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America Unearthed

America Unearthed

H2 2012

Forensic geologist Scott Wolter explores mysteries, artifacts and relics to reveal a history of the North American continent not taught in school.

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The 10 Best Episodes of America Unearthed

America Unearthed - S4E9

#1 - Chicago's Mystery Bomber


Season 4 - Episode 9

Forensic geologist Scott Wolter turns detective to crack one of Chicago's oldest cold cases -- the 1886 bombing of Haymarket Square. A recent dig for a buried time capsule may yield new clues about the identity of the bomber.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.

America Unearthed - S4E6

#2 - The Spy Who Saved America


Season 4 - Episode 6

Scott Wolter leaves no stone unturned in his quest to discover the true identity of Agent 355, a mysterious female operative who was a crucial member of General George Washington's Culper Spy Ring.

The episode was rated from 36 votes.

America Unearthed - S4E10

#3 - Exodus of the Templars


Season 4 - Episode 10

Scott Wolter crisscrosses the Atlantic as he investigates cryptic carvings allegedly left behind by the Knights Templar. He runs scientific tests to prove his long-held belief that the Templars hid treasure in North America.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

America Unearthed - S2E13

#4 - The Spearhead Conspiracy


Season 2 - Episode 13

In 1200 AD at the same time the Vikings were discovering North America along the East Coast, new evidence suggests another group of intrepid voyagers may have been discovering the New World on the opposite end of the globe. When an obsidian spear point of mysterious origins is discovered by a group of hikers on the island of Maui, Scott Wolter is called in to investigate. Delving into it's origins, he discovers the artifact may have come all the way from Mexico--and is just one more clue in a mounting pile of evidence suggesting Polynesian voyagers made it there and back. What Scott wants to know is if they made it to Central and South America, could they have made it all the way to North America?

The episode was rated from 41 votes.

America Unearthed - S3E7

#5 - Marco Polo Discovers America


Season 3 - Episode 7

Just east of the San Francisco Bay Area are the Berkeley Hills Walls--remnants of a massive, stone wall that stretches a distance of over fifty miles. The wall segments are up to six feet high in some places and are constructed of tightly fit limestone boulders. Scott is in intrigued by the fact that nobody knows who built the wall or even what purpose it serves. The only historical precedent for a miles-long, manmade, ancient wall is the Great Wall of China. Could ancient Asiatic explorers have made it all the way to the North American West Coast? In investigating the theory, Scott uncovers other evidence that could suggest the Chinese with their massive maritime fleet made it to the New World, using maps that were in the possession of Kublai Khan. He also discovers evidence that European explorers knew about China's epic voyages, including Italian explorer Marco Polo.

The episode was rated from 47 votes.

America Unearthed - S2E1

#6 - Ark of The Covenant


Season 2 - Episode 1

Scott Wolter gets a call from a man who has a mysterious stone on his property. He's convinced that it's the "Stone of Destiny"--the stone that Jacob from the Bible rested his head on when he dreamed of a stairway to Heaven. As Scott investigates, he discovers the stone was once kept with something even more valuable. It was once kept with the Ark of the Covenant and both are rumored to have been brought to America. Scott's quest for the truth leads him to a sacred site in Ireland called the Hill of Tara and to a mysterious site in Arizona where a petroglyph depicting what could be the Ark could suggest its final resting place is right here in the United States. And, as for who brought it here, a tablet inscribed with the Ten Commandments found with a series of other artifacts could suggest a likely group of candidates--the Lost Tribes of Israel.

The episode was rated from 54 votes.

America Unearthed - S1E10

#7 - The Desert Cross


Season 1 - Episode 10

Heading to Tucson, Arizona with his son Grant, Wolter is eager to investigate a mysterious cache of crosses, swords and other relics pulled from the desert in the 1920s. One sword has a date--800 AD--written in Latin, which would suggest a group of Europeans was in the American Southwest hundreds of years before Columbus made it to America. Wolter's investigation is particularly important for one man--the grandson of the man who helped discover the items. The investigation could determine whether the artifacts are part of an elaborate hoax or part of a find that could change history.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.

America Unearthed - S4E3

#8 - Cave of Secrets


Season 4 - Episode 3

Scott Wolter travels to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to check out a mysterious cave that may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

The episode was rated from 44 votes.

America Unearthed - S1E1

#9 - American Maya Secrets


Season 1 - Episode 1

Geologist and adventurer Scott Wolter explores a government-restricted site, and makes a startling discovery connecting the ancient Mayans with rural Georgia.

The episode was rated from 84 votes.

America Unearthed - S3E5

#10 - Custer's Blood Treasure


Season 3 - Episode 5

In 1874, Lt. Colonel George sent Custer on a scouting mission to the Black Hills area. He reportedly found something while he was there--gold. This sparked off a gold rush of settlers flooding the sacred Native American lands, which in turned sparked off a war. In response to the uprising, Custer led his forces into the ill-planned Battle of Little Big Horn, where he made his infamous Last Stand. But, before the battle, some say there was treasure to be had--gold coins, paper currency, and other valuables brought to the battlefield. So, what happened to the treasure after the battle? Piecing together a series of clues, Scott uncovers evidence suggesting Chief Two Moons who'd led the tribes against Custer, disclosed that he and his men may have looted the bodies. Only on his deathbed did he reveal it's secret location. Can Scott figure out where Custer's lost treasure might lie today?

