Sedona, Arizona is known for its beautiful scenery and luxurious accommodations. It also houses a variety of new age and paranormal interests. Crystal shops run along highway 89a, filled with books on the occult and new age philosophy. Meditation is a common practice. UFO tours are coming and going all hours of the night, and of course, psychics have predicted the perfect place to plant their practice. Much of this embrace of the strange can be attributed to the fact: Sedona is purported to house an energy vortex. Or…eight of them.
A vortex according to the Sedona Visitors Pamphlet :
“Vortexes are enhanced energy sites that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind-body healing, and creative thinking. The Vortexes are NOT electric or magnetic. Those labels were meant symbolically.”
The pamphlet details the location of these alleged vortices as well as their purported effect on the visitor. “Upflow” areas are believed to help visitors achieve a higher outward perspective and see the bigger picture. “Inflow” areas are intended to help the visitor look inward, and achieve a greater understanding of the universe within.
Numerous attempts to measure the vortices have been made. Yet, this is likely why the pamphlet says right at the top “NOT electric or magnetic.” We found no evidence the vortices could be measured along the electromagnetic spectrum. Neither in the research nor in the field (tested with a basic emf detector). The reason at least one very familiar scientist believes the vortices exist is related to the effects on visitors’ psyche and health.
Measurable or not. We went to Sedona in March and found plenty of people eager to get to each vortex. Since Coronavirus hit in 2019, national park usage is surging. Sedona is seeing the same influx of visitors as places like the Grand Canyon. It is indeed beautiful to behold, but unfortunately our UFO tour was cancelled due to poor weather.
Interestingly enough, reading the reviews on the UFO tours lead one to believe they are likely to be seen on each tour. This may lead some to believe they are all hoaxes, and perhaps some are, but people ARE seeing UFO and UAP with gen 3 night vision. Sedona (and Arizona in general) is a UFO hotspot with many sightings being reported in the area. There is no real reason to believe sightings like the one in the video below from Texas are not possible in the area.
So, we’ve established Sedona has a propensity for the unknown. Vortexes, UFOs and lots of true believers in the area. Amidst this paranormal hotspot is a hotter paranormal hotspot: Bradshaw Ranch. It sits right on highway 89a and is now owned by the US government for the stated purpose of climate research. However, the previous owners of the Bradshaw Ranch reported the same frequent and unusual paranormal events as those reported on Skinwalker Ranch.
Linda Bradshaw owned the ranch for 50 years and wrote a book with a local UFO researcher named Tom Dongo called “Merging Dimensions.” Linda describes orbs regularly flying around the ranch, strange alien-grey like entities being spotted and repeated sightings of a Sasquatch like creature. The incidents did not occur the entire time the Bradshaw’s owned the ranch and began in the early 90’s. Some of the incidents were witnessed by more than one person along with pictures of UFOs. The most dramatic of these incidents occurred when the Bradshaw’s son experienced a missing-time/abduction event.
Years later, Mysterious Universe reports in 2013 a film crew came to cover some of the high strangeness for an episode of a Discovery Channel show called “Uncovering Aliens.” A member of the film crew wandered away and was surrounded by disembodied voices. He experienced missing time and his watch was malfunctioning. Though this moment didn’t make it into the episode of the show, we found it more compelling than the show itself.
By our own veracity system, events which have multiple witnesses over time and photographic evidence are considered “Likely True.” Yet, what we’re missing, like in so many paranormal cases, is something measurable. This might be because we don’t have the tools to measure what’s there or…there’s nothing there. It’s good to keep an open mind to both possibilities.
Linda said the paranormal events stalled in the late 1990’s. Her conclusion was that the ranch was home to some form of dimensional portal. It was the only thing that made sense given the disparate entities she had seen: alien-greys, dinosaurs, sasquatch and more.
