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AREA 51 – THEY KNOW WE’RE HERE

October 13, 2009

Area 51 - sat photo

Tikaboo Peak rises several thousand feet above Area 51 in southern Nevada. Yes–“ground zero” for UFO theorists. We’re here at 5 AM for a purely recreational hike, of course. It would be about 2 hours with a daypack, but we’ve decided to take a 200-pound lens with us, along with the rest of our gear.
Very slow-going up the mtn. There’s no clear trail and it’s straight uphill on slippery rock and gravel. We hired 4 locals to help carry extra weight, but the lens can only be carried about 30 feet before they have to put it down to rest. We should have hired three more.
About a third of the way up, an F-16 zooms right past us. Holy sh*t. Our guides are excited that he’s this
close, but, hey, could be just a coincidence.
Then the jet circles back again and then a third time, doing crazy turns and maneuvers. Our guys are starting to wonder if the military knows we’re here.
Suddenly a helicopter appears from the other side of the mtn–starts circling overhead as the F-16 continues to buzz us.
Now our guides are sure: This show is all for us. Area 51 knows we’re out here, climbing up this mtn with a box that looks suspiciously like a missile.
Our guys speculate about how they knew we were coming. One is very concerned about getting arrested and contemplates bailing out. We’re concerned we’ll get down the mtn and the local cops will be waiting for us to confiscate our tapes and gear.
The air show goes on for about 30 minutes. Our DP sees thru the viewfinder a guy in the helicopter, perched on the edge, staring straight down on us.
We finally make it to the peak around noon… More than 6 hours after we started. It’s 95 degrees. Everyone is tired and dehydrated, but we get to work. Below us is the U.S. Air Force military base known as Area 51, aka Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Extraterrestial Highway. We have a great view of the base, but we see no aliens tap dancing on the runway. Why would they in this heat?

Area 51 from Peak

MYSTERYQUEST: ALIEN COVER-UP airs Wednesday October 14, 10PM/9c on HISTORY.

MYSTERYQUEST – Our New Series

September 22, 2009

SEEKING ANSWERS TO THE UNEXPLAINED….

MysteryQuest, KPI’s new series for the History Channel, dispatches teams of experts throughout the world to solve some of mankind’s strangest and most persistent mysteries. In each episode, a science team conducts a forensic examination of the evidence using the latest technologies. By the end, the team reveals results that in some cases just may re-write history.

HITLER’S ESCAPE
Airs Wednesday September 16, 10PM/9C
According the official public record, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker as allied troops stormed Berlin at the end of World War II. But no one actually saw him die. No body was ever produced. No photographs were ever taken. Some believe Hitler managed to escape, and for years there were sightings of the former dictator in many parts of the world. Hitler skull
Then, in the 1990s the Russians revealed secret evidence taken from Hitler’s bunker decades earlier that they said proved he had died there. Among the evidence is a piece of skull. MysteryQuest obtained access to this evidence for testing. The results are startling.

THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE
Airs Wednesday September 23, 10PM/9C
The Bermuda Triangle, a 500,000 square mile area in the Atlantic is the world’s greatest unexplained mystery. Ships and planes simply disappear without a trace.
Divers
The MysteryQuest team takes one of the few survivors of a Triangle encounter on a flight through it to try to determine what could be disorienting pilots. The expedition team dives in the waters of the Bahamas to try to locate the first wreckage of an aircraft lost in a Triangle disappearance.

SAN FRANCISCO SLAUGHTER
Airs Wednesday September 30, 10PM/9C
A series of unsolved murders. A cryptic set of clues. A dead end at every corner. The serial killer known as “the Zodiac” long terrorized the residents of the San Francisco Bay area while taunting police. He was never caught.
MQ Zodiac Killer car
MysteryQuest’s team of investigators have identified a new suspect and with the aid of a groundbreaking new DNA technology have the chance to come one step closer to finally solving the mystery of the this murderous crime spree.

THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS
Airs Wednesday October 7, 10PM/9c
The lost city of Atlantis was said to be an incredibly advanced civilization that lived almost 12,000 years ago. Some believe they may have been capable of space travel or that it was they who showed the Egyptians how to build pyramids.
Atlantis Maps

But according to the writings of Plato, the city was swallowed by the ocean in a single day. Ever since, people have been trying to find it. Mysteryquest’s expedition team has new sonar evidence of underwater structures in the Atlantic off the Bahamas. The team will dive to these sites to retrieve samples and send them for carbon dating with the latest technology to try to confirm whether they could be part of the lost city.

DEVIL’S ISLAND
Airdate TBD
This island in the middle of San Francisco Bay has a forbidding reputation. Native Americans believed it to be a place of evil spirits. When it became a federal prison in 1934, only the most violent and difficult prisoners in the U.S. were sent there.
Alcatraz off kilterIt was reputed to be escape proof; only three men have ever managed to get off the island. They left in 1962 and have never been found. MysteryQuest investigates to determine whether they could have survived the icy waters of San Francisco Bay.

UPCOMING MYSTERYQUEST EPISODES WILL INVESTIGATE
AREA 51, STONEHENGE and THE AMITYVILLE GHOSTS.