Hunt For The Skinwalker Pt 2

We got in touch with the man who started it all

We couldn’t end an article about Skinwalker Ranch without speaking to the man who was jointly responsible for bringing it to the general public’s attention. Taking a break from unravelling the various threads of the Pentagon UFO debate, among other things, with his ‘I-Team’ from LasVegasNow, investigative reporter George Knapp kindly took time out to answer a few of our questions.

SOYM: Has the atmosphere around the Ranch changed and evolved since your first visits there?

George Knapp: The most obvious change involves security. In 1996, around the time when the Ranch changed ownership, there were a couple of newspaper stories published which mentioned UFO sightings and animal mutilations but those reports included very little about the most bizarre, truly disturbing of events that had occurred during the 20 months when the “Gormans” lived there. And of course, there was no mention of the even stranger events that had not yet occurred. It wasn’t until my articles in 2003 that the public learned about the much broader scope of inexplicable activity, and that is when problems erupted with trespassers and vandals and assorted nincompoops. After the book Hunt For The Skinwalker was published in 2005, things really hit the fan.

Intruders not only increased in number but also grew bolder and more reckless in the kinds of things they would do on the property. Ever since then, it’s been necessary to maintain a strong and visible security presence on the Ranch, and I think that has caused a backlash of sorts. It has affected the level and types of unexplained activity there. The one and only thing we have learned for sure about the Ranch is that it is interactive. It seems to respond to outside stimuli in unpredictable ways. It revealed itself to the NIDS team for the first few years, showed them some amazing and befuddling things, then went underground. Fewer and fewer incidents were reported, and very few were the kind of thing that could be investigated to any degree. The Ranch was essentially dormant for a few years.

 

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Hunt For The Skinwalker Pt 1

Searching for the needle in the paranormal haystack

It’s the height of conference season when we catch up with Jeremy Corbell. He’s just returned from the McMenamins UFO Fest in Oregon with the legendary George Knapp to talk about his new film Hunt For The Skinwalker. We’ve managed to catch him in his Northern California home in between grabbing a bite to eat and changing his socks, before he heads out to the Utah UFO Fest in Cedar City to do it all again. Riding high on the success of his last picture, Patient Seventeen Corbell is highly energised about this new film, a story at least 25 years in the making.

Skinwalker Ranch, for those of you who don’t know, first came into the public consciousness in 2005 following the release of the book Hunt For The Skinwalker by the aforementioned George Knapp and co-written with Dr Colm Kelleher, a bio chemist currently affiliated with Tom Delonge’s To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences. The book which “raises the hair on the back of your neck” according to Corbell, related the unsettling experiences of the ‘Gorman’ family who had bought a Ranch near the town of Fort Duschene, Utah. From the moment the family moved in they realised there was something extraordinary about the property.

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Early on in their tenure they had a close encounter with an unnaturally large grey wolf on the property; lights in the sky and poltergeist activity were relatively ‘mundane’ occurrences in comparison and we’d encourage you to get hold of the book – if you haven’t already – to get fully acquainted with the often terrifying encounters the Gorman family experienced, as well as the scientific studies conducted after Robert Bigelow had bought it off the Gormans, but more on that later.

Following the purchase of the Ranch, the previous owner ‘Tom Gorman’, who had had his life turned upside down for 22 months, decided to stay on at the Ranch in almost a caretaker capacity while the rest of his family moved away. “He stayed on for years with the NIDS team. The family had left the Ranch in fear, and it’s hard to express to people what that is like – it’s hard to understand for myself – and it followed them…” The ‘It’ in question is not a flame-haired clown carrying a red balloon but an unknown tall shadowy physical entity. “They moved to two different states to try and shake this thing. Maybe there’s a part of them that wants to tell their story at some point… but right now, not so much. It continued to plague them, as it did the DIA agents who came to the Ranch.”

 

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Philip Mantle

The UFO writer, researcher and publisher on exposing hoax videos, and close encounters

I got involved in this subject a long time ago. As a lad I was always interested in the paranormal. It wasn’t until I returned to the UK from working in Germany for a year that my interest really started to grow. My aunt, who lived round the corner from us, brought me the local newspaper one day and it had a little advert in it for the Yorkshire UFO Society who were having meetings, in nearby Leeds.