The US Government bought the ranch from the Bradshaws for climate change research in 2003, and that program has distributed some of their data. We found the soil samples to be particularly interesting as they are quite normal for the area. Most importantly, we didn’t see anything in the soil itself which should be particularly magnetic. Skinwalker Ranch has confirmed cryptid, poltergeist phenomenon and UFO sightings, but also reported a number of anomalies along the electromagnetic spectrum.
All of the UFO tour itineraries we found online made the area around the ranch a stop on their tour…..A mystery we couldn’t resist.
The area around the ranch is available for hiking and rustic (bring your own water and dig a hole to potty) dispersed camping. We followed National Forest Road 525 off of Highway 89a to a stream bed within a mile of the ranch. Our plan was to hike for a little while along the stream bed along the edge of the ranch.
Given the history of the ranch, we were curious to see if we found any EMF anomalies (similar to those found at Skinwalker Ranch) and brought along a metal detector to scan the area around the ground should we find any. As mentioned, the area is being monitored for climate change research, but we tried to stay far enough away from the Ranch to avoid electronics. Thanks to the climate research numerous soil samples were available online. We saw nothing that should be especially electromagnetic.
And yet…we found some spikes. A bunch. Within a few hundred yards of the dirt path we started finding unusually high readings. They seemed to move. The highest readings were up to 60 mG but there were others in the smaller range. We used a metal detector to look for sources. We noted nothing around us or any cell towers nearby. We’ve used the same detector in a busy urban residential area and have not found any readings this high.
We reset the detector a number of times with repeated anomalous results and retested it that night in a residential area to see if it found anything. It found nothing. There could be electronics at the ranch as part of research or something else we missed which caused this. Yet, the question we began with was can we find EMF anomalies similar to those found at Skinwalker Ranch at Bradshaw Ranch?
Our conclusion is Yes, but needs further research/validation. We intend to go back to Bradshaw with some better equipment and find out more about the field we were detecting. The basic tack meter we had picked up electromagnetic radiation. Enough to the point, where we considered leaving. If the 60 mG signal increased or continued to follow us, we were prepared to make a judicious retreat.
Based on our research in our article UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger, you don’t want to get too close a UFO or anything considered paranormal.
We didn’t have Gen 3 Night Vision (happy to take anyone’s spare) so we filmed the area where we found the anomalies with a full spectrum (IR and UV) “phasm cam.” We went through the footage in slow-mo and found nothing. If anyone is interested let us know and we’ll post it to youtube. So, with better equipment we can find more about the field we were detecting and what, if anything, it would take to see it.
We thought the IR/UV was worth a shot. If people can see UFOs with Gen 3 Night Vision, maybe something that close would be visible with a basic ghost cam. Researchers say they can see ghosts with ghost cams. The Bradshaws reported poltergeist activity. You can see the logic… Once we find out more about the signal we caught, we’ll know where it sits on the electromagnetic spectrum.
If it’s something we want to want to see, knowing more about the signal will tell us where to look. We’re making the assumption, based on the fact UFOs are seen (even in government footage) on Gen 3 Night Vision, they are visible somewhere between 700nm-1000nm just outside the visible spectrum. Most Gen 3 Night Vision owners seem to report their night vision works best around 850nm. The UV of the ghost cam also covers the higher part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Yet, this is also making the assumption they’re always visible on that part of the spectrum. Since they’re not always on the visible on the visible spectrum. Why do we think they would always be visible on the slightly less visible spectrum? We don’t know, and we won’t know, unless we look. There’s no reason the public can’t investigate what academia won’t. Anyone can go back there with a more advanced EMF detector and poke around. Let us know what you find, and we’ll add it to the file.
The fact the US Government bought this ranch which has the same characteristics as Skinwalker Ranch is odd. Online rumors the government is covering up some sort of portal are plentiful. That said, we looked at the soil research and they’re doing climate research there. If the government is conducting any other research there, we saw no evidence.
So, our big question is…has anyone asked the government climate researchers if they saw something strange? Seems like there was a consistent state of weird at the ranch. If it’s now flooded with trained observers, have any of them seen an orb? Good question for a follow up. We’ll keep the Bradshaw Ranch case file open.