The time aliens stole my cow

More than a century ago, notorious Woodson County prankster Alexander Hamilton claimed UFO-flying aliens stole his livestock. The legend soon took on a life of its own.


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March 30, 2020 - 9:57 AM

Hay bales flank the abandoned Vernon Rural High School. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Just when you think things can’t get any weirder, that’s when the aliens arrive.

Or at least that’s what an old settler named Alexander Hamilton claimed happened at his ranch south of Vernon in 1897.

He staked his sacred honor on it.

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