The Mystery season includes the previously announced ‘The UnXplained’ with William Shatner.
“The UnXplained deals with mysteries that are all around us. The mysteries of life and death, of space and UFOs, of places where terrible things seem to happen all the time and of people who have had brain injuries and come out doing something completely foreign to them. We lead our lives in mystery and The UnXplained seeks to examine some of them.” – William Shatner
From the producers of Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island comes The UnXplained, a one-hour, non-fiction series that explores subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries.
Hosted and executive produced by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner each episode features compelling contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses and experiencers, each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible can happen.
From mysterious structures, like Florida’s Coral Castle, and so-called ‘evil’ places, like the cursed ‘White City’ of Honduras, to strange creatures and bizarre rituals, The UnXplained delves into phenomena that conventional science is yet to answer for.
The series examines mysteries such as how people survive the seemingly un-survivable, whether the brain is even more powerful than we dare to realise, and what happens to us after we die. With these questions perplexing even the greatest human minds, The UnXplained boldly steps out into the darkness to test the famous words of Shatner’s Captain Kirk in Star Trek and discover whether there is such a thing as the unknown, or whether it is only temporarily hidden or misunderstood.
The series will form part of a Mystery Season on History, that begins next month. Other series in the line up include The Curse of Oak Island; Rick, Marty and the Oak Island team are back on Oak Island for the biggest season yet. The team are bringing with them more determination, resources and technology than ever in their quest to solve the 224-year old treasure mystery.
After seismic testing conducted at the end of last season revealed a possible sunken ship buried in the triangle-shaped swamp, the team will use sonic core drilling, strategic dives and finally a historic big dig to find out what could be buried below. Now fully partnered with fellow landowner Tom Nolan, son of the late Fred Nolan, Rick, Marty and Craig Tester will have unprecedented access to areas of the island that they hope will yield answers…and treasure.
In Search Of… with Zachary Quinto explores and investigates the most iconic mysteries and legends of all time. Could the Loch Ness Monster really exist in some form? Are UFOs actually visiting Earth? Can the Ark of the Covenant ever be found? To find out, Zachary travels the globe, searching for clues with some of the world’s top experts. In the end, he attempts to reveal brand-new theories and evidence which could completely change our thinking on these enigmatic topics while the season also brings viewers, Ancient Aliens, a programme that examines 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth, from the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, to the skies over the western desert in the present-day US.
Ancient cave drawings of strange creatures, an asphalt-like substance in an Egyptian pyramid made from the remains of unidentified creatures, continued mass sightings in the USA – these are just a few of the strange stories that will be investigated. The season also includes Ultimate Mysteries, UFOs: Top Secret Alien Files, Hunting UFOs and Unidentified with Tom DeLonge.
“I have a curious spirit, I’m drawn to those aspects of human experience that aren’t fully explained or understood. This show gives me an opportunity to dive into some of those questions and explore them on the ground.” – Zachary Quinto
The Mystery Season begins on January 7th 2020. HISTORY® is available on Sky 130/Virgin 270/BT 327/Talk 327.