One eye-ball will usually be missing as well as the udder in cows. Sexual organs are almost invariably removed.
Bones have also been cut cleanly without any bone around the cut.
Between 1963 and 93 there were 10,000 reports of mutilations in 48 American states.
In November 1992, the Fyffe Police Department in Alabama mounted an inquiry into a spate of mutilations which included thirty incidents in a two month period.
No evidence to lead to suspects being identified ever arose.
The investigation files are posted below.
We examined it and its sexual organs was taken out. Its eyes were taken out, and its eyelashes were taken out.
Well, there wasn't no predators. Not a predator bothered it since it was dead even. Couldn't have been killed by a predator cause all the surgical work was done by an expert.
I really didn't think anything of it till it come home to me.
Now I know it was bound to have been mutilated cause anyone who could see good could tell it was, Mr. Potts remembered.
Above: November 27, 1989 Redcloud Nebraska