7.5
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Mysteries of the Abandoned

Mysteries of the Abandoned

Science 2017

They were once some of the most advanced structures and facilities on the planet, standing at the cutting-edge of design and construction. Today they are abandoned, dangerous, some of them even deadly. From uninhabited cities to empty factories, these long-forgotten engineering marvels are scattered around the globe. Science Channel uncovers why some of the world's most advanced architectural achievements were eventually left behind in the all-new series Mysteries of the Abandoned.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Mysteries of the Abandoned

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S1E8

#1 - Curses of the Nazis

9.50

Season 1 - Episode 8

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The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 2 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E2

#2 - American Atlantis

8.37

Season 5 - Episode 2

An abandoned town in the Nevada desert are the ruins of an American Atlantis, destroyed by catastrophic floods when the Hoover Dam was built. Stories: 1) SS Bakery, Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg; Germany; 2) St. Thomas, Nevada, USA; 3) The Northern Forts, Liepaja, Latvia; 4) Makhonjwa Mountains, Southern Africa

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 38 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E1

#3 - Jungle of the Damned

8.13

Season 5 - Episode 1

At an infamous prison in the Amazon, the most dangerous criminals on earth faced hard labor, a hostile environment, and death by guillotine; today, it's deserted, and new discoveries reveal why this compound was built and why it was abandoned.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 38 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E4

#4 - Kingdom of the Vanished

8.06

Season 5 - Episode 4

A mysterious town in South Africa is deserted, even though it was once a booming community; experts reveal the cataclysm that caused the people of this once-prosperous town to suddenly leave and never come back. Stories: 1) Podborsko Nuclear Bunker, Poland; 2) Willamette Falls Industrial Site, Oregon City, USA; 3) Pilgrim's Rest Ghost Town, South Africa; 4) Chard Canal, Somerset, England, UK

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 31 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S3E3

#5 - Tower of Death

8.00

Season 3 - Episode 3

An alien Nazi structure that changed history, a strange Soviet monolith known as the Tower of Death, and a concrete ocean giant are deserted engineering projects. Stories: 1) Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France; 2) "Oddball", Yorkshire, England; 3) Fort Drum, Manila Bay, Philippines; 4) Yekaterinburg Television Tower, Yekaterinburg, Russia

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 38 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E7

#6 - The Devil's Prison

8.00

Season 5 - Episode 7

A haunted prison with a terrifying past once housed America's most notorious criminals, the fortress stands in ruin, and experts reveal evidence of ghostly secrets hidden in the crumbling jailhouse walls. Stories: 1) West Virginia Penitentiary, USA; 2) National School of Art, Havana, Cuba; 3) The Quarries of Montigny, Oise, France; 4) Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, North Staffordshire, UK

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 21 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S4E1

#7 - World's Strangest Ghost Towns

7.95

Season 4 - Episode 1

The world's strangest ghost towns are home to dark secrets, creepy buildings, and eerie sights, and new discoveries reveal why they were abandoned.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 40 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S7E2

#8 - American Ghost Park

7.94

Season 7 - Episode 2

Deep in the wilderness of the American south, a long-abandoned amusement park is home to secrets of a forgotten, imaginary world; when experts investigate, they reveal why this bizarre place was built and what caused its downfall. Stories: 1) Dogpatch USA, Marble Falls, Arkansas, USA; 2) Drakelow Tunnels, Kidderminster, England, UK; 3) Nimrod Fortress, Golan Heights; 4) Spaç Prison, Spaç, Albania

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 17 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S2E7

#9 - Amazon Ghost Town

7.90

Season 2 - Episode 7

An American ghost town in the Amazon jungle, a secret Nazi base, and a deadly concrete fortress 866 miles long are mysterious deserted engineering projects. Stories: 1) Fordlandia, Para, Brazil; 2) Inner German Border, Hotensleben, Germany; 3) Mauerwald, Mamerki, Poland; 4) Pente D'eau, Montech, France

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 42 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S2E5

#10 - Conspiracy on Devil's Mountain

7.84

Season 2 - Episode 5

A secret structure on a sinister mountain, an industrial compound swallowed by a forest, and a mysterious run in a sand dune are strange deserted engineering projects. Stories: 1) Tuefelsberg Listening Station, Berlin, Germany; 2) Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore, USA; 3) Politz Synthetic Oil Refinery, Police, Poland; 4) Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Jutland, Denmark

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 38 votes.

