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Mel's Hole is the name given to a geographic anomaly that is said to have been discovered near Ellensburg, Washington, on land belonging to local resident Mel Waters. According to Waters, the hole has paranormal properties, including an infinite depth and the ability to restore dead animals to life. 
I am kind of back from my honeymoon adventures staying at my nephew's place before heading south. We miss the road but we also missed the comforts and fimiliarity of home, home being whatever it happens to be at the time. For some reason my email has been filled with people asking about Mad Cow disease and the Manastash property. People recall that dead cows were thrown into the hole on the property. Speculation has been that some of the cows may have had Mad Cow disease because of the recent news. As you are aware, there are many strange and dangerous characters living on the Manastash. Pot growers, moonshiners, mountain men and women. The people I always feared the most were the cattle ranchers. Give me a pot grower or moonshiner any day, they can be reasoned with. I have always wondered why dead cattle were disposed of on the Manastash property. It was my understanding that even dead cattle had some monetary value, especially if the cattle was not quite dead. I'm no expert on the cattle industry, but I know enough to not eat beef and confine my red meat to bison which is usually raised with love and kindness by the people that provide this meat. I don't even feed my dogs commercial dog food because it contained or still contains the rendered remains of cats and dogs that are acquired from animal shelters and vet hospitals. As to the issue of cows with the disease, I can not be certain. It is entirely possible that Mad Cows found their way into the Manastash hole. I do recall that some of the cows were not quite dead when they went into the hole, and there were calves as well. I can't say how many cows I saw go into the hole. I can say that it is more than a couple of dozen. Probably close to 30 that I saw personally go. This practice begun before we had the Manastash property. I did express my concern once about the practice to one of the dumpers and was given a reply indicating that if I didn't allow this to continue that I would be receiving a visit from the EPA. It is ironic, the worst of the worst polluters would employ the services of the EPA, an agency they totally despise. Still, there was never any indication of pollution in the well water, something I can not explain. No foul smells ever came from the hole on the property. What ever was happening to the carcasses did not impact the enviroment of the immediate area. The orthodox Jews have a practice known as keeping Kosher. It is from the laws regarding keeping Kosher that we are told "do not boil the kid in the milk of its mother". The ancient Jews were wise beyond our understanding. Another show with Art Bell is in the works. We have to return to Nevada in the near term, but expect a show in the near future. Take care, Mel Waters
publicly available satellite images due to the presence of nearby Yakima Training Center