Journalist “explains the unexplained” by analyzing strange phenomena in the History Channel series

From a strange figure appearing in an Indonesian forest to lightning-proof humans and an “alien creature” found in Russia – the world is teeming with weird and unusual sightings, but with science and technology, these mysteries can be resolved.

Veteran TV reporter Tony Harris has embarked on a journey to figure out what’s real, what’s wrong and everything in between with expert help in History’s latest series “The Proof is Here “.

Harris takes an in-depth look at “some of the most incredible and thought-provoking videos of unexplained phenomena and must-see mysterious moments of all time.”

“I became more interested in UFOs and aliens as the revelations came from various governments around the world,” Harris told DailyMail.com.

“We went beyond the foil type of hat. “

“It sounds like a really interesting area and as journalists we are always interested in finding answers to the big questions and ‘are you alone in the world’ is an important question.”

The first episode begins with a video showing a group of motorcyclists driving through an Indonesian forest when a small human figure emerges from the brush and disappears into the trees.

Locals have speculated that it could be a rare Orang Pendek that once lived in the area, while others suggest it could be a member of a long lost pygmy tribe.

“The Proof Is Out There” features 30-minute episodes with the premiere airing Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. ET.

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Veteran TV reporter Tony Harris embarked on a journey to figure out what’s real, what’s wrong and everything in between with expert help during History Channel’s latest series “The Proof Is Out There “

A team of experts from around the world have been mobilized to help Harris determine what is seen in the clips.

They use a number of scientific methods and technologies to evaluate each of the videos.

To study the video footage, the team uses methods such as macroblock and motion vector analysis and geolocation.

The macroblock is used to determine the authenticity of videos, as it compresses the clip into individual blocks and allows users to analyze each individually.

The motion vector allows viewers to see how the content is moving and the geo-tagging gives a preview of where a video was captured.

Spectrogram analysis is used for audio and dentition and gait analysis was conducted to assess animal morphology and biological analysis.

For the video showing motorists in Indonesia, Harris and his team investigate the two theories: Was this an elusive Orang Pendek or a member of a long-lost tribe?

For the video showing motorists in Indonesia, Harris and his team investigate the two theories: Was he an elusive Orang Pendek or a member of a long-lost tribe?

An Orang Pendek is a creature in Indonesian folklore, similar to the American Big Foot, that lived in the forest on the island of Sumatra (concept drawing)

An Orang Pendek is a creature in Indonesian folklore, similar to the American Big Foot, that lived in the forest on the island of Sumatra (concept drawing)

For the video showing motorists in Indonesia, Harris and his team investigate the two theories: Was he an elusive Orang Pendek or a member of a long-lost tribe?

An Orang Pendek is a creature of Indonesian folklore, similar to the American Big Foot, that lived in the forest of the island of Sumatra.

The name means ‘short person’ in Indonesian and is said to have been seen by villagers around 100 years ago, which may be why some thought the character in the video was this long lost creature.

A forensic video expert took a deep look at the video to determine if the video is real or fabricated before Harris turned it on.

To answer this, motion vector analysis was used, which allowed the expert to see how smooth the video was and how the content was delivered.

“We understand that we have a bit of a mission to people who are true believers,” Harris said.

“There are a number of videos that have gone unexplained and we are using our team of experts to see what is there and what is not there.”

After being struck by lightning, a man gets up, takes a few steps, and is struck again.  Mic Wess, a science writer, also weighed in on the bizarre images and notes that there are discrepancies

After being struck by lightning, a man gets up, takes a few steps, and is struck again. Mic Wess, a science writer, also weighed in on the bizarre images and notes that there are discrepancies

Another segment of the first episode shows a clip of humans surviving lightning – and sometimes even two hits in seconds.

The location of a video is unknown, although Harris assumes it is from China. It shows a man walking down an alley who is struck by lightning.

After being hit, the man gets up, takes a few steps, and is hit again.

Lightning bolts can leave bizarre marks on the body called Lichtenberg figures, which appear to produce flowery patterns along a person’s arm, leg, or anywhere on a person’s flesh.

There are also cases where people develop immunity to electricity and can withstand lethal doses of electricity.

Atmospheric scientist Dr Deanna Therefore was called in for these cases and found it strange that the man who was struck by lightning twice was surrounded by larger objects that should have been hit first. .

Mic Wess, a science writer, also weighed in on the bizarre images and notes that there are discrepancies.

Together, Therefore and Wess used different computer modifications to determine if the images were genuine. The result will be revealed in the first episode.

Another investigation sheds light on what some say is an encounter of the third kind.

In Siberia, a man walking his dog came across a “strange three-foot creature lying in the snow”.

The figure lacked limbs, displayed a gray coloration, and had no features suggesting what it might have been.

Harris asked Lucy Eckersley, a wildlife biologist, to help solve the mystery of the bizarre character she determines is not human.

Forensic investigator Chase Kloetzke then decided to answer the question of what the character really is and examined the surrounding scene for clues such as blood, pus and debris – in order to determine if the character was a fallen alien or the remains of a terrestrial animal.

Another investigation sheds light on what some say is an encounter of the third kind.  In Siberia, a man walking his dog came across a

Another investigation sheds light on what some say is an encounter of the third kind. In Siberia, a man walking his dog came across a “strange three-foot creature lying in the snow”

The figure lacked limbs, displayed a gray coloration, and exhibited no features that might suggest what it might be.

The figure lacked limbs, displayed a gray coloration, and exhibited no features that might suggest what it might be.

Harris is an Emmy Award-winning film journalist who has covered stories such as the British Petroleum oil spill, Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asian tsunami.

“When people come to our show, you walk into my den when you’re here with us,” Harris told DailyMail.com.

“No question is forbidden. No judgments. We are just trying to explain the unexplained.

“I am really proud of our team.

I think for myself, I’ve covered some of the greatest stories on the planet and wanted to take a different route that answers “are we alone?” “