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Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files: Specials

Special 10 Into the Vortex & Tavern Shapeshifter

  • 2012-06-20T01:00:00Z on Syfy
  • 45 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Mystery, Reality

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The team put a seemingly mysterious location, the Oregon Vortex to the test amid thoughts that the gravitational anomalies claimed are optical illusions. PART 2: An apparition at an English pub, an ex funeral parlour gets investigated. OTHER CASES: Video of UFO's performing high speed acrobatics. Also footage of a locally famous lake monster called Champ are both scrutinised.

Into the Vortex (Gold Hill, OR):
The team is drawn to a mysterious location, the Oregon Vortex that apparently defies the laws of physics. A series of clips showing what appear to be gravitational anomalies such as a ball rolling up hill and a broom that doesn't fall over when stood upon it's bristles. Followed by another clip of two people with vastly different heights can stand in a certain spot that makes them look the same height as each other. A surveyor, also scientist apparently bought the place after becoming fascinated with it and spent years researching it. Ominously before his death it's claimed he burnt all his research and said that "The world is not prepared to know the mysteries that the vortex holds." Eager to put the clips (What could be merely optical illusions.) to the test, the team investigates.

Tavern Shapeshifter (Penrith, UK):
Footage from 2010 at the General Wolfe Pub, Penrith, UK. The owner was reviewing security footage of the day before when he discovers what appears to be an apparition. The video shows a translucent figure changing shape and hovering over some seats, the next moment it flies fast out of view, almost like it's being sucked out a window. The pub has some background, it was once used by an undertaker and dead bodies were kept a floor above when it used to be a funeral parlour.

Shown & discussed by the team are as follows:

Portland Trailblazing UFO's (Portland, Oregon):
2010 Smart phone footage shot through the wind shield of a car after the person claims to see something whilst pulling out from her driveway. The video shows multiple lights in the sky, UFO's travelling at unbelievable speed making a series of acrobatic turns. The video ends as the lights fly away from view behind a tree line. Ultimately the team dismisses the footage due to the low resolution and an inconsistency. The light is clearly far away and behind the power lines seen close in the foreground yet for a few frames the light appears in front of them. This could clearly be a sign of post editing of the footage to include computer generated lights in the sky.

Champ 2.0 (Lake Champlain, Vermont):
A girl claims she shoots footage of Champ a locally famous serpentine lake monster. The footage shows what appears as humps breaching the surface of the water. Although Austin points out that we're seeing nothing but waves as after zooming in you can even see the white caps of waves on the supposed humps. The team moves on.