More and More Curious
The only known source of pollution near the San Luis Valley is located 40 miles upstream at the Summitville Mine Superfund Site. According to the recent 17-year National Cancer Institute Study of radiation dispersal from 99 above ground nuclear tests, during the 1940s-50s and 60s, Colorado counties, Conejos, Archuleta, Hinsdale, Gunnison and Saguache were among the most impacted counties in the entire United States. Since 1994, six unusual livestock deaths have occurred on, or near, the Alamosa River and its canals and drainage systems.
A Study of Bovine Excision Sites: By BLT Research/ Dr. WC Levengood
"Bovine Excision Site" is defined as the spot in a pasture, open range or other location where animals, usually cattle, are found dead with similar patterns of apparent bloodless excisions of tissue. Throughout this report, the term "excision site" refers to the grass and soil environment upon which the animal was found.
In this report we summarize the findings from our research conducted during the 1993-1997 period of study. Our entry into this area of investigation began in 1993, with the finding that the vegetation in the immediate vicinity of an excised animal was significantly altered physiologically, compared with normal plants (controls) taken several hundred feet from the site.... Furthermore the specific changes in the cyclic patterns of respiration activity within the plant cells were essentially identical to altered respiration patterns in "grass ring" plants also being studied at the time. [The occurrence of grass rings appears to be quit widespread throughout the Eastern USA. The rings usually consist of about 10 inch wide, circular paths of lush, deep-green foliage, varying from 3 feet to 30 feet in diameter. These are not "fairy rings" commonly associated with fungal growth.]
In report Red. -02 of the series (Nov. 20, 1995) we announced what is believed to constitute a major breakthrough in our understanding of one very cell-damaging component within the total energy complex associated with bovine excisions. This came about through simulation experiments designed to learn more concerning the cause of exceptionally high redox ratios found in plant samples taken in proximity to an excised area of the animal. An abnormally high redox level signifies that during respiration, the plant is releasing large amounts of active molecules known as "free radicals." Normally the release of free radicals is controlled by intracellular organelles known as mitochondria; however, if this organelle becomes damaged, high levels of free-radicals are released, causing irreversible damage to the plant cells.
The question we then asked was - what type of energy could cause severe damage within plants proximal to the bovine excision site? From our studies of crop formation plants we felt that one very likely candidate was microwave radiation. In the laboratory simulation normal grass tissue was exposed to a commercial source of microwave radiation; subsequent testing disclosed redox ratios within the same, abnormally high ranges as observed in the plant material taken at bovine excision sites. The technical details of the redox method discussed above were described in a 1988 peer-reviewed scientific journal. It should be mentioned, however, that this methodology was developed over two-decades of research, from which it has been clearly established that the redox ratio is directly associated with plant respiration and mitochondria activity.
Composite Findings Summarized According to Category of Excision Site Anomaly.
Before discussing details of the more recent investigations, we thought it worthwhile to present the reader with an overview categorization of all laboratory findings related to bovine excision work conducted over the entire 1993-1997 period of investigation. This listing by category includes only sampled material which disclosed differences at a statistically significant level, when compared with normal, control material. As the investigations continue we hope to obtain more precise information concerning recently discovered anomalous findings, such as the hard, resinous particles of hemoglobin, and associated beads of pure iron oxide discovered at various sites. These and other anomalies related to the excision sites may provide important clues regarding the composition and application of the energies involved in the animal excisions.
Sites Type of Anomaly -- sample taken on-site (within 1 foot of the actual excision) disclose reduced redox ratios -- reduction in damaging free radicals, compared with controls -- increased plant vigor -- increased redox ratio in the on-site grass, in the range of 1.5 to 3.0 times greater than the control level, wherein the plants are irreversibly damaged. This can cause a large, dead grass zone which forms around the animal carcass within 1-2 weeks after the event -- both significantly high & low redox ratios have been observed around the same excision site -- with extensive, detailed plant sampling, it is possible to 'map out' the pattern of energy distribution (redox levels) around the site -- the damaging, high redox ratios can be simulated by exposing normal plants to microwave radiation -- dried, compressed particles of essentially pure hemoglobin found in hair near excision regions, which appear to have been formed under chemically reducing conditions (observations confirmed by a professional pathologist0 -- microscopic beads of magnetite (Fe3O4) found at excision sites -- concentrations much higher than in normal soil -- unusual atmospheric effects indicated -- bovine excisions occurring as multiple sites within the same area.
