HISTORY(R) ANNOUNCES NEW NONFICTION SERIES 'THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH' (WORKING TITLE) THAT WILL GAIN UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO THE SECRET SITE OF UNEXPLAINABLE PARANORMAL EVENTS AND UFO SIGHTINGS
NEW YORK, NY - June 21, 2019 - HISTORY greenlights the new nonfiction series, "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" (working title) from Executive Producer Kevin Burns, the creator and producer of HISTORY's most popular series, including "Ancient Aliens" and cable's #1 nonfiction series "The Curse of Oak Island." Gaining full and unprecedented access to one of the most infamous and secretive hotspots of paranormal and UFO-related activities on earth, "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" will feature a team of scientists and experts who will conduct a thorough search of this infamous 512-acre property located in Utah's Uinta Basin. They will attempt to find out the truth behind more than 200 years of mysteries - involving everything from UFO sightings and paranormal activities to animal mutilations and Native American legends of a shape-shifting creature known simply as, "The Skinwalker."
Beginning in the 1950's, Skinwalker Ranch and the area around it has been referred to as 'UFO alley,' where numerous anomalous events and strange activity have received worldwide media attention. Since then, the area has been the site of decades of study, some clandestinely funded by the government. In 1996, the property was purchased by billionaire businessman and UFO enthusiast, Robert Bigelow, who used it to conduct his own experiments into the study of the ranch and its other-worldly connections. Three years ago, the property was sold to another, mysterious owner who - for reasons of his own - has, for now, chosen to remain anonymous. Except for a handful of documentaries, few have ever gained official access to Skinwalker Ranch, and none have ever been able to bring cameras onto the property for a television series, but that's all about to change as HISTORY's exciting new nonfiction series uncovers the 'who?' 'what?' and 'why?' of an area that (until now) has remained as secretive and as forbidden as some of our nation's greatest mysteries.
"The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" is produced for HISTORY by Prometheus Entertainment and Letter 10 Productions. Kevin Burns serves as Executive Producer for Prometheus Entertainment, along with Joe Lessard, Matt Crocco, Kim Sheerin and Anthony Fiorino. Joel Patterson and TJ Allard serve as executive producers for Letter 10 Productions. Jennifer Wagman and Mary E. Donahue are the executive producers for HISTORY. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch."
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