Southern California Open Observation Paranormal Society (SCOOPS) was formed in 2008 by Lorraine Sullivan. When the group first formed, there were 3 members, with 2 more joining shortly after. Each member has joined for his or her own reasons; most are simply looking for answers. SCOOPS is a non-profit organization and never charges for its services. Donations by clients and the members themselves support the group.
Our goal is to gather and collate data that will lead to a better understanding of paranormal activity of all types. In the process of pursuing that goal, we also wish to aid any individuals having problems dealing with or understanding a situation. We hope to do this by educating them as to the true nature of their situation and giving them the information and understanding to create a livable resolution for the person and the spirit. We will also assist people who cannot live with their situations or put them in contact with trained professionals who can assist them. We are open minded to all theories and methods as this is still not an exact science. Everyone in the field of super-natural research learns as they go. Hopefully, in the end, we will collect the necessary proof and field-tested theories that are vital to bringing the subject of ghosts into the mainstream.