Fact or Faked Paranormal Files (Syfy)

The Syfy network has helped to bring the real life paranormal to the mainstream. Shows like Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth have inspired real people to come forward with their own paranormal evidence. The problem is, many hoaxsters have also submitted their footage making outlets like YouTube filed with a large numbers of videos that leave viewers wondering FACT OR FAKED?

Because of this, Syfy had the brilliant idea of developing a new show, Fact or Faked Paranormal Files, that’s sole purpose is to substantiate armature evidence. A credible team made up of a special effects specialist, an ex-FBI agent, a photography expert, a scientist, a stunt expert, and a journalist investigate popular paranormal evidence and determine if it’s Fact or Faked.

In episode one, the team analyzes a popular YouTube video that has generated over 5 million hits. It’s taken from the camera in a Georgia police car and it features a car chase that ends with a vehicle seemingly driving through a fence and then disappearing. The team head out to Georgia to interview the Policeman and use their state of the art equipment to determine if the footage can be explained by science or if it’s paranormal. What’s great about this case is that the footage was taken by a police car’s camera which makes it more credible than your average YouTube video.

To give you a better idea of what this show is all about, try to think of Destination Truth mixed with MythBusters. The team will recreate the events of their evidence to see if there is any way it could have been faked. It’s an amazingly interesting show and well worth checking out. If you are a fan of the paranormal then this show is definitely for you.

Be sure to check out Fact or Faked Paranormal Files Thursday July 15th at 10/9c on Syfy!

  • Tony G

    Stupidest thing I’ve seen in a long time. A bunch of 22,23-year-olds deciding what might be fake? Really! No, I mean really? Digital photo/video alteration is older than they are…. Give me a break

  • Steph W

    Actually, this was a very interesting show. Instead of going in with the attitude that everything is real, they go in with the purpose of first debunking it. The group has a varity of backgrounds; from Jael who worked on Destination Truth to an ex-FBI agent and special effects crew. They go in with the mindset that everything is faked and work from there. The two episodes I saw last night had at least one video debunked. I, for one, find it very refreshing when a paranormal team goes in and tries to find a mundane explanation instead of assuming it’s always paranormal.

  • Richard

    the show where they were looking for finger prints on the back of cars from ghost children that push cars past railroad tracks. im pretty sure your suppose to put the “baby powder” on the car befor you try the test. not try and dust for prints after the car is pushed like cops do.. if ghosts do exist i dont think they have oily hands, think outside the box people got me…

    • Todd

      This and the fact that the didn’t do a land survey to check the slope of the land BEFORE all the crazy ghost tests is the reason I won’t watch this show again. I guess they want it to be an hour show so they explore all the crazy explanations before something more realistic.