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The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Phony ghost/alien hunting show is staged, has violence.

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch: A ranch is shown at night with a blue light shooting up from a field.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Kids need to be aware - this will impact their future.

The secret of skinwalker ranch is a fascinating and captivating show that delves into the mysteries and anomalies of a remote property in Utah that has been the subject of decades of paranormal and UFO-related reports. The show follows a team of experts and scientists, led by aerospace engineer Travis Taylor, who use state-of-the-art technology and rigorous methods to investigate the ranch and its surroundings, hoping to find evidence and explanations for the strange phenomena that occur there. The show is not meant to be a simple entertainment for the masses or those with a weak mind, but rather a serious and educational exploration of the mysteries and anomalies of the ranch. The show requires sophistication, unique understanding of physics, and an open mind from its viewers, as it explores both UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) and paranormal phenomena that have been studied significantly by the CIA and other agencies. The secret of skinwalker ranch is a fascinating and captivating show that challenges the conventional wisdom and pushes the boundaries of our knowledge and perception. It is a show that will appeal to anyone who is curious, adventurous, and open-minded about the mysteries of our world and beyond. It is highly recommended to anyone who is interested in the topic.

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The latest addition to a wave of pseudo-scientific docu-series claiming to investigate otherworldly phenomena. Following the tired pattern of similar shows, Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch leans heavily on electromagnetic meters and, disturbingly, graphic photos of mutilated animals as supposed evidence of extraterrestrial activity. The series is replete with staged scenarios and manufactured drama, undermining its credibility and veering far into the realm of conspiracy theories masquerading as science.

What's particularly troubling is the exploitation of indigenous culture in the area. The show hinges its research on the proximity of Navajo and Ute Tribal properties, all the while recklessly positioning its white male stars as authorities on the history and beliefs of the indigenous people in their area. The central figure of the series, the owner of Skinwalker Ranch, comes across as an eccentric character seeking the spotlight. His team's antics, positioned as scientific inquiry, often resemble a group of children playing dress-up. In the same vein, the series spends a lot of time showcasing his high-end equipment and fancy vehicles in lue of any action on the UFO hunting front. Viewers seeking rational exploration of unexplained phenomena are likely to find the show's approach both dubious and absurd.

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