UFO Enthusiast Claims Calf Was Abducted And Killed By Aliens
It's a picturesque small town in the hills of West Yorkshire, but Todmorden isn't just known for its bucolic views and landscapes. There's also a more mysterious side to it, one that The X Files' Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would probably have spent time investigating had the breakthrough paranormal TV series been set in the UK.
That's because the town - which is German for 'death-murder', so go figure - is known as the UFO capital of the North and has, over the course of a number of decades, had more sightings of extra-terrestrials per head than anywhere else in Britain.
A couple of weeks ago, the latest sighting in the town was made by a local man named Albert Tyas. While he was out walking, he came across the mutilated body of a calf.
The creature was missing its ears and lips. Its genitals and the area around its anus had also apparently both been removed.
It's the precision and cleanliness of the cuts that has led some to suggest this is the result of extraterrestrials who then dropped the lifeless body to the ground from above, rather than an attack from another animal.
An animal attack would have been much messier, more brutal and would have left blood on the ground, when in fact there's none present. It's also in keeping with the bizarre history of Todmorden.
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At least, that's the opinion of Deborah Hatswell, an investigator into strange phenomena, whom Tyas sent the photos to.
She told the Daily Star: "This kill has all the classic signs of animal mutilation. Notice the very precise clean cuts, there are no signs of attack or a chase of any kind.
"It doesn't fit with the classic signs of any normal beast here in the UK."
It's not just animal bodies that are claimed to have been abducted in Todmorden, either. On her site, Hatswell documents some of the other reports of otherworldly activity, including the case of Alan Godfrey, a retired cop who claims he was abducted by aliens in the town 40 years ago.
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Featured Image Credit: Albert Tyas/Deborah Hatswell