Sunday, September 2, 2012
Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch
The Uintah Basin ranks as one of the most intense paranormal hot spots in the country. The region is rich in UFO sightings, hauntings and bizarre beings. Cryptid encounters range from Bigfoot to Dogman and from giant wolves to phantom cats. There are even encounters with 'little people' similar to the wee folk of Celtic lore.
Central to the basin's weirdness is the infamous Skinwalker Ranch. The location was first made famous by journalist Zack Van Eyck who wrote a series of articles about the ranch for the Deseret News. Later, Las Vegas journalist George Knapp, along with co-author Colm Kelleher further chronicled the strange events on the ranch in a book titled 'Hunt for the Skinwalker' published in 2005.
I've investigated a lot of cases in the Uintah Basin. They almost always prove to be unusual and especially strange. It's a rural area, dotted with small towns, ranches, Native American land and national forests. From a paranormal perspective, it's an area that desperately needs further detailed study and investigation.
Skinwalker ranch itself was purchased by billionaire Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Air and Space. Since he obtained the property, great effort has been made to keep it locked down and off limits to outsiders. Staff on the ranch regularly claim there's no unusual activity occurring on the property. It's a hard line to buy when the grounds are patrolled round the clock by security teams with dogs and the entrances are covered with security cameras. Bear in mind this is in the middle of nowhere on a country road.
This week I appeared on a special round table episode of 'The Paracast' to discuss the Uintah Basin and the Skinwalker ranch. Along with hosts Gene Steinberg and Chris O'Brien were myself, ranch expert Ryan Skinner and special guest 'Chip' an insider who revealed, for the first time, inside information about ranch operations.
You simply have to listen to this show just to hear the bombshell that Chip drops on us.
The Paracast can be heard here: