On This Day — The Dugway Sheep Incident (March 13 1968)

“There had been three open-air nerve agent events on March 13 (1968), one of which was a test involving an F-4 fighter airplane operating two TMU-28B spray tanks, each holding 160 gallons of VX—a persistent nerve agent.”

Al Mauroni  — Who Killed the Dugway Sheep? Why It Matters Fifty Years Later (Modern War Institute – March 13, 2018)

March 13 2019 — The Dugway sheep incident, also known as the Skull Valley sheep kill, was a 1968 sheep kill that has been connected to United States Army chemical and biological warfare programs at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Dugway Proving Ground is an Army test and evaluation center located about ninety minutes’ drive from Salt Lake City, Utah. It was established in 1942 to test US chemical and biological weapons.

Six thousand sheep were killed on ranches near the base, and the popular explanation blamed Army testing of chemical weapons for the incident, though alternative explanations have been offered.

“An alternate theory, that local ranchers had used an illegal organo-phosphate chemical herbicide to spray fields that were only a few miles from the affected sheep, was not accepted.

Certainly there were organo-phosphate pesticides such as Malathion and Parathion in use within the United States, and there was no Environmental Protection Agency to regulate their use.

The Utah congressional delegation and the governor preferred to believe that five gallons of liquid VX nerve agent—the unaccounted-for amount—had traveled as a gaseous cloud 30–45 miles from the spray incident over a mountain range and affected only sheep in Skull Valley.”

A report, commissioned by Air Force Press Officer Jesse Stay and first made public in 1998, was called the “first documented admission” from the Army that a nerve agent killed the sheep at Skull Valley.

“At the end of the investigation, the Army would pay the ranchers for 4,372 sheep claimed to be killed by nerve agent, and 1,877 disabled and shot due to the ranchers being unable to sell their meat and wool.

The Army paid $376,685 for the 6,249 sheep in the claims—about twice the market value at the time. Far from being over, though, the Army was drawn into a larger national debate over the US government’s role in developing chemical and biological weapons.”

The U.S. Congress passed a public law in November 1969 forbidding the open-air testing of any lethal chemical or biological warfare agent within the United States, unless the secretary of defense determined that such testing was necessary in the interests of national security, the US surgeon general reviewed the tests to ensure the public’s health and safety were protected, and the president informed Congress thirty days prior to the testing.

Was the Dugway Sheep Incident Around Area 52 a Smokescreen?

This is the only video regarding this event that I could find. And lo and behold, it blames the UFOs.

“Was there a hidden agenda behind the 1968 release of the deadly VX nerve agent which resulted in the overnight death of more than 6000 sheep 30 miles outside of Area 52?”

REFERENCES

Dugway sheep incident — Wikipedia

Who Killed the Dugway Sheep? Why It Matters Fifty Years Later — Modern War Institute

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On This Day — The Dugway Sheep Incident (March 13 1968)

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