The realtor listing for the Stardust Ranch in Buckeye, Arizona might at first appear to be your run-of-the-mill $5 million, 10-acre ranch, but in reality the place may be one of the world’s most active sites of alien visitation and paranormal happenings. According to owners John and Joyce Edmonds, the weirdness began right when they moved in as they found all of the previous owner’s possessions at the bottom of their swimming pool. Shortly after, a machete-wielding man reportedly showed up to welcome them – and let them know that he was in charge of keeping the monsters away. What monsters, you ask? Why, aliens, of course. What else?
The Stardust Ranch is no stranger to press coverage about the high strangeness that allegedly occurs frequently on the property. The ranch has been featured on the Travel Channel and pops up from time to time in the weird news blogosphere. The ranch’s owner, John Edmonds, claims that there are two interdimensional portals on the grounds through which alien beings frequently travel. Edmonds reportedly keeps a samurai sword above his fireplace to fend off these interdimensional beings and claims he has slain 18 of them himself. The couple says they frequently find unexplained bruises and syringe marks on their bodies, believing them to be the work of aliens who regularly abduct them for experimentation. Animals have been also allegedly found mutilated on the property.
The ranch has been listed on Realtor.com and requires buyers to sign an affidavit acknowledging that while the Edmonds make all sorts of claims about the property’s frequent guests, there is no guarantee of having an alien encounter – or avoiding one, either. The ranch’s listing agent Kimberly Gero seems to take delight in the Edmonds’ claims while also hinting that they should be taken with a grain of salt:
This property’s not going to be for the faint of heart. It’s going to be for someone who has a true interest in the paranormal and aliens and isn’t afraid to live with them. And it wouldn’t hurt if they had an interest in horses, too. Buy at your own risk. If it happens, it happens—but if it doesn’t, it’s not on [the Edmonds]. But I don’t think you’re going to find another property quite like this one.
That’s for sure: it’s got 10 acres, 3,500 square feet, a pool, RV hookups, five bedrooms, and four baths – for only $5 million! Who cares about alien abductors stabbing you with needles in the night? As long as they wipe their feet and don’t track any of that pesky Arizona dust all over the place, they’re fine in my book.