The Baltic Sea claimed 852 people’s lives by drowning and freezing them to death in the 8 degree C cold water. Only 95 bodies were ever recovered. The wreck of the Estonia was not salvaged, but sealed, covered in sand and declared an official burial ground. The 150 metre long Estonia left the Estonian capital Tallin and sailed into a raging Baltic Sea. Unlike the other car ferries on the route,
Exposed: Ireland’s Secret Cults!’ takes a close look at a number of cults operating right here in Ireland. The first of these cults is Christiana Gallagher’s House of Prayer in Achill Co. Mayo. We go undercover to examine the source of her seemingly lavish life style and look at the credibility of some of her “God given” predictions about the future of the world, as well as those running ‘The Hous
Great balls of light challenges the widespread perception that UFO reports are either hoaxes or genuine alien contacts. It shows how natural phenomena, top secret technology, altered states of the mind and mythology all provide much more plausible explanations. Is there a connection between our planets earthquakes and the fireballs that are so often reported as UFOs? This documentary examines t
For the first time, the Catholic Church is allowing scientific experts and historians to openly test the veracity of the remains of reported saints. National Geographic has exclusive access to the forensic investigation. Deep in the crypt below the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia lie a set of bones believed to be those of two ancient saints, Chrysanthus and Daria. For more than 1,500 years they’
Aubrey Manning visits the chalk hills of England to investigate their origins and along with a team of archeologists from Reading University try to establish a date in which they were produced.
Mark Thomas investigates why parts of the UK are fenced off, and in some cases not even shown on any maps.
A trip to the bleak Romney Marsh is where Aubrey finds himself and he searches for clues to a haunting and empty landscape that humans colonised then abandoned.
The opening instalment looks at an incident dubbed the ‘Welsh Roswell’. In 1974, locals near the Berwyn mountain range experienced an earthquake and reported seeing green lights in the sky. Some have claimed that a UFO crashed into the mountain and that the government has tried to cover up the truth.
This installment of the “History’s Mysteries” series reveals the myths surrounding one of the darkest events in the history of man and religion — the inquisition of thousands of “unbelievers” at the hands of the Catholic Church. Relying on evidence uncovered when the Vatican opened its libraries to select scholars — and on the opinions of the scholars themselves — this compelling program brings a