Case File: Miracle the White Buffalo
Location: Janesville, Wisconsin
Date: August 20, 1994
History: On August 20, 1994, an extremely rare white buffalo calf was born on the Heider farm in Janesville, Wisconsin, which they named "Miracle". To the Lakota Sioux nation, "Miracle" was an ancient prophecy that has come true. Almost overnight, the Heider farm became a religious shrine that has people come from all over the world. The legend behind the white buffalo is that thousands of years ago, a woman came to several Native American children working in a field, and told them that she was a buffalo, and that she would return in a few thousand years as another white buffalo, and would bring world peace. The woman then turned into a white buffalo and vanished. Now, the Sioux nation believes that "Miracle" will fufill the prophecy, and has already fufilled one part of the prophecy, changing to different colors.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the December 8, 1995 episode.
Results: Unresolved. "Miracle" the white buffalo died in 2004, but two other white buffalos would be born on the farm, one in 1996, and the other in 2006.
- Miracle the White Buffalo website
- Miracle's Death Announcement
- Wisconsin farm has third rare white buffalo
- Marking the 20th anniversary of ‘Miracle,’ the white buffalo calf