The mission of OPUS is to develop a network of people dedicated to a better understanding of the overall nature of unusual/anomalous personal experiences and to support those who have them. Such experiences may include extraordinary states of consciousness, fortean, spiritual, or parapsychological phenomenon, close encounters with non-human entities, and/or UFO activity. OPUS, through its educational services and position of neutrality, provides a meeting ground for people and groups of opposing and often controversial views in the hope that in working together we can further our overall knowledge in these areas and promote scientific research with the ultimate goal of helping humankind. To that end, OPUS networks with many like-minded organizations such as John Mack Institute (JEMI), Budd Hopkins and the Intruders Foundation, Dr. Leo Sprinkle and ACCET, (Academy of Clinical Close Encounters Therapists, Inc.), Yvonne Smith and CERO, (Close Encounter Research Organization), and Dr. David Jacobs and I.C.A.R., (International Center for Abduction Research). One of the many ways OPUS assists, is to offer support to individuals and groups. You can read more about this on our Experiencer Support page.