The BEST episodes of America Declassified

Every episode of America Declassified ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of America Declassified!

Conspiracy theories, mysteries, secrets and the forbidden are probed with a fresh set of eyes as ``American Declassified'' delves into the hidden side of the United States. Investigators including former CIA officer Mike Baker, geoscientist and radiological engineering consultant Ben McGee, and investigative reporter Michele McPhee go on location to examine stories and events using new evidence, unprecedented access and never-before-heard-from witnesses. The hourlong episodes incorporate scientific methods, forensics and state-of-the-art surveillance technology to gain new insight into John F. Kennedy's assassination, the D.B. Cooper hijacking case, most-wanted mobster Whitey Bulger's life on the lam, and a rumored doomsday bunker under a major U.S. airport, among other stories. Locals and eyewitnesses also share their accounts of strange sightings, weird goings-on and unexplained phenomena.

Last Updated: 1/3/2024Network: Travel ChannelStatus: Ended
Denver Airport, NSA Center, White Sands Mysteries
94 votes

#1 - Denver Airport, NSA Center, White Sands Mysteries

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2013

Follow our investigators as they gain access to restricted locations, go behind the barbed wire fences and ignore “Do Not Enter” signs to uncover the forbidden information Americans want to know. Could Denver International Airport conceal a massive secret underground doomsday bunker? What is really happening at New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range? Finally, will the NSA’s new, billion-dollar data center collect electronic correspondence from everyday American citizens?

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Million Dollar Missile Silos, Escape From Alcatraz
46 votes

#2 - Million Dollar Missile Silos, Escape From Alcatraz

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2013

Geoscientist Ben McGee heads to a secret location in the heartland of Kansas -- a Cold War-era missile silo that’s been converted into a 15-story, underground luxury bunker. Meanwhile, Mike Baker heads to California’s gold coast to conduct an investigation into the infamous Alcatraz prison break in June of 1962. Did the 3 escapees survive their brilliantly planned breakout, or die during the attempt?

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Open Area 51 Files & Patriot Jet Team, Domestic Drones, Marijuana Farms
52 votes

#3 - Open Area 51 Files & Patriot Jet Team, Domestic Drones, Marijuana Farms

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/5/2014

Kari Byron of Mythbusters investigates newly opened Area 51 files and sees jets imitate UFOs. Then, our investigators try to run from police drones in Texas. Finally, Mike Baker goes to California's medical marijuana farms to see how the state handles the inherent challenges of growing marijuana.America Declassified’s team of investigators, including special guest Kari Byron from MythBusters, dig into the country’s secrets, including Area 51 and marijuana farms.

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MLK Conspiracy, Marfa Lights Alive
44 votes

#4 - MLK Conspiracy, Marfa Lights Alive

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/22/2013

At the infamous Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Mike Baker does new ballistics tests in his investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, new technology searches the sky for the truth behind the mysterious Marfa lights in Texas.

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10 Special Behind-the-Scenes Peeks, Bonus Segments, Tests & Story Updates
30 votes

#5 - 10 Special Behind-the-Scenes Peeks, Bonus Segments, Tests & Story Updates

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2014

America Declassified reveals new footage, expanded stories and behind-the-scenes details from the Alcatraz investigation, the research into marijuana farms and more.

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JFK 50th, Toxic Waste Scare, Quiet Zone
108 votes

#6 - JFK 50th, Toxic Waste Scare, Quiet Zone

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/3/2013

Mysteries and conspiracies in the U.S. are examined in this series, which begins with former CIA officer Mike Baker and actor Richard Belzer investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Other segments look into the disposal of radioactive waste; and explore a quiet zone.

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John Wayne Cancer, Pensmore Mansion, Jamestown
54 votes

#7 - John Wayne Cancer, Pensmore Mansion, Jamestown

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/24/2013

Did members of the cast and crew from John Wayne's 1956 film, The Conqueror, contract some form of cancer after exposure to nuclear fallout while filming? Pensmore Mansion is supposed to withstand earthquakes, explosions and tornado-force winds, but could it also hide a network of tunnels built for exclusive use by the Illuminati? The startling discovery of a young girl's skull, unearthed at the historic site of Jamestown, points to evidence that America’s first settlers could have been cannibals.

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D.B. Cooper, Missing Mustangs, Bayou Sinkhole
87 votes

#8 - D.B. Cooper, Missing Mustangs, Bayou Sinkhole

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/10/2013

An investigation into the 1971 disappearance of airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper, who parachuted from Northwest Airlines flight 727 with $200,000 and was never seen or heard from again. Also: the case of a toxic sinkhole that's threatening to swallow an entire Louisiana town; and criticism over a U.S. government roundup of wild horses in the West.

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Whitey Bulger, U.S. Stonehenge
25 votes

#9 - Whitey Bulger, U.S. Stonehenge

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/2013

Go inside Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger's hideout, hidden in plain sight in Santa Monica, CA. Visit Centralia, PA, a city destroyed by a 50-year fire -- but not a single house has burned down. Finally, how did a lone 5-foot, 100-pound man build Florida's mysterious Coral Castle, America's Stonehenge?

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Less Lethal, Lost Vegas Underground, Trash Talk
19 votes

#10 - Less Lethal, Lost Vegas Underground, Trash Talk

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/15/2013

If civil unrest comes to America, law enforcement will be ready with new, so-called "less lethal" weapons. But are these weapons really safe and effective? Ex-CIA officer Mike Baker puts the weapons -- Tasers, sonic sound and PepperBalls -- to the test. Next, we go underneath the city of Las Vegas where a vast network of storm drain tunnels are inhabited by hundreds of people who have fallen through the cracks of society. Finally, in San Francisco we investigate internet rumors that recycling is really a hoax.

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