America Declassified: Denver Airport, NSA Photos

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Michelle McPhee and journalist Matt O’Brien
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

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

  

Photos

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

  

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

  

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker heads to California’s gold coast to conduct an investigation into the infamous Alcatraz prison break in June of 1962, an escape immortalized by countless books and even a Clint Eastwood feature film. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker interviews the author of Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years, Michael Esslinger, inside the notorious prison. 960 1280

  

Convict Frank Morris' cell

Convict Frank Morris' cell

Convict Frank Morris' cell is where the escape hatch, seen here, was dug out for the jailbreak. 960 1280

  

Alcatraz’s service passageway

Alcatraz’s service passageway

Alcatraz’s service passageway is where the prisoners escaped by climbing the pipes to reach a ceiling vent. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft built to the specs of the inmates’ raft in 1962 in an attempt to reach Angel Island from Alcatraz. Mike is on a mission to find out if this harrowing trip through the icy San Francisco Bay is even possible. 960 1280

  

Cold War-era missile silo

Cold War-era missile silo

In a secret location in the heartland of Kansas, a Cold War-era missile silo has been converted into a 15-story, underground luxury bunker. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

Geoscientist Ben McGee tries to get past the bunker’s security force, which includes hard-core warriors packing fully loaded automatic weapons and commanded by a US military special ops veteran. 960 1280

  

Luxury doomsday bunker

Luxury doomsday bunker

Ben McGee is given a tour of the luxurious underground condo facilities. 960 1280

  

Million-dollar luxury survival condos

Million-dollar luxury survival condos

When armageddon hits, a handful of wealthy individuals will be tucked into these million-dollar luxury survival condos. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

Because the facility is underground, "windows" in each condo are fitted with high-definition TV screens that offer a selection of scenes. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

A glimpse of the bunker’s indoor pool. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

The underground condo community even includes a movie theatre. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

The community is prepared for the worst with a full-stocked grocery store, complete with live fish tanks. But how long could the occupants live happily together in this confined space? 960 1280

  

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