The Stories of Skinwalker Ranch

Skinwalker Ranch, also known as Sherman Ranch, is a property located on approximately 512 acres (207 ha) southeast of Ballard, Utah, that is reputed to be the site of paranormal and UFO-related activities.[1] Its name is taken from the skin-walker of Navajo legend concerning vengeful shaman.

The Background

UFO reports in the Uintah Basin were publicized during the 1970s.[2] Claims about the ranch first appeared in 1996 in the Salt Lake City, Utah, Deseret News,[3] and later in the alternative weekly Las Vegas Mercury as a series of articles by investigative journalist George Knapp. These early stories detailed the claims of a family that allegedly experienced inexplicable and frightening events after they purchased and occupied the property.

The Book

Colm Kelleher and co-author George Knapp subsequently authored a book[4] in which they describe the ranch being acquired by the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDSci) to study anecdotal sightings of UFOs, bigfoot-like creatures, crop circles, glowing orbs and poltergeist activity reported by its former owners

Skinwalker Ranch
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One entrance to the ranch
Location Uintah County, Utah, U.S.
Nearest city Ballard, Utah, U.S.
Coordinates 40°15′29″N 109°53′18″WCoordinates: 40°15′29″N 109°53′18″W
Area 512 acres (207 ha)
Owned by
  • 1934–1994 – Kenneth and Edith Myers
  • 1994–1996 – Terry and Gwen Sherman
  • 1996–2016 – Robert Bigelow
  • 2016–Present – Brandon Fugal, via Adamantium Holdings