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Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files

Episode 2.20 : Florida Woodland Ufo/black Forest Entity

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

June 05, 2012

Distributor

Syfy

Genre

Reality, Documentary, Mystery

Show Period

2010 - 2012

Production Company

Base Productions, Universal Networks Int.

Cast and Crew



Main Cast

  • Ben Hansen
  • Jael de Pardo
  • Bill Murphy
  • Larry Caughlan Jr.
  • Austin Porter
  • Chi-Lan Lieu
  • Devin Marble

Synopsis


There's an area near Pensacola, Florida that's known as a UFO corridor. Sightings there only happen on days that end in Y. Bill, Devin, and Lanisha head there to investigate a video shot by Joe, a local man, that appears to be three lights floating above the water in some sort of mist or fog. Since the videographer says the event was silent, Bill and the team have their work cut out for them recreating it.

ATV TEST

Many residents drive all-terrain vehicles, and the most likely natural explanation is that one such was driving with lights rigged to it for night navigation. But when they drive the vehicle through the woods, the three lights look like one, and they realize that this couldn't have been what Joe saw.

FLARE TEST

To mimic the smoky effect they see in the original, the team tries flares to see if they'll match the original. This move is way off base: Not only is the appearance different, but only one of the three flares the fired fall anywhere near the camera's frame.

AIR BOAT TEST

Another frequently seen vehicle in these parts is the air boat - a gliding watercraft that looks like it's hovering above water. The team straps lights to it and sails it in the transit pattern seen in the original, but the lights cast a reflection in the water that wasn't in the original, and the loud thrum of the engine can be heard for miles.

SKYWATCH

Considering the many reports of UFO activity in the area, an independent investigation is called for. What they find is remarkable: Several lights appear on the full spectrum camera, but these lights are invisible to the naked eye. The full spectrum captures a glowing orb in the distance, lifting off, and zooming away faster than they've seen an army aircraft ever move.

RESULT

Considering this strange, corroborating experience of the skywatch, the case must remain open.

BLACK FOREST ENTITY

A man named Stephen Lee built a home for his family in the midst of the woods in Colorado, and has been plagued by an unidentified entity ever since. Glowing orbs appear, often accompanied by loud pops, and Stephen has managed to capture several video recordings of the light bodies.

SIMULATED FIREFLY TEST

The team starts with one of Lee's videos, taken of his back yard, of a glowing ball flying in an erratic pattern. At the time the original was taken, it's likely that fireflies were buzzing about. Since it's too cold for fireflies during the investigation, they rig a simulated firefly, and with it, create a video that suits their requirements. They can attribute this one to possible natural causes.

BUBBLE ENTITY TEST

The next video looks like a ball of flaming debris flying through the Lees' living room, and the team wonders if they can recreate the effect by filling soap bubbles with dry ice fumes, manipulating the flight pattern with a fan, then popping the bubble with a pellet gun. The only thing that matches is the flight pattern - none of the other attributes of the entity are the same.

SPARKLER/LIGHTER TEST

The object in the original actually looks like it's on fire, so they try a sparkler, then a lighter. The result is better than the bubble test, but they realize that they're going to have to do a nighttime investigation to really get to the bottom of this case.

NIGHTTIME INVESTIGATION

Ben and Jael conduct some EVP sessions, and not only do they hear bumps and pops in response to their questions, but they see flashes of light, and Ben, at one point, gets knocked from his chair.

RESULT

These experiences are consistent with what the Lees reported, and Ben and the team feel they can chalk this up to paranormal activity. Case closed.

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