“Last Monday night about 10:30 we were awakened by a noise among the cattle. I arose thinking that perhaps my bulldog was performing pranks. But upon going to the door saw to my utter astonishment that an airship was slowly descending upon my cow lot, about 600 feet from the house.
“Calling my tenant, Gid Heslip, and my son Wall, we seized some axes and ran to the corral. Meanwhile, the ship had been gently descending until it was not more than thirty feet above the ground and we came within fifty yards of it.
“It consisted of a great cigar-shaped portion, possibly three hundred feet long, with a carriage underneath. The carriage was made of glass or some other transparent substance alternating with a narrow strip of some material. It was brightly lighted within and everything was plainly visible-it was occupied by six of the strangest beings I ever saw. They were jabbering together but we could not understand a word they said.
“Every part of the vessel which was not transparent was of a dark reddish color. We stood mute with wonder and fright. Then some noise attracted their attention and they turned a light directly upon us. Immediately on catching sight of us, they turned on some unknown power. And a great turbine wheel, about thirty feet in diameter, which was revolving slowly below the craft. Now the vessel began to buzz and the vessel rose lightly as a bird.
When about three hundred feet above us it seemed to pause and to hover directly above a two-year-old heifer. The Heifer which was bawling and jumping, apparently fast in the fence. Going to her, we found some material fastened in a slip knot around her neck and going up to the vessel from the heifer tangled in the wire fence. We tried to get it off but could not, so we cut the wire loose to see the ship, heifer and all, rise slowly, disappearing in the northwest.
“We went home but I was so frightened I could not sleep. Rising early Tuesday I started out on my horse, hoping to find some trace of my cow. This I failed to do, but coming back in the evening found that Link Thomas, about three or four miles west of LeRoy, had found the hide, legs, and head in his field that day. He, thinking that someone had butchered a stolen beast, had brought the hide to town for identification, but was greatly mystified by not being able to find any tracks in the soft ground. New Research Into The 1940 Alien Encounter
After identifying the hide by my brand, I went home. But every time I would drop to sleep I would see the cursed thing, with its big lights and hideous people. I don’t know whether they are devils or angels or what, but we all saw them, and my whole family saw the ship, and I don’t want anymore to do with them.” See the video Cigar-Shaped UFO Abducting a Cow witnessed in 1897 by Kansas rancher