This could easily be an episode from “The X-Files,” The authorities have launched an investigation into the mystery deaths in Three-dimensional (3D) Texas Six cattle were discovered with missing tongues.

Ranchers found the mutilated remains of a 6-year-old longhorn-cross cow on their property, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook Wednesday.

When the cow was found, it is not known when this office discovered her. “straight, clean cut, with apparent precision, had been made” Removing the fur from its mouth.

The meat under the removed hide was untouched, and the cow’s tongue was gone with no blood spilled, the office said.

The tracks, tire prints or footprints of the struggle were not visible. in Authorities said that there was no damage to the grass surrounding the corpse.

“Ranchers also reported that no predators or birds would scavenge the remains of the cow, leaving it to decay untouched for several weeks,” the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Justice in Madison County is located about 100 miles south of Waco. The office reported that it was aware of other cases similar to this one, involving four cows, including an adult, and one young yearling. in Brazos and Robertson Counties.

All of these cases were reported in There are many different pastures, locations and herds.

The exact cause of death of the animals is not known, but they were all found in the same manner: lying on their side, their exposed face was cut at the jawline and their tongues had been removed.

“On two of the five cows, a circular cut was made removing the anus and the external genitalia,” The office stated. “This circular cut was made with the same precision as the cuts noted around the jaw lines of each cow.”

Similar deaths have been reported across the country, the authorities said, and the sheriff’s office said it was “coordinating with other agencies to find answers.”

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office did not return calls seeking comment on Saturday.

In the latest cases, a number of mutilations including those on livestock have been reported. in In the 1970s ranchers in the United States were filled with fear.

In at least 11 different states including California, Montana and Pennsylvania, livestock that had their tongues and sex-organs removed were found dead. The New York Times reported in 1975. At that time, parts of the carcasses of nearly 200 cows and other animals, including a buffalo horse, a goat were discovered.

A number of theories have been put forward to explain the unexplained discovery. Many blamed the deaths and mutilations on U.F.O.s or satanic groups who used the human organs as sacrifices.

No tracks have ever been found in In the case of a 1970s mystery, an official has suggested that it could be a helicopter. in The middle of the evening. After the authorities urged the federal government into investigating the crimes, they closed the investigation after finding no evidence.

Recently, in In 2019, authorities were unable to explain the discovery of five bulls with their tongues removed and mutilated. in Eastern Oregon The Associated Press reported.