America Declassified: Vegas Underground Pictures

From “less lethal” weapons to the city hidden beneath Las Vegas, America Declassified's hand-picked team of investigators dig into the hidden corners of America.

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Area 51
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 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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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

  

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

  

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