It’s midnight in Utah, and a full moon engulfs the ghoulish landscape with a pale blue light. It’s a typical Saturday, except that I’m camping on tribal Indian land. My guide (and protector) for the evening is security from the Ute Indian Tribe. I could swear he’s just as anxious as me. We’re exploring an area historically known for it’s high-strangeness, it’s UFOs, Skinwalkers and paranormal activity. I can’t help but wonder why I’ve agreed to be bait for this excursion. Yep, human bait. Where we’re camping is said to be directly along the path of the Skinwalker. No, that’s not a good thing. Luckily we have a tribal shaman on hand, just incase things get out of control.In 1996 a real estate mogul and self-made billionaire, Robert Bigelow (of Bigelow Aerospace) purchased 480 acres of land in northern Utah. Not as an intended vacation home or a good investment, but rather because this land had become known as an epicenter for UFOs and bizarre paranormal-like activity. Mr. Bigelow wanted answers to some big questions, and he was determined to find them, regardless of the cost. This particular plot of land has become known as Skinwalker Ranch, and despite a great deal of effort to conceal the mystery, it’s no longer a secret. Something unusual lurks in these areas. It prowls the night in secrecy. It hunts and haunts, and has remained elusive. It’s only a story overheard at campfires, until it’s not. Credible people have been confronted by the events in this area – and we are confronted by their tales. In the religious traditions of some Native American tribes, a Skinwalker is a shapeshifter, a sorcerer, a witch and a trickster. Skinwalker is the blanket explanation used by the Ute tribe of northeastern Utah to explain a myriad of frightening, seemingly paranormal events that have occurred in the Uintah Basin for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Reported phenomena include orbs, UFOs, animal mutilations, unknown creatures, poltergeist-type events, and many other inexplicable incidents that seem to defy our known reality.
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