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Burning Rubber/Hyperjump
Season 1 - Episode 101
Burning Rubber/Hyperjump
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Ben Hanson, a former FBI agent, and his team of paranormal investigators assemble to solve of some of the most tangled mysteries. In their first meeting, everyone brings in potential cases for investigation: Ghostly images, a car that seemed to drive through a fence without disturbing it, unexplained lights in the sky, and an alleged alien visitation. Ben decides they need more background info on the alien visitation, but the nimble car and the mysterious lights merit immediate investigation.

Ben, Jael and Austin head to Georgia to investigate the case of the Ghost Car. They visit the eyewitness, Officer Wayne Daniels, and Ben asks him to retrace his original pursuit of the Ghost Car. At the time, Daniels was following the car at high speed when it made a U-turn and almost lost him. Daniels recovered the chase, but just then the car made some quick swerves, hooked to the left and out of Daniels's line of vision. When he saw the car next, it was on the opposite side of a chain link fence. Daniels was forced to stop. The team checks out the fence, and Daniels explains that, at the time, the lower brackets attaching the fence to its poles were missing.

The team is counting on Michael, an experienced stunt driver, to attempt the u-turn, which he handily does. Next, the team builds a ramp, which Michael uses to jump the car over the fence. Although it's impressive, his car dents the top of the fence. They attempt to learn if the car could've gone under the fence - they remove most of the brackets, as Officer Daniels described, and Michael drives through. He makes it under without bending the fence, but the chain links drop completely to the ground. They then replace some of the brackets, this time with astounding success: The fence rattles somewhat, but is completely still in the time that lapsed between Officer Daniels losing the Ghost Car and finding it again.

Bill, Larry and Chi-Lan, meanwhile, are in Arizona interviewing Jeff Willes, the man who captured the footage of the lights in the sky. Willes explains that he and his friend were researching UFOs and caught these flying lights that appeared sequentially, then seemed to hyper-jump from one configuration to a new one, disappearing and reappearing. Willes said that he called the nearby air force base the next day, and learned that they had no aircraft in the sky that night.

In their first experiment, Bill and his team angle a pane of glass, then beam lasers through it to see if they would be visible in the distant sky. Indeed they are, but Bill cannot duplicate the movement from the video. Next, they harness light bulbs to helium balloons, and rig the lights so that they can be controlled from the ground. It's impressive, but still doesn't replicate the video, so Bill and Chi-Lan go looking for trace evidence while Larry watches the cameras trained on the sky. Just as Bill and Chevon hear strange humming noises, Larry radios to them saying that he's spotted a light moving across the sky. All three see it with their own eyes, and the image is also caught on the infrared cameras.

Back at headquarters, everyone is proud to have solved the mystery of the Ghost Car, and excited about the chilling discovery that the Arizona Lights remain unexplained.

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