SITE #9 Lab Code KS-03-186 (clover plants, soil)
LOCATION: San Luis Valley, Colorado
SAMPLED BY: Christopher O'Brien
DESCRIPTION: 7 yr. old Hereford Cow; excised jaw, eye Unusually high concentrations of magnetic particles were found in the soils samples as may be seen in the following table. The magnetic material found in normal soil and within a crop formation, are added for comparison purposes.
|Paulding, Ohio crop formation||85.0|
|Head area to 50 feet south (KS-03-186)||284.3|
|Controls 100-1000' west (KS-03-186) Magnetic Particles (mg/g-soil)||189.4|
IV Comments on the Research Finding's Methods
- With regard to the consistently reported "blood missing" or "blood removed" from the carcass, it seems to us that an alternative explanation should be examined. The black particles examined in the Site #8 (KS-03-176) sampling certainly indicate that very unusual energies were involved in the heating, compacting and dehydration of blood components into a solid, resinous structure. The rather selective nature of this energy, at the molecular level, leads one to propose that total blood volume is not removed at all but, instead, is selectively broken down into its components--which are primarily Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and Iron (Fe). Of these only Fe would be left behind as a deposit on the walls of the vessels, capillaries and arteries. We propose that spectroscopic analysis (EDS) be conducted for the purpose of comparing the level of Fe on the arterial walls in animals from various excision sites with the level on the arterial walls from normal animals.
- The importance of the redox method for determining subtle changes in plant respiration cycles was clearly established in a 1980 research program at the Pinelandia Laboratory. With this electrochemical system it is possible to study the first-order kinetics involved in the Cyt-C respiration system in yeast mitochondria.
- In the tables of redox data, it should be kept in mind that the s.d. (standard deviation) figures represent the deviations or fluctuations in the anion/cation activity (Rr values) taking place during the 12-sequence test interval. The coefficient of variation (V) can be quite large in data from normal, respiring plants (the actual measurement error s.d. would be in the range of 2-4% of the Rr values).
- In this report we discuss two components of the energy involved at the bovine excision sites.
- a - energy with cell damaging, microwave characteristics (internal heating).
- b - energy with the potential for inducing more efficient respiration and plant growth (reducing free-radical activity).
The first energy component (a) has been simulated in microwave energy experiments. The second component (b) alters respiration-related biochemical pathways and is therefore of a more complex nature. From basic research unrelated to the bovine excision problem, we have established that the (b) component of energy induces electrophoretic, intracellular processes which reduce the level of free-radicals and can indeed produce growth enhancement, such as observed in the grass ring formations discussed in the Introduction to this report. It is quite apparent that this energy component requires further study.
- The results in Fig. 7 are reproduced from our 1995 Red. -03 report on sites at a Canadian ranch; Sept 10/11 site (Fig. 7B) illustrates a situation in which the first four anomaly categories were found to be present in the grass samples. At the mouth area there was a significant reduction in damaging free-radicals. (Category-1, reduced Rr) and at the anal region a significant increase in damaging free-radicals (Category-2, increased Rr) which in this case caused a dead grass zone at the anal region, about one week after the incisions, thus both high and low redox ratios (Category-3). Control samples taken at various distances from the excision site disclosed that the energy appeared to be confined to the region around the animal (Category-4). The points in Fig. 7B are the mean values and the vertical lines the standard deviation from the 12-sequence redox tests. c 1997 BLT Research BLT Research---W.C.Levengood -NancyTalbot PO Box 127, Cambridge, MA 02140 617-492-0415-John A. Burke AMTech References: Howe, L.M., Glimpses of Other Realities, LMH Productions Huntingdon Valley PA, 1993 Levengood WC., Redox-responsive electrodes applied during plant morphogenesis 19, 461-476 (1988) and Organelle electrokinetics within plant cells 32, 165-174 1993 Pauling, L and Hayward, R The Architecture of Molecules WH Freeman Co SF CA 1994 Seeds, The Yearbook of Agriculture (1961) pp. 293