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7th Feb 2012 | by: Maureen Elsberry

Ben Hansen (credit: Isabella Vosmikova/Syfy)

Last year we were honored to have Ben Hansen from SyFy’s Fact or Faked as a guest in our exhibition hall. This year we are pleased to announce that Ben will be speaking about his vast experience investigating UFO and other paranormal cases. He will be speaking on Saturday morning from 9:00 – 10:15 AM. Ben’s dynamic presentation entitled Fact or Faked: Interplay of Media, Technology, Hollywood, and Validating Evidence of ET Contact is definitely one worth waking up for. Ben will also be in the exhibition hall Wednesday – Sunday signing autographs and other merchandise from the very popular Fact or Faked show.

Ben Hansen is the lead investigator and host of SyFy’s current 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 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?”

To register to see Ben’s talk please visit: Conference Registration

Watch episodes of Fact or Faked here


Ben was a guest on Open Minds Radio on February 14, 2011. You can view that interview below:

About the Author: Maureen Elsberry

Maureen Elsberry is the Marketing Director and Co-organizer of Open Minds Events. She is also a contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv and Open Minds magazine and the host of the Spacing Out! web series and podcast. With a degree in Journalism and Media Production, Maureen has spent over 10 years working in Internet Media, Marketing and Radio. She now spends her time investigating, reporting and spreading news related to the UFO phenomenon. Follow Maureen on Twitter: @maureenelsberry

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