Okay, don’t freak out, but there may be some sort of bull-sacrificing cult operating in Oregon.
This is a strange tale but bear with us. Also, it gets kinda gross, so reader discretion is advised. If you want to see pictures of the unfortunate bulls, then you’ll have to head on over to the AP website. We’re not going to publish ‘em here.
Last July, a dead bull turned up in a ravine in Eastern Oregon. Its blood had all been sucked out, it’s tongue removed, and it’s private parts taken with surgical precision. Which is weird. But then it gets weirder because four more dead pulls turned up over the course of four days all within a 1.5-mile radius of the first dead bull.
When word got out, this naturally spooked the locals something fierce. Theories ranged from a new type of bull-eating carrion bug to UFOs. The Cattlemen's Association recommended that ranch hands head out at night in pairs and armed, which wasn’t a hard sell for a bunch of terrified ranchers in Oregon.
Investigators were assigned to the case but came away empty-handed. There were no tracks and no evidence left behind. Every lead turned out to be a dead-end, and there were no witnesses to report even suspicious-looking behavior.
There is one theory that explains these weird mutilated bulls and it’s being put forward by both the Harney County sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the case and the vice president of the Silvies Valley Ranch: a cult.
“We think that this crime is being perpetrated by some sort of a cult,” said Colby Marshall, VP of Silvies Valley Ranch.
“Personally, I would lean more toward the occult, where people for whatever reason--whether it’s a phase of the moon or whatever rituals they’re going to do with their beliefs--are coming to different areas and doing that,” added Deputy Dan Jenkins. “If anyone has concrete information or knows of any cases that have been solved in the past, that would definitely be helpful.”
Similar occurrences happened back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but the mutations stopped after a while. The ranch is offering a reward of $25,000 for any information that might lead to an arrest, and if we’re lucky, prevent the summoning of some bull-parted demon.
(Source: Associated Press)