Western Oregon Organization of Paranormal Investigators (W.O.O.P.I) established in 2010 is a not for profit organization of investigators who investigate and document any scientific and photographic evidence of paranormal phenomena in Oregon, free of charge.
We understand people do experience unusual, frightening, or seemingly unexplainable events. The science of investigating the paranormal is growing, at this time there are no real paranormal experts so no, we don't have "specialists" or "certified ghost hunters." We will document and analyze all evidence collected during each investigation as we believe through scientific research we can come to understand the relam of the supernatural. W.O.O.P.I. is a self-funded organization, we never charge a fee, accept gifts or donations.
We are not in competition with other paranormal groups. We welcome thier inputs and support. We are all seeking the truth. Sometimes one group may investigate a location and find lots of evidence and then another group on another night may find nothing. This does not mean one group is anyway attempting to decieve, it may mean during one investigation the location there was or was not activity that could be captured on their equipment.
Investigations begin with a pre-investigation questionnaire and interview with 2 members of the team.
Our team consists of people ranging from skeptics to those with psychic abilities. We respect all views but as we are looking for scientific evidence information obtained from those who are sensitive and psychic are not offered as any sort of proof/evidence. However, our sensitive’s and psychics do document their experiences and are included in the final report but their information is not included as proof.
We do not use Ouija Boards, conduct séances, use witchcraft or perform cleansings of any sort. We do have friends who preform cleansings and resolutions (ghost guidance).
We rely on other paranormal teams to help evaluate evidence we cannot explain, but this is done without violating the level confidentiality of the client desires. We feel that if there is any plausible explanation it must be considered and given to the client along with the evidence collected.
We recognize just as some are horrified to think the place the live and work is possibly haunted others want their home or workplace to be haunted. We are researchers and will not stretch or bend the truth just to make a client happy.
Our team is a mix of people from varied backgrounds and ages. Currently our youngest member is 16 and our oldest is 60+.