Article by Michael Moran July 23, 2020 (dailystar.co.uk)
• On July 4th, Albert Tyas was walking in the Gaddings Dam Area of Todmorden, in Yorkshire, England, when he came across the corpse of the calf was found in a field where sheep were grazing. He sent pictures of the dead calf to paranormal researcher Deborah Hatswell.
• Arriving at the scene, Hatswell found that the calf had “very precise clean cuts”. “[There were] no signs of attack or a chase of any kind,” Hatswell told Daily Star Online. She noted that the grass surrounding the calf was clean, with no sign of blood. “This kill has all the classic signs of animal mutilation.” The animal had a perfectly cut ‘tennis ball sized’ sphere cut into its side, with no blood around the wound, as if the flesh had been scooped with a melon baller. Also, there were no signs of a vehicle or tractor tracks in the area, which makes it unlikely that the animal was killed elsewhere and dumped. It’s as if, Hatswell says, the animal had been “dropped from above.” Researchers also found a dead white chicken in the same area, which also defied explanation.
• Reports of animal mutilation go at least as far back as the 1600s, where the animal’s “surgical” wounds are too neat to have been caused by natural predators. Hatswell says that during the course of her research into the paranormal across Britain, Todmorden comes up again and again as a hotspot of inexplicable happenings.
• The Yorkshire area is steeped in paranormal lore, said Hatswell, citing the case of Zigmund Adamski, a 56 year old miner who went missing from his home in Tingley, near Wakefield in June 1980. Adamski’s body was discovered five days later, 20 miles from his home at a coal yard in Todmorden. Adamski’s body was covered in mysterious burns, and they appear to have been treated with an ointment that scientists were unable to identify. James Turnbull, the coroner who dealt with Zigmund’s death, described the case as the biggest mystery of his career. Adamski had been missing for five days, but his body only showed one day’s growth of beard.
A bizarre “animal mutilation” case has been reported in Yorkshire – and paranormal investigators say the dead animal could have been “dropped from above”.
Reports of livestock being skinned with surgical precision and drained of blood – often associated with UFO sightings – have been a regular part of paranormal lore for decades. But most of them come out of the American Midwest.
This strange story of a calf killed by some unknown force or predator comes from the Gaddings Dam Area of Todmorden, in Yorkshire.
Paranormal researcher Deborah Hatswell was sent images of the extraordinary find by Albert Tyas, who was out walking in the area on July 4.
The corpse of the calf was found, somewhat unusually, in a field where sheep were grazing.
“This kill has all the classic signs of animal mutilation,” Deborah told Daily Star Online.
“Notice the very precise clean cuts,” she added, “there are no signs of attack or a chase of any kind.”
Deborah adds that the clean grass surrounding the calf, with no blood, makes it unlikely that this animal was killed by a dog or a cat.
“It doesn’t fit with the classic signs of any normal beast here in the UK.”
It’s almost as if, she says, the animal had been “dropped from above.”
Sceptics, looking at the innumerable reports of animal mutilation which go at least as far back as the 1600s, will often blame humans for the “surgical” wounds on the animals, which are too neat to have been caused by natural predators.
But, Debbie points out in this case, there are no signs of vehicle or tractor tracks in the area which makes it unlikely that the animal was killed elsewhere and dumped.
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