Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files

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  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
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Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files was a television show that aired on the Syfy network from 2010 to 2012. The show was hosted by former FBI special agent Ben Hansen and consisted of a team of skilled investigators who sought to uncover the truth behind various paranormal phenomena. Among these investigators was Lanisha Cole, a model and television host who served as the team's equipment operator.

The show followed a format in which Hansen and his team investigated reported sightings of ghosts, UFOs, and other paranormal events. In each episode, the team would select a case to investigate and would utilize a range of high-tech equipment and cutting-edge technology to document and analyze the evidence. The team would then review the evidence to determine whether the sighting was real or whether it could be explained by more conventional means.

Throughout the course of the series, Cole played a key role in the team's investigations. As the equipment operator, Cole was responsible for operating and controlling many of the team's high-tech instruments, including thermal-imaging equipment, electromagnetic field detectors, and night-vision cameras. In addition, she would often assist in the setup and staging of various tests and experiments to evaluate the evidence and establish its authenticity.

One of the most notable aspects of the show was its commitment to realism and authenticity. Unlike many other paranormal investigation shows, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files was known for its rigorous scientific approach to investigating the paranormal. The show's producers and investigators went to great lengths to ensure that all of the equipment used on the show was authentic and effective, and that all of the tests and experiments conducted were designed to accurately evaluate the evidence.

Over the course of the show's three seasons, Hansen and his team encountered a wide range of paranormal phenomena. They investigated everything from haunted houses and abandoned asylums to reports of UFO sightings and government cover-ups. In each case, the team was committed to uncovering the truth and accurately reporting their findings to the public.

Despite the show's commitment to science and authenticity, it was not without its criticisms. Some skeptics argued that the show's investigations were not truly scientific, as they often relied on anecdotal evidence and subjective testimonies. Others criticized the show's hosts and investigators for being too credulous and accepting of paranormal explanations.

Despite these criticisms, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files remains one of the most popular paranormal investigation shows on television. It has inspired a legion of fans and has been the subject of countless discussions and debates in online forums and social media platforms. While the show may have ended in 2012, its impact on the paranormal investigation genre continues to be felt to this day.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on July 15, 2010.

