The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch – Light ‘Em Up!
Is Skinwalker Ranch itself sentient? Is it *alive*? If so, or if it is occupied by some form of self-aware life that is responsible for all the strangeness that happens there, one might suspect that it, or they, would, once the eyes of scientific scrutiny were turned upon it/them, “cool it” for a while. Thus it would appear to the scientists and skeptics that there really isn’t anything to those reports of paranormal activity, that the people making such claims are just crazy. That kind of sneaky fake-out seems like exactly the sort of thing a self-aware presence might do. But the Ranch, or the powers behind it, isn’t worried about the scientists, it would seem. Now that astrophysicist Travis Taylor is on the premises, it is, if anything, acting up even more, putting on a show. “Hey, Travis, look what I can do!” it seems to be saying.
The Ranch, and in particular the rocky outcropping called Skinwalker Ridge, has strange reflective properties. And it is emitting radiation, radiation that is at times strong enough to be dangerous to humans. Infrared cameras have recorded a beam of light, invisible to the naked eye, stabbing upwards towards the stars. And then, as if all that weren’t strange enough, an ominous growl was heard by the crew as they were investigating. *And* one of them suffered an emergency reoccurrence of a medical condition that doctors were never able to explain in the first place.
I’d be inclined to call bullshit. It’s all just too much, seems too good to be true from the point of view of a paranormal enthusiast. But I don’t think Taylor would be a part of any fakery or fraud. And if I didn’t know about the Ranch’s reputation.
What’s going to happen next? We have to wait till next week to find out.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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