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What on Earth?

Specials 2016 - 2017

  • 2016-03-27T01:00:00Z on Science Channel
  • 60 mins
  • 2 days, 5 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Eyes in the sky. Watching us from space. Hundreds of satellites showing us the world like we've never seen it before. Capturing images which are breathtaking but bizarre. Objects and phenomena which defy explanation. Baffling phenomena seen from space, what on Earth are they?

54 episodes

Special 1 Bible's Greatest Mysteries

  • 2016-03-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

In 2000 Space Shuttle Endeavor uses radar imagery to see ancient rivers in the Saudi Arabian desert that may show where be the real Garden of Eden once existed; did a U.S. spy satellite photograph Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat in 1973; was the ancient Egyptian city Tanis relocated and was it moved in response to the biblical plagues; google images from 2009 in a Hungarian farmer's fields appears to show the face of Jesus; in 2003 scientists see in a Marsh in southern Spain a massive ring pattern and structures buried in the mud could it be Atlantis or the biblical city of Tarshish; satellite photos of the region north of the Dead Sea leads archeologist Dr. Collins to believe he has found the biblical city of Sodom. This episode is a 2 hour mashup of various segments on Biblical mysteries.

Special 2 Secrets of Lost Cities

  • 2016-04-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

while a satellite takes photos of western Brazil a cleared part of the jungle shows signs of ancient construction that may be the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado; radar images of the empty quarter of Oman show tracks or roads that may lead to Ubar, the mythical 'Atlantis of the Sands'; amateur archeologist search satellite images for ancient walls in Northern California that have the potential to rewrite American history; a 50 years old satellite image shows a winding channel cut into the desert of northern Iraq that may lead to the site of the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon; archeologists using aerial photography discover what may be an ancient sunken city off the coast of Wales which some believe may be evidence of an ancient kingdom known as The Lowland Hundred; in 2011 a mysterious structure is seen in the Lybian desert could it have been built by Romans or someone else

Special 3 Military Mysteries

  • 2016-04-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

In 1988 satellites spot what appears to be a downed aviator signal in Laos 15 years after the war in Vietnam ended; spy imagery appears to show an American F-117 stealth fighter in an industrial complex in China; in 2004 a mapping satellite takes a picture of a lake in eastern Bagdad that is blood red is it evidence of crimes against humanity or something less sinister; images seem to show a big steel door on an entrance to a cave or underground base in Antarctica, could this be the remains of a Nazi base; a huge blanket of smoke covers southeastern North Korea and the time of year makes it unlikely to be normal wildfires; a large complex is discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia causing concern in the US

Special 4 Strange Things in the Desert

  • 2016-04-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Night images of Western Australia show lights in areas where there shouldn't be any, even more light is seen in the desert than in the big cities on the coast; in 2005 an earth observation satellite see a fleet of large ships stranded in the middle of a vast desert miles from the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan; an amateur archeologist in North Carolina, USA sees in satellite images what may be undiscovered pyramids in the Egyptian desert; huge arrows are discovered scattered across Nevada further investigation finds that these arrows are all over the American west, but what do they point to; a mile long series of honeycomb shaped holes is seen in the Andes mountains of Peru

Special 5 Unsolved Mysteries

  • 2016-04-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

In the Namib Desert of west Africa a strange series of rings ranging from 6 to 65 feet wide cover 1200 miles from Angola to South Africa; images taken in 2014 of Mongolia show a strange pattern of rock that may mark the tomb of Genghis Khan; the eye of the Sahara is a 25 mile wide series of concentric circles and remains a mystery; 2008 satellites looking at southern Afghanistan see what maybe an ancient fortress is it connected to the conquest of the area by Alexander the Great; a three mile wide ring is seen in the ice of Lake Baikal, the oldest freshwater lake in the world; in the Gobi Desert of northern China a grid is seen 1-mile long and 0.5-mile wide with a strange line pattern

Special 6 Curse of the Abyss

  • 2016-05-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

January 2002 SeaStar satellite monitoring the world's oceans sees a massive dark blob off the coast of south Florida; Sandy Island in the south Pacific is as big as Manhattan and has been on nautical maps for over 200 years but is now gone; a giant 100 mile glowing blue vortex is seen in the south Atlantic; a series of hexagon shaped clouds appear over the Bahamas at the western edge of the Bermuda triangle; a glow as large as Connecticut is spotted off the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean; a satellite takes pictures of what appears to be a series of 500 foot tall tsunamis headed toward Hong Kong

Special 7 Stranger than Fiction

  • 2016-05-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Offshore of South Korea a strange line pattern is seen could this be military preparations or something else; in May 2013 satellite researcher using Google Earth finds spiral formations in the Kalahari desert of South Africa; in April 2013 an image is posted from Holland that appears to show a murder captured by satellite images; the global ozone monitoring experiment in 2014 sends back an image of a strange cloud covering over half of America; an image shows streaks of light and a nearby point of light in the West African Sahara Desert were no light was seen before that disappears the next night; a strange triangle is seen in photos over the western Australian outback

Special 8 Myths and Mysteries

  • 2017-03-12T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

Weird images set off major scientific investigations. New evidence could break international mysteries wide open.

Special 9 Here Be Monsters

  • 2017-03-19T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E12 and S03E11

Special 10 Mystery of the Mummy Desert

  • 2017-03-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

New evidence could reveal the remains of an ancient Roman city thought to be lost forever; strange images from a remote and empty desert could explain the mysterious mummies found there; and an apocalyptic sandstorm swallows the Middle East. This is a rebroadcast “Hunt for El Dorado” with the title changed.

Special 11 Into the Unknown

  • 2017-03-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E15 and S03E04.

