Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files

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Syfy (ended 2012)

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Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files
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Team leader and former FBI Special Agent, Ben Hansen leads scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael De Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, stunt expert Austin Porter and effects specialist Larry Caughlin on a mission to find the truth behind some of the most high profile and unexplainable images that have been posted on the Internet. In season two, Larry is replaced by tech expert Devin Marble.
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  • one of the best

    10
    LOVE THE SHOW..
  • It's just entertainment, guys...

    9.0
    Seems like there are some pretty harsh judgments lobbed at this show. I thoroughly enjoy it even though some of the investigations are laughable. A CGI-looking alien walking in the background of news show footage is obviously not going to turn out to be "debris picked up by the wind," why go through the trouble of replicating that scenario? Why not go straight to the guy who made the video in the first place? A wolf-like mystery dog (possibly a "chupacabra") caught on tape is obviously not a miniature horse, so why bring in a miniature horse and make him run around to compare? (Though it was probably just an excuse to squeeze in a "cute animal" moment, no one can resist a cute animal). However, despite these and other ludicrous attempts at debunking footage (though some of the attempts are pretty creative), as I said, I do enjoy the show because I take it for what it is. It's not a serious scientific show, it's just entertainment. Paranormal phenomena is my guilty pleasure, the people on the show are charismatic enough, and I'll watch every last episode of it just to see the kinds of stuff they come across.moreless
  • modern men in black

    1.0
    i have seen your show and i think your nothing more the men in black, if you tried as hard to prove something to be real then not you may be on to something, i have never seen a bunch of idiots trying so hard to fake a video and disprove it's not real that they do a bad job at it, and what's with the bad music, i would love to see this show prove that it's real then not, what would happen then, just because you can do a video that looks the same don't mean it's fake, the only thing that's fake is the people on this show trying so hard to disprove that something is faked, well sorry modern men in black but you don't foul me, i do watch your show to see if for once you can't debunk a video, now days it's easy to do with all the software and computers anyone can do it, so for once put a way all that and see if it's real then not, can you do that, no i don't think you will, but i can tell you one thing that's fake on this show is the people doing it, and your super bad at it, i see a lot of mistakes that you do it's not funny, like the UFO over the white sheet that was badly done, the real video of that look more real then the one you did, you could see the cut out of that UFO and the sheet, in truth you suck big time nice try, i can see your mistakes and your bad shadowing, you have not yet disprove one that is a fake, well maybe one or twomoreless
  • Worst 'investigators' I've ever seen.

    1.5
    Being a scientist and having watched this show, the "investigators" were the worst I've seen. One thing that really erks me is how they debunk a paranormal video just because they can "replicate" the visual effects of the original video. They conclude that because they can make something similar, the whole thing is therefore a hoax. Just because you can replicate it VISUALLY does not mean the original video is fake (or real), it just means you can make a video that looks similar (even though their "replications" are pretty bad). They also seem like they're acting like they know what they're doing but their inexperience shows.moreless
  • Do We Need the "background" Music?

    3.0
    I would like to be able to actually watch the team either prove or disprove the files, but your "background" music is so loud I can't hear a thing they are saying. I end up changing the channel because of it. VERY FRUSTRATING!
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