Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Fact or Faked" Interview

Yesterday, I was in on a telephone Q&A with Ben Hansen, Austin Porter, and Lanisha Cole from "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files."  

They start another season April 17th with 12 new episodes.

Ben says the episodes in England where a woman on film disappears from her bed and one episode in Florida where they capture a UFO phenomena, were his favs. He believes they will generate a lot of buzz.

I know, the big question is "Will Autumnforest do tank top shots?" Answer: Yup. The tank top shots began as part of an ongoing joke since the show started about how funny it would be to have a shirt with the name on it and what that might be interpreted as asking.... (answer is "fact")

In Fall 2010, I was lucky enough to have a one-on-one interview with Ben when he was in town. He had some very progressive and exciting ideas for what he'd like to see the show evolve into.

Admittedly, last season I was so disappointed, I wondered if I would watch it again when the new season came on, but I find that there just aren't any other shows like this, so I am giving he new season another go (though I would like a more quirky and personality-filled cast and a few less stupid experiments).

Here's what they had to say:

What can we expect in season 3? They are "expanding horizons" according to Ben. A few cases will push the paranormal limits like superhuman abilities and lots of "funky" cases they cannot categorize. They are going past just bigger explosions to weirder cases.

A followup on Fresno Nightcrawlers? The actual videos that come out now are copycats of it, but nothing new to bring them back to that subject, so no. They do stay in contact and do followup to see if any cases are worth revisiting.

Ben says they will be introducing new things each episode and new ghost hunting equipment. The situation room has changed--something Ben wanted to incorporate touch-screen wall like what CNN uses.  New technology will be used in cryptozoologic cases and such as "crossover technology." Thanks, Ben, for exerting some pressure on taking the show to an updated attitude.


  1. I will be watching. Let's hope for more interesting test and shows.

  2. I doubt that I will watch anymore of this show. I'm sure that Ben will be happy to know that. *evil grin*

    1. No, Barry, we need your input on reviewing it. Hee hee

  3. I have REALLY tried to like this show. I watch a few episodes (repeats) the other day and, well, I just can't get into it! They are waaaaay too dramatic and everything they say all seems scripted. Just my two cents for what it's worth!

    Tara (Bandhura)