No Filter: Where monkeys, bears once flew in Dixie

HURRICANE – What do monkeys, bears and a monorail have in common?  Join Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair in Episode 12 of the “No Filter Show” as they take a look back – and look up – at one of Dixie’s more intriguing mysteries just outside the gateway to Zion National Park: the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility. Let ‘er rip.

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  • Lucy Ormond December 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can now get a tour of the area and see how it is now used by companies from all the over world who continue testing. Today, however, they use the same crash test dummies that are used in the auto industry.
    I’ve toured the site twice since I moved here in 1998.

    • kaci December 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

      who did you contact? I have lived here most of my life and would love to take a tour.

  • real life December 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Very cool video. I drive by there all the time, and heard they did some crazy stuff up there. Can’t help but feel bad for the monkeys though, must have been one wild ride!

  • Sherry M. December 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Oh my God I love these $#@!# videos. What’s next? You guys should go to Silver Reef, I heard when they use to mine out there that there use to be a bar and maybe a brothel?? Or better yet you should ride around with bicycle cops. I think what I like most about these videos is that you guys don’t give a $#%$ what people think. They are what they are. You guys should find the oldest living people in St. George and interview them. That might be interesting to hear about what it was like versus what it is like now.

  • Gill Johnston December 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I will say this, you guys prick my interest and get me to research a lot of stuff that I normally wouldn’t think about or care about. That facility really is shrouded in mystery. I’ve tried to find out how many bears and monkeys they killed, where they housed them, and how they brought them here and fed them, etc. There’s not really a ton of info that you can find. I love the speech at the end when he goes off on the wild west and Butch Cassidy. That was funny. Then the gun goes off and there is a slight hesitation during the speech. That was priceless. Is there a reoccurring shepherd? What is that? Jesus? I keep finding all these little hidden gems. Thank you St. George News, my wife and I love these videos. What about a story about the Mountain Massacre? Maybe its too controversial? It would be a good one though.

  • My Evil Twin December 22, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Looks to me like a couple of … out to play. No information, just more hype and BS. Watching that was a total waste of time. But I’ll be both ZONKERB and his li’l friend SMELLY SHELLY got a kick out of it. Or not. It may have been above their mentality.
    Ed. ellipsis.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic December 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Well, MET, the No Filter boys intend their show to be light and comedic adventure here and there about Southern Utah … it is not a “news” offering.

  • Sheldon Smith December 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Evil, you sound a wee bit jealous?! And it seems like they get exactly what they are hoping for when you comment. It says several things about you. 1. You watch their show. 2. You find it so degrading that you just HAVE to comment, this makes no sense. 3. The fact that you have time to make a negative comment seems like you have nothing of value to offer the world. I hope this isn’t that case, but it certainly feels like it. To the EIC, you’re doing a great job. I enjoy NF.

  • Evil twins mommy December 23, 2014 at 3:17 am

    We love these videos they are so cool what a refreshing point of view with a laugh absolutely loved it… Keep the. No Filter videos coming to the EIC thank you we all enjoy No Filter

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