Ben Hansen presents Profiling the Hoaxers - 2013 International UFO Congress DVD
Amidst the substantial increase in modern day UFO reports ,we also find a viral number of deliberate hoaxes which detract from the efforts of serious research into ufology. As the lead host of the SyFy Channels’ reality TV series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Hansen will continue the discussion about the relationship between belief and the use of media technology. Using skills learned as a federal law enforcement agent, Hansen will take you a step further, venturing inside the mind of the hoaxer. Can the hoaxer be profiled? Can we use psychology and pattern recognition to learn why and how they hoax? Hansen will present his latest research in hopes that through educating ourselves to the hoaxes, we can strengthen the credibility of the truly unexplained.
Ben Hansen is the lead investigator and host of SyFy’s hit TV show, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Among its many other paranormal topics, the show focuses on investigating videos and photos claiming to demonstrate evidence of UFO, alien visitation, and abduction. After obtaining degrees from the University of Utah in Sociology and Criminology, Hansen went on to pursue a career in criminal investigation. Working in both private and public sectors, Hansen gained several years of experience with various agencies, including the FBI. With his lifelong interest in ufology and training in forensic interviewing, investigation methodology, and the behavioral sciences, Hansen found an opportunity to help create a television show centered on answering the primary question, “Was it real?”