The Skinwalker Ranch Special: Juan Wilder Files
There’s a place where UFO’s, Bigfoot, poltergeists and the US Military converge—and it’s just 55 miles from Colorado
Strange shit is going on just across Colorado’s northeast border with Utah — and no one seems ready to address the Truth. But that’s what the Juan Wilder Files are here for.
In that Isolated corner of the Beehive state, there’s a ranch so shrouded paranormal weirdness, it hasn’t just caught the attention of UFO geeks and ghost freaks; it’s also attracted the likes of billionaire aerospace contractors, the US military and even the fucking History Channel.
We’re talking, of course, about Skinwalker Ranch — Utah’s most bizarre property, you’ll never get to witness.
The stories that come out of Skinwalker sound like something George Lucas wrote halfway through a bottle of scotch: inter-dimensional portals opening in the sky; encounters with alien spacecraft; crop circles; cattle mutilations; and poltergeist hauntings; even visits from Bigfoot, himself. All of it’s been seen at Skinwalker Ranch . . . allegedly.
Of course, we can debate those claims until the rooster crows (and many will). But what cannot be debated is the vast amount of time and money very serious aerospace engineers and the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) spent here at this ranch, doing classified research on topics that sound completely insane.
Why? That is the $22 million question.
A brief history
The Navajo believed that the land was haunted by evil witch-doctor spirits. The previous (white) owners, told bizarre stories of ghosts, mutilated cattle, incandescent floating orbs and animals, with glowing red eyes and shaggy mains, prowling the property.
Those rumors eventually made their way to the extra-terrestrially-inclined billionaire and government aerospace contractor, Robert Bigelow. Who happily bought it from its terrified occupants in 1996 and immediately began investigating what he believed to be an interdimensional rip in space-time—leaking otherworldly creatures and phenomena.
Government research on wormholes and extra-dimensions
$22 million dollars.
That’s how much taxpayer money the DIA gave Robert Bigelow to conduct research on the following subjects (Note: I’m quoting these study titles directly from documents released from the DIA in 2019): “Transversible Wormholes, Stargates and Negative Energy;” “Invisibility Cloaking;” “Advanced Nuclear Propulsion for Deep Space Missions;” and simply, “Space Access.”
It was part of the DIA’s Advanced Aerospace Weapon Systems Applications Program (AAWASP), which was created at Bigelow’s behest, shortly after he acquired Skinwalker. The program funded Bigelow’s sci-fi sounding research for five years.
During that time, he paid several full-time researchers to live on the property — even when they weren’t running black-money research projects. What if Bigfoot stopped by? Or an interdimensional hurricane ripped a swirling gash in the heavens, and no one was there to snap a picture?
It would be unacceptable. And so, there always had to be at least two scientists on the property, recording and reporting back to Bigelow on all they saw.
A Skinwalker: Navajo legend tells of an evil medicine-man, who could take the form of any beast or creature, haunting the land. Is this the Skinwalker’s revenge on the White Man? Was this some Native American ghost story all along?
Interdimensional portals: Having read the research titles that came out of AAWASP, this actually isn’t that farfetched. What if, in that poverty-stricken rural corner of Utah, there was, by sheer chance, a gateway into another reality? Stranger things have happened — but that would be pretty high on the list.
I hate to lay this on you, dear readers, because I WANT to believe. But I am skeptical of this one. Not just because “Native American hauntings,” “Poltergeists,” and “Bigfoot” set my bullshit detector off. But because, Bigelow’s full-time scientists (the ones who lived on the property) said their job entailed more drumming up weird and exciting stories for the boss, and less actual scientific research on anything “paranormal.” And in the end, their work didn’t yield any Earth-shattering discoveries (at least, not publicly). Bigelow just sold the Ranch in 2016—to yet another billionaire—and moved on.
Then again . . . isn’t that exactly what the government would want us to believe, if they actually had found something strange?