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Skinwalker Ranch Timeline
 
1776
The Dominguez and Escalante Expedition travels through Myton along Skinwalker Ranch
 
1880
Several bands of UTE tribes were relocated by the government onto the reservation surrounding skinwalker ranch.
 
1886
The military finalized construction of a fort in Fort Duchesne.
 
1886
Buffalo Soliders 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.
 
1906-1911+
Underground rumblings and explosions are heard both day and night around the ranch.  This article discuses this strange occurrence. Click here for article
 
1905
The first Skinwalker Ranch settlers John and Emma Meyers build a small homestead on the property (now dilapidated).  The "Locke" family also moves onto the WEST side of the property. Around this time The Locke family recalls a noteworth 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.  He then walked off and disappeared.  The *assumption is that this bizarre figure told the Locke family where NOT to dig on the property.... This story was so amazing apparently, that it was passed down to future generations....
 
1915
A strange man appears out of nowhere on the ranch and asks for a glass of water. The homesteaders notice that beneath his period appropriate attire he is wearing a blue sparking outfit.
 
1930
Christopher Locke (grandson?) reveals that the first cattle mutilation occurred on the Ranch
 
1934
Kenneth and Edith Myers buy a trailer and move onto the EAST side of the property
 
1944
2 miles from Skinwalker Ranch a larger silver globe-like object is seen flying over Fort Duscense.
Click here for story
 
1950-1960's
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.

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1960's
Edith Child Myers and Kenneth John Myers homestead the Skinwalker Ranch property.
 
1967
A wave of UFO sightings occurs in the Uintah Basin that lasts until 1968
 
1968
Bottle Hollow Resort is built
 
1970
Bottle Hollow Reservoir was constructed by the US Army Corps.
 
1970
Cattle mutilations suddenly become common in the Uintah Basin and around the Ranch
 
1978
Desert News Article discusses a mass sighting of a UFO seen 10 miles from the ranch
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE
 
1981
NASA Builds a Observatory 16 miles north east of the Ranch link diagram
 
1989
Bottle Hollow is drained to "repair and outlet".
 
1989
NASA Laser Observatory is dismantled link to marker
 
1992
Bottle Hollow is refilled with water.
CLICK HERE FOR NEWS ARTICLE
 
1994
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
 
1994
Terry and Gwen Sherman and their children moved themselves and their cattle into the 480-acre ranch south of Fort Duchesne, Utah
 
1995
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.
 
1996
Desert News article broke the story about the strange activity on Skinwalker Ranch.
 
1996
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.
 
2004
The National Institue for the Discovery of Science (NIDS) is shut down
 
2004
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.
 
2005
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
2007
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.
 
2007
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.
 
2009
Bottle Hollow Resort is torn down.
 
2011
Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Application Program (AAWSAP) loses funding and is closed. However AATIP The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, continues it's study. Bigelow is reported to have funded the continuing project with his own finances.
 
2012
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
 
2012
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.
 
2013
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. 
 
2015
Tom DeLonge forms To The Stars Academy
 
2015
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.
 
2016
Skinwalker Ranch is sold for the rumored amount of 4.5 million to a undisclosed buyer, who operates under the corporation Adamantium Holdings.
 
2016
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.
 
2016
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
 
2017
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.
 
2017
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)
 

2018

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.
 

ADDITIONAL TIMELINE INFO

2007 "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.
December 2007 BAASS Program Lead Douglas Kurth joins BAASS (according to LinkedIn)
January 29, 2008 BAASS officially filed as a new company.
June 2008 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
Sometime 2009 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".
Sometime 2009 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
May-August 2010 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
September 2011 BAASS Equipment Manager/Lead Investigator employment ends (according to LinkedIn)
September 30, 2011-September 29, 2012 AAWSAP contract option year III (option not used)
Sometime 2012 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)
June 2013 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’s, 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’s.
 

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