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Originally airing from 1977 to 1982, Leonard Nimoy (famed for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series) hosted this 30 minute (23 minute actual run-time) documentary television show devoted to mysterious phenomena, legends, conspiracy theories, as well as other curiosities and intrigues. In 2002, an eight episode revival was hosted by Mitch Pileggi (known for his role as FBI Assistant Director, Walter Skinner in the science-fiction, supernatural series X-Files). History Channel has revived the show for a 60 minute slot (approx. 43 min. run-time) for 2018 starring Zachary Quinto (similarly cast as Spock in contemporary Star Trek movies) as host

Last Updated: 10/19/2022Network:History
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Anastasia
star
10.00
28 votes

#1 - Anastasia

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/23/1978

An examination of evidence that the youngest daughter of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II Aleksandrovich Romanov survived the family executions, and settled in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The Man Who Would Not Die
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8.50
56 votes

#2 - The Man Who Would Not Die

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/31/1977

The fascinating saga of the Count of Saint-Germain, who dazzled the courts of Europe for over 100 years, leading some to believe he was immortal.

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Nostradamus
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8.00
28 votes

#3 - Nostradamus

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/13/1981

Nostradamus: Examines the life of Nostradamus and his predictions.

The Missing Link
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8.00
28 votes

#4 - The Missing Link

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/17/1982

The Missing Link: Delves into one of the most intriguing questions of all - which side is right, science or creationists?

Watch Now:Amazon
Salem Witches
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8.00
28 votes

#5 - Salem Witches

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/13/1980

Are the witches of Salem still casting spells in Massachusetts?

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Moon Madness
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8.00
28 votes

#6 - Moon Madness

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/1980

Violence and passion are commonplace when the moon is full. Is there any truth to the Werewolf legends? Leonard Nimoy hosts this historical look at lunacy.

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UFO Coverups
star
8.00
28 votes

#7 - UFO Coverups

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/1980

Examines charges that the U.S. Air Force is hiding alien corpses and the remains of crashed space craft in Hangar 18 of Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.

Watch Now:Amazon
Earth Visitors
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8.00
28 votes

#8 - Earth Visitors

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/31/1980

Were our earliest ancestors travelers from other planets?

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The Dark Star (aka The Dogons)
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8.00
28 votes

#9 - The Dark Star (aka The Dogons)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/20/1979

Travel to Africa to find out why the Dogon, a primitive tribe knows so much about astronomy, a black hole, and travelers from outer space.

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Immortality
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8.00
28 votes

#10 - Immortality

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/27/1978

Immortality: Looks at scientific discoveries of new methods of prolonging human life, such as cryonics, which can suspend life for centuries.

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The Walls of Jericho
star
7.00
28 votes

#11 - The Walls of Jericho

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/8/1982

The great Biblical saga is examined for evidence that the walls really did tumble down for Joshua.

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The Ultimate Disaster
star
7.00
28 votes

#12 - The Ultimate Disaster

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/22/1982

Ultimate Disaster: Delves into the ultimate question—how will life on this planet perish?

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Bishop Pike
star
7.00
28 votes

#13 - Bishop Pike

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/15/1982

Was Bishop James Pike a minister, a martyr, or a madman?

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Jim Jones
star
7.00
28 votes

#14 - Jim Jones

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/1981

The story that shocked the world—how Jim Jones, the cult Svengali from California, convinced over 900 of his followers to follow him--first to a commune in Guyana and then into suicide.

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Super Children
star
7.00
28 votes

#15 - Super Children

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/27/1980

Super Children: Investigates scientific efforts to produce a generation of child prodigies; are they born or made?

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The Bimini Wall
star
7.00
28 votes

#16 - The Bimini Wall

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/21/1980

The saga of the giant stones found at the bottom of the Caribbean. Leonard Nimoy probes whether they might be part of the ancient, supposedly mythical, empire of Atlantis.

John the Baptist
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7.00
28 votes

#17 - John the Baptist

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/7/1980

An investigation to determine whether the great holy man's remains are in Europe or Egypt

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The Angel of Death (aka Joseph Mengele)
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7.00
28 votes

#18 - The Angel of Death (aka Joseph Mengele)

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/1/1979

Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal tracks infamous war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele to his hiding place in Paraguay.

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Troy
star
7.00
28 votes

#19 - Troy

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/11/1978

The story of Heinrich Schliemann, an eccentric self-made millionaire obsessed with discovering the ruins of Troy at a time when the city was considered a fable that never existed. He discovered not one but nine ancient cities in Turkey, and recovered a hoard of spectacular relics.

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UFOs
star
7.00
28 votes

#20 - UFOs

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/13/1977

An evaluation of reports by people who have seen "saucers", and the growing body of evidence that America is regularly being visited by UFOs.

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The Lost Colony of Roanoke
star
7.00
28 votes

#21 - The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/1979

A look at new evidence which offers an intriguing theory about where the colonists went.

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Martians
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7.00
28 votes

#22 - Martians

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/21/1977

Does life exist or did it ever exist on the Red Planet? Do the changes that have taken place over the eons raise the possibility that the same fate could await Earth? Scientists discuss the past and future exploration of our neighbor in space.

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Killer Bees
star
7.00
28 votes

#23 - Killer Bees

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/1/1977

"Killer Bees," originally imported to South America from Africa, moved north into Central America, Mexico, and are expected to enter the United States. This episodes is dated since the bees have now been responsible for the deaths of humans and animals in the U.S.

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Bigfoot
star
7.00
28 votes

#24 - Bigfoot

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/28/1977

This episode investigates Bigfoot, called "Sasquatch" by Native Americans. Scientists and cryptozoologists discuss the possibility that this creature may inhabit the thousands of miles of timberland in the American Northwest.

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The Castle of Secrets (aka Coral Castle)
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0.00
0 votes

#25 - The Castle of Secrets (aka Coral Castle)

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/24/1981

The saga of the Coral Castle, said to have been built by Edward Leedskalnin, a frail hermit who allegedly carved and lifted 1,100 tons of solid stone blocks weighing up to 30 tons each using the secrets of Atlantis.

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