From 1992 to 2002 investigative journalist Christopher O'Brien investigated and/or logged hundreds of unexplained events reported in the San Luis Valley—located in South-central Colorado/North Central New Mexico. Working with law enforcement officials from area counties, ex-military members, ranchers and an extensive network of skywatcher/investigators, he documented what may have been the most intense wave of unexplained activity ever seen in a single region of North America.
His ten-plus year investigation resulted in the three books of his “mysterious valley” trilogy, The Mysterious Valley, Enter the Valley, (both St Martins Press) and Secrets of the Mysterious Valley. His field investigation of UFO reports, unexplained livestock deaths, Native American legends, cryptozoological animals, secret military activity and the folklore, found in the world's largest alpine valley, has produced one of the largest databases of unusual occurrences gathered from a single geographic region.
His new book Stalking the Herd (600 pages 2014) is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of “cattle mutilations.” It is destined to become the go-to textbook examining this complicated mystery. His recent book Stalking the Tricksters, released by Adventures Unlimited Press (2009), distills his years of field investigation and research into an ingenious unified field theory that addresses the apparent interrelatedness between divergent paranormal phenomena.
O’Brien has appeared on over 70 TV show segments and documentaries and hundreds radio programs around the world including, Ancient Aliens, Coast to Coast, UFO Hunters, Inside Edition, Extra, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, Unexplained Files and his investigations have been featured by the History, Learning, Travel and Discovery Channels, the BBC, Nippon TV, the Associated Press, Denver Post, Albuquerque Journal, Fate, UFO Magazine and many other publications and media outlets too numerous too mention. He has location-scouted, field-produced, supplied footage for dozens of production companies and directed two segments for the TV show Strange Universe. He is currently an associate producer for Ronald James Films, and his film (co-produced with Ron James and Jennifer Stein) “It Could Happen Tomorrow” won two 2012 EBE film festival Awards—for Best Feature and The Peoples Choice Award.
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Who or What is Behind the Cattle Mutilations?
The cattle mutilation phenomenon is an ongoing mystery that has endured for almost 50 years. What have we learned, if anything, from the countless reports filed? Who or what is behind the death and disfigurement of livestock reported as mutilated around the globe?
Are these deaths simply attributable to natural predators and scavengers? Or is the military/government somehow involved? Are the deaths the action of ritual "cultists" as police say the evidence would suggest? Is it possible that alien predators are involved, as some researchers and the media have suggested? Are mystery helicopters or UFOs related to the cattle mutilation phenomenon as many witnesses have claimed?
Regardless of who or what is responsible, what are the motivations behind perpetrating what may be the greatest unsolved serial crime spree of all time?
Stalking the Herd addresses these questions in depth and also offers an objective look at the history of our venerated relationship with cattle, among the first domesticated livestock. Is there a connection between these ritualistic cattle deaths and humankind's ancient practice of animal sacrifice? Why are there no Brahman cattle mutilations in India where cattle are revered to this day? Are aliens gathering genetic material for unknown purposes? What about the thousands of pounds of scientific forensic evidence? Are some hidden sections of the military conducting secret projects that--for some reason known only to them--involve the mutilation of hundreds of livestock and other warm-blooded animals. Are they monitoring the spread of "mad cow" disease?
Stalking the Herd is an in-depth examination and analysis of this complex, multi-layered mystery and this book scrutinizes the various explanations that have been proposed over the years and proposes new theories that have chilling implications.
Christopher O'Brien joined me for the entire two hours talking about cattle mutilations described in his book Stalking The Herd. What a rivoting two hour show.
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