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Executive Paranormal Investigative Team

North Orange County Paranormal Society is a resource for people seeking help with understanding their paranormal experiences. If you have not heard of us, it's most likely because you have not been looking in the right place. NOPS is highly respected in the paranormal field among real investigators. NOPS attempts to research, and document the existence of strange and anomalous phenomena using scientific methods. We are research experts in the field of investigation that can help with things and ideas that have worked for other clients in reducing paranormal activity that may be of paranormal origin. 


NOPS was first established in 2000 by Jim VanEeckhoutte and Sam Neill after their own experiences with the unknown. In 2005, Jim’s brother Shawn joined the team as the lead technical wizard. The 3 of them are the core of NOPS.


NOPS Co-Founder / Paranormal Investigator / Case Manager


Sam has been involved with paranormal activities as far back as a young child. Sam is the spokesperson behind NOPS and is curious to know there is something out there and is very eager to find out and communicate with the other side and maybe share a drink as well.


Sam has appeared on several paranormal pilots and documentary Television shows as himself. 


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NOPS Tech. / Paranormal Investigator


Shawn, (brother to Jim) has been the lead tech at NOPS for 18 years and also leads the Para-Unit response team.

It is also Shawn's job to plan a strategy for capturing any paranormal activity that can help aid in the overall paranormal investigations. Shawn is a 38-year veteran cinematographer, video tech, and electronics engineer, and his specialty is building special trigger equipment to better capture evidence and develop quicker setup gear. Everything Shawn builds is 90% funded by him. His biggest and most expensive project was building REX. Most video, audio, and images seen from NOPS cases were captured by Shawn and some by other team members. Shawn is also in charge of the NOPS website, social media, and evidence file storage.

Shawn executive produced a special live investigation program in December of 2012 called "Paranormal Live: 12-12-12" and other live internet investigations. He has won several awards for his live event planning and directorial skills. He also operates IRmods where he and his team can convert small action cameras to IR full spectrum which allows these cameras to see in total darkness with the use of IR illuminators as well as other spectrums. He has converted most cameras for paranormal TV shows. He knows which cameras are the best quality for conversion and which are not.


NOPS Co-Founder / Paranormal Investigator


Jim has investigated the Paranormal world off and on since 2005. He is a lead investigator with a thirst to find answers to what happens to those who crossover. Just the thrill of the unknown is compelling. Jim has a scientific approach to investigating and will go out of his way to help anyone understand what he knows and has experienced.


Jim has appeared on several paranormal pilots and documentary Television shows as himself. Jim can often be seen walking around incoherently at Disneyland when it's open.


NOPS Paranormal Investigator / Medium / Researcher / Writer / Producer


Victoria is a clairvoyant and medium who has been doing readings professionally since 1987. Her background is in Tarot, Palmistry, Mediumship, Crystal Gazing, and Psychometry, and is a Paranormal Investigator. She is a 2nd degree in Reiki and is Certified in Magnified Healing. In 2001 she created the North Orange County Tarot Society (NOCTS) which ran for 5 years. She still is very active in doing readings and teaching on all aspects of metaphysics and the paranormal. She also supports paranormal fundraisers for historic places, etc.

Her credits include:

2009: Author - Ghost of Orange County

2009-2010: Lead Story Producer for the Bio specials and the first season of "My Ghost Story".

2005: Lead Story Producer "Casefiles Unknown", Destination America Channel


NOPS Historian / Researcher / Co-Paranormal Investigator

Aimee Aul is a museum educator with experience at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She is interested in local and regional history, especially of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Ghosts and hauntings play an important role in cultures around the world, and Aimee loves researching the places and events that are associated with tales of the paranormal.

NOPS Honorary & Affiliate Paranormal Investigative Team

NOPS Associate Paranormal Investigator in training (Arizona)


Stationed in Arizona, Dennis is our go-to person for very old desert locations in and around Arizona.

He is also the one person who called on us to check out Yuma Az with its very old and haunted hot spots.

Dennis is new to investigating and is a key subject when it comes to paranormal activity. Spirits tend to stick to him like tar paper.

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