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Occurred : 3/23/1999 14:00 (Entered as : 03/23/99 14:00)
Reported: 5/12/1999 23:04
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Vantage (Eof, across Columbia River), WA
Duration:20 min.
Not a UFO sighting but a mutilation report, head of mammal (elk?) spotted at wayside with precision skull cuts.

I was driving west on I-90 and stopped off at the rest area just short of the Columbia. At the edge of the parking area was what looked to be the head of an elk. Little or no decomposition, flies present. The top of the skull was removed by what on casual observation looked like 2 laser precise cuts exactly perpendicular from each other. No brain present. Given the rather public and dramatic location, my first instinct was to think it was some kind of prank or satanic ritual. But this layman considers the cuts (if produced by humans) could only occur with a high powered laser or a circular bone saw moved either by a precise lathe or someone with exceedingly steady hands. Quite alot of trouble and expense for the job. Laser perhaps not likely, as there was no burn marks on the bone. I didn't enjoy the sight nor the smell, so I made some mental notes and drove off.