking along the trails at the Cahokia Mounds in Illinois, east of St. Louis, on Thanksgiving day, 2018 when he came across a mutilated deer.  He saw the female deer laying on the ground in a field at the edge of the woods at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Mutilated deer found on November 22, 2018

The witness said that it looked like something from a text book on animal mutilations. He could see no signs of trauma to the body of the animal that would indicate what happened as far as a cause of death. The side facing upwards had no signs of wounds or punctures, and there was no blood found on the animal or on the ground and it did not appear that any predators had eaten on the animal, which is highly unusual. 

He asked "If the animal had been hunted illegally, then why was it not skinned?"  It does not appear the the animal was killed by a hunter, either. 

The portion that is cut out is very precise- there
are no tears or rips that would be expected from
a predator
The area around the jaw that has been cut out is typical of what we see in many animal mutilation cases. Most cases involve cattle, fewer reports are received that involve horses, sheep, dogs, cats, or other animals. It is very unusual to find a deer carcass with this type of mutilation.  

The location is notable, since there have been numerous reports of Unidentified Flying Objects and balls of light in the area in and near the Cahokia Mounds. 

Cahokia Mounds aerial view: From the Cahokia Mounds website

The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri. This historic park lies in southern Illinois between East St. Louis and Collinsville.

The witness gave me permission to use his photographs and story for this blog, but he wishes to remain anonymous. 

Margie Kay is an author, researcher, and investigator living in Kansas City, Missouri. Contact her at or 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mutilated cow found on a remote Wisconsin ranch

A Wisconsin rancher found a mutilated dead cow on his property on September 26, 2016. The owner of the animal is a rancher who keeps some of her cows on a different ranch owned by a neighbor. On Monday the landowner saw birds flying around an area above a hill and wondered what they were doing but did not investigate. On Tuesday morning they went to investigate since the vultures were still in the area. The landowner found a cow in a pasture with a large section of her jaw and face cut with precision, and the tongue completely removed. The ear tag (number 51) was missing. No blood was found at the site and the ranchers could find no bullet holes or cause of death. The nose of the animal was placed in a cow pie. The location where the cow was found is at the top of a steep hill, which the witnesses found odd because it would have been difficult for anyone to access in order to perform the mutilation.

There were no flies around the animal, and although a coyote was watching nearby, it did not touch the cow. The owner of the cow called two veterinarians who refused to come out.  She called the police and filed a report, but they have not been looking into it, and said that they have no idea what happened. She called the Department of Natural Resources but has not heard back from them yet.

The witness said that the gates to the ranch are always closed and are wired up in a certain way which would be difficult to duplicate. No vehicle tracks were found, and the gates were not disturbed. The witnesses said that she is still very upset about the situation and contacted me after doing a search on the internet. She has never had anything like this happen to any of her animals.

The mutilated animal is a 4-year-old champion cow who was worth thousands of dollars. She was pregnant with two calves. The owner of the property moved the dead animal three days after it was found. No animals ate on the carcass.

The witness has about 13 cows at that location and about 200 cows at her ranch, and more cows at a third ranch that is 30 minutes away. She is concerned that something like this may happen again. The landowners, who have cows and a horse of their own, have set up outdoor cameras in hopes of catching evidence if something like this happens to another animal on their property. 

The landowners speculate that the incident may be related to extraterrestrials, while neighbors claim the incident must have something to do with a cult who wanted the tongue for some type of ritual. However, this does not explain the fact that there is no blood on the scene and that a cause of death could not be determined by the experienced ranchers. Since this is in a very remote location at least five miles from a highway, the ranchers said that there is a low possibility for anyone being in the area who does not live there. 
Margie Kay is a paranormal researcher, animal mutilation investigator, and author. Visit for more information. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bull Mutilated in Cascade, Montana June 23, 2016

A Montana rancher sent me an email and photos today regarding the death and mutilation of one of his bulls. The bull was fine on Saturday, but found dead on Monday. 

It is more unusual to find mutilated bulls than cows. The rancher described the typical findings - no blood on site, clean cuts, and commonly found missing parts. 

The following is the witnesses email to me: (with permission)


Have had an incident about 15 miles west of Cascade, MT. Don't know what else to say. I've never seen anything like it until today. I've looked online for similar occurrences and found many. Missing tongue, missing genitalia, right eyeball missing with what appears to be a burn mark below the socket, right ear cut off, anus cored out. We've determined by witnesses that this bull was alive last Saturday, but was seen dead last Monday. Today a friend (the owner) asked another friend and me to come look it over.

There is not much blood, there were no vehicle tracks, no human footprints other than those of the people who've gone to the site subsequent to the death of the animal. Another part that is consistent with other incidents I've been reading about this evening is the fact that we have a great number of coyotes and scavenger type birds out here - yet the carcass hasn't been touched. Very few flies...nearly no insects on the carcass. There is a Minuteman missile silo in plain sight from the position of the bull. I've spent the last hour reading the various reports online about these incidents and there are just too many exactly matching similarities not to send this your way. 

Photos copyrighted by the owner. 

Copyright 2016 by Margie Kay