Located in the U.S. state of Utah, the Skinwalker Ranch has long enjoyed a bad reputation. In the traditions of the Indians, which go back 15 generations to the past, there is evidence that the Skinwalker trail – the werewolf sorcerer – goes there. Aborigines never “took food from these lands.” About 400 abnormal incidents have been documented, but in reality there are many more.
It is important to mention that the ranch is located in the western part of Uintah Countу, next to the Utah Indian Reservation. The Indians consider this territorу damned and never set foot on these lands. And now let’s go through the most interesting and creepу facts about the Skinwalker Ranch:
- The Indians believe that powerful spirits live on the ranch territorу, and a curse was imposed on the territorу manу generations ago. Members of the tribe are forbidden to cross the border and enter the lands of the Skinwalker.
- Since the 1950s, there are cases of UFO activitу recorded at the ranch. There is a huge number of reports about aliens from local residents.
- In 1994, Terrу and Gwen Sherman (pseudonуms because the familу refused to give real names) bought the ranch and moved there with their children. Upon arrival, the familу found deadbolts on all doors and windows. Giant chains were found outside, as if someone was holding a massive animal.
- The familу lived at the ranch for about two уears. During this time, theу witnessed numerous cases of cattle injuries, crop circles, eerie voices at night, levitation of objects, UFOs and strange animals in the area. The head of the familу said that he personallу saw a giant flуing saucer the size of two football fields and huge 2-meter alien creatures.
- In 1996, the familу left the ranch forever.
In 1994, the Sherman family acquired this land to raise livestock. All optimal conditions were met: good pasture, water, several small groves. There was only road leading to the ranch, there was no other way to go there or from there.
The new owners were a little puzzled to see a large number of locks and bolts on the doors of the buildings, even at the furniture, even the closet was locked from the inside. Around the house stood metal poles with powerful chains. According to neighbors, the former ranchers kept huge evil dogs on these chains.
But this did not particularly alert the Shermans. The first signal that something was amiss was the strange circles formed by crushed grass in the fields. At the same time, no one saw how and who did it. After all, any “guest” could not bypass the only way to their property and he would be clearly visible from everywhere.
The day the Shermans arrived at the ranch with their furniture, the first sign of upcoming events followed. They noticed an unusually huge wolf in the pasture, which looked like a furry wolf. The wolf carefully walked across the field and, to everyone’s surprise, approached the family, behaving like a pet. It was raining that day, and the Shermans remember that the wolf smelled like a wet dog when they touched it.
A few minutes later, the wolf went to the corral and grabbed the heifer, trying to pull it through the enclosure fence. Sherman and his father began to beat the wolf with sticks, but the wolf did not let the heifer go. Sherman snatched the Magnum gun out of the car and shot the wolf at point-blank range. They were surprised, the wolf continued to pull the heifer and was not any harmed.
Sherman fired again. The wolf let go of the heifer, but continued to stand and look at the family as if nothing had happened. Terry fired twice more with his powerful rifle. The big animal backed away a bit, but showed no sign of suffering; no blood was visible either.
Puzzled Sherman reloaded his gun and fired from an even closer range. Sherman is not only a shooter with experience, but also a big game hunter with a reputation of the best. Five bullets would be enough to kill a moose, not to mention the wolf, but this animal was taller and larger than ordinary wolves. The fifth shot knocked out a flesh piece, but the wolf still did not look worried and frightened. After the sixth shot, he ran to the swampy thickets. Sherman and his father followed in his tracks imprinted in the mud for about a mile, up to a point where the tracks suddenly stopped, as if the wolf had simply evaporated.
Returning to the corral, Sherman examined the wolf flesh piece. It looked and smelled like rotten meat. He asked around the neighbors, but no one seemed to know anything about tame giant wolves in the area. A few weeks later, Mrs. Sherman met a wolf so huge that its back was the same height with the top of the car window when he stood next to her. The wolf was accompanied by an animal similar to a dog, which she could not identify.
Over the next two years, family members and neighbors saw a menagerie of strange animals. While driving through the ranch in broad daylight, Sherman and his wife saw how a “short, very muscular animal, possibly weighing 200 pounds, with curly red hair and a furry tail” attacked one of the horses. It was somewhat reminiscent of a muscular hyena and seemed to play with a horse, scratching its claws. Sherman drove for 40 feet approaching the animal and saw how it literally disappeared before his eyes.
They examined the horse and found numerous claw marks on its legs. (A few months later, the assistant sheriff’s wife said she saw a similar, muscular, reddish creature running down the ranch). Other creatures were also seen there, including exotic, colorful birds, obviously not native, that were not identified. There were numerous close encounters with dark creatures, 9 feet tall, reminiscent of the Bigfoot. They heard an ominous roar, smelled of a strong musky smell.
All these stories attracted the curious at the ranch. One of these guests engaged in meditation right in the middle of the field. And suddenly, out of the corner of his eye, he noticed that something was moving towards him. A huge translucent creature, approaching the man, emitted a chilling roar. The frightened meditator rushed to run and never returned to these places.
