From early childhood, Doc encouraged Ben’s exploration of the universe by bringing home books and magazine articles on the subject of life on other worlds. Years later, their curiosity was fueled by becoming witness to a few spectacular UFO sightings. They were UFOs in the sense that conventional explanations for the objects were never found. When the opportunity presented itself to assist in the creation a new unexplained mystery TV show, the two of them helped convince the producers that the show should cover the genres of UFOs and also alleged cryptids such as Bigfoot. Departing from the format of many reality series at the time, “Fact or Faked” focused on weighing the value of alleged evidence caught on video and photo before venturing out to a location with preconceived opinions. The series went on for 3 seasons and aired in dozens of countries.
Staying up on the latest research and development in the field, the Hypocenter team regularly responds to requests from print, radio, and TV media for guest appearances, interviews, and segment production. In the international UFO lecture circuit, Ben is most well-known for his focus on interpreting the meaning of body language and statements made by politicians and witnesses, analyzing video evidence, and profiling the methods and motives of hoaxers. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Weird News and he frequently lectures around the globe on the subjects of UFOs, witness testimony, ghosts, cryptids, and conspiracies. To date, he’s participated in nearly 100 live public events and lectures, over 300 radio interviews, and has hosted or guest appeared in dozens of U.S. and international TV shows on these subjects. While the industry of professionals actively working in this field is relatively small, the best stories and information are often only obtained through proactive networking. The Hypocenter team is well-connected and consistently sought after to help efficiently source content for compelling TV.