You're able to kind of get into the human aspect of it. People who have that background in investigations kind of know when there's a gap. I never thought that I would use those skills in such a way.
Because, you're looking for tell signs of deception.
A lot of criticism the paranormal community gets is that you're seeing these kind of groups assemble of people who kind of go out, they've heard about certain equipment, they've heard about a location, and it's just kind of go out, try everything. But, it pretty is the same thing in that as best as we can, we try to follow the scientific method in that we see a phenomena, we formulate a hypothesis or theory, we go out and we test that to the best that we can with real, tangible experiments, and then we observe the results.
Now with working in the FBI, I also acquired a lot of skills.
Or in some cases, you'll see this -this next run, we have some very controversial cases that if anyone has heard the case even once, they kind of automatically side to one , their partial to one side or the other. And without giving too much away, look for it in Washington State.
And basically though, when we got down to it, my mind was changed and it was basically because of the person we were interviewing.
Question: Ben, I wanted to know how's your FBI training assisted you with these type of investigations?
Ben Hansen: Well, I think experience in any type of formal investigation helps in this type of thing. With my experience, there's a methodical process in all the investigations I've done for all the different agencies.
Question: Ben, was there ever a video that you wished that you could've pursued but the team turned it down? Sometimes, I come up with these great UFO videos that are - usually it's UFOs.
Not everyone is as enthused to go investigate those as I am.