Speaking of Kevin Randle (in uniform during his recent tour of duty in Iraq, at left), here is an excerpt from an interview with him in my upcoming documentary Fields of Fear, about the animal mutilation phenomenon:
"This idea that alien beings cross interstellar distances and mutilate cattle is absolutely ridiculous, and yet you can't convince people that it's ridiculous. When you look at the whole thing, and you look at study after study after study, when you look at the Rommel Report, you look at what's going on, that conclusion is absurd. It's easy - it's basically predators, with some other little things thrown in, [such as] farmers doing it for insurance money. I know of one case where hunters mutilated a cow for a joke that they were playing on their friends. They found a dead animal and they cut it up. They thought it was hilarious when they read the report in the newspaper. There's some of that going on, but for the most part what you've got is an event which is completely natural, that was understood 50 years ago, and now, suddenly, we have a dead animal, we have some damage to the carcass - well, obviously it's a cattle mutilation."
Kevin comes at the subject as someone who investigated animal mutes for APRO in the 1970s, and drew the conclusion that... well, see the quote above, AND who is an ETH proponent. An interesting perspective, to say the least.
The film will premiere on Space: The Imagination Station, sometime in spring 2006 (when the network notifies me of the exact date, I'll post it here).
Stay tuned for further "teasers".