KEPRI began as a small organization dedicated to the research and preservation of New York's stone chambers and other megalithic sites. For those of you who don't know, a megalith is any man-made stone or earthen structure. Examples are sites like Stonehenge or America's great mounds. For decades the chambers have baffled historians on their origin and age, defying conventional anthropological belief. Though many theories have come forth, ranging from Native American sites to monuments from lost civilizations, little has been done to uncover the truth. This being the case, many of these archaeological enigmas have been ignored. The stone chambers are often passed off as nothing more than root cellars built by farmers. This blind eye approach has already lead to the destruction of many and it will continue if nothing is done.
We believe there is much more to these sites than meets the eye. Some of us believe the chambers are of ancient pre-Celtic origin, some are more willing to side with the root cellar idea, while others simply don't know. In the end we agree to disagree, for we all agree on one thing: their preservation. In addition to the stone chambers, there are many other curious megaliths all over the country, many of which remain unexplored and unexplained. These are all worthy of further research, exploration, and preservation.
Many visitors to the chambers have found an intriguing paranormal connection, which is certainly worthy of attention. As with any subject, it is necessary to look at all pieces of the puzzle in order to understand the bigger picture. Sometimes the chambers are investigated, though the most incredible experiences have all happened by chance, in groups of three or more.
It is important to realize that everything in this field is mere speculation. In truth, we may never know what really went on at these places long ago. However, it is our hope to generate more interest in the hopes that someday professional exploration (and possibly excavation) is done. Finding a groundbreaking artifact in one would declare all of them protected sites. Such a discovery would cause controversy in the world of anthropology, but is that not what this science is all about? Discovering new horizons and uncovering our past? It has not been the scientific method to simply pass these sits off as nothing, when there is evidence that suggests the contrary. Through our research and exploration we hope to change this blind outlook and save these disappearing enigmas.
No matter where the truth lies, these marvelous structures must be protected as a part of our history. We want to see the day when generations to come can still enjoy a visit and learn from them.