This presentation will cover paranormal investigations that were conducted by Jonathan Dover and Stanley Milford Jr. during an 11 year span within Navajo Nation lands located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. These include cases involving UFO’s, Bigfoot, Hauntings, and Navajo Skinwalkers. These inexplicable cases were meticulously investigated with a scrutiny that is unheard of these days. During their careers Jonathan and Stanley were exposed to some of the most unbelievable phenomenon known to man. This is a land of rugged beauty, deep legend, and mystery where it seems anything can happen on any given day.
Today, Stan and Jon Dover continue to assist each other with some paranormal related cases, all of which are now outside the official law enforcement capacity and on their own time.
It must be noted that most of the “paranormal” cases referenced were primarily from a specific time frame that spanned a little over 11 or so years, approximately 1998 – 2010. Some of these incidents are also from first hand personal experiences of both Stan and Jon.
Although most of these cases occurred many years ago, rest assured they will not be easily forgotten.
Presenter: Jonathan Redbird Dover
Jonathan Dover is a veteran law enforcement officer. He has worked with the City of Winslow Arizona Police Department, The National Park Service, Navajo Historic Preservation Department, and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant in 2011 after 31 years. Jonathan Dover attended the 6-month Navajo Nation Police Academy and graduated with the Marksmanship award, the Academic Achievement award, and the Outstanding Cadet award. He further trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Criminal Investigations. Jonathan Dover has over 4,000 hours of law enforcement and weapons training.
The Navajo Nation Rangers are tasked with Natural Resource Law Enforcement in the areas of Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, Mines, Minerals, Parks and Recreation areas, Archaeology, Cultural Resources, Agriculture, Police work, and Search and Rescue.
Jonathan Dover was trained as a specialist in Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigations and was one of only two persons doing those investigations in the western United States. He was also trained as a licensed EMT-Basic, in SWAT tactical operations, Hazardous materials operational first responder, Search and Rescue, Technical accident investigation, computer forensics, and was an instructor in Police Firearms training and High Angle Technical Rescue. He was the Co-Commander of the Ranger Tactical team and an adjunct instructor for several classes at Gunsite Academy.
During his work on Navajo Nation lands, along with his regular duties, he along with Stanley Milford Jr. were assigned over a period of 11 years to officially investigate and document significant cases involving Bigfoot, Hauntings, Navajo Witchcraft, and UFO’s.
Jonathan Dover on his off-time dances at Native American Pow Wows, and in the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Blackfoot Society (Warrior Society). He has played guitar for 45 years, and is a fly fisherman.
Jonathan Dover is Navajo, Southern Cheyenne, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (Kiowa-Apache) and Filipino.
PRESENTER: Stanley Milford Jr.
Stanley Milford Jr. spent most of his childhood growing up between rural Oklahoma and the Navajo Reservation. He lived and went to school in Oklahoma, but would spend many summers on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. He graduated High School in Oklahoma and later graduated from Haskell Indian Junior College located in Kansas. Stan also attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. It was while he was at Tucson that he was asked to come back to the Navajo Nation and work as a Navajo Ranger. Stan graduated the United States Indian Police Academy (IPA) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, New Mexico and then worked continuously as a sworn law enforcement Ranger for over twenty-three (23) years.
Stan served as a Ranger Recruit, a Ranger and Ranger Sergeant. It was while working as a Sergeant he worked directly with the Chief Ranger in the command section of the department. Stan later served as the Delegated Chief Navajo Ranger for over two (2) years, through March of 2019. Stan served as a department firearm instructor, Team Leader for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team charged to oversee all special operations. He was also commissioned as a Navajo Police Officer to work as a team member with the Navajo Police’s Drug and Gang Task Force.
One of Stan’s unique responsibilities was overseeing a section called the “Special Projects Unit (SPU)”. It was within this section that Stan worked with Jonathan Dover (Ret. Lieutenant). This section’s primary role was managing cases and projects that were deemed critical, sensitive or high profile in nature. These cases could be anything from high priority investigations, dignitary protection, high risk detail, SWAT or other emergency operations. One of the responsibilities of that unit was the investigation of cases that did not fit within everyday parameters of law enforcement or criminal investigation. Enter the “paranormal or supernatural” i.e. cases involving Bigfoot, UFOs, Extraterrestrials, witchcraft, skinwalkers, ghosts and hauntings. It should be known that these cases were about 1% of the total of cases that were investigated by the SPU each year.
In 2021 Stan decided he needed a change, he had served over twenty-three years as a Navajo Ranger and he had accomplished what he had originally set out to do in law enforcement.
Stanley and Jonathan have been involved with the History Channel’s Skinwalker Ranch and Beyond Skinwalker.
Guest Business: MUFON, Katie Paige
Katie Paige has personal ties to a High Strangeness Ranch in Colorado. In UFO folklore it was known as the “Clearview” Ranch, and pre-dates the infamous “Skinwalker Ranch’ by over a decade. This is what motivated her interest in ufology, to find answers to all her experiences.
Katie is Colorado MUFON’s State Director. She is a STAR Investigator for MUFON and is the team lead/administrator for MUFON’s MARRS Team. She’s the host of MUFON What’s Up Radio Broadcast on KGRADB.com along with her co hosts Shane Hurd and Tara Diulus.
Most recently, Katie can be seen on Travel Channels UFO Witness, Gaia’s Beyond Belief with George Noory, History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, Small Town Monsters; On the Trail of UFO’s Night Visitors, Ron James’s film Accidental Truth and History Channel’s new series Beyond Skinwalker.
Katie also conducts independent investigations and research, she has been a presenter at several conferences and has appeared on many radio shows and podcasts, including Coast to Coast with George Knapp, Spaced Out Radio, UAP Studies Podcast, and Coast to Coast’s Dark Becomes Light, and many more.
Katie is the author of; Letters of Love & Light – Four Decades of UFO Encounters, Experiences & Sightings Shared with Ufologist R. Leo Sprinkle Ph.D. She is currently writing her second book: High Strangeness on a Colorado Ranch; The Colorado “Skinwalker” Ranch – Craft, Cattle, Copters, Cryptids, and Cover-Ups.