Special 12 Secrets and Lies

  • 2017-04-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E06 and S03E09.

Special 14 Bible's Greatest Secrets

  • 2017-04-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Bible is spotlighted. This episode is a 2 hour mashup of various segments on Biblical mysteries.

Special 15 Curses and Legends

  • 2017-04-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This is a mashup of S03E07 and S03E01.

Special 17 Expedition Truth

  • 2017-05-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E02 and S03E19

Special 19 Dangerous Knowledge

  • 2017-05-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S02E04 and S01E06.

Special 20 Uncharted Waters

  • 2017-05-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S02E02 and S01E02.

Special 21 Scandal and Sin

  • 2017-06-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S02E03 and S01E03.

Special 22 Journeys to the Edge

  • 2017-06-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S02E01 and S01E04.

Special 23 Forgotten and Unexplained

  • 2017-06-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E01 and S02E06

Special 24 Last Secrets of the Nazis

  • 2017-06-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Strange satellite photos point to the dark final secrets of the Nazis. A mysterious base in Antarctica. A giant swastika carved into a forest in Germany. A sinister World War II spy code etched into the British countryside. This episode is a mashup of segments from S01E06, S03E07, S03E09, S03E11, and S03E18

Special 25 World of Weird

  • 2017-06-25T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E05 and S02E05

Special 26 Omens of Armageddon

  • 2017-06-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Strange images point to apocalyptic prophesies of doomsday; a top-secret nuclear arsenal in Russia; a deadly crater in the Arctic; and a looming natural disaster in California. This episode is a mashup of S03E06, S02E02, S02E03 and others.

Special 27 Deadly Destinations

  • 2017-07-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E20 and S03E04.

Special 28 America the Weird

  • 2017-07-05T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Strange spots that cover a vast stretch of desert near the Grand Canyon are investigated. Also: a Los Angeles water reservoir that unexpectedly turned black. This episode is a mashup of segments from S03E12, S03E08, S02E02, S03E01 and others.

Special 29 Riddles and Relics

  • 2017-07-09T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E18 and S03E03.

Special 30 Curses of the Ancients

  • 2017-07-12T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Strange satellite images fuel new investigations into greatest mysteries of the ancient world. Mysterious markings in the Peruvian desert. A secret structure buried near the ancient city of Petra. An abandoned fortress in an arid wasteland. This episode is a mashup of segments from S01E02, S02E02, S03E03, and others.

Special 31 Dark Voyages

  • 2017-07-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E19 and S03E06

Special 32 Bibles Darkest Secrets

  • 2017-07-19T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Satellite photos reveal new evidence to explain the Bible's darkest mysteries. The face of Jesus spotted on a field in Hungary. Ruins that could be the site of the lost city of Babylon. This episode is a mashup of S02E05, S01E02, S01E01, S01E04, S03E16, and S01E05.

Special 33 Peril at the Abyss

  • 2017-07-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E14 and S03E01.

Special 34 Egypt's Greatest Mysteries

  • 2017-07-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E05, S01E04, S02E05, S03E07, S03E03, S03E18

Special 35 Hell on Earth

  • 2017-07-30T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E15 and S03E11.

Special 36 Criminal Pursuit

  • 2017-08-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Discoveries by satellite help authorities pursue the world's most wanted criminals. Investigators reveal El Chapo's daring escape. A legendary outlaw might have left his signature calling card. Cutting-edge technology aids the pursuit of Joseph Kony. This episode is a mashup of S02E03, S03E10, S03E07, S03E14, S03E11, S03E03.

Special 37 United States of Conspiracy

  • 2017-08-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Strange images fuel investigations into American conspiracies and controversies. Something eerie is in the night sky over Texas. There might be a terrifying object at the bottom of a Minnesota lake. A human seems to fly above the California hills. This episode is a mashup of segments from S03E16, S03E03, S01E03, and others.

Special 38 Lies and Legends

  • 2017-08-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E09 and S03E10

Special 39 Legends of the Lost Cities

  • 2017-08-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Strange rings might be evidence of a fabled Biblical city or the mythical city of Atlantis; and bizarre patterns point to a Californian ghost town. This episode is a mashup of segments from S02E06, S01E06 and others.

Special 40 Extreme Adventures

  • 2017-08-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E16 and S03E12.

Special 41 Dangerous and Deadly

  • 2017-08-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S02E05 and S03E05

Special 42 Wicked Things

  • 2017-09-03T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E04 and S03E07

Special 43 Odysseys to the Edge

  • 2017-09-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E06 and S03E17.

Special 44 Investigation Unknown

  • 2017-09-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S02E26 and S03E08.

Special 45 Declassified and Dangerous

  • 2017-10-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E02 and S02E01

Special 46 Chasing Conspiracies

  • 2017-10-08T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E11 and S02E03

Special 47 Quest for Truth

  • 2017-10-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E01 and S01E01

Special 48 Mysteries and Monsters

  • 2017-10-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S03E04 and S02E02

Special 49 Dark Secrets

  • 2017-10-29T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S01E03 and S02E04

Special 50 Ghosts of the Nazis

  • 2017-10-29T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of segments from S03E07, S01E06, S03E11, S03E18 and others.

Special 51 Forbbiden Knowledge

  • 2017-11-05T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

"Forbidden Knowledge" is a mashup of S04E01 and S03E06

Special 52 Freaks of Nature

  • 2017-11-12T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S04E02 and S03E14

Special 53 Nightmares on Earth

  • 2017-11-19T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of S04E03 and S03E20

Special 54 Sins and Secrets

  • 2017-11-26T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

This episode is a mashup of TBD