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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The Jamestown victim
The Jamestown victim

The Jamestown victim

The skull of a young girl was found at the site of Jamestown, the first permanent British settlement in America, and shows that the early settlers may have resorted to cannibalism. 960 1280

  

The facial reconstruction of the Jamestown victim

The facial reconstruction of the Jamestown victim

This facial reconstruction of the Jamestown victim was done by a Brooklyn-based modeling studio in an effort to give her an identity. 960 1280

  

Jamestown settlement

Jamestown settlement

At the original site of Jamestown, a replica house and fort wall endures the winter. 960 1280

  

Senior curator for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project Bly Straube

Senior curator for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project Bly Straube

Senior curator for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project Bly Straube shows former CIA officer Mike Baker the reconstructed skull that was found at Jamestown. She explains how they determined the gender and age of the victim. 960 1280

  

John Wayne’s movie, The Conqueror, was filmed in Snow Valley, UT, just 100 miles from a Nevada nuclear test site. Could this be the reason why 90 members of the film’s cast and crew contracted cancer? 960 1280

  

Mike Baker and geoscientist Ben McGe

Mike Baker and geoscientist Ben McGe

Mike Baker and geoscientist Ben McGee arrive at the modern-day site of the John Wayne movie. 960 1280

  

John Wayne

John Wayne

John Wayne with members of the cast and crew on the set of The Conqueror. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker and Ben McGee

Mike Baker and Ben McGee

Mike Baker and Ben McGee get a sample of the soil in Snow Valley, UT, to see if there are cancer-causing traces of radiation present in the dirt. 960 1280

  

Pensmore Mansion

Pensmore Mansion

The bulletproof, bomb-resistant Pensmore Mansion sits deep within the Ozark Mountains. 960 1280

  

Pensmore Mansion

Pensmore Mansion

Built with special concrete, the expansive Pensmore Mansion is believed to be able to withstand tornado-force winds, earthquakes and explosions. But what is this building’s true purpose? 960 1280

  

A tunnel near Pensmore Mansion

A tunnel near Pensmore Mansion

Natural tunnels in the area surrounding Pensmore like this one add to the conspiracy theory that Illuminati tunnels run beneath the mansion. 960 1280

  

Investigator Michele McPhee
Investigator Michele McPhee

Investigator Michele McPhee

Investigator Michele McPhee visits the Boston waterfront to learn more about the notorious Whitey Bulger, a ruthlessly cunning thug who muscled his way to the top of Boston’s organized crime empire. 960 1280

  

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica, CA

This Santa Monica, CA, apartment building is where Whitey Bulger hid for 16 years in plain sight, until his arrest in 2011. 960 1280

  

Boston

Boston

Whitey Bulger had the city of Boston under his thumb. With friends in high places, Whitey had protection from prosecution in exchange for tips on the Italian mafia and generous gifts of cash. 960 1280

  

Bulger’s apartment

Bulger’s apartment

Veteran crime reporter Michele McPhee gets exclusive access to Bulger’s apartment for an unprecedented look at his secret life. She investigates a rumor that the FBI protected Bulger in Santa Monica, just 7 miles from the Bureau’s LA offices. 960 1280

  

Centralia, PA

Centralia, PA

The once vibrant town of Centralia, PA, has vanished -- the victim of a simple but horrific mistake. 960 1280

  

Centralia, PA

Centralia, PA

In May of 1962, Centralia officials ordered the routine burning of the town’s garbage. Smoldering embers from the ill-fated garbage fire fell into one of the coal-mining town’s abandoned tunnels, igniting the remaining coal inside. 960 1280

  

Ben McGee and Jennifer Elick

Ben McGee and Jennifer Elick

Ben McGee and Jennifer Elick send a probe into the still-burning tunnels to measure the temperature and oxygen level. 960 1280

  

Centralia, PA

Centralia, PA

Ben stands below the flying drone he sends over Centralia to photograph the area with an infrared camera. 960 1280

  

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Investigator and former CIA Officer Mike Baker and retired construction worker Wally Wallington attempt to move a stone as part of their investigation of one of America’s most enigmatic architectural monuments … the Coral Castle in Homestead, FL. 960 1280

  

Homestead, FL

Homestead, FL

Mike and Wally walk to an arch made of coral stone during their investigation of the Coral Castle, which is reportedly the work of one man: Ed Leedskalnin. But how could he have built it all himself? 960 1280

