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Investigating the strange and unusual.  Based in the Portland, Oregon area. Serving the Pacific Northwest.  
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UFOs

We  investigate NW UFO reports including “cold cases”.  Most recent sightings are investigated by SEI members who are certified MUFON field investigators, under the umbrella of Oregon MUFON.

Paranormal

We conduct public and private property investigations into hauntings and related activity.  

Other ...

The universe is a big place.  We have yet to understand even a fraction of its mystery. But we’re still looking. Have a Strange Event story to share?  Tell us more!

Our Mission

Our mission is to research, locate, examine, study, and document the unusual.  We strive to stretch the boundaries of our own limited human understanding.  We gather and share evidence, seeking to discover, not to convince.  UFOs, crop circles, hauntings, cryptozoology, temporal anomalies, animal die-offs ... if it is a strange event, it is worthy of further study.  Give us a call to investigate and document your strange event. We perform several dozen UFO investigations each year, most under the auspices of MUFON.  By contrast, we perform a very limited number of paranormal investigations each year, usually only two or three.  We will treat your investigation request seriously.  In order to insure your privacy, we will exchange confidentiality agreements with you before any investigation begins.  To ensure your safety, we will also provide full personnel details, should you desire to perform background checks on our investigators before allowing us into your home or business.  Each paranormal investigation is very thorough.  We will spend several days on evidence analysis to review in detail the 30-50 hours of video and audio likely to be collected during a single investigation.  We will share the results with you as soon as this analysis is complete.  Example investigation reports (anonymized) are available upon request. If your interest in the unusual does not require actual investigation, but you enjoy discussing and hearing about topics such as hauntings, UFOs, psychic phenonmenon, etc.,  we encourage you to join us for conversations, presentations, and videos as a part of Strange Event Inqury, our public outreach group.  All of their meetings are free and open to the public.  For details, see this Meetup group: http://meetup.com/Strange-Event-Inquiry . If your interest is in paranormal detection and data collection technology, we always have some interesting projects in the works.  You can contribute with your electronics skills, your willingness to help field test new devices, or by helping to fund a new gadget project.  Contact us for details. 
Unidentified object over Beaverton, OR Cemetery investigation in Sherwood, OR. Mysterious tunnel. Photo courtesy of Matthew Williams Home Home