Ben Hansen leads the Fact or Faked investigation team, comprised of 6 specialists who scour the Internet looking for videos and photos that claim to have captured evidence of the paranormal. The team then deploys to locations around the world to investigate and conduct experiments to determine if the phenomenon really is paranormal or can be explained. Early in his youth, Ben developed a fascination with UFOs and secret government projects. Ben has been looking for the real-life X-Files since he was a child and decided he would dedicate his career to investigations. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah in Sociology and Criminology, he went to work for the State of Utah on a county SVU task force. His training and skills later brought him to work as a criminal investigator for the FBI. Although he never found the X-Files, his time serving at the state and federal levels gave him over 6 years of formal experience in investigating a wide range of crimes and national security details. He works as a Sr. Research Analyst for a non-profit group when he's not investigating cases.