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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.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of Mysteries of the Abandoned

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E2

#1 - American Atlantis (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 8.18 from 45 votes.

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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S8E7

#2 - Hitler's Nightmare Palace (Season 8 - Episode 7)

The ruins of a dreamlike Polish palace hide an astonishingly dark history that's shrouded in mystery to this day; experts investigate and uncover an ornate gothic structure that concealed a nightmare of Nazi experimentation.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 23 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E4

#3 - Kingdom of the Vanished (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 8.00 from 38 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S7E8

#4 - Ruins of the Rust Belt (Season 7 - Episode 8)

A complex of tall, windowless buildings in the American Rust Belt hold the secrets to a lost empire of industry and wealth; experts investigate these mysterious structures to reveal why this once powerful metropolis is now home to abandoned ruins.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 21 votes.

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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S8E6

#5 - Hollywood vs. Nazis (Season 8 - Episode 6)

A war-torn Italian ghost town immortalized by a legendary Hollywood director blurs the lines between fiction and reality; experts investigate and uncover a forgotten landscape of ruins captured in a WWII documentary.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 24 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S8E9

#6 - Russian Mafia Resort (Season 8 - Episode 9)

A derelict beachside resort along the Black Sea is constructed upon deception and deep connections to the criminal underworld; experts investigate and uncover dark secrets behind a sprawling holiday complex constructed by the Russian mafia.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 13 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E1

#7 - Jungle of the Damned (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 7.96 from 45 votes.

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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S7E2

#8 - American Ghost Park (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 7.92 from 24 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S4E1

#9 - World's Strangest Ghost Towns (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 7.91 from 43 votes.

Mysteries of the Abandoned - S2E5

#10 - Conspiracy on Devil's Mountain (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 7.90 from 42 votes.

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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E7
#11 - The Devil's Prison
7.89
Season 5 - Episode 7

A 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 from 28 votes.
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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S2E7
#12 - Amazon Ghost Town
7.87
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 from 46 votes.
Mysteries of the Abandoned - S9E7
#13 - Ruins of the Zoo Fortress
7.83
Season 9 - Episode 7

The ruins of a coastal fortress sit atop a jagged outcrop along the beaches of Wales; experts investigate and uncover a derelict 19th-century British fortification that housed a series of occupants, including an exotic, private zoo.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Mysteries of the Abandoned - S3E2
#14 - Nightmare on Blood Mountain
7.83
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 from 41 votes.
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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S3E1
#15 - 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 from 45 votes.
Mysteries of the Abandoned - S3E3
#16 - Tower of Death
7.79
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 from 42 votes.
Mysteries of the Abandoned - S9E8
#17 - Hidden Hell of Angel Island
7.79
Season 9 - Episode 8

A cluster of military defensive structures among a quaint holiday village lie deserted on a San Francisco Bay island; experts investigate and uncover a mysterious Civil War outpost that conceals a dark and hellish history...

The episode was rated from 14 votes.
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Mysteries of the Abandoned - S1E5
#18 - Soviet Doomsday Device
7.78
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 from 92 votes.
Mysteries of the Abandoned - S3E8
#19 - Nazi Death Star
7.78
Season 3 - Episode 8

A Nazi fortress that could have changed history if it was finished, an underwater graveyard of unexpected American treasures, and a network of tunnels hiding a secret history of New York. Stories: 1) La Coupole, Pas De Calais, France; 2) Red Army HQ, Wünsdorf, Germany; 3) SS Empire Heritage, Malin Head, Ireland; 4) Old Croton Aqueduct, New York State, USA

The episode was rated from 40 votes.
Mysteries of the Abandoned - S5E5
#20 - Journey to Outcast Island
7.77
Season 5 - Episode 5

On a desolate island near Greece, abandoned buildings are evidence of a group of people that were forbidden to leave; experts reveal who was forced to stay here and if there was a cover-up to conceal what really happened at this strange place. Stories: 1) Isle of Portland, UK; 2) Pratt Cotton Gin Factory, Alabama, USA; 3) Spinalonga Leper Colony, Crete, Greece

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
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Last updated: aug 08, 2022

Comments

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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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Love this show, always keeps me glued to the screen with interesting facts about all the mysterious places from all over the planet.

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