How is their internet
delivered, is it from a wireless ISP that shoots a wireless
link to them from a tower somewhere? Our
work on the ranch has used both wireless and wired
connections to the internet and between network equipment.
Wireless connections have proven unreliable.
How are all the
sensors/cameras/etc. on the property connected back to
command center. Are their fiber optic lines run underground,
do they have wireless point to point links, a WiFi mesh
network, etc. If so, do they use 5Ghz. I
am not comfortable discussing current infrastructure in any
detail. In the past, sensors and cameras on the property
have been connected both wirelessly and by coax or
Ethernet. Wireless connections, including the use of an
enterprise-level mesh network have proven less reliable than
Have you done a battery
runtime test on the laser pointer, so you know what to
expect for continuous runtime before it dies.
Perfect question. TLDR: no.
was not personally involved in the planning or set-up of the
laser-pointer activity, which seems to have produced some
unexpected results, per Travis and the others. And, no, I
did not witness any prior testing of the pointer or of its
battery. That doesn't mean that it wasn't done. I defer to
Travis and/or Jim on the question.
follow-up more completely, I did not participate in or
witness the characterization of the wavelength,
polarization, power consumption, output power, beam profile
or stability of the laser; and I did not participate in or
witness characterization of the battery capacity or run time
prior to the experiment. I seem to recall and would
otherwise assume it was an 18650 Lithium battery, but I
don't know that to be the case. One of my previous career
engagements (of about three years during grad school) was in
the battery charger, test and power-management industry. I
set up and managed a test lab for that sort of thing. This
experience has and will probably come into play on the
ranch, but it was not brought to bear on the laser exercise.
didn't receive the laser or the battery afterwards for
testing. It wasn't purchased under my budget, but I should
probably have been more proactive, even insistent. It was a
Let me speak to something that
may be important, out of my respect for this question and
where I sense it comes from: In work engagements on and off
of the ranch, I generally do characterize tools and
instruments extensively, before I press them into
service and, of course, before I begin sharing any results
that they produce. In this and other contexts, I've created
custom instruments and software and tested them for months,
before making any claims concerning what they measure. I
have to do that. Here, in service to an outdoor experiment
devised by Travis and/or Jim for sharing with an audience, I
do not know whether that was attempted beforehand. It may
have been done. Or it may have been overlooked. One could
be forgiven for expecting a laser pointer with a
fully-charged battery to remain operational for the duration
of a planned, brief experiment; but, yes, prior testing is a
good idea. In all fairness, that requirement could be
extended to include every flashlight, walkie-talkie,
wristwatch, cellphone, etc., to say nothing of the
documentary equipment, drones, etc. So...
I think the situation caught us
a little off guard. The loss of power within a few seconds
(no kidding) of our arrival, when my own boots reached the
point where the light struck the mesa may have been purely
coincidental; it may have been premature but with a
perfectly mundane explanation; or it *may* have signaled
something for which the ranch is infamous. I have to keep
reminding myself: Correlation is not causation. But... the
timing of the result was a real head-scratcher. Such is
work at this crazy place...
They said there's been
sightings of Bigfoot but they never mention it in any of the
shows or documentaries.
I have read this as well. No, I have not seen anything like
a Bigfoot on the property. I have heard of towering dark
figures being glimpsed that may be similar in some respects
to a Bigfoot. The journalist, news anchor, author and
radio host, George Knapp, the artist and filmmaker, Jeremy
Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, and the singer-songwriter and
entertainer, Robbie Williams, have spoken publicly about
such an occurrence during one visit to the ranch. Not
"Bigfoot" but a large, dark apparition. I was present to
greet them for their visit and to review some data; but I
was not present for what they reported, later-on that
evening. What they reported was described as quite jarring
to security personnel who accompanied them. In the book, Hunt for the Skinwalker, we also read of a dark figure
perceived to be passing through what is regarded by some as
a portal on the property. I've never seen such a thing. As
part of my assignment since 2016, I have sought explanations
for the large, dark apparitions, some of which are rooted in
the subjective experience of the observer. I have sought and
shared plausible, external, physical causes for that
experience, to which, maybe, none of us are immune. I
yet have what I consider to be a definitive explanation.
Why do cameras work without
the problems of other electrical things? This
is another great question. It gets right to the
heart of what the hell is going on. The unusual things that
happen at the ranch the anomalies don't happen all the
time. They are intermittent. We call them,
even episodic, meaning that they won't happen for weeks or
months but sometimes occur, all the sudden, in rapid
succession. Most of the time, camera equipment works just
fine. If it weren't so, there could be no surveillance, much
less a documentary series. At certain times, though,
devices malfunction in some very odd ways and with peculiar
timing. Data are sometimes lost. Some equipment has been
physically damaged or permanently ruined. My chief
interest as an investigator is found in what physically
causes equipment malfunctions, when they happen. It is
natural - even obvious - to suspect something
electromagnetic; and, yes, we do have support for that, but
not a clear, assignable origin for the disturbance.
What has the Government said
you guys can't show or say?
The question is kind of paradoxical. Let me respond
with some questions of my own: If I were to reply
that the Government had *not* forbidden us to say or to
show something, would you trust that answer? Could you?
If, on the other hand, I were to say that the Government
had actually told me not to speak of some specific thing,
and if I had naturally agreed to comply but were then to
break my promise and to reveal whatever that is¦ would you
be able to trust me? Could you? And here's a third option:
If I were to decline to answer the question at all, where
would that take your thoughts about the whole subject or
about the person attempting to answer you now? It seems, no
matter how I respond to a question like this, the outcome
could be the same. We are left to select the lesser of
three or more evils. The least-evil thing I can choose in
this case, then, is to tell the plain truth and to count on
you to receive my answer, with neither belief nor but keeping it for consideration. So that's what
I'll do: I have never personally been advised,
cautioned or warned by the Government not to reveal
something about the ranch.
One more thing... Is
it possible for us to discover something on our own at the
ranch and to resist the impulse to reveal it right away?
Yes. Failure to at least acknowledge the possibility of
that scenario would, as far as I'm concerned, disqualify any
person from the work.
There have been sightings of a shape shift wolf near the
ranch. Have you or any of the team seen anything like
I don't know. I don't think so.
And I say it exactly like that deliberately. I think I
have to. You see, given the *very name* by which we
have referred to them here, I don't think anyone can -
even in principle! - EVER be sure whether he or she is
looking at a "shape shift" wolf (or
any other creature) or just the natural form of the
same critter. Not unless the "shape shifting" entities
have some kind of special visual signature to
differentiate them from their natural counterparts;
or... not unless we actually witness the "shifting"
process, as it takes place. Now, that would be a hell of
a thing to document.
So, would you agree with what I said about the "shape
Now, while there have been several instances in the
past of ranch personnel sensing that they are being
watched and even followed by someone or something, and
while people have reported hearing unintelligible speech
or very strange, unfamiliar, "primitive" bird-like
sounds, and while there have, in fact, been unexpected
and suspicious animal sightings, I have not heard from
ranch team members about any shape-shifters. Not since
On the other hand, I have personally reviewed a lot of
photographic and video evidence and have discovered that
it is not the shifting of what has been captured but the
shifting in our perception of it that draws our
So, let me pose a sincere question: What would
interest or concern you more? A "wolf" that shifts
between forms? Or something that has the power to
reach inside your mind and shift your perceptions,
perhaps as to whether there was ever a "wolf" to be seen
They said the bigger guy saw red eyes in the dark But
that all for people there now.
Jim Morse has described two especially noteworthy
experiences to me, one of which involved the appearance
of red eyes with no clearly defied bodily form to go
I have known Jim for several years. He has never been
anything but sober in my presence. He is open-minded
and what you might describe as "spiritual" but not
"religious" or dogmatic. He is as sincere a witness as
one could hope to meet. The only question I can raise
concerning his experiences is not *whether* they took
place, but what physical mechanism, if any, might
account for those experiences.
I won't rehearse the second event here. He can speak to
that, if he chooses. But I will say that it prompts me
to ask, could we be dealing with low-frequency acoustic
or EM effects on the observer - magnetophosphenes, for
example? I think it's possible.
Have you seen the show called Alien Highway? They did a
episode on Skinwalker Ranch. They caught a pretty good
video of a shape shift wolf.
I don't recall seeing it, if I did.
Where is the Money Pit? It
is where the Money Mountain used to be.
Can you please allow us to have Livestream like they did
in March till April ....and in episode 4 they shot
rocket in the sky why not use live satellite.
The decision to host a public live stream is not my
call. It may surprise some to learn that I have
advocated for live streaming since 2017 as a means of
distributing the task that has been exclusively mine
since the first camera system was deployed. Naturally,
I was excited to set-up and to personally run the live
stream in late March to test the idea; and I am hopeful
that we will arrange to do so again.
As for satellites, of course they traverse the sky over
the property routinely, though not necessarily with the
same purposes that have motivated Travis' interest in
using model rocketry as a way to conduct brief,
low-altitude measurements to explore the possible
presence of an unusual effect in the sky, just above the
Erik C. Bard