Historical Overview of Skinwalker Ranch

People. Places. Lore.

A timeline of the legendary history of Skinwalker Ranch, learn more about the people, places, and folklore that have surrounded the property for hundreds of years.

1776
The Dominguez and Escalante Expedition travels through Myton along Skinwalker Ranch.
1789
Treaty broken between Utes and Navajo.
1860
Northern Ute Reservation established by presidential decree.
1860
Utes join US Troops in campaign against Navajo: Skinwalker curse.
1880
Several bands of UTE tribes were relocated by the government onto the reservation surrounding skinwalker ranch.
1886
Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at Fort Duchesne, one particular soldier was a known mason and may have connections to the mason like symbols seen etched into a rock wall at Skinwalker Ranch.
1886
The military finalized construction of a fort in Fort Duchesne.
1906
Newspaper reports “Strange Noises” form homesteaders in the Uintah Basin.
1937
Purchase and Assemblage by Myers family.
1940-1960
Pat Stringham reports both UFO and Skinwalker activity.
1979
Arnold family (Owners, Hilltop Bar) witness UFO craft.
1992
Sherman Family acquires ranch from Garth Myers.
1996
Robert Bigelow acquires property.
1996-2002
NIDS Program operating on property.
1996-2013
NIDS/BAASS program activities.
2008-2012
BAASS Program operating on property.
2015
Bigelow activities conclude.
2016
Adamantium Real Estate buys Skinwalker Ranch from Bob Bigelow.
2019
History Channel and Prometheus Entertainment begin filming "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch".
2019
Kandus Linde and Tom Lewis become caretakers of ranch.
2020
Premiere of "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" airs on The History Channel.
Locke Family
Locke Family

Courtesy of Locke Family

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Homestead 2
Homestead 2

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Historic Arial View of SWR and surrounding area
Historic Arial View of SWR and surrounding area

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Locke Family
Locke Family

Courtesy of Locke Family

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