More silly road signs. Suburban performance art?
Strange UFO symbols have appeared on dozens of cattle crossing signs. Where are they coming from? Some may want you to think it’s the work of aliens, but the explanation is probably a little more down to earth.
It’s a mystery straight out of the X-Files. Driving down the highway from Taos to Santa Fe, you’ll see them. Just one of the many places they’ve appeared around New Mexico. UFO stickers placed on cattle crossing signs, giving the appearance “aliens” are beaming the cows up.
Maureen Ortega is one of the many New Mexicans who have noticed the strange signs. She says they first started appearing around Taos and northern New Mexico a few years ago.
It sounds like a prank. The legend of cattle mutilation by aliens is preposterous. The stories have been hyped while the animals have died of natural causes and/or predators and have the normal conditions of decay. There is no good evidence for removal of organs with “surgical precision” or “lasers” and the death of livestock is not mysterious.
As typical with TV spots, you can’t explain the folklore details of the “cattle mutilation” phenomena. It’s actually nuanced and culturally complex like much of folklore tales can be. So, we don’t get the explanation for this part of the story.
This story reminded me of this case of silly signs as art. Monty Python inspired road sign angers Norwegian Public Roads bureaucrats | Doubtful News.
Tip: Benjamin Radford