Over the course of six, one-hour episodes of Syfy's new investigative series "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files," former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, effects specialist Larry Caughlin, journalist Jael De Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, and stunt expert Austin Porter, carry out their mission to uncover the truth behind some of the most compelling, mystifying and seemingly unexplainable images caught on camera and posted on the Internet.
Whether it’s the Ghost Car of Garden City with its nearly 4 million views on YouTube or the presumed extraterrestrial lights over Phoenix, Arizona, the team first analyzes incidents uploaded by “eyewitnesses” from all over the world. Their quarry is comprised of all unnatural phenomena including ghosts, poltergeist activity, UFOs, strange creature sightings, and unknown energy anomalies.
After agreeing on which are the most fascinating cases that warrant further investigation, the team takes to the field employing their areas of expertise to conduct a full investigation and recreation in an attempt to dispel the hoaxes from the real and possibly unexplainable. Their tactics also include the latest in tool technology, CGI and CSI-like investigative techniques.
The series is executive produced by John Brenkus and Mickey Stern for BASE Productions, and is a co-production with Universal Networks International.
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