We got on the bus and found this place, and it had been set up by brothers Mark and Graham Birdsall who of course went on to publish and edit the hugely successful UFO Magazine (UK). In the audience were the likes of Tony Dodd, Trevor Feal, Greg Townsend, all names that probably mean nothing to folks now. But I was hooked. Mark and Graham did a presentation relating some sightings in and around Yorkshire and you know that was it, I was on board and it’s been in my blood since that day.

I then began organising conferences with Mark and Graham after that. We used to have our meetings in a small room we hired upstairs in Centenary House in Leeds. From where we started a magazine called The UFOS Journal. We used to collate it by hand and staple it together and mail it out, and we thought this was fantastic – of course nowadays it’s a totally different process. Graham, Mark and Tony went on to publish UFO Magazine which at it’s height was selling over 35,000 thousand copies per issue. It was a sad day when Graham died (September, 2003) and the magazine closed not long after, but we had lots of happy times you know, and I was very pleased for their success. Graham and the others had put a lot of their time and energy into it, and fortunately it paid off for them.

By the time it launched though I had left the Yorkshire UFO society and had joined BUFORA. I was there nearly ten years and during that time I was their press officer I served as Conference organiser and put on some really large events, and for three years I was their Director of Investigations. I was also part of MUFON for a number of years, as their representative for England, when Walter Andrus was in charge. I started out knowing very little about the subject of UFOs and I still don’t today!

 

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Marie Kayali

A lifetime of contact, implants and the dark side of the UK UFO community

Marie has been through a lot in the past year, since she decided to take back control of her life from certain people who have been, let’s just say, making her life a misery. She’s been the victim of an online hate campaign because of what she’s been revealing about members of the UK UFO community and the way they go about their business. She’s been accused of being mentally ill, schizophrenic, a bold-faced liar, working for various agencies and a victim of MK Ultra. These particular characters will be revealed later. Why? Well because we’re all about uncovering the truth. But as we can already hear their cheerleaders and partizans sharpening their pom-poms and reinforcing their keyboards we’ll start at the beginning of Marie’s story.

Her experiences started when she was a young child growing up in Ireland. “I kept seeing these people coming out of the walls and I’d be screaming and run downstairs to tell my mother. She told me I was being silly, and actually called the doctor a couple of times, thinking I had measles or a fever because I’d always have high temperatures afterwards. There was never anything wrong with me though.” We’re told this was a regular occurrence until Marie was around 8 years old and that she had always known they were aliens, rather than ghosts or other Irish nightmare creatures such as the Sídhe or the Fae.

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As we speak with Marie and gotten accustomed to her quickfire Irish brogue, we’re taken with her sharp-as-tacks memory, her honesty and attention to detail as she recalls the next major life-altering event. “That would have been when we moved over from Ireland. I’d met my first boyfriend and I was staying over at his house as his mother and father were away. We were about 18 at the time, and on this particular night I woke up to all this commotion out in the hallway, and I remember seeing the clock on a chest at the bottom of the bed, saying 3am. We’d been sleeping in the spare room because he was decorating his bedroom at the time. But these chrome bars of the bed were just shaking and rattling on the floor, and the wardrobe door was banging, and it was just all this noise. I looked over at my boyfriend and he was lying there clutching the crucifix he used to wear, eyes wide open looking at me. He looked petrified as if he’d seen a ghost and was icy cold. Then the noise stopped and I thought it was a poltergeist or some sort of ghost. I told him I was going to go home because my mom lived just up the road and I didn’t want to stay if I wasn’t going to get any sleep. He didn’t want me to leave, he was terrified, shaking and pleading with me not to leave but I told him there was no way I was staying there. So I ran home and told my mom what had happened. I was doing tarot cards with my friends around that time and my mom didn’t like that. She thought I was bringing evil in to the house by messing with tarot cards! She blamed me for all the weird things that used to happen to us, everything, saying it was because I was dabbling in that sort of stuff!”