#11 - Nightmare on Blood Mountain
7.84
Season 3 - Episode 2

A ghost ship thousands of miles away from where anyone expected, a bridge to nowhere in Florida's Hurricane Alley, and a haunting mountain complex with a bloody secret are deserted engineering projects; new discoveries reveal why they were abandoned.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 37 votes.

#12 - Soviet Doomsday Device
7.83
Season 1 - Episode 5

Abandoned engineering projects include a strange tower that left an enduring legacy in Russia; a top-secret Nazi facility in Peenemunde, Germany; the Marx generator in Istra, Russia; the Mam Tor road in The United Kingdom; an abandoned road in Cape Town, South Africa

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 87 votes.

#13 - Sea Fortress of Doom
7.82
Season 2 - Episode 8

A terrifying sea fortress, a highway in the Amazon that suddenly vanishes, and a mysterious structure in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty are deserted engineering projects; discoveries reveal how they were built and why they were abandoned. Stories: 1) Petrobras Viaduct, São Sebastião, Brazil; 2) Patarei Prison, Tallinn, Estonia; 3) Ellis Island, New York Bay, USA; 4) Ouvrage Restefond, Col de la Bonnette, France

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 38 votes.

#14 - Doomsday at Dragon's Teeth
7.80
Season 3 - Episode 1

Eerie ghost ships stranded in an alien desert, sinister ruins known as the Dragon's Teeth, and a ghostly complex with a bloody past are deserted engineering projects, and new discoveries reveal how they were built and why they were abandoned.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 41 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E3
#15 - Haunting of Heartbreak Castle
7.79
Season 5 - Episode 3

A mysterious castle was once a fairytale estate, but today, the building is said to be haunted, and experts investigate the secrets of this eerie fortress and the ghostly stories inside. Stories: 1) Gwrych Castle, North Wales, UK; 2) Keroman U-Boat Base, Lorient, France; 3) Fort Jackson, Louisiana, USA

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 39 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E6
#16 - Secrets of the Doomsday Caves
7.76
Season 5 - Episode 6

A vast network of subterranean bunkers in the American west was home to the power to destroy nations, but today, this facility is deserted. Stories: 1) Larson Missile Silo, Washington, USA; 2) Rangsdorf Airfield, Berlin, Germany; 3) Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA; 4) Castries Harbor, St. Lucia, Caribbean

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 25 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S7E5
#17 - Factory of Death
7.75
Season 7 - Episode 5

A deserted facility in the remote countryside features mysterious graffiti that may be highly advanced mathematical equations pointing to a dark secret; experts investigate this classified military wasteland with a deadly past.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 12 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S7E3
#18 - Secrets of Mafia Island
7.73
Season 7 - Episode 3

A Mediterranean island paradise is not all that it seems; its complex of abandoned buildings were once prisons for the world's most dangerous Mafiosi; experts investigate new evidence to reveal who was imprisoned here and the secrets they left behind.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 15 votes.

#19 - Wild West Apocalypse
7.73
Season 1 - Episode 4

Stories of incredible engineering projects that are now deserted, including a massive military site that was once a hotbed for nuclear testing in White Sands, New Mexico; a top-secret airbase hidden inside a mountain in Zeljava, Croatia; and an otherworldly power plant in Budapest, Hungary; a ship graveyard in Scapa Flow, Scotland.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 107 votes.

#20 - The Town That Disappeared
7.71
Season 3 - Episode 7

A haunted lighthouse on Lake Michigan, a town where everyone seems to have vanished all at once, and a secret complex of tunnels beneath London are deserted engineering projects.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Mysteries of the Abandoned from 35 votes.

Last updated: feb 27, 2021

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Absolutely magnificent show, brilliantly narrated and if the research IS correct it is well documented and the places are a testament to just how vain mankind is and if it had to it could solve it's own worldwide problems. But non the less brilliant documentary about the abandoned.

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