Skinwalker Ranch Timeline
|The Dominguez and Escalante Expedition travels through Myton and *possibly across Skinwalker Ranch.
|Chief Wakara is given a vision by the spirit “Towats” to lead the Mormons to “The Sacred Mine.” Carre-Shinobe to build the temple in Salt Lake City.
|Several bands of UTE tribes were relocated by the government onto the reservation surrounding skinwalker ranch.
|The military finalized construction of a fort in Fort Duchesne.
|Buffalo Soliders were stationed at Fort Duchesne, one particular soldier rumored to be Augustus Walley was a known mason and may have connections to the mason like symbols seen etched into a rock wall at skinwalker ranch.
|Underground rumblings and explosions are heard both day and night around the ranch. This article discuses this strange occurrence. Click here for article
|Monk Shavanaugh and his wife, members of the Uncompahare Ute tribe is granted (allotted) land in the three lots of Section 5 of Skinwalker Ranch (Homestead 2-3)
Monk Shavanaugh sells a portion of the land to Henry Litster. Henry moves into Homestead 2-3.
Monk Shavanaugh completely departs the property.
|Christopher Locke (grandson to Benton Locke) recalls a noteworthy occurrence of a strange visitor to the property, the stranger arrived out of nowhere was wearing time period appropriate clothing however underneath it was a dazzling blue one piece outfit! He asked for water and had a lengthy conversation with the family (Henry Lister?). He then walked off and disappeared. The *assumption is that this bizarre figure told the Locke (Lister?) family where NOT to dig on the property…. This story was so amazing apparently, that it was passed down to future generations…. or from past owner to new.
|Christopher Locke (grandson?) reveals that the first cattle mutilation occurred on the Ranch
|July 6, 1937, Quit Claim to John W. Myers and Emma C. Myers for Lot 3 with 160 acres.
|Kenneth and Edith Myers LEASE a “three room house” on the Ranch (unknown which homestead) from Henry Litster.
|2 miles from Skinwalker Ranch a larger silver globe-like object is seen flying over Fort Duscense.
|Click here for story
|Henry Litster sells his land to Benton Locke who and moves into the western portion of the Ranch. Homestead 2-3.
Junior Hicks (and locals) report a SURGE (UFO Flap) in UFO reports in the Uintah Basin, however Skinwalker Ranch itself historically has little to no recorded activity. However of note, the ridgeline directly behind Skinwalker Ranch is given the nickname “Werewolf Ridge” by the locals for reasons lost to history.
|Benton Locke sells his western portion of Skinwalker Ranch to Edith Child Myers and Kenneth John Myers for $5,000 whom proceed to homestead the entire east and western portion of the 512 acre Skinwalker Ranch property.
|A wave of UFO sightings occurs in the Uintah Basin that lasts until 1968
|Bottle Hollow Resort is built
|Bottle Hollow Reservoir was constructed by the US Army Corps.
|Cattle mutilations suddenly become common in the Uintah Basin and around the Ranch
|Desert News Article discusses a mass sighting of a UFO seen 10 miles from the ranch
|CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE
|NASA Builds a Observatory 16 miles north east of the Ranch link diagram
|Massive “chattering” power lines are build around the Ranch.(*daughter Marilyn Locke)
|Kenneth Myers dies, Edith Myers lives alone at the Ranch link
|Bottle Hollow is drained to “repair and outlet”.
|NASA Laser Observatory is dismantled link to marker
|Bottle Hollow is refilled with water.
|CLICK HERE FOR NEWS ARTICLE
|Edith Child Myers (prior Ranch owner), age 88, died March 3, 1994 link
|Edith’s brother in law Garth Gardner Myers sells the property to the Shermans. Garth dies in 2011 link
|Terry and Gwen Sherman and their children moved themselves and their cattle into the 480-acre ranch south of Fort Duchesne, Utah
|The National Institute for the Discovery of Science, aka NIDS is formed. The organization was initially set it up to research and advance serious study of various fringe science, and paranormal topics, most notably ufology.
|Desert News article broke the story about the strange activity on Skinwalker Ranch.
|Weeks after the Desert News article posts, billionaire Robert Bigelow buys Skiwnalker Ranch for a mere $200,000, and promptly moves his NIDS team of scientists onto the Ranch.
|The National Institue for the Discovery of Science (NIDS) is shut down
|NIDS is replaced by BAASS Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies is formed. The assumption is that BAASS had a more clandestine mission statement than NIDS and a government sponsor on the horizon.
|George Knapp and Colm Kelleher co publish the book “Hunt for the Skinwalker” which introduces Skinwalker Ranch to the mass public. This book sparks the public’s interest the ranch.
|Local News Article that broke the story
|Richard Oliver (and 2 others) have a extreme close encounter while camped next to Skinwalker Ranch Click here to listen
|An unnamed agent from the DIA contacts Bigelow and requests to see the ranch in person. Bigelow obliges and the agent has a personalized close encounter on the ranch. He then reports this experience to his superiors which was the initial catalyst for Senator Harry Reids appropriating 22 million dollars for the study of Skinwalker Ranch.
|The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) and Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Application Program (AAWSAP) was a secret investigatory effort funded by the United States government to study unidentified flying objects on Skinwalker Ranch.
|Bottle Hollow Resort is torn down.
