Mat Owens

Name: Mat Owens

Position(s): Lead Investigator/Webmaster

Group: Departed Paranormal, Carolina Paranormal Society

Bio: In 2005, after many years of independent paranormal research, Mat Owens founded American Spectre (American Society of Paranormal Education, Training and Research) in North Carolina. This organization was dedicated to assisting clients and educating the community about paranormal phenomenon. Mat’s paranormal interest began with a range of unexplained incidents stemming back to his childhood. In 2008, Mat Owens met Jason Porter and joined Carolina Paranormal Society at its inception and diverted American Spectre’s effort to Carolina Paranormal.

In addition to being the Lead Investigator and Webmaster for Departed Paranormal, Mat Owens is also the Co-Founder and General Manager of Carolina Paranormal Society, assisting Jason Porter in oversight of day to day operations and client management tasks for both teams. Mat is also responsible for the several paranormal related websites (Departed Paranormal, Elite Paranormal, Charlotte Ghost Tours, Haunted North Carolina and Carolina Paranormal included) and engineering of new hardware and software technology for use in investigating forensics and the paranormal.

When not investigating, Mat works as a Senior Systems Engineer for a Charlotte, NC healthcare company. As a tremendous technophile, Mat spends a lot of free time behind the computer designing software, websites and new technology that he has deployed for organizations all over the Charlotte, NC region.

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