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Ben Hansen grew up in a large family in Utah with parents who encouraged him to pursue his interests in athletics, music, the outdoors, and any other subject that piqued his curiosity.
He developed a passion for trying new things and earned various certifications in such things as SCUBA and amateur radio operation. He is also a licensed falconer, an airplane pilot, and even a search and rescue dog handler.
His interest in the paranormal began at an early age. Inspired by TV shows such as The X-Files, Ben developed an interest in public service and an insatiable desire to explore mysteries of the unknown.
After graduating from college he worked for several public and private agencies honing the skills he would use in his future endeavors. His work as a special agent for the FBI and an investigator of child sex crimes helped Ben develop the tools and experience needed to delve deeper into the fascinating world of UFO's, ghosts, cryptids, and other unexplained phenomenon.
The Fact or Faked team scours the Internet for videos and cases they can "put to the test" with experimentation and observation. They take their investigative methods to the next level to discover is it real or is it a hoax?
With Ben at the helm, the dedicated ensemble of specialists bring their unique talents together and travel the world looking for answers to these mysteries, because "sometimes seeing is not enough."
America's Most Haunted welcomes SyFy star Ben Hansen to the show Tuesday October 9th at 10pm EST.
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