Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fact Or Faked...Broadcast Again

A few years ago The Syfy Channel put on a little show called Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. We watched it; we liked it. Maybe you remember seeing an episode or two (or more...).

It was a great little reality show. Six experts used science to debunk myths and the unexplained. Each episode had the group split into two teams and investigate the occurrence. Then they would meet up and discuss their findings. As with anything, some of their investigations were better than others. A few of the original team members left and were replaced by others.

But perhaps the biggest reason we watched was because of the team's leader, Ben Hansen (he's the tall one in the middle...). I had the opportunity of meeting him at several of the Salt Lake Comic Cons and I found him to be a very nice individual.

"Of course, he was," I can almost hear you saying. "Anyone can be nice, at least for a little while." Well, that's true. But not everyone would go out of their way and honor a request made by someone they barely know.

Let me explain. I had a paranormal short story chosen to be published in an anthology from Xchyler Publishing. It was called, Shades and Shadows: A Paranormal Anthology. Since the anthology came out during the run of Ben's show, I asked if he wouldn't mind writing up a prologue for our book. He agreed and he came through. It shows integrity. It shows class.

The show's been off the air for a few years, but the network, Destination America is showing once again those original Fact or Faked episodes, so if you want to see something a little different, give it a shot. Television needs more shows with classy people.

Photos used without permission from the Fact or Faked Facebook page

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