Jay Stratton takes a position with AAWSAP
|Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Application Program (AAWSAP) loses funding and is closed. All evidence and files collected from AAWSAP are then transferred into the AATIP portfolio managed by Lou Elizondo. AATIP The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, continues it’s study bolstered by the research conducted by AAWSAP. Bigelow is reported to have self funded the continuing project at Skinwalker Ranch with his own finances.
|On Feburary 12th, all power is knocked out in Fort Duchesne. A strange erie green glow ebbs in the sky above the town. With the sudden absense of power, a massive UFO is seen by multiple witnesses over the town.
|CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY
|BAASS loses funding from the Department of Defense. The AATIP contract expires and is not renewed due to Luis Elizonodo’s public explanation that officials fear the public may learn about the program and potential misappropriation of taxpayer funds.
|Several months after the closure of the government sponsored AATIP program an unusually expensive, unique looking “war monument” is suddenly paid for by the government and build in Fort Duchesne.
|Tom DeLonge forms To The Stars Academy
|Jeremy Corbell creates the website hunttheskinwalker.com with the purpose to produce a documentary on Skinwalker Ranch aided by his advisor and mentor George Knapp.
Brandon Fugal first visits with Robert Bigelow on June 25th regarding the proposal to purchase Skinwalke Ranch. LINK
|Skinwalker Ranch is sold in April for “around $500,000” [PIC] [LINK] to a undisclosed buyer (Brandon Fugal), who operates under the corporation Adamantium Holdings.
|BAASS is assumed to be disbanded as their security team is removed from the property and replaced by the new ownerships security forces. Unlike the previous guards whom carried pistols and mace, the newly installed team now wields long guns.
|Hickens Road a public road which transverses directly through and across Skinwalker Ranch is legally “vacated”. All access to the road leading to the ranch becomes closed to the public. A checkpoint is erected as well as a large sign warning the public not to approach the gate.
|CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY
|Tom DeLonge goes on national tv and make the announces that he has formed a team of ex government insiders and hints at future disclosure ufo releases.
|The New York Times releases a bombshell story in which a Department of Defense official confirms the government funded program known as The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program. Senator Harry Reid, confirmed his role in procuring funds ($22 million) which was awarded to Robert Bigelow and his Bigelow Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) team to study the phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch. Luis Elizondo a ex intelligence office with 20+ years of experience was put in charge of the program and has spoken extensively to the media regarding his role observing and documenting the exotic unidentified craft and even the collection of “exotic alloys” and artifacts presumably from Skinwalker Ranch. (*update AWSAP is the name of the official government DIA program to study Skinwalker Ranch)
|Film producer Jeremy Corbell and Ranch author George Knapp release of documentary film which is a re-telling of the history of the Ranch, showing old archival footage. The film reignites interest in the ranch on a national and international scale.
Travis Taylor appointed Chief Scientist for Pentagon’s UAP Taskforce
|The mysterious owner of the Ranch and head of Adamantium is reveals himself to be Brandon Fugal in a Vice article. Click here to read
|March 31st, the TV show Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch first airs on History Channel. The show provides a inside transparent look into the current owner, and his assembled team as they search for the unknown at Skinwalker Ranch. View episodes
Brandon and team discover ancient petroglpyhs on Skinwalker Ranch similiar to those found at nearby Mcckonie Ranch.
