Paranormal sightings abound at Skinwalker Ranch
Ryan Skinner was headed down I-70 near the Utah-Colorado border in 2006 when something weird happened.
Skinner and his soon-to-be wife, Iryna, were making a long haul from Wisconsin to Las Vegas, and Iryna had taken the wheel, giving Skinner the chance to relax. There were no other vehicles on the road, but when they neared the town of Thompson Springs, Utah, Iryna began mentioning that there was something following the car that looked like a sparkler on fire. Skinner, in turn, asked her to pull over.
“The last thing I’m thinking of at this time is UFOs or aliens,” he said.
Skinner got out of the car to examine the source of the light, which he estimated to be about 20 feet behind the car and 7 feet in the air. He was frozen in place, staring at what he describes as a road flare hovering in the air. Iryna screamed, snapping Skinner out of the trance. The light had split into three individual lights, and all of them were approaching the couple.
Skinner and Iryna switched seats and sped away. Skinner’s first instinct was to leave the area as fast as possible and get to Green River, but Iryna convinced him to stop and investigate. The three lights returned and became shadowy figures, alien and transparent, along the side of the road.
“I’m just gobsmacked, confused, and in awe all at the same time,” Skinner said. “One of them starts moving or tilts its head and … at the time, that was all I could possibly take.”
The couple took off and didn’t return, but the encounter stuck with Skinner.
“The event left me so rattled and shook up and curious more than anything else, you know … why this location?” he said.
Skinner searched for stories of similar paranormal events and found out the encounter happened 30 miles south of a location called Skinwalker Ranch.