To the southeast side of Ballard, Utah, is the mysterious and mystical Skinwalker Ranch. This area covers about 1.9 square meters. km of land. She is still interested in scientists and ufologists as a place with the highest number of recorded paranormal phenomena. Many believe that all these cases are associated with the action of UFOs.
The story began with the first owners, who after the acquisition began to notice strange phenomena. Among their stories were crop circles, flying saucers, bright lights in the sky, poltergeists and mysterious night creatures. To seriously investigate these incidents, representatives of the National Institute of Science and Discovery (NIDSci) purchased the ranch.
It is important to mention that the ranch is located in the western part of Uinta County, near the Utah Indian Reservation. Indians consider this territory to be damned and never step on the indicated lands. And now let's go through the most interesting and creepy facts about the Skinwalker ranch:
- The Indians believe that powerful spirits live on the territory of the ranch, and the territory itself was cursed many generations ago. Members of the tribe are forbidden to cross the border and enter Skinuoker’s lands.
- Since the 1950s. on the ranch began to record cases of UFO activity. There were a huge number of reports of aliens from local residents.
- In 1994, the ranches were purchased by Terry and Gwen Sherman (pseudonyms, since the family refused to give real names) who moved here with the children. Upon arrival, the family found bolts on all doors and windows. Outside they found giant chains, as if someone was holding a massive animal.
- The family spent about two years on the ranch. During this time, they witnessed multiple cattle injuries, crop circles, eerie voices at night, levitation of objects, UFOs and strange animals on the site. The head of the family said that he personally saw a giant flying saucer the size of two football fields and huge 2-meter alien creatures.
- In 1996, the family left the ranch forever.
Of course, all these testimonies seem strange, so many are skeptical of them. You never know what could tell a frightened family, having heard a lot of Indian legends about curses. That's just further the story plunges into even greater mystery.
In 1996, the ranch was acquired by Robert Bigelow, who is the founder of the above-mentioned National Institute of Science and Discovery. To make you understand, he is also considered the founder of the private space company Bigelow Aerospace.
Bigelow really believed in the history of the Sherman family, and also painstakingly collected data on any hints of the activity of alien representatives throughout the country. He did not regret buying the mysterious ranch of $ 200,000. Later in 2007, the US government would entrust Bigelow with the development of a secret government project “Extended Threat Identification Program for Aviation” with funding of $ 22 million.
Bigelow analyzed the activity on the ranch and indicated in reports that these phenomena could not be explained by natural causes or the activity of military aircraft.
In 2013, interest in the ranch was renewed due to the pseudo-documentary film “Skinwalker Ranch”, based on the stories of the Sherman family.
For some reason, in 2016 the ranch was sold for $ 4.5 million to a private company, Adamantium Real Estate, information about the owner and activities of which are still classified. Perhaps this is another secret project that continues to explore strange phenomena on the ranch.
Ufologists suspect that scientists still managed to establish contact with aliens who are somehow tied to a specific place. Researchers believe that these are unfounded suspicions and rumors.
The story could have ended, only many people still cannot calm down, and they are convinced that something strange is happening on the ranch. Perhaps they are confused by the fact that the current owners (the same mysterious company) closed the public road and strictly guarded the whole territory?