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Some of the world's most incredible engineering projects now lie in ruins. These deserted places are home to extraordinary mysteries and untold secrets, and we revisit them to understand how they were built, and why they were abandoned.They were once some of the most advanced structures and facilities on the planet, standing at the cutting-edge of design and construction. Today they are abandoned, dangerous, some of them even deadly. From uninhabited cities to empty factories, these long-forgotten engineering marvels are scattered around the globe. Science Channel uncovers why some of the world's most advanced architectural achievements were eventually left behind in the all-new series Mysteries of the Abandoned.Each of the six, hour-long episodes of Mysteries of the Abandoned features stories behind engineering wonders, why they were built, and the reasons they were eventually left to crumble. Each story recalls the people who originally designed the structure, their historical significance, and why they were ultimately no longer of use. The premiere episode explores California's Goat Canyon Trestle railway, known as the 'Impossible Railroad,' that required the biggest wooden trestle bridge in the world; Ukraine's Duga, the notorious anti-ballistic missile radar, known as the 'Russian Woodpecker,' that still stands in within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone; and the Grand Goulets Road in the French Alps, an astonishingly narrow and perilous mountain passageway.
The world's strangest ghost towns are home to dark secrets, creepy buildings, and eerie sights, and new discoveries reveal why they were abandoned. The season premiere looks at decaying structures of ten forgotten ghost towns, each with its own unique story to tell and reasons why it was abandoned. Among those visited is Villa Epecuén, a village in Argentina where vacationers from Buenos Aires once flocked to for the salty, therapeutic waters of its lake. When a rare weather disaster in 1985 caused a dam to break, waters rose to 33 feet rendering the village uninhabitable, never to be rebuilt. Thurmond, West Virginia was a prosperous town during the heyday of coal mining in the New River Gorge, but now its buildings stand empty, though some look like they could still be in use. And Bodie, California, which resembles a set straight out of Westworld, was a once-dangerous town that was built on the greed of the gold rush.
On a strange island off the coast of Croatia, the mysterious ruins of a long-abandoned hideout look like they once belonged to a James Bond supervillain, and new discoveries reveal why it was built and why they were abandoned.
The ruins of a once-palatial compound contain the secrets of one of history's most notorious criminals, and new discoveries reveal why this high-security estate was built and why it was abandoned.
Tunnels filled with human bones lie beneath the streets of Paris, and this horrifying engineering marvel points to a dark secret; new discoveries reveal why this grisly underground death maze was built and why it was abandoned.
A ghost town in the American West was once a Gold Rush hotspot and one of the most violent places in America. Today, there are legends of a secret treasure buried in the surrounding hills, and new discoveries might finally reveal its true location.
In Alaska, the ruins of a massive compound point to eerie evidence of an apocalyptic mystery. New discoveries reveal why this strange marvel was built in the snowy wilds of the Last Frontier and why it was abandoned.
A strange complex of tunnels on the grounds of a bizarre mansion were under lock-and-key for a century. Since its rediscovery, some believe its mysterious place is a gate to hell. New discoveries reveal its secret purpose and why it was abandoned.
Near the destroyed city of Pompeii, an eerie complex of underground tunnels snakes beneath a volcano, and some believe these passages were intended as a gateway to hell. New discoveries reveal exactly why they were built and why they were abandoned.
A strange complex of buildings on a remote tropical island was once home to a large seaside community, but today, locals avoid the area and claim that it's haunted. New discoveries reveal why this eerie place was built and why it was abandoned.
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