Faked or Fact on SyFy channel is proof I have the wrong job! These guys get to tool around the country, performing countless lame experiments to prove nothing extraordinary–beats the tar outta my day job!! Like “Jackass” for the paranormal.
Maybe, it’s a bad imitation of Cartoon Network’s “Dude, What Would Happen If…?” In tonight’s premiere, the hokey paranormal think tank sat around in somebody’s family room reviewing old YouTube videos searching for something possibly paranormal.
The Ghost Car video? Give me a break. Of course a front wheel drive GM car from the early 1990s is going to be able to accelerate to a point nearly out of sight by the time the officer can flip a U-y in the dust it ate! And the whole mysterious fence caper-had that figured out before they wasted all sorts of resources, including the overweight has-been stunt driver.
Was Faked or Fact entertaining? Sure. Why not? But some people think watching spit dry on the back deck during a heatwave is entertaining too. Waste of network dollars to produce a paranormal version of Dude What Would Happen if…? Yes. Envy plays a solid role in my review (here’s where I display my credentials and authority, I suppose), considering I bust my tail daily in the confines of a brick building teaching English to students who will grow up and travel the world the way these folks at SyFy get to do. Am I jealous? Sure. After 20 years in the business, I still have to work a second job to make ends meet.
Regarding the unidentified flying lights…hoax. Why waste the money to send a team to Arizona to investigate paranormal (since when is UFO sightings considered paranormal?) activity on the outskirts of …duh…a military base! After living near Plant 42 in Antelope Valley, California, I am used to seeing strange flying objects, like stealth bombers being slung through the skies like boomerangs. Could you imagine what residents of the 1960s thought when they saw a shrouded bat wing coursing over their neighborhoods! Any strange activity in the air near an air force base out to be written off as experimental flights of sky vessels that we won’t see until 2020. With that said, one must wonder intently about the possibly impromptu dancing light that
Bright spot in the whole hour: the poorly-investigated laser light hoax re-enactment experiment. That one produced the best explanation for the lights. Never mind there’s no way to prove the existence of anything using today’s pseudo-professional.photo shop techniques to doctor videos. Given the glass and laser pointer beam, I am certain that that the UFO sighting was a hoax.
And what gives with the vain sharing of authority and experience. May as well just post the actual resume against one of the lens!
The only show worse than this was the “Destination Truth,” which resembled a poorly- rendered remake of the 1970s show “In Search of.” Ugh. At least Leonard Nemoy was interesting, and listening to him was enjoyable. This lead man for Destination Truth apparently watched too many Steve Irwin (RIP) nature shows-Mr. Irwin could work enthusiasm to a fanatical frenzy and it was enjoyable. DT lead Josh Gates tried too hard to use his vocal intonations to carry the entire show.
All I know is that these-what are they even called; not actors-participants (that’s it!)are having way more fun than I am at my day job