America Declassified: D.B. Cooper, Sinkhole Photos

America Declassified uncovers truths about DB Cooper, a sinkhole that’s threatening a Louisiana town and wild mustangs that have gone missing.

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Internet chatter and talk radio are calling recycling a hoax, suggesting that many of the items placed in those blue bins by well-meaning Americans ultimately end up in landfills anyway. 960 1280

  

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San Francisco disc jockey Mike Nelson

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Taser International

Taser International

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Taser International headquarters

Taser International headquarters

While at the Taser International headquarters, Mike investigates how the weapon works, fires one and even subjects himself to the incapacitating 1800-volt jolt. 960 1280

  

McHenry County Jail in Illinois

McHenry County Jail in Illinois

At McHenry County Jail in Illinois, Mike gets shot with PepperBalls. PepperBalls contain pava, a chemical derived from spicy chili peppers. 960 1280

  

PepperBalls

PepperBalls

Mike holds a few PepperBalls. Could these “less lethal” weapons be used to stifle protest and dissent without harming people? 960 1280

  

Former CIA officer Mike Baker and Reverend Kyles
Former CIA officer Mike Baker and Reverend Kyles

Former CIA officer Mike Baker and Reverend Kyles

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Lorraine Motel

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Dr. King stayed at the Lorraine Motel so often they named a room after him. The motel is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum. 960 1280

  

MLK conspiracy investigation

MLK conspiracy investigation

Two lines of string are used in the investigation to test the trajectory of the bullet that killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 960 1280

  

The boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel

The boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel

This boarding house across the parking lot from the Lorraine Motel is believed to be where the assassin waited for Dr. King to appear on the balcony. 960 1280

  

A replica of the boarding house’s bathroom

A replica of the boarding house’s bathroom

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Investigator Michael Parker follows aerial phenomena investigator Scott Deschaine

Investigator Michael Parker follows aerial phenomena investigator Scott Deschaine

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Marfa, TX

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Marfa’s visitors’ center

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FLIR mobile command center

FLIR mobile command center

The interior of the FLIR mobile command center used as part of the investigation into the truth behind the Marfa lights. 960 1280

  

Marfa lights viewing area

Marfa lights viewing area

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Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport

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Inside Denver International

Inside Denver International

A commemorative stone marker inside the terminal of Denver airport says that the airport was funded by the New World Airport Commission. Could this be code for the Freemasons, the notoriously secret society that’s a big focus of the New World Order conspiracy theory? 960 1280

  

Inside Denver International

Inside Denver International

Investigative journalist Jeanette Pavini attempts to decipher the airport's disturbing artwork, scattered throughout its terminals. 960 1280

  

A mural inside Denver airport

A mural inside Denver airport

This mural inside Denver airport is believed by some conspiracy hounds to prophesize the coming apocalypse -- and an America living under martial law. 960 1280

  

UFO at Denver Airport

UFO at Denver Airport

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White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range covers 3,200 square miles and reaches 5 counties in southern New Mexico. 960 1280

  

Trinity Site

Trinity Site

This monument marks the Trinity Site -- where the first atomic bomb was detonated -- at the White Sands Missile Range. The Trinity Site is a National Historic Landmark. 960 1280

  

Geoscientist Ben McGee

Geoscientist Ben McGee

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White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range

At the White Sands Missile Range, there seems to be a ghostly battleship deeply camouflaged within the landlocked desert's live bombing range. Ben, armed with an array of scientific gadgets, is on a mission to unearth restricted artifacts from what could be the deadliest spot on the planet. 960 1280

  

Bluffdale, UT

Bluffdale, UT

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New NSA Data Center

New NSA Data Center

Could the NSA be building this data center to store everyday American citizens’ private information? While its stated purpose is to support the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, its exact mission is classified information. 960 1280

  

NSA Data Center

NSA Data Center

This peek into what the NSA Data Center could look like offers an idea of the massive amounts of information the center could potentially process. 960 1280

  

Former CIA covert operator Mike Baker

Former CIA covert operator Mike Baker

Former CIA covert operator Mike Baker tries to learn more about the super-secret NSA Data Center by heading straight to the nation’s capital. 960 1280

  

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Michelle McPhee and journalist Matt O’Brien

Michelle McPhee and journalist Matt O’Brien

In Las Vegas, investigate reporter Michelle McPhee and journalist Matt O’Brien explore the vast network of storm drain tunnels inhabited by hundreds of people who have fallen through the cracks of society. 960 1280

  

Michelle McPhee in Las Vegas

Michelle McPhee in Las Vegas

Boston crime reporter Michelle McPhee is guided by Matt O'Brien into this hidden world, where she sees disturbing art, ominous poetry on the walls and the forgotten souls who live under one of the richest, brightest and busiest destinations on earth. 960 1280

  

Recycling center

Recycling center

Internet chatter and talk radio are calling recycling a hoax, suggesting that many of the items placed in those blue bins by well-meaning Americans ultimately end up in landfills anyway. 960 1280

  

San Francisco disc jockey Mike Nelson

San Francisco disc jockey Mike Nelson

San Francisco disc jockey Mike Nelson gets access to his local recycling center to find out how much of the city's so-called recyclables really end up being re-used, and how much ultimately ends up in the landfill. 960 1280

  