 

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UFOs Over Italy

On the surface many reported eye witness accounts of UFOs seem to be isolated to the United States but there are as many reported sightings worldwide. Thanks to Philip Mantle of Flying Disk press over the next few issues we will feature excerpts from the latest releases in their UFO’s Over… series. The first case is from Italy and happened a mere fifty days following the infamous Kenneth Arnold sighting of nine boomerang shaped craft near Mt Rainier, Washington and was recounted by a distinguished Milanese painter and writer.

THE RAVEO (VILA SANTINA) CE3 CASE

Originally published in Italian UFO magazine Clypeus (so-called due to the similarity of UFOs to the bronze shields used by Roman solderis) the following translation was undertaken by Flying Saucer Review editor Gordon Creighton and first appeared in 1966. It has recently been prominently featured in the book UFOs Over Italy by Roberto Pinotti.

The author of this account (now deceased) was a well-known Italian painter and writer who lived in Milan. His science fiction book “C’era una volta un Pianeta…” (Once Upon A Time There Was A Planet…) and its sequel “Quando ero Aborigeno” (When I Was An Aboriginal) were published by Mondadori in Milan. The subject of both was the exodus to Earth of advanced human-like inhabitants from a fifth planet from the Sun (between Mars and Jupiter) just before its explosion due to an atomic war and their mating, before their extinction, with Neanderthal hominids producing a new hybrid species: Homo Sapiens. Readers will have to form their own opinions as to whether the following account by Professor Luigi Rapuzzi (aka L.R. Johannis) is the report of a real experience destined to inspire his science fiction books as he later said and to anticipate the “Ancient Astronauts” theory.

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James Gilliland

Three decades ago James Gilliland found his field of dreams, an idyllic ranch outside of Trout Lake, Washington under the shadow of the highly mysterious and spiritually active Mount Adams. If you’ve never heard of it then we recommend you do a little bit of research. What happens at ECETI (short for Enlightened Contact with ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is the stuff of legend in UFO circles. With the imposing Mount Adams standing like some kind of sentinel over the ranch, and pine tree forests and the White Salmon River also bordering the grounds it may possibly be the best campsite in the world. But don’t expect to turn up unannounced and get a spot, there’s a reservation system which keeps numbers down to a minimum and ensures that guests aren’t the kind looking for a festival type experience. The ranch operates a strict alcohol and drug-free policy and for good reason. There’ll be so much going on you’ll need your faculties to be as sharp as possible in order to process it all. James Gilliland  himself is affable and softly spoken, full of the kind of wisdom that if taken on board is nothing but beneficial. He is a best-selling author, internationally known lecturer, has ‘died’ more than once and has experienced more multi-dimensional interactions than he can remember. Raised in the high desert close to Giant Rock near Landers, California – the location of the legendary contactee George Van Tassell conventions which went on for nearly 25 years. Speaking to us late last year as he and his team were closing up and securing the ranch up for the winter, he recalls watching Ralph Ring and Otis Carr build and test their Nikola Tesla inspired ‘flying saucers’ in the 1950s. Ships that used a pair of counter-rotating metal plates, spinning electromagnets and capacitors large enough to generate some sort of lift. Of course it wasn’t long before their experiments drew  the wrong kind of official attention and the FBI shut them down.

Before James was born, his dad had actually witnessed an extraterrestrial craft land on a highway, in New Mexico, he was driving. Unsurprisingly, the unannounced landing stopped the small amount traffic for quite some time. Predictably, someone got out of his car, fixing to fire his gun at the craft but was dissuaded by Gilliland Snr. When the craft finally departed the gathered ensemble of travellers ‘woke’ to find themselves back inside their cars, whereas most had remembered being out of their vehicles.

