Skinwalker Ranch, located in Uintah County, Utah, has been the location of reported odd occurrences for the past quarter century. In the mid-1990s, the Sherman family told the Deseret News they had seen a number of UFOs around their property. Furthermore, some of their cows had been lost, others were found mutilated, and others just disappeared. Intrigued by the stories, Robert Bigelow, the founder of the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS), purchased the property from the Sherman family and sent scientists to investigate. In 2016, Utah real estate tycoon Brandon Fugal purchased the property from Bigelow. Today, Fugal employs a variety of people to watch over and investigate the ranch and any strange goings-on that may occur. Orem Library holds several items concerning Skinwalker Ranch. Here are a few titles for those who want to learn more about Skinwalker Ranch.
By Ryan Skinner
Ryan Skinner has investigated Skinwalker Ranch for years and his Skinwalker Ranch: Path of the Skinwalker (001.940 Sk35) documents some of his experiences with the property.
Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah
By Colm Kelleher
Colm Kelleher’s Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah (001.9409 K28) is an easy-to-read book documenting the Sherman family’s time on the ranch and NIDS’s later experiments there.
By Frank Salisbury
The Utah UFO Display: A Biologist’s Report (001.942 Sa342) by Frank Salisbury includes a chapter on the ranch.
Finally, the History Channel’s The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch: Seasons One & Two (Feature Films 001.94 Se251) allows you to meet current ranch residents and see some of their ongoing experiments under Brandon Fugal’s watch. Although the TV series does show the ranch to be a rather beautiful place, it does appear to have moments of high strangeness.
Written by Art, General Reference