Conspiratorial minded folks might want to mark the calendars and set the DVR’s as The Unexplained Files is back on the Science Channel.
Season 2 of the show (I though it was on a lot longer than that) debuts this month on Science with all new scientifically tilted looks at the unexplained and the just plain weird. I’ve watched a fair bit of The Unexplained Files, and it’s pretty great to be honest. If you like the shadowy stuff and dig looking for answers to questions that just might not have any, this is a show to watch.
“For season two we’ve uncovered deeper mysteries that are bound to leave our audience confounded and motivated to continue the search for answers,” said Rita Mullin, General Manager, Science Channel. “That’s one of the great qualities of THE UNEXPLAINED FILES – it always leaves you with more questions and wanting to know more. We’re excited to once again capture imaginations and explore strange happenings involving religion, animals, ancient structures, mythical giants and more.”
“We all know there are stories that don’t quite make sense, incidents that exist beyond reason or explanation,” said Sarah T. Davies, Vice President, Development, Factual, DNI. “In its second season, THE UNEXPLAINED FILES uses journalistic investigation to probe the unknown, leaving audiences baffled and excited by the results.”
In the world premiere episode, THE UNEXPLAINED FILES investigates the real story of the exorcism that inspired the film “The Exorcist”. For the first time, Brother Greg Holewinske, who is the last living eye witness to the exorcism, will discuss his experience and his unique role in the terrifying exorcism. Brother Greg is a member of the Alexian Brothers and this episode of THE UNEXPLAINED FILES marks the time a member has spoken about what happened during the exorcism. Also in episode one, Science Channel takes audiences inside the story of 100 elk who were found dead on a New Mexico ranch in the summer of 2013. An initial examination revealed that all died within 24 hours. With no bullet wounds or other immediate explanation the cause of death is mystery and one of several cases of native herding animal deaths across North America.
Season two of THE UNEXPLAINED FILES will feature a number of factual stories from around the globe, venturing to Bosnia-Herzegovina where a geologist claims to have found pyramids that predate the ancient pyramids of Egypt by 7,000 years. In another episode, THE UNEXPLAINED FILES follows the latest expedition to the remote Lake Labynkyr in Siberia, Russia where people have reported seeing a large, underwater creature. Searching through the fissures and tunnels, experts may have discovered completely new strains of life under the lake’s surface. The series also examines a strange connection between UFOs and nuclear weapons. For years, military personnel in the U.S., U.K. and Russia witnessed UFOs over nuclear installations and in some cases all nuclear warheads stored there have become inoperable. Are UFOs targeting sensitive nuclear weapons sites?
These unsolved mysteries and more explored in the series stem from reliable sources who offer shuddering accounts and daunting evidence that will leave the audience contemplating whether these odd predicaments and occurrences are true or stranger than fiction.
Don’t be scared off by the ‘scientific’ tag by the way, The Unexplained Files isn’t a debunkers paradise in the least. Though the show definitely takes a serious and relatively non-sensational look at some of the high-strangeness that it covers, you won’t find any ‘explaining away’ of the topics. If there’s no explanation for something that seems a little (well, maybe more than a little) unexplained, then the show will tell you just that. It’s pretty good in that way.
The Unexplained Files are opened once more on Science Channel on July 29th at 10pm eastern and pacific.