  

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Tourists visit the Coral Castle’s courtyard. Built from more than a thousand tons of stone, the castle includes stone blocks that dwarf anything at Stonehenge. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Mike tries his hand at chiseling coral stone himself. 960 1280

  

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Investigator Michele McPhee

Investigator Michele McPhee

Investigator Michele McPhee visits the Boston waterfront to learn more about the notorious Whitey Bulger, a ruthlessly cunning thug who muscled his way to the top of Boston’s organized crime empire. 960 1280

  

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica, CA

This Santa Monica, CA, apartment building is where Whitey Bulger hid for 16 years in plain sight, until his arrest in 2011. 960 1280

  

Boston

Boston

Whitey Bulger had the city of Boston under his thumb. With friends in high places, Whitey had protection from prosecution in exchange for tips on the Italian mafia and generous gifts of cash. 960 1280

  

Bulger’s apartment

Bulger’s apartment

Veteran crime reporter Michele McPhee gets exclusive access to Bulger’s apartment for an unprecedented look at his secret life. She investigates a rumor that the FBI protected Bulger in Santa Monica, just 7 miles from the Bureau’s LA offices. 960 1280

  

Centralia, PA

Centralia, PA

The once vibrant town of Centralia, PA, has vanished -- the victim of a simple but horrific mistake. 960 1280

  

Centralia, PA

Centralia, PA

In May of 1962, Centralia officials ordered the routine burning of the town’s garbage. Smoldering embers from the ill-fated garbage fire fell into one of the coal-mining town’s abandoned tunnels, igniting the remaining coal inside. 960 1280

  

Ben McGee and Jennifer Elick

Ben McGee and Jennifer Elick

Ben McGee and Jennifer Elick send a probe into the still-burning tunnels to measure the temperature and oxygen level. 960 1280

  

Centralia, PA

Centralia, PA

Ben stands below the flying drone he sends over Centralia to photograph the area with an infrared camera. 960 1280

  

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Investigator and former CIA Officer Mike Baker and retired construction worker Wally Wallington attempt to move a stone as part of their investigation of one of America’s most enigmatic architectural monuments … the Coral Castle in Homestead, FL. 960 1280

  

Homestead, FL

Homestead, FL

Mike and Wally walk to an arch made of coral stone during their investigation of the Coral Castle, which is reportedly the work of one man: Ed Leedskalnin. But how could he have built it all himself? 960 1280

  

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Coral Castle in Homestead, FL

Tourists visit the Coral Castle’s courtyard. Built from more than a thousand tons of stone, the castle includes stone blocks that dwarf anything at Stonehenge. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Mike tries his hand at chiseling coral stone himself. 960 1280

  

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

  

Area 51

Area 51

Recently declassified US government documents finally admit the existence of one of the most secretive and mysterious places in America: Area 51. 960 1280

  

Area 51

Area 51

Kari Byron meets the Patriots Jet Team’s pilot Randy Howell, who puts on an airshow to demonstrate some of extreme maneuvers such as the “tail slide” and “knife-edge pass” to see if these maneuvers can make the airplanes look like an alien spacecraft. 960 1280

  

Area 51

Area 51

Kari travels down Nevada's Highway 375 known as “Extraterrestrial Highway” to Area 51. 960 1280

  

Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center

This “Alien Research Center” on the Extraterrestrial Highway offers souvenirs for alien enthusiasts brave enough to venture inside. 960 1280

  

Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center

A view of the alien wares available at the Alien Research Center. 960 1280

  

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Former CIA officer Mike Baker stands in front of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office in California. Mendocino County is one of the 3 counties that make up the notorious Emerald Triangle, where more marijuana is grown outdoors than anywhere else in the world. 960 1280

  

Sheriff Tom Allman and Mike Baker

Sheriff Tom Allman and Mike Baker

Sheriff Tom Allman gives Mike rare access to an evidence storage site where hundreds of pounds of marijuana are stored before being destroyed. 960 1280

  

Marijuana Farm

Marijuana Farm

Mike gains special access to a legal marijuana grow site where he sees massive plants and sees how they are harvested and processed. 960 1280

  

Former U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack

Former U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack

Former US Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack investigates the domestic use of drones, asking if America’s laws are lagging behind the advances in drone technology and drone use. 960 1280

  

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

A drone at the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle University in Phoenix, AZ, is equipped with an HD video camera. 960 1280