Taser International

Taser International

Former CIA officer Mike Baker travels to Scottsdale, AZ, to the headquarters of Taser International, the maker of the ubiquitous weapon used by 17,000 police officers in 107 countries. 960 1280

  

Taser International headquarters

Taser International headquarters

While at the Taser International headquarters, Mike investigates how the weapon works, fires one and even subjects himself to the incapacitating 1800-volt jolt. 960 1280

  

McHenry County Jail in Illinois

McHenry County Jail in Illinois

At McHenry County Jail in Illinois, Mike gets shot with PepperBalls. PepperBalls contain pava, a chemical derived from spicy chili peppers. 960 1280

  

PepperBalls

PepperBalls

Mike holds a few PepperBalls. Could these “less lethal” weapons be used to stifle protest and dissent without harming people? 960 1280

  

Former CIA officer Mike Baker and Reverend Kyles

Former CIA officer Mike Baker and Reverend Kyles

Former CIA officer Mike Baker and Reverend Kyles discuss his memory of the evening Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. 960 1280

  

Lorraine Motel

Lorraine Motel

Dr. King stayed at the Lorraine Motel so often they named a room after him. The motel is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum. 960 1280

  

MLK conspiracy investigation

MLK conspiracy investigation

Two lines of string are used in the investigation to test the trajectory of the bullet that killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 960 1280

  

The boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel

The boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel

This boarding house across the parking lot from the Lorraine Motel is believed to be where the assassin waited for Dr. King to appear on the balcony. 960 1280

  

A replica of the boarding house’s bathroom

A replica of the boarding house’s bathroom

A replica of the boarding house’s bathroom is staged in a Memphis field during the investigation. Mike Baker takes aim to test one of the theories surrounding the assassination. 960 1280

  

Investigator Michael Parker follows aerial phenomena investigator Scott Deschaine

Investigator Michael Parker follows aerial phenomena investigator Scott Deschaine

Investigator Michael Parker follows aerial phenomena investigator Scott Deschaine into a natural cave as part of their investigation into the mysterious Marfa lights in Texas. 960 1280

  

Marfa, TX

Marfa, TX

Marfa is a town in the high desert of west Texas. The films There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men were both filmed here. 960 1280

  

Marfa’s visitors’ center

Marfa’s visitors’ center

Marfa’s visitors’ center is a former WWII USO entertainment center, and tourists come from all over in the hopes of seeing the Marfa lights, which have been attributed to UFOs and ghosts. 960 1280

  

FLIR mobile command center

FLIR mobile command center

The interior of the FLIR mobile command center used as part of the investigation into the truth behind the Marfa lights. 960 1280

  

Marfa lights viewing area

Marfa lights viewing area

A daytime view of the Marfa lights viewing area, located 9 miles east of Marfa, TX. 960 1280

  

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport

Could Denver International Airport, America’s largest airport, be hiding a secret underground bunker the size of a city -- built in case of a nuclear holocaust? 960 1280

  

Inside Denver International

Inside Denver International

A commemorative stone marker inside the terminal of Denver airport says that the airport was funded by the New World Airport Commission. Could this be code for the Freemasons, the notoriously secret society that’s a big focus of the New World Order conspiracy theory? 960 1280

  

Inside Denver International

Inside Denver International

Investigative journalist Jeanette Pavini attempts to decipher the airport's disturbing artwork, scattered throughout its terminals. 960 1280

  

A mural inside Denver airport

A mural inside Denver airport

This mural inside Denver airport is believed by some conspiracy hounds to prophesize the coming apocalypse -- and an America living under martial law. 960 1280

  

UFO at Denver Airport

UFO at Denver Airport

Things at Denver airport get even weirder: There are reports of regular sightings of UFOs in the skies near the airport. There are even multiple pieces of video evidence of these sightings. 960 1280

  

White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range covers 3,200 square miles and reaches 5 counties in southern New Mexico. 960 1280

  

Trinity Site

Trinity Site

This monument marks the Trinity Site -- where the first atomic bomb was detonated -- at the White Sands Missile Range. The Trinity Site is a National Historic Landmark. 960 1280

  

Geoscientist Ben McGee

Geoscientist Ben McGee

Geoscientist Ben McGee obtains unprecedented access to the White Sands Missile Range in order to look into the wild internet rumors that surround the site -- and hopefully reveal secrets concealed there for decades. 960 1280

  

White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range

At the White Sands Missile Range, there seems to be a ghostly battleship deeply camouflaged within the landlocked desert's live bombing range. Ben, armed with an array of scientific gadgets, is on a mission to unearth restricted artifacts from what could be the deadliest spot on the planet. 960 1280

  

Bluffdale, UT

Bluffdale, UT

Right outside of Bluffdale, UT, between Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake, the NSA is building a new, massive data center. But why? 960 1280

  

New NSA Data Center

New NSA Data Center

Could the NSA be building this data center to store everyday American citizens’ private information? While its stated purpose is to support the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, its exact mission is classified information. 960 1280

  

NSA Data Center

NSA Data Center

This peek into what the NSA Data Center could look like offers an idea of the massive amounts of information the center could potentially process. 960 1280

  

Former CIA covert operator Mike Baker

Former CIA covert operator Mike Baker

Former CIA covert operator Mike Baker tries to learn more about the super-secret NSA Data Center by heading straight to the nation’s capital. 960 1280

  

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