Phenomenon: The Lost Archives
Powerful secrets are unveiled through previously withheld data and deliberate misinformation from governmental, corporate and religious mysteries.
S01:E01 - Irretrievably Lost: The Search for the Savannah Warhead
Recently released government documents indicate that over the past 50 years, American military operations have been responsible for the loss or disappearance of 12 Atomic weapons. Each account is explored in frightening detail through interviews with the actual pilots that erroneously dropped the deadly weapons. In Savannah, the boggy home to families of residential fisherman, we join investigators as they dredge and wade through the mire in search of what experts believe to be an armed nuclear warhead.
S01:E02 - Up for Sale
On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launch the legendary orbiter, Sputnik, ushering in The Space Age. In 1998, the Russian Federation sends the first stage of the international space station, Freedom, into space. While at first glance, it seems that little has changed, closer scrutiny reveals that the workers have gone unpaid for months, and a mass exodus of Russian rocket scientists to unfriendly nations that are interested in developing weapons of mass destruction is transpiring.
S01:E03 - H.A.A.R.P.: Holes in Heaven?
High-Frequency Active Aural Research Project or H.A.A.R.P. is a combined effort of the Air Force and Navy ostensibly designed to influence the weather. Consisting of large fields of high energy projectors, this brainchild of the controversial Nikola Tesla, has been associated with everything from the breakdown of the ozone layer, to electromagnetic warfare. H.A.A.R.P. has achieved long range undersea communications, but its clandestine applications as a long range particle beam weapon able to alter the electrical impulses of the human brain are what make the technology controversial.
S01:E04 - American Midnight
Two young men are found dead in a small Arkansas town, seemingly hit by a train. But the official story doesn't add up, with another investigation showing evidence that the men were stabbed, their bodies dumped onto the train tracks. The story complicates further, as it's uncovered that a major drug ring was being operated in the region, with which the local prosecutor and coroner may be involved. Further heightening suspicions of conspiracy, numerous people involved in the case have turned-up dead, and some have ties to then-Governor Bill Clinton and the Iran-Contra Scandal.
S01:E05 - Keeping the Faith
How does the charismatic energy of any leader result in the voluntary death of hundreds, even a thousand people. Throughout the development civilization, incidents of mass suicide have shaken humanity to it's foundation. Yet history records very different social attitudes toward these extreme events. From the martyrdom staged at Masada against the Romans, to the debauchery and carnage perpetrated by Jim Jones in Guyana, are these the acts of the morally righteous or the morally depraved? In the end, what made them do it?
S01:E06 - Heavy Watergate: The War Against Cold Fusion
On March 23, 1989, respected chemists, Dr. Stanley Pons and Dr. Martin Fleishman made an announcement that rocked the world of science. Their tabletop experiments with heavy water, a renewable resource readily available in ocean water, yielded enormous amounts of heat energy. Appropriately named, "Cold Fusion," this breakthrough challenged many basic scientific concepts. In response, a group of powerful physicists, heavily reliant upon government funding for their hot fusion research, leveled an unprecedented smear campaign against Pons, Fleishman and the entire field of Cold Fusion science. Was the discovery of Fire From Water too good to be true? Or was it the discovery of the millennium?
S01:E07 - Noah's Ark Found?
In 1960, a joint US/Turkish expedition sets out to investigate the aerial sighting of a boat shaped object located in the Ararat Mountains of Eastern Turkey. Though this initial investigation bears little fruit, the stage is set for explorer and archaeologist, Ron Wyatt. 35 years later, at 6,300 feet above sea level, to assemble the proof that may establish the half buried boat shaped object as the mortal remains of the legendary Noah's Ark.
S01:E08 - Monopoly Men
During the Wilson Presidency, the U.S. Government sanctioned the creation of the Federal Reserve. Thought by many to be a government organization maintained to provide financial accountability in the event of a domestic depression, the actual business of the FED is shrouded in secrecy. Assassinations of world leaders, war, economic depressions, and more are all entangled in the web of the Federal Reserve and its secrets.
S01:E09 - Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets of Nicola Tesla
At the end of the 19th century, a race was on to power the world. Fraught with shameless incidents of divisiveness and greed, some of our most respected historical figures sounded the battle cry, among them inventor Thomas Edison and the worldly entrepreneur, J.P. Morgan. Caught in the crossfire was arguably the greatest inventor of all time, the man responsible for harnessing Niagara Falls and the AC current that powers our homes. Nikola Tesla claimed he could provide everyone with free, unlimited energy. Could his claim have been true?
S01:E10 - Tunguska: The Russian Roswell
Just prior to the Russian Revolution a mysterious 40 megaton explosion lays to waste nearly 200 square kilometers of Earth in the desolate northlands of Siberia. The Official Story alleges the impact of an asteroid, but no known scientific explanation can account for the metal fragments found at the site, the lack of an impact crater or the high level of radiation present. Was it an asteroid? Or could it have been the explosion of an extra terrestrial craft? Scientifically speaking each conclusion has equal merit.
S01:E11 - Stolen Glory: The Cover-Up of Cosmonaut Vladimir Ilyushin
On April 12th, 1961, the Soviet Union reports the successful launch, orbit and reentry of the first man in space, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. With the collapse of communism and the rise of freedom in the Russian Federation, recent access to documents in the Kremlin archives reveal a story intended to remain buried forever. Yuri Gagarin, the icon of triumphant communism known world over, was not the first man in space. Join us for a visit with Vladimir Ilyushin, the unsung hero of the first manned Soviet Space mission.
S01:E12 - Science Fraud: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?
The Cold Fusion Debacle and the purported discovery of the Piltdown man stand as two of the greatest shams perpetrated over the course of scientific history. Have the people of science learned anything from the real or alleged Goldbricks of the past? Experts in the field seem to think not. Today's scientists are under mounting pressure to achieve results. If they do not, they risk losing research grants and/or a chance at University tenure. How do these inherent conflicts of interest impact the integrity of medical and scientific discovery and how do they affect our society at large?
S01:E13 - Genesis Revisited
Historian and archeologist Zecharia Sitien uncovers the lost archives of the Annunaki, the extra-planetary visitors, who over 6,000 years ago, inspired what is thought to be the earliest civilization known to man: Sumeria. From the sacred stone tablets of this culture, many of the teachings of the earliest inventors, philosophers and biblical scholars once thought mythical, are now known to be true. Where did these Anunaki come from? Sitien says, and NASA scientists concur, that there may be a mysterious 10th member to our solar system: the planet that the Sumerians called Nibiru.
S01:E14 - Unknown Encounter
Supported by interviews with Barry Taft, one of the nations leading para-psychologists, Unknown Encounter chronicles the six year haunting of a California woman and the researchers committed to finding out the truth about the her unwelcome visitor. Where does this secret guest hail from: Is he a family member, a guardian specter or just an unwanted nuisance? Was foul play involved? With the historical backdrop of first hand testimonials and the discovery of an unsolved murder involving the invading entity, this program delivers a visually rich, and spooky hour of Blair Witch like chills.