Thomas Winterton Interviewed by Jack Brewer
EFR sought comment from the Skinwalker Ranch manager on conflicts of interest surrounding the use of public funds and his financial incentives to cultivate unverified paranormal stories
Jack Brewer spoke with Skinwalker Ranch manager and cast member of The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch television show Thomas Winterton about conflicts of interest arising from his financial incentives to sustain a paranormal-themed narrative around the now famous ranch. EFR investigations revealed Winterton and reported ranch owner Brandon Fugal co-founded an economic consulting firm that secured some $175k in contracts from three Utah counties while Winterton and other Skinwalker personnel were paid tens of thousands of dollars by Uintah County to make appearances at the PhenomeCon paranormal conference. County officials subsequently defended the PhenomeCon expenses as promoting tourism.