Deadly forests. Haunted houses. Mountains where visitors never return alive. Are there such things as "evil places"? And if so, is it possible that these locations are imbued with dark energy that is beyond our understanding?
For centuries, archaeologists have tried to unravel the mysteries of how—and why—certain structures like the Great Pyramid at Giza, the staircase at Loretto Chapel and Coral Castle were built. Will we ever find the answers?
Millions of people around the world claim to have had an encounter with strange beings such as the Mothman, Chupacabra and Mongolian Death Worm. Could these incredible creatures be real? And if so, what could possibly explain these freaks of nature?
Many mysteries of planet Earth are far from understood. How was Devil's Tower formed? Or why do some people get struck by lightning multiple times? Might these mysteries point to a new understanding of not only our planet's past—but also its future?
Ancient practices such as voodoo and exorcism are often thought to be relics of bygone superstition—but there is evidence they have an impact on the real world. Is it possible that the mind and body can use the power of ritual to tap into hidden forces?
Perhaps the greatest unexplained mystery of all is: what happens to us after we die? Clues to the answer may lie in stories of near-death experience and reincarnation. Are these phenomena figments of our collective imagination, or could they be real?
Even after centuries of study, the human mind remains as inscrutable as ever. Could the quintessential human machine, the brain, be even more powerful than we realize?
How do some people live through the impossible? Whether it’s surviving plane crashes, freezing temperatures, or performing superhuman feats while in danger—do we have a hidden reserve of inexplicable energy locked away inside us?
For more than 200 years, treasure hunters have been coming to Oak Island in search of a treasure that has so far eluded them all, and has even cost six men their lives. Could it be that, as legend suggests, the riches are protected by a deadly curse?
Modern prophets. Catastrophic premonitions. Dreams of future crimes. Can people really predict the future? And if so, can we harness this knowledge to avoid deadly events waiting in the days to come—or is the future an unknowable mystery?
Abandoned cities. Ancient cultures nearly erased by time. And colossal empires that simply vanished. How does a civilization become "lost"? What could cause once-thriving groups of people to just abandon their great cities, never to return?
Many of the world's deadliest cults ventured down dark, dangerous rabbit-holes of twisted ideologies, persuading their members to kill—sometimes other people, sometimes themselves. Is there any sense to these sinister groups?
Our world is full of strange and mysterious weather phenomena that we still have no explanation for. Is it a result of just simple scientific anomalies, or could there be a stranger, more spiritual force at work?
A miraculous meteorite. A priceless gemstone with a deadly curse. And a chunk of sandstone considered so sacred that wars have been fought to protect it. What is it about rocks and stones that inspire some people to worship them?
From Dracula to the Beast of Gévaudan, stories of grotesque monsters who thrive on human blood have been around for centuries. Could such vampires and werewolves actually be real?