News & Opinion | November 6, 2017 9:00 am

We Talked to the Guy Selling an ‘Alien Ranch’ in Arizona

20 years of close encounters later, he's ready to move

John and Joyce Edmonds bought Stardust Ranch outside of Phoenix, Arizona, in 1996. They paid cash through a broker from Century 21. The plan was to rescue horses.

But there’s an old saying: “Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.”

The Edmonds arrived at their new home to find the previous owners still there with no signs of shipping out. John called the broker, who told him to leave his truck and head out for movie. “By the time you come back, they’ll be gone,” the broker told him. After the movie, they were gone. The lion’s share of their possessions, however, remained — in the swimming pool.

“I thought that was strange,” John told us. “This is a 10-foot deep pool, and their stuff was piled so high it came out eight feet above the water.”

But that was just the beginning of the strange happenings around Stardust. Three days later, after Joyce had left for work, John saw an old man wandering up his driveway waving a machete in the air. “It’s the middle of nowhere, so I had bought a .357 Highway Patrol Special, which I tucked in my pants so he could see it, and went out to talk to him.”

The old man told John that he lived in the backhouse and was employed by the previous owner to “kill the monsters.” John said they didn’t need any monsters killed, so the old man grabbed his things and left. When we asked John why he didn’t notice the old man’s things, he said he just never thought to go to that part of the property. Not even during the inspection.

Soon after, they started seeing orange orbs in the sky, about 100 feet above where the corral would be built. “I thought that was weird,” said John. But he didn’t leave. Then came “the greys,” aka aliens.“They come at any time of day or night, and always in threes. A real negative energy that always spells trouble, so I adopted a policy of fighting and bought a samurai sword.”

Pictures of the apparent aftermath of one his kills can be found on his Facebook page. When asked where the alien’s body was, he demurred. “I didn’t want any evidence. I wasn’t trying to prove anything. Killing anything these days can be legally bad for you, and I didn’t want to test the laws.”

But he did send parts to various paranormal researchers like “Dr.” William Levengood and Peter Davenport of National UFO. They conducted DNA analysis and confirmed that John did, indeed have UFOs on his hands (here are the reports). According to John, the aliens have since killed his dog and abducted his wife, giving her a radiation poison that led to a rare skin disease.

She’s better now, but they want to move, and the house is for sale, with three prospective buyers bidding above the $5 million dollar asking price. 

The Edmons, meanwhile, plan to move to Maine. “E.T.s (extraterrestrials) don’t like the cold,” he says. “They’re reptilian, so their bodies can self-regulate, temperature-wise.”

The property has nearly 10 acres, a pool and hook-ups for an RV.

Buyer beware.