History's Greatest Mysteries

The BEST episodes of History's Greatest Mysteries

Every episode of History's Greatest Mysteries ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of History's Greatest Mysteries!

Investigate a wide range of historically compelling topics and the mysteries surrounding each including the Titanic, D.B. Cooper, Roswell, John Wilkes Booth, and more. Each program within the franchise will showcase fresh, new evidence and perspectives including never-before-released documents to the general public, personal diaries and DNA evidence to unearth brand-new information about these infamous and enigmatic chapters in history.

Last Updated: 8/6/2022Network: History
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The Holy Grail
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7.38
26 votes

#1 - The Holy Grail

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/28/2022

It's a treasure coveted by everyone from Roman Emperors to Adolf Hitler--a sacred object said to hold incredible powers of healing, resurrection and immortality. It may be the world's most sought-after relic, but what is the Holy Grail? And if it exists, can it ever be found?

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The Voynich Manuscript
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7.35
20 votes

#2 - The Voynich Manuscript

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/25/2022

It might be the world's most mysterious book: a medieval manuscript filled with unidentifiable drawings, written in a secret language so complex that even the world's best code breakers can't crack it. It's obsessed everyone from scholars to conspiracy theorists. What is the Voynich Manuscript? And who wrote it?

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Roswell: The First Witness – The Memo
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7.35
49 votes

#3 - Roswell: The First Witness – The Memo

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/19/2020

A former CIA operative's investigation into the Roswell crash arrives at a critical moment when the mysterious journal found among the possessions of Major Jesse Marcel undergoes a crucial test. As a US Army intelligence officer, Marcel was the first government official at the crash site. Investigator Ben Smith is taken to a secret location believed to be the real resting place of the airborne object, as a local archeologist finds evidence that a military cleanup may have taken place. A leading code-breaker continues his attempt to decipher the journal which may be written in a home-brewed code and contain hidden information about what happened at Roswell. And witnesses describe a series of bizarre events surrounding the now legendary crash, while an incredible new technology attempts to read words on a 70 year old photograph that may hold clues to the mystery: Did an extraterrestrial spaceship crash at Roswell?

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Roswell: The First Witness - The Journal
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7.33
63 votes

#4 - Roswell: The First Witness - The Journal

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/12/2020

A cryptic journal sparks an unprecedented investigation into whether a UFO crashed at Roswell, NM in 1947. Major Jesse Marcel, the first government official on the scene, believed to his dying day that an extraterrestrial spaceship plummeted to earth and the U.S. government covered it up. Now, the Marcel family has come forward with a journal found among Marcel's possessions. The journal may contain coded-clues to the truth behind Roswell. Former CIA operative Ben Smith embarks on a new investigation that includes a cryptographic analysis of the journal, a high tech geological study of the crash site, and interviews with witnesses who have never spoken publicly. What really crashed in Roswell? The US government claimed it was a weather balloon and then changed its story. Others spoke of alien bodies, and extreme government intimidation.

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident
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7.31
29 votes

#5 - The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/2022

An infamous Cold War cold case involving nine hikers found mutilated on a remote mountain slope; for over 60 years, authorities and amateurs alike have been trying to figure out what happened in a place that's been called "Russia's Area 51."

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The Amber Room
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7.29
34 votes

#6 - The Amber Room

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/22/2022

One of World War II's greatest unsolved mysteries: an incomparable work of art worth half a billion dollars, lost without a trace. Perhaps the single most valuable object the Nazis ever stole, the quest for this treasure has lasted over 75 years. Where is the famed Amber Room? And will a brand-new search finally reveal its true location?

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The Chicago Tylenol Murders
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7.27
22 votes

#7 - The Chicago Tylenol Murders

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/16/2022

A series of unexplained deaths near Chicago in 1982 starts a nationwide panic; the victims are connected by one frightening detail: cyanide-tainted capsules of Extra-Strength Tylenol; 40 years later, it remains an active FBI investigation.

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Malaysia Flight 370
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7.27
26 votes

#8 - Malaysia Flight 370

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/11/2022

One of the most chilling aviation mysteries in modern day: a Boeing 777, carrying 239 people, vanishes over the Indian Ocean; nearly a decade later, no one knows what really happened to Malaysia Flight 370.

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The Death of Bruce Lee
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7.24
21 votes

#9 - The Death of Bruce Lee

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/21/2021

On 20th July 1973, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee died under mysterious circumstances in Hong Kong. Bruce's brother, Robert Lee, was never satisfied with the official cause of death--a fatal reaction to aspirin. Now in the twilight of his life, Robert Lee has enlisted former Hong Kong police detective Philip Chan to comb through previously unseen documents, interview experts and talk to people close to the legendary superstar, in an attempt to revisit what or who killed the Bruce Lee. From legendary rooftop fights to feuds with alleged Triad members and producers, Chan's journey uncovers the surprising life of a complex superstar.

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The Escape of John Wilkes Booth
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7.21
48 votes

#10 - The Escape of John Wilkes Booth

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/5/2020

He was the actor whose most famous role was assassinating a president. But was John Wilkes Booth also an escape artist? Did Booth evade justice and live for decades after killing Abraham Lincoln? For the first time, Booth family members share family lore, and what they believe is evidence of the assassin's escape, passed down through generations.

