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Michelle McPhee in Las Vegas

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Taser International

Taser International

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Taser International headquarters

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McHenry County Jail in Illinois

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

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MLK conspiracy investigation

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The boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel

The boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel

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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

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Marfa’s visitors’ center

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FLIR mobile command center

FLIR mobile command center

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Marfa lights viewing area

Marfa lights viewing area

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Area 51
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Area 51

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Area 51

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Alien Research Center

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Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center

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Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

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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

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Former U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack

Former U.S. Air Force Pararescueman Lou Haack

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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

  

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

  

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