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Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Returns April 17

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, April 17 at 9 PM

Syfy

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovers the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences that have been caught on camera.

In each episode, the team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world.

After selecting the most compelling cases, they head into the field, attempting to recreate the video, carrying out key experiments and questioning eyewitnesses. The team investigates all the clues and evidence with the most advanced techniques and tools at their disposal, and their objective is to answer the question, “Is this real?”

In one of the season’s upcoming episodes, Ben Hansen, Austin Porter and Jael de Pardo investigate a mysterious hovering light piercing through the night’s dense fog over the waters of Bodega Bay – a California paranormal hotspot that has been featured in movies including The Fog, Puppet Master and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

 

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Ratings

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Fall Season Sets Series Record in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Syfy’s hit series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovered more than 1.4 million total viewers for the Fall Season Finale.

This was also the most watched season ever among total viewers and Adults 18-49.

Compared to the spring finale on 4/27/11, the telecast was +20% in Adults 18-49, +15% Adults 25-54 and +24% in total viewers.

In the November 30 episode, “Bar Fright / Mexico City Cave Witch,” Bill, Lanisha and Devin paid a visit to a local watering hole in Humble, Texas where surveillance video of an exploding ashtray purported to validate the bar’s long-rumored history of poltergeist activity. After attempting to explain the video with scientific experiments, they embarked on a night investigation with hair-raising results.

Meanwhile, Ben, Jael and Austin got their passports stamped in Calacoaya, Mexico, where they investigated a chilling piece of footage of an alleged flying witch, known in popular Latin lore as La Bruja Lechuza.

Featuring former FBI agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, tech specialist Devin Marble, stunt expert Austin Porter and photographer Lanisha Cole, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovers the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences that have been caught on camera. In each episode, the team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world.

After selecting the most compelling cases, they head into the field, attempting to recreate the video, carrying out key experiments and questioning eyewitnesses. The team investigates all the clues and evidence with the most advanced techniques and tools at their disposal, and their objective is to answer the question, “Is this real?”

Ghost Hunters continued its strong season with 1.67 million total viewers on the same night.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Season 2.5

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Season 2.5 returns Wednesday, October 19th

Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT – Fact or Faked continues its red hot second season with six all-new episodes featuring former FBI agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, tech specialist Devin Marble, stunt expert Austin Porter and photographer Lanisha Cole.

To date, new episodes this year have averaged more than 1.5 million viewers, up 57% from its first season.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files uncovers the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences that have been caught on camera.

In each episode, the team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world.

After selecting the most compelling cases, they head into the field, attempting to recreate the video, carrying out key experiments and questioning eyewitnesses.

The team investigates all the clues and evidence with the most advanced techniques and tools at their disposal, and their objective is to answer the question, “Is this real?”

Syfy Adds Twelve Additional Episodes of its Hit Series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Series Set to Return in October 2011

Syfy is ordering up additional episodes of its hit original reality series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Production will commence on twelve new one-hour episodes, which will be added to the current second season. The popular investigative series is scheduled to return in October 2011.

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, 2011.

In its second season to-date, Fact or Faked 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 upcoming mid-season finale episode “Whaley Ghost House/Muck Monster” will air this Wednesday, April 27th at 10 PM ET/PT on Syfy.

On this episode of Fact or Faked, Austin, Bill and Chi-Lan 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 Ratings Continue to Climb

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Shatters Series Records With Most Watched Episode Ever

Syfy’s hit show Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files set new series records as the April 20 episode became the most watched ever with 873, 000 Adults 18-49, 886,000 Adults 25-54 and 1.575 million total viewers.

Compared to last week, Fact or Faked rose 14% in Adults 18-49, 7% in Adults 25-54 and 13% for total viewers. Fact or Faked has grown week-to-week in total viewers and Adults 25-54 each week that it has aired this season.

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files even edged out its lead-in show “Ghost Hunters” in total viewers, 1.575 to 1.509 million.

The Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files team includes former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, stunt expert Austin Porter and newest member tech expert 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 and recreations to dispel the hoaxes from the real and possibly paranormal.

“Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” Ratings Alert

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Season Two Premiere Most Watched Series Episode Ever

Syfy’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files set series records during its season two premiere on Wednesday, March 23. The episode soared 40 percent in Adults 18-49 (621,000) and 47 percent in Adults 25-54 (680,000), compared to the summer series premiere in July 2010.

The episode delivered 1.19 million total viewers, the highest number of total viewers in the series’ history, up 31 percent versus July ’10 premiere, and averaged 216,000 Adults 18-34, a season premiere high.

Jael de Pardo – Behind the Scenes – “The Real Battle of LA” episode

Wednesday’s episode, which investigated the historic Battle of LA and the mysterious Queen Mary in Long Beach, boosted Syfy to #5 in prime for Adults 25-54 among entertainment cable networks.

The Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files team includes former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen, lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, stunt expert Austin Porter and newest member tech expert 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 and recreations to dispel the hoaxes from the real and possibly paranormal.

Coming up on Wednesday, March 30th at 10/9c PM, Bill, Chi-Lan and Austin head to Jacksonville to investigate a video of a ghost sitting in the balcony of the haunted Florida Theater. When a shocking heat signature registers on their thermal cam during the night investigation, the team goes on a wild ghost chase!

Meanwhile, when 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. After launching a series of lights and pyrotechnics into the sky, the team makes an important discovery that may break the case.