Snippy the Horse, the first known case of livestock mutilation by "aliens,"
is once again galloping into the limelight — albeit on
Snippy Here! Get Your Snippy!
Word is that the current owner of Snippy's skeleton is looking for a winning bid of around 50k... which is wishful thinking, at least, in my opinion.
, I'm not affiliated with nor am promoting this auction in any way.
On the contrary, I strongly advise against
participating in it.
While the 1967 Snippy Mutilation Case
is well known — a classic, in fact — the story is far too convoluted and corrupted with contradictory
and flat-out bogus
information for the prospective buyer
of this skeleton to be certain that he is getting the "real thing."
For one example of how the story was skewed in the press, the horse that was mutilated in Alamosa, Colorado, in 1967 was not
at all — the name of the grossly mutilated 3-year-old mare was "Lady," but her real
name was quickly lost to history. Not sensational
enough, I guess. While the name "Snippy" was not exactly invented
by the news media, it was borrowed,
shall we say, from another
that was living on the same Alamosa ranch as Lady
... "Snippy" was just too good
a name for the news media to pass up, so it
As the story goes, poor old Lady, in addition to having all the flesh melted off
of her head and neck, endured no less than 4 autopsies
and/or physical examinations by different "experts," who variously described her death as everything from truly bizarre
nothing out of the ordinary
. When NICAP investigated an unrelated UFO sighting in Colorado at about the same time in 1967, Lady's case
spun wildly out of control and came to be remembered as the first known instance of cattle mutilation by UFOs.
Needless to say, the nut jobs
were coming out of the woodwork proposing all the sort of fantasy and unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that you might find at... well... the
Supposedly, several months after Lady's death, a local fellow procured her carcass, boiled all the remaining schmutz
off of it, and wired it
into a standing skeletal display, which changed locations and ownership numerous times in the long years that followed. The present owner rescued the
skeleton from a dilapidated shack where it had been stored for many years, and he's now trying to cash in
on the find in a big way, marketing
it on Ebay as the original "Snippy"......
However, according to Jim Branson (author of the classic "Weird America"), the actual skeleton of Lady the horse disintegrated
shredded wheat" within a very short period of time after her death.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 2/27/2007 by Doc Velocity]