posted on Dec, 29 2006 @ 07:07 AM
Several years ago I read accounts of a family which purchased a ranch near or in Utah, with the intention of building a prime herd. They were
subjected to numerous terrifying ordeals, cattle mutilations and loss of their dogs. They had been and were warned about skinwalkers and a legacy of
evil on the land, but they persevered. On at least one occasion their bulls were discovered packed into a trailer 'like sardines' -- it was deemed
an impossibility and had occurred in a short space of time, the work of entities unknown. I have a suspicion this family may have owned the ranch
The family had sunk everything they owned into the ranch and lost a great deal. They have never, as far as I'm aware, attempted to profit from their
I'm reasonably sure the ranch was then purchased by NIDs. The information released by the researchers is no more fantastic really than the
experiences related by the original family. Now, apparently, there's a book and some of those unfamiliar with the place's history are
understandably sceptical about the claims, because NIDs haven't released photos or other concrete evidence despite the sophisticated technology
employed by the researchers.
There are at least two factors to be considered though (1) NIDs may be a front for a government body, in which case they wouldn't consider releasing
information to the public and (2) much paranormal phenomena (although seemingly 3-dimensional and 'there') cannot be photographed because we
actually see and experience it whilst in an altered state; we see it with other than our physical senses.
This latter is possibly difficult for some to grasp because they're used to obtaining their information visually, via tv etc. They feel if
something's is genuine and real, then there must be filmed or video evidence. But this is a materialistic view.
We are more than our physical body. Our experiences aren't always physical. Our spiritual experiences, for instance --- they can't be filmed or
captured on video or via camera. Do we expect to be able to film God? Have people been able to film their astral or near-death experiences? No.
Some of what we experience *appears* real and at the time we might believe we are hearing or seeing things in 3D, yet --- hard though it may be to
accept --- we have not seen and heard with our physical eyes and ears. Instead, we've experienced through other, non-physical senses, our
superconsciousness, if you like.
Many have seen or even heard ghosts or other non-physical entities. They may have appeared as solid and real as the living. Yet the person next to
us may have seen and heard nothing at all. We don't have proof of what we've experienced. We don't have photos or film to 'prove it'. Yet we
know the experience was as real as anything else that's happened to us.
In the same way, people (such as the researchers on the skinwalker ranch) know what they experienced and their memory of the event is as detailed as
their provable experiences. But they can't offer you a photograph of it. Just as you can't show anyone a photograph of God or whomever you
worship; just as you can't offer a photograph or film of your astral or out of body experience, etc. And even if the skinwalker-ranch researchers
were to provide photos, they would be dismissed as fake.
So I think it has to be accepted that whether we like it or not, our little 3D world is far from being all that exists and not everything going on
around us can be captured by our primitive technology, despite our belief that we're technologically advanced. But -- just because we can't
photograph or film everything that goes on does not mean it's not happening.
It's understandable though that those who haven't experienced events similar to those on the skinwalker ranch should be sceptical or downright
dismissive, in the same way that natives who live in primitive villages in the Amazon would be sceptical about the way we live, the foods we eat, our
vehicles and consumer goods, etc.
Personally, I suspect the skinwalker researchers would have been required (one way or another) to hand over their findings and whatever physical
evidence they'd managed to amass, also to sign confidentiality agreements. The book would most likely be nothing more than a sop to appease those in
the public who'd been following the case. And it may be that the book was deliberately designed to arouse scepticism, in order people would give up
in disgust on the skinwalker ranch and move onto something else.
Places similar to skinwalker ranch exist. I know a house that sits in the middle of a very pleasant suburban street that is the equivalent of a
paranormal zoo. The house isn't very old and looks quite ordinary. We lived in it for approx. 6 years and during that time experienced events that
could be described as both cryptozoological and paranormal --- and frightening. Two of the people who lived there before us were found dead in broad
daylight, on a hot sunny beach, people around. Case still open after more than 20 years. The police exhausted all avenues. No suspects, no motives,
no witnesses. Just two dead bodies and their dog sitting next to them when they died -- but didn't start barking until later.
Whether the couple were victim of the entities that infested the house or whether their deaths were just a coincidence, is impossible to say. But
that house was a 'window' or portal and the affected area extended along the street.
Experiencing non-human or discarnate entities seems fascinating from afar but such experiences are not always to be sought, for once you've
experienced something truly terrifying, it becomes part of your life, part of your memories. It's not a movie. It changes your life for ever.
'Reality' is never the same for you again. You have to live with the knowledge that life is not as it seems. It is not as safe or cosy or as under
your control as you once took for granted. It is a zoo. And once you've experienced it, you realise there are no bars or walls to keep you safe.
The things you fear are all around you and they have the advantage. All worth considering before you cross that line, because once crossed, you can
never go back. You'll be different and not necessarily happier.