When he was 5 years old James had a severe case of bronchial pneumonia. While is hospital he remembers being visisted woman, dressed in blue, who kept coming to him, stroking his head and comforting him. Not so unusual you might think but James recalls quite clearly. “All the other women wore green in the hospital. This woman gave me a substance to eat, it had a consistency like ice cream but it wasn’t cold. I didn’t get sick after that, it was amazing” so who was this mysterious Nurse Nightingale? “I found out later that she’s a universal being called Mary, like the Catholic Mother Mary. She came to me and I’ve had a very close connection with this being all throughout my life…

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A Confirmation Of The Phenomenon

All is not running as smoothly as planned in the halls of To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, the UFO disclosure campaign headed by former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge. From the initial trumpets surrounding the announcement of the project and invitation to invest back in October 2017, this was quickly followed by a guarded sceptism as critics questioned a millionaire rock star asking for money? But for the most part, the noises from the established UFO community were encouraging.

Then came what was, briefly, the crowning moment, the announcement that seemed to be the reason for the existence of TTSA. The Pentagon admitted in national mainstream press that the CIA had spent $22million dollars investigating unidentified aeriel phenomena under the guise of a project called AATIP (Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program). The initial report from the New York Times saw newspaper sales and web traffic increase to incredible levels as the general public lapped up this ground breaking information. The rest of the world’s media followed suit of course, keen to cash in on what TTSA hoped would be the disclosure we’ve all been waiting for. And for a while that’s how it looked.

Former CIA officer and member of the AATIP program, Luis Elizondo, had become the new public face for TTSA and was paraded in front of the press to discuss what he knew about the program and what TTSA was working on. However, rumblings had already started in some quarters. The fact that Elizondo was a former Pentagon official and therefore part of the long-established enemy of truth and disclosure didn’t sit right with some people. Neither did the Intelligence backgrounds of some of the members of the project. It was all beginning to smell a bit like a CIA psy-op. A new infiltration program in a UFO community so desperate for the acknowledgement of extraterrestrials and their intelligently controlled craft from Government officials that they would seemingly lap up anything if it came from ‘confirmed’ sources.

When evidence came out suggesting the released gun-camera videos may not be all they were cracked up to be, and the fact that it was discovered an image used in the October presentation to depict a UFO seen from the USS Nimitz in 2004 was in fact a mylar balloon it quickly turned in to the undignified defeat of roshambo for TTSA. For the most part, the UFO community is pretty smart. Sure, there have been moments when the wheels have come off but is now really time to cast off dispersions about the most notorious of alphabet agencies and offer an olive branch – albeit on the end of a rather long barge pole? Tom DeLonge once remarked on CoastToCoast AM “it’s time for the UFO community to see these people are heroes, not the enemy.” or words to that effect. Who knows? After the mistakes of the past it’s going to take one helluva video to get some people back on side, but I want you to remember this. To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences brought the UFO question front and centre to the pages of the world’s mainstream media, not many can claim that honour.

Paul Budding puts forward his argument in support of the work done by To The Stars Academy…

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John DeSouza

It’s true, John DeSouza worked for ‘The Man’. A former FBI Special Agent, he worked for the Bureau for 25 years in counter terrorism, held top secret security clearances and worked in the violent crimes division, not that dissimilar to former MoD man Nick Pope. There is one stark difference though. Whereas Mr Pope nailed his colours to the mast and remains an open-minded sceptical believer in the UFO phenomenon, John DeSouza actively sought out the paranormal side of investigations when all other avenues had been exhausted. This work resulted in a handful of books to date detailing some of the less straight-forward cases the self confessed X-Man encountered during his time with the Bureau, and it’s those cases which have captured the imagination of the alternative community, even if he doesn’t believe E.T. is real – not in a physical sense anyway.

SOYM: You had a UFO experience when you were a child, is that right?

John DeSouza: Oh yes I talk about it in my book The Extradimensionals. When I was about ten years old I had an observation experience. I was with my family in New York City, we were at a party of some kind with hundreds of people, and it was really late at night. Me and a bunch of other little kids found each other and just kind of spilled out into the night at about 1am and we were just playing out in street. Something happened, I fell down and got hurt and the rest of the kids took off as they are prone to do and went back to the party. I was left there alone on the sidewalk just staring up between these two tall buildings. It was a very starry beautiful night and there appeared to be a dark spot where stars should be visible, like a large black ink cloud. And I stared up at that black ink cloud and from the bottom of it came spotlights, well what appeared to be spotlights, and then this old fashioned disk UFO came out from the bottom of that thing and began to approach me. I got hit by a blue-greenish spotlight, coiuld feel it going through me. As I was observing this thing, two young girls appeared on my left and they were screaming and hugging each other looking up at the same thing I was and one of them yelled at me “Little boy run home! The world might be ending!”

