In the early hours of the morning on February 25, 1942, soldiers stationed in Los Angeles opened fire on an unidentified aircraft hovering over the city. More than 1,000 rounds were shot into the object as huge spotlights converged on a point high above the city. The next morning, the LA Times ran a startling photo that showed the beams ending at a single point, seemingly stopped by a solid object in the sky. An object that could not be felled by .50-caliber machine gun fire or antiaircraft missiles.Â Dubbed as Â“The Battle of Los Angeles,Â” UFO-ologists have long pointed to this event as proof of an early invasion attempt.
In order to shed some light on the subject, the Fact or Faked team headed into the desert to recreate the battleÂ—complete with search lights, a weather balloon, and lots of ammunition. Though they came close to recreating elements of the photo, they were never able to get an exact match, but they had a lot of fun trying. Cover your ears for this one, as it gets loud.
The second half of the premiere episode is devoted to the ghosts of the Queen Mary. The docked luxury liner is known as one of the most haunted sites in the US. There are so many sightings and legends connected to the ship that they give out regular ghost tours and have played host to hundreds of pro ghost hunters including the real Ghost Hunters of Syfy.
The Fact or Faked crew pay a visit to the ship, armed with an incredible piece of video that shows a transparent man, dressed in white, exits one room and disappears through a closed door. The owner of the video claims to have shot it by accident when he left his camera running on a ledge across the hall. The team sets up in the same spot and uses a combination of recorded footage and fog projection to create their own ghostly video.
But being able to debunk a piece of film doesnÂ’t mean that the Queen Mary isnÂ’t really haunted. Fact or Faked goes all the way by setting up an investigation in the dark in the bowls of the spooky ship. Not far into the night, the crew gets more than they bargained for when they spot glowing eyes on one of the cameras. Is it the ghost of a former traveler, or has something else invaded the regal Queen Mary?
Want a sneak peek? Check out this trailer for tonightÂ’s episode, then tune in at 10:00 PST on Syfy for the season 2 premiere of Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.
Watch the clip and tune in on Wednesday at 10/9c on Syfy to see exactly what their findings tell them!
FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES -- Season:2 "Situation Room" -- Pictured: Ben Hansen -- Photo by Isabella Vosmikova/Syfy