Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah

Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah

by Colm A. Kelleher, George Knapp
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Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah by Colm A. Kelleher, George Knapp

The author of the controversial bestseller Brain Trust brings his scientific expertise to the chilling true story of unexplained phenomena on Utah's Skinwalker Ranch — and challenges us with a new vision of reality.

For more than fifty years, the bizarre events at a remote Utah ranch have ranged from the perplexing to the wholly terrifying. Vanishing and mutilated cattle. Unidentified Flying Objects. The appearance of huge, otherworldly creatures. Invisible objects emitting magnetic fields with the power to spark a cattle stampede. Flying orbs of light with dazzling maneuverability and lethal consequences. For one family, life on the Skinwalker Ranch had become a life under siege by an unknown enemy or enemies. Nothing else could explain the horrors that surrounded them — perhaps science could.

Leading a first-class team of research scientists on a disturbing odyssey into the unknown, Colm Kelleher spent hundreds of days and nights on the Skinwalker property and experienced firsthand many of its haunting mysteries. With investigative reporter George Knapp — the only journalist allowed to witness and document the team's work — Kelleher chronicles in superb detail the spectacular happenings the team observed personally, and the theories of modern physics behind the phenomena. Far from the coldly detached findings one might expect, their conclusions are utterly hair-raising in their implications. Opening a door to the unseen world around us, Hunt for the Skinwalker is a clarion call to expand our vision far beyond what we know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416505211
Publisher: Paraview Pocket Books
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 164,567
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Colm A. Kelleher, Ph.D., is a biochemist with a fifteen-year research career in cell and molecular biology. Following his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1983, Kelleher worked at the Ontario Cancer Institute, the Terry Fox Cancer Research Laboratory, and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine. For the past eight years he has worked as project manager and team leader at a private research institute, using forensic science methodology to unravel scientific anomalies.

George Knapp is Nevada's best-known journalist. For 20-plus years, he has served as anchor, chief investigative reporter, and commentator for KLAS TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas. He is a six-time Emmy winner, has earned the AP's Mark Twain award for news writing seven times, and twice was given the Edward R. Murrow award for Investigative Reporting. His reporting on Nevada's infamous Area 51 military base was selected by UPI as Best Individual Achievement by a Reporter in 1989. He also writes an award-winning weekly column for a Las Vegas newspaper.

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Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reads like an introduction to all that is strange in this world. The book was interesting cover to cover, but it fell short of what it could have been. For example, why was the chunk of the first wolf not collected? Why was the 'don't dig' instruction not fully questioned? Why weren't the remains of the incinerated dogs investigated? Why was the previous ranch owner allowed unsupervised access to the property throughout the investigation of his claims? Why shoot at human-like figures that did nothing more than hide in trees and bushes at night? These questions expose some very un-scientific and poor forensic behavior if you ask me. The authors seemed to purposefully do more to perpetuate the paranormal mysteries, all while promoting other paranormal experts, than they did to answer any questions. This book plays on fear of the unknown and has a hook for virtually everybody. Throw a pile at the wall and see what sticks. This is a good marketing technique and I am sure the authors and publishers a laughing all the way to the bank.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoy this book. I am a native of the area and to finally have someone put this down in writing was exciting. As a youngster we all deal with superstition and are taught not to ask why. We tend to think our older people are just crazy to say things. Native people are taught to respect all forms of life and know that there is evil and unexplained whys. I feel this book gives everyone an oppurtunity to know that there still is an explaination for the traditions and superstitions that are in everyone's life, no matter what origin they are from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A compendium of crazy, dangerous and unexplainable things that kept happening on this Utah ranch. But how much are we not being told, and why no follow-up to certain things? Examples: (1) the no digging demand of the previous owners - what are they hiding? It's not reasonable to think that there shouldn't be digging on a ranch; (2) The Zen-like bulletproof wolf who runs off and disappears into thin air (3) the prized bulls that were mysteriously moved to a small, locked trailer in the span of a few minutes;(4) The WWII military pilot with the same last name (Gorman) as the ranch owner - what's up with that? (5) the vandalized cameras where another running camera recorded nothing; (6) the message "we are watching you" - this sound a little like paranoia. So many of the events were the testimony of the ranch owner, so this always begs the question of validity. Even the scientists seemed to be prone to emotional interpretations, such as the black monster coming out of the tunnel. Like so many of these accounts, these events have a certain disconnected, dreamlike or delusional quality about them. They make no sense at all, and this should require a more rigorous investigation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True or not this was a great read. One of the scaryst ufo books i have read!
Paradigm More than 1 year ago
I thought this was an excellent book. Not only was it well researched, but written well. The stories of events at the "Gorman" ranch are the kind that really make you wonder what is going on out there in the world, but also will have you on the edge of your seat. Creepy, but thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reads like an introduction to all that is strange in this world. The book was interesting cover to cover, but it fell short of what it could have been. For example, why was the chunk of the first wolf not collected? Why was the 'don't dig' instruction not fully questioned? Why weren't the remains of the incinerated dogs investigated? Why was the previous ranch owner allowed unattended access to the property throughout the investigation of his claims? Why shoot at human-like figures that did nothing more than hide in trees and bushes at night? These questions expose some very un-scientific and poor forensic behavior if you ask me. The authors seemed to purposefully do more to perpetuate the mysteries of all this strangeness, all while promoting other strangeness experts, than they did to resolve any questions of it. This book plays on fear of the unknown and has a hook for virtually everybody. Throw a pile at the wall and see what sticks. This is a good marketing technique and I am sure the authors and publishers a laughing all the way to the bank.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're into the paranormal then this book will be a hit with you. The encounters that the Gormans have on the ranch are amazing.
Snowolf6 More than 1 year ago
awesome read. a bit unnerving at times. 
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Interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book deals with the "outer fringes" of UFO lore. Are there other dimensions, inhabited by non-human entities, which we encounter as they pass through our world? The family which lived on this remote Utah ranch was finally driven off by these encounters. An excellent book!
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This review is solely for the ebook. All text is centered instead of having words align with the left and right sides, so when the fonts are enlarged only 1 or 2 words appear at the center of each line. This looks awful and I will not buy this ebook unless the problem is fixed. I reported the issue to Barnes & Noble last week, but so far nothing has been done to fix this.
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