By definition a Cattle Mutilation is exactly what it sounds to be. It is an instance where a domesticated farm animal has been mutilated with extreme precision. When people think of mutilations they generally think of cows, however it is not isolated to them. Cattle mutilations go all the way back to 1897 when Alexander Hamilton was awakened at night by a loud humming noise coming from his cattle yard. Accompanied by two other men they went to investigate the noise and were startled to see a cigar-shaped craft nearly 300 feet long.