History of the WTPRS
In the summer of 2000, Judd Burton, Cliff Owen, and the late Matthew Cravens, established the West
Texas Paranormal Research Society. The trio had been friends since childhood, and shared a long-standing interest in
paranormal phenomena. Though the roots of the WTPRS certainly extend back into the 1990s, the opportunity to develop
such an organization did not present itslef until later. Bringing a number of different academic disciplines to bear
on the the subject, the three set out to record information about strange phenomena in the West Texas area, and the world
abroad as well.
Sadly, in July of 2001, Matthew Cravens passed away, no doubt conducting the most important
paranomal research for the WTPRS to date. Co-founders Judd and Cliff, continue to investigate the strange phenomena
that so often brought the three friends together.
The West Texas Paranormal Research Society exists for the purpose of investigating and researching
paranormal phenomena in, but not limited to, the general West Texas area. We follow up on oral reports, gather
data, and process it in as scientific a manner as possible, while not neglecting the hermeneutics that characterize the study
of the paranormal. We seek to learn and educate about the paranormal: the frontier of our time.
Research Topics of the WTPRS
The paranormal includes a wide range of subjects. The following is a list (certainly not comprehensive)
of the types of things brought under the scrutiny of the WTPRS: