Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files
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Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files
First Aired: July 15th, 2010
Status: Ended
Air Time: Tuesday, 09:00 PM
Network: Syfy
Summary: Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files is set to revolutionize paranormal programming by investigating the evidence witnesses post on the Internet every day. Have you ever seen a photo or video online and wondered, "Is this real?" This is the show that will answer that question. Heading up the Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files team is Ben Hansen, a former FBI agent who found that his love of the paranormal was greater than his love for the Agency. Now, he leads a young team of intrepid investigators who will convene to dissect the latest unusual images and decide whether they merit further investigation. Grainy videos will be brought to life using the latest in 3D modeling, and Ben will make the final choice which cases will require a trip into the field. Once an investigation is underway, the team will talk to witnesses, carry out experiments using the latest in high tech detection devices, collect physical samples, and determine whether a case should be debunked, or whether it's a baffling paranormal mystery that might even put the team in danger. It's all in a day's work for the dogged investigators of Fact or Faked - Paranormal Files.
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Season 2
The Real Battle of LA & Queen Mary Menace
Episode 1: The Real Battle of LA & Queen Mary Menace
Air Date: March 23rd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: After reviewing the week's finds, Devin goes with Ben and Jael to attempt to unearth the truth behind a famous photo taken by an LA Times photographer in 1942, just after the Pearl Harbor attack and five years before the Roswell incident, of an object flying through the night sky. Chi-Lan, Bill and Austin, meanwhile, investigate the Queen Mary Ghost in Long Beach, where the famous ship has been moored since the '60s.
Thermal Theater Ghost & Fire In The Sky
Episode 2: Thermal Theater Ghost & Fire In The Sky
Air Date: March 30th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: One of the hottest cases this week comes from Jacksonville, Florida, from the historic Florida Theatre. Bill, Austin and Chi-Lan head to this reported hotbed of paranormal activity to get to the bottom of an amazing video - A local expert, Steve Christian, was conducting a paranormal investigation in the theater when he caught, on camera, a figure seated in the balcony - waving. Ben, Devin and Jael, meanwhile, have also been down south, searching for the truth behind a reported UFO sighting. What's special about this one is that there's video of a flare descending toward Earth, splitting into three lights, and then hovering for a period.
Raining Ufo's & Ectoplasmic Pic
Episode 3: Raining Ufo's & Ectoplasmic Pic
Air Date: April 6th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Ben, Jael and Austin head to Long Beach, CA, where the video of an unidentified object flying over the harbor, seeming to drop glowing seeds into the water, was recorded. Chi-Lan, Bill and Devin, meanwhile, have been digging into a decades-old mystery of a Winnipeg man who claimed to have captured ectoplasm - a ghostly substance said to be produced by a medium during a séance - on camera at the turn of the last century.
Playground Poltergeist & Alien Intruder
Episode 4: Playground Poltergeist & Alien Intruder
Air Date: April 13rd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: To get the truth, sometimes you have to travel halfway around the world. That's why this week, Jael, Austin and Bill fly to the small town of Firmat, Argentina to uncover the explanation of a swing that, for four years, has appeared to be moving on its own. Ben, Chi-Lan and Devin, meanwhile, have been speaking with a Florida man, David Eckhart, and his wife, Jean, about their frequent experiences with unknowable forces. The couple say they've been visited by aliens for years, citing loss of time and mass migrations of worms in their driveway. They have two videos to back up their claims, and Ben and his team intend to discover their authenticity.
Dashcam Chupacabra & Nightly News Alien
Episode 5: Dashcam Chupacabra & Nightly News Alien
Air Date: April 20th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Ben, Chi-Lan and Devin head to Texas on a hunt for the blood-sucking cryptid known as the chupacabra. The local sherrif saw a strange, unidentifiable animal running down a country road, and murmurs of the chupacabra swelled up around the video she shot from her vehicle. Jael, Austin and Bill, meanwhile, are looking into what seems to be an alien walking plainly through a shot from a local news segment in Patagonia, Argentina, where UFO and alien sightings are frequent.
Whaley Ghost House & Muck Monster
Episode 6: Whaley Ghost House & Muck Monster
Air Date: April 27th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: One team travels to San Diego to investigate claims of paranormal activity in the Whaley House, which some say is the most haunted home in the US. Meanwhile, the other team looks into footage captured by a local family of an unknown creature which is said to inhabit Florida's Loxahatchee River.
UFO Crash Landing & Graveyard Ghost
Episode 7: UFO Crash Landing & Graveyard Ghost
Air Date: October 19th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: A purported UFO crash is investigated in New Mexico; a graveyard ghost sighting in Nevada is probed.
Area 51 & Cajun Apparition
Episode 8: Area 51 & Cajun Apparition
Air Date: October 26th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: The allegedly haunted Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana is visited; UFO footage linked to Area 51 is scrutinized.
Sinister Spirals & Flying Saucers
Episode 9: Sinister Spirals & Flying Saucers
Air Date: November 2nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: A flying saucer case from Santa Ana, Cal., is investigated; claims attributed to "flying rods" in Joplin, Mo., are probed.
Asylum Apparition & Mystery Over Mexico
Episode 10: Asylum Apparition & Mystery Over Mexico
Air Date: November 9th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Visiting Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville to investigate a video of a purported ghost sighting; UFO sightings over Mexico are probed.
Old West Haunting & Freeway Flyer
Episode 11: Old West Haunting & Freeway Flyer
Air Date: November 16th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Footage from the Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone, Ariz., is scrutinized; a UFO sighting over a Los Angeles freeway is probed.
Bar Fright & Mexico City Cave Witch
Episode 12: Bar Fright & Mexico City Cave Witch
Air Date: November 30th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Summary: Purported poltergeist activity in a Texas bar is probed; footage of a flying witch is scrutinized in Mexico.
The Grim Sleeper & The Real Mr. Freeze
Episode 13: The Grim Sleeper & The Real Mr. Freeze
Air Date: April 17th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Among the cases brought in by the team this week are two Fact or Faked firsts - A video of a paranormal force causing a woman to levitate from her bed, and a case of a human performing paranormal feats. To investigate the levitating woman, Bill, Devin, and Lanisha head to Atlanta, GA to the home of JoMarie, with whom the woman in the video, Diane, was staying at the time. The bedroom has since been converted to an office, but JoMarie arranges the space so that Bill, Devin, and Lanisha can build a model bed and run some experiments with the original camera used. The first experiment is a simple lever that will lift Lanisha up from underneath, making it look like a force is suspending her by her torso. The movement is wrong, however, and Lanisha has to strain and use her muscles in order to make it look smooth. Next, they try a cantilever arm, which is the mechanism magicians use to make it look like people are levitating. The movement still looks choppy, and the direction of the force is wrong. The only choice is to build a multiple anchor point pulley system. After hours of work, Lanisha lies down in the rig as Devin and Bill work the pulleys and lift her off the bed. It's an excellent match – the movement, the positioning - the only problem is the visibility of the wires, but with a little video manipulation, they're able to make the wires disappear. Additionally, voice analysis of Diane reveals high stress levels, indicating a hoax. The next case regards superhuman abilities. Wim Hof, a Dutch man known as The Ice Man, has been setting records for years for his ability to endure extreme cold, including submerging himself in a tub of ice on a crowded New York City street, and running a half marathon near the arctic circle. Ben, Jael, and Austin all find it difficult to believe, so they set up a tank filled halfway with a material called polysorb II, a powder which, when mixed with water, looks like ice but is nowhere near as cold. But when they fill the rest of the tank with ice, it's clear that any passerby would have noted the difference. Next, Ben and Austin run, shirtless and barefoot, around an ice rink in an attempt to recreate Wim's arctic run. But, they only last a few minutes before frostbite and mild hypothermia set in. The Ice Man has bested them on two tests so far - it's time to meet him in person. Wim tells them that, over years of training, he's been able to condition the muscles that control his blood vessels to relax in extreme situations, making him impervious to cold. He and Austin go head-to-head in their own tanks of ice, with a medic close by to monitor their temperature and heart rates. After about five minutes, Austin's vital signs start to fluctuate, while Wim's hold steady. Austin manages to stick it out to the twenty-minute mark, but they leave the experiment with the clear understanding that The Ice Man is not a hoax, but a paranormal human being.
Bay Area Hysteria & Jersey Shore Haunting
Episode 14: Bay Area Hysteria & Jersey Shore Haunting
Air Date: April 24th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: A mystery over California's Bodega Bay is probed. Also - a purported ghost encounter captured on a thermal camera at New Jersey's Paramount Theatre is scrutinized.
Vanishing Victim & Sky Serpent
Episode 15: Vanishing Victim & Sky Serpent
Air Date: May 1st, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: The team visits England to examine footage of an alleged alien abduction and a flaming, serpentine object in the sky.
Pride House Specter & Bluegrass Bigfoot
Episode 16: Pride House Specter & Bluegrass Bigfoot
Air Date: May 8th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Photographic evidence of paranormal activity at the Pride House in Jefferson, Texas, is scrutinized. Also - Tests are conducted in Kentucky concerning the state's purported Bigfoot sightings.
Battleship Ghost & Scouting UFO
Episode 17: Battleship Ghost & Scouting UFO
Air Date: May 15th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Evidence of a ghost lurking on the USS North Carolina is examined, also A purported UFO sighting in Michigan is investigated.
Reptile Rampage & Gasoline Ghoul
Episode 18: Reptile Rampage & Gasoline Ghoul
Air Date: May 22nd, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Evidence to support sightings of a reptilian creature in South Carolina is sought. Also - Footage of alleged paranormal activity captured at a gas station in Ohio is scrutinized.
Glowing Gargoyle & Phantom Feline
Episode 19: Glowing Gargoyle & Phantom Feline
Air Date: May 29th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Josh Gates helps the team examine evidence of a gargoyle sighting in the U.K. Also - Claims concerning a spectral cat are investigated in Kentucky.
Florida Woodland UFO & Black Forest Entity
Episode 20: Florida Woodland UFO & Black Forest Entity
Air Date: June 5th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: A purported UFO sighting in Florida is investigated. Also - Evidence of a haunting in Colorado is scrutinized.
Graveyard Lightning & Truck Stop Terror
Episode 21: Graveyard Lightning & Truck Stop Terror
Air Date: June 12nd, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Evidence of purported paranormal activity documented at a Mississippi graveyard and an abandoned Missouri truck stop is scrutinized.
Into the Vortex & Tavern Shapeshifter
Episode 22: Into the Vortex & Tavern Shapeshifter
Air Date: June 19th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: The Oregon Vortex is probed. Also - An English pub is visited after a security camera captures the image of what may be a ghost.
Surveillance Specter & Morgue Mystery
Episode 23: Surveillance Specter & Morgue Mystery
Air Date: June 26th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Surveillance Specter (Leicester, UK) & Morgue Mystery (Louisville, KY)
Stonehenge Secrets & Iceland Worm Monster
Episode 24: Stonehenge Secrets & Iceland Worm Monster
Air Date: July 3rd, 2012, 09:00 PM
Summary: Josh Gates joins the team in Iceland to examine footage of what may be an aquatic creature. Also - Pro wrestler Kofi Kingston helps with a Stonehenge investigation in the Season 2 finale.
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