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Saturday, June 01, 2024

MISSING CATTLE & UNEXPLAINED PERCEPTION Investigation Remains Unsolved in Appalachia Kentucky

I recently received the following account from a colleague in Frankfort, Kentucky who investigated this incident. He forwarded the original email from 2019 that he received from the client. To this day, there has been no resolution to the missing cattle.

"My husband and I live on a farm of about 100 acres and raise cattle. It's a family farm. My dad grew up here and my grandpa lived and worked this land until the day he died. I am familiar with every inch and have never felt scared walking the farm or the surrounding land.

A few months ago one of our cattle disappeared. She had a calf, and if you are unfamiliar with cattle, it's pretty strange for a cow to leave her calf (depending on the cow, of course). Our farm is in the Appalachian foothills in Kentucky, so there are quite a few hollers. We figured that the cow went down into a holler, died in the brush somewhere, or got out into a neighbor's field. My husband looked and looked but never found her, He never found a body, never found ANY evidence of that cow. The day she went missing there were some strange spots in the grass of the field where it was all laid down like something had smushed it and, oddly enough, two vehicles ran out of gas right near those weird spots. I thought it was just a weird spooky coincidence...until today.

Today, my favorite cow went missing. My husband, sister and I spent approximately 5 hours searching for this cow. We combed every inch of fields, we searched the hollers, and we checked the neighbor's fields. There was no sign of her. She also had a calf and was a notoriously good mama and the calf is still here. I figured she got out into a neighboring cornfield, or perhaps someone stole her (which would have been weird because she was an older cow and was also the only missing cow) until I experienced the strangest thing that made me think maybe it was supernatural.

My sister and I were out looking for the missing cow around 6:30-7:00 PM and between two of our fields there's a piece of land that we don't own that juts in-between two of the fields we do own. It is mostly wooded and bordered by a barbed wire fence. I knew our cows sometimes crossed over, so I wanted to search there.

My sister and I are both in our late 20s and grew up running wild in the woods. We hunted, climbed waterfalls, dodged snakes, and pulled ticks off ourselves. Nothing scared us then and nothing scares us now. I crossed over the barbed wire to go look for the cow and my sister stopped (which is weird, she's my younger sister and always follows me). I was teasing her, calling her a chicken and telling her I'd been there before and that I wouldn't take her anywhere dangerous and that she knew that. She kept stalling and I finally got short with her and yelled at her to come on. She crossed the barbed wire but kept stopping. Finally, she caught up to me, but as I walked further into the woods I got a bad feeling. The only way I can describe it is "dark." My sister also kept saying she couldn't hear me, even though I was talking loudly and was only two feet away from her at the most. I finally stopped, turned around, and we booked it out of there. Once we crossed back over the barbed wire, the bad feeling went away.

My sister went home a couple hours later because she was unusually tired. I texted her and asked her if she thought the woods felt 'off.' She says that she was terrified the entire time. I'll quote her text below:

"It was like we were going down a dark path to nowhere. I like to explore but it didn't feel right. It gives me chills and almost makes me cry thinking about it so I just told myself I was psyching myself out. It was right when we passed the fence like we were somewhere we shouldn't have been. I was actually scared. I trust you and everything of course, but the feeling I got standing and looking into the woods was just telling me not to go, not to cross the fence. The farther we went the worse it got, like a dark shadow or something screaming at my insides telling me to go back. Afterwards, I got a heavy feeling making me so tired."

This all happened this evening. We never found the cow or any sign of her. I also have this horrible lingering feeling from being in those woods. I feel dread when I think about it, I'm exhausted, and I'm jumpy. I was directed to you because I believe there is something supernatural or otherwise happening. I can tell you I have never felt anything like that in my entire life and my sister is never scared which scared me even more." H

NOTE: As I stated earlier, after 5 years there has not been any trace of the missing cattle. The client is still wary of the wooded area surrounded by the barbed fence. The area has been extensively researched and investigated. No tangible evidence, other than strange feelings by the owner and investigator, has ever been detected. Lon




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