ADDITIONAL TIMELINE INFO
|“Guy from DIA”, most likely James T. Lacatski, writes a letter to Bigelow, expressing a wish to visit Skinwalker Ranch. He has discussions with Reid and Bigelow and writes a proposal on what the government should do “in scientific language”. Reid implies the central topic was UFOs.
|BAASS Program Lead Douglas Kurth joins BAASS (according to LinkedIn)
|January 29, 2008
|BAASS officially filed as a new company.
|Reid arranges the funding for the project as “black money” on the July 2008 Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which was signed into law on June 30, 2008.
|August 18, 2008
|AAWSAP solicitation was posted publicly.
|September 5, 2008
|Response due date for AAWSAP offerors.
|September 13, 2008
|BAAS is already listing jobs for research areas that seem to fit to AATIP/AAWSA.
|September 30, 2008-September 29, 2009
|AAWSAP contract base year
|January 28, 2009
|BAASS sends request to FAA for changing UFO reporting reference from NIDS to its successor BAASS.
|February 2009 – October 2009?
|BAASS and MUFON SIP collaboration
|Pentagon briefing summary by the program director already reportedly claims “the United States is incapable of defending itself against some of the technologies discovered”. Reid tries to unsuccessfully heighten program security due to “extraordinary discoveries” and as “much progress has been made with the identification of several highly sensitive, unconventional aerospace-related findings”.
|Nimitz Incident executive report reportedly compiled.
|September 30, 2009-September 29, 2010
|AAWSAP contract option year I
|March 29, 2010 – April 6, 2010
|Dates of the 3 publicly available DIRD documents (marked for fiscal year 2009).
|2010? (after April 6)
|Elizondo becomes AATIP/AAWSAP program manager
|Most BAASS employment records found on LinkedIn ended
|September 30, 2010-September 29, 2011
|AAWSAP contract option year II, instead funded by Bigelow, unclear how it was connected to the original contract anymore
|BAASS Equipment Manager/Lead Investigator employment ends (according to LinkedIn)
|September 30, 2011-September 29, 2012
|AAWSAP contract option year III (option not used)
|AAWSAP “terminated due to lack of real progress and concerns about the viability of the program”. AATIP begins as low profile small scale successor program to study military encounters with unknown aircraft with Elizondo as the leader, relying on an informal network of colleagues.
|September 30, 2012-September 29, 2013
|AAWSAP contract option year IV (option not used)
|BAASS Program Lead Douglas Kurth leaves BAASS (according to LinkedIn)
|October 4, 2017
|Luis Elizondo leaves DoD, claims AATIP still running.
History of Nearby Bottle Hollow
Located near Fort Duchesne, Utah, and about 150 miles from Salt Lake City is Bottle Hollow and the
SkinWalker Ranch. In 1970 a reservoir was built and covering about 420 acres making Bottle Hollow one of a kind a premiere resort built on an Indian reservation.
The motel and convention center at Bottle Hollow was built with federal money to help the Northern Ute
Tribe with economic diversity and provide jobs for tribal members. The resort was an attractive oasis in the eastern Utah desert. A sparkling swimming pool was the perfect site for fashion shows in the early 1980s. In the summer, Bottle Hollow Resort was also home to a popular local community dinner theater and numerous high school reunions.The dramatic decline of the oil boom in the Uintah Basin in the late 1980s, also brought the eventual abandonment of the Bottle Hollow Resort by the Ute Tribe.
In the late 1800, congress designated seven thousand acres of the Ute land as public domain and
inadvertently exempted that acreage from any official control or law enforcement. As a result many salons and brothels sprang up with outlaws, miners and soldiers from Fort Duchesne being among customers that visited.
In the evenings as the soldiers returned to the fort drunken they often passed by a ravine in which they would throw their empty whisky bottles. So many bottles were thrown in that it eventually earned the name Bottle Hollow. Bottle Hollow is now covered mostly by water from the reservoir.
The Utes believe that the lake is inhabited by several large aquatic snakes with the first serpent sightings
dating back just after the area was filled as a reservoir. Eyewitness claim that they have seen on occasion
things crawling around from the marina all the way down to the end of the reservoir. According to tribal police officers an inordinate number of drowning cases have occurred in the reservoir.
One case of a drowning investigated by police is that of a woman and her male friend that were swimming at night. Witnesses on the beach heard the woman screamed that something in the water had grabbed her and was pulling her under. Her male companion dove under the water and claimed that he encountered a huge, black snake and attempted to free the woman from it. The woman was eventually pulled to the surface but did not survive the ordeal. There are also accounts of strange lights entering and leaving the water. Another report mentions a bluish light exiting the water and then disappearing over the SkinWalker ridge. It does appear that such reports were taken seriously by tribal police.
The SkinWalker ranch is located nearby and seems to have some link to Bottle Hollow. The SkinWalker ranch was a hot spot for paranormal and UFO activity with the local area experiencing cattle mutilations. It is believed by some Ute Indians that a SkinWalker is responsible for all of the bizarre activity that goes on. They believe the SkinWalker to be a shape shifter.The Natural Institute for Discovery Science conducted an in depth investigation of the Gorman ranch (SkinWalker ranch) in the 1990.++