Haunted Death Valley
The story of a desolate landscape which saw the deaths of countless miners in 1849, giving an eerie sensibility which has lasted through the present.
S01:E01 - The Ancient Underground
Dr. F. Bruce Russell, a retired physician found a cave with giant mummified remains and artifacts from a lost civilization. Fifteen years earlier a miner broke through a mine shaft and into a network of caverns, which led to the remains of an ancient people. Before that, one of the men who worked on the wagons hauling borax stumbled upon a cavern with remnants of a forgotten and lost race.
S01:E02 - The Hollow Earth
In 1907 Willis Emerson left his Death Valley mine to pen a classic book: The Smokey God, which claims that civilizations exist in subterranean caverns: The Hollow Earth Theory. Did he get this idea in Death Valley? What about killer Charles Manson’s quest for an underground city? Do the aliens called reptilians have a base under Death Valley?
S01:E03 - The Pioneer's Gold
In 1849 a group of optimistic and determined pioneers set out from the settlement of Salt Lake, Utah to head to California. Most were gold seekers, some Mormon Missionaries and others simply looking for a better life, all seemed impatient. When some of them took a shortcut it took them into the “jaws of hell” as was predicted, leading them directly into the place they named “Death Valley.”
S01:E04 - The Ghosts of Death Valley
At the Eastern entrance to Death Valley National Park stands a group of buildings known as Death Valley Junction. It has gained fame due to the extraordinary efforts of artist Marta Becket, an artist and performer whose Amargosa Opera House has both national and international acclaim. Its history is connected to the famous 20 Mule Team Borax laundry additive and to Death Valley’s boom town days.
S01:E05 - The Strangest Grave
Rhyolite was part of the last great American gold rush which took place in Central Nevada from 1900 to 1910. And while there are plenty of ghost towns in the West, Rhyolite is one of the most famous, located on the edge of Death Valley. But it harbors a secret from 1908. A strange grave on the edge of town remains to this day with the name Mona Bell. Did her murder change the course of the town?
S01:E06 - Lost River of Gold
Deep beneath a mountain named Kokoweef in the Mojave Desert awaits the discovery of a lifetime! Or does it? With a mixture of deception, possible murder and other worldly visitors, the story of Kokoweef Mountain and the Lost River of Gold has become the stuff of legend. Join our team on their quest to discover what may be the greatest treasure in human history, lying beneath the California desert.