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OPUS conducts independent research, and develops educational videos and articles,

in order to support Experiencers, their families,

and the work of paranormal and anomalous professionals.



Revelation or Revolution -- A Comparative Study of Abductees/Experiencers & Community Comparison Control Participants

Robert B. LeLieuvre, Lester Velez, & Michael Freeman

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This study titled "Omega 3: Revelation or Revolution" by Robert B. LeLieuvre, Lester Velez, and Michael Freeman explores the experiences of abductees/experiencers compared to community comparison control participants.


The authors reference previous research that compared Near-Death experiences with UFO encounters and found similarities in antecedent life experiences and consequences of these encounters, as well as in the control groups for each type of experience. They suggest that encounter-prone personalities may result from heightened sensitivity to altered states, early paranormal experiences, childhood conflict and trauma, leading to dissociation as a coping mechanism. The study aims to investigate neurological factors along with the variables studied in previous research to better understand abductees/experiencers using convenience samples."


Phase 1: Survey of Therapists Whose Clients Report Contact with Nonhuman Intelligent Beings (NHIBs)

Robert Scalpone, Lester Velez

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Over the past few decades, numerous studies have aimed to understand the psychology of individuals who claim contact with nonhuman intelligent beings (NHIBs), involving abduction and medical examinations by these beings. Despite the potential trauma associated with such encounters, researchers have generally found no evidence of pervasive mental health issues or social marginality in those reporting contact. Various psychogenic explanations, like false memory syndrome, sleep paralysis, and childhood trauma, have been tested and rejected as causes of these experiences.


Instead, individuals who report contact with NHIBs may undergo an "ontological shock," akin to near-death experiences, leading to lasting changes in attitudes, values, and behavior. Their reality perspective may be permanently altered, and they may develop interests in extraterrestrial life, spirituality, and higher consciousness. The Omega-4 Study was undertaken to explore how experiencers successfully cope with and integrate these extraordinary and traumatic experiences into their lives.


Phase 1 of the study involved surveying therapists and support group facilitators to gain insight into the experiencer population's perceptions and needs and to determine their willingness to refer clients for further research on their contact experiences and related outcomes.


OPUS creates video interviews with experts in the fields of consciousness, experiencer incidents, and human evolution. Some are never before seen interviews! To view our complete catalog, visit our YouTube Channel. 

Linda Moulton Howe: Cattle mutilations, UFOs and Conspiracy Theories

Linda Moulton Howe is an American investigative journalist and Regional Emmy award-winning documentary film maker best known for her work as a ufologist and advocate of a variety of conspiracy theories, including her investigation of cattle mutilations and conclusion that they are performed by extraterrestrials. Host of Truth Hunters on Gaia -

Yvonne Smith: Hypnotherapy for Healing PTSD and Experiencer Support

Yvonne Smith, in 1990, received her certification from the California Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She immediately began to work with PTSD victims, assisting them and encouraging them to work through and cope with their PTSD. Observing that many of her subjects were describing a pattern of alien abduction and other close encounter experiences, in 1991 Yvonne founded Close Encounter Resource Organization (CERO) which provides personal attention and maintains active monthly support group meetings where PTSD victims share their thoughts and feelings about their unusual experiences.

John Ramirez: Ex-CIA Member, Inner Workings of Government and CIA

Ex CIA member, John Ramirez reveals very interesting facts about the inner workings of the government and the CIA. What they do or do not know.

Melinda Leslie: Military Abductions and MiLABS

Melinda Leslie is an investigator in the field of Ufology with 30 years of experience. For over 9 years she has been the Owner of UFO Sighting Tours in Sedona, Arizona. Melinda is a UFO abductee and has been public with her own extraterrestrial and covert-ops human abduction experiences for 28 years and is considered by many to be the authority on a military and intelligence agency involvement in UFO abduction cases (a.k.a. MILABS). Both her research and personal experiences have been featured in 25 books by prominent authors in these fields. Melinda is on the OPUS Advisory Board as a consulting expert in UFO sightings, both paranormal and ET experiences, and the covert human agency involvement in abduction cases (MILABS).

Terry Lovelace: Personal Abduction Story With Proof

Terry Lovelace, a retired lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General, had an extraordinary abduction experience at Devil's Den, a state park in northwestern Arkansas.

Geraldine Orozco: Hybrids, Children, and Abductions

Geraldine provides insight as to how DNA is the currency of the past, present and future and how consciousness plays an important role. A life changing contact experience in 2013 resulted in the activation of psychic abilities. In 2017 she underwent several hypnotic regressions with vetted therapists. Regressions uncovered a life-long history of abduction and participation in human hybridization, with 24 hybrid children as the result. She is now dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge of hybridization programs and research of the commonly held dogma of the human genetic timeline, historical record and human structure. ​ She is a Radio host, Artist, Intl Speaker and Youtuber you can Schedule a one on one session for Hypnotherapy at ​ Geraldine's story is now part of a 16 time winning documentary called ”Extraordinary The Seeding” - Focused on the Human ET Hybridization Program


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Melinda Leslie: Covert Reverse-Engineering of Extraterrestrial Abductees

In this UFO Denmark presentation, Melinda Leslie, OPUS Advisory Board Member, discusses how covert human agencies are reverse-engineering extraterrestrial abductees for information to be used in both extraterrestrial (ET) technology and covert-ops personnel development programs. Also called MILABs (military abductions) these experiences are abundant with evidence. Melinda has documented detailed accounts of covert human agency abduction experiences and the covert-ops’ attempt to learn the ET’s technology, motives, abductee genetics and psi (paranormal or psychic) abilities through these events. Melinda’s lectures on the subject always include startling new developments, hard evidence, and detailed experiences never shared before.

