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Ben Hansen

Ben Hansen

“Fact of Faked: Paranormal Files” Star and noted Paranormal Speaker Ben Hansen has been confirmed as a guest at the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon!

A former FBI Agent, Ben set up the investigation team on “Fact or Faked” to learn the truth about the paranormal. 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 Systems Analyst for a non-profit group when he’s not investigating cases.

Las Vegas Paracon Organizers Brian, Linda and David Purdy with Ben Hansen

Las Vegas Paracon Organizers Brian, Linda and David Purdy with Ben Hansen

 

Hansen is making his second appearance at the Las Vegas Paracon.  His 2012 appearance and lecture was one of the highlights of last year’s event.  This year’s event will be held August 23-25th at Binions Hotel and Gambling Hall in Downtown Las Vegas’ legendary Fremont Street.  Tickets are on sale now and going fast, so if you haven’t picked yours up yet, head over to  http://thelasvegasparacon.ticketleap.com/the-las-vegas-paracon/

Check back next month for another profile of one of the celebrity guests at the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon!