I guess fans can’t get enough of Syfy’s hit reality series FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES because its second season is being extended. The network announced that production is about to commence on twelve new one-hour episodes which will be added to the current second season. The popular paranormal investigative series is scheduled to return in October 2011 after the mid-season finale episode “Whaley Ghost House/Muck Monster” airs this Wednesday, April 27.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files has delivered series highs in total viewers for five consecutive weeks since returning for its second season on March 23 and is averaging 1.455 million total viewers per week (+52% vs. season 1), 859,000 Adults 25-54 (+58%) and 808,000 Adults 18-49 (+53%).

The Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files team includes former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, photographer Chi-Lan Lieu, stunt expert Austin Porter and tech specialist Devin Marble. Together, they review web video claiming to depict paranormal and unexplainable phenomena including ghosts, poltergeist activity, UFOs, strange creature sightings, and unknown energy anomalies. After agreeing on which cases warrant further exploration, they take to the field, employing their expertise in full investigations, experiments and recreations to dispel the hoaxes from the real and possibly paranormal.

Wednesday’s midseason finale, “Whaley Ghost House/Muck Monster” will follow Austin, Bill and Chi-Lan as they examine a series of mysterious photographs capturing ghostly images in one of the most haunted houses in America – the historic Whaley House of San Diego, California. The investigation yields an eerie recording of electronic voice phenomena and some unexplainable bumps in the night! Meanwhile, Ben, Devin and Jael dive into a case that has baffled locals along the inter-coastal waterways of South Florida. An unidentified maritime cryptid is rumored to patrol the Loxahatchee River with such frequency that it’s been dubbed the Muck Monster. The team meets up with a family who has captured the creature on film, and sets out to discover the truth behind the myth.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files airs on Syfy Wednesdays at 10pm eastern/9 central.