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

America Unearthed - S4E2
#11 - Alien Artifacts
Season 4 - Episode 2

Scott Wolter bushwhacks his way through the jungles of Veracruz, Mexico, as he investigates ancient artifacts that could shatter the archaeological record forever and change everything we know about our place in the universe.

The episode was rated from 49 votes.
America Unearthed - S2E3
#12 - Great Wall of Texas
Season 2 - Episode 3

Since the 1800s, the City of Rockwall, Texas has had a mystery it's been trying to solve. Allegedly, the town was built on a massive rock wall that was constructed by some ancient civilization...or even giants. Could it be true? Scott Wolter conducts a massive excavation of the wall to figure out who--or what--created this wall and the controversy surrounding it.

The episode was rated from 51 votes.
America Unearthed - S3E1
#13 - Secrets from the Alamo
Season 3 - Episode 1

Davy Crockett was an American legend immortalized in frontier folklore for being the last one standing at the Alamo during the fight against Mexico. It was there Crockett is said to have met his heroic end. However, new evidence suggests that's not the case. An Alabama man contacts Scott Wolter about a land claim allegedly signed by Crockett--nearly 20 years after his death! As Scott investigates, he learns more about Crockett's life, membership in a secret society and involvement in the Texas Revolution at the Alamo. There, Scott discovers that the history books may be wrong when it comes to Crockett's fate and that the frontiersman's enemy, General Santa Anna, may have saved Crockett's life in a stunning twist of fate.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.
America Unearthed - S4E7
#14 - Bigfoot of the Bayou
Season 4 - Episode 7

Scott Wolter heads down to the land of gumbo and grits to search for the Honey Island Swamp Monster. He spends a solitary night in the Louisiana bayou to collect evidence of the elusive creature's existence.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.
America Unearthed - S1E12
#15 - America's Oldest Secret
Season 1 - Episode 12

The Newport Tower is considered by many to be the most mysterious structure in the United States. Some people think it's a colonial era windmill or perhaps all that's left of an early water tower, but Scott Wolter is convinced it's something far more significant. Because of the archaeoastonomy and solstice illuminations that take place inside of the meticulously planned stone structure, he believes the Knights Templar came to America and built it centuries ago. Now, he's dead set on proving his theory. While planning an elaborate laser light show designed to illustrate the Tower's miraculous features, Scott discovers something else significant that ties this structure--and the Templar's modern day initiates--to one of America's most visited and most treasured icons.

The episode was rated from 40 votes.
America Unearthed - S2E4
#16 - Vikings in America
Season 2 - Episode 4

In 1000 AD, the Vikings made it to North America, establishing a base camp in Newfoundland at a site called L'Anse aux Meadows. But could they have made it further South to what is now the United States to build a permanent settlement called Vinland, which has been documented in legend, but has never been found? Forensic Geologist Scott Wolter thinks so. Now, he's hot on the trail of never before seen evidence and geologic clues that could prove it--including a message discovered off the coast of a forbidden island in Massachusetts that may have been left by famous Viking Voyager Leif Ericson himself.

The episode was rated from 49 votes.
America Unearthed - S4E4
#17 - The Ripper Unmasked
Season 4 - Episode 4

Scott Wolter investigates a sensational new theory about the identity of Jack the Ripper. He also uncovers a connection between the ritualistic patterns of the Ripper murders and the Freemasons.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.
America Unearthed - S4E1
#18 - Vikings in the Desert
Season 4 - Episode 1

Scott Wolter travels to Arizona to verify the origin of alleged Viking artifacts found in the desert. If proven authentic the pieces could substantiate claims that the Vikings made it all the way down to the American Southwest.

The episode was rated from 46 votes.
America Unearthed - S2E12
#19 - Lincoln's Secret Assassins
Season 2 - Episode 12

When Scott Wolter gets a call from his friend John DeSalvo, an avid collector of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, he has no idea that he's about to embark on a quest to learn whether there were a lot more people than just John Wilkes Booth behind the assassination of one of America's most influential presidents. Evidence Wolter uncovers suggests Booth was part of an infamous group of Confederates who formed a secret society called the Knights of the Golden Circle; a group that included influential politicians and rogue raiders like Jesse James. The evidence Scott complies suggests a new twist on the motives behind Lincoln's killing, and takes him on a wild ride through the history of the South at the time of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of the Knights of the Golden Circle.

The episode was rated from 48 votes.
America Unearthed - S1E3
#20 - Great Lakes Copper Heist
Season 1 - Episode 3

Scientific testing connects a prehistoric Bronze Age civilization with the mysterious disappearance of vast amounts of copper from Lake Superior.

The episode was rated from 70 votes.

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