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Stonehenge Secrets/Iceland Worm Monster
24. Stonehenge Secrets/Iceland Worm Monster
June 26, 2012
In the second season finale, Destination Truth's Josh Gates teams up with the group as they head to Iceland to check out footage of an aquatic creature. Later, Pro wrestler Kofi Kingston assists in a Stonehenge investigation.
Surveillance Specter/Morgue Mystery
23. Surveillance Specter/Morgue Mystery
June 26, 2012
Paranormal files from England and Kentucky are investigated.
Into The Vortex/Tavern Shapeshifter
22. Into The Vortex/Tavern Shapeshifter
June 19, 2012
The Oregon Vortex is probed. Also: An English pub is visited after a security camera captures the image of what may be a ghost.
Graveyard Lightning/Truck Stop Terror
21. Graveyard Lightning/Truck Stop Terror
June 12, 2012
The team investigates "evidence" of paranormal activity documented at a Mississippi graveyard and an abandoned Missouri truck stop.
Florida Woodland Ufo/Black Forest Entity
20. Florida Woodland Ufo/Black Forest Entity
June 5, 2012
The team investigates claims of a UFO sighting in Florida and a haunting in Colorado.
Glowing Gargoyle/Phantom Feline
19. Glowing Gargoyle/Phantom Feline
May 29, 2012
Josh Gates assists the team in examining evidence of a gargoyle sighting in the U.K. Claims concerning a spectral cat are investigated in Kentucky.
Reptile Rampage/Gasoline Ghoul
18. Reptile Rampage/Gasoline Ghoul
May 22, 2012
The team check out evidence that backs up a claim of a reptillian creature sighting in South Carolina. Footage of paranormal activity at an Ohio gas station is examined.
Battleship Ufo
17. Battleship Ufo
May 15, 2012
The team investigates claims of a ghost lurking on the USS North Carolina. Also: A purported UFO sighting in Michigan is investigated.
Pride House Specter/Bluegrass Bigfoot
16. Pride House Specter/Bluegrass Bigfoot
May 8, 2012
The team heads to Jefferson, Texas to investigate photographs of paranormal activity at the Pride House. Later, they investigate claims of Bigfoot sightings in Kentucky.
Vanishing Victim/Sky Serpent
15. Vanishing Victim/Sky Serpent
May 1, 2012
The team heads to England to investigate footage of an alien abduction.
Bay Area Hysteria/Jersey Shore Haunting
14. Bay Area Hysteria/Jersey Shore Haunting
April 24, 2012
The team tracks a hovering light over Bodega Bay and a New Jersey ghost.
The Grim Sleeper/The Real Mr. Freeze
13. The Grim Sleeper/The Real Mr. Freeze
April 17, 2012
Footage of an allegedly levitating Atlanta woman is put under the scope. Also, an ice bath becomes a test of endurance for a proclaimed "Ice Man" from Los Angeles.
Bar Fright/Mexico City Cave Witch
12. Bar Fright/Mexico City Cave Witch
November 30, 2011
Purported poltergeist activity in a Texas bar is probed; footage of a flying witch is scrutinized in Mexico.
Old West Haunting/Freeway Flyer
11. Old West Haunting/Freeway Flyer
November 16, 2011
Footage from the Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone, Ariz., is scrutinized; a UFO sighting over a Los Angeles freeway is probed.
Asylum Apparition/Mystery Over Mexico
10. Asylum Apparition/Mystery Over Mexico
November 9, 2011
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville is investigated following a video of a purported ghost sighting; UFO sightings over Mexico are probed.
Sinister Spirals/Flying Saucers
9. Sinister Spirals/Flying Saucers
November 2, 2011
A flying saucer case from Santa Ana, Cal., is investigated; claims attributed to "flying rods" in Joplin, Mo., are probed.
Area 51/Cajun Apparition
8. Area 51/Cajun Apparition
October 26, 2011
One team hunts for ghosts at the legendary Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana, while the other attempts to authenticate UFO footage linked to Area 51.
Ufo Crash Landing/Graveyard Ghost
7. Ufo Crash Landing/Graveyard Ghost
October 19, 2011
An alleged UFO accident is investigated in New Mexico while in Nevada a graveyard ghost sighting is probed.
Whaley Ghost House / Muck Monster
6. Whaley Ghost House / Muck Monster
April 27, 2011
One team investigates the Whaley House in San Diego, which some say is the most haunted home in the US. Meanwhile, the other team looks into footage of an unknown creature which is said to inhabit Florida's Loxahatchee River.
Dashcam Chupacabra / Nightly News Alien
5. Dashcam Chupacabra / Nightly News Alien
April 20, 2011
One team investigates footage of a chupacabra which was recorded by a Texas sheriff's dashcam camera, as well as DNA samples of an unknown creature found by a local rancher. The other team explores a newsreel of an alien walking behind a reporter in Argentina.
Playground Poltergeist / Alien Intruder
4. Playground Poltergeist / Alien Intruder
April 13, 2011
One team investigates a haunted playground set in Argentina, while the other team looks into the story of a Florida family who claims to have been visited by aliens many times over ten years time.
Paranormal Files: Raining Ufo's/ectoplasmic Pic
3. Paranormal Files: Raining Ufo's/ectoplasmic Pic
April 6, 2011
One team investigates footage of a UFO taken by a police helicopter's night-vision camera, while the other examines supposed photographic evidence of ghostly ectoplasm which was taken by a surgeon in the 1920s.
Thermal Theater Ghost / Fire in the Sky
2. Thermal Theater Ghost / Fire in the Sky
March 30, 2011
Bill, Chi-Lan and Austin head to Jacksonville to check out a video of a ghost sitting in the balcony of the haunted Florida Theater. Meanwhile, when sightings of a mysterious triangular formation of lights appears in the skies over both New York and Texas within a few days of each other, Ben, Jael, and Devin head to El Paso to see what they can uncover.
The Real Battle Of LA / Queen Mary Menace
1. The Real Battle Of LA / Queen Mary Menace
March 23, 2011
In the second season premier, Ben, Jael and new member Devin head to Los Angeles, to investigate claims of the first UFO government cover up following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Bill, Chi-Lan and Austin head to the RMS Queen Mary, to investigate paranormal activity.
Where to Watch Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 15, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,968)