Founded in 1989 by Loyd Auerbach, M.S.,
OPI has consisted of parapsychological investigators and consultants
interested in exploring experiences and situations that people might consider
"psychic," "paranormal," "extrasensory,"
"spiritual," or related to these.
Our primary areas of investigation
involve sightings of apparitions (ghosts), unusual happenings in homes or
offices or other locations that people have felt are "haunted,"
poltergeist situations, where there are reported unusual physical effects
movement of objects. In addition, OPI is interested in other forms of psi, such
what has been alternately labeled "extrasensory perception" and
"extended perception" (including precognition, clairvoyance, and
(mind over matter),psychic healing, reincarnation,
near death experiences, out of body experiences,
trance channeling and mediumship,
and other psychic experiences and practices.
OPI draws on the investigative and research traditions of Parapsychology,
psychical research and other fields of science to provide information and
consulting services for the general public, Media, Business, the Legal
Community, Law Enforcement, Realtors, and other specialized audiences, and is
also very interested in potential applications of psi experiences in those
OPI uses currently acceptable scientific
methods of investigation. OPI staff investigate the problems reported, first
looking for any and all "normal" explanations before assuming a
paranormal one, then offers recommendations and service with respect to dealing
with the phenomena or experiences. While it is effectively impossible to prove
the existence of psychic phenomena in these situations given the current state
of science and technology, OPI investigators have been successful in assisting
people to understand such experiences and, when appropriate, in eliminating the
OPI does provide a thorough investigation in such cases and an
understanding of what is most likely happening, but NO ONE CAN GUARANTEE the
removal of such phenomena. Our first obligation is to assist our
clients through such situations and to provide advice and/or referrals based on
our findings in their cases. Most OPI clients have reported successful
resolution of their paranormal experiences. In addition, the specifics of all
investigations are kept confidential, except those where clients have
explicitly stated otherwise (in other words, we do not refer Media directly to
our clients without explicit permission of said clients).
OPI conducts investigations mainly in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, but has conducted investigations in Southern California and other parts of the country.
OPI has affiliated
investigators in Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Idaho,
and several other
states and can often (but not always) provide referrals to parapsychological
investigators in other parts of the U.S. and in some other countries.
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Besides investigative services, OPI
provides consulting for:
1) Media people who need information
on psychic events and experiences (our largest group of consulting clients).
2) Scientific researchers with need
of expertise in stage magic and psychic fraud or investigative techniques.
3) Businesspeople who consult
intuitives and other psychic practitioners.
4) Attorneys who may have cases
involving Occult, supernatural, or psychic belief systems, or who may consult
psychics for jury selection.
5) Law Enforcement personnel who may want
assistance in working with psychic practitioners or need information regarding
occult/supernatural beliefs and practices.
6) Public relations and Media
coaching for researchers, investigators, and proprietors
7) Magicians, Mentalists &
Psychic Entertainers who wish good information about
8) Educators who wish to include
information on parapsychologically related
Referrals to experts are provided as
available for experiences and situations related to other anomalistic fields,
not considered part of parapsychology
(i.e. UFOs, Cryptozoology, etc.). While
some of our personnel are interested in and have knowledge of these areas, we
do not actively investigate such reports.
OPI takes a proactive stance in getting
reliable and accurate information on the paranormal out to the general public,
the Media, and other interested parties. In the past, OPI has conducted
workshops and lectures, as well as been involved in entertainment events, and
will continue to do so in the future.
OPI also provides lecturers to other
organizations, educational institutions and corporations.
note: OPI has no physical office space at present.
The phone number, (415) 249-9275,
is a voicemail system that takes all calls.
Calls are retrieved throughout the
day by OPI personnel, and returned ASAP.
You may also send
email to Director Loyd Auerbach at firstname.lastname@example.org