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Jeremy Corbell

Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell was 13 years old when he heard a radio broadcast by news reporter George Knapp that would change his whole perception of life, the universe and everything. That broadcast related the story of a young scientist by the name of Bob Lazar who had done a local Las Vegas new TV news report with the same George Knapp in 1989 divulging information about a highly classified US Government project he’d been working on at a nearby secret facility at Papoose Lake in Nevada.

“It was pretty fascinating.” Jeremy reveals. “I was deep in to martial arts, doing jujitsu, at that time and I had never heard anything like Lazar described, the propulsion system you know. At the time I was under the impression propulsion is traditional force – you push something out the back, you move forward – so the concept of bending time/space and falling into a pocket somewhere in space was absolutely fascinating to me.”

“The whole reason we know about Area 51 and the S-4 facility is really because of Bob Lazar and that interview which continues to be broadcast around the world today on multiple formats. It is unbelievable the way that his story, whether people believe it or not, has influenced our popular culture.”

“There were were always rumours that Lazar was some Government agent of disinformation but by spreading that, if the plan was to get public eyes off of what was going on out at Area 51, what happened was the absolute opposite. It became sort of a UFO Disneyland as people came from all over the world to witness these advanced craft flying into space.”

Bob Lazar admitted in those interviews he knew the timetable of these ‘flight-tests’ so he would often take friends to a nearby ridge and watch the show, including the highly decorated former USAF pilot John Lear…

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Linda Moulton Howe

If you’re familiar with the world of ufology then will undoubtedly know that the name belongs to one of the most tenacious and widely respected investigative reporters in the UFO community. Her work on the subject of animal mutilations spans nearly four decades and she has volumes and volumes of material, all meticulously researched, which has appeared in four books and in report form on her vitally important website earthfiles.com

Having successfully completed a Masters Degree in Communications at Stanford University in California in 1968, Linda started her career as a street reporter for KNBC LA. As her reputation increased she was given a producer role for a series of documentaries examining the environment, medicine and political issues in California. From there she moved to Denver, Colorado via Boston, Massachusetts. In Denver Linda was hired to produce documentary films, live studio programs and news segments for the CBS station on all matters affecting the state of Colorado. Linda picks up her story.

“In the summer of 1979 media headline’s started surfacing around the state of Colorado say something along the lines of ‘More Animal Mutilations’ – ‘Mutilations Again’. I had always lived on the East or West coast of the United States so I was not familiar with these stories and I immediately wanted to find out what was going on. So I began an investigation in September of 1979 that you could say has extended to this day.”

“It took nine months working 18 hours a day without a single break. Travelling with my television crew we were away for a month solid visiting ranchers, law enforcement and talking to other reporters.” explains Linda. The resulting footage was a 90 minute special called A Strange Harvest which was first broadcast on CBS on May 25th in 1980 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. around Colorado and the surrounding states. “We shot several thousands of feet of double system film and the highlight for me in many ways was right at the beginning with a sheriff, Tex Graves. He had been a sheriff in Logan County Colorado for 23 years and he had just retired when I went up to see him. He knew my work and when he laid out 266 colour Polaroids he had personally taken in his investigations of animal mutilations, for the very first time I began to understand why the phrase ‘bloodless’ had been repeated over and over in television radio and the newspapers. Polaroids are really not hoaxable and these 266 showed animals with the same patterns of excision.”

“There would be an ear removed at the skull, in a perfect circle about an inch and a half or two inches in diameter. Then there would be a perfect three to four inch diameter circle taken of the hide extending into the forehead. A perfect circle. The eyeball would be removed as well as the eye lids and then the lower jaw usually would be stripped of flesh down to clean bone. I reached out to veterinarians and pathologists and universities, anybody that I could get to help me investigate these cases.

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