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  • 2010-07-16T09:00:00+08:00 on Syfy
  • 45 mins
  • 8 hours, 36 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Mystery, Reality

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.

12 episodes

1x01 Burning Rubber & Hyperjump

  • Series Premiere

    2010-07-16T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The team investigates stories of a disappearing ghost car driving through a chain-link fence which was recorded by a police car camera. PART 2: UFOs that were filmed flying through the Arizona desert skies with a large number of witnesses. OTHER CASES: Footage of a dark shadowy forest ghost in Connecticut. Also time lapse video shot in a bedroom, Florida apparently capturing an alien visitation. Finally UK footage of what seems to be a shadow figure get the team talking.

1x02 Unwanted Visitors & Strange Sightings

  • 2010-07-23T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: Arizona UFO sightings, a detailed silver saucer captured in broad daylight near Lake Havasu. PART 2: Strange pair of tall skinny creatures caught on night-vision video get's looked into. OTHER CASES: Video from Israel showing what appears as 2 colliding UFO's. Also a woman walks away unscathed from a horrific car accident, a ghostly image is taken from the wreckage. Finally the dubbed Gettysburg Ghost.

1x03 Off the Deep End & Houseguest

  • 2010-07-30T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: Pennsylvania's version of the Loch Ness Monster get's an investigation. PART 2: Man claims that a ghost communicates with him through messages which mysteriously appear on Polaroid photographs. OTHER CASES: Sacramento UFO, pulsing night time lights make local news. Also a viral internet video of an alleged kitchen poltergeist. Finally footage captured from the front seat of a car purportedly captures an alien crossing the road.

1x04 Predator & Red Sky At Night

  • 2010-08-06T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The infamous "Beast of Dartmoor" a predator is caught on video in the UK. PART 2: 2008 sightings of a large triangular aircraft over El Cajon, pique the interest of the UFO community & local news. OTHER CASES: Viral internet footage dubbed the "Stairway Ghost" from the UK. Footage of a so called campfire creature is discussed. Lastly UFO footage dubbed the Russian Pyramid, a black pyramid with no lights in the night sky.

1x05 Blazing Horizon & Rollover

  • 2010-08-13T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The mysterious "Paulding Light". Witnessed by thousands, reliably the light shines on certain days in the sky in Michigan. PART 2: San Antonio, Texas, where ghostly children are said to push cars over the railroad tracks where they themselves met their fatal end. OTHER CASES: Rancho Cucamonga Triangle, a UFO filmed above a house in California. A fake webcam ghost case. Jellyfish shaped UFO captured in California. Finally an intricate crop circle in Wiltshire.

1x06 The Caretaker & Cutter

  • 2010-08-20T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: Investigating an alleged ghost of a Civil War deserter videoed in an Indiana cemetery. PART 2: Colorado where livestock are being mutilated by an unknown predator, while strange lights appear in the night sky. OTHER CASES: An unbelievable video of a UFO abducting an aircraft mid flight, although no reports of missing aircraft in question. Alleged apparition footage from haunted Linda Vista Hospital. Purported video of so called Skunk Ape (Florida Big Foot).

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: McPike Mansion, a well known haunted house in Illinois where some local ghost hunters caught what appears to be an apparition of mist on film. PART 2: An attempt to debunk an alleged delta shaped UFO with 5 lights moving fast through the skies of Fremont, California. OTHER CASES: Sand circle footage similar to a crop circle from near Texas, although it's revealed to be an art project. Also "Beast of Gum Hill", a big foot video from 2009 in Virginia.

1x08 Symphonic Spirits & Hovering Humanoids

  • 2010-11-05T09:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The team goes to Valentown Museum to investigate an alleged apparition & haunting. PART 2: Purported video of a humanoid like figure flying through the air leads the team to Texas. OTHER CASES: Strange forest lights, phenomena reported for the last 800 years the "Brown Mountain Lights" in Western North Carolina. Also a viral internet video from LA showing arms emerging from the ceiling is scrutinised.

1x09 Sasquatch Sprint & Alien Attacker

  • 2010-11-12T10:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: Case in Washington to track down Big Foot after reviewing video of a gorilla like creature running across the field. PART 2: The team investigate video of a purported encounter of the 3rd kind. The case of Jonathan Reed claiming to be out with his dog when an alien rips his dog apart. OTHER CASES: Purported footage of the so called Mothman in Ohio captured from the wind shield of a car. Also dubbed the Guardian UFO, a colourful pulsating glowing light in the night sky, Canada.

1x10 Mystery Mermaid & Ghostly Guardian

  • 2010-11-19T10:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The team undertake an underwater investigation of alleged mermaids at the Great Barrier Reef. PART 2: Hunting for a family ghost who seems to appear as mist in the family photos. OTHER CASES: "Lake Erie Lights", UFO's filmed for 8 straight days performing manoeuvres in Cleveland. Also what looks as video from a police car dash cam apparently captures a ghost crossing the road. Finally Hawaiian UFO video, 3 lights moving in formation across the sunset revealed to be hoax footage.

1x11 Lunar Landing Hoax & Tropical Intruder

  • 2010-12-03T10:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: Attempts to shed light on a conspiracy theory. Determined from video evidence whether or not the Apollo moon landings were really a spectacular hoax. PART 2: Investigates alleged footage of a strange burger shaped UFO from Gulf Breeze, Florida. Apparently a hot spot for activity. OTHER CASES: Purported Mothman footage from a back yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Alleged Texas explosions, footage of flashing explosions in the sky.

1x12 Bayou Beast & River Ghost

  • 2010-12-10T10:00:00+08:00 — 43 mins

SYNOPSIS: PART 1: The alleged "Honey Island Swamp Monster" is investigated by one team in Louisiana, Bayou. PART 2: Undertakes a case from Oregon's Willamette River. Strange light witnessed by many, changing colour, moving erratically that submerges into the river. OTHER CASES: Incredible Ice vortex footage that appeared for hours in Gaspe, Quebec. Christmas ghost footage pointed out to be merely lens flare. Haunted house video from Toronto of girl in Victorian clothes turns out to be hoaxed, publicity stunt.