- Real Estate Developer, Hotel & Construction Industry Developer
- Now General Contractor for the 'Final Frontier' via Bigelow Aerospace; 'Expendable Systems' Developer for Orbital Living
- Bought the Skinwalker Ranch from Tom Gorman, respected Utah rancher under his company the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS); NIDS did not succeed in debunking the tales of perhaps the most chilling accounts of the paranormal and 'unexplained' of Skinwalker Ranch, despite having taken a very scientific approach to their investigations. NIDS placed the property under camera surveillance and employed many other techniques in investigating the frightening and sometimes blood-curdling events that take place on the ranch. Whatever it was proved elusive. The surveillance cameras that were installed atop telephone poles were attacked and dismantled, but whatever did it was invisible. Dr. Colm Kelleher of NIDS said, "We checked the time stamps on this pole versus this pole. We looked at when the camera lost power and nothing was on the tape. There should have been something visible because the range of these things is pretty good." As yet, the mystery of Skinwalker Ranch remains unsolved. Kelleher said, "If anything, it has created more questions that I had when I came into this thing." Read the Las Vegas Now report on Skinwalker Ranch HERE.
- About Skinwalker Ranch - Skinwalker Ranch is a ranch reputedly located in the Uintah Basin of Utah; it is allegedly the site of a series of paranormal activities. A precise site has never been publicly confirmed, but the ranch is supposed to cover 480 acres relatively near to the Utah cities of Roosevelt and Vernal. Its name comes from the "Skinwalker", a supernatural being in Ute folklore. Read more at Wikipedia.
- Owns Bigelow Aerospace - Bigelow Aerospace is the leading private company for space habitat destinations. Featured in articles in Popular Science, Wired, The Economist, Reader's Digest, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, The Los Angeles Times and more, Bigelow Aerospace is the only private company with habitable spacecraft currently in orbit, the Genesis I and Genesis II. The Genesis II was recently launched on June 28, 2007 to join its sister module in orbit, Genesis II has more features and capabilities than Genesis I. Genesis II is host to those participating in the "Fly Your Stuff™" program where customers pay to have their personal photos and pictures sent out into space.
- Founded the National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDSci); mostly referred to as 'NIDS' in 1959. NIDS is a privately financed research organization based in Las Vegas, USA set it up to research and to raise awareness in ufology and other areas of the paranormal.
NIDSci has at various times employed scientists such as Eric W. Davis, who has worked for NASA on topics related to the claims of Eugene Podkletnov and who has also worked for the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin.
Deputy Administrator Colm Kelleher, Ph.D. is quoted as saying the organization is not designed to study UFO's only. "We don't study aliens, we study anomolies. They're the same thing in a lot of people's minds, but not in our minds."
What is a Skinwalker (also known as a Skin-Walker)?
Ute Indian folklore tells that the Navajo Indians sent Skinwalkers to punish the Ute. The area where the Skinwalker Ranch is located is off limits to the Ute as they are reported to say, "The ranch is in the path of the Skinwalker." Junior Hicks, a retired schoolteacher and local researcher living in the Uinta region, claims contacts amongst the Ute have told him that the Skinwalker lives in Dark Canyon, beyond the ranch, within a cave decorated with centuries-old petroglyph depicting Skinwalkers.
In Native American and Norse legend, a skin-walker is a person with the supernatural ability to turn into any animal he or she desires. Similar creatures can be found in numerous cultures' lores all over the world, closely related to beliefs in werewolves (also known as lycanthropes) and other "were" creatures (which can be described as therianthropes). The Mohawk Indian word "limikkin" is sometimes used to describe all skin-walkers. It is also known as the Yenaldooshi. Read more about the mythology of the Skinwalkers at Wikipedia.com.
About Bigelow Aerospace
Even as Bigelow Aerospace gears up for launching its second prototype space station into orbit, the company has set its sights on something much, much bigger: a project to assemble full-blown space villages at a work site between Earth and the moon, then drop them to the lunar surface, ready for immediate move-in.
In an exclusive interview, Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow confirmed that his company has been talking about the concept with NASA – and that the first earthly tests of the techniques involved would take place later this year. The scenario he sketched out would essentially make Bigelow a general contractor for the final frontier.
Robert Bigelow made his fortune in the real estate, hotel and construction business and is now focused on developing inflatable modules (or as he prefers to call them, "expandable systems") that can serve as the building blocks for orbital living complexes.
A Russian booster put Bigelow's Genesis I prototype module into orbit. Bigelow has said even he was surprised by the success of that mission, and he has committed himself to spending hundreds of millions of dollars to follow up on that first launch.
More soon if we find anything on Robert Bigelow.