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History's Mysteries

Season 13 2000 - 1999

  • 2000-07-27T04:00:00Z on History
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

History's Mysteries explores stories, events and legends that have intrigued us for generations and started debate in countless time periods. No subject is left untouched in this shows quest for answers.

26 episodes

13x01 The Children's Crusade

  • Season Premiere

    2000-07-27T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

In 1212, thousands of children left Germany and France for the Holy Land, hoping to capture Jerusalem bloodlessly through their innocence and the help of God.

13x02 The Inquisition

  • 1999-11-10T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

This program is part of the popular series from the History Channel that investigates some of civilization's unsolved mysteries and controversies. This episode investigates the black chapter in world religious history known as the Inquisition. In search of truth, it told lies; preaching redemption, it brought torture and death. Recently opened archives of the Catholic Church are used to present new evidence about the church hierarchy's abuse of power. The documentary introduces the viewer to some of the Inquisition's most notorious characters, including Grand InquisitorTomas Torquemad, who was responsible for the death of thousands of people branded as heretics and witches. Galileo and the Knights Templar were among their number. Art work, journals, reenactments, and scholarly commentary tell the true story of the Inquisition.

13x03 Samurai Warrior

  • 2005-09-02T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

The warrior class of ancient Japan exhibits self-sacrifice.

13x04 The True Story of Rob Roy

  • 2001-06-12T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Immortalized by Sir Walter Scott, the romantic figure of Rob Roy MacGregor looms large in Scottish history. but who was the real Rob Roy? Regarded by many as a hero, others say he was little more than a cattle rustler, blackmailer and coward! The third son of a clan chieftain, he embarked on a outlaw's life after the Duke of Montrose seized his lands in 1712. We examine his daring escapes, belief in his clan's code of honor, and questions surrounding the true loyalties of Scotland's most famous rogue.

13x06 Lost Worlds

  • 2005-10-28T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Legend surrounds Atlantis, the Amazons, Stonehenge and Easter Island.

13x07 Mysteries on the High Seas

  • 2005-10-28T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Legends based on sea travel.

13x08 Monsters

  • 2011-01-28T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Scott Bakula hosts this episode in which the History Channel investigates evidence for the existence of The Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot and Dracula.

13x09 Miracles, Mystics, and Prophecies

  • 2010-07-05T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

The predictions of history's most compelling prophets.

13x12 America's Psychic Past

  • 2000-06-13T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Trace prominent paranormal events in America from the 1800s to the present day, from Nancy Reagan's dependence on astrology, to Thomas Edison's experiments to prove there is an afterlife, from psychic CIA warfare experiments, to ESP tests conducted by an Apollo astronaut.

13x13 Ancient Drugs

  • 2002-01-16T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Humans indulge in many frightening and often toxic substances.

13x14 Ancient Monster Hunters

  • 2004-10-29T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

The cyclops, Amazon warriors, and the ferocious griffin may have a place in the fossil record.

13x15 Frankenstein

  • 2004-05-08T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Investigators argue that the story of Frankenstein is based in reality.

13x16 Hitler and the Occult

  • 2003-10-24T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Ancient prophecy and occult ritual fascinate Nazi Germany.

13x17 Man in the Iron Mask

  • 2002-01-15T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

French King Louis XIV orders a prisoner shut away for 34 years, until his death.

13x18 The Evil Eye

  • 2002-04-12T04:00:00Z — 60 mins

Voodoo spreads from Africa to the West.

13x19 The Pirate's Lost City

  • 2007-11-20T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Established in 1655, Port Royal, Jamaica, becomes a haven for pirates.

Explorers find the ruins of a vanished civilization in the American southwest.

13x21 The True Story of Marco Polo

  • 2002-02-28T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Marco Polo is not mentioned in Kublai Khan's meticulous records.

13x22 UFOs: The First Encounters

  • 2011-01-04T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

A fascinating examination of ancient evidence of UFO visits to Earth. Includes a look at monuments of antiquity that point toward stars in the sky, and ancient texts that contain references to flying objects.

13x23 Wartime Deception

  • 2001-03-05T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Military units mix technology and trickery to outfox opponents who possess superior armies and weapons.

13x24 In Search of Christmas

  • 2004-12-24T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Scholars attempt to uncover the historical truth of the birth of Jesus.

13x25 Getting High: A History of LSD

  • 1999-11-09T05:00:00Z — 60 mins

Chronicling the research and development that produced the drug LSD, and the psychedelic culture that it inspired in the 1960s. Included: experiments with the drug; the drug's historical roots in ancient Greece.