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Expedition Bermuda Triangle
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7.19
36 votes

#11 - Expedition Bermuda Triangle

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/7/2021

On December 5, 1945, five American WW2 torpedo bombers took off from Florida with all men and planes disappearing without a trace. Hours later, the search plane dispatched to find them, also vanished, believed to be lost to the infamous Bermuda Triangle. The number of men tragically lost that day totaled 27 and 75 years later, it remains an unsolved mystery. No ship in history has searched the extreme depths of the Bermuda Triangle, thought to have claimed over 1,000 ships and planes, until now. The late Paul Allen's ship, R/V Petrel, the most advanced search vessel of its kind, will deploy a wide array of cutting edge technology including deep-diving submersibles to investigate three miles down, in an effort, to find the lost squadron and solve the mystery that began the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

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The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper
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7.17
76 votes

#12 - The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/14/2020

With over 7,500 hours investigating the mystery; top D.B. Cooper expert Eric Ulis believes that he's found the true location where Cooper landed during his daring dive.

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Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton's Ice Ship
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7.14
42 votes

#13 - Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton's Ice Ship

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/28/2020

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica but soon after arrival, Shackleton's ship--The Endurance--was destroyed by shifting glaciers, and he was tasked with leading his 27 men across the tundra, on an epic struggle for survival. Shackleton's battle against the odds and his unfailing commitment to bring all his men out alive turned him into a legend. The ship's final resting ground remains one of the greatest polar mysteries. Led by maritime archeologist and shipwreck expert, Mensun Bound, follow a new ground-breaking expedition heading back into the frozen seas to hunt down Shackleton's lost ship.

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Titanic's Lost Evidence
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7.12
57 votes

#14 - Titanic's Lost Evidence

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/21/2020

A dust-covered box hidden in a British manor house for 108 years contains the personal notes of Lord Mersey, the respected British jurist and politician charged with investigating the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

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The Body on Somerton Beach
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7.11
28 votes

#15 - The Body on Somerton Beach

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/14/2022

As the Cold War ramps up, a well-dressed man is found dead within miles of a nuclear testing site on a tranquil Australian beach. There are no clues to his identity, or what could have happened. It's a case that's obsessed an army of sleuths for over 70 years: Who is the Somerton Beach man, and how did he die?

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The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping
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7.10
21 votes

#16 - The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/9/2022

When the infant son of an aviation legend is snatched from his crib at home, it ignites a media firestorm. After a nationwide manhunt, the supposed culprit is brought to justice. But did authorities get the right man? Who is really responsible for kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby?

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The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa
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7.09
33 votes

#17 - The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/28/2022

A powerful union activist disappears from a Detroit suburb; 45 years later, it remains one of the most notorious missing person cases of all time; the mystery of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance features more twists and turns than a Hollywood movie.

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Houdini’s Lost Diaries
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7.04
23 votes

#18 - Houdini’s Lost Diaries

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/2021

Harry Houdini left behind a diary that had been kept from the public, held under lock and key by a wealthy New York City Family. Now, magician and Houdini expert Bill Kalush has finally secured access to these pages. A team of experts will begin to unveil the diary, using new information gleaned from these personal accounts to form new insights into this enigmatic man's life. But Houdini's humble rise to fame eventually turns into a dark web of mysteries shrouding the truth behind this legend's end. From vindictive competitors to a man driven to failure by his own ambitions, the cause of Houdini's sudden death has remained unsolved, until now.

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Hunting Hitler’s U-Boats
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6.91
35 votes

#19 - Hunting Hitler’s U-Boats

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/2021

An investigation into the unshakable claims of Roger Miklos, one of America's most eccentric, controversial, and accomplished treasure hunters. Decades before his death in 2018, Roger believed he discovered a modified Nazi U-boat loaded with a fortune in artwork, antiquities, and gold off the coast of Turks and Caicos. Before he passed, Roger gave an exclusive interview that revealed clues about the possible position of the U-boat and left behind a trove of documents, maps, and photographs. Now, armed with this evidence, celebrated diver Mike Fletcher and his team will take to the high seas in search of the special U-boat.

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The Sodder Children Disappearance
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6.89
18 votes

#20 - The Sodder Children Disappearance

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/18/2022

A cold case that ignites every parent's worst fears: on Christmas morning, 1945, five siblings vanish from their family home in West Virginia during a raging fire. The devastated Sodder family spends the rest of their lives trying to find out what happened. Despite the work of dozens of investigators and thousands of amateur sleuths, the mystery remains: what happened to the Sodder children?

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Roswell: The First Witness – The Writer
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6.89
44 votes

#21 - Roswell: The First Witness – The Writer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/26/2020

Investigator Ben Smith travels to Jesse Marcel's hometown on Louisiana's Gulf Coast to speak with family members who reveal information that supports Marcel's story of a government coverup. Smith speaks with Leslie Kean, the investigative journalist who broke The New York Times story about a clandestine U.S. government program to investigate UFOs. Smith also digs deeper into the mystery of the journal as he studies writing samples to determine if the journal might have been written by one of Marcel's fellow officers who later claimed he was ordered to oversee the military's coverup. Back in Marcel's hometown, Smith meets with a man who swears Marcel confided in him about alien bodies-- something Marcel had never mentioned to the press or family. As the results come back from soil, metal and forensic handwriting analysis, Smith shares his findings with the Marcel grandchildren.

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Jack the Ripper
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6.70
20 votes

#22 - Jack the Ripper

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/2/2022

A spree of gruesome murders shocks Victorian England--and the world. The homicidal maniac responsible remains a mystery. Can history's most notorious serial killer ever be identified? Who is Jack the Ripper?

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The Amityville Horror
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6.52
23 votes

#23 - The Amityville Horror

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/21/2022

After a series of dark and ominous events, an unassuming family home on Long Island becomes the most notorious house in America. 50 years later, it's spawned a title wave of books, documentaries, and films; but do haunted houses really exist? Who--or what--is really responsible for the Amityville horror?

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