ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A new book titled "Dulce Base" lays out a new theory on what happened to cause nearly 200 head of cattle to turn up dead, their carcasses mutilated.
"People need to know what really happened and hopefully this book will set the record straight," said Greg Valdez.
Greg Valdez is the author of the "Dulce Base" a new book about the cow mutilations that took place in the mid to late 1970's in Northern New Mexico.
Valdez's father, Gabe Valdez, was the lead investigator on the case for State Police in the '70's. The book is made up of his old case files.
News 13 interviewed Greg Valdez over the phone about his new book Tuesday.
"The evidence in the book will show that humans were involved in the mutilations," he said.
His father's theory is that government agencies were snatching the cattle for secret Cold War experiments at an underground base in Dulce.
"A lot of the cattle were found with broken bones. They were found with harness marks 'cause they were being lifted in some type of harness or clamp marks on their hooves or legs," Greg Valdez said.
He said his father believed those government agencies returned the cattle to the ranches where they found them in order to perpetuate the theory that aliens were responsible, which in turn shielded them from suspicion.
"The more people look in the wrong direction toward aliens and stuff that's not supported by evidence, no one will ever be held accountable and it will just be a mystery," Greg Valdez said.
It is a move he says has worked for the last four decades and something he hopes the book will put an end to.
"Someone should be held accountable," he said.
Greg Valdez's father died in 2011.
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