Friday, March 15, 2019

Bigelow's Other Haunted Ranch, and More Zondo Boo-Boos

Most everyone has heard about the so-called "Skinwalker Ranch" near Ft. Duchesne, Utah, where weird paranormal events supposedly happen all the time, but somehow a bunch of smart guys with expensive cameras and state-of-the-art electronic equipment couldn't seem to capture anything over a period of several years. The ranch was purchased by the famous UFO magnate Robert Bigelow so that the people in his National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) could investigate it. They ended up with a lot of exciting stories, but little else. See the book, The Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp. (A 2018 documentary of that same name adds little.) In 2016 Bigelow sold the ranch, cryptids and all, to a corporation called Adamantium Real Estate, LLC, whose description says that it provides "recreational facilities" and "special events" for "social entertainment purposes." However, "for business purposes the owner of Adamantium Real Estate has to remain anonymous." Reportedly a forthcoming documentary will reveal the new owner, but this has not been confirmed. Today a lot of effort is going into promoting the Skinwalker "mysteries," but that's a story for another day.

Former senator Harry Reid, who appears to have created the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP, sometimes also AATIP) as a favor to his longtime campaign contributor Bigelow, said according to reporter George Knapp that "part of the [AAWSAP] focus was on a mysterious ranch in northeastern Utah, a property once owned by businessman Robert Bigelow."

According to Ancient Astronauts magazine in 1978, Jacques Vallee
might actually be the mysterious Count of Saint Germain.
The eternal Jacques Vallee has published a fourth volume of his life story Forbidden Science, which covers the 1990s. (Amazon has a long preview excerpt from this book, which might not be available to readers outside the US.) I have read the previous three volumes, and strongly recommend them to anyone interested in the history of UFO and paranormal investigations. I called Vallee "eternal" as a kind of tribute to his longevity and seeming permanence as an active UFO investigator. His career of sixty years is surely one of the very longest ever. But the suggestion was earlier made that Vallee is actually the mysterious and famous 18th Century Count of Saint Germain, who claimed to be some kind of ancient alchemical immortal. Ann Shapiro wrote in the January, 1978 issue of Ancient Astronauts magazine that Vallee might literally be the current identity used by Saint Germain, "a mysterious creature with superhuman powers." I really doubt that's true, since Vallee looks quite a bit older than he did fifty years ago. But maybe that's just to trick us? 😏

The reason I brought up Vallee is that the main point people are taking from that long excerpt from Volume 4 (I haven't had a chance to read all of it yet) is his discussion of Bigelow's other Haunted Ranch, the Mt Wilson Ranch about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, which Vallee visited. I had not heard of this ranch before, and apparently hardly anyone else had, either.

According to some, lots of spooky stuff is going on at Bigelow's Mt. Wilson Ranch. Tables float in the air, and strange entities menace visitors. People are reacting as if Vallee had revealed some secret place known only to "insiders." I'm wondering how "secret" some place can actually be when it offers rooms for rent to the public? I trust that some enterprising investigator will soon book a vacation up there, then give us a report on the spooky things that did or didn't happen.

How "secret" can Bigelow's other Haunted Ranch be if it is renting out rooms to vacationers?

We reported last October how, when To The Stars went to Rome to meet with Italian UFO groups, good old Luis Elizondo, their supposed authority on UFOs, made numerous major boo-boos when talking about the famous Washington, DC UFO flap of 1952. Well, Zondo has done it again. His article "Enter The Quantum World: What The Mechanics Of Subatomic Particles Mean For The Study Of UAP, Our Universe, And Beyond" was posted on March 5. It dramatically reveals how little TTSA's go-to UFO expert, Luis Elizondo, knows about the UFO subject. In it he makes the usual sort of weird science claims like "Quantum physics helps us explain the behavior of UAP" (Quantum!!!).

But what is really revealing are his huge blunders concerning UFO history. Zondo informs us,
With Project Blue Book, the U.S. Air Force compiled reports of tens of thousands of UFO sightings over 17 years. But in 1966, another Air Force committee published the Condon Report, which concluded that most of the sightings examined were explainable.

Then the 2017 DoD disclosure occurred, directly contradicting the findings in the Condon Report.
Let's see: While it's true that Project Blue Book operated for seventeen years, earlier U.S. Air Force projects (Project Sign and Project Grudge) began in 1947, so the Air Force actually investigated UFOs for a total of 22 years. But more significantly, Zondo writes, "in 1966, another Air Force committee published the Condon Report." First, the Condon Report was prepared and published by the University of Colorado, under contract to the Air Force, not by an "Air Force committee." Dr. Edward U. Condon was a physicist at that university. The report was published in 1968, not 1966. These were not extemporaneous comments by Elizondo, but from a published article, which he obviously did not properly research.

But the most absurd is his claim that "DoD disclosure" happened in 2017. The Defense Department did not "disclose" anything in 2017. All that happened in such matters in 2017 was that Elizondo and a few others who were knowledgeable about the AAWSAP began to talk about it publicly. The program does not appear to have actually been classified, although its existence was not announced to the public. To The Stars claims to have chain-of-custody documentation for the DoD's supposed release of those three blurry infrared UFO videos they are so proud of, but nobody has ever seen such documentation, and the DoD denies ever having released any such thing.

As for the AAWSAP, it's not even clear if its purpose ever had much to do with UFOs. The only deliverable that AAWSAP is known at this time to have produced are thirty-eight papers on weird physics, none of which have to do with UFO investigations. So nothing has actually been "disclosed," except by TTSA itself, and by now we have all seen how credible their information isn't.

(Next: AAWSAP meets  SERPO, then later a very strange anti-gravity lawsuit).


  1. Anything coming from, To The Stars gang, be weary of, and take nothing at face value from them. To me, they are conning people out of money to just pay themselves a wage for deceiving people. People, who really want to learn something about UAPs.

  2. Jacques Vallee bore quite a resemblance to my late Uncle Bob, though why aliens would be interested in Worcester, Massachusetts. is beyond me.

  3. In 1990 a fleet of daylight UFOs was photographed on 35 mm film hovering over the San Diego River Valley. Even before experts (Dr.Bruce Maccabee) declared the objects "unidentifiable and opaque", a pattern had been found on one of the acorn shaped craft that duplicated what appears on numerous other UFO photos as well as countless ancient artifacts proving that aliens have been nurturing mankind since the beginning..."Unsettling"-Los Angeles Times. they're here

  4. Well, this is interesting. The website for the Mt. Wilson Ranch seems to have disappeared.

    Fortunately, it's still available via the Wayback Machine:


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