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHC: Helping and Supporting People Traumatized by Paranormal Encounters

Marcie Klevens, lifelong experiencer, OPUS Experiencer Support Team Associate, and a mental health counselor, created this introductory overview of methods for help those who have experienced ontological shock as a result of a paranormal encounter.



Why Me?
by Gwen Farrell

It’s likely that thousands of humans have had contact with ETs and don’t remember it or choose not to acknowledge it. Experiencers are unique, and regardless of the nature of their contact, most of them want to know why ETs chose them rather than someone else. 

Type of Phenomenological/Extraordinary Experiences That Occur In Our World
by June R Steiner, PhD, CHT

Some examples of phenomenological/extra-ordinary events are found in the UFO Encounter, the Near Death Experience, Spiritual Crisis/Emergence, Kundulini, and the Shamanic Journey. These experiences range from the ecstatic to the profoundly traumatic, and regardless of where they lie on the spectrum are generally life-shaking or changing.

Should I Get Therapy for My Contact Experiences?
by Gwen Farrell

While all human-ET contact events share similarities, each experience is as individual as the person who experiences it. Here are some ways to evaluate whether or not therapy would be beneficial, and when might be the optimal time.

Categories of UFO Experience
by June R Steiner, PhD, CHT

A compilation of various UFO resources including a categorization of UFO experiences, the PACTS model of of abductee/contactee experience, and major challenges facing the experiencer.

Are All Contact Experiences Like Mine?
by Gwen Farrell

While the vast number of human-ET contact scenarios are similar in some aspects, no two are exactly the same. Each human experiencer is an individual who perceives and processes his or her contact through their own brain and personality that are unlike any other brain and personality in the Universe.

How Can I Communicate With ETs?
by Gwen Farrell

This question is arising more and more frequently from scientists, researchers and investigators who are convinced of the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial beings and who want to take the next step of communicating with them. And yet, despite the growing interest in the subject, this may still be the most controversial of all the forbidden questions.

Hypnotherapy for Understanding Otherworldly Encounters
by Hadley Middleton

In an interview for New! Magazine, OPUS Advisory Board Member and hypnotherapist Laurie McDonald shares her Experiencer journey and her passion for helping Experiencers.


Therapeutic Methods for Facilitating and Assisting in the Recall, Understanding, Processing, and Integration of a UFO Experience while Reducing Accompanying Trauma/Anxiety
by June R Steiner, PhD, CHT

List of therapeutic methods that have been shown to assist Experiencers in the recall of events, while reducing accompanying trauma or anxiety. 

Discussion of Anomalous Experiences and the Importance of Assisting Individuals in Processing, Integrating, and Utilizing the Experience
by June R Steiner, PhD, CHT

Discussion of, and resource list for, creating a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment that allows time and space to recall, process, and integrate as much of the event as possible.

Bridging Realities in Anomalous Support Groups
by June R Steiner, PhD, CHT

Guided/mentored Support Groups offer a place for experiencers to safely share with others what has happened to them, how they feel about it, and to discover that others have had similar and perhaps identical events. Here we discuss the different types of support groups and how to create a safe container for them.

A Therapeutic and Spiritual Approach to Working With Experiencers
by June R Steiner, PhD, CHT

List of short and long term approaches for assisting individuals with the spiritual emergencies that are often catalyzed by paranormal or anomalous events. 


Who Are The Greys and Why Are They Here?
by Judy Carroll

“Greys” is just another term for the ETs known as “Zetas”, and is used for the simple reason that many of them are grey in color, but neither term is really correct. What else do we know about them?

The Human Ladder
by Judy Carroll

I have been an experiencer of contact with the extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional beings known popularly as “Greys”, or “Zetas”, since childhood back in the early 1950s. One of the most important messages I have received as in 2001, on what the Zetas refer to as the “Human Ladder”.

Sleep Paralysis During ET Encounters
by Judy Carroll

The phenomenon scientists label as “sleep paralysis” has been described by many people undergoing encounter experiences with ETs. I share my experiences with, and understanding of, sleep paralysis based on my experiences of abduction since early childhood.

The Phenomenon Has Been Given Public Legitimacy
by Dr. Daniel Robert Stubbings

In this article from EDGE Science, #51, December 2022, OPUS Advisory Board Member, Dr. Stubbings reviews the progress to date in giving the UAP/UFO and abduction phenomena public legitimacy.


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The Unknown Other and the Existential Proposition of Alien Contact
by Les Velez, Co-Founder of OPUS

In The Unknown Other, author, chairman and co-founder of OPUS, Les Velez, weaves together the history of OPUS, perspectives on newly released UFO/UAP information presented by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and first-hand accounts from Experiencers of encounters with non-human intelligences.


These thought-provoking parallels suggest that, with greater acceptance of the phenomena and the growing number individuals experiencing them, perhaps more will finally be understood. Forward by Linda Moulton Howe, creator of Earthfiles. All proceeds go directly to OPUS.

“The Unknown Other and the Existential Proposition of Alien Contact is a must-read for ufologists, experiencers, and those close to them, and, perhaps most importantly, for those healthy skeptics who are searching for hard evidence as they consider these in many ways dark and disturbing phenomena.”

- Joey Madia

“Most of the abduction stories I had never heard of before and were unusually unique. Gives you much more food for thought!!!”

- Frank Alexander



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