Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Countdown to Halloween: Day Twenty-one--Weirdly Wonderful Book Club

Like most speculative non-fiction, Kelleher and Knapp's "Hunt For the Skinwalker" raises more questions than it answers. But oh, what creepy questions they are. Just what was going on at "Skinwalker Ranch" in Utah in the mid-to-late 90s will probably never be explained, but it appeared to involve five-foot-tall ravenous wolves; glowing orbs; UFOs of nearly every description (including classic saucers, sombrero-shaped craft, triangles and RV-sized vehicles gliding silently through the air); Native American folklore; cattle mutilation; Bigfoot; dimensional "tunnels"; and highly strange tricksterism, such as some unknown force shoving four prize-winning bulls inside a tiny trailer. "Hunt For the Skinwalker" is engrossing, well-written, and not for the easily unsettled.

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