A ranch in North Texas is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the killing of its sacred white buffalo.
The rare white buffalo, a male calf named Lightning Medicine Cloud, was found slaughtered and skinned on April 30 on Lakota Ranch near Greenville, Texas.
The calf was just shy of its first birthday. The calf’s mother also died the following day.
The ranch’s owner, Arby Little Soldier, said he thinks the mother was poisoned. Little Soldier, the great-great-great grandson of Sitting Bull, was away on a trip when the white buffalo was killed.
“Someone who probably knew we were out of town killed him and stripped the meat,” Little Soldier told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think it was a professional hit on the mom.”
According to the paper, the ranch and its supporters are offering $45,000 for information leading to the killer. According to the ranch’s website, Native Americans “see the white buffalo calf as the sign to begin life’s sacred hoop.”
And they are very rare. According to the National Bison Association, just one out of every 10 million buffalo born are white.
The Texas Rangers, the Bureau of Indians Affairs and the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department have all pledged their resources. They’ve launched a joint investigation and have vowed to do whatever they can.
Since the incident happened last week, the ranch has been inundated with sympathy and well-wishes from all over the world.
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Princess is the star of New Jersey’s Popcorn Park Zoo and she has correctly picked the winner of five of the last six Super Bowls.
She went 14 and 6 predicting regular season and playoff games this year, and has a lifetime record of 88-51.
The Bactrian camel’s prognostication skills flow from her love of graham crackers. Zoo general manager John Bergmann places a cracker and writes the name of the competing teams on each hand. Whichever hand Princess nibbles from is her pick.
On Wednesday, she made her pick with no hesitation at all, predicting bad news for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, even though the Las Vegas oddsmakers have New England favored by about 3 points.
Her only miscue in the big game was picking the Indianapolis Colts over the New Orleans Saints two years ago, indicating that even camels know it’s generally risky to go against Peyton Manning.
“It started out when a local radio station was looking to have some fun, so they asked Princess who was going to win a particular game each week, and it just took off from there,” Bergmann said. “Now we have guys calling up on Sunday morning wanting to know who Princess has picked that week. One guy even asked if she does lottery numbers.”
Her best season was 2008, when she got 17 out of 22 games right, including correctly picking the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl.
Princess doesn’t do point spreads. But she has nearly mastered the art of picking straight-up winners.
The cunning camel was once the personal pet of heiress Doris Duke, the only child of tobacco and electric energy tycoon James Buchanan Duke.
Doris Duke raised Princess and her sister Babe from youngsters, Bergmann said.
The pair of camels had their own barn, and spent summers at Duke’s Rhode Island estate. During bad weather, they were put up in the solarium.
After Duke’s death in 1993, the camels stayed on her estate in Hillsborough. Babe died several years ago, leaving just Princess.
When Princess’ caretaker was about to retire, the estate offered Princess to Popcorn Park Zoo, which took her in. The zoo cares for abandoned and abused animals.
After several meetings, Hunbatz Men, Mayan Daykeeper and Elder Priest of the Mayan Itza Council, and Pedro Pablo Chuc Pech, President of the Mayan Council of Elders, have announced their plans to lead a group of Mayan Elders on a ceremonial pilgrimage that will carry the Thirteen Crystal Skulls from one coast of the United States to the other.
The journey will begin in Manhattan on the 27th of October, 2011; it will culminate in Los Angeles on November 11th, 2011.
On 11:11:11, another group of thirteen Elders will arrive in LA from the Mayaland to come together in a Gateway Event that will be highlighted by the performance of the Mayan Crystal Skull Ceremony.
The Elders, whose traditions have always been kept within their inner circle, have been instructed to perform all of their ceremonies in public from this point on; for this reason, the Ceremony of the Thirteen Crystal Skulls, a ceremony that was last performed 26,000 years ago, will be open to the general public.
Enroute from New York to Los Angeles the Elders will stop at specific power points to fulfill a prophecy which states that the time has come to reawaken the Spirit of the North American Continent so that it can reclaim itself as the sacred ground in whose soil would be sown the seeds for the enlightenment of all mankind.
At each stop along the way ceremonial gatherings will be held to open the ground and raise the ancient energies that will fuel the Gateway Event in Los Angeles on 11:11:11. All of these gatherings will be open to anyone who feels called to participate.
Read more about it HERE
For over 20 years, self-declared psychics Rose Marks and her family made $40 million from their fortune-telling business. Unfortunately they didn’t predict this.
The 60-year-old clairvoyant and eight members of her family are between them facing up to 1,220 years in jail for fraud and money-laundering following their arrest.
Prosecutors allege that the family, who ran a chain of fortune-telling businesses across south Florida, took advantage of desperate clients who came to them for help with troubles ranging from failing marriages to terminal illness.
They tricked clients out of their life savings by convincing them that “in order to excise a curse or evil spirits and the illnesses they caused, the clients had to temporarily give large sums of money so they could cleanse the money of the curse or evil spirits,” according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
Customers were told if they failed to consent, “terrible catastrophes” would befall them, such as hauntings, physical suffering and – in the one prophecy that came true – financial hardship.
When police seized the family’s estate, it included an ocean-front mansion, $1.8 million worth of gold coins and 20 vehicles including a Bentley convertible, a Rolls-Royce and Harley-Davidson motorbikes.