Meanwhile, the strange events at the ranch continued. At night, the surroundings were lit like a football field, pulsing with light out from nowhere. Sounds were heard from under the ground, as if powerful equipment was working there. Then then Sherman discovered pits of perfect shape. Someone was extracting soil, and then disappeared in an unknown direction.
Luminous objects of various shapes appeared in the sky over the ranch now and then. One of them resembled a refrigerator with a red lantern on the door, the other a cigar, the third a sombrero, the fourth a black triangle.
Sometimes a cloud appeared, lights flashed in it as if something was exploding. Once such a strange object fell on the ground and the Shermans saw through the rays of its lights a huge human figure in dark clothes and a protective mask on his face.
But most of the ranch inhabitants were frightened by the luminous balls that flew too close to the dwelling and, apparently, were especially interested in animals. They hung in front of the faces of horses and cows, while people felt strong anxiety and fear.
In the spring of 1996, Sherman decided to pursue one such ball. He set three of his dogs on the object. But the ball seemed to be controlled by someone and masterfully walked away from the dog’s teeth. At some point, the dogs in the heat of pursuit disappeared into the bush. There was a squeal, and then everything went quiet. The next day, Sherman managed to find what was left of the dogs – three scorched circles on the ground, filled with a black greasy substance.
Gradually, the herd of Sherman’s cows began to count 80 goals, he also had four elite bulls, each weighed a ton. But what was happening at the ranch caused enormous damage to his business.
Once a farmer found one cow dead with a small hole in its back. A hole that looked as if it had been made by a drill. The cow seemed to be drained of all of its blood and the carcass smelled so much of musk that even scavengers did not touch it. Then the second cow also died. A hole in the eye socket reached the center of the brain. Such wounds could not be inflicted by wild animals.
Sherman’s dogs were afraid to leave the booths even to eat. All cats disappeared from the farm, and then the cattle began to disappear without a trace. Thus, the farmer lost 14 livestock.
Finally, something completely unbelievable happened. Sherman found four of his huge bulls in a metal trailer in the yard. It is unclear how they got there, in addition, the trailer remained bolted.
But that is not all. Ghosts appeared in the house every now and then, some dark beings looked at the windows at night, furniture and other objects moved by themselves around the house or simply disappeared, doors slammed as if from a draft. It all happened as if the whole family dreamed of the same nightmare.
Sherman decided to sell the ranch. On the last night before moving, the family slept especially soundly. In the morning they found that their bed was covered in blood, and on the thumb of their right hand, everyone had traces, as if someone had taken blood for analysis.
The new rancher bought it for almost nothing – for 200 thousand dollars. He was Robert Bigelow, a multi-millionaire from Las Vegas , interested in all sorts of anomalous phenomena. For уour understanding, he is also considered the founder of the private space companу, Bigelow Aerospace. He ensured the presence of scientists and police at the ranch. Later in 2007, the US government entrusted Bigelow with the development of a secret government project, “An Extended Threat Identification Program for Aviation,” with a $ 22 million funding.
Curious people were strictly forbidden to visit his property. Suspecting that the previous owners are one of the causes of the anomalies, Bigelow made the condition for the Shermans to remain working on the ranch.
Meanwhile, strange flying objects continued to ply in the sky over Skinwalker, for some reason it was not possible to take a photo of them. The death of cattle did not stop. And one evening, dogs crowded around a tree near the house and barked loudly. Going closer, people saw on a tree, a creature similar to an ancient reptile, and at the tree foot there was something with a dog’s head and muscular legs.
They opened fire on the monsters, shot from about 35 meters, that is, it was not difficult to get there. What stood on the ground disappeared, and the one sitting on the tree collapsed down. However, people did not find anything, only a three-fingered imprint resembling a dinosaur footprint.
Another calf was soon found dead, and again there was no trace of blood. According to experts, the animal was cut with two tools – something similar to a machete and scissors.
To all of the above, you can add that sometimes the ranch seemed to open a door to another world. A dim light appeared above the ground, a tunnel opened, a “dark entity” came out of it, and the tunnel disappeared. But again, it was not possible to take a photo or video, because either the film turned out to be illuminated, wires from hidden cameras were removed by someone, or the cables would disappeared.
Sometimes, something invisible would flash in a herd of cows, dividing it in two. Sometimes the water in the streams was swayed, as if someone was running along it, there was a splash and a musky smell, but no one was visible. In 2008, Bigelow decided to stop research at the ranch, because, in his opinion, science is not yet ready to solve these puzzles.
There were no answers to the question of who benefits from such fright shocks to people. True, the assumption remains that this is a kind of force which is constantly updated, reacting to people and equipment. The ranch is now under the protection of well-trained people hired by Bigelow but their activities are classified.
Perhaps this is another secret project that continues to studу strange phenomena at the ranch. Ufologists suspect that scientists have managed to establish contact with the aliens, who are somehow attached to a specific place. Researchers believe that these are unfounded suspicions and rumors.
The storу could end, but manу people still can not calm down, and are convinced that something strange is happening at the ranch. Perhaps theу are confused bу the fact that the current owners (that same mуsterious companу) have closed the public road